FK Rudar Pljevlja

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Rudar Pljevlja
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Full nameFudbalski klub Rudar Pljevlja
Nickname(s)Rudari (The Miners)
Founded1920; 99 years ago (1920)
GroundStadion Gradski,
Pljevlja, Montenegro
ChairmanDuško Šarić
Head coach/
LeagueMontenegrin First League
2017–18Montenegrin First League, 6th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

FK Rudar Pljevlja (commonly known as FK Rudar or simply Rudar) is a football club based in Pljevlja, Montenegro. It currently plays in the First League of Montenegro, the country's highest tier. The club is run by the Šarić brothers, Darko and Duško.

Rudar have played in the First League since its inception in 2006, and won two league titles in 2009-10 and 2014-15. The club have been the strongest in the Montenegrin Cup, with three triumphs, one runner-up position and two semi-final finishes in the tournament's six seasons.


Rudar was founded in 1920 as Breznik, renaming itself Sandžak three years later. The team was aided by members of the 48th Infantry Regiment, who stationed in the town. The club was renamed again after World War II as FK Jedinstvo, but only until another renaming in 1947 in honour of chairman Velimir Jakić. That same year club reached the quarter-finals of the Yugoslav Cup where they were eliminated by top-flight FK Sarajevo 3–2 after extra time.[1] In 1955, the club settled on their current name.


Rudar Pljevlja's stadium

Rudar play at the Gradski stadion, a multi-use stadium including a complex of tennis, handball and basketball courts. Built in 1948 and rebuilt in 1985, it has two stands and a current capacity of 9500.


National titles[edit]

2009–10, 2014–15
2006–07, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2015–16

European Cup History[edit]

  • Q= Qualifying
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1Q Cyprus Omonia 0–2 0–2 0–4
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 1Q San Marino Tre Fiori 4–1 3–0 7–1
2Q Bulgaria Litex Lovech 0–4 0–1 0–5
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 2Q Austria Austria Wien 0–3 0–2 0–5
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q Armenia Shirak 0–1 1–1 1–2
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q Armenia Mika 1–0 1–1 2–1
2Q Poland Śląsk Wrocław 2–2 0–4 2–6
2015–16 UEFA Champions League 2Q Azerbaijan Qarabağ 0–1 0–0 0–1
2016-17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Albania Kukësi 0–1 1–1 1–2
2018-19 UEFA Europa League 1Q Serbia Partizan 0−3 0-3 0-6

European record[edit]

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 6 2 1 3 7 7
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League 9 1 2 6 3 16
Total 15 3 3 9 10 23

Montenegro record[edit]

season 1.CFL Cup
2006-07 4th place winner
2007-08 5th place semi-final
2008-09 5th place semi-final
2009-10 champion winner
2010-11 3rd place winner
2011-12 2nd place finalist
2012-13 5th place round of 16
2013-14 6th place round of 16
2014-15 champion round of 16
2015-16 3rd place winner

Current squad[edit]

[2] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Montenegro GK Miloš Radanović
12 Montenegro GK Milan Jelovac
30 Montenegro GK Stefan Radunović

3 Montenegro DF Ermin Alić
11 Serbia DF Dušan Nestorović
13 Montenegro DF Mirko Radišić
18 Montenegro DF Stevan Reljić
19 Serbia DF Radule Živković
21 Montenegro DF Milija Golubović
Netherlands DF Giovanni Gravenbeek
Republic of North Macedonia DF Jasmin Mecinovic

5 Montenegro MF Balša Peličić
6 Cameroon MF Alphonse Soppo
No. Position Player
8 Montenegro MF Marko Vuković
9 Montenegro MF Miroje Jovanović
14 Montenegro MF Draško Božović
15 Montenegro MF Predrag Brnović
16 Montenegro MF Denis Hadžiosmanović
20 Montenegro MF Neđeljko Vlahović (captain)
22 Montenegro MF Nikola Gačević
Montenegro MF Dejan Kotorac

7 Montenegro FW Ivan Ivanović
17 Serbia FW Ivan Marković
24 Montenegro FW Danin Talović
25 Montenegro FW Miloš Zečević
99 Montenegro FW Radomir Đalović

Former notable players[edit]

For the list of former and current players with Wikipedia article, please see Category:FK Rudar Pljevlja players.

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach /
Assistant coach Montenegro Vuko Bogavac
Goalkeeping coach Montenegro Saša Popović
Economic Montenegro Muhamed Gerina
Physical fitness coach

Former head coaches[edit]

Name year Name year Name Year
Miljan Ašanin 1947 Božo Dedović 1972 Montenegro Momčilo Vujačić 1994
Montenegro Remzo Nuhanović 1948–49 Karlo Zapušek 1976–77, 1982 Bosnia and Herzegovina Srđan Bajić 1996–03
Montenegro Bećir "Bećo" Durutlić 1950 Montenegro Rasim Čakar 1985 Bosnia and Herzegovina Jusuf Čizmić 1997
Franjo Pazmanj 1953 Božidar Pajević 1987–88 Montenegro Mirko Marić 2006–08
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Petar Purić 1954 Rajko Milović 1988–89 Montenegro Branislav "Brano" Milačić 2008
Faruk Kadić 1954 Hasan Ćirlija 1989–91 Serbia Ivan Adžić 2008–09
Sveto Čubrilović 1958 Montenegro Branislav "Brano" Milačić 1991 Montenegro Miodrag Radanović 2009
Drago Ivanović 1959–62 Dragan Aničić 1992 Serbia Nebojša Vignjević Jun 2009 – June 11
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Boris Marović 1962, 1995 Vlado Milosavljević 1992 Montenegro Dragan Radojičić June 2011 – June 12
Croatia Radojica Radojičić 1964–65 Dragan Šaković 1992–93, 1996–97 Montenegro Nikola Rakojević 1993–94, 1996, July 2012–13
Vlatko Vujošević 1965 Montenegro Zoran Vraneš 1993–94 Montenegro Mirko Marić June 2013–
Uglješa Rakočević 1965 Montenegro Danilo Vukićević 1993–96
Mirko Žderić 1965–66 Mileta Milinković 1993, 1994, 1996

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Yugoslavia/Serbia (and Montenegro) - Cup History 1947-2006/07".
  2. ^ "Fudbalski savez Crne Gore".

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