|Full name||Fudbalski klub Dečić Tuzi|
|Nickname(s)||Plavi (The Blues)|
|Ground||Stadion Tuško Polje
FK Dečić (Cyrillic: ФК Дечић, Albanian: KF Deçiqi) is a Montenegrin football club from Tuzi, Podgorica Capital. Currently, the club is member of Montenegrin First League. It is a part of Dečić sport society.
Founded during 1926, named after Dečić hill, the team played only non-league matches in period before World War II. First official competition in which participated FK Dečić lowest-tier Fourth League - Central in which they participated until the beginning of the seventies. In that era, big local rivalry between FK Dečić and neighbouring FK Zeta was born.
First significant success during the SFR Yugoslavia era was title of Fourth League champion on season 1972-73, which meant promotion of FK Dečić to third-tier competition Montenegrin Republic League.
Most of their seasons until the end of century, FK Dečić spent in Republic League, with few relegations to Fourth League. Best successes at that time, Dečić made at seasons 1988-89, with third place in Montenegrin Republic League and 1989–90, when they were runner-up.
Greatest result in that time, Dečić made at season 2003-04. After hard struggle with FK Lovćen, the team from Tuzi won the champions title in Republic League and secured historical, first promotion to Yugoslav Second League.FK Dečić debuted in Second League on season 2004-05, and finished high, on third position. Next year, Dečić finished at seventh place.
After Montenegrin independence, FK Dečić became a member of Montenegrin First League (season 2006-07), which was historical result of the team from Tuzi. First game in the First League, Dečić played on 12 August 2006, against FK Mogren in Budva (1-1). A week later, FK Dečić played first top-division on renovated stadium in Tuzi against Montenegrin strongest side FK Budućnost (0-3) in front of 3,000 spectators. That was a record attendance on FK Dečić home games.
Until 2012, FK Dečić spent six consecutive seasons in the First League. But, after the season 2011-12, the team was relegated to Montenegrin Second League.
Next seasons, the club spent with often promotions and relegations between First and Second League, with final return to top-division at season 2015-16, after great result in First League playoff matches against FK Mogren (2-1; 5-0). During the next two seasons, with head-coaches Viktor Trenevski and Edis Mulalić, FK Dečić made significant results in First League, finished at upper half of table.
The best known player to come up through the club is Refik Šabanadžović who later went on to a notable career with Željezničar and Red Star Belgrade and won the UEFA Champions League. Other notable players are Ardian Đokaj and Sanibal Orahovac.
First League Record
For the first time, Dečić played in Montenegrin First League on season 2006–07. Below is a list of FK Dečić scores in First League by every single season.
Honours and achievements
- Montenegrin Second League – 1
- winners (1): 2012-13
- Montenegrin Republic League – 1
- winners (1): 2003-04
- Montenegrin Fourth League – 6
- winners (6): 1971-72, 1975–76, 1982–83, 1986–87, 2001–02, 2002–03
For the list of former and current players with Wikipedia article, please see Category:FK Dečić players.
Below is the list of FK Dečić players which made international careers or played for national teams of their countries.
FK Dečić home ground is Stadion Tuško Polje, built during the 2006. Stadium is renovated several times, so today have a capacity of 2,000 seats on two stands. Next phase of works will be expanding of western stand and after that, capacity of stadium will be 3,000 seats. In addition to the main field is an auxiliary field with artificial grass that is used for competitions in the junior categories.
- Stadion Tuško Polje
- Montenegrin First League
- Montenegrin clubs in Yugoslav football competitions (1946–2006)
- 'Crnogorski klubovi u fudbalskim takmičenjima 1946-2016', Podgorica, 2016.