FC Ljubljana

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Ljubljana
Club crest
Full name FC Ljubljana
Nickname(s) Šiškarji
Founded 23 June 2005; 12 years ago (2005-06-23)[1][2]
Dissolved 2011; 7 years ago (2011)[3]
Ground ŽŠD,
Ljubljana
Ground Capacity 3,986

FC Ljubljana was a Slovenian football club, based in the capital city of Ljubljana. It was founded on 23 June 2005.[1][2] The club regarded themselves as the spiritual continuation of NK Ljubljana, who went bankrupt and was abolished in 2005. However, legally FC Ljubljana was a distinct and separate club, and was not entitled to claim the honours of the old NK Ljubljana.[3] Football Association of Slovenia and Association of 1. SNL did not recognized the history and statistics before 2005.[1][2] FC Ljubljana folded and was dissolved in 2011.[3]

History[edit]

The club emerged after the dissolvement of NK Ljubljana, a club which played in the Slovenian First League for many years, but went bankrupt in 2005. However, in spite of inheriting old Ljubljana's supporters and colours, FC Ljubljana was legally not considered as the successor of NK Ljubljana and the statistics and honours of the two clubs were kept separate by the Slovenian Football Association.

The club was established on 23 June 2005, and started to compete in the fifth league.[1][2] In 2006 they have finished second after Olimpija, scoring 15 wins and 66 goals in 17 matches. Next season they finished second again, but were promoted, due to forced relegation of Svoboda. They missed another promotion by one point in 2009, but then managed to win the fourth league and qualify for 3. SNL in the next year. After a season in third tier, Ljubljana was expelled from the league due to financial difficulties and was dissolved in 2011.[3]

Honours[edit]

Winners (1): 2009–10[4]
Runners-up (1): 2006–07[5]

Stadium[edit]

Ljubljana played home matches at ŽŠD Stadium, located in the lower part of Šiška district. The ground was given to the club by the Railway administration and is therefore placed in a corner of railway tracks connection. It is named after Železničarsko Športno Društvo, railway sports society, which has maintained it for the most of the club's history. Among other railway clubs forming the society, it has been used particularly by the athletics club ŽAK, which was taken as a nickname for the stadium. It was built in 1930 and renovated for regional athletics championship in 1990. The stadium has a capacity of 2,468 seats. It is currently the only football venue in Ljubljana, that fulfills all infrastructure licence criteria. The main stand was renovated in 2009, with the seats forming name of the club.

Supporters and rivalry[edit]

Although bearing the tradition of city's second club, FC Ljubljana had a relatively small support. In the city derby, that continues the traditional rivalry between clubs' foreruners Železničar and Odred, most of the crowds are on the side of popular citizens club Olimpija. Despite having lost almost all of its support after the first bankrupt, a small group of Špediterji stayed loyal to the club.

City derbies[edit]

Date
Competition
Ground
Score
Scorers
26 August 2005 2.MNZ League Bežigrad 3–1 Ubavič, Pate, Komočar; Lovrec
7 September 2005 MNZ Cup ŽŠD 2–1 (p) Krapež, Fažon; Podgajski
1 April 2006 2.MNZ League ŽŠD 2–0 Ubavič (2)
Ljubljana win
Olimpija win

Club logo and colours[edit]

FC Ljubljana adopted typical railway identity, using traditional Železničar's blue-white combination. Although playing home matches in all-blue, the team is still nicknamed as Modro-beli (Blue-whites) and the club's logo still uses stripes as the railway symbol.

Domestic league and cup results[edit]

Season League Position Pts P W D L GF GA Cup
2005–06 5th level 2 45 17 15 0 2 66 10 x
2006–07 5th level 2 40 16 13 1 2 60 21 x
2007–08 4th level 4 48 26 15 3 8 47 29 x
2008–09 4th level 3 49 26 14 7 5 55 29 x
2009–10 4th level 1 58 26 18 4 4 80 19 x
2010–11 3.SNL 7 40 26 11 7 8 48 47 x
Totals 0 Titles 240 111 75 15 21 308 108 0 Cups

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "NOGOMETNO DRUŠTVO FC LJUBLJANA -> Dodatni poda.." (in Slovenian). PIRS.si. Archived from the original on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "NOGOMETNO DRUŠTVO FC LJUBLJANA" (in Slovenian). bizi.si. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d Rok Plestenjak (10 November 2013). "Šišenski boj proti mlinom na veter" (in Slovenian). Siol. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Regionalna Ljubljanska liga 2009/10" (in Slovenian). MNZ Ljubljana. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "MNZ liga 2006/07" (in Slovenian). MNZ Ljubljana. Retrieved 18 April 2016.