FK Spartak Subotica

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Spartak Subotica
Spartak Subotica.svg
Full name Fudbalski klub Spartak Subotica
Nickname(s) Golubovi (The Pigeons)
Founded 21 April 1945; 73 years ago (1945-04-21)
Ground Subotica City Stadium, Subotica
Capacity 13,000
President Dragan Simović
Head coach Predrag Rogan
League Serbian SuperLiga
2017–18 Serbian Superliga, 4th
Website Club website
Current season

Fudbalski klub Spartak Subotica (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Спартак Суботица) is a professional football club from Subotica, Serbia, that plays in the Serbian SuperLiga. The club was founded in 1945 and was named after Jovan Mikić Spartak, the leader of the Partisans in Subotica, who was a national hero and was killed in 1944. The club was named Spartak Subotica until the end of the 2007–08 Serbian League Vojvodina season when it was merged with Zlatibor Voda who won promotion to the Serbian First League thus gaining the name Spartak Zlatibor Voda. In 2013 the board decided to return the original name of the club: "FK Spartak Subotica".

History[edit]

Founded in 1945, FK Spartak Subotica is, after Vojvodina, the most successful club in northern Serbia. They participated in the first after-war club championship, in the 1946–47 Yugoslav First League and from then on, they played always in between the first and second national leagues. The biggest success of the club was achieved when the club played in the 1993–94 FR Yugoslavia Cup final against Partizan (1–6 loss).

After the dissolution of ŽAK Subotica, club that played in the pre-war period until 1945, the players who did not want to belong to any of the two newly formed clubs, Radnički or Građanski, decided to form the FK Spartak. The new club was named after the nickname of a legendary Subotica athlete and World War II commander Jovan Mikić - Spartak. The club was very active in its early years, continuing the tradition of Subotica football. Many club players later played for the biggest clubs in the country or internationally, having some played for the national team, as well. Beside the players, the stadium, the colors and the fans, Spartak also inherited from ŽAK the tradition of being backed by the railways.[1]

Supporters[edit]

Spartak's fans are known as Marinci (Marines), which were formed in early 1989.

Stadium[edit]

Subotica City Stadium (Gradski stadion[2]) is a multi-use stadium in Subotica, Serbia. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the club's home ground since 1945. The stadium holds 13,000 people. There is a football pitch and a registered track for athletics suitable for competitions. One part of the Stadium is covered. There are also two subsidiary football pitches.

Spartak in Europe[edit]

Mitropa Cup[edit]

The Mitropa Cup, officially called the La Coupe de l'Europe Centrale, was one of the first really international major European football cups that the club participated in. After World War II, in 1951, a replacement tournament named Zentropa Cup was held to resume the rich tradition of this competition.

Season Contest Round State Club Score Place
1987 Mitropa Cup semi-finals  Italy Ascoli 1–2 Ascoli
3./4. place  Hungary Vasas 0–2 Porto Sant'Elpidio

UEFA competitions[edit]

  • Qualified for Europe in 2 seasons
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2010–11 Europa League QR2 Luxembourg Differdange 03 2–0 3–3 5–3
QR3 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2–1 0–2 2–3
2018–19 Europa League QR1 Northern Ireland Coleraine 1–1 2–0 3–1
QR2 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 2–0 1–2 3–2
QR3 Denmark Brøndby 0–2 1–2 1–4

Honours[edit]

Yugoslav Second League (4)

Yugoslav Cup:

Current squad[edit]

First team[edit]

As of 23 July 2018[3][4][5]

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 Nikola Perić
2 Serbia DF Filip Jović
3 Japan MF Noboru Shimura
4 Serbia MF Branimir Jočić
5 Serbia DF Dejan Kerkez (vice-captain)
6 Serbia DF Nemanja Tekijaški
7 Serbia MF Luka Pavlović
8 Serbia MF Vladimir Torbica (captain)
9 Serbia FW Dejan Đenić
10 Serbia DF Stefan Milošević
11 Serbia FW Milan Lučić
12 Serbia GK Miloš Ostojić
14 Serbia MF Nemanja Matijević
15 Serbia MF Nemanja Glavčić
16 Serbia MF Jovan Lazić
No. Position Player
18 Serbia MF David Dunđerski
19 Serbia FW Stefan Šormaz
21 Montenegro DF Andrija Vukčević
24 Republic of Macedonia MF Benjamin Demir
25 Serbia GK Ivan Dokić
26 Serbia MF Andrija Milić
27 Serbia DF Slađan Rakić
29 Serbia FW Bojan Čečarić
31 Serbia MF Milan Marčić
39 Chinese Taipei MF Tim Chow
40 Serbia DF Nemanja Ćalasan (3rd captain)
55 Ukraine DF Serhiy Kulynych
66 Montenegro DF Nikola Popović
77 Ghana FW Samuel Afum
96 Serbia GK Ivan Lučić

Players with multiple nationalities[edit]


For recent transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers summer 2018.

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least 80 games for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one international match for their national team at any time.

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

Managers[edit]

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ gradsubotica.co.rs (in Serbian)
  2. ^ FK Spartak ZV at srpskistadioni.in.rs
  3. ^ "First Team". FK Spartak Subotica official website. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Licensed for UEFA Europa League". UEFA. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Licensed for the Serbian SuperLiga". superliga.rs. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  6. ^ Od Zone do Zone by Radiša Dragićević, page 37 (in Serbian)

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