FK Zeta

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FK Zeta Golubovci
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Full name Fudbalski Klub Zeta Golubovci
Founded 1927; 87 years ago (1927)
Ground Stadion Trešnjica
Golubovci, Montenegro
Ground Capacity 7,000
Chairman Rajko Ivanović
Manager Rade Vešović
League First League
2013–14 8th
Website Club home page

FK Zeta is a football club from Golubovci, a suburb of Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. It plays in the Montenegrin First League, of which it was the inaugural champion in 2006-07.

Prior to Montenegrin independence in 2006, the club played in the Yugoslav system. It played in a provincial league in Montenegro from 1962, and entered the Second Federal League in 1996 and the First in 2000.

History[edit]

The club was formed in 1927 as FK Danica. In 1945 it was renamed to FK Napredak. In 1955 it was renamed to FK Zeta.

From the end of World War II until 1962 Zeta competed in the local Titograd municipal area league. That year they finally gained promotion to the provincial league of Montenegro where they played until 1996 when they qualified for competition at federal level in Second Federal League. Also that year, the club was taken over by controversial businessman and former JSO paramilitary Radojica "Rajo" Božović who is still at Zeta's helm. In 2000, the club made its long-awaited final step forward, gaining promotion to the Yugoslav First Federal League.

Though still playing in the dilapidated Trešnjica Stadium, the club has made enormous strides from the days when it was basically a semi-professional side. Zeta finished the 2004-05 season in third place in the First League of Serbia and Montenegro, behind the well-established Belgrade clubs Partizan and Red Star.[1] The result qualified Zeta to the second qualifying round of their first European tournament, the 2005-06 UEFA Cup, where they were defeated 5-2 on aggregate by Bosnian club Široki Brijeg. [2]

Additionally, Zeta started producing notable young talent like Miloš Marić who transferred to Greek club Olympiacos in the summer of 2004, as well as brothers Bojan and Nenad Brnović, and Branimir Petrović who were all signed by Partizan, and more recently Milanko Rašković and Nikola Trajković who transferred to Red Star Belgrade.

Following Montenegro's independence the club won the inaugural Montenegrin First League in 2006–07 and were the country's first representatives in the UEFA Champions League for 2007–08. After beating FBK Kaunas in the First Qualifying Round they lost against Rangers in the Second Qualifying Round. Their fans are known as the 'Vukovi Zeta'.

Honours[edit]

European competitions record[edit]

Last update: 9 August 2012

Season Competition Round Country Club home away Aggregate
2005–06 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki Brijeg 0–1 1–4 2–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2007–08 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round Lithuania FBK Kaunas 3–1 2–3 5–4 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second qualifying round Scotland Rangers 0–1 0–2 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2008–09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round Slovenia Interblock Ljubljana 1–1 0–1 1–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Moldova Dacia Chişinău 1–1 0–0 1–1 (a) Symbol delete vote.svg
2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Slovakia Spartak Trnava 2–1 0–3 2–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Armenia Pyunik Yerevan 1–2 3–0 4–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second qualifying round Finland JJK Jyväskylä 1–0 2–3 3–3 (a) Symbol keep vote.svg
Third qualifying round Bosnia and Herzegovina FK Sarajevo 1–0 1–2 2–2 (a) Symbol keep vote.svg
Play-off round Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 0–5 0–9 0–14 Symbol delete vote.svg

Current squad[edit]

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 Danijel Petković
-- Montenegro GK Pavle Velimirović
1 Montenegro GK Vuk Stijepović
6 Montenegro MF Đorđije Vukčević
8 Montenegro MF Stefan Vukčević
8 Montenegro MF Željko Krstović
14 Montenegro FW Luka Klikovac
15 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Miloš Dujković
18 Montenegro DF Nemanja Cavnić
25 Montenegro FW Miljan Vlaisavljević
30 Montenegro DF Miloš B. Radulović
90 Montenegro FW Filip Kukuličić
No. Position Player
33 Montenegro DF Marko Čolaković
-- Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Đorđe Trifković
-- Serbia MF Nemanja Jakšić
-- Montenegro DF Blažo Rajović
-- Montenegro MF Igor Raičević
-- Montenegro MF Nenad Šofranac
-- Montenegro MF Goran Burzanović
-- Montenegro MF Bojan Kopitović
-- Montenegro FW Demir Škrijelj
-- Serbia FW Miloš Popov
-- Montenegro FW Petar Orlandić

Former players[edit]

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

Coaching history[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]