FK Javor Ivanjica

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Full nameFK Javor Ivanjica
Founded1912; 107 years ago (1912)
GroundIvanjica Stadium
PresidentDragan Lazović
Head coachIgor Tufegdžić
LeagueSerbian First League
2017–18Serbian SuperLiga, 15th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

FK Javor Ivanjica (Serbian Cyrillic: ФК Јавор Ивањица) is a professional football club from Ivanjica, Serbia. The club plays in the Serbian SuperLiga and has spent last 15 years playing mostly the 1st-tier league, and occasionally the 2nd-tier Serbian First League.


There were not many places in Serbia that knew about football, when the student Milan Radojević brought in Ivanjica the first soccer ball in 1912. The local youth enthusiastically accepted the new game. Shortly after, the first club was founded, and it received the name of "Jagodina". After few trainings, familiarization with the rules and marking the fields, everything was ready for the first match to be held with audience. But, until the Second World War only friendly games were played. Afterwords, the club competed in several lower league competitions. The first great success was achieved in the period between 1958 and 1962, when the club competed for the first time in the Yugoslav Second League and it had its first great generation of players: Luković, Ranđić, Šarčević, Đoko Đurić, Bjelogrlić, Nešovanović, Čukavac, Veljo Luković among others. The club president was Stevo Jovičić and the coach Slavenko Kuzeljević. Some other famous players in that period were: Tatović, Ćurčić, Vitorović, Milošević, Milekić, Stefanović, Drobnjaković, Sretenović and Langura.

However, the greatest success in the history of the club was in the 2001–02 season when the club achieved promotion to the First League of FR Yugoslavia, which coincided with the 90-year anniversary of the club. The president of the club Duško Sekulić and three Vice-Presidents; Dragan Lazović, Darko Jovanović and Slobodan Bešević were the main people responsible for the recent success of the club, making them a solid Serbian club. Many players also contributed to this success, including: Ćurčić, Milović, Petaković, Borović, Đoković, Lišanin, Gašić, Radosavljević, Jevđović, Petrović and Bondžulić. In this period, the atmosphere in the stadium was great, and the club supporters usually followed the team wherever they played.

In the 2004–05 season, the club won promotion back to the top league, now called Serbia and Montenegro SuperLiga. The Sports Director was Radovan Ćurčić, who now as a coach, achieved the same success with the club, as when he was a player. The club had some fine players: Bondžulić, Lišanin, Simić, Bogdanović, Žunić, Vasić, Nikitović, Petaković, Ramić, Radosavljević, Odita, Temwanjera. Also a large contribution in the last ten years had the sports director Tomislav Savić and the Secretary in the administrative, technical and organizational departments, Zoran Ristić.

Having been relegated again, the club gained promotion to the Serbian SuperLiga after winning the 2007–08 Serbian First League season, this time achieving an amazing and unique record of having played the entire season (34 rounds) without defeat.

In 2013–14 season, after several years of playing in the 1st-tier Serbian SuperLiga, Javor relegated to the Serbian First League after finishing in 15th place of the 2013–14 Serbian SuperLiga. However, as it was the case earlier when they relegated from the 1st-tier league, they quickly returned. This time, they finished in second place of the 2014–15 Serbian First League, gaining promotion for the 2015–16 Serbian SuperLiga. In the 2015–16 season, after six rounds of the competition, Javor surprisingly led the league table with 15 points.[1]


The stadium of FK "Javor"

The Ivanjica Stadium, also known as Stadium at Moravica[2] holds 4,000 people.

Honours and achievements[edit]

Runner-up: 2015–16

Current squad[edit]

First team[edit]

As of 17 February 2018[3][4]

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 Vladan Đogatović (vice-captain)
2 Republic of Macedonia DF Filip Ristovski
3 Serbia DF Miloš Karišik
4 Serbia MF Milan Marčić
5 Serbia MF Stevan Kovačević
6 Serbia MF Dino Dolmagić
7 Brazil MF Eliomar
8 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Boban Đerić
9 Serbia FW Ivan Marković
10 Serbia MF Miroslav Maričić
11 Montenegro MF Alija Krnić
12 Serbia GK Dobrivoje Poledica
14 Serbia DF Marko Kolaković
No. Position Player
15 Serbia MF Đorđe Crnomarković
17 Serbia MF Nenad Sević
18 Republic of the Congo MF Romeni Scott Bitsindou
19 Serbia FW Filip Obadović
21 Serbia FW Nikola Petković
23 Montenegro GK Nemanja Šćekić
24 Republic of Macedonia DF Aleksa Amanović
25 Ivory Coast FW Herve Bostan Amani
26 Serbia MF Stefan Panić
30 Serbia MF Milan Milanović
31 Serbia DF Milijan Ilić
32 Serbia MF Ivan Cvetković (captain)
–– Serbia FW Stefan Tripković

Players with multiple nationalities[edit]

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
–– Serbia FW Nikola Dišić (at Proleter Mihajlovac until the end of 2017–18 season)
No. Position Player
–– Serbia Ognjen Luković (at Brodarac until the end of 2017–18 season)

For recent transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers winter 2018–19. For summer transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers summer 2018.

Notable former players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least 80 games for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one international match for their senior national team.

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


Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]

Period Kit Manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
2008–2009 Nike Alcea
2009–2010 Kappa PPG
2010–2015 Jako Alcea / Matis
2015-2016 Erima/Jako (dual) Matis
2016- Miteks Matis


  1. ^ "Ivanjica to ne pamti – dve nedelje na vrhu tabele!". (in Serbian). 17 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  2. ^ FK Javor Ivanjica at
  3. ^ "First Team". FK Javor Ivanjica official website. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  4. ^ "JAVOR-MATIS". Serbian SuperLiga official website. Retrieved 27 August 2017.

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