FK Grafičar Podgorica

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FK Grafičar Podgorica
Full name Fudbalski klub Grafičar Podgorica
Nickname(s) Štampari ('Printing-workers')
Founded 1948
Ground Camp FSCG,
Podgorica, Montenegro
Ground Capacity 1,050
Manager Mladen Miročević
League Montenegrin Second League
2016-17 12th

FK Grafičar is a Montenegrin football club based in Podgorica. The club was founded in 1948 and during the season 2016-17 was relegated from Montenegrin Second League.

History[edit]

FK Grafičar was founded at 1948 in Nikšić, as a club of workers of state printing house Pobjeda.[1] After few months, with removal of Pobjeda, the club gone to Podgorica.
During the first decades of its existence, FK Grafičar, with seat at Stari Aerodrom quarter, participated in Fourth League - Central. At that time, big local rivalry between FK Grafičar and FK Ribnica from neighbouring Konik settlement was born.
First significant success, FK Grafičar made at season 1970-71 by winning the Fourth League title and gained first-ever promotion to Montenegrin Republic League.[2]
During the next two decades, FK Grafičar played overall ten seasons in third-ranked Republic League, often with relegations to lowest Regional League. Best results in Montenegrin Republic League, FK Grafičar made during the seasons 1972-73 and 1974–75, finishing as a third-placed team. During the start of the nineties, contract with Pobjeda printing house was finished, so FK Grafičar became an independent club.
After Montenegrin independence, FK Grafičar became a member of Montenegrin Third League.In October 2007, FK Grafičar played in the first round of Montenegrin Cup, against FK Budućnost (0:2), and it is the greatest match in the history of the club.
At 2007, old stadium of FK Grafičar at Stari Aerodrom is broken,[3] so the club moved soon to Camp FSCG, on pitches shared with FK Mladost and FK Ribnica.
Historical success of FK Grafičar came at season 2014-15. After winning the Third League title, the club participated in the playoffs with FK Brskovo and FK Sloga Radovići and gained a promotion to Montenegrin Second League.
FK Grafičar debuted in Second League on season 2015-16, and finished at seventh place, which was a big success for young team from Podgorica outskirts. Season later, because of financial crisis and technical problems, FK Grafičar was automatically relegated from Second League after 11 weeks.[4]

Seasons in Montenegrin Second League[edit]

For the first time, FK Grafičar played in Montenegrin Second League on season 2015–16. Season later, the club was automatically relegated after 11 weeks, following the tehnical problems and financial crisis.

Season Place M W D L GD PTS
2015–16 7 30 10 4 16 37:41 34

Seasons in Montenegrin Republic League[edit]

Below is a score of FK Grafičar by every single season in Montenegrin Republic League.

Season Place M W D L GD PTS
1971/72. 5 22 9 6 7 27:23 24
1972/73. 3 26 12 7 7 38:25 31
1973/74. 6 30 14 6 10 35:27 34
1974/75. 3 30 11 11 8 34:27 33
1975/76. 7 30 9 13 8 28:33 31
1976/77. 12 30 9 9 12 27:51 27
1977/78. 15 30 9 6 15 24:43 22
1986/87. 8 26 6 11 9 21:29 23
1987/88. 12 30 8 8 14 29:47 24
1988/89. 11 28 9 3 16 25:46 21

Honours and achievements[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Montenegro GK Miloš Leković
3 Montenegro DF Milan Adžić
8 Montenegro DF Stefan Barjaktarović
45 Montenegro MF Filip Bešović
5 Montenegro DF Milić Popović
20 Montenegro GK Vladimir Marović
10 Montenegro MF Mihailo Kovačević
Montenegro MF Velizar Janketić
Montenegro MF Marko Sekulić
No. Position Player
12 Italy MF Giovanni Quartulli
14 Montenegro DF Nemanja Mirotic
-- Montenegro MF Miraš Mrdović
22 Montenegro FW Milutin Kalinić
16 Montenegro MF Nikola Rašović
13 Montenegro DF Balša Rogošić
7 Montenegro MF Tomislav Turanjanin
Montenegro FW Branislav Ceklic
Montenegro DF Vladimir Vratnica

Stadium[edit]

FK Grafičar plays their home games at Camp FSCG. Previously, the team have their own stadium, but at 2007, after the expansion of quarter buildings, ground was demolished and the club moved to Camp FSCG.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Crnogorski klubovi u fudbalskim takmičenjima 1946-2016', Podgorica, 2016.
  2. ^ 'Crnogorski klubovi u fudbalskim takmičenjima 1946-2016', Podgorica, 2016.
  3. ^ http://euro.stades.ch/Montenegro.html
  4. ^ http://tvojportal.me/mobile/clanak.php?id=35596