FK Budućnost Podgorica
|Full name||Fudbalski Klub Budućnost Podgorica|
Plavo-bijeli (The Blue-Whites)
|Ground||Stadion Pod Goricom
|Head Coach||Dragan Radojičić|
|2014–15||First League, 3rd|
|Website||Club home page|
|Active sport clubs of Budućnost|
Fudbalski Klub Budućnost Podgorica (Montenegrin Cyrillic: будућност, pronounced [budǔːt͡ɕnoːst]) is a football club from Podgorica, Montenegro, currently competing in the First League of Montenegro. Its colours are blue and white. FK Budućnost is a part of the Budućnost sport society.
Founded in 1925, Budućnost was the Montenegrin club with most appearances in the Yugoslav First League, debuting in 1946. Due to the city being renamed during communist rule in Yugoslavia, Budućnost was known as Budućnost Titograd throughout that era. Since Montenegrin independence in 2006, the club has won two Montenegrin First League titles and one Montenegrin Cup. They have also qualified for the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League, but have never reached the group stage of either tournament.
The club was founded in 1925, and in 1946 started to play in the Yugoslav First League. The club reached two Yugoslav Cup finals, losing in 1965 to Dinamo Zagreb and in 1977 to Hajduk Split. These two appearances in the Yugoslav Cup finals are considered the greatest achievements in the history of the club.
Budućnost played in the Rapan Cup (Intertoto Cup) in 1981, when they came first in their group. They would go on to play in the Intertoto Cup in 1995 and in 2005. The most notable achiviement of the club on the international stage was reaching the final of the Balkans Cup in 1991 which they lost to FC Inter Sibiu, after being eliminated by Galatasaray in the previous round. Another notable result was the 2–1 win over Deportivo La Coruña in the Intertoto Cup in 2005.
Budućnost has enjoyed greater success since Montenegrin independence in 2006, finishing second three times and winning the 2007–08 and 2011–12. The club has also reached three Montenegrin Cup finals (2007–08, 2009–10 and 2012–13), losing the first two appearances but winning the third time against Čelik Nikšić 1–0.
Honours and achievements
National Championships – 2
- Montenegrin First League:
National Cups – 1
- Yugoslav Cup:
- Montenegrin Cup:
- Balkans Cup:
- Runners-up (1): 1990–91
Budućnost in European competition
As a Yugoslav club Budućnost participated twice in the UEFA Intertoto Cup (1995 and 2005). Following independence, their first UEFA Cup season was in 2007–08, falling in the first qualifying round to Croatian club Hajduk Split. Budućnost qualified for their first UEFA Champions League the following season, and were eliminated at the same stage by Finns Tampere United. In the 2009–10 Europa League, Budućnost were knocked out in the first qualifying round by Polonia Warsaw, but in the next season's Champions League they were eliminated by Danish club Brøndby after defeating Baku FC in the second qualifying round. In the 2012–13 Champions League qualifiers they played against Śląsk Wrocław but also got eliminated in the 1st round.
|Season||Competition||Round||Nat||Club||Result home||Result away|
|1995–96||Intertoto Cup||Group 7||Estonia||Tervis Pärnu||3–1|
|Group 7||Cyprus||Nea Salamis||1–1|
|Group 7||Germany||Bayer Leverkusen||0–3|
|2005–06||Intertoto Cup||First qualifying round||Malta||Valletta FC||2–2||5–0|
|Second qualifying round||Spain||Deportivo La Coruña||2–1||0–3|
|2007–08||UEFA Cup||First qualifying round||Croatia||Hajduk Split||1–1||0–1|
|2008–09||Champions League||First qualifying round||Finland||Tampere United||1–1||1–2|
|2009–10||UEFA Europa League||First qualifying round||Poland||Polonia Warsaw||0–2||1–0|
|2010–11||UEFA Europa League||Second qualifying round||Azerbaijan||Baku FC||1–2||3–0|
|Third qualifying round||Denmark||Brøndby||1–2||0–1|
|2011–12||UEFA Europa League||First qualifying round||Albania||Flamurtari Vlorë||1–3||2–1|
|2012–13||Champions League||Second qualifying round||Poland||Śląsk Wrocław||0–2||1–0|
|2014–15||Europa League||First qualifying round||San Marino||Folgore||3–0||2–1|
|Second qualifying round||Cyprus||AC Omonia||0–2||0–0|
|2015–16||Europa League||First qualifying round||Latvia||Spartaks Jūrmala||1–3||0–0|
Club all-time European record
main: FK Budućnost in Europe
|Cup Winners' Cup||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Budućnost played twice in the Balkans Cup.
|Season||Round||Nat||Club||Result home||Result away|
|1990–91||First Leg||Albania||KF Tirana||2–1||0–0|
Buducnost fans are known as Varvari (Barbarians), a group founded in 1987. The group's traditional colours are blue and white, which are also the colours of all the Budućnost sports clubs. For FK Budućnost Podgorica home games, Varvari occupy the northern stand (Sjever) of the Podgorica city stadium. They also have a reserved stand at the Morača Sports Center, as supporters of KK Buducnost basketball club. 
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Varvari maintained close links with Red Star Belgrade supporters group, Delije. This was seen as a natural extension of the historical and cultural closeness of Montenegro and Serbia, as well as the two republics continuing as part of the same country after the final breakup of SFR Yugoslavia in 1992. However, this Delije-Varvari relationship changed towards the late 1990s as the relations of Montenegrin and Serbian political leaders within the country became more strained.
The focal point for the group during the late 1990s was the basketball club, which started investing heavily while the football club toiled in the lower half of the table. They are the best organised and largest fan group in Montenegro. According to many fan magazines from the Balkan they are the only fans in Montenegro who are on the level of the largest fan groups from ex-Yugoslavia.
FK Budućnost plays its home games at the Stadion Pod Goricom, in Podgorica. Stadion Pod Goricom, with 17,000 seats, is also the largest football stadium in Montenegro and the home ground of the Montenegro national football team. The stadium's original capacity was about 15,000 spectators, which expanded to 17,000 with the addition of the north and south stands. An eastern stand is planned to be built soon, which will bring the stadium's capacity to over 20,000.
Unforgettable matches played at the Stadion pod Goricom are:
- SFR Yugoslavia – Luxembourg 0–0 (ECQ, 27 October 1971) – att: 15,000
- SFR Yugoslavia – Wales 4–4 (ECQ, 15 December 1982) – att: 13,000
- FK Budućnost – Deportivo La Coruña 2–1 (Intertoto Cup, 9 July 2005) – att: 13,000
- Montenegro – Hungary 2–1 (first match of national team, 22 March 2007) – att: 13,000
- Montenegro – Italy 0–2 (WCQ, 28 March 2009) – att: 13,000
- Montenegro – Wales 1–0 (ECO, 3 September 2010) – att: 13,000
- Montenegro – Switzerland 1–0 (ECO, 8 October 2010) – att: 13,000
- Montenegro – England 2–2 (ECO, 7 October 2011)-att: 13,000
- Montenegro – Czech Republic 0–1 (ECQ, 14 November 2011)-att: 13,000
- Montenegro – England 1–1 (WCQ, 26 March 2013)-att: 13,000
- Official kit supplier – (2011–) Legea
- Official sponsor – Čelebić Company
- As of 8 September 2015
For the list of former and current players with Wikipedia article, please see Category:FK Budućnost Podgorica players.
|Assistant manager||Goran Perišić|
|Goalkeeping coach||Dragoje Leković|
|Condition coach||Jovan Počuča|
|Physical fitness coach||Zoran Jovović|
|Physical fitness coach||Milorad Čabarkapa|
Last updated: August 3, 2011
Source: FK Budućnost Podgorica official website
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