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GOŠK Gabela
Logo of Nogometni Klub GOŠK Gabela
Full name Gabeoski Omladinski Športski Klub[1]
(Gabela's Youth Sports Club)
Nickname(s) Plavi Lavovi (Blue Lions)
Founded 1919; 95 years ago (1919)
Ground Podavala
Ground Capacity 3,000
Chairman Zlatko Kojić
Manager Faruk Kulović
League First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
2012–13 Premijer Liga BiH, 15th
Website Club home page

GOŠK Gabela is a football team based in Gabela, Čapljina in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The name GOŠK in Croatian means Gabeoski Omladinski Športski Klub (Gabela Youth Sports Club). In season 2010–11, GOŠK won 1st place in First League of FBiH and it promoted to Premier League of BiH, elite football league in BiH.

Their home ground is Podavala (old name Erar) in Gabela which holds about 3,000 people. GNK Dinamo Zagreb donated 5,000 chairs to club.

Their supporters are known as the Blue Lions (Plavi Lavovi). They were founded 2001.

President of club is Pero Pavlović [2] and sports director is Lujo Ilić.[3]

History[edit]

The first ball in Gabela was brought by Andrija Korda and Vidan Krvavacin 1919, from Mostar.[4]

1941–45 the club was dissolved because of World War II. In the 1948. the club is formed again. Club named GOŠK after the recommendations of Milorad Mandrapa in 1958. Under the name GOŠK achieved all the more important results which are competitive Gabela ranked among the most popular sports village in the former Yugoslavia. In Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia GOŠK mostly played in Fourth Unfederal League (Mostar zone) in the seasons (1948–60, 1962–63, 1964–66, 1968–92) and three times in Third League (1961–62, 1963–64, 1966–67).[5]

In 1990s club played in First League of Herzeg-Bosnia, of 2001–03 in Second League of FBiH, 2003–11 First League of FBiH and now in Premier League of BiH.

Former names[6]

  • 1919–26 — FK Zmaj
  • 1926–35 — FK Seljačka Sloga
  • 1935–41 — Seljački športski klub (ŠSK)
  • 1948–49 — NK Zmaj
  • 1949–58 — NK Sloga
  • 1958–today — GOŠK Gabela

Current squad[edit]

First Team Squad 2011–14 [7][8][edit]

As of 28 July 2013

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

No. Position Player
Croatia GK Andrej Jovičić
Bosnia and Herzegovina GK Vlatko Raguž
Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Zlatko Kojić
Croatia DF Josip Bonacin
Croatia DF Mario Mornar
Croatia DF Stanko Cvitković
Croatia DF Tihomir Jelavić
Croatia DF Drago Miličević
Croatia DF Ivan Perić
Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Mladen Stjepanović
Croatia MF Stipe Dodig
No. Position Player
Croatia MF Danijel Marić
Croatia MF Luka Fuštin
Croatia MF Miljenko Bošnjak
Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Josip Ereiz
Croatia MF Stjepan Šimičić
Croatia MF Ivan Baćak
Croatia FW Marko Lepinjica
Croatia FW Davorin Mustapić
Croatia FW Željko Malčić

Places in Leagues and Cups[edit]

In Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia:

Season League Place
1966–67 Yugoslav Third League (Dubrovnik zone) [9] 12th ↓
1963–64 Yugoslav Third League (Mostar zone) [10] 12th ↓
1961–62 Yugoslav Third League (Mostar zone) [11] 11th ↓

In Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia and BiH:

Season League Place
2012–13 Premier League of BiH 15th ↓
2011–12 Premier League of BiH 13th
2010–11 First League of FBiH 1st ↑
2009–10 First League of FBiH 7th
2008–09 First League of FBiH 6th
2007–08 First League of FBiH 2nd
2006–07 First League of FBiH 6th
2005–06 First League of FBiH 8th
2004–05 First League of FBiH 10th
2003–04 First League of FBiH 8th
2002–03 Second League of FBiH (Center Division) 1st ↑
2001–02 Second League of FBiH (Center Division)  ?
2000–01 First League of FBiH 13th ↓
1999–00 First League of Herzeg-Bosnia 10th
1998–99 First League of Herzeg-Bosnia 11th
1997–98 First League of Herzeg-Bosnia 8th
1996–97 First League of Herzeg-Bosnia 8th
1995–96 First League of Herzeg-Bosnia 4th
1994–95 First League of Herzeg-Bosnia 7th
1993–94 First League of Herzeg-Bosnia 4th
Season National Cup Place
2012–13 Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup 1/4 final
2011–12 Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup 1/8 final
2010–11 Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup 1/16 final
2008–09 Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup 1/8 final

Young categories[edit]

Cadets and juniors play in Youth League of BiH - South. Unilt pioneers and prior to pioneers play in Youth League of Herzeg-Neretvans county.

Andrija Anković Memorial Tournament[edit]

Every year since 1986, in Gabela, GOŠK Gabela host a memorial tournament in the name of Andrija Anković in which teams such as GNK Dinamo Zagreb, HNK Hajduk Split, NK Široki Brijeg and HŠK Zrinjski Mostar usually play in.

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