RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko

Founded in 1947, RK Celje are Slovenia’s most successful team, with 22 national league titles, 18 national cups and an EHF Champions League crown (in 2004) under their belts. Last season, Branko Tamše’s men claimed the Slovenian Championship for the seventh year in a row, ahead of RD Ribnica.

The club enjoys a local rivalry with Gorenje Velenje, and their most recent match was their 111th meeting. Celje have traditionally dominated the derby, boasting 81 victories and suffering just 25 defeats. Regulars on the European stage, they recently clinched a place in the Champions League for the 24th successive year.

RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko

More on RK Celje below

Previous encounters

Paris SG - Celje Pivovarna

Last season in Champions League, the Red and Blue have defeated Celje 33 - 21. On the return match in Slovenia, the Parisians have defeated them 36 - 32. Both encounters have been marked by the exceptional performance of goalkeeper Rodrigo Corrales.

The June 27th draw brought them back together within Group A, with FC Barcelona, Aalborg, Pick Szeged, RK Zagreb, Elverum and Flensburg.

This Sunday, October, 13, RK Celje was traveling to Coubertin to play against Paris. The Parisians have defeated them once again in Slovenia 33 - 29, with a great performance from Kamil Syprzak.

Did you know?

Since its establishment in 1946, the club’s traditional and iconic colours have been blue and yellow. However, this year, a third, pink-coloured strip made an appearance, particularly for Champions League games. While the choice of colour may seem surprising, the jersey is actually a nod towards the Celje’s commendable promotion of and support for the charitable organization Europa Donna, which works towards raising awareness of breast cancer.

Player to watch

Josip Sarac
Left back

Born on February 24th, 1998, in Ljubuski, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Josip Sarac is a left-back player for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko. A talented young player with Croatian nationality, he came through this season in the Champions League, establishing himself as one of the fundamental elements of Celje's attack. On November 14th, 2019, he scored ten goals against Croatian side HC Zagreb. In the 2018-19 season, he won the Slovenian league title with his club.

Photo of RK Celje Pivovarna against Paris Saint-Germain

February 9th, 2020 - Dvorana Zlatorog
Discover Celje official squad against Paris Saint-Germain in EHF Champions League !
Kodrin, Sarac, Makuc, Razgor, Groselj, Novak, Horzen, Silva da Borges, Ferlin, Leban, Zabic, Vujovic, Cokan, Cvetko

Zlatorog Arena

Celje have played their domestic and European fixtures at the Zlatorog Arena since its official opening in 2003. During 2003/2004, their first season performing in the arena, “The Brewers” made history by conquering the Champions League for the first and thus far only time.


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The Zlatorog Arena can be found in the northern part of the town, within a sporting complex that also included NK Celje’s football stadium, Stadion Z'dežele. A number of car parks are available in the vicinity of the centre.

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