FK Lovćen

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FK Lovćen Cetinje
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Full name Fudbalski klub Lovćen Cetinje
Nickname(s) Orlovi (Eagles), Crveni (Reds)
Founded 1913; 102 years ago (1913)
Ground Stadion Obilića Poljana
Cetinje,
Montenegro
Ground Capacity 2.000
Manager Radovan Kavaja
League First League
2013–14 2nd
Website Club home page
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FK Lovćen is a football club based in Old Royal Capital Cetinje, Montenegro. It was founded on 20 June 1913. It was named after Mount Lovćen near Cetinje. Lovćen is the oldest football club in Montenegro and one of the oldest in the Southeastern Europe.

Today, Lovćen is permanent member of Montenegrin First League and one of the most successful clubs in domestic competitions. Lovćen won the Montenegrin Cup 2014.

History[edit]

Early days (1913 - 1941)[edit]

As the oldest Montenegrin football club, Lovćen participated in first national competitions at 1910's and 1920s. Until the World War II, Lovćen won five Montenegrin championships (1927, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1935) and seven City Championships of Cetinje. During that era, Lovćen have strong rivals in another club from Cetinje - SK Crnogorac, and in two clubs from Podgorica - FK Budućnost and GSK Balšić. That four teams were the best football clubs in Montenegro before WWII.

For supporting prohibited Workers' party, FK Lovćen is prohibited during the 1937, same as FK Budućnost. The club was renewed in 1944, and in 1945. Lovćen played first matches after the restructuring. At that year, in Cetinje, Lovćen and Budućnost played first Montenegrin clubs' match after WWII. Budućnost won - 4:2.

SFRY era (1945 - 1992)[edit]

With FK Budućnost (Podgorica), FK Sutjeska (Nikšić) and FK Arsenal (Tivat), Lovćen was member of first Montenegrin football championship after War, and last one until the independence of Montenegro (2006). It was season 1946, when "Lovćen" was second on the table, after champion - Budućnost.

After that, in summer 1946, Lovćen played qualifications for First league of SFR Yugoslavia, but didn't succeed. In the first leg, Lovćen won against Makedonija Skopje (3:0), and in the second they eliminated Borac Banja Luka (5:1, 5:1). In the final of qualifiers for the First League, Lovćen lost against Metalac Beograd (0:2, 2:6).

Another chance to get promotion to the First League, Lovćen get as a champion of Second league - group 'B' at 1956. In the first leg, Lovćen eliminated Zenica (2:1, 0:0) and participated in the play-off group. During the group matches, club from Cetinje played against Vardar Skopje (1:2, 0:2), Lokomotiva Zagreb (4:1, 1:6) and Borovo (2:1, 1:0). After the six group matches Lovćen failed to get promotion, with one point below the First League zone.

In their third and last play-off for the First League in the SFR Yugoslavia, at the 1957, Lovćen was eliminated in the first qualifying leg against Željezničar Sarajevo (0:0, 0:2).

One more big success of Lovćen was in 1947, by winning the U21 Championship title of Yugoslavia.

Until the collapse of Yugoslavia, Lovćen usually participated in Yugoslav Second League. Montenegrins oldest club played 552 games in that competition. Best performance in a unite Yugoslav Second division was achieved in the 1954/55 season, when together with seven wins, two draws and nine defeats secured sixth place in the standings. The most successful season, however, is 1968/69 - Lovćen won fourth place with a score of 12-11-7. After Budućnost and Sutjeska, Lovćen was most successful Montenegrin club at that time.

FRY / SCG era (1992 - 2006)[edit]

In the federal state of Serbia and Montenegro (first named as FR Yugoslavia, and after Federation of Serbia and Montenegro), Lovćen played in second and third league. The best results, Lovćen made during the season 1998/99, when they finished Second league at the eight of 18 table places. For the few seasons, club was the winner of Montenegrin Republic Cup.

During the last days of Serbia and Montenegro Federation, Lovćen was relegated in the Third League (Montenegrin Republic League) and in its last seasons (2004/05, 2005/06) they made the weakest appearances during the newest history.

Independent Montenegro (2006 - today)[edit]

After the independence of Montenegro, Lovćen participated in the first season of Montenegrin Second League. Lovćen finished first in season 2006/2007 of Second League, and was directly promoted to Montenegrin First League.

First match in the First League, Lovćen played at 11 August 2007. against OFK Petrovac in Cetinje - 2:2, with attendance od 2,000 supporters. In 2009, for the first time since the independence, Lovćen appeared in the final Cup of Montenegro, when they lost game against OFK Petrovac. Before that match, in semifinals, Lovćen eliminated FK Budućnost.

Greatest success in the First League, Lovćen made during the season 2013/14. After the first half-season, club from Cetinje finished third. During the spring-season, club made historical row of 11 matches without a lose (7 consecutive wins). Lovćen finished season at the second place, which was the best ever result in the club's history.

At the same season, on the 21st May 2014, for the first time in club's history, Lovćen won the trophy of Montenegrin Cup winner. During the Montenegrin Cup 2014, Lovćen eliminated Zora (1:0), Crvena stijena (8:0, 1:2), Zeta (1:0, 1:2) and Petrovac (3:0, 0:0). In the finals, Lovćen won the game against Mladost, so the club from Cetinje won their first national trophy in history.

With that successes, for the first time in the club's history, Lovćen qualified for the European Cups.

Lovćen in European competitions[edit]

For the first time in the history, Lovćen gained a participation in the European competitions after the season 2013/14. As a Montenegrin Cup winner and the runner-up in the Montenegrin First League, Lovćen debuted in Europa League 2014/15.

During their first appearance in European competition, Lovćen was eliminated by Željezničar Sarajevo. After the draw in the first match in Sarajevo (0:0), Lovćen loses 0:1 at the game which is played on the Petrovac Stadium.

Matches[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Agg.
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Bosnia and Herzegovina Željezničar Sarajevo 0–1 0–0 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
Notes
  • 1Q: First qualifying round

Honours and achievements[edit]

  • Montenegrin Championship – 5
    • winners (5): 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1935
    • runner-up (3):1933, 1934, 1946

League and Cup results (1946-2014)[edit]

Score by seasons[edit]

Most of their seasons, Lovćen spent in second and third football level in SFR Yugoslavia and, after that, in FR Yugoslavia. During the 21st century, after the Montenegrin independence, club made their first appearances in the First League.

Country Season League Position G W D L GD Note
Socialist Republic of Montenegro
1946 Montenegrin League
2.
6
4
1
1
22:9
FLQ - vs. Makedonija 3:0, Borac BL 5:1, 5:1, Metalac BG 0:2, 2:6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1946/47 Second League
3.
8
4
1
3
21:13
U21 Champions of SFR Yugoslavia
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1947/48 Third League
2.
7
4
2
1
12:7
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1948/49 Third League
2.
6
3
2
1
11:5
SLQ - vs.Šibenik 0:1, 0:1, Borac BL 2:4, 0:3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1949/50 Third League
7.
14
5
1
8
19:28
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1950/51 Third League
4.
18
10
4
4
42:25
CUP: vs. Velež 1:5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1951/52 Third League
4.
6
3
1
2
15:9
CUP: vs. Budućnost 2:0, Velež 1:8
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1952/53 Third League
2.
14
9
3
2
54:13
SLQ - vs. Napredak 1:0, 1:1, Mačva 0:2, 0:2, Rabotnik 2:0, 3:2; CUP: vs. Srem 2:0, Partizan 0:3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1953/54 Second League
7.
18
5
7
6
25:28
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1954/55 Second League
6.
18
7
2
9
37:31
CUP: vs. Spartak 0:4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1955/56 Second League
1.
17
13
1
3
43:12
FLQ - vs. Zenica 2:1, 0:0, Vardar 1:2, 0:2, Lokomotiva 4:1, 1:6, Borovo 2:1, 1:0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1956/57 Second League
1.
18
14
2
2
55:16
FLQ - vs. Željezničar 0:0, 0:2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1957/58 Second League
2.
18
13
1
4
49:20
SLQ - vs. Trepča 3:0, 4:1, Sloboda 3:0, 0:2, Sloga 3:2, 2:2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1958/59 Second League
12.
22
4
1
17
20:61
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1959/60 Third League
1.
14
13
1
0
56:10
SLQ - vs. Pelister 2:0, 3:3, Rudar KM 1:2, 0:6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1960/61 Third League
2.
5
3
1
1
15:7
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1961/62 Third League
4.
16
8
4
4
41:18
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1962/63 Third League
1.
18
10
5
3
36:15
SLQ - vs. Pobeda 1:1, 0:1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1963/64 Third League
2.
18
12
4
2
43:12
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1964/65 Third League
1.
18
14
3
1
42:9
SLQ - vs. Teteks 2:0, 2:2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1965/66 Second League
14.
34
11
8
15
42:66
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1966/67 Second League
13.
34
11
11
12
29:38
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1967/68 Second League
8.
34
14
6
14
41:47
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1968/69 Second League
4.
30
12
11
7
35:21
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1969/70 Second League
6.
30
10
9
11
33:33
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1970/71 Second League
6.
30
12
6
12
42:37
CUP: vs. Dinamo 1:2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1971/72 Second League
6.
34
12
12
10
31:28
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1972/73 Second League
9.
34
12
9
13
48:42
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1973/74 Third League
1.
30
25
2
3
87:18
CUP: vs. Maribor 0:4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1974/75 Second League
11.
34
14
5
15
50:45
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1975/76 Second League
11.
34
13
7
14
44:45
CUP: vs. Proleter 2:1, Šumadija 2:5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1976/77 Second League
9.
34
14
8
12
35:40
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1977/78 Second League
18.
34
12
3
19
26:59
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1978/79 Third League
3.
26
12
5
9
42:24
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1979/80 Third League
1.
26
16
7
3
59:22
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1980/81 Second League
14.
30
10
8
12
28:32
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1981/82 Third League
1.
26
15
5
6
48:21
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1982/83 Second League
18.
34
6
8
20
24:54
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1983/84 Third League
6.
30
12
7
11
43:29
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1984/85 Third League
1.
30
17
7
6
62:26
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1985/86 Second League
17.
34
8
9
17
34:63
CUP: vs. Partizan 0:4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1986/87 Third League
7.
26
6
11
9
21:29
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1987/88 Third League
3.
30
19
7
4
71:25
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1988/89 Third League
17.
34
12
6
16
55:62
CUP: vs. Partizan 0:1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1989/90 Fourth League
1.
32
21
5
6
74:32
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1990/91 Third League
16.
34
14
3
16
36:50
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1991/92 Third League
9.
33
13
9
11
38:47
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1992/93 Third League
1.
26
18
4
4
56:26
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1993/94 Second League
10.
36
10
3
23
37:67
CUP: vs. Bečej 0:3 (DNP)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1994/95 Third League
4.
34
18
10
6
78:31
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1995/96 Third League
9.
34
13
9
12
62:59
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1996/97 Third League
3.
30
17
8
5
47:17
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1997/98 Third League
2.
30
21
6
3
59:19
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1998/99 Second League
8.
21
10
2
9
27:31
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1999–00 Second League
15.
34
9
10
15
34:48
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
2000–01 Second League
8.
33
9
7
17
42:63
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
2001–02 Second League
9.
33
10
8
15
29:45
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
2002–03 Second League
10.
33
9
10
14
43:45
CUP: vs. Sartid 1:3
Serbia and Montenegro
2003–04 Third League
2.
30
19
7
4
62:17
Serbia and Montenegro
2004/05 Third League
11.
33
11
7
15
35:43
Serbia and Montenegro
2005/06 Third League
8.
33
12
5
16
37:41
Montenegro
2006/07 Second League
1.
33
21
6
6
50:21
CUP: vs. Zeta 1:2
Montenegro
2007/08 First League
6.
33
11
10
12
28:30
CUP: vs. Zabjelo 4:2 (pen), Petrovac 3:1, 0:2
Montenegro
2008/09 First League
8.
33
10
10
13
25:25
CUP: vs. Berane 7:6 (pen), Jezero 2:0, 1:1, Sutjeska 4:3 (pen) - 1:0, 0:1, Budućnost 0:1, 2:1, final vs. Petrovac 0:1
Montenegro
2009/10 First League
6.
33
15
7
11
32:37
CUP: vs. Budućnost 0:2, 0:2
Montenegro
2010/11 First League
8.
33
9
10
14
29:36
CUP: vs. Bokelj 0:2
Montenegro
2011/12 First League
6.
33
10
10
13
34:42
CUP: vs. Drezga 3:1, Čelik 0:1, 0:1
Montenegro
2012/13 First League
9.
33
11
4
18
38:51
CUP: vs. Jezero 2:0, Igalo 5:0, 1:1, Čelik 1:1, 0:2
Montenegro
2013/14 First League
2.
33
17
8
8
52:31
CUP: vs. Zora 1:0, Crvena stijena 8:0, 1:2, Zeta 1:0, 1:2, Petrovac 3:0, 0:0, final vs. Mladost 1:0
Montenegro
2014/15 First League
5.
17
8
1
8
24:19
UEFA Europa League: vs. Željezničar /BIH/ 0:1, 0:0. CUP: vs. Rudar 0:0, 0:1, Petrovac 1:1, 0:1

FLQ - First League Qualifiers; SLQ - Second League Qualifiers

Score by competition levels[edit]

Most matches, Lovćen played in the third tier of domestic football competitions and in the Second League. In the last period, club became permanent member of the First League.

During the history, Lovćen played one season in the fourth competing level. In their first season after the WW-II, Lovćen played in the Montenegrin League.

Except that, club for Cetinje often played play-off matches for placement to the First or Second Yugoslav League.

Competition Seasons Matches W D L GD
European Cups
1
2
0
1
1
0:1
First League
8
248
91
60
97
262:271
Second League
29
836
309
183
344
1054:1159
Third League
31
719
384
156
179
1384:764
Fourth League
1
32
21
5
6
74:32
Montenegrin League (1946)
1
6
4
1
1
22:9
National Cup
20
49
16
8
25
53:73
Play-offs / Qualifiers
9
39
16
7
16
59:68

Sponsors[edit]

  • Official kit supplier – (2013–2014) Legea, (2014-) Givova
  • Main sponsor – Prijestonica Cetinje / Old Royal Capital Cetinje (city government)
  • Other sponsors – Lovćen Osiguranje / Lovćen Insurance

Current squad[edit]

As of 16 July 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Montenegro GK Jovan Perović
2 Montenegro DF Miloš Radunović
3 Montenegro DF Vuk Martinović
4 Montenegro DF Vladan Tatar (cap)
6 Montenegro DF Ilija Martinović
7 Montenegro MF Milan Vusurović
9 Montenegro FW Marko Đurović
10 Montenegro FW Dejan Bogdanović
No. Position Player
11 Montenegro MF Luka Vujanović
14 Montenegro MF Nenad Brnović
15 Montenegro DF Srđa Kosović
21 Montenegro MF Nikola Borozan
16 Japan MF Hirofumi Ueda
20 Montenegro FW Nikola Vujović
22 Montenegro MF Nikola Draganić

Former players[edit]

For the list of former and current players with Wikipedia article, please see Category:FK Lovćen players.

Coaches[edit]

Current staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Montenegro Radovan Kavaja
Assistant Manager Montenegro Đuro Mijušković
Goalkeeping coach Montenegro Dragan Drašković
U21 Team coach Montenegro Filip Radojičić
U17 Team coach Montenegro Predrag Vukotić
U14 coach Montenegro Ivan Vujović
U12 Coach Montenegro Gojko Ražnatović

Last updated: 4 December 2013
Source: FK Lovćen Cetinje official website

Managerial history[edit]

Since their promotion to the First League, Lovćen was led by 10 different coaches. During that period, the best result with club made Mojaš Radonjić at the season 2013/14. At that time, Lovćen won their first and only national title (Montenegrin Cup 2013/14) with first promotion to the European competitions. Radonjić is also a manager with the most matches in Lovćen's staff.

Manager
Period
Record
League
Cup
Europe
Other
from until Mtc W D L GD W D L GD W D L GD W D L GD Note
Montenegro Nikola Rakojević 07/2007 06/2008
36
12
11
13
31:33
11
10
12
28:30
1
1
1
3:3
0
0
0
0:0
Serbia Slobodan Dogandžić 07/2008 09/2008
6
0
4
2
2:4
0
4
2
2:4
0
0
0
0:0
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Miodrag Radanović 10/2008 12/2008
16
7
4
5
15:10
5
2
4
10:7
2
2
1
5:3
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Milorad Malovrazić 01/2009 06/2009
19
6
5
8
15:16
5
4
7
13:14
1
1
1
2:2
0
0
0
0:0
Cup finalists
Montenegro Branislav Milačić 07/2009 12/2010
53
19
12
22
31:39
19
12
19
46:56
0
0
3
0:6
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Marko Marković 01/2011 09/2011
25
6
8
11
34:34
5
8
11
19:29
1
0
0
3:1
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Predrag Vukotić 10/2011 12/2011
11
1
3
7
31:37
1
3
5
6:17
0
0
2
0:4
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Radovan Kavaja 01/2012 06/2012
16
9
4
3
25:13
9
4
3
25:13
0
0
0
0:0
0
0
0
0:0
Serbia Slobodan Halilović 07/2012 12/2012
22
4
4
14
22:40
2
2
13
13:36
2
2
1
9:4
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Mojaš Radonjić 01/2013 11/2014
77
38
15
24
112:67
32
11
20
94:60
6
3
3
18:6
0
1
1
0:1
Cup winners
Montenegro Đuro Mijušković 11/2014 01/2015
4
2
1
1
8:6
2
0
1
7:5
0
1
0
1:1
0
0
0
0:0

Notable coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]