FK Lovćen

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Full name Fudbalski klub Lovćen Cetinje
Nickname(s) Orlovi (Eagles), Crveni (Reds)
Founded 1913; 104 years ago (1913)
Ground Stadion Obilića Poljana
Cetinje,
Montenegro
Ground Capacity 2,000
Manager Dragan Kanatlarovski
League First League
2016–17 11th
Website Club home page
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FK Lovćen is a football club based in Old Royal Capital Cetinje, Montenegro. It was founded on 20 June 1913. It was named after Mount Lovćen near Cetinje. Lovćen is the oldest football club in Montenegro and one of the oldest in Southeastern Europe.

As one of the most successful Montenegrin teams, Lovćen won the Montenegrin Cup 2014.

Today, Lovćen is a member of Montenegrin Second League.

FK Lovćen is a part of Lovćen Cetinje sports society.

History[edit]

Period 1913–1941[edit]

The club was foundedon 20 june 1913, as a Workers' sports club Lovćen (RŠK Lovćen). Among the founders were Montenegrin painters Luka and Milo Milunović, and Luka Milunović was the first president and a captain of the team.[1]
As the oldest Montenegrin football club, Lovćen participated in its first national competitions in the 1910s and 1920s. First trophy of Lovćen was 'Sports olympiad' on Cetinje 1914, a tournament where participated football clubs from Montenegro, Albania and Austro-Hungaria.[2] Until the World War II, Lovćen won five Montenegrin championships (Spring 1925, Autumn 1925, Spring 1927, Autumn 1928, 1935).[3][4][5] They also won two Zeta Olympiad annual tournaments (1926, 1927) and seven City Championships of Cetinje. During that era, Lovćen had strong rivals in another club from Cetinje, SK Crnogorac, and in two clubs from Podgorica, FK Budućnost and GSK Balšić. These four teams were the best football clubs in Montenegro before World War II.
For supporting the prohibited Labours' Party, FK Lovćen was prohibited during the 1937, same as FK Budućnost. The club was renewed in 1944 and in 1945. Lovćen played its first matches after the restructuring. That year, in Cetinje, Lovćen and Budućnost played the first Montenegrin clubs' match after World War II. Budućnost won – 4:2.

Competition Titles Runner-up Champion seasons
Montenegrin championship
5
5
Spring 1925, Autumn 1925, Spring 1927, Autumn 1928, 1935
'Zeta olympiad'
2
1
1926, 1927
'Sports olympiad'
1
-
1914

Montenegrin championship - Elimination tournament for Montenegrin football clubs; 'Zeta olympiad' - Cup tournament for Montenegrin football clubs; 'Sports olympiad' - tournament held on Cetinje, with participation of clubs from Montenegro, Albania and Austro-Hungaria.

Period 1945–1992[edit]

With FK Budućnost (Podgorica), FK Sutjeska (Nikšić) and FK Arsenal (Tivat), Lovćen was a member of the first official football competition after the World War II - 1946 Montenegrin Republic League. FK Lovćen finished as a second team and gained opportunity to participate in the qualifiers for the inaugural season of Yugoslav First League, but didn't succeed. In the first leg, Lovćen won against Makedonija Skopje (3:0), and in the second they eliminated Borac Banja Luka (5:1, 5:1). In the last qualifier for the First League, Lovćen lost against Metalac Beograd (0:2, 2:6).
Another chance to get promotion to the First League, Lovćen got as a champion of Yugoslav Second League – group 'B' at 1956. In the first leg, Lovćen eliminated Zenica (2:1, 0:0) and participated in the play-off group. During the group matches, the club from Cetinje played against Vardar Skopje (1:2, 0:2), Lokomotiva Zagreb (4:1, 1:6) and Borovo (2:1, 1:0). After the six group matches Lovćen failed to get promotion, with one point below the First League zone.
In their third and last play-off for the First League in the SFR Yugoslavia, at the 1957, Lovćen was eliminated in the first qualifying leg against Željezničar Sarajevo (0:0, 0:2).
One more big success of Lovćen was in 1947, by winning the U21 Championship title of Yugoslavia.
Until the collapse of Yugoslavia, Lovćen usually participated in Yugoslav Second League. Montenegro's oldest club played 552 games in that competition. The best performance in a united Yugoslav Second division was achieved in the 1954/55 season, when together with seven wins, two draws and nine defeats, they secured sixth place in the standings. The most successful season, however, was 1968/69 – Lovćen won fourth place with a score of 12–11–7. After Budućnost and Sutjeska, Lovćen was the most successful Montenegrin club at that time.

Period 1992–2006[edit]

In the federal state of Serbia and Montenegro (first named as FR Yugoslavia, and then Federation of Serbia and Montenegro), Lovćen played in the second and third league. The best results, Lovćen made during the season 1998/99, when they finished Second league at the eight of 18 table places. For a few seasons, the club was the winner of Montenegrin Republic Cup.
During the last days of the Serbia and Montenegro Federation, Lovćen was relegated in the Third League (Montenegrin Republic League) and in its last seasons (2004/05, 2005/06) they made the weakest appearances during the newest history.

Period 2006–[edit]

After the independence of Montenegro, Lovćen participated in the first season of the Montenegrin Second League. Lovćen finished first in season 2006/2007 of Second League, and was directly promoted to the Montenegrin First League.
At the first match in the First League, Lovćen played at 11 August 2007. against OFK Petrovac in Cetinje – 2:2, with attendance of 2,000 supporters. In 2009, for the first time since the independence, Lovćen appeared in the final Cup of Montenegro, when they lost the game against OFK Petrovac. Before that match, in semifinals, Lovćen eliminated FK Budućnost.
Lovćen made its greatest success in the First League during the season 2013/14. After the first half-season, the club from Cetinje finished third. During the spring season, the club made a historic row of 11 matches without a loss (7 consecutive wins). Lovćen finished the season in second place, which was the best ever result in the club's history.
In the same season, on 21 May 2014, for the first time, Lovćen won the Montenegrin Cup. During the Montenegrin Cup 2014, Lovćen eliminated Zora (1:0), Crvena stijena (8:0, 1:2), Zeta (1:0, 1:2) and Petrovac (3:0, 0:0). In the finals, Lovćen won the game against Mladost, so the club from Cetinje won their first national trophy.
With that success, for the first time in the club's history, Lovćen qualified for the European Cups.
After 10 consecutive seasons in top-tier competitions, on season 2016/17, FK Lovćen finished on 11th position, so they were relegated to Montenegrin Second League.

Lovćen in European competitions[edit]

For the first time, Lovćen gained a participation in the European competitions after the season 2013/14. As a Montenegrin Cup winner and the runner-up in the Montenegrin First League, Lovćen debuted in Europa League 2014/15.

During their first appearance in European competition, Lovćen was eliminated by Željezničar Sarajevo. After the draw in the first match in Sarajevo (0:0), Lovćen lost 0:1 at the game, which was played at Petrovac Stadium.

Matches[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Agg.
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Bosnia and Herzegovina Željezničar Sarajevo 0–1 0–0 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
Notes
  • 1Q: First qualifying round

Honours and achievements[edit]

List of competitive matches (1946-)[edit]

Most of their seasons, Lovćen spent in the second and third football level in SFR Yugoslavia and, after that, in FR Yugoslavia. At the 40's and 50's, Lovćen participated in the Yugoslav First League playoffs, but without promotion to the top-tier. After Montenegrin independence, the club made their first appearances in the First League (since the season 2007-08). Except for that, the club for Cetinje often played play-off matches for placement to the First or Second Yugoslav League. Lovćen played one season in UEFA Europa League.

Competition Level Seasons First season Last season Matches W D L GD
First League 9 2007-08 2015-16 297 107 73 117 312:326
Second League 29 1953-54 2006-07 836 309 183 344 1054:1159
Third League 3 1988-89 1991-92 101 39 18 44 129:160
Republic League 30 1946 2005-06 656 370 144 142 1341:645
Playoffs 9 1946 1964-65 39 16 7 16 59:68
National Cup 21 1950 2015-16 56 20 9 27 67:80
UEFA competitions 1 2014-15 2014-15 2 0 1 1 0:1
OVERALL (1946-) 1987 861 435 691 2962:2439

Sponsors[edit]

  • Official kit supplier : Legea (2013–2014), Givova (2014–)
  • Main sponsor : Prijestonica Cetinje / Old Royal Capital Cetinje (municipal government)
  • Other sponsors : Lovćen Osiguranje / Lovćen Insurance

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 Danijel Petković
2 Montenegro DF Miloš Radunović
4 Montenegro DF Vladan Tatar (Captain)
5 Montenegro MF Vladislav Rogošić
6 Montenegro DF Ilija Martinović
9 Montenegro MF Blažo Perutović
10 Montenegro FW Dejan Bogdanović
11 Montenegro MF Luka Vujanović
12 Montenegro GK Jovan Perović
14 Montenegro MF Danilo Tomić
No. Position Player
18 Montenegro MF Luka Tiodorović
21 Montenegro FW Vladimir Sjekloća
27 Montenegro GK Ivan Butorović
Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Bojan Petrić
Montenegro DF Mitar Cuković
Montenegro MF Stefan Milosević
Brazil FW Flávio Beck Junior
Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Damir Ibrić
Montenegro FW Balsa Radović
Montenegro FW Nikola Vujović

Former players[edit]

For the list of former and current players with Wikipedia article, please see Category:FK Lovćen players.
During the history, a numerous notable players sterted their career or played for FK Lovćen. Below is the list of international players and domestic players which, during their career, played for FK Lovćen and represented their countries at national teams or made international careers.

Coaches[edit]

Current staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Republic of Macedonia Dragan Kanatlarovski
Assistant Manager Montenegro Đuro Mijušković
Goalkeeping coach Montenegro Dragan Drašković
U21 Team coach Montenegro Filip Radojičić
U17 Team coach Montenegro Predrag Vukotić
U14 coach Montenegro Ivan Vujović
U12 Coach Montenegro Gojko Ražnatović

Last updated: 4 August 2016
Source: FK Lovćen Cetinje official website

Managerial history[edit]

Since their promotion to the First League, Lovćen was led by 10 different coaches. During that period, the club had best results with club Mojaš Radonjić in the 2013/14 season. At that time, Lovćen won their first and only national title (Montenegrin Cup 2013/14) with first promotion to the European competitions. Radonjić is also the manager with the most matches in Lovćen's staff.

Manager Period Record League Cup Europe Other
from until Mtc W D L GD W D L GD W D L GD W D L GD Note
Montenegro Nikola Rakojević 07/2007 06/2008
36
12
11
13
31:33
11
10
12
28:30
1
1
1
3:3
0
0
0
0:0
Serbia Slobodan Dogandžić 07/2008 09/2008
6
0
4
2
2:4
0
4
2
2:4
0
0
0
0:0
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Miodrag Radanović 10/2008 12/2008
16
7
4
5
15:10
5
2
4
10:7
2
2
1
5:3
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Milorad Malovrazić 01/2009 06/2009
19
6
5
8
15:16
5
4
7
13:14
1
1
1
2:2
0
0
0
0:0
Cup finalists
Montenegro Branislav Milačić 07/2009 12/2010
53
19
12
22
31:39
19
12
19
46:56
0
0
3
0:6
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Marko Marković 01/2011 09/2011
25
6
8
11
34:34
5
8
11
19:29
1
0
0
3:1
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Predrag Vukotić 10/2011 12/2011
11
1
3
7
31:37
1
3
5
6:17
0
0
2
0:4
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Radovan Kavaja 01/2012 06/2012
16
9
4
3
25:13
9
4
3
25:13
0
0
0
0:0
0
0
0
0:0
Serbia Slobodan Halilović 07/2012 12/2012
22
4
4
14
22:40
2
2
13
13:36
2
2
1
9:4
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Mojaš Radonjić 01/2013 11/2014
77
38
15
24
112:67
32
11
20
94:60
6
3
3
18:6
0
1
1
0:1
Cup winners
Montenegro Đuro Mijušković 11/2014 01/2015
4
2
1
1
8:6
2
0
1
7:5
0
1
0
1:1
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Radovan Kavaja 01/2015 07/2015
16
7
4
5
18:13
7
4
5
18:13
0
0
0
0:0
0
0
0
0:0
Serbia Slobodan Halilović 07/2015 10/2015
15
4
3
8
21:23
2
3
7
14:19
2
0
1
7:4
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Dragan Đukanović 10/2015 04/2016
14
6
5
3
27:11
4
5
3
11:10
2
0
0
6:1
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Milorad Malovrazić 04/2016 09/2016
17
3
3
11
9:23
3
2
10
8:20
0
1
1
1:3
0
0
0
0:0
Republic of Macedonia Dragan Kanatlarovski 09/2016
32
13
6
13
34:34
10
6
11
24:29
3
0
2
10:5
0
0
0
0:0

Stadium[edit]

FK Lovćen plays their home games at Stadion Obilića Poljana, whose capacity is 2,000 seats. Obilića Poljana is home of FK Lovćen since 1957.[7] Before that, the team played their home games on the Old stadium near today's location (1913-1943) and on the Stadium near the Cetinje Monastery (1943-1957).[8]
First game on Obilića Poljana was Yugoslav Second League match FK Lovćen - NK GOŠK, played on August 1957.[9] Highest attendance in the history of stadium was recorded on Yugoslav Cup game between FK Lovćen and NK Dinamo Zagreb (1971). Game was attended by 6,500 spectators.[10][11][12]

Women's football[edit]

While FK Lovćen is the oldest men's club in Montenegro, Women's Football Club Lovćen (ŽFK Lovćen) is founded at May 2010.[13] Since then, club played and organized numerous tournaments, and on the season 2015-16 for the first time played in Montenegrin Women's League and Montenegrin Cup (women).

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