Red Star Belgrade
|Full name||Fudbalski Klub Crvena Zvezda Beograd|
|Nickname(s)||Crveno-beli (The Red-Whites)
Zvezda (The Star)
|Founded||4 March 1945|
|Ground||Red Star Stadium
|2012–13||Serbian SuperLiga, 2nd|
|Website||Club home page|
Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Црвена звезда Београд - Serbian pronunciation: [t͡srʋena zʋeːzda beǒɡrad]), commonly known as Red Star Belgrade, or simply Red Star, is a Serbian professional football club based in Belgrade, the major part of the Red Star Sports Society and the most successful club in Serbia, with a record of 25 national championships and 24 national cups in both Serbian and ex-Yugoslav competitions. Red Star was also the most successful club in former Yugoslavia and finished as first in the Yugoslav First League all-time table. They are the only Serbian (and ex-Yugoslav) club to have ever won the European Cup, having done so in 1991, and the only team from the Balkans and Eastern Europe to have ever won the Intercontinental Cup, which it also won in 1991. In the following season, Red Star reached the semi-finals of the European cup. Before they reached 1957, 1971, the semi-finals, as well as 1958, 1974, 1981, 1982, 1987 the quarterfinals of the European Cup. In 1979, they reached the UEFA Cup final, but lost to Borussia Mönchengladbach. Also, they reached in 1975 the semifinals of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.
Red Star is the most successful club from the Balkans and Eastern Europe, being the only club which was both European and World club champion. Since the 1991–92 season Red Star failed to qualify in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.
According to 2008 polls, Red Star Belgrade is the most popular football club in Serbia, with nearly 48.2% of the population supporting them. They have many supporters in all other former Yugoslavian republics and in the Serbian diaspora. Their main rivals are fellow Belgrade side Partizan. The championship matches between these two clubs are known as The Eternal derby. In September 2009, British Daily Mail ranked the Red Star – Partizan derby fourth among the 10 greatest football rivalries of all time.
According to the International Federation of Football History & Statistics' list of the Top 200 European clubs of the 20th century, Red Star Belgrade is the highest-ranked Serbian and ex-Yugoslavian club, sharing the 27th position on the list with Feyenoord. In 2011, American web site Bleacher Report ranked Red Star among the Top 50 most influential teams in the world.
- 1 History
- 2 Crest and colors
- 3 Stadium
- 4 Youth school
- 5 Supporters
- 6 The Eternal derby
- 7 Club honours and achievements
- 8 Club records
- 9 Current squad
- 10 Technical staff
- 11 Club management
- 12 Notable players
- 13 Coaching history
- 14 Club presidents
- 15 Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors
- 16 In popular culture
- 17 References
- 18 External links
In February 1945, during World War II, a group of young men, members of the Serbian United Antifascist Youth League, decided to form a Youth Physical Culture Society, that was to become Red Star Belgrade on 4 March. At the end of the Second World War, several pre-war Yugoslav clubs were dissolved because they had played matches during the war and were labelled collaborators by Marshal Tito's communist authorities. Two of these clubs from Belgrade were SK Jugoslavija and BSK Belgrade. Red Star was formed from the remains of Jugoslavija and they were given Jugoslavija's stadium, offices, players, and even their red and white colours. The name Red Star was assigned to the club after a long discussion, and the first vice presidents of the Sport Society, Zoran Žujović and Slobodan Ćosić, were the ones who assigned it. Red star was soon adopted as a symbol of Yugoslavia and Serbia, a sporting institution that remains the country's most popular to this day. On that day, Red Star played the first football match in the club's history against the First Battalion of the Second Brigade of KNOJ (People's Defence Corps of Yugoslavia) and won 3–0.
Red Stars first successes involved small steps to recognition. The club won its first championship in 1953. It was a team of players such as Beara, Durković, Stanković, Popović, Mitić, Kostić and Šekularac. Those football players, whose names are still remembered, won four Yugoslav championships and two Cups, not missing the opportunity to win every Yugoslav Trophy for five straight seasons. As champions, Red Star were Yugoslavia's entrants into the 1957–58 European Cup where they were famously beaten 5–4 on aggregate by English champions Manchester United in the quarter-finals, with the team managed by Matt Busby beating Red Star 2–1 in the first leg in England before drawing 3–3 with them in Yugoslavia in the return game on 5 February at JNA Stadium. The second leg is notable for being the last game played by the "Busby Babes". On the return flight to England the following day, the plane crashed in Munich, West Germany, resulting in the deaths of 23 people including eight Manchester United players.
In 1958, Red Star won its first European trophy, the Mitropa Cup, who had been played during summer, in the break between the seasons. Following the Mitropa cup, one of the most influential figures in Red Star's history began to emerge as a force for change in the club. Miljan Miljanić was a football player in Red Star in the 1950s, but it was during his tenure as head coach in the summer of 1966 that he achieved fame. In the first season, he completely changed the club's lineup of players and the club finished fifth in the table, the same as in the previous year. Afterwards, the generation led by Dragan Džajić, officially the best player in the history of Serbia and one of the best left wingers in the history of the world, began to leave a deep mark on Yugoslav and Serbian football.
After the Miljanić era, it was not before the time of Gojko Zec, whose reign as head coach was to last four years and bring Red Star three trophies and the first great European final. The first season with Gojko Zec at the helm was quite literally a real demonstration of force – the league was won with an advantage of nine points over all rivals, which was, up to that moment, the biggest margin of victory in the history of the league. In the following season, Red Star finished second in the league, paving the way for a great performance in the 1978–1979 season of the UEFA Cup. After eliminating teams like Arsenal, West Bromwich and Hertha BSC, Red Star achieved for the first time the Cup final. And there, Red Star met on Borussia Mönchengladbach, which played five European finals from 1973-1980. The Germans, awaited about 100,000 fiery supporters, fall in residues by a goal from Miloš Šestić, but Jurišić’s gave Gladbach a psychological advantage before the rematch. This game was played at the Rheinstadion in Düsseldorf, where Italian referee gave a questionable penalty to the Germans, and the Danish player Allan Simonsen sealed Red Star's fate. The Foals won 2-1 on aggregate.
After the 1970s, historical matches against Udo Lattek’s Barcelona followed during the 1982–83 European Cup Winners' Cup. In both matches Barcelona was the better team and Red Star was finally eliminated. Remarkably was, when Barça’s Maradona scored his second goal in front of about 100,000 spectators at "Marakana", the Belgrade audience were so excited about the goal, that even the loyal Belgrade fans applauded Maradona. Gojko Zec returns to the team in 1983, finding only one player from the champions generation he was coaching back in 1977 – Miloš Šestić. Zec similarly repeated the team’s triumph from his previous mandate by winning the championship immediately upon his arrival. Gojko Zec would later leave the club in a controversial Scheiber's case-style scandal which was the result of irregularities in the 1986 season.
After Zec left in 1986, there were great changes in the club. The management of the club, run by Dragan Džajić and Vladimir Cvetković, began to build a team that could compete with some of the most powerful European side. During that summer, Velibor Vasović became coach and the side was strengthened by acquiring a number of talented young players, among whom Dragan Stojković and Borislav Cvetković stood out. In the first season that started with penalty points, Red Star focused on the European Cup and achieving good results. In 1987, a five-year plan was developed by the club with the only goal being to win the European Cup. All that was planned was finally achieved. On the club's birthday in 1987, it started. Real Madrid were defeated at "Marakana". From that day through to March 1992, Red Star enjoyed the best period of success in its history. In these five seasons, Red Star won four National Championships; in the last of those four years of heyday, the club won the 1991 European Cup Final which was played in Bari. Red Star coach Petrović brought the team to Italy a week before the finals, in order to peacefully prepare the players for a forthcoming encounter with Olympique. By that time, Red Star had 18 scores at 8 matches, whereas the French champion had 20. Therefore, the 100th European competing final was expected to be a spectacle of offense. Nonetheless, both Petrović and Goethals opted for a defence and the match settled down into a war of attrition. After a 120 minute game and only few chances on both sides, the decision was made following the penalty shootout. After several minutes of stressful penalties, two of Marseille's players missed their penalties, and Darko Pančev converted his penalty and brought the European Cup to Yugoslavia for the first time. Red Star won the shootout 5-3 on 29 May 1991 in front of 60,000 spectators and the millions watching on television around the world. 20,000 Red Star fans at Stadio San Nicola and millions of them all over Yugoslavia and the World celebrate the greatest joy in Red Star’s history. Sadly the night of the 1991 European Cup Final was to prove to be one of the final times that Yugoslavia could come together to celebrate as one. They won unbeaten the 1990–91 European Cup in Bari and the 1991 Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo.
In 1992, the club was weakened by the departure of almost the whole champions generation (new players were later added, such as Drobnjak and Ivić). In addition, Red Star had to defend the trophy out of their country due to the war in former Yugoslavia (not even in Serbia, although there was possible), thereby reducing their chances of defending their title. UEFA changed the form of the championship that year and instead of the cup they started the 1991–92 Champions League, in which eight best teams from the continent participated. In domestic competition, main rival Dinamo Zagreb left the league, just as all the other clubs from Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia did, and the championship in a Yugoslavia that was cut in size was played on the edge of observance of regulations around the beginning of the Bosnian War. At the end of May the UN had the country under sanctions and dislodging Yugoslav football from the international scene. The disintegration of Yugoslavia, the civil war (1992–1995), the inflation and the UN sanctions have hit Red Star hard. In the period between May 1992 and May 2000, only one championship victory was celebrated at "Marakana". However, they did manage to win five cups, along with several glorious European performances, including the famed 1996 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup showdown against an FC Barcelona side which featured Ronaldo and Hristo Stoichkov.
Immediately after the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia ended, Red Star won the 17th cup in its history by winning 4:2 against Partizan. Just a season later, the club returned to the European spotlight by making it to the 2001–02 UEFA Champions League qualification, where Red Star was eliminated by Bayer from Leverkusen (0-0 and 0-3 in away), which would later be a finalist in the Champions League that year. Muslin left the bench in September 2001, after which Red Star's subsequent seasons became more volatile.
In the 2006–07 UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds, Red Star was barely eliminated (by 3-1 aggregate score) same A.C. Milan side which ended up winning the 2007 UEFA Champions League Final. Furthermore, the campaign in Group F of the 2007–08 UEFA Cup was a large disappointment, especially given that the first game against Bayern Munich was a sensational last-minute loss (by a score of 2-3 in Belgrade). In those recent years, Red Star's teams featured the likes of Žigić, Pantelić, Janković, Luković, Basta, Biševac, Milijaš, Koroman, Castillo, Gueye, and Đokić. For six straight years, they have not won the League crown. During those six years, the title has been won by Partizan each time. Although Red Star did manage to pull off two cups win in 2010 and 2012, previously was Partizan eliminated (2-0 at home, 1-0), they have not had any major successes in the last six years and have not appeared in the group stage of any UEFA competition since 2007.
Crest and colors
At the end of the World War II, several of pre-war Yugoslav clubs were dissolved because they had played matches during the war and were labelled collaborators by Marshal Tito's communist authorities. One of these clubs were SK Jugoslavija from Belgrade. Red Star was formed from the remains of Jugoslavija and they were given their red and white colours. The typical kit of Red Star is a shirt with red and white vertical stripes, and red or white shorts and socks. Sometimes used the club also an all-red one next to the all-white one. Red Star used also as away kit or third kit, an all-blue jersey, but very rarely, so that the club used all the colours of the Serbian flag. The crest is a red five-pointed star, white framed, on a red-white background. In addition, the whole crest is framed with gold colour. In two golden stars on the top of their emblem, symbolizing the twenty titles won.
Red Star's home ground is the Red Star Stadium. With a maximum capacity of about 60 000, of which 55,538 seats, it is the largest stadium in Serbia and in the former Yugoslavia. The stadium was opened in 1963, and in the course of time and due to the fact that stadium's former capacity was about 110,000, it got the unofficial moniker "Marakana", after the large and famous Maracanã stadium in Brazil, and Belgrad's sold-out "Marakana" garnered the reputation of being a very tough ground for visiting teams to play in. During the mid-90s, in order to meet UEFA demands for spectators comfort and security, standing places at the stadium were completely done away with and seats were installed on all four stands. In the years, since the stadium's capacity was gradually decreased, followed different stadium modernisations. In 2008, the club reconstructed the stadium's pitch Under-soil grass heaters, improved drainage system were installed and new modern turf replaced the old surface. The training pitch, located next to the stadium, was also renovated by laying down synthetic turf and installing new lighting equipment. In 2011, the stadium received also a new modern LED scoreboard. Today, the stadium has a central lodge, named 5 Zvezdinih Zvezda (English: 5 Star's of Red Star), which consist of five segments, each bears the name of one of Red Star's legendary players (Mitić, Šekularac, Džajić, Petrović, Stojković), two other VIP lounges and a special VIP gallery with over 450 seats. It has also modern press box with a capacity of 344 seats including seven extra-comfortable seats, an extra media center, the Red Cafe and a restaurant. On the west stand of the stadium exist also an official Red Star shop along with a Delije shop. The playing field measures are 110 x 73 m, and is illuminated at 1,400 lux floodlights. According to the known German Web portal "Stadionwelt", belongs Belgrade’s "Marakana" to the Top 50 football stadiums in Europa, that must be seen. In 2012, American Bleacher Report ranked the Red Star Stadium, especially if it’s sold out, on the 1st place among the most intimidating stadiums in the world.
See also: Red Star Belgrade Academy
Red Star's team was always formed out of its youth players and by bringing young, talented footballers, mainly from other Serbian clubs, like Dragan Stojković, but also from other Yugoslav clubs, like Robert Prosinečki, into the team. During its history, the club had continuously developed numerous professional football players. Probably its most notable home-bred footballers are definitely Dragan Džajić (retired), officially the best player in the history of Serbia (the choice of the Football Association on the 50th anniversary of UEFA, known as the Golden Player), who achieved the 3rd place at the election for the European Footballer of the Year in 1968, and is part, next to players like Zidane, Van Basten and Beckenbauer, of "the greatest European Championship XI of all time", elected by Goal.com. Dragoslav Šekularac (retired), who was runners-up with Yugoslavia at 1960 European Football Championship, Vladimir Petrović "Pižon" (retired), Vladimir Jugović, who was two times European Champion (with Red Star & Juventus), Nemanja Vidić, who won with Manchester United the Champions League, as well as Dejan Stanković with Inter Milan, and Dušan Savić(retired). Another former players were Stanislav Karasi, Vladica Popović, Vladislav Bogićević, the brothers Boško and Milko Đurovski, Zoran Filipović, Ratomir Dujković, Ognjen Petrović, followed by Stevan Stojanović, the goalkeeper of the Europa Cup winner generation from 1991, and striker Miloš Šestić. Further notable players from the recent past are former Real Madrid player Perica Ognjenović, Nebojša Krupniković, Goran Drulić, Zoran Jovičić, Vladan Lukić, Goran Gavrančić, Nikola Lazetić and Ivan Dudić. Further are Marko Pantelić, Boško Janković, Dušan Basta, Nenad Tomović, Zvonko Milojević, Filip Đorđević, Vujadin Savić, Jagoš Vuković, Vladimir Stojković, Uroš Ćosić, Nenad Lalatović, Dragan Mrđa, Dejan Milovanović and Vladimir Dišljenković. Former Red Star & Real Madrid football coach legend Miljan Miljanić, was also member of Red Star’s football youth school.
The organized supporters of Red Star are known as Delije, the plural of the singular form Delija, which in Serbian generally signifies a courageous, brave, strong or even handsome young man. A rough English translation might be simply "Hardman". The name Delije first began to be used by hardcore Red Star supporters during late 1980s, with official inauguration taking place in 1989. Up to that point, the Red Star fans were scattered amongst several organized fan groups that shared in the north stand of Red Star's stadium. The Delije belongs today to one of the most famous supporter groups in the world, who support all clubs in the Red Star Sports Society. Their style of supporting includes the use of large and small flags, displaying of banners and especially the creation of colorful and large choreographies, noisy and constant cheering and other supporters stuff. The acoustic support is often coordinated by a so-called "Vodja" (Serbian: leader) by a megaphone and accompanied by drums. Delije members exist also outside of Belgrade, as well exist various fan groups in cities across Serbia, Montenegro and Republika Srpska. They also have members in all other former Yugoslavian republics and in the Yugoslavian diaspora. As a sign of appreciation, Red Star painted in the late 1990s, the word Delije in block letters across their stadium's north stand.
The Eternal derby
Red Star’s fiercest and long standing city rival is FK Partizan, the other large and popular sport society in Serbia. The clubs are also the most popular ones in Montenegro and Republika Srpska. They also have many supporters in all other former Yugoslavian republics and also in the Yugoslavian diaspora. The rival started immediately after the creation of the two clubs in 1945. Red Star was founded with close ties to the Interior ministry and Partizan as the football section of the Yugoslav People's Army. Since then, both clubs have been dominant in domestic football. The match is particularly noted for the passion of the Red Star’s supporters, called Delije, and Partizan’s supporters, the Grobari (English: Gravediggers or Undertakers). The stands of both teams feature fireworks, coloured confetti, flags, rolls of paper, torches, smoke, drums, giant posters and choreographies, used to create visual grandeur and apply psychological pressure on the visiting teams, hence the slogan "Welcome to Hellgrade". Some fans use sometimes also trumpets, similar to the supporters in South America. This creates for the region a typical and distinctive Balkan Brass Band atmosphere. Both sets of supporters sing passionate songs against their rivals, and the stadiums are known to bounce with the simultaneous jumping of the fans. There are many derbies in world football but very few compare to this, it is more than just game and has a deeper meaning. The duel is regarded as one of the greatest football rivalries in the world and the matches between these rivals have been labeled as the Eternal derby. Given its widespread touch on the entirety of a major city, it's dubbed one of, along with the Old Firm, the Rome derby and the Istanbul derby, the most heated rivalries in European football. In 2009, British Daily Mail ranked the Eternal derby 4th among the 10 greatest football rivalries of all time. The biggest attendance for a Red Star - Partizan match was about 108,000 spectators at the Red Star Stadium.
Club honours and achievements
Red Star has won 2 international trophies 2 regional and 49 domestic making them the most successful football club in Serbia and former Yugoslavia.
National Championships – 25 (record)
- Yugoslav First League
- FR Yugoslavia First League/Serbia and Montenegro First League
- Serbian SuperLiga
National Cups – 24 (record)
- Yugoslav Cup
- FR Yugoslavia Cup/Serbia and Montenegro Cup
- Serbian Cup
Red Star is the most successful club from Serbia (and former Yugoslavia) in all European competitions, and the only club from Eastern Europe that has won both UEFA Champions League and Intercontinental Cup. The club competed in 50th European seasons, and the most notable results are:
International titles – 4
- European Cup
- Inter-Cities Fairs Cup/UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
- Dragan Stojković (1988), (1989)
- Darko Pančev (1991)
- Dragan Džajić (2004)
team|Yugoslavian Dragan Džajić is Red Star’s record appearance holder, with 615 matches. The goal-scoring record-holder is also Dragan Džajić, with 370 goals. Numerous Red Star’s players were in the Yugoslavian national team and Rajko Mitić, Dragoslav Šekularac, Dragan Džajić, Branko Stanković, Vladimir Durković, Vladica Popović, Jovan Aćimović, Vladimir Petrović, Tomislav Ivković, Dušan Savić, Miloš Šestić, Dragan Stojković and Dejan Savićević (a former player A.C. Milan ) are among them. Dragan Džajić played 85 matches for the Yugoslavian national football team, a national record. Red Star holds records such as to be only the second foreign team that could beat Liverpool on the Anfield Road (after Ferencváros in the 1967–68 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup), which was also the only defeat of Liverpool at home in the European Cup history in the whole 20th century (during 1973–74 European Cup). Red Star was also the first team that could beat Bayern Munich on the Olympic Stadium in its long UEFA competition history (during the 1990–91 European Cup). They are the only Serbian (and ex-Yugoslav) club, and only the second team from this southern corner of Europe and Eastern Europe, to have ever won the European Cup, having done in 1991, which was also the 100th UEFA competing final. Red Star is among the nine clubs, which have ever won the European Cup unbeaten. They are also the only team from the Balkans and Eastern Europe to have ever won the Intercontinental Cup, which it won also in 1991. Red Star is the most successful club from the Balkans and Eastern Europe being the only club to win both UEFA Champions League and Intercontinental Cup.
Top 10 scorers of all time
|1||Dragan Džajić||1963–75; 1977–78||370|
|4||Bora Kostić||1951–61; 1962-66||158|
|10||Stanislav Karasi||1965–66; 1968-74||57|
Last updated on: 25 October 2013
Top 10 most appearances of all time
|1||Dragan Džajić||1963–75; 1977–78||615|
|5||Vladimir "Pižon" Petrović||1972–82||257|
|6||Bora Kostić||1951–61; 1962-66||250|
Last updated on: 25 October 2013
Club all-time European record
|Red Star Belgrade||Seasons||P||W||D||L||GF||GA||Match %W|
|Representing FR Yugoslavia||11||66||26||20||20||106||78||39.39|
|Representing SFR Yugoslavia||33||179||89||30||60||346||237||49.72|
|European Cup / Champions League||108||55||19||34|
|UEFA Cup / Europa League||141||60||31||50|
|European Cup Winners' Cup||34||12||10||12|
|UEFA Super Cup||1||0||0||1|
- As of Aug 08, 2013
- As of 28 Nov 2013
|167||Red Star Belgrade||9.325|
Best results in European competitions
|European Cup / UEFA Champions League|
|1991||Winner||defeat Olympique de Marseille 0–0 in Bari, 5–3 pen.|
|UEFA Cup / Europa League|
|1979||Runners-up||lost to Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–1 in Belgrade, 0–1 in Düsseldorf|
|UEFA Cup Winners' Cup|
|1975||Semi final||lost to Ferencváros Budapest 1–2 in Budapest, 2–2 in Belgrade|
|1958||Winner||defeat Spartak Trnava on 7–3 aggregate|
|1968||Winner||defeat Spartak Trnava 0–1 in Trnava, 4–1 in Belgrade|
Biggest win in UEFA competition:
|European Cup / UEFA Champions League|
|1957–58||Red Star – Stade Dudelange||9–1|
|1969–70||Red Star – Linfield F.C.||8–0|
|1980–81||Red Star – Hibernians F.C.||8–1|
Out on loan
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Players with dual citizenship
For recent transfers see List of Serbian football transfers summer 2013.
Updated 21 December 2012
Stars of Red Star
Red Star has almost a 50 year long tradition of giving the title of the Star of Red Star (Serbian: Звездина звезда / Zvezdina zvezda) to the players that had a major impact on the club's history and have made the name of the club famous around the globe. So far, five players and the entire 1991 team were officially given the title. They are:
- The 1st Star of Red Star: Rajko Mitić
- The 2nd Star of Red Star: Dragoslav Šekularac
- The 3rd Star of Red Star: Dragan Džajić
- The 4th Star of Red Star: Vladimir Petrović "Pižon"
- The 5th Star of Red Star: Dragan Stojković "Piksi"
- The 6th Star of Red Star: The 1991 European Cup Winner Generation
The 1991 European and World Champions Generation
Coach: Ljupko Petrović
More notable players
- To appear in this section a player must have either:
- Played at least 80 matches for the club.
- Has senior national team appearances.
For details see List of Red Star Belgrade football coaches
- Mita Miljković (1948–1951)
- Isa Jovanović (1951–1952)
- Sava Radojčić (1952–1954)
- Dragoslav Marković (1954–1955)
- Milić Bugarčić (1955–1956)
- Dragoje Đurić (1956)
- Dušan Blagojević (1956–1960)
- Milić Bugarčić (1960–1963)
- Radovan Pantović (1963–1965)
- Dušan Blagojević (1965–1968)
- Nikola Bugarčić (1968–1977)
- Radovan Pantović (1977–1981)
- Brana Dimitrijević (1981–1982)
- Vlastimir Purić (1982)
- Miladin Šakić (1982–87)
- Svetozar Mijailović (1987–1993)
- Dragan Džajić (1998–2004)
- commission: Miša Marinković and Ivan Grujin (2004–2005)
- Dragan Stojković (2005–2007)
- Toplica Spasojević (2007–2008)
- Dobrivoje Tanasijević (2008–2009)
- Vladan Lukić (2009–2012)
- Dragan Džajić (2012–present)
Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors
|Period||Kit Manufacturer||Shirt Sponsor|
|2010||2344 – Za moju Zvezdu|
In popular culture
The popular Serbian folk singer Boban Zdravković, devoted during the 90s to Red Star a song with the name "Marakano". Among the Red Star fans the song become to a cult.
The team gives its name to Italian book Crvena Zvezda, Enrico Varrecchione. The novel is based on a football uchronia involving AC Milan and Red Star, leading to a different historical background who prevent Silvio Berlusconi to win the elections in 1994.
Billy Bragg's 1991 UK top thirty hit song "Sexuality" contains the lyric "I had an uncle who once played for Red Star Belgrade." When interviewed many years later Bragg was asked if this was true, to which he replied that his uncle actually played for Fulham but that did not fit the rhyme with played.
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