FK Voždovac

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Voždovac
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Full name Fudbalski klub Voždovac
Nickname(s) Zmajevi (The Dragons)
Founded 1912
Ground Voždovac Stadium, Belgrade
Ground Capacity 5,200
Chairman Marko Zdravković
Manager Zoran Milinković
League Serbian SuperLiga
2013–14 Serbian SuperLiga, 7th
Website Club home page
Current season

Fudbalski klub Voždovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Вождовац, English: Football Club Voždovac), commonly known as Voždovac, is a professional football club located in Voždovac, a municipality of Belgrade, in Serbia.

History[edit]

The club was formed in 1912, under the name SK Dušanovac and its president in that year was Danilo Stojanović, "Čika Dača"[1] who was also the coach in that year. The club was named after Dušanovac, a suburb in Belgrade where the club was formed. Initially it was a club whose players and followers were mostly students from the Economics Gymnasium. After the end of World War I the club substantially improved however it never archived to be in the top like other clubs such as BSK Belgrade or SK Jugoslavija.[2]

In 1929. it is renamed into Voždovački SK (Voždovac Sport Club). The main success in this period was the winning of the II League of Belgrade Football Subassociation in the 1933-34 season, and the III League of Belgrade in 1948-49. In the 1963-64 season, they won the Serbian Republic League, then the Yugoslav third tier, and promoted to the Yugoslav Second League. After Red Star Belgrade's new ground Marakana was built between 1959-1963, Voždovački SK played its home matches on Marakana's secondary pitch with bleachers around it.

Old crest

In 1973, another local club, Sloboda Belgrade, which was formed in 1953 and was Belgrade League champion in 1968, got dissolved. The municipal authorities decided to sign Sloboda's ground over to Voždovački, which then changed its name to FK Voždovac. The first major achievement was the winning of the Belgrade Football Association Cup in 1975. During the following three decades it will compete mostly in Serbian lower leagues. All until the season 2003-04, when it finished the Serbian League Belgrade without a single defeat, achieving promotion to the Serbian First League, the national second tier.

On June 28, 2005, top league side Železnik, financially struggling at the time, won the Serbia and Montenegro Cup and merged with Voždovac. This way Voždovac gainst access to the 2005–06 First League of Serbia and Montenegro in which achieved an incredible third place and the qualification for a European competition. However, due to the club's poor financial situation at that time, the club officials decided not to request the licence for Europe competition.After three years of competition in the Serbian League Belgrade, Vozdovac in the season 2011/12. won first place and returns to the first league of Serbia. He spent one year and ends on the 3rd season place. After giving Hajduk Kula, Vozdovac covers vacancy and 2013th participate in the Serbian Super League.[3]

Stadium[edit]

The old Voždovac Stadium was a multi-purpose stadium. It was used mostly for football matches and was the home ground of Voždovac, with a capacity of 5,780 people. It was demolished in 2011.

The new home ground of FK Voždovac is the newly built Bojan Majić Stadium on the roof of the shopping center. The stadium was opened in 2013 and it has a capacity of 5,200 seats.

Supporters[edit]

The organized supporters of FK Voždovac are the Invalidi (Invalids). However, the first organised supporting group was formed in 1987, and was named Vilenjaci (The Elves). Initially consisted of about 30 members, mostly former and youth players from the neighbourhood. Along with Vilenjaci, another group named Zmajevi (Dragons) appeared, which is simultaneously the traditional nickname of the club. Vilenjaci grew with time, and they were often involved in disturbs. They made an effort to be original in their supporting. Pirotechnical fireworks were a usual way of provoking match interruptions.

In 1989, another group named Genoes United is formed in the east stand of the stadium, and by that time Zmajevi accepted to join Vilenjaci. Shortly afterwords Genoes also join Vilenjaci on the western stand. In the season 1989-90 another group is formed, Hasini Trafikari, named after a former club player, nicknamed Hasa. Initially formed in the south stand, they would also end up merging with Vilenjaci on the western stand. However when it looked that the group was stronger than ever, it actually ended up being disbanded.

In 1990 a new group, that was initially more similar to a street gang than to football fans, was formed and named Invalidi. During the 1990s the group was constantly growing, and beside football their presence was also noticed in other sports events in which the club participated, most notably in women's handball. Obviously the most inspiring period for club fans was the period the club competed in the top league. Today the group consists of about 100 young men .[4]

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 2 October 2014

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

No. Position Player
1 Montenegro GK Darko Božović
2 Serbia DF Predrag Stanimirović
3 Republic of Macedonia DF Tome Kitanovski
4 Serbia MF Uroš Sinđić
5 Serbia DF Miodrag Stošić
6 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Todor Petrović
7 Serbia MF Nikola Beljić
8 Serbia MF Stefan Babović
9 Serbia FW Ognjan Damnjanović
10 Serbia MF Stefan Tripković
11 Serbia FW Nenad Injac
12 Serbia GK Nedeljko Stojišić
14 Slovenia MF Davor Škerjanc
15 Serbia DF Danijel Stojković
18 Nigeria FW Obiora Odita
21 Serbia DF Miloš Mihajlov (captain)
No. Position Player
22 Serbia MF Aleksandar Petrović
23 Serbia DF Miloš Obradović
24 Serbia FW Marko Radivojević
25 Serbia MF Miloš Pavlović
27 Bosnia and Herzegovina GK Nemanja Supić (vice-captain)
29 Serbia DF Danilo Nikolić
35 Serbia MF Uroš Vukašinović
36 Serbia Ivan Tapušković
37 Serbia FW Jovan Lapčević
38 Serbia DF Stefan Antić
50 Serbia FW Miloš Džugurdić
52 Serbia MF Zoran Marušić (on loan from Sloga Kraljevo)
55 Serbia MF Dušan Pantelić
71 Serbia MF Marko Adamović
77 Serbia DF Nemanja Zlatković
99 Serbia FW Dragoljub Anđelković (on loan from Sloga Kraljevo)

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Serbia FW Vladimir Trifunović (at Železnik)

For recent transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers winter 2014-15. For summer transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers summer 2014.

Club officials[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Zoran Milinković
Assistant Manager Zoran Lončar
Club president Marko Zdravković
Sports director Zoran Perić
Director of the academy Bojan Ćosić
PR Manager Darko Ristić

Notable former players[edit]

This is a list of FK Voždovac players with senior national team appearances:[5]

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

Coaching history[edit]

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Srbislav Todorović: "Football in Serbia 1896 - 1918", pag. 153
  2. ^ a b "Čika Dačine uspomene 1903 - 1953", Belgrade 1953, pag. 52 (Serbian)
  3. ^ About the club at Invalidi website (Serbian)
  4. ^ Story and history at Invalidi website (Serbian)
  5. ^ FK Voždovac at National-Football-Teams.com

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