FK Krajina Cazin

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Krajina Cazin
Club crest
Full name Fudbalski Klub Krajina Cazin
Founded 1932; 82 years ago (1932)
Ground Gradski Stadion[1]
Cazin
Ground Capacity 6,000[1]
Manager Arif Ružnić
League Second League FBiH (III)
2012–13 First League FBiH, 15th (relegated)

Fudbalski Klub Krajina Cazin (English: Krajina Cazin Football Club), commonly referred to as FK Krajina Cazin or simply Krajina Cazin, is a Bosnian football club based in Cazin. They currently play in the Second League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (West), one of six divisions at the third tier, and in the Bosnian Cup.[2] They last competed in the Bosnian Premier League in the 2000–01 season.[3]

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FK Krajina Cazin was founded in 1932, and competed in the lower regional and amateur leagues in Yugoslavia until the independence of Bosnia and Hercegovina. In 1993, the club joined the First League of Herzeg-Bosnia, which was the top league for clubs with a connection to Croat ethnicity. In the 2000–01 season, the club participated in the inaugural Bosnian Premier League season, which also included clubs of Bosniak ethnicity.[3][4] Krajina performed poorly in this season, finishing second bottom with just three wins in 42 fixtures with 149 goals conceded. They also suffered the highest defeat in the league's history, as of summer 2011, which was an 11–0 loss to Brotnjo Citluk.[5]

In the 2000s (decade), the club has mainly competed in the First League of FBiH. This is one of two second tier divisions, for clubs of Croat and Bosniak ethnicity; Serbian clubs instead compete in the First League of the Republika Srpska. In both the 2006–07 and 2008–09 seasons, the club finished third bottom and were relegated to the Second League of FBiH - North, but in both case returned to the First League of FBiH the following season.[6][7]

In recent seasons they have come close to gaining promotion to the Premier League for a second time. In the 2010–11 season they finished the First League of FBiH campaign in third place, nine points behind champions NK GOŠK Gabela.[8]

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