FK Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje
|Full name||FK Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje|
Bijelo Polje, Montenegro
|League||Montenegrin Second League|
Fudbalski klub Jedinstvo (Montenegrin Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Јединство) is football club from Bijelo Polje, Montenegro, currently competing in the Montenegrin Second League. The club was established in 1922.
FK Jedinstvo is founded at 1922, as a first football team in Bijelo Polje. During the first two decades (1922-1941), the team played mostly exhibition matches, without participation in Montenegrin Football Championship.
First significant success after the World War II, the team made on season 1949-50, with promotion to Montenegrin Republic League. At that time, club played under the name Bratstvo. Soon after that, on season 1955-56, FK Jedinstvo played their first-ever season in Yugoslav Second League, but relegated after three consecutive seasons.
Most of the sixties, FK Jedinstvo spent in Republic League, until the season 1967-68. On that year, the team finished on third place and gained promotion to Yugoslav Second League - South Group. After two seasons, they were relegated, but new promotion to second-tier came on 1971, when FK Jedinstvo won the title of Montenegrin Republic League champion. New season in Second League, FK Jedinstvo finished as a last-placed team in South group. On period 1975-1980, FK Jedinstvo won two titles in Republic League.
Difficult times came at the beginning of the 1980s. On Republic League season 1980-81, FK Jedinstvo finished on 12th place, so, for the first time in their history, the team was relegated to the lowest-rank of domestic football system (Fourth League - North.). They made comeback on season 1982-83. On that season, FK Jedinstvo played in the Yugoslav Cup. In First Round, they hosted one of most successful teams in the history of Yugoslav football - Dinamo Zagreb in front of 6,000 spectators (0-2). Two years later, FK Jedinstvo was faced with another relegation to Fourth League. At that time, in Bijelo Polje, they were in the shadow of local-rival FK Tekstilac.
On season 1988-89, FK Jedinstvo played in newly-established Yugoslav Inter-Republic League (third division), where they made significant success on season 1990-91. As a second-placed team, the team gained promotion to 1991–92 Yugoslav Second League. On their comeback to second-tier, FK Jedinstvo finished on 14th place.
After the breakup of SFR Yugoslavia, FK Jedinstvo spent the most of nineties in the second-tier competitions of FR Yugoslavia. At the beginning of the new century, team from Bijelo Polje was among the best teams in Second League of Serbia and Montenegro.
Historical success came on season 2004-05. FK Jedinstvo won the champion title in Second League - group Montenegro and gained first-ever promotion to the First League of Serbia and Montenegro.
They started 2005–06 Serbia and Montenegro SuperLiga season with the game against FK Partizan away (0-2), and first-ever elite division game in Bijelo Polje was held on 27 August 2005 (FK Jedinstvo - FK Voždovac 2-2). FK Jedinstvo finished at the bottom of table, but their home games were among the best attended in the First League. After the Montenegrin independence (2006), FK Jedinstvo became a member of Montenegrin First League, but relegated to Second League after the inaugural season. In period 2008-2018, FK Jedinstvo spent three another years in the First League, but always relegated on the end of season as a last-placed team.
First League Record
For the first time, FK Jedinstvo played in Yugoslav First League on season 2005–06. Below is a list of FK Jedinstvo scores in First League by every single season.
Honours and achievements
- Montenegrin Second League – 1
- winners (1): 2015–16
- Second League of Serbia and Montenegro – 1
- winners (1):2004–05
- Montenegrin Republic League – 3
- winners (3): 1971–72, 1975–76, 1977–78
- runners-up (5): 1960-61, 1962–63, 1973–74, 1987–88, 1998–99
- Montenegrin Republic Cup – 4
- winners (4): 1961–62, 1981–82, 1986–87, 1992-93
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
For the list of former and current players with Wikipedia article, please see Category:FK Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje players.
Below is the list of players which, during their career, played for FK Jedinstvo and made appearances in national teams.
FK Jedinstvo plays their home games on Gradski stadion. There are two stands with overall capacity of 4,000 seats. At the north side of stadium is situated indoor sports hall 'Nikoljac'.
- Gradski Stadium (Bijelo Polje)
- Bijelo Polje
- Montenegrin Second League
- Montenegrin clubs in Yugoslav football competitions (1946–2006)
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- 'Crnogorski klubovi u fudbalskim takmičenjima 1946-2016', Podgorica, 2016.