FK Osogovo

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Full name Gradski Fudbalski klub Osogovo Kočani
Nickname(s) Жетвари (Harvesters)
Founded 1924; 93 years ago (1924)
Ground Stadion Nikola Mantov
Ground Capacity 6000
Chairman Branko Bogatinov
Manager Zoran Filipov
League Macedonian Third League – East
2015–16 8th

GFK Osogovo (Macedonian: ГФК Осогово) is a football club from Kočani, Republic of Macedonia. They currently play in the Macedonian Third League.

History[edit]

FK Osogovo 1967 team
FK Osogovo in '90s

The club was founded in 1924, one of the oldest Macedonian football clubs.[1]


In 1973, during a football match between FK Osogovo and FK FAS 11 Oktomvri from Skopje, the 23-year-old Nikola Mantov – one of the best players of FK Osogovo at the time – collapsed on the field and died. In his honor, the home-ground of FK Osogovo is named Nikola Mantov Stadium. The stadium has a capacity of approximately 5,000 spectators, and it is the only football stadium in Macedonia named after a football player.

FK Osogovo has also retired the number 7 shirt in honor of Nikola Mantov.

In the first season of the Macedonian First Football League in 1992–93 Osogovo finished at eight place,next season finished at position nine.The highest place in Osogovo history in Macedonian First Football League is season 1994-95 when team finished at sixth position.Next season (1995–96) finished at 14th place and relegated to Macedonian Second Football League.The next few years team relegated to the lowest division in Football(Macedonian Third Football League).From season 2004–05 to 2010-2011 Osogovo five times won Macedonian Third Football League(East),but only one time play in Macedonian Second Football League in 2011–12 season. In this season they finished at 14th place and relegated to Macedonian Third Football League(East). Last five seasons Osogovo appeared in Macedonian Third Football League(East) without any success. Last season is the worst season in Osogovo history; they finished at eighth place.

Supporters[edit]

Sejmeni in beginings
Sejmeni attending at local rivals Sloga from Vinica

Sejmeni are an Ultras group founded in 1991,who support FK Osogovo and traditionally occupy the West Stand at the stadium. Also Sejmeni consumes a lot of pyrotechnics. The organized support for FK Osogovo.Sejmeni is one of the best supporters group in East Macedonia.

Honours[edit]

Republic of Macedonia Macedonian Second League:

  • Winners (1): 1997–98
  • Runners-up (1): 1996–97

Republic of Macedonia Macedonian Football Cup Youth:

  • Winners (1): 1996

Republic of Macedonia Macedonian Third Football League East:

  • Championships (4): 2004-05,2007-08,2008-09,2009-10
  • Play-off winners (1): 2010-11

Current squad[edit]

As of 8 September 2016 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Republic of Macedonia GK Pero Lazarov
Republic of Macedonia GK Metodij Andonov
Republic of Macedonia GK Igor Danev

Republic of Macedonia DF Stefanco Cvetanov
Republic of Macedonia DF Dragoslav Zdravkov (Captain)
Republic of Macedonia DF Kristijan Jordanov
Republic of Macedonia DF Ilija Sumanov
Republic of Macedonia DF Kristijan Blazev
Republic of Macedonia DF Viktor Janev
Republic of Macedonia DF Angelco Arsov

Republic of Macedonia MF Mirce Natkov
Republic of Macedonia MF Trajce Gorgiev
Republic of Macedonia MF Kire Stojkov
Republic of Macedonia MF Eftim Aksentiev
No. Position Player
Republic of Macedonia MF Zoran Taseski
Republic of Macedonia MF Filip Georgiev
Republic of Macedonia MF Blagojco Kocev
Republic of Macedonia MF Petar Danilov
Republic of Macedonia MF Nikola Tripunovski
Republic of Macedonia MF Andrej Kocevski

Republic of Macedonia FW Dragan Paunov
Republic of Macedonia FW Vladimir Mojsovski
Republic of Macedonia FW Borce Maksimov
Republic of Macedonia FW Tose Manov
Republic of Macedonia FW Igor Todorov

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