FK Radnički Sombor

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Radnički Sombor
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Full name FK Radnički Sombor
Founded 1912; 102 years ago (1912)
Ground Gradski Stadion
Sombor, Serbia
Ground Capacity 1,500
Chairman Serbia Vladimir Zorica
Coach Serbia Sima Milić
League Serbian League Vojvodina
2011-12 Serbian First League, 15th, relegated

FK Radnički Sombor (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Раднички Сомбор) is a football club from Sombor, Serbia. They are playing in the Serbian League Vojvodina.[1]

History[edit]

FK Radnički Sombor was founded in 1912 as Somborski SK. As the city was still within Austro-Hungary at that time, the club competed as Zombori Munkás TE in the Hungarian league system until 1914.[2] During the First World War all football leagues were stopped, and only friendly matches took place. In 1918 Sombor became part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and the club played within the Subotica Subassociation League. The club archeved major success in 1924 when they managed to play in the Yugoslav First League which was played in a cup system. The club would not exist today if it was not the financial support they received from their sponsors during that time. One of the most entertaining games of the 1940s was in 1945 between Radnički Sombor and Radnički Belgrade; Radnički Sombor won the match 4–1. Their first season of professional league competition was disappointing, with only three wins in ten matches. In the 1952-53 season Radnički Sombor finished second behind FK Dinamo Pančevo. In 1954 in the Vojvodina First League (national 3rd tier) Radnički Sombor finished first; out of 88 games they won 47, drew 12, and lost 29. In the 1957-58 season they reaching the quarter-final in the Yugoslav Cup, where they lost to HNK Hajduk Split.[3]

During the 1960s the club was promoted into the Yugoslav Second League. The stadiums were always packed, with tickets sold out a few days before the matches. Their fortunes again changed and they were moved out of the second tier and the club experienced financial troubles. In the 1971-72 season Radnički was back in the Vojvodina Provincial League.[4] For the next ten years the club had very little success until the 1985/86 season, when they finished at the top of the league. In 1991/92 the club competed in the Inter-republics League North. Between 2009 and 2012 they were competing in second national level, the Serbian First League, but at the end of the 2011-12 season they were relegated to the Serbian League Vojvodina.[5]

Current squad[edit]

Season 2012-2013. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Serbia GK Igor Šarić
Serbia GK Srdjan Njegomir
Serbia GK Ognjen Stanković
Serbia DF Marko Veselinović
Serbia DF Goran Banić
Serbia DF Milos Baljak
Serbia DF Branko Vidović
Serbia DF Momir Desnica
Serbia DF Damir Major
Serbia DF Atnan Ismaili
Serbia DF Stefan Berić
Serbia DF Aleksandar Špehar
No. Position Player
Serbia MF Miroslav Paunović
Serbia MF Srdjan Vuković
Serbia MF Danijel Faber
Serbia MF Milan Petreš
Serbia MF Antonio Bujak
Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Slobodan Bojić
Serbia FW Ivan Stanković
Serbia FW Rodoljub Marjanović
Serbia FW Nemanja Rančić
Serbia FW Dragan Hoscieslavski
Serbia FW Nikola Makar

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Club profile and squad at Srbijafudbal.
  2. ^ Zombori MTE at MagyarFutball.hu, retirved 5-10-2012
  3. ^ Official site - Istorija at the Wayback Machine (Serbian)
  4. ^ FK RADNICKI SOMBOR|Facebook
  5. ^ FK Radnicki Sombor info