FK Novi Sad

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FK Novi Sad
Full name Fudbalski klub Novi Sad
Nickname(s) Kanarinci (The Canaries)
Founded June 23, 1921; 93 years ago (1921-06-23)
Ground Detelinara Stadium, Novi Sad
Ground Capacity 6,000
President Serbia Milan Đurović
Head Coach Bulgaria Zoran Janković
League Zone League
2013–14 Serbian League Vojvodina, 16th (relegated)
Website Club home page

FK Novi Sad (Serbian Cyrillic: ФК Нови Сад) is professional football club from Novi Sad, Serbia, more precisely from the Detelinara urban neighborhood. The club currently playing in the Zone Leagues, the fourth tier in Serbia's football league system.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1921 with the name NTK (Novosadski Trgovački Klub, Novi Sad Commercial Club), and played in the regional leagues. In 1923, the won the local Novi Sad football league. In 1954, FK Eđšeg (named Jedinstvo) and FK Radnički[1] (NTK) were merged into one club, renamed into RFK Novi Sad (Radnički Fudbalski Klub Novi Sad). The club moved to the stadium which was formerly of Jedinstvo and the yellow and blue colors were inspired by the pre-war club NAK Novi Sad.[2]

Since then, the club started improving in the competition, and in 1961 they earned promotion to the Yugoslav First League. They played 3 seasons in the national highest level, with best Yugoslav teams coming to play to Detelinara Stadium. In their first top flight season they experienced difficulties and finished in 10th place out of 12 teams, avoiding relegation by only one spot. However in 1962–63 their performance was much stronger and they finished in 8th in an expanded 14 teams competition in front of traditionally stronger teams such as Hajduk Split or their main city rivals, Vojvodina. However in 1963-64 they finished 13th and by only one point they did not manage to avoid relegation.[3] The competitiveness that season was so tough that at the end only 4 points separated the 7th-placed Vojvodina from the bottom team, 14th, FK Vardar. Ever since, RFK Novi Sad never managed again to play in the national top flight, playing mostly in the Yugoslav Second League during Yugoslav period.

After the dissolution of SFR Yugoslavia in 1991, RFK Novi Sad became the only club to play in 14 consecutive editions of the Second League of FR Yugoslavia. In 2006, they were relegated, however, after only one season, they were back to the, now renamed, Serbian First League. In 2011, the club celebrated its 90th birthday.[4] In 2012, the club has changed its name in FK Novi Sad.

Club colours and crest[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Clubs stadium is located in Detelinara neighbourhood, in Novi Sad, and can hold up to 6,000 people.[5]

Support[edit]

The organized supporters of FK Novi Sad are known as Korida, which was founded in 1990.[6]

Honours and achievements[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of May 2013. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Serbia GK Darko Ristić
Serbia GK Srđan Popin
Serbia GK Vladimir Kalajdžić
Serbia DF Bojan Babić
Bulgaria DF Kiril Chobanov
Serbia DF Marko Zečević
Serbia DF Dušan Mijić
Serbia DF Vukašin Jelić
Serbia DF Marko Strugar
Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Marko Novaković
Serbia DF Aleksandar Mijatović
Serbia DF Milovan Petrić (on loan from Vojvodina)
Serbia MF Bojan Ilić
Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Saša Vidović
Serbia MF Novica Maksimović
Serbia MF Stefan Radoja
No. Position Player
Cameroon MF Thierry Ako
Serbia MF Predrag Jerinić
Montenegro MF Zoran Vuković
Serbia MF Milorad Balabanović
Serbia MF Aleksandar Jovanović
Serbia MF Filip Bajić
Serbia MF Marko Renić
Serbia MF Uroš Nenadović
Serbia MF Uroš Puškaš
Serbia FW Saša Bogunović
Serbia FW Damir Čeković
Serbia FW Marko Spasojević
Serbia FW Darko Roksa
Serbia FW Nemanja Grujić
Montenegro FW Šaleta Kordić (on loan from Vojvodina)
Serbia FW Milan Đanković

For the list of current and former players with Wikipedia articles, please see: Category:FK Novi Sad players.

Results and fixtures[edit]

2014[edit]

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Club profile at Prva Liga Srbije
  2. ^ History at clubs official website (Serbian)
  3. ^ History at clubs official website (Serbian)
  4. ^ History at clubs official website (Serbian)
  5. ^ History at clubs official website (Serbian)
  6. ^ History at clubs official website (Serbian)
  7. ^ http://novorossia.su/ru/node/4465

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