Krim Ljubljana is the eighth team of the Group A, entering 26th straight Champions League season after winning their 25th domestic title in Slovenia. Headcoach Uros Bregar is still in charge, starting his fifth season in the position. They have reached the Main Round in the last four seasons, this their main goal this season also.
Krim have changed their roster for the new season, as three of their most important players in the Champions League 2019/20 have left. Alja Varagic (62 goals) is pregnant, Nina Zulic (54 goals) left the club and Polona Baric (33 goals) retired. Bregar’s team has been reinforced with seven newcomers.
Last season, Krim played most of their matches in Kodeljevo Hall. After some years there, they will change their home court this season, and will return to the famous Arena Stozice.
Newcomers: Maja Svetik (ZRK Ajdovscina), Samara Da Silva Viera (SCM Ramnicu Valcea), Oceane Sercien-Ugolin (Paris 92), Jovana Risovic (Podravka Vegeta), Matea Pletikosic (Buducnost), Branka Konatar (Buducnost), Anna Dobric (RK Zelene Doline)
Left the club: Polona Baric (retirement), Tamara Mavsar (retirement), Alja Varagic (maternity leave), Nina Zulic (Kastamonu), Iza Bon Brzin (Celje), Tjasa Polajnar Vesligaj, Mariana Rebicova, Yuliia Snopova, Antonia Mamić, Nives Klobucar (FSV Mainz 05)
Krim will host Vipers in the first round of the groups.