NK Tezno Maribor

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This article is about the football club established in 2006. For the dissolved club, see NK Kovinar Maribor.
Tezno Maribor
Club crest
Full name Nogometni Klub Tezno Maribor[1]
Nickname(s) Rdeči Vragi (The Red Devils)
Tezenčani
Founded 2006; 8 years ago (2006)[1]
Ground Kovinar Stadium,[2]
Tezno, Maribor
Ground Capacity 200
President Iztok Raišp
Head Coach Milan Škerjanec
League 1. MNZ Maribor
2013–14 1. MNZ Maribor, 11th
Website Club home page

Nogometni Klub Tezno Maribor (English: Tezno Maribor Football Club), commonly referred to as NK Tezno Maribor or simply Tezno, is a Slovenian football club from Maribor, which plays in the 1. MNZ Maribor League, the fifth level in the Slovenian football system, under the name Kovinar Tezno. They play their matches at the Kovinar Stadium, located in the Tezno suburb of Maribor.[2]

History[edit]

NK Tezno Maribor was founded in 2006.[1][3] The club is legally not considered to be the successor of NK Kovinar Maribor and the statistics and honours of the two clubs are kept separate by the Football Association of Slovenia and the Association of 1. SNL.[1] As the old club was dissolved in the middle of the season, NK Tezno was still allowed to fully finish the 2006–07 season.[3]

They started playing in the Slovenian Sixth League. They gained promotion in the 2009–10 season, and were promoted again in the next year, to the Slovenian Fourth League. In the 2012–13 season, they were relegated back to the Slovenian Fifth League.

Stadium[edit]

Tezno plays their home matches at the Kovinar Stadium, which is located in the Tezno suburb.[2] The stadium can seat 200 spectators, while the overall capacity is around 1,000 (including the standing areas).[2] The stadium was once a speedway track.[2]

Colours[edit]

The traditional colours of the club are red and white.

Supporters[edit]

The club's supporters are named Rdeči Vragi (The Red Devils). They are mostly Tezno-based members of the Viole Maribor, supporters of NK Maribor. They claim to have around 400 active members, and consider themselves as the second most active group in Slovenia.[4]

Honours[edit]

  • Slovenian Fifth League
Winners (1): 2010–11
  • Slovenian Sixth League
Winners (1): 2009–10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "NZS: Klubi" [NZS: Clubs] (in Slovene). Football Association of Slovenia official website. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e stadioni.org. "Igrišče NK Kovinar" (in Slovene). stadioni.org. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b NK Tezno Maribor. "O klubu" (in Slovene). NK Tezno Maribor official website. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Supporters". Dobro Jutro newspaper (in Slovene). NK Tezno Maribor official website. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 

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