FK Ljuboten

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FK Ljuboten
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Full name Fudbalski Klub Ljuboten
Фудбалски Клуб Љуботен
Nickname(s) The Blues
Плави
Founded 1919; 98 years ago (1919)
Ground AMS Sportski Centar Tetovo
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Pero Jovanovski
Manager Igor Saveski
League 4. OFL Tetovo 2017/18

FK Ljuboten (Macedonian: ФК Љуботен) is a football club from Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia. They currently play in the OFS Tetovo league.

History[edit]

Founded in 1919, FK Ljuboten is the oldest club in Macedonia.[1] FK Ljuboten was based in northern Tetovo, built and supported by the locals. The name was derived from the mountain peak of the Šar Mountains, Ljuboten. Through most of the football period under both the Kingdom and Socialist Yugoslavia, the club relied on local talent and were funded by the locals and the city of Tetovo.

Rivalry[edit]

FK Ljuboten's rival is FK Teteks. The rivalry reflected the social and class differences of the respective club's supporters. Ljuboten's supporters are the oldest locals of Tetovo and consisted predominantly of Albanians and also Macedonians.[2] Teteks supporters were the working class, as the club was founded by the Teteks company and had supporters from Macedonians in Tetovo and all around Macedonia.

Honours[edit]

Macedonian Second League:

Current squad[edit]

Recent seasons[edit]

Season League Cup
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos
1992–93 2. MFL 38 22 9 7 72 32 53 1st ↑
1993–94 1. MFL 30 11 11 8 46 35 30(−3) 5th QF
1994–95 1. MFL 30 10 4 16 37 54 34 13th R1
1995–96 1. MFL 28 6 1 21 27 87 19 15th ↓
1996–97 2. MFL West 29 ? ? ? ? ? 6(−3) 15th ↓
1997–98 3. MFL North-Polog ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
1998–99 3. MFL North-Polog ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
1999–00 3. MFL North-Polog ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
2000–01 3. MFL North ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
2001–02 3. MFL North ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
2002–03 3. MFL North ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
2003–04 4. OFL Tetovo ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
2004–05 4. OFL Tetovo ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
2005–06 4. OFL Tetovo ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
2006–07 4. OFL Tetovo ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
2007–08 3. MFL West 18 ? ? ? ? ? ? 1st
2008–09 3. MFL West 26 13 6 7 61 39 45 4th
2009–10 3. MFL West 28 ? ? ? ? ? 59 2nd
2010–11 3. MFL West 23 14 5 4 53 17 44 2nd
2011–12 3. MFL West 28 19 2 7 64 24 59 3rd R1
2012–13 3. MFL West 28 13 1 14 58 62 40 8th R1
2013–14 3. MFL West FFM expelled Ljuboten from the league[3] R1
2014–15 4. OFL Tetovo 14 4 1 9 23 37 13 5th
2015–16 4. OFL Tetovo 18 7 2 9 31 40 23 5th R1
2016–17 4. OFL Tetovo 14 9 1 4 42 23 28 3rd R1

Key[edit]

1st 2nd
Champions Runners-up Promoted Relegated

References[edit]

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