OFK Kikinda

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OFK Kikinda
Logo of FK Kikinda
Full name Football Club Kikinda
Nickname(s) Vukovi (The Wolves)
Founded 8 August 1909 (104 years ago)
Ground

City Stadium Kikinda

Kikinda, Serbia
Ground Capacity 7,500
Chairman Dragan Žilić
Manager Jevto Jarčević
League Banat Zone League
2014-15 Banat Zone League, 7th.
Website Club home page
Current season

Fudbalski klub Kikinda (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Кикинда) is a football club from Kikinda, Serbia. It is one of the oldest clubs in Serbia. The club currently competes in Serbia's fourth division the Vojvodina League East.

History[edit]

Since 1886, gymnastic classes in the highschool Solajter, introduced English football, with some other games. Janos Jako, Károly Juhász and especially Geza Kalman, were responsible for the popularity of the new game by 1903. It becomes the favorite entertainment for the afternoons between college students. All these were good conditions for a successful start and development of football at the first sports society created in the city in 1909 and named NAC (Nagykikindai AC). As until 1918 the city was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the club competed until then in the Hungarian league system.[1] From the very beginning, the football section was quite successful and NAC plays as equal against already reputated clubs in Hungary, and the junior football team was probably by that time the best in Serbia. In the period prior to 1914 our city was host to many famous football clubs, among which are emphasized: TAC from Timisoara, SAK from Szeged, HAŠK from Zagreb, Velika Srbija from Belgrade, ATE from Arad, etc. The matches against this well-known teams, especially the visits from Belgrade, significantly contributed to the promotion of football in Kikinda and the Banat region.

The period between the First and Second World War, with the club now competing in the Yugoslav league system, is abundant in many football events. The following important football clubs also emerge: KAC (1918–1919), Srbija (August 31, 1919 – March 20, 1932) and Sloga (1932–1941). Together with NAK, these clubs were the forerunners of today's OFK Kikinda. In addition to them, other clubs also are created: VSK Kosovo (1920–1941), SD Radnički (1926–1933), SD Rapid, which is in fact succeeded SD Radnički (1933–1941), FK Trgovačka omladina (1926–1930), TSK Slaven (20/06/1930-20/03/1932), SK ŽAK (1931–1941) and FK Banacija (1925–1933), however, the last club was not officially registered. In fact, by the 1930s, our city had even six registered clubs, more than ever in its history. Beside the mentioned, football in the local high schools was very active, and from 1926 there is one youth team worth mentioning, GLK Sloga.

All this potential made that the clubs from the city archive many success, and most of them regularely played in the First and Second League's of Banat (second national tier divided by regions). Before the league pause during World War II, the most successful clubs were AK Serbia, VSK Kosovo, AK Sloga and SK ŽAK. All the best footballers were not concentrated in one club, but in several, and the ones usually considered the best are: Franja Bošnjak, Arnold Kemelj, Pavle Dajc, Franja Bucko and Bela Sendi in the period prior to 1914, Radoci, Somodji and Komolosi in the period from 1920 to 1929, Petar Lisul, Franja Jakab and Petar Sandić in the period from 1929 to 1934, and Miloš Ostojin, Petar Cvetković, Petar Živić and Božidar Sandić in the period between 1935 and 1941.[2]

Name changes through history[edit]

  • 1909-1919 : club founded under the name of NAC or Nagykikindai AC
  • 1919-1932 : renamed to SK Srbija
  • 1932-1945 : renamed again to SK Sloga Kikinda
  • 1945-1970 : renamed to 6. Oktobar
  • 1970-  : Current name OFK Kikinda

1976-1991 Yugoslav Second League and Yugoslav Third League[edit]

Three decades after the Second World War, the club was still competing in the lower leagues, that in 1976 year, winning the league made the Vojvodina was the greatest success for the first time found themselves in the second division of the SFR Yugoslavia. From then until the collapse of the country, FK Kikinda is a permanent member of the Second Division, with the exception of season 1980/81 when they briefly returned to the third level of the competition. During this period the club recorded several remarkable results such as third place in Group West Second League 1976/77 and 1977/78 and fourth in the second division of SFRY unique in the seasons 1988/89 and 1990/91.in 1980 the FK Kikinda reaches semi-finals of the Yugoslav Cup.

1992-1997 Serbian SuperLiga and Serbian First League[edit]

In the summer in 1992. year to create the League of the FRY and FK Kikinda, as one of the seven best ranked teams from the second division last season,they got the chance to take part in the first edition of the elite league called Serbian SuperLiga.In Season 1992/93. ends at 14 place of 19 clubs. The following season, 1993 / 94th, the final table takes 17 and place in the play-off for survival turns of FK Loznice.In 1994-95 Kikinda taken 2 place in Second League of FR Yugoslavia .The 1996 / 97th OFK Kikinda league club again, more accurately, competes in the first league and B takes 9 place. The barrage of survival lost in two matches of the Radnicki from Kragujevac total score was 2:4.

Dimitrije Injac ex-player of OFK Kikinda

OFK Kikinda in Serbian SuperLiga (First League of FR Yugoslavia)

OFK Kikinda in Serbian First League (Second League of FR Yugoslavia)

season rank league position GA W D L GF GA GE Points CUP
1992/93. 1 First League of FR Yugoslavia 14 36 11 9 16 39 58 19 31 '
1993/94. 1 First League of FR Yugoslavia 17 18 4 7 7 16 26 10 15 '
1994/95. 2 Second League of FR Yugoslavia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 '
1995/96. 1 First League of FR Yugoslavia '
1996/97. 1 First League of FR Yugoslavia 9 33 8 7 18 16 41 25 31 '

1998-2008 Serbian First League, Serbian League Vojvodina and Vojvodina League East[edit]

Club records diminishing returns. In the season 1999 / 00th occupies the last position in the second division North and turns in the Serbian League - Vojvodina group. After a decade of balancing between the third and fourth level of the competition, the club ends on the last place Serbian League Vojvodina.

OFK Kikinda in Serbian First League (Second League of FR Yugoslavia)

season rank league position GA W D L GF GA GE Points CUP
1999/00. 2 Second League of FR Yugoslavia 17 34 5 7 22 28 65 -37 22 '

2008-2012 Serbian League Vojvodina[edit]

Season 2008-2009 kikinda returned to the Serbian League Vojvodina and in that year they finished 8th in the league. In 2009-2010 it was ranked 12th place in the league.2010-2011 kikinda finish at 11 place..the last year in the Serbian Vojvodina league was 2011-2012 season, in that year kikinda has finished in the last place.

OFK Kikinda in Serbian League Vojvodina

season rank league position GA W D L GF GA GE Points CUP
2008/09. 3 Serbian League Vojvodina 8 30 11 8 11 52 41 +11 42 Not qualified
2009/10. 3 Serbian League Vojvodina 12 30 10 7 13 38 51 -13 37 Not qualified
2010/11. 3 Serbian League Vojvodina 11 30 8 10 12 34 53 -19 34 Not qualified
2011/12. 3 Serbian League Vojvodina 15 28 6 4 18 24 52 -28 22 Not qualified

2012- Vojvodina League East and Banat Zone League[edit]

Dragan Žilić became a new Chairman of FK Kikinda. In first season of Vojvodina League East, Kikinda finished at the 7th place.

OFK Kikinda in Vojvodina League East and Banat Zone League

season rank league position GA W D L GF GA GE Points CUP
2012/13. 4 Vojvodina League East 7 30 11 8 11 43 35 +8 41 Not qualified
2013/14. 4 Vojvodina League East 13 28 9 6 13 33 49 -16 33 Not qualified
2014/15. 4 Banat Zone League 7 15 6 5 4 15 17 -2 23 Not qualified

Honours[edit]

Second League of FR Yugoslavia
Yugoslav Second League-West Division
Vojvodina League East

Current squad[edit]

Referring to 2010-11 season. Last updated November 2010. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Serbia GK Đorđe Atlagić
Serbia GK Ivan Ivković
Serbia GK Martin Magda
Serbia GK Ilija Hajrović
Serbia DF Danijel Mesaroš
Serbia DF Goran Beleuc
Serbia DF Žarko Đokić
Serbia DF Dušan Marjanović
Serbia DF Dario Krdžalin
Serbia DF Nenad Milićev
Serbia DF Marko Bodrožić
Serbia DF Nikola Babić
Serbia DF Vukan Vukomanović
Serbia MF Vladimir Bunić
Serbia MF Jovica Kovrlija
No. Position Player
Serbia MF Radovan Ilić
Serbia MF Luka Cvijan
Serbia MF Zoran Karanović (left January 2010)
Serbia MF Miloš Oljača (left January 2010)
Serbia MF Marko Protić (left January 2010)
Serbia MF Milan Ćeran
Serbia MF Nikola Utrzen
Serbia MF Dragan Vlajić
Serbia MF Stefan Kresoja
Serbia FW Branislav Rosić
Serbia FW Nenad Građin
Serbia FW Petar Cvijanović

Club management[edit]

As of 8 March 2013

Current management
  • President: Serbia Dragan Žilić
  • Vice-president:
  • General secretary::
  • Stadium director:

Technical staff[edit]

As of 4 March 2013

Current technical staff
  • Manager: Serbia Jevto Jarčević
  • Assistant Manager/Coach:
  • Goalkeeping Coach:
  • Physiotherapist:

1979–80 Yugoslav Cup[edit]

Greatest success of the club is playing in the semi finals of the Yugoslav Cup. In the first round they beat the Croatian club NK Slaven Belupo 3-1 .The match was played at the stadium Kikinde in the Second round they also played Croatian club NK Osijek, and the game played at Kikinda stadium.the result was 1-0 for host Quarter finals was also played at the Kikinda stadium.FK Kikinda win against the Bosnian club FK Leotar the score was 1-0 Semi finals was played at the Stadion Maksimir against the Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb, Dinamo won the match 3-1.


First round

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 OFK Kikinda 3–1 Slaven Belupo

Second round

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 OFK Kikinda 1–0 Osijek

Quarter-finals

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 OFK Kikinda 3–0 FK Leotar

Semi-finals

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Dinamo Zagreb 3–1 OFK Kikinda

Supporters[edit]

Kikinda supporters call themselves Vukovi (The Wolves).

Rivalries[edit]

Main rival of FK Kikinda is another town club FK ŽAK Kikinda (Željezničar) which was founded in 1931. ŽAK plays in Serbian sixth level in the Municipal League Kikinda - Novi Bečej, and play their games in the ŽAK stadium with a capacity of 2.000. ŽAK fans are called yellow ants.

Stadium[edit]

City Stadium Kikinda (Gradski stadion), built in 1922, is located right next to the sports center Jezero and Town Park. Its capacity around 7,500 spectators. Next to the stadium is the training ground of OFK Kikinda.

Notable former managers[edit]

Milutin Šoškić Most known OFK Kikinda head coach

Notable former players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nagykikindai AC at magyarfutball.hu (Hungarian)
  2. ^ "Serbia and Montenegro - List of Foundation Dates". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2008-05-27.