FK Rudar Pljevlja

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FK Rudar
FK Rudar.png
Full name Fudbalski klub Rudar Pljevlja
Nickname(s) Rudari
Founded 1920; 95 years ago (1920)
Ground Stadion Gradski,
Pljevlja, Montenegro
Ground Capacity 10,000[1]
Chairman Duško Šarić
Manager Mirko Marić
League First League
2013–14 6th
Website Club home page
Current season

FK Rudar Pljevlja (commonly known as FK Rudar or simply Rudar) is a football club based in Pljevlja, Montenegro. It currently plays in the First League of Montenegro, the country's highest tier. The club is run by the Šarić brothers, Darko and Duško.

Rudar have played in the First League since its inception in 2006, and won their only league title in 2009–10. The club have been the strongest in the Montenegrin Cup, with three triumphs, one runner-up position and two semi-final finishes in the tournament's six seasons.


Rudar was founded in 1920 as Breznik, renaming itself Sandžak three years later. The team was aided by members of the 48th Infantry Regiment, who stationed in the town. The club was renamed again after World War II as FK Jedinstovo, but only until another renaming in 1947 in honour of chairman Velimir Jakić. That same year club reached the quarter-finals of the Yugoslav Cup where they were eliminated by top-flight FK Sarajevo 3–2 after extra time.[2] In 1955, the club settled on their current name.


Rudar Pljevlja's stadium

Rudar play at the Gradski stadion, a multi-use stadium including a complex of tennis, handball and basketball courts. Built in 1948 and rebuilt in 1985, it has two stands and a current capacity of 185,000.


National titles[edit]

2006–07, 2009–10, 2010–11

European Cup History[edit]

  • Q= Qualifying
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1Q Cyprus Omonia 0–2 0–2 0–4
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 1Q San Marino Tre Fiori 4–1 3–0 7–1
2Q Bulgaria Litex Lovech 0–4 0–1 0–5
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 2Q Austria FK Austria Wien 0–3 0–2 0–5
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q Armenia Shirak 0–1 1–1 1–2
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q Armenia Mika 1–0 1–1 2–1
2Q Poland Śląsk Wrocław 2–2 0–4 2–6

European record[edit]

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 4 2 0 2 7 6
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League 9 1 2 6 3 16
Total 13 3 2 8 10 22

Montenegro record[edit]

Montenegrin First League ranking Montenegrin Cup ranking
2006–07 Montenegrin First League 4th place 2006–07 Montenegrin Cup winner
2007–08 Montenegrin First League 5th place 2007–08 Montenegrin Cup semi-final
2008–09 Montenegrin First League 5th place 2008–09 Montenegrin Cup semi-final
2009–10 Montenegrin First League Champion 2009–10 Montenegrin Cup winner
2010–11 Montenegrin First League 3rd place 2010–11 Montenegrin Cup winner
2011–12 Montenegrin First League 2nd place 2011–12 Montenegrin Cup finalist
2012–13 Montenegrin First League 5th place 2012–13 Montenegrin Cup round of 16
2013–14 Montenegrin First League 6th place 2013–14 Montenegrin Cup round of 16

Current squad[edit]

As of 27 December 2014

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

No. Position Player
-- Montenegro GK Ivan Butorović
5 Montenegro MF Nikola Sekulić
7 Montenegro DF Željko Tomašević
8 Montenegro FW Marko Vuković
10 Montenegro MF Adi Bambur
12 Montenegro GK Miloš Radanović
14 Montenegro DF Nemanja Mijušković
15 Montenegro MF Nikola Gačević
16 Montenegro MF Danin Talović
18 Serbia DF Đorđe Đurić
19 Japan MF Kohei Kato
22 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Ognjen Šinik
23 Serbia DF Dušan Nestorović
No. Position Player
24 Montenegro MF Nedjeljko Vlahović (captain)
25 Montenegro GK Milan Jelovac
26 Montenegro MF Nemanja Ćosović
29 Montenegro MF Milroslav Kovačević
-- Montenegro DF Stevan Reljić
-- Montenegro DF Vasilije Jovović
-- Montenegro DF Dejan Damjanović
-- Montenegro MF Predrag Brnović
-- Montenegro MF Lazar Kilibarda
-- Japan FW Ryota Noma
-- Montenegro FW Igor Ivanović
-- Montenegro FW Uroš Đuranović

Former notable players[edit]

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

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Montenegro Mirko Marić
Assistant coach Montenegro Vuko Bogavac
Goalkeeping coach Montenegro Saša Popović
Economic Montenegro Muhamed Gerina
Physical fitness coach

Former head coaches[edit]

Name year Name year Name Year
Miljan Ašanin 1947 Božo Dedović 1972 Montenegro Momčilo Vujačić 1994
Montenegro Remzo Nuhanović 1948–49 Karlo Zapušek 1976–77, 1982 Bosnia and Herzegovina Srđan Bajić 1996–03
Montenegro Bećir "Bećo" Durutlić 1950 Montenegro Rasim Čakar 1985 Bosnia and Herzegovina Jusuf Čizmić 1997
Franjo Pazmanj 1953 Božidar Pajević 1987–88 Montenegro Mirko Marić 2006–08
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Petar Purić 1954 Rajko Milović 1988–89 Montenegro Branislav "Brano" Milačić 2008
Faruk Kadić 1954 Hasan Ćirlija 1989–91 Serbia Ivan Adžić 2008–09
Sveto Čubrilović 1958 Montenegro Branislav "Brano" Milačić 1991 Montenegro Miodrag Radanović 2009
Drago Ivanović 1959–62 Dragan Aničić 1992 Serbia Nebojša Vignjević Jun 2009–June 11
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Boris Marović 1962, 1995 Vlado Milosavljević 1992 Montenegro Dragan Radojičić June 2011–June 12
Croatia Radojica Radojičić 1964–65 Dragan Šaković 1992–93, 1996–97 Montenegro Nikola Rakojević 1993–94, 1996, July 2012–13
Vlatko Vujošević 1965 Montenegro Zoran Vraneš 1993–94 Montenegro Mirko Marić June 2013–
Uglješa Rakočević 1965 Montenegro Danilo Vukićević 1993–96
Mirko Žderić 1965–66 Mileta Milinković 1993, 1994, 1996

See also[edit]


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