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
Chairman Ivica Kralj
Head coach Dragan Aničić
League Serbian SuperLiga
2016–17 Serbian First League, 1st of 16 (promoted)

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 friendship with Napredak Kruševac fan group Jakuza.

Honours[edit]

National Championships

Current squad[edit]

As of 7 October 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 Nenad Filipović
2 Serbia DF Filip Pejović (captain)
3 Serbia DF Radoš Protić
4 Serbia MF Lazar Ivić
5 Serbia MF Nenad Jovanović
6 Serbia DF Marko Jevtić
7 Serbia MF Filip Arsenijević
8 Serbia MF Ivan Obrovac
9 Serbia FW Bojan Matić
10 Serbia MF Nikola Milinković
11 Serbia MF Branislav Marković
12 Serbia FW Nenad Gavrić
14 Republic of Macedonia DF Bojan Gjorgievski
No. Position Player
19 Serbia DF Igor Ristivojević
20 Serbia MF Miloš Adamović
21 Serbia MF Jordan Jovanović
22 Serbia MF Predrag Jeremić
23 Serbia DF David Hrubik
28 Serbia DF Marko Rajović
29 Serbia MF Marko Đurišić
33 Serbia FW Miodrag Gemović
38 Serbia GK Lazar Šarenac
44 Serbia DF Mladen Lazarević
55 Serbia GK Dušan Puletić
63 Serbia FW Lazar Vladisavljević
99 Serbia FW Petar Gigić

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
Serbia DF Darko Isailović (at Provo until the winter transfer window)
Serbia DF Vladimir Tomić (at Železničar Lajkovac until the winter transfer window)
Serbia DF Nemanja Živković (at Jedinstvo Putevi until the end of 2017–18 season)
Serbia MF Matija Miketić (at IMT until the winter transfer window)
No. Position Player
Serbia FW Ivan Mijailović (at Crvena Zvezda NS until the winter transfer window)
Serbia Dušan Nikolić (at Provo until the winter transfer window)
Serbia Nikola Vasić (at Provo until the winter transfer window)

For recent transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers summer 2017.

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 (in Serbian)
  2. ^ a b c d FK Mačva-“Provincijski Urugvaj“ 1927-1941 at fudbalsrbija, 18-6-2013, retrieved 13-4-2014 (in 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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