FK Pobeda

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ФК Победа
FK Pobeda
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Full name Fudbalski klub Pobeda Prilep
Nickname(s) Мајмуни (Monkeys)
Founded 1941; 73 years ago (1941)
Ground Goce Delčev Stadium
Ground Capacity 15,000
Recent season
2008–09

8th

FK Pobeda Prilep (Macedonian: ФК Победа Прилеп) is a Macedonian football club based in the city of Prilep.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1941 as Goce Delčev and renamed in 1950 to FK Pobeda. FK Pobeda is a famous Macedonian football club that was founded in 1941.Team Colors of the club are Red-White,and its name"Pobeda" means "Victory The football club Pobeda is one of the eminent football clubs from Prilep, the city under the King Mark’s citadel towers. Throughout its football history, FK Pobeda has been a winner of Macedonian First League and Macedonian cup for nine times .Their first great period was the 50's, when they won the Macedonian cup for the first time in 1951.One year later Pobeda won its first championship title in 1952 and in 1954 the second one.They waited for 4 years for their next trophy they won the Macedonian cup for the second time in 1958.Next year 1959 they became champions of Macedonia again. They continued with their winning series in the 60s. Pobeda won its 3rd cup in 1960,and again the cup masters won their 4th cup in 1961.Next year it was time for a new championship title in 1962, and then the duble crown in 1963. Last trophy in the 60's was 1964 Cup for the 6th time.In the late 60's and early 70's Pobeda had a stagnation period although it was on the top most of the time and they played pretty good in the cup too. Finally after 13 years Pobeda won again, and again it was the Macedonian cup in 1977 for the 7th time.Two years after finally Pobeda was back on the track winning its 5th title after 16 years waiting.Two years after in 1981 Pobeda did it again 7th time champion of Macedonia. The 80's was their last good period and they won their 8th championship title in 1986.Next year it was time to win the cup again and they did it for the 8th time in 1987.The period of 90s didn't bring much excitement for the Pobeda's fans and they had to wait for better times.The beginning of the 2000 was a good sign and the long period of waiting was over. In 2002 it was time to win the cup again for the 9th time.Two years later champions again in 2004 they won the 9th title.They didn't wait for long to win their 10th,3 years later in 2007 Pobeda was champion again and for the last time.Also, FK Pobeda has represented Macedonia for ten times in the European Football Cups. The Pobeda’s football players practice on the local stadium called The Goce Delcev Stadium. The stadium has capacity of 15.000 people. Nowadays the stadium is under construction, and it is supposed to be reconstructed in one of the enormous and beautiful stadiums in Macedonia. The club's biggest rivals are Pelister, and matches between the two teams are Pelagonias derby. On March 27, 2009, UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe, charged FK Pobeda over match fixing allegations relating to a Champions League qualifying match against FC Pyunik of Armenia in 2004[1] They were subsequently found guilty and banned from UEFA competitions for eight years.[2] The next season in which they will be eligible to compete is 2017–18.

A successor club which claims rights to Pobeda's honours and records was established in 2010 under the name Viktorija, later renamed to Pobeda Junior. However, they are not legally considered to be successors to the original Pobeda and the two clubs' track records and honours are kept separate by the Football Federation of Macedonia.

Rivalries[edit]

The club's biggest rivals are Pelister, and matches between the teams are called the Derby of Pelagonia (geographical region in Macedonia).

Supporters[edit]

FK Pobeda supporters were called Majmuni (Monkeys).

Honours[edit]

Socialist Republic of Macedonia Macedonian Republic League:

  • Winners (8): 1952, 1954, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1979, 1981, 1986

Republic of Macedonia Macedonian First League:

Socialist Republic of Macedonia Macedonian Republic cup:

  • Winners (8):1951, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1977, 1987

Republic of Macedonia Macedonian Football Cup:

Seasons[edit]

Season League Cup Other Competitions
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos
1992–93 1. MFL 34 14 5 15 51 48 33 11th
1993–94 1. MFL 30 11 8 11 38 37 30 6th
1994–95 1. MFL 30 16 5 9 55 35 53 4th
1995–96 1. MFL 28 12 8 8 52 34 44 4th
1996–97 1. MFL 26 17 3 6 55 26 54 2nd
1997–98 1. MFL 25 11 6 8 29 21 39 5th UEFA Cup QR1
1998–99 1. MFL 26 17 2 7 51 18 53 3rd SF
1999–00 1. MFL 26 15 7 4 57 23 52 2nd RU Intertoto Cup R2
2000–01 1. MFL 26 18 2 6 64 27 56 3rd R2 UEFA Cup R1
2001–02 1. MFL 20 7 4 9 28 28 25 4th W Intertoto Cup R2
2002–03 1. MFL 33 20 5 8 55 33 65 3rd R2 UEFA Cup QR
2003–04 1. MFL 32 22 5 6 78 42 71 1st SF Intertoto Cup R2
2004–05 1. MFL 33 16 7 10 59 49 55 3rd R1 Champions League QR1
2005–06 1. MFL 33 16 6 11 58 46 54 4th QF Intertoto Cup R2
2006–07 1. MFL 33 21 8 3 73 42 71 1st RU Intertoto Cup R1
2007–08 1. MFL 33 12 9 12 48 48 45 6th R1 Champions League QR1
2008–09 1. MFL 30 8 8 14 31 47 32 8th R2
2009–10 1. MFL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10th ↓ R2

Key[edit]

1st 2nd
Champions Runners-up Promoted Relegated

Top scorer shown in bold when he was also top scorer for the division.

Pobeda in Europe[edit]

  • Q = qualifier
  • R1 = first round / R2 = second round / R3 = third round
Season Competition Round Club Score
1997/98 UEFA Cup Q1 Poland Odra Wodzisław 0–3, 2–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup R1 Slovakia OD Trencin 3–1, 1–3 (p) Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Italy Perugia Calcio 0–1, 0–0 Symbol delete vote.svg
2000/01 UEFA Cup QR Romania Universitatea Craiova 1–1, 1–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
R1 Italy AC Parma 0–2, 0–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup R1 Croatia NK Zagreb 2–1, 1–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Turkey Çaykur Rizespor 2–1, 2–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
R3 Czech Republic Chmel Blšany 0–0, 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
2002/03 UEFA Cup QR Denmark FC Midtjylland 2–0, 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup R1 Slovakia FC Spartak Trnava 5–1, 2–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Austria SV Pasching 1–1, 1–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2004/05 UEFA Champions League Q1 Armenia FC Pyunik 1–3, 1–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup R1 Serbia and Montenegro FK Smederevo 1–0, 2–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
R2 Germany Hamburger SV 1–4, 1–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup R1 Romania Farul Constanţa 2–2, 0–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2007/08 UEFA Champions League Q1 Estonia FC Levadia Tallinn 0–1, 0–0 Symbol delete vote.svg

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