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; 71 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".


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]


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


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


Yugoslav Second League (4)

Yugoslav Cup:

Current squad[edit]

As of 15 June 2016

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 Budimir Janošević
4 Serbia MF Branimir Jočić
5 Serbia MF Milan Jokić
7 Kazakhstan MF Maxim Fedin
8 Serbia MF Vladimir Torbica (Captain)
9 Serbia MF Andrej Mrkela
10 Serbia FW Đorđe Ivanović
12 Serbia GK Nikola Mirković
13 Serbia MF Danijel Zlatković
14 Serbia DF Nebojša Mezei
15 Serbia MF Slobodan Novaković
16 Serbia FW Nemanja Milić
19 Nigeria MF Nnaemeka Ajuru
20 Serbia DF Dimitrije Tomović
21 Serbia DF Daniel Farkaš
22 Serbia DF Nikola Banjac
No. Position Player
24 Montenegro MF Janko Tumbasević
25 Serbia GK Dino Žužo
26 Serbia MF Marko Jondić
27 Serbia MF Milan Makarić
28 Serbia FW Ognjen Mudrinski
29 Serbia FW Miloš Manojlović
30 Serbia DF Vladimir Branković
40 Serbia DF Vukašin Tomić
Serbia DF Dušan Štrbac
Serbia DF Nemanja Ćalasan
Ukraine DF Vadym Zhuk
Montenegro DF Savo Pavićević
Serbia DF Dejan Kerkez
Serbia MF Stefan Spremo
Serbia MF Aleksa Matić
Serbia FW Milan Đokić

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 DF Igor Zobenica (at Vinogradar Hajdukovo)
Serbia MF Aleksandar Milikić (at Bačka 1901)
Serbia MF Stefan Torbica (at Bačka 1901)
Serbia MF Marko Stošić (at Senta)
No. Position Player
Serbia FW Zvonko Jakovljević (at Bačka 1901)
Serbia Miloš Tadić (at SFS Borac Paraćin)
Serbia Mario Mijatović (at Tisa Adorjan)
Serbia Nikola Savić (at Obilić Novi Kneževac)

For recent 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.


Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]


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

External links[edit]