FK Radnički Pirot

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Radnički Pirot
Full name FK Radnički Pirot
Nickname(s) Beli (The Whites)
Founded 1945; 72 years ago (1945)
Ground Stadion Dragan Nikolić
Ground Capacity 13,816
President Dragan Dimitrijević
Head coach Marjan Živković
League Serbian First League
2015–16 Serbian League East, 1st
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FK Radnički Pirot (Serbian Cyrillic: ФК Раднички Пирот) is a professional football club based in Pirot, Serbia.

History[edit]

The club was formed in 1945 immediately after World War II. They made their Yugoslav Second League debut in the 1969–70 season.[1] The club spent the following 12 consecutive seasons in the second tier of Yugoslav football, before being relegated in 1981. After only one year, they won the promotion back, spending the next six seasons in the Second League (19821988), when the competition was reorganized.[2]

The club made its debut in the newly formed Second League of FR Yugoslavia in the 1992–93 season. They would continue to compete between the second and third level leagues in the following decade.[3]

The club achieved one of the biggest results in its history by reaching the quarter-finals of the 2004–05 Serbia and Montenegro Cup, when they were eliminated by Rad after losing 0–1 at home.[4] At the end of the season, they also won the promotion to the Serbian First League after finishing first in the Serbian League East. The club spent the following three seasons in the second tier of Serbian football, before being relegated back to the Serbian League East in 2008. In the meantime, they repeated the success in the national cup by reaching the quarter-finals of the 2006–07 Serbian Cup, when they were eliminated by Vojvodina after losing 1–2 at home.

Honours[edit]

Serbian League East
  • 2004–05

Seasons[edit]

Season Division P W D L F A Pts Pos
2010–11 Div 3 30 16 4 10 51 34 52 2nd
2011–12 30 10 10 10 34 30 40 10th
2012–13 30 19 4 7 46 14 61 3rd
2013–14 30 15 3 12 44 32 48 4th
2014–15 30 18 5 7 68 25 59 2nd

Supporters[edit]

The club's main supporters group is known as "Pirgosi". They were founded in the summer of 1990. The group is traditionally situated in the east stand of the stadium.[5]

Current squad[edit]

First team[edit]

As of 28 March 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 Bulajić
2 Serbia DF Miljan Bućković
3 Serbia DF Božidar Mančić
4 Serbia DF Stefan Marković
5 Serbia DF Miloš Nikolić (vice-captain)
6 Serbia MF Davor Petrov
7 Serbia MF Nemanja Mančić
8 Serbia MF Lazar Čordašić
9 Serbia FW Marko Mančić (captain)
10 Serbia MF Denis Ristov
No. Position Player
11 Serbia FW Miloš Spasić
13 Serbia DF Marko Davidović
14 Serbia DF Darko Vasić
15 Serbia MF Marko Memedović
16 Serbia DF Stefan Ćirić
17 Serbia FW Uroš Đurić
18 Serbia MF Uroš Filipović
19 Serbia MF Filip Tolić
20 Serbia MF Nemanja Petrov
22 Serbia GK Vojislav Ilić

Other[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 GK Milan Filipović
Serbia Miloš Milojević
Serbia Filip Đorđev
Serbia Nikola Ilić
No. Position Player
Serbia Mladen Veljković
Serbia Jovan Živković
Serbia Veljko Ćirić

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 GK Nemanja Đorđević (dual with Lužnica until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia GK Boris Dimitrov (at Balkanski until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia GK Igor Nešić (dual with Jedinstvo Pirot until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia DF Branislav Pešić (at Jedinstvo Pirot until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia MF Stefan Todorović (at Jedinstvo Pirot until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia Nikola Manić (at Lužnica until the end of 2016–17 season)
No. Position Player
Serbia Nikola Rančić (at Lužnica until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia Nikola Ćirić (at Jedinstvo Pirot until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia Miloš Milojković (at Jedinstvo Pirot until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia Lazar Filipović (at Jedinstvo Pirot until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia Željko Stamenković (at Jedinstvo Pirot until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia Lazar Branković (at Jedinstvo Pirot 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]

Nikola Đurđić, Andrija Kaluđerović, Mateja Kežman, Radivoje Manić, Jovan Stanković and Vladan Radača are former club players with senior national team appearances.[6] The following players are mentioned in the official website as the ones who contributed most to their past achievements.[3][7]

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

Coaches[edit]

There is a large number of coaches throughout the history of Radnički Pirot, but the ones that left an strongest impact in the club were Tomislav Kaloperović, Ostoja Simić, Neško Milovanović, Stole Mitić, Žika Stanković, Aleksandar Petković, Dimitar Jovanovski, Ilija Dimovski, Slobodan Ostojić, Mileta Tomić, Ljubomir Veljković, Ivan Jovanović, Ljuborad Stevanović, Čeda Matić, among others.[3][7]

Date Name
2005 Serbia Čedomir Matić
2006 Serbia Marjan Živković
2006 Serbia Vladimir Jocić
2006–2007 Serbia Nebojša Vignjević
2007 Bosnia and Herzegovina Cvijetin Blagojević
2007 Serbia Zoran Nikolić
2007 Serbia Miloš Joksić
2008 Serbia Ljubomir Veljković
2009 Serbia Goran Cvetković
2009 Serbia Slobodan Đošev
2009 Serbia Marjan Živković
2010 Serbia Slobodan Đošev
2010–2011 Serbia Vojkan Aleksić
2011–2012 Serbia Radivoje Manić
2012 Republic of Macedonia Milan Stojanoski
2012–2013 Serbia Mile Tomić
2013–2014 Serbia Aleksandar Kuzmanović

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SISTEM TAKMIČENJA U JUGOSLAVIJI 1968.-1973." (in Serbian). fsgzrenjanin.com. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "SISTEM TAKMIČENJA U JUGOSLAVIJI 1988.-1991." (in Serbian). fsgzrenjanin.com. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c History at FK Radnički Pirot official website (Serbian)
  4. ^ "Fudbal u Pirotu" (in Serbian). radnicki-pirot.host.sk. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "PIRGOSI – ISTOK 1990." (in Serbian). radnicki-pirot.host.sk. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Radnički Pirot at National-Football-Teams.com
  7. ^ a b Club story at FK Radnički Pirot official website (Serbian)

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