FK Bokelj

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FK Bokelj Kotor
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Full name Fudbalski klub Bokelj Kotor
Short name BOK
Founded 1922
Ground Stadion Pod Vrmcem
Kotor
Montenegro
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Montenegro Željko Aprcović
Manager Montenegro Slobodan Drašković
League First League
2015–16 Montenegrin First League, 4th

FK Bokelj is a Montenegrin football club based in the coastal town of Kotor, at Bay of Kotor. They currently compete in Montenegrin First League.

History[edit]

History of Bokelj started at the second decade of 20th century. The team is founded at 30 July 1922 as SK Primorac.[1] First game, Primorac played against FK Zrinjski Tivat and won 2-1. At 1926, the team was renamed as FK Bokelj and until 1941 played numerous seasons in the Montenegrin Football Championship. In that period, FK Bokelj played four times in the final of Montenegrin Championship, but never won it.
After the war, Bokelj started to play in Montenegrin Republic League at 1947. Only four years later, the team from Kotor was promoted to Yugoslav Second League (season 1951). From that year to 1991, FK Bokelj played overall nine seasons in Yugoslav Second League. During the other seasons, club participated in Montenegrin Republic League (third rank of football in SFR Yugoslavia), winning the title eight times. Except that, in period 1988-1992, Bokelj played four seasons in new-established Yugoslav Third League.
At 1999, Bokelj gained a new promotion to Second League, this time in FR Yugoslavia football system. Until 2006, they spent seven consecutive seasons in Second League, with second place on season 2002-03 as their biggest success at that time.
Historical success, FK Bokelj made at summer 2007, with their promotion to Montenegrin First League. First game at top-tier, FK Bokelj played on 11 August 2007, against Rudar in Pljevlja (0:0). Best result, FK Bokelj made at season 2015-16, finished as a fourth-placed team in First League. With that success, the team gained first participation in European Competitions (2016–17 UEFA Europa League), with games against Serbian-side FK Vojvodina. Until now, the club from Kotor played five seasons in the highest league competition in Montenegro.

First League Record[edit]

For the first time, Bokelj played in Montenegrin First League on season 2007–08. Below is a list of FK Bokelj scores in First League by every single season.

Season Pos G W D L GF GA
2007–08 10 33 8 8 17 24 38
2011–12 11 33 5 6 22 21 57
2014–15 8 33 11 8 14 38 45
2015–16 4 33 17 5 11 43 28

FK Bokelj in European competitions[edit]

For the first time, FK Bokelj played in European competitions on season 2016–17. Until now, they played one season in European cups.

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Serbia Vojvodina 1–1 0–5 1–6

Honours and achievements[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

As of 7 July 2016[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 Serbia GK Milovan Lekić
2 Serbia DF Siniša Mladenović
3 Montenegro DF Ilija Bogdanović
4 Japan DF Noboru Shimura
6 Montenegro DF Miroslav Zlatičanin
7 Montenegro MF Lazar Pajović
8 Montenegro MF Dejan Kotorac
9 Montenegro FW Miloš Nikezić
10 Montenegro FW Marko Vujović
11 Montenegro FW Luka Maraš
12 Montenegro GK Milan Mijatović
13 Montenegro DF Dejan Ognjanović Captain sports.svg
14 Montenegro MF Danilo Tomić
No. Position Player
15 Serbia DF Mirko Todorović
16 Montenegro DF Miloš Spalević
17 Montenegro MF Dejan Pržica
19 Serbia FW Dejan Đenić
20 Montenegro FW Jovan Vučinić
21 Montenegro GK Ilija Todorović
22 Montenegro MF Aleksandar Macanović
23 Montenegro MF Dejan Pepić
25 Montenegro MF Milo Maraš
29 Montenegro MF Nikola Braunović
Montenegro GK David Bjelica
Serbia DF Jovan Vukanić
Montenegro MF Ivan Batrićević

Notable players[edit]

For the list of former and current players with Wikipedia article, please see Category:FK Bokelj players.

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Stadion pod Vrmcem

Bokelj's home ground is Stadion pod Vrmcem at the Rakite suburb in Kotor, near the Adriatic coast. Today, stadium has capacity about 2,000 seats on one terrace. Except Bokelj's matches, at the stadion pod Vrmcem every year is playing final match of Nikša Bućin Cup, competition for Third League clubs from south Montenegro.
In addition to the main field is an auxiliary field with artificial grass that is used for competitions in the junior categories.

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