FK Modriča

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Modriča
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Full name FK Modriča Maxima
Founded 1922
Ground Stadium "Dr. Milan Jelić", Modriča
Ground Capacity 6,000
Chairman Petar Jelić
Manager Marko Stojić
League First League of Republika Srpska
2012–13 7th

FK Modriča Maxima (Serbian Cyrillic: ФK Moдpичa Максима) is a football club based in Modriča, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The club was founded in 1922 and it is currently active in the Second League of the Republika Srpska. Modriča Maxima became champions in First League of RS in 2002–03 season, which secured them a place in the top level. The club plays at the FK Modriča Maxima Stadium (capacity 6,000) and is sponsored by an oil refinery from the same town.

The club's biggest success came in 2003–04 season when it won the national cup. Due to this victory, Modriča qualified for the following season's UEFA Cup tournament. It played against FC Santa Coloma of Andorra and won both games, but was later knocked out by Bulgarian side PFC Levski Sofia.

History[edit]

The origins of Modriča's history of professional sports are connected to football, and they date back to 1921.

The first football was brought from Prague by a student Đoka Petrović. The first football club was founded in Modriča in 1922. The club was originally named Rogulj, but it soon changed its name to Zora. In the first years of development of the sport there were no official competitions - only friendly matches played between teams from neighbouring locations, and the players purchased sports equipment for themselves alone. The first official match Zora played was against the neighbouring team of "Bosanac" from Bosanski Šamac in 1923, which resulted in a 2-2 draw.

Zora existed up until 1927, when the authorities forbade its operation. Soon after, however, another club was founded under the name Olimpija, which existed under this name until 1938, when it changed its name to FK Dobor. After the beginning of the Second World War, all sports activities ceased, and only when the war was over, in August 1945, a new football club was founded, named Sloga. The club later changed its name to Napredak until it finally got the name "Modriča".

The biggest successes of the club during the years of the former Yugoslavia were in the season 1968/69, when it won first place and the title of amateur champion of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the second place in the competition for amateur champion of Yugoslavia.

The shirt of FK Modriča Maxima has been worn, among others, by: Nikola Nikić, Goran Peleš, Džemal Đedović, Slavko Cvijić, Dragan Voćkić, Rade Radulović, Slavko Mamuzić and Mustafa Čoralić.Coaches FK Modriča Maxima Dušan Radoja, Mitar Lukić, Slaviša Božičić, Zoran Ćurguz.

The 2003/2004 season saw Modriča's first participation in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The same season saw Modriča lift the Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 26 May 2004, which ranks as possibly the biggest success in the long history of the club.

Stadium[edit]

The stadium was built and opened in 1962. FK Modriča was formed in 1922 as a club and played its home games at Vranjak. At the time, the stadium was mainly built with wooden stands and could have an attendance of 3,000 spectators. Modriča, being an industrial city and having the oil refinery as the main provider for most of the population of the city, needed to provide some kind of job offer for its hard workers. Now, the decision was made to build a larger stadium since FK Modriča was taking part in country's top league. The stadium "Dr. Milan Jelić" was named after the former president of Republika Srpska. After Dr. Milan Jelić's death on 30 September in 2007 the club decided to change the name of their stadium in his honour. The stadium has changing rooms, offices for the hosts, chairs for its main stand, and the capacity altogether is 6,000.

Stadion "Dr. Milan Jelić"

Achievements[edit]

Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup:

First League of the Republika Srpska:

Republika Srpska Cup:

  • Winners (1): 2007

European record[edit]

As of January 2009:
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1QR Andorra FC Santa Coloma 3-0 1-0
2QR Bulgaria Levski Sofia 0-3 0-5
2008–09 UEFA Champions League 1QR Albania Dinamo Tirana 2-1 2-0
2QR Denmark Aalborg BK 1-2 0-5

Current squad[edit]

As of March 2010

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

No. Position Player
25 Bosnia and Herzegovina GK Milan Petrović
2 Serbia DF Jovan Vujanić
4 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Ognjen Radulović
5 Serbia DF Dragan Jolović
7 Serbia MF Đorđe Savić
9 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Jovan Simić
11 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Fatmir Bajramović
12 Bosnia and Herzegovina GK Milan Nikić
13 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Jovo Kojić
No. Position Player
14 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Bojan Pupčević
15 Dominican Republic FW Kerbi Rodríguez
17 Serbia FW Spasoje Savkić
18 Serbia FW Zvezdan Stoilkov
23 Montenegro DF Dragan Đaković
Montenegro FW Nemanja Asanović
Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Branko Šešlija
Bosnia and Herzegovina GK Darko Baić
Serbia FW Zoran Rajović

For recent transfers, see List of Bosnian football transfers summer 2012.

Notable former players[edit]

For the list of all players with a Wikipedia article, please see Category:FK Modriča players.

External links[edit]