Fenerbahçe Safiport Women’s Basketball Team has agreed with Serbian coach Marina Maljkovic for the position of Head Coach.
Our agreement with Marina Maljkovic, who will be the head of our team for the remainder of the 2021-22 season, has been signed for 1+1 years.
We wish the agreement to be beneficial for our Club and Marina Maljkovic, one of the important names of European basketball; We wish our coach to have seasons full of victories with our Fenerbahce.
Fenerbahçe Sports Club
Who is Marina Maljkovic?
Marina Maljkovic was born on September 26, 1981 in Belgrade, the daughter of Serbian coach Bozidar Maljkovic, who won four Euroleague titles during his career.
Maljkovic started assistant coaching at the French club Abeilles de Rueil at the age of 16, while he was also a player of that team. In 2002, she became the Head Coach of KK Usce, one of the Serbian Women’s Basketball 3rd League teams, and within two years she promoted her team to the 1st league. Maljkovic, who coached ZKK Hemofarm, one of the Serbian Women’s Basketball 1st League teams in 2007-09, won 2 Serbian Leagues and 2 Serbian Cups at the end of two years.
Continuing his career at ZKK Partizan, Maljkovic spent 4 years there and won 4 Serbian League Championships, 2 Serbian Cups and 2 Women’s Adriatic Basketball Leagues in a row.
Maljkovic was named “Coach of the Year” in Serbia in all his years of league title. After her career in Serbia, she signed with Union Lyon Basket Feminin, one of the important women’s basketball teams of France, in 2013 and served there for 3 seasons.
Marina Maljkovic’s career in the national team, as well as her club career, is full of significant achievements. In 2015, Maljkovic beat France 76-68 in the final of the European Basketball Championship, which was held in partnership with Romania and Hungary, and was the leader of Serbia, which reached the first European Championship in its history.
Maljkovic, who came third in the 2016 Rio Olympics, also won the EuroCup Women’s championship. She won the bronze medal at the European Championship in 2019 with the Serbian National Team. She won the gold medal once again at the European Championships hosted by Spain and France in 2021. Marina Maljkovic was last in charge of Denso Iris, one of the Japanese league teams.