FK Belasica

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FK Belasica
FK Belasica New Logo.jpg
Full name Fudbalski klub Belasica Strumica
Nickname(s) Кенгури (Kangaroos)
Founded 22 April 1922; 95 years ago (1922-04-22)
Ground Mladost Stadium
Ground Capacity 6,500
Chairman Slavčo Vaskov-Pinda
Manager Vasko Georgiev
League Macedonian Second League (East)
2016–17 Third League (East), 1st (promoted)

FK Belasica (Macedonian: ФК Беласица) is a football club based in the city of Strumica, Republic of Macedonia. They currently play in the Macedonian Third League.

History[edit]

Belasica's old logo

The club was founded on 22 April 1922 at the cafe of Tašo Todorov, where fifty initiators gathered at the founding meeting for the football club Belasica Strumica. According to documents, the first meeting was held on 13 August 1922 with Gjorgi Moskov elected president, Tomi Kujundziev as secretary and Rosto Perov as treasurer.

The first match played in club history was against Pobeda from Skopje, where Belasica lost by the score of 1–0.

For the most part the team played in the Federal Eastern Yugoslav Second League containing only the teams from 3 Republics: Macedonia,Montenegro and Serbia, winning the Macedonian Republic league on two occasions. In Macedonia, the club had its biggest success in the early 2000s when they were runners-up of the Macedonian First League twice. Although they currently play in the second league it still plays an important role in Macedonian football is a countless source of football talent. The Macedonia national football team has had many players who have come from the Belasica youth school. Among them are: Goran Pandev, Aco Stojkov, Igor Gjuzelov, Robert Popov, Goran Popov, Zoran Baldovaliev, Dančo Masev and Goran Maznov.

In 2015, the club was bought to the Macedonian kickboxer Slavčo Vaskov-Pinda.[1]

The most notable player to come out of Belasica is Goran Pandev a current Macedonian international and Galatasaray player.[2]

Belasica's stadium[edit]

Mladost Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Strumica, Republic of Macedonia. It is currently used mostly for football matches and the stadium's capacity is 6,500 spectators.

Honours[edit]

Socialist Republic of Macedonia Macedonian Republic League:

  • Winners (4): 1956, 1958, 1983, 1988

Socialist Republic of Macedonia Macedonian Republic Cup:

  • Winners (2): 1984, 1986

Republic of Macedonia Macedonian Second League:

Republic of Macedonia Macedonian First League:

Recent seasons[edit]

Season League Cup Other Competitions
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos
1992–93 1. MFL 34 12 10 12 41 44 34 9th
1993–94 1. MFL 30 7 12 11 35 48 26 12th R1
1994–95 1. MFL 30 11 4 15 48 62 37 10th
1995–96 1. MFL 28 9 6 13 34 38 33 9th
1996–97 1. MFL 26 9 6 11 32 41 33 10th GS
1997–98 1. MFL 25 8 4 13 25 35 41 13th ↓ QF
1998–99 2. MFL East 29 19 2 8 58 30 59 2nd
1999–00 2. MFL East 30 27 0 3 116 19 72 1st ↑ R1
2000–01 1. MFL 26 17 4 5 56 22 55 4th QF
2001–02 1. MFL 20 11 3 6 29 22 36 2nd R2
2002–03 1. MFL 33 20 9 4 50 32 69 2nd SF UEFA Cup QR
2003–04 1. MFL 33 10 6 17 37 55 36 10th R2 UEFA Cup QR
2004–05 1. MFL 33 14 6 13 53 47 48 8th R1
2005–06 1. MFL 33 2 2 29 22 84 8 12th ↓ R2
2006–07 2. MFL 33 11 7 15 36 59 40 9th R1
2007–08 2. MFL 32 16 7 9 49 37 55 4th
2008–09 2. MFL 29 10 8 11 34 33 38 8th R2
2009–10 2. MFL 26 10 3 13 28 39 33 8th R2
2010–11 2. MFL 26 13 4 9 39 26 43 5th R1
2011–12 2. MFL 30 4 6 20 27 56 18 16th ↓
2012–13 3. MFL East 33 23 3 7 102 23 72 4th R1
2013–14 3. MFL East 26 23 1 2 82 16 70 1st R1
2014–15 3. MFL East 22 18 3 1 66 11 57 1st R1

Key[edit]

1st 2nd
Champions Runners-up Promoted Relegated

Top scorer shown in bold when he was also top scorer for the division.

Belasica in Europe[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round Portugal Leixões 2–2 1–2 3–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2003–04 UEFA Cup Qualifying round Slovenia NK Celje 2–7 0–5 2–12 Symbol delete vote.svg

Current squad[edit]

As of 8 May 2017

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

No. Position Player
41 Republic of Macedonia GK Gjorgji Shopov

5 Republic of Macedonia DF Gjorgje Dzhonov
8 Republic of Macedonia DF Stefan Sulev
13 Republic of Macedonia DF Zoran Andonov
14 Republic of Macedonia DF Zoran Mitevski
21 Republic of Macedonia DF Jorde Serafimovski
22 Republic of Macedonia DF Kostadin Dzhinov

2 Republic of Macedonia MF Marjan Tashev
9 Republic of Macedonia MF Blagoj Stojanov
No. Position Player
10 Republic of Macedonia MF Kemal Alomerovikj
15 Republic of Macedonia MF Gorazd Manchev
16 Republic of Macedonia MF Dimitar Kremchevski
17 Republic of Macedonia MF Krste Todorov
19 Republic of Macedonia MF Slave Nachevski
25 Republic of Macedonia MF Jofche Shapov

7 Republic of Macedonia FW Mile Kostovski
11 Republic of Macedonia FW Boban Marikj
20 Republic of Macedonia FW Blagoj Istatov

Notable former managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Кикбоксер го купи струмичкиот ФК ,,Беласица,," (in Macedonian). Jugoinfo.mk. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Goran Pandev profile: 10 things you need to know about the Tottenham target – News". MirrorFootball.co.uk. 2009-05-19. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 

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