FK Metalac Gornji Milanovac

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Metalac
Metalac Gornji Milanovac.svg
Full name Fudbalski klub Metalac Gornji Milanovac
Nickname(s) "Ustanici (Rebelions)", "Plavi (Blue)", "Metalci (Metalworkers)", Šerpadžije (Pot-workers)"
Short name MET
Founded 12 June 1961; 55 years ago (1961-06-12)
Ground Metalac Stadium, Gornji Milanovac
Ground Capacity 4,500[1]
President Dragoljub Vukadinović
Head coach Nenad Vanić
League Serbian SuperLiga
2015–16 Serbian SuperLiga, 11th
Website www.fkmetalac.rs

Fudbalski klub Metalac (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Meтaлaц), or simply Metalac, is a professional football club based in Gornji Milanovac, Serbia. The club currently competes in the Serbian First League.

History[edit]

On June 12, 1961 in Gornji Milanovac, by the initiative of former FK Takovo footballer Miroslav Spasojević, was held the first foundational assembly of the newly created football club. The assembly was attended by the sindical union members of the companies "Graditelj" and "Metalac" and they suggested that the workers of the city companies should actively play football in the club. The club was founded as FK Radnik and the club menagment was elected. The presidents of the companies "Metalac" and "Graditelj" were elected president and vice-president respectively. The coaching position was attributed to Miroslav Spasojević, nicknamed "Era", who was also the team captain and main player. The club started competing within the league of the football association of Čačak. In the season 1963-64 FK Radnik won the championship and got promoted. At the end of the 1964-65 season, by the initiative of the general menager of Metalac company, Milan Mišović, the club changed its name into FK Metalac, and the company begins to support financially the club. The new club president was Veljo Perišić and a new age begins for the club. In 1968 the club is promoted to the Western Morava League (Zapadnomoravska Liga), in 1970 is promoted to the Morava-Šumadija League (Moravsko-šumadijska Liga) and again two seasons later, the club starts competing in the Serbian League South, Yugoslav fourth tier back then. In that period the club also won the Serbian Cup by winning FK Rudar Kostolac by 4-0, and reached the 1/16 finals of the Yugoslav Cup where they lost after extra-time in Travnik against NK Borac Travnik (today NK Travnik) by 1-2.

By the early 1990s and after the breakup of Yugoslavia, the club competed in regional leagues. In 1995 the company Metalac becomes the club main sponsor. It is then when the club begins climbing up the leagues, reaching by 2000 the Second League of FR Yugoslavia. They did not manage to hold on in their first attempt and were relegated, but next season they won the Serbian League West and returned to Second League staying there this time two seasons. In 2007 they won again the third league and played the 2007–08 Serbian First League surprisingly menaging to finish sixth, which gave them access to the SuperLiga play-offs. That year the club failed, but next season, 2008-09 Metalac finished even better, fifth, and this time was promoted to the Serbian SuperLiga. At the end of the 2009–10 Serbian SuperLiga they finished 9th.[2] Metalac finished top level as 14th in 2010-11 season. Metalac relegated to second level after finishing SuperLiga as 16th or last in 2011-12 season. Metalac finished First League as 5th in 2012-12 season. Metalac finished it as 3rd, but lost play-out against FK Rad in 2013-14 season. Metalac finished it again as 3rd in 2014-15 season. This time, they won play-out against FK Napredak Kruševac and returned to top level after 3 years.

There are around 300 athletes in several age levels competing in the club.

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 April 2017

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 Ivan Kostić
2 Serbia DF Dejan Koraksić
3 Serbia MF Stefan Panić (vice-captain)
5 Serbia MF Božidar Veškovac
6 Serbia DF Boško Dopuđ
7 Serbia MF Ersan Rovčanin
8 Serbia MF Aleksandar Ivanović (captain)
9 Montenegro MF Miloš Krkotić
10 Serbia FW Ivica Jovanović
11 Serbia FW Marko Nikolić
12 Serbia GK Miloš Jokić
14 Ukraine DF Taras Bondarenko
15 Serbia DF Vladimir Otašević
16 Serbia MF Branislav Tomić
17 Serbia MF Srđan Simović
No. Position Player
18 Serbia MF Miloš Mijić
19 Serbia MF Nikola Stojković
20 Serbia FW Nikola Čumić
21 Montenegro MF Stefan Lukačević
22 Serbia DF Petar Pavlović
23 Serbia MF Aleksandar Martinović
24 Serbia MF Nemanja Vukmanović
25 Serbia DF Saša Nikodijević
32 Serbia DF Bojan Mijailović
33 Serbia GK Nemanja Belić
42 Serbia GK Marko Minić
99 Ecuador FW Walberto Caicedo
—– Bosnia and Herzegovina GK Čedomir Radić
—– Serbia MF Stefan Vukadin

Players with multiple nationalities[edit]

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
4 Serbia MF Bojan Gočanin (dual with Karađorđe Topola 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 former players[edit]

This is a list of club players with national team appearances:[3]

For a list of current and former players with wikipedia article, please see Category:FK Metalac Gornji Milanovac players.

Coaching history[edit]

As of July, 2014

Nation Coach name and surname Period
Serbia Nenad Vanić May 2015-currently
Serbia Aleksandar Janić Jan 1, 2014-June 15, 2014
Serbia Slavenko Kuzeljević Jul 1, 2013-Jun 30, 2014; Jul 1, 2005-Jun 30, 2009
Serbia Vladica Petrović Sep 14, 2012-Jun 30, 2013; Jan 1, 2012-Jun 30, 2012; Jul 2014- May 2015
Serbia Dragan Lacmanović Jul 1, 2012-Sep 9, 2012
Serbia Jovica Škoro Oct 17, 2011-Dec 31, 2011
Serbia Neško Milovanović Oct 1, 2011-Oct 17, 2011
Serbia Milan Đuričić Jul 11, 2011-Sep 27, 2011
Serbia Nenad Milovanović Apr 12, 2011-Jul 8, 2011; Jul 1, 2009-Apr 30, 2010
Serbia Miodrag Radanović Nov 1, 2010-Apr 12, 2011
Serbia Zvonko Živković Jul 1, 2010-Nov 1, 2010
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Unknown 1991-2008
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ljuba Damljanović and Slavoljub Raković 1980–1991
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zoran Marinković 1979–1980
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ljubinko Đunović 1977–1978
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Unknown 1975–1977
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Dragićević 1974-1975
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ljubinko Đunović 1974
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Boro Katanić 1974
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Perica Terzić 1973
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slavoljub Raković 1973
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Božić 1973
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ljubinko Đunović 1970-1972
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovičić & Stanić 1970
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ljubinko Đunović 1968-1969
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slavoljub Raković 1967-1968
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milovan Vučićević 1966-1967
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mito Čohov 1962-1964
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Unknown 1961-1962

Stadium[edit]

View on the west stand of FK Metalac Stadium during the opening friendly match between FK Metalac versus Serbia B

Metalac Stadium[4] has 4,600 seats, and it was built in 2012. After the club achieved promotion to the Serbian SuperLiga in 2010, Metalac briefly played home matches in the Stadion Mladost which is in Lučani and holds 8,000 spectators. FK Metalac in Serbian SuperLiga, season 2009/2010 held their matches on Čika Dača Stadium in nearby Kragujevac, because the FK Metalac played season before on the stadion of FK Takovo who didn't have technical requirements of Serbian SuperLiga. Next season 2010/11, they played in Čačak, on Čačak Stadium because unpaid rent on the Čika Dača Stadium. Last season in SuperLiga they played in Lučani, on the same stadium where they began first match in higher rank of the league. The new stadium was completed in August 2012.

First game on the new stadium, September 1, 2012., FK Metalac played against FK Mladost Lučani, who was defeated with result 3:1. At this stadium the Serbia national under-21 football team plays their games too.

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]

Period Kit manufacturers Official sponsor
2006–2014 Nike Metalac ad
2014–present Independent kit

References[edit]

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