FK Leotar

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Leotar
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Full name Fudbalski klub Leotar Trebinje
Nickname(s) Tigrovi (The Tigers)
Founded 1925; 93 years ago (1925)
Ground Police Stadium, Trebinje
Ground Capacity 8,550
Chairman Simeon Dučić
Manager Rajko Mičeta
League Second League RS - East
2015–16 First League RS, 9th (relegated)

FK Leotar (Serbian Cyrillic: ФК Леотар), commonly known as Leotar or Leotar Trebinje, is a professional football based in the city of Trebinje in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Founded in 1925 and named after the mountain located just north of the city, the club's home ground is the 8,500-seater Stadion Police.

They currently play in the Second League of the Republika Srpska, a third-tier competition in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Founded in 1925, Leotar was a member of the First League of the Republika Srpska after the 1992–95 Bosnian War, winning its final season before integration in 2001–02. In its first season in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Leotar won its only national championship and qualified for the UEFA Champions League.

History[edit]

Yugoslavia[edit]

Founded in 1925 in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, the club served as a training ground for many players who went on to enjoy notable careers elsewhere.[citation needed] Leotar never managed to gain promotion to the Yugoslav First League.

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Leotar entered the first-ever season of the First League of Republika Srpska in 1995–96, playing in the Eastern Group and failing to reach the play-offs.[1] In 2001–02, Leotar won the last-ever league championship in the Republika Srpska before the entity's clubs were integrated into a national league.[2] In its first season in the national league in 2002–03, Leotar became the champion of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the only time, denying Željezničar Sarajevo a third consecutive title by gaining 85 points to their 82.[3] The club fell to fourth in the next season.[4]

The following season, Leotar played in the qualification stages for the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League. The club defeated Grevenmacher of Luxembourg in the first qualifying round, but was defeated by Czech club Slavia Prague 1–2 at home and 2–1 away in the second.

Honours[edit]

European record[edit]

Summary[edit]

Competition Pld W D L GF GA Last season played
UEFA Champions League 4 1 1 2 3 4 2003–04
Total 4 1 1 2 3 4

Source: uefa.com, Last updated on 5 July 2013
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against. Defunct competitions indicated in italics.

By season[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Agg.
2003–04 Champions League QR1 Luxembourg Grevenmacher 2–0 0–0 2–0
QR2 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 1–2 0–2 1–4

Technical staff[edit]

As of 7 August 2014
Current technical staff
  • Head coach: Bosnia and Herzegovina Damjan Ratković
  • Assistant coach: Montenegro Rajko Mičeta
  • Goalkeeping Coach: Bosnia and Herzegovina Veselin Klimović
  • Doctor: Bosnia and Herzegovina Vlado Rašović
  • Physiotherapist: Bosnia and Herzegovina Rade Bošković
  • Physiotherapist: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bojan Piljević

Management[edit]

As of 7 August 2014
Current management

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]