|Full name||Fudbalski klub Rad|
|Nickname(s)||Građevinari (The Builders)|
|Founded||10 March 1958|
|Ground||King Petar I Stadium,
|Head coach||Milan Milanović|
|2013–14||Serbian SuperLiga , 14th|
|Website||Club home page|
Fudbalski klub Rad (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Рад, English: Football Club Rad), commonly known as Rad, is a professional Serbian football club based in Belgrade. FK Rad is one of the most successful and supported clubs in Serbia. Translated into English, the club's name signifies "work" or "labour" due to being formed by the construction company of the same name in 1958. Over the years, the club served as breeding ground for a number of well-known players, including Vladimir Jugović, Ljubinko Drulović, Zoran Mirković, Miroslav Đukić, Goran Bunjevčević, Željko Cicović, Slavoljub Muslin, Duško Ajder, Ivan Jovanović and others.
Rad was founded in 1958 by workers of the GRO Rad company. From the start the club had two major local rivals: Banjica and Jajinci, these rivalries were the rivals of the company but quickly it passed to football. The following individuals are considered as club's founders: Petar Đerasimović, the first president, Radojica Tanasijević, the first general selector, Željko Marjanović, the first financial adviser, and Ljubomir Lazić, the first vice president. The players that have played in 1958 can feel like founders as well, Rad had a lot of young players that were schooled in the First league teams, some players would include: Lazar Slavković, Đurđe Ivković, Vladimir Acević, Teodor Šušnjar, Milan Abramović, Brana Djaković, Aleksandar Banić, Živojin Rafailović, Aleksandar Andrejić, and a little later Sreten "Sele" Antić, Milan "Selja" Jovanović, and others.
The first head coach was Nikola Marjanović. The parliament has given the club a pitch in the center of Banjica, a few concrete stands were made, and later locker rooms were added, as well as the restaurant. The club had supporters in the Banjica region,which followed their club away and home. Rad quickly got promoted to the Belgrade League. In the period from 1965 to 1969, a change of generations had taken place. At that time the leaders were Ljubomir Lazić and Radomir Antić, notable managers were Đorđević and Đurđević, leaders for the players were Ratomir Janković, Vlada Vlaović, Matović, Zoran Bulatović, Dutina, Čeh and others.
The club's greatest success occurred in 1988–89 season when it finished the Yugoslav First League competition in fourth spot, ahead of many richer clubs such as Partizan. This success qualified Rad for the UEFA Cup in the 1989–90 season, where it was eliminated 2–3 on aggregate in the first round by Olympiacos (Rad lost 0–2 in Athens after winning 2–1 on home ground).
Name changes through history
- 1958 : club founded under the name of FK Rad
- 1990 : renamed to FK GRO Rad
- 1993 : renamed again to FK Rad
The stadium of Rad is the King Petar I Stadium, commonly known as "Stadion na Banjici" (Stadium at Banjica), which is located in the southern part of Belgrad's Banjica neighbourhood, and holds about 6,000 people. It was built in 1977 although its stand dates back to the pre-WWII period when it was used for military parades and other state celebrations during the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
- 1986–87 (East)
Rad in European competitions
- Qualified for Europe in 2 seasons
|1989–90||UEFA Cup||R1||Olympiacos Piraeus||2–1||0–2||2–3|
|2011–12||Europa League||QR1||Tre Penne||6–0||3–1||9–1|
- As of 28 February 2014
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
For recent transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers summer 2014.
- Milan Milanović – Head Coach
- Dragoslav Milenkovic – Assistant Coach
- Sladjan Nikolic – Trainer
- Bozidar Urosevic – Goalkeeper Coach
- Vladimir Procikijevic – Physical Coach
- Slobodan Pavlović – Recovery Coach
The club official website considers Duško Ajder and Dragan Kokotović as club´s two major legends. Beside them, important players in different historical periods are considered Miodrag Vranješ, Ratomir Janković and Lazar Slavković.
For the list of all current and former players with Wikipedia article, please see: Category:FK Rad players.
- Milan Milanović (2003–04)
- Zdravko Zemunović (Jan 29, 2004–04)
- Radmilo Ivančević (2004–05)
- Mihajlo Ivanović (Jan 7, 2008–??)
- Aleksandar Janjić (July 1, 2008–Oct 26, 2008)
- Marko Nikolić (Oct 29, 2008–May 23, 2011)
- Predrag Rogan (interim) (May 23, 2011–May 30, 2011)
- Slavko Petrović (May 31, 2011–Sept 18, 2011)
- Milan Bosanac (interim) (Sept 19, 2011–Oct 5, 2011)
- Nebojša Vignjević (Oct 5, 2011–Feb 14, 2012)
- Radoje Smiljanić (interim) (Feb 15, 2012–March 5, 2012)
- Marko Nikolić (March 6, 2012–June 30, 2013)
- Nebojša Milošević (July 1, 2013–Oct 27, 2013)
- Nebojša Petrović (Nov 22, 2013–Dec 25, 2013)
- Aleksandar Janković (Dec 25, 2013–March 24, 2014)
- Stevan Mojsilović (March 25, 2014–)
- Official website (Serbian)
- United Force homepage
- Club profile and squad at Srbijafudbal
- Club page at Transfermarkt
- Rad Stats at Utakmica.rs