FK Iskra Danilovgrad

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FK Iskra Danilovgrad
FK Iskra Danilovgrad logo.png
Full name Fudbalski klub Iskra Danilovgrad
Nickname(s) Građani (Citizens)
Short name ISK
Founded 1919
Ground Braća Velašević Stadium
Capacity 2,500
Chairman Aleksandar Pavicevic
Manager Aleksandar Nedović
League Montenegrin First League
2017–18 Montenegrin First League, 7th

Fudbalski klub Iskra (English: Football Club Iskra) is a Montenegrin football club based in Danilovgrad. They currently compete in Montenegrin First League.

History[edit]

FK Iskra was founded in 1919, under the name RSK Sloga Danilovgrad.[1] Since 1929, the team played under the name RSK Zmaj, with their first-ever performance in Montenegrin Football Championship on season 1933-34.[2]
After the World War II, the team started to play under the name FK Iskra. First significant success, FK Iskra made with promotion to Montenegrin Republic League 1948-49.[3] Another historical success, FK Iskra made in summer 1956. After playoff games against FK Bokelj, the team from Danilovgrad gained their first-ever promotion to Yugoslav Second League (1956–57), but finished as a last-placed team. Next year, the team was dissolved after the financial troubles,[4] but it was refounded in 1959.
On season 1969-70, FK Iskra won the champion title in Montenegrin Republic League and gained new promotion to Yugoslav Second League. This time, they spent two seasons in Second League, among some of well-known national sides as FK Budućnost, FK Sutjeska or NK GOŠK. On 28 November 1971, FK Iskra made historical win against neighbouring Podgorica's and Montenegrin strongest side FK Budućnost (1:0).
Until the middle of nineties, FK Iskra played only in third and fourth division, without significant successes. On season 1993-94, FK Iskra made huge successes, with the 'double' on Republic level. The team from Danilovgrad became a champion of Montenegrin Republic League and, for the first time in history, title of Montenegrin Republic Cup winner. That gained them promotion to Yugoslav Second League 1994-95 and the very first performance in Yugoslav Cup. After poor performance, FK Iskra finished as 19th team in Second League, so were relegated to the third-tier competition. In 1994–95 FR Yugoslavia Cup, FK Iskra made surprise in the first leg, with victory against First league member FK Sloboda (2:0). But, in the Round of 16, FK Iskra was eliminated by Yugoslav title-holder FK Partizan (0-3; 0-10). During the next period, FK Iskra played between Yugoslav Second League and Montenegrin League. In second tier, team from Danilovgrad participated on season 1996-97, and from 2000 to 2003.
Following Montenegrin independence (2006), FK Iskra played in Second and Third League, but first notable successes came after 2013. On season 2013-14, FK Iskra won the champion title in Third League. Next year, after the hard struggle with FK Dečić, team from Danilovgrad became a champion of Second League. With that result, FK Iskra gained historical, first-ever promotion to Montenegrin First League.[5]
On their debut in the First League (season 2015-16), FK Iskra finished at 10th position, but remained a member of top-tier after the playoffs against FK Bratstvo (6-0; 2-2).

First League Record[edit]

For the first time, FK Iskra played in Montenegrin First League on season 2015–16. Below is a list of FK Iskra scores in First League by every single season.

Season Pos G W D L GF GA
2015–16 10 33 7 13 13 29 51
2016–17 6 33 14 7 12 29 32

Honours and achievements[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 26 February 2016 [6] 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 Nikola Marčelja
12 Montenegro GK Nikola Cerović
20 Montenegro DF Bojan Begović
Montenegro DF Srdja Kosović
France FW Goran Jerković
5 Montenegro DF Milivoje Novović
77 Montenegro FW Darko Vucić
4 Montenegro DF Pavle Vuković
30 Montenegro MF Miloš Kalezić
19 Montenegro MF Željko Krstović
Japan DF Soichiro Tanaka
No. Position Player
10 Montenegro MF Vladimir Savićević
Serbia DF Dušan Mladenović
Montenegro DF Milorad Saletić
25 Montenegro GK Boris Lakicević
Montenegro MF Miloš Marković
32 Montenegro MF Davor Popović
Montenegro DF Nikola Vukcević
11 Montenegro FW Uroš Đuranović
13 Montenegro FW Miroslav Kovačević
2 Montenegro DF Andrija Kaluđerović
22 Montenegro FW Marko Kasalica

Stadium[edit]

FK Iskra plays its home games at Braća Velašević Stadium, whose capacity is 2,500 seats. Stadium is built on the Zeta riverbank, at the centre of town. After the last reconstruction,[7] capacity of stadium is 2,500 seats.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Crnogorski klubovi u fudbalskim takmičenjima 1946-2016', Podgorica, 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.exyufudbal.in.rs/tabele/11-sezone-tabele-kraljevina/65-1933-1934#cetinjski-podsavez-jesen-1933
  3. ^ Здравко В. Гавриловић, Од Слоге до Искре: (монографија): 85 година фудбала у Бјелопавлићима 1919-2004
  4. ^ 'Crnogorski klubovi u fudbalskim takmičenjima 1946-2016', Podgorica, 2016.
  5. ^ http://www.rtcg.me/sport/fudbal/93112/iskra-novi-prvoligas.html
  6. ^ http://fscg.me/takmicenja/telekom-1-cfl/tabela/roster/384881-telekom-1-cfl-15-16/40062-iskra/0
  7. ^ http://www.danilovgrad.me/files/obilazak_stadiona_15072015.pdf

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