FK Zvezdara

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Zvezdara
Full nameFK Zvezdara
Nickname(s)Bulke (The Poppies)
Founded1951; 68 years ago (1951)
GroundStadion FK Zvezdara
Capacity1,000
PresidentDragan Palibrk
Head coachIgor Savić
LeagueSerbian League Belgrade
2018–19Serbian League Belgrade, 8th

FK Zvezdara (Serbian Cyrillic: ФК Звездара) is a football club based in Bulbulder, a municipality of Zvezdara, Belgrade, Serbia. They currently compete in the Serbian League Belgrade, the third tier of the national league system.

History[edit]

The club was founded on 10 March 1951 as FK Bulbulderac.[1] They spent the following decade competing in the lower leagues of Belgrade.[1] In 1960, the club changed its name to BSK and continued playing in the lower leagues for another decade.[1] They later changed their name to OFK Zvezdara in 1974.[1]

Following the breakup of Yugoslavia, the club started to climb back up the league pyramid, winning promotion to the third tier in the 1992–93 season. They spent the next two seasons in the Serbian League North, before the club's president Miodrag Nikšić got assassinated in July 1995.[2] Subsequently, the club finished second in the newly formed Serbian League Belgrade in the 1995–96 season and earned promotion to the Second League of FR Yugoslavia.[3] They remained in the second tier for the next five seasons, narrowly missing promotion in 1997–98 and 1998–99, finishing second and third respectively in Group East.[3] Eventually, the club won the Second League (Group East) in the 2000–01 season and gained promotion to the First League.[4] However, they suffered a huge loss when their president Branislav Trojanović was murdered in July 2001.[5] Later on, the club was facing financial difficulties and got relegated in their debut season in the top flight, placing 16th out of 18 teams.[4] They subsequently merged with Srem, which continued to compete in the 2002–03 Second League of Serbia and Montenegro.[6]

Less than a month after the club's folding, a group of fans formed a new club called FK Bulbulderac, continuing the tradition of the former club.[1] They started competing in the 2003–04 season, later earning promotion to the Belgrade Zone League in 2010.[1] On 12 July 2013, the club changed its name to FK Zvezdara.[1] After spending eight seasons in the fourth tier, they earned promotion to the Serbian League Belgrade in 2018.

Honours[edit]

Second League of FR Yugoslavia (Tier 2)

Seasons[edit]

Season League Cup
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos
1992–93 4 – Belgrade 30 17 9 4 53 27 43 3rd
1993–94 3 – North 34 17 13 4 54 20 47 2nd
1994–95 3 – North 34 21 10 3 73 22 73 3rd
1995–96 3 – Belgrade 34 23 6 5 63 22 75 2nd
1996–97 2 – East 34 14 7 13 47 33 49 6th
1997–98 2 – East 34 19 6 9 54 27 63 2nd
1998–99[a] 2 – East 21 13 3 5 47 18 42 3rd
1999–2000 2 – North 34 19 4 11 54 37 61 4th
2000–01 2 – East 34 29 3 2 97 20 90 1st
2001–02 1 34 7 8 19 35 64 29 16th
2002–03 [b]
2006–07 6 – Belgrade 32 21 7 4 88 27 70 2nd
2007–08 5 – Belgrade 34 13 8 13 50 44 47 10th
2008–09 5 – Belgrade 34 16 7 11 51 33 55 5th
2009–10 5 – Belgrade 34 24 6 4 82 34 78 2nd
2010–11 4 – Belgrade 34 10 11 13 38 47 41 10th
2011–12 4 – Belgrade 34 13 10 11 46 43 49 7th
2012–13 4 – Belgrade 32 13 7 12 38 39 46 9th
2013–14 4 – Belgrade 30 10 11 9 36 30 41 8th
2014–15 4 – Belgrade 28 10 5 13 32 48 35 9th
2015–16 4 – Belgrade 28 8 8 12 24 36 32 9th
2016–17 4 – Belgrade 30 12 10 8 36 36 46 6th
2017–18 4 – Belgrade 30 21 5 4 68 26 68 2nd
  1. ^ The season was cut short due to the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
  2. ^ The former club ceased to exist after the 2001–02 season; The new club started to compete in the 2003–04 season.

Notable players[edit]

National team players

For a list of all FK Zvezdara players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:FK Zvezdara players.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "FK Zvezdara - Istorija" (in Serbian). FK Zvezdara. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Ubijen kroz prozor" (in Serbian). Blic. 26 April 2001. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b "RAT, RASPAD SFR JUGOSLAVIJE, SANKCIJE" (in Serbian). FSG Zrenjanin. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b "SISTEM TAKMIČENJA 2000.-2006" (in Serbian). FSG Zrenjanin. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Ubici smetali uspeh i bogatstvo" (in Serbian). Glas javnosti. 22 July 2001. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Otpor pita Piksija" (in Serbian). NIN. 1 August 2002. Retrieved 13 December 2018.

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