FK Sutjeska Nikšić

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FK Sutjeska
Club crest
Full name Fudbalski klub Sutjeska (Sutjeska Football Club)
Nickname(s) Plavi (The Blues),
Plavo-bijeli (The Blue-Whites)
Founded 1920
(94 years ago)
Ground City stadium “Kraj Bistrice”
Nikšić, Montenegro
Ground Capacity 5,214[1]
President Đorđije Goranović
Manager Dragan Radojičić
League Telekom 1. CFL
2012-13 1st (Champions)
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours
Active sport clubs of Sutjeska
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Football Basketball Volleyball
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Handball Athletics Shooting
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Judo Handball Women Boxing
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FK Sutjeska is a football club from Nikšić, Montenegro, currently competing in the Telekom 1. CFL. Its colours are blue and white. FK Sutjeska is a part of the Sutjeska sport society based in the same city. As seen on the logo, the club was established in 1920. Sutjeska won their first Telekom 1. CFL in the 2012-13 season.


The first name of the club upon its establishment was SK Obilić, but in 1927 changed its name to SK Hajduk. Later though (before World War II began), the club changed its name to SK Hercegovac. As the Second World War raged in the territories of Yugoslavia, the club's name was changed in 1945 to Sutjeska in honour of Yugoslav communists killed in the Battle of Sutjeska.

Sutjeska made its debut in the Yugoslav First League in the 1964 season. It is one of only two football clubs from Montenegro who competed in the first tier football league of Yugoslavia. As a result, FK Sutjeska gained considerable prestige and international reputation, and therefore remains one of the biggest sporting institutions in Montenegro. It is especially the most recognized sports organization in the city of Nikšić.[2]

Even after the breakup of SFR Yugoslavia, Sutjeska remained at the top football league in subsequent-state FR Yugoslavia. After a great season in 2003, Sutjeska had a notable appearance in European competition in which they eliminated Racing FC Union Luxembourg in the UEFA Intertoto Cup.[3] Following Montenegrin independence, the team made the final of the Montenegrin Cup. The club finished in third place of the T–Com 1. CFL in the 2008-09 season and participated in the qualification rounds for the UEFA Europa League, where they were eliminated by FC Partizan-MTZ Minsk from Belarus.[4] On June 1, 2013, after winning against FK Lovćen on the final day of the season, Sutjeska lifted five points clear of challengers FK Budućnost and won the Telekom 1. CFL title for the first time in club history and participated in qualifying for UEFA Champions League 2013-14.[5] In the 2013-14 season, the second time in a row, Sutjeska won title on the half-season, becoming the first club from the founding of the League where it is managed.

Youth program[edit]

Mirko Vučinić began his career at Sutjeska.

Sutjeska's youth academy is one of the most famous and recognized in Montenegro along with that of FK Budućnost. The first Sutjeska player to have been selected for the Yugoslav national team was Vojin Lazarević, who would later have a bright career with Red Star Belgrade. Lazarević was capped by the Yugoslav senior side in a friendly match against Romania in 1964 while still playing in Nikšić.[6]

In 1976, a notably talented generation of the youth team became the champions of Yugoslavia; the team included named that would later turn to be successful soccer players like Brajan Nenezić, Mojaš Radonjić, and Pero Giljen. Interestingly, Pero's own son Vladan Giljen became a successful goalkeeper after learning his trade in Sutjeska. Four years after the famed 1976 generation made its first mark in Yugoslav football, Sutjeska won the Yugoslav Cup in 1980 – becoming the only Yugoslav club at the time to have won both trophies.

In 2010, Sutjeska's cadet team (for under-17 players) were champions of Montenegro in the country's U-17 league. During the same year, Sutjeska's U-19 team won the Gallipolli Cup in Italy, which one of the most prestigious international tournaments for players of this age group. The U-19 teams of U.S. Lecce, A.S. Bari, FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, and FC Krylia Sovetov Samara all competed for the title which Sutjeska's youth team won.

Most notably, Sutjeska was the club in which the famous Juventus F.C. striker Mirko Vučinić began his career.[7]

Sutjeska in Europe[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Agg.
2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round Luxembourg Racing FC 3–0 1–1 4–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second round Finland Tampere United 0–0 0–1 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Belarus FC Partizan-MTZ Minsk 1–1 1–2 (aet) 2–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2013–14 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round Moldova FC Sheriff 0–5 1–1 1–6 Symbol delete vote.svg

UEFA ranking[edit]

Rank Team Points
368 Georgia (country) FC Chikhura Sachkhere 2.475
369 Georgia (country) FC Torpedo Kutaisi 2.475
370 Georgia (country) FC Gagra 2.475
371 Montenegro FK Sutjeska 2.450
372 Slovakia FC Nitra 2.450
373 Finland FC Lahti 2.435
As of 16 December 2013


City stadium “Kraj Bistrice” boasts a capacity 5,214 seats. The grass surface is non-artificial and is surrounded by an athletic track. Located around the building is a spacious parking lot. The sports complex adjacent to the stadium is a modern training field with synthetic surface and a mini auditorium space.

The Dukes (fans)[edit]

The Dukes (Vojvode) is popular name for the most ardent Sutjeska fans. They have been established as an NGO in 1988 in Nikšić and today constitute one of the most numerous group of supporters in Montenegro. Their place is in the eastern stand, and is traditionally followed by all the matches of all sports that compete under the “Sutjeska” name, both home and away matches. The biggest Sutjeska rival is FK Budućnost Podgorica, as the "Barbarians" (Varvari) are considered to be their biggest competition. They contest the Nikšić derby with FK Čelik Nikšić and share a rivalry with their supoorters, the "Fap mašina".

Current squad[edit]

As of 14 March 2014

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

No. Position Player
1 Montenegro GK Marko Radović
2 Serbia DF Srđan Bečelić (on loan from FK Vojvodina)
3 Montenegro DF Dejan Ognjanović
4 Serbia MF Stefan Stefanović
5 Montenegro DF Nenad Đurović
6 Montenegro MF Vladimir Jovović
7 Montenegro MF Miloš Stevović
8 Serbia FW Darko Isidorović
9 Montenegro MF Igor Poček (on loan to FK Kom)
10 Montenegro FW Darko Karadžić
11 Montenegro DF Milorad Krivokapić
14 Montenegro MF Jovan Nikolić (vice-captain)
No. Position Player
16 Montenegro DF Nikola Stijepović
18 Montenegro FW Goran Vujović
19 Montenegro FW Srđan Radonjić
20 Montenegro MF Petar Čolaković (on loan to FK Kom)
22 Montenegro FW Andrija Pejović
24 Montenegro DF Igor Ćuković
25 Montenegro MF Petar Perošević
30 Montenegro FW Vladan Karadžić
31 Montenegro GK Boris Bulajić (on loan to Polet Stars)
32 Montenegro GK Ivan Janjušević (captain)
99 Japan FW Masato Fukui

Technical staff[edit]

Current technical staff

Club management[edit]

Current management

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]


  1. ^ Upravni Odbor Sutjeska. "Stadion". 
  2. ^ Sutjeska from Niksic - Loved by the city - Vijesti Arhiva (2004) (In Serbian)
  3. ^ Annabet - Sutjeska - Racing FC Union Luxembourg 3:0
  4. ^ MTZ-Ripo Minsk - Sutjeska 2:1 (
  5. ^ [1] UEFA: Sutjeska hold nerve to lift first Montenegrin crown - June 1, 2013
  6. ^ Никшић Град и људи - Трагом старих фотографијa 1944-1970. Page 116. By Maksim Vujacic. 1996
  7. ^ Sutjeska colts racing like thoroughbreds - May 6, 2009

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