FK Spartak Subotica

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Spartak Subotica
Spartak Subotica.svg
Full name Fudbalski klub Spartak Subotica
Nickname(s) Plavi Golubovi (The Blue Pigeons)
Founded 21 April 1945; 72 years ago (1945-04-21)
Ground Subotica City Stadium, Subotica
Ground Capacity 13,000
President Dragan Simović
Head coach Andrey Chernyshov
League Serbian SuperLiga
2015–16 Serbian SuperLiga, 10th
Website Club home page
Current season

Fudbalski klub Spartak Subotica (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Спартак Суботица) is a 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]

Main article: Subotica City Stadium

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 1 season
Season Competition Round State 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

Honours[edit]

Yugoslav Second League (4)

Yugoslav Cup:

Current squad[edit]

As of 23 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 Bojan Jović
2 Serbia DF Boško Gajić
3 Serbia DF Marko Anđić
4 Serbia MF Branimir Jočić
6 Montenegro DF Savo Pavićević
7 Serbia FW Ognjen Mudrinski
8 Serbia MF Vladimir Torbica (captain)
9 Montenegro MF Vladimir Jovović (on loan from Red Star Belgrade)
10 Serbia FW Đorđe Ivanović
11 Serbia DF Marko Bašanović
12 Serbia GK Miloš Ostojić
13 Serbia MF Igor Antunić
15 Serbia MF Nemanja Glavčić
No. Position Player
16 Serbia MF Marko Pantić
17 Serbia MF Milivoj Krmar
19 Serbia FW Nemanja Nikolić
21 Slovenia DF Aljaž Krefl (on loan from Olimpija Ljubljana)
23 Serbia MF Mile Savković
25 Serbia GK Ivan Dokić
26 Montenegro FW Milan Purović
27 Serbia DF Dimitrije Tomović
28 Republic of Macedonia FW Emil Abaz
30 Serbia DF Aranđel Stojković
40 Serbia DF Nemanja Ćalasan
66 Serbia DF Aleksandar Radovanović

Players with multiple nationalities[edit]

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 DF Nikola Banjac
Serbia FW Aleksandar Crnojački
Serbia FW Marko Varga
No. Position Player
Serbia Jovan Lazić
Serbia Vojislav Stanaćev
Nigeria Michael Orji Ndukwo

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
5 Serbia DF Dejan Kerkez (dual with ČSK Čelarevo until the end of 2016–17 season)
20 Serbia FW Bogdan Stamenković (dual with Bačka 1901 until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia GK Dino Žužo (at Potisje Kanjiža until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia DF Dejan Parezanović (at OFK Odžaci until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia DF Danilo Pejović (at Bačka 1901 until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia MF Marko Stošić (at Bačka 1901 until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia MF Danijel Zlatković (at TSC Bačka Topola until the end of 2016–17 season)
No. Position Player
Serbia MF Miloš Tadić (at SFS Borac Paraćin until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia FW Zvonko Jakovljević (at Bačka 1901 until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia FW Milan Đokić (at TSC Bačka Topola until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia Aleksandar Popović (at Bratstvo Prigrevica until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia Predrag Medić (at Omladinac Novi Banovci until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia Aleksandar Babić (at Tavankut until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia Stefan Simić (at Potisje Kanjiža 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]

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 (Serbian)
  2. ^ FK Spartak ZV at srpskistadioni.in.rs
  3. ^ Od Zone do Zone by Radiša Dragićević, page 37 (Serbian)

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