FK Mačva Šabac

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Мачва Шабац
Mačva Šabac
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Full name Fudbalski Klub Mačva Šabac
Nickname(s) Provincijski Urugvaj
Founded 1919; 98 years ago (1919)
Ground Gradski stadion Šabac
Ground Capacity 8,000
President Serbia Ivica Kralj
Head coach Serbia Dragan Aničić
League Serbian First League
2015–16 Serbian League West, 1st
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Fudbalski Klub Mačva Šabac (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Мачва Шабац), commonly known as Mačva Šabac, is a football club from Šabac, Serbia.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1919. It competed in the Yugoslav football league system until 1991. During the 1920s it played in the First League of the Novi Sad district (a league within the Belgrade Football Subassociation) and in 1930 the league was transferred into the First League of the Novi Sad Football Subassociation. In the period between the two world wars Mačva developed a fierce rivalry for the titles in those leagues with FK Vojvodina.[1] The highlight for Mačva in this era was their participation in the 1930–31 Yugoslav Football Championship, even though they finished at the bottom in 6th place.

During this period the club got nicknamed in the press the "Provincial Uruguay".[2] Provincial because they were playing in the Provincial Group of the Belgrade Subassociation League, and Uruguay because of their playing style which resembled Uruguay´s, highly regarded at that time as they were the Olympic champions. The nickname was used for the first time in 1927. By early spring of 1928, Mačva finished at the top of the First League of the Novi Sad District where they defeated their main rivals Vojvodina. In the decisive match Mačva won over Vojvodina by 6:1. By the league system of that time, the winners of the district (župa) leagues had to compete to determine the Belgrade Subassociation Provincial League champion. Mačva first played at home against the winner of Banat district league champion, Obilić Veliki Bečkerek, which they won by 4:1, and then played away and won by 4:3 against the champion of the Šumadija district league, FK Šumadija 1903. Then, the draw determined that the final match would be played in Šabac against ZAŠK from Zemun, which Mačva smashed by 6:1 with goals by Bora Kesić, Milan Perić, Raduška Gajić and Kokan Stevanović.[2]

After becoming Belgrade Subassociation Provincial League champions, Mačva became notorious and the main daily newspaper Politika consistently used the nickname Provincial Uruguay, especially after their surprising win against SK Jedinstvo Beograd by 3:2 in Belgrade, and after their successful tour in Greece where they beat Thessaloniki sides Iraklis by 3:1, and Aris by 4:2.[2]

In the following season they became Novi Sad District League champions for the third time and qualified for the Vojvodina Group of the Belgrade Subassociation League. Mačva won the league and thus earned a spot in the Yugoslav First League where the major clubs in the country compete. They played well against BSK Belgrade and Hajduk Split and won in competition with the three-time Yugoslav champions Građanski Zagreb. Some Mačva players started to receive calls for the Yugoslav national team, namely Milorad Arsenijević, Ivan Bek, Milorad Ilić, Milanče Jovanović, Radomir Vojisavljević, Andreja Kojić and Bora Kesić. Other players of the Provincial Uruguay generation were Jefta Jovanović, Jovan Vračarić, Jovan Cvetković, Gidra Šljivić, Milan Perić, Kokan Stefanović, Kulja Suvajdžić, Bata Kiš, Vido Božović, Moma Jovanović, Mikica Sinđelić, Đole Jovanović, Đorđe Pantazijević, Raduška Gajić, Mikela Stanojčić, Mita Salajdžijević, Nikola Kradžić, and Brana Janković.[2]

Supporters[edit]

The organized supporters of Mačva Šabac are known as Šaneri (Serbian Cyrilic: Шанери), and have a frienship with Napredak Kruševac fan group Jakuza.

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 March 2017[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 Mitar Pejović
2 Serbia DF Filip Pejović (captain)
4 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Nemanja Matović
6 Serbia DF Marko Jevtić
7 Serbia FW Marko Stančetić
8 Serbia MF Ivan Obrovac
9 Serbia FW Bojan Matić
10 Serbia MF Nikola Milinković
11 Serbia MF Stevan Živković
14 Serbia MF Nemanja Ahčin
17 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Nemanja Lekanić
19 Serbia DF Igor Ristivojević
No. Position Player
21 Serbia FW Ognjen Damnjanović
22 Serbia MF Predrag Jeremić
23 Serbia MF Nemanja Milovanović
24 Serbia MF Nenad Jovanović
25 Serbia GK Dušan Puletić
27 Serbia MF Branislav Marković
28 Serbia DF Marko Rajović
29 Serbia DF Mirko Đermanović
30 Serbia FW Miodrag Gemović
44 Serbia DF Mladen Lazarević
Serbia DF Deni Pavlović
Serbia Nenad Bojić

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
88 Serbia GK Miloš Savić (dual with Dunav Prahovo until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia Dejan Zrnić (at Radnički Šabački until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia Miloš Radovanović (at Jevremovac until the end of 2016–17 season)
No. Position Player
Serbia DF Darko Isailović (at Provo until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia Dušan Nikolić (at Provo until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia Nikola Vasić (at Provo until the end of 2016–17 season)

For recent transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers winter 2016–17. For summer transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers summer 2016.

Notable players[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vedri dani crveno-belih p. 22 (Serbian)
  2. ^ a b c d FK Mačva-“Provincijski Urugvaj“ 1927-1941 at fudbalsrbija, 18-6-2013, retrieved 13-4-2014 (Serbian)
  3. ^ "First team". FK Mačva Šabac official website. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Team roster". Serbian First League official website. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 

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