|Full name||Sportsko društvo Fudbalski klub Sarajevo|
|Nickname(s)||Bordo-Bijeli (The Maroon-Whites)|
|Founded||24 October 1946|
|Ground||Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium
Fudbalski klub Sarajevo (English: Football Club Sarajevo) is a professional football club based in Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is one of the most popular clubs in the country. Founded on 24 October 1946, the club was the most successful club from SR Bosnia in former SFR Yugoslavia, winning two Yugoslav First League titles and finishing 6th in that competition's all-time table. Today, FK Sarajevo is one of the most prominent members of the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where it has won two League championship and five Cups.
- 1 History
- 2 Honours
- 3 Players
- 4 Coaching staff
- 5 European record
- 6 Stadium
- 7 Supporters
- 8 Records
- 9 Directors of football
- 10 Directors
- 11 Former Managers
- 12 Presidents
- 13 Kit manufacturers
- 14 Recent finishes and attendance
- 15 References
- 16 External links
FK Sarajevo was established on 24 October 1946 as the result of a merger between football teams Udarnik (Vanguard) and Sloboda (Liberty). The club first appeared on the Yugoslav sports scene in 1946 under the name SD Torpedo that represented an hommage to Torpedo Moscow. The first Chairman of the newly founded club was Safet Džinović, while Josip Bulat was named manager. The newly formed club played its first match on 3 November 1946. On the 5th of October 1947 it was decided that the club name shall be changed to SDM Sarajevo, before changing to the current name in 1949.
FK Sarajevo first entered the top-flight Yugoslav First League after eliminating Belgrade club Sloga. They drew the first match 3:3 in Novi Sad, but then won the second match 5:1 in Sarajevo. The team were relegated after their first season in the First League, but were promoted back to the top-tier in 1950. From then on FK Sarajevo played in every season of the First League apart from 1957-58.
FK Sarajevo's rivalry with fellow Sarajevo club FK Željezničar is mainly focused on the former animosity between the capital's working class and Bourgeoisie, more liberal and poorer suburban areas and traditional and wealthy old and central parts of Sarajevo. FK Sarajevo historically draws it support mainly from Bosniak dominated and old and central parts of town, while FK Željezničar was formed in 1921 by Railway Worker's Union and their fan base came from immigrants from all parts of Austria-Hungary that worked within railway industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On the other hand FK Sarajevo has always been closely-tied to the political and financial elites of Bosnia and Herzegovina, both in socialist Yugoslavia and since the country's independence. In the past few decades the class divide between clubs has partly eroded and both fan bases gather support from all classes, but the historical and original differences are still applied.
As of 6 May 2014, 123 Sarajevo derbies have been played, with 38 wins by either club and 47 draws (152:154).
First championship generation
A key player for Sarajevo in their early years was the striker Asim Ferhatović, nicknamed Hase, who played for the club from 1952 to 1967. In 1963-64, his total of 19 goals made him the top scorer in the First League, while the club finished fourth, finishing runner-up (to Partizan Belgrade) for the first time in the following season.
Sarajevo won their first Yugoslav First League title in 1966-67, becoming the first champion from Bosnia and Herzegovina. On May 24 that season, the club were denied a double as they lost to Hajduk Split at the Croatian club's ground in the Yugoslav Cup final. The league triumph qualified Sarajevo to the 1967-68 European Cup, where they played their first tie against Cypriots Olympiakos Nicosia, winning 5:3 on aggregate. In the second round, Sarajevo were knocked out 2:1 on aggregate by eventual champions Manchester United of England, despite hosting a goalless draw in the first leg. Sarajevo players during this era included Boško Antić, Mirsad Fazlagić, Vahidin Musemić and Boško Prodanović.
1966–67 Yugoslav First League table (top 3 only):
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Sarajevo (C)||30||18||6||6||51||29||+22||42||1967–68 European Cup|
|2||Dinamo Zagreb||30||15||10||5||42||21||+21||40||1967–68 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup|
Second championship generation
Sarajevo had a second successful spell in the 1970s and 1980s, led by attacking midfielder Safet Sušić who played from 1973 to 1982. In 1978-79, Sušić scored 15 goals and was named Player of the Season as Sarajevo finished fourth. The following year, Sušić's 17 goals helped retain his Player of the Year title, but he was also joint top scorer in the league. The club came runner-up that season, seven points behind Red Star Belgrade, therefore qualifying for the 1980-81 UEFA Cup. Sarajevo were knocked out there in the first round by German club Hamburger SV, who won 7:5 on aggregate.
Sarajevo returned to the UEFA Cup in 1982-83, beating Bulgaria's Slavia Sofia 6:4 in the first round and Romanian club FC Corvinul Hunedoara 8:4 in the second, thanks to a 4:0 home win in the second leg. In the third round (last 16), Sarajevo lost their first leg 6:1 to Belgian club RSC Anderlecht, and despite winning the second leg 1:0, were eliminated by the eventual champions. Sarajevo also reached the Yugoslav Cup final that season, losing 3:2 to Dinamo Zagreb in Belgrade.
Sarajevo won their second championship title in 1984-85, finishing four points ahead of runners-up Hajduk Split. The triumph qualified the club for the first round of the 1985-86 European Cup, where they lost both legs to Finnish club FC Lahti.
1984–85 Yugoslav First League table (top 3 only):
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Sarajevo (C)||34||19||10||5||51||30||+21||48||1985–86 European Cup|
|2||Hajduk Split||34||16||12||6||65||42||+23||44||1985–86 UEFA Cup|
The Bosnian War in the early 1990s shut down competitive football in the territory, and as a result FK Sarajevo became a touring club in 1993, under manager Fuad Muzurović, featuring players such as Elvir Baljić, Almir Turković and Mirza Varešanović, all future national team players for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Many of the club's supporters, including the infamous Horde Zla joined the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and fought in the war. FK Sarajevo played a number of friendly games at that time, against the local peacekeepers in 1994 winning 4:1, against Parma F.C. 1:1 in Parma while on tour.
In 1994-95, the first-ever Bosnia and Herzegovina championship was held. Sarajevo came first in their six-team league in Jablanica, and came runners-up in the final league stage in Zenica, behind local club NK Čelik. Sarajevo again finished as runners-up to Čelik in 1996-97 (by two points), but beat the Zenica-based club in the Cup final and Super Cup. The Cup was retained the following year, and despite finishing third in the league, Sarajevo was runner-up due to play-offs. In 1998-99, Sarajevo came first in the league before winning the play-off final against NK Bosna, but lost 1:0 to the same club in the Cup final.
In 2004, Safet Sušić, who played at FK Sarajevo from 1973 to 1982, was voted Bosnia's best player of the last 50 years at the UEFA Jubilee Awards. Sarajevo were runners-up in the Bosnia and Herzegovina Premier League in 2006-07, but won their second title the following season, beating Zrinjski Mostar by three points.
Sarajevo have been a regular in Europa League qualification in the 21st century, but are yet to make the group stages. Off the back of their 2006-07 league title, Sarajevo played in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in its current format. They beat Maltese champions Marsaxlokk F.C. 6:0 away in their first game, eventually winning 9:1 on aggregate. The second round saw Sarajevo defeat Belgians KRC Genk on away goals due to a 2:1 away win in the first leg, although the club were knocked out in the play-off for the Group Stage by Ukrainian team Dynamo Kiev who won 4:0 on aggregate.
2007–08 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round:
15 August 2007
29 August 2007
Milošević 75' (o.g.)
Rebrov 90+2' (pen.)
Dynamo Kyiv won 4–0 on aggregate.
2009–10 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round:
20 August 2009
|Hadžić 77'||Report||Dani 19'|
27 August 2009
CFR Cluj won 3–2 on aggregate.
Vincent Tan era
Vincent Tan, a Malaysian businessman and the owner of the Championship club Cardiff City, bought FK Sarajevo in the late 2013 pledging to invest $2 million into club. Under the deal, Cardiff will cooperate with FK Sarajevo, exchanging players and taking part in a football academy, yet to be established, which Tan has said would lure new talents. Under Mr Tan's management club brought in quality players with the likes of Miloš Stojčev, Džemal Berberović and Nemanja Bilbija who helped the club win 2013–14 Bosnian Cup, their first title since winning Premier League in 2006–07.
Prior to the Cup triumph, Robert Jarni was brought in as the new manager of the club in December 2013 by Tan, but was quickly dismissed only 4 months in his tenure (on 7th April 2014, while the team was still in the semi-finals of the Bosnian Cup) due to club failing to keep it's chances of winning the domestic premier league title alive during later stages of 2013-14 season.
FK Sarajevo played a friendly match against Tan's Cardiff City FC U21 winning 4–1.Report In Europe, FK Sarajevo qualified for the third qualifying round of 2014–15 UEFA Europa League where they were drawn to face Atromitos. The club is currently the only team to represent Bosnia in European club football competitions.
On 17 July 2014, Mr Tan presented pledges of assistance of €255,000 each to two hospitals in Doboj and Maglaj during the halftime break of the Europa League qualifying match between FK Sarajevo and Norwegian club FK Haugesund at the Olympic Stadium in Sarajevo. The money raised would be used to purchase and donate much-needed medical equipment for the two hospitals. In June 2014, Mr Vincent Tan made personal donation of €114,000, while people of Malaysia raised a total of €169,000 toward Bosnia's flood relief fund. In May 2014, the heaviest rains and floods in 120 years hit Bosnia and the surrounding region. The worst effected areas were the towns of Doboj and Maglaj, which were cut off from the rest of the country when floods deluged all major roads. Damage from landslides and floods was estimated to run into hundreds of millions of euros and twenty four people lost their lives. The cost of the disaster, official said, could exceed that of the Bosnian War.
- Yugoslav First League:
- Yugoslav Cup:
- Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup:
- Super Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
As of 18 July 2014. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Assistant manager||Esad Selimović|
|Goalkeeping coach||Ibro Hodžić|
|Youth system||Almir Hurtić|
|Director of football||Abdulah Ibraković|
Last updated: 2 July 2014.
|Competition||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||Last season played|
|European Cup / UEFA Champions League||12||4||2||6||19||16||2007–08|
|UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League||46||16||11||19||76||88||2014–15|
Last updated on 24 July 2014.
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against. Defunct competitions indicated in italics.
UEFA Champions League history
|1967-68||European Cup||1. round||
||Olympiakos Nicosia||2:2 3:1|
||Manchester United F.C.||0:0 1:2|
|1985-86||European Cup||1. round||
||FC Kuusysi||1:2 1:2|
|2007-08||UEFA Champions League||1. qualifying||
||Marsaxlokk F.C.||3:1 6:0|
||K.R.C. Genk||0:1 2:1|
||FC Dynamo Kyiv||0:1 0:3|
UEFA Cup history
|1980-81||UEFA Cup||1. round||
||Hamburger SV||2:4 3:3|
|1982-83||UEFA Cup||1. round||
||PFC Slavia Sofia||2:2 4:2|
||FC Corvinul Hunedoara||4:4 4:0|
||R.S.C. Anderlecht||1:6 1:0|
||K.F.C. Germinal Ekeren||0:0 1:4|
||C.S. Marítimo||0:1 0:1|
||SK Sigma Olomouc||2:1 (p: 5:3), 1:2|
||Beşiktaş J.K.||0:5 2:2|
||FK Sartid||1:1 0:3|
|2006-07||UEFA Cup||1. qualifying||
||FC Rànger's||3:0 2:0|
||FC Rapid București||1:0 0:2|
|2007-08||UEFA Cup||1. round||
||FC Basel||1:2 0:6|
UEFA Europa League history
|2009-10||UEFA Europa League||2. qualifying||
||FC Spartak Trnava||1:0 1:1|
||Helsingborgs IF||2:1 (p: 5:4), 1:2|
||CFR Cluj||1:1 1:2|
|2011-12||UEFA Europa League||2. qualifying||
||Örebro SK||2:0 0:0|
||AC Sparta Prague||0:5 0:2|
|2012-13||UEFA Europa League||1. qualifying||
||Hibernians F.C.||5:2 4:4|
||PFC Levski Sofia||0:1 3:1|
||FK Zeta||2:1 0:1|
|2013-14||UEFA Europa League||1. qualifying||
||A.C. Libertas||1:0 2:1|
||FK Kukësi||2:3 0:0|
|2014-15||UEFA Europa League||2. qualifying||
||FK Haugesund||0:1 3:1|
UEFA team ranking 2014-15
As of 23 July 2014. Source
FK Sarajevo play at the Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium, formerly known as the Koševo Stadium.
The stadium was opened in 1947 and named after the Sarajevo neighbourhood of Koševo, where it is located. In 1984, the stadium was reconstructed for the 1984 Winter Olympics, and is therefore often unofficially called The Olympic Stadium.
In 2004 the stadium's official name was changed to Asim H. Ferhatović, in memory of legendary FK Sarajevo striker Asim Ferhatović, who had passed away after a sudden heart attack in 1987.
In 1998, three years after the end of the Bosnian War, the stadium was renovated for a third time. Namely, the seating capacity of the stadium was reduced to 37,500 and new seats were added.
The ground has held matches for Sarajevo and their local rival FK Željezničar, including Europa League and Champions League fixtures. Furthermore, the stadium has hosted the national teams of Yugoslavia and Bosnia and Herzegovina on numerous occasions.
The stadium's highest attendance was recorded in a 1981-82 league match between FK Sarajevo and their city rival FK Željezničar. Allegedly, roughly 60.000 people attended the game. The stadium's largest post-war attendance was recorded in 2007-2008 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round match between FK Sarajevo and FC Dynamo Kyiv. Allegedly, about 32.000 people attended the game.
The club's supporters were historically called Pitari while an individual was, and is still, known as a Pitar. The nickname, meaning a consumer of the local Bosnian dish pita, was originally a derogatory label given by fans of working class FK Željezničar that implied the pre-war upper class background of most FK Sarajevo supporters.
By the early to mid 1980's, the rowdiness of the Pitari during matches of the time provoked large media coverage and accusations of being dangerous. During a big season game in April 1986 a maroon painted snake, mostly probably a specimen of the venomous Vipera ammodytes, was thrown off the East stand onto the visitors bench. Alarmed by this, the club management headed by then Director Svetozar Vujović opened the North stand of the Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium to the most fanatical of fans.
Soon after, the name Horde Zla, that directly translates to Hordes of Evil, was born. Namely, several prominent members of the Pitari, influenced by the growing Ultras subculture in Europe decided to create a new identity based on a popular Zagor comic book of the same name. Today, Pitari and Horde Zla are interchangeable. By the end od 1987 Horde Zla became the fastest growing youth organisation in the city of Sarajevo, financing itself through a very well organised, vertically integrated marketing system, as well as a very rigid members policy.
During the late 1980's and early 1990's Horde Zla became infamous for a few of the largest fan riots in Yugoslavia, including the 1991 stabbing of two FK Partizan supporters in front of the JNA Stadium in Belgrade and the 1988 riots in the city of Mostar before a league game between FK Sarajevo and Velež Mostar, resulting in the stabbing of a local resident and the destruction of large amounts of public and private property. Unlike most other Ultra firms in Yugoslavia that had popularized and marketed the growing nationalist fervor that would later lead to the Yugoslav Wars, Horde Zla considered themselves Bosniaks and the other firms nationalist orientation was often a trigger for violence, as was the case during a January 1989 basketball game between KK Bosna and KK Crvena zvezda that led to over twenty serious and minor injuries.
When the Bosnian War began, most members of Horde Zla joined the newly formed Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in an effort to defend their city and newly independent state, and many did not survive. Today a plaque exists, to honor the members of Horde Zla that had layed down their lives defending their city and country.
After the war Horde Zla took back their place on the North stand of the the Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium on the 10th anniversary of the firm's founding. The Horde Zla again were on the front pages when, during the 1998 Sarajevo derby against FK Željezničar, they invaded the pitch after some members of the opposing firm, The Maniacs assaulted the FK Sarajevo goalkeeper Mirsad Dedić, resulting in a large on-pitch battle that concluded with over thirty serious injuries.
Horde Zla again made headlines in October 2009, during the infamous Široki Brijeg Football Riots. The riots resulted in the death of Vedran Puljić, a member of Horde zla and over thirty serious injuries, including four gunshot wounds. In July 2012, Horde Zla clashed with Levski Sofia supporters in the first leg of a UEFA Europa League match that was held in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Directors of football
Mirza Varešanović (August 2004 - 30 June 2006)
Edin Hadžialagić (19 January 2011 - 17 February 2012)
Abdulah Ibraković (26 August 2013 – present)
|Period||Kit Provider||Shirt Sponsor|
|1996-1997||Patrick||Sarajevo Tobacco Factory|
Recent finishes and attendance
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