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TSC Bačka Topola
TSC emblem.jpg
Full nameFK TSC Bačka Topola
Founded1913; 109 years ago (1913) as Topolyai Sport Club
GroundTSC Arena, Bačka Topola
Capacity4,500
ChairmanSzabolcs Palágyi
Head coachŽarko Lazetić
LeagueSerbian SuperLiga
2020–21Serbian SuperLiga, 5th
WebsiteClub website

FK TSC Bačka Topola (Serbian Cyrillic: ФК ТСЦ Бачка Топола, Hungarian: Topolyai Sport Club), commonly known as TSC, is a Serbian professional football club based in Bačka Topola and currently the second oldest football club in the Serbian SuperLiga.

Name changes[edit]

  • 1913 – 1930: Topolyai Sport Club
  • 1930 – 1942: Jugoslovenski Atletski Klub Bačka Topola
  • 1942 – 1945: Topolyai SE
  • 1945 – 1951: FK Egység
  • 1951 – 1974: FK Topola
  • 1974 – 2005: FK AIK Bačka Topola
  • 2005 – 2013: FK Bačka Topola
  • 2013 – present: FK TSC Bačka Topola

History[edit]

Derby day in Subotica against Bačka 1901 in Yugoslav third league (1970s)

The first football club formed in Bačka Topola in 1912, the club officially exists since 1913 and was founded by István Benis who was the first president of the club. It was named Topolyai Sport Club. The town belonged back then to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The first club sponsor was Károly Beer who also brought the first football to the town. Soon the First World War started and after the war the region of Bačka would become part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, renamed into Yugoslavia in 1929. In 1930, the club changed its name into Jugoslovenski Atletski Klub. In the early 1930s, the stadium where the club still plays nowadays was built. In the Second World War the club competes in the Hungarian Second League, finishing in second place in 1942.

AIK Bačka Topola in 1986

After the war the region returned to Yugoslavia, and the club was renamed Egység, and counted with Hungarian international Jenő Kalmár among its strongest reinforcements.[1] In 1951, the club changes its name again into Topola. The club played in the Subotica regional league and later achieved promotion to the Serbian League (3rd Yugoslav tier).

In 1974, the club change its name into FK AIK Bačka Topola. In 1980, AIK was promoted to the Yugoslav Second League, and in the next 6 years competed 5 seasons in the second highest division. In the Yugoslavian Cup competition of the season 1992–93 they entered the 1/8 finals after a win against the First League club Napredak Kruševac 2–1.

In 2003, the club under financial difficulties ceases to compete, and maintains only the youth levels. In 2005, the club is merged with FK Bajša and starts competing again under a new name, FK Bačka Topola. The club was the champion of the Vojvodina League North in the 2006–07 season. The club has dedicated much effort in the youth squads archiving titles in several levels. The club finished the 2010–11 season in second place, and won the relegation game for the Third League.[2] In 2013, the official name was changed to FK TSC Bačka Topola. On 15 October 2013, the club's anniversary day, TSC played against FK Partizan (1–4).[3] The club finished the season 2013–14 in second place, and lost the promotion play-off game for the Third League after a penalty shootout (2–2, 2–2) against FK Cement Beočin. In 2014–2015, TSC won the Bačka League, and returned to the Serbian League Vojvodina, national third tier.

The club finished the 2016–17 Serbian League Vojvodina in third place, but got promoted to the Serbian First League. From the Serbian second tier, they were for the first time ever promoted to the Serbian SuperLiga for season 2019–20. There in their first ever top flight match away to FK Voždovac in Belgrade, playing at the modern shopping centre stadium, TSC won 1–2, marking a fine debut and the brightest moment in the club's history. The club finished 4th in their first season in the SuperLiga and qualified for the first qualifying round of the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League. Throughout the club's debut season strikers Nenad Lukić and Vladimir Silađi were impressive, finishing the season as triple joint top scorers. Other impressive players in the season for TSC were Janko Tumbasević, Goran Antonić, Saša Tomanović, Srđan Grabež and Đuro Zec. Under manager Zoltán Szabó the club recorded its most significant/highest result in its history of 4th place and its first foray into European Football, the UEFA Europa League.

Club colors and crest[edit]

The club's original colors were green and white, but later replaced by blue. The lion on the crest is the coat of arms of Bačka Topola, which comes from the coat of arms of Pál Kray who was a nobleman in the town in 18th century.

Stadium[edit]

The home field of TSC was the City Stadium holds 4,000 people. The construction of the stadium was finished in the 1930s. In 2017, TSC announced its intentions to build a new 4,500-seater stadium. From the 2018–19 to the 2021–22 season, because the construction of new stadium, the club home games plays in City Stadium of Senta. On 3 September 2021 the TSC Arena was opened by the match against Ferencváros.

The official supporters group of the club is Blue Betyárs.

Squads from club's seasons in Yugoslav Second League[edit]

1980–81 Yugoslav Second League 8th place – players, apps/goals: Đura Stanimirović 29, Milan Agbaba 26/4, Radomir Bošković 26, Radomir Bošnjak 25, Radoslav Brkić 25, Aleksandar Krivokapić 24/6, Miklós Ország (captain) 24/2, Antun Patarčić 23, Nikola Lukić 22/16, Božidar Perović 21, Milan Rubin 20/2, Sándor Sz. Kovács 18/1, Laszló Lőrinc 16, Zlatko Majer 15, Menhard Verebes 15, Antal Szalma 14, Imre Futó 12/1 Milorad Sekulović 11/4, Zdravko Savić 10/1 Nenad Bakić 6, Nenad Bilbija 4, Rešad Kazaferović 1

1981–82 Yugoslav Second League 10th place – players, apps/goals: Miklós Ország (captain) 28, Róbert Kovács 27/2, Nikola Lukić 25/11, Radomir Bošnjak 25, Zdravko Savić 22/5, Aleksandar Krivokapić 21/5, Milan Agbaba 20/4, Zoran Mihović 19, Radomir Bošković 18/1, Nenad Bakić 18, Milan Rubin 17, Antun Patarčić 14, Imre Futó 14, Dejan Mitić 13/6, Milan Banjeglav 13, László Lőrinc 12/1, László Dudás 11, Menhard Verebes 11, Antal Szalma 10, Nebojša Knežević 10, Sándor Sz. Kovács 9, Miroslav Zagorčić 6/1, Dejan Smiljanić 3, Milorad Sekulović 2/1, Sándor I. Kovács 2, Božidar Perović 1, Nándor Rekecki 1, Zoltán Koščić 1

1982–83 Yugoslav Second League 14th place

1983–84 Yugoslav Second League 16th place (relegated) – players, apps/goals: Róbert Kovács 32, Veselin Barjakterević 31, Radomir Bošković 30/4, Dragan Jablan 28/7, Radomir Bošnjak 26/3, Mikloš Narandžić 25, Nenad Bakić 25, Milan Agbaba 24/7, Miklós Ország (captain) 24, Zdravko Savić 21/5, Zlatko Majer 19/1, Nebojša Knežević 19/1, Zoran Mihović 18, Milan Banjeglav 18, Antun Patarčić 18, Labud Pejović 16/6, Árpád Eper 16/3, Aleksandar Krivokapić 15/2, Tihomir Pavićević 15, Dragoljub Bekvalac 11/1, Dejan Mitić 4, Bogdan Kosovac 2, László Dudás 1, Nándor Rekecki 1

1985–86 Yugoslav Second League 15th place (relegated)

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 17 February 2022[4]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Serbia SRB Nenad Filipović
3 DF Serbia SRB Boris Varga
4 DF Croatia CRO Josip Čalušić
5 DF Serbia SRB Aranđel Stojković
6 DF Serbia SRB Saša Tomanović (captain)
7 FW Serbia SRB Slobodan Stanojlović
8 MF Serbia SRB Dejan Milićević
9 FW Serbia SRB Stefan Vukić
10 FW North Macedonia MKD Martin Mirčevski
12 GK Serbia SRB Veljko Ilić
13 DF Brazil BRA Leandro Pinto
14 MF Serbia SRB Mihajlo Banjac
15 FW Serbia SRB Nemanja Krsmanović
17 DF Serbia SRB Goran Antonić
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF Serbia SRB Jug Stanojev
20 MF Serbia SRB Marko Šušnjar
21 FW Serbia SRB Bogdan Petrović
23 GK Serbia SRB Nemanja Jorgić
27 MF France FRA Boubacari Doucouré
29 FW Serbia SRB Dušan Stoiljković
30 DF Serbia SRB Nemanja Petrović
31 MF Serbia SRB Dino Dolmagić
32 FW Serbia SRB Petar Škuletić
35 MF Serbia SRB Ifet Đakovac
36 FW Serbia SRB Petar Ratkov
37 MF Hungary HUN Bertalan Bocskay (on loan from Honvéd)
44 DF Serbia SRB Vukašin Krstić
50 GK Serbia SRB Nemanja Amidžić

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. Pos. Nation Player
GK Canada CAN Nikola Bursać (at Serbia Radnički Sremska Mitrovica)
DF Serbia SRB Nemanja Tomašević (at Bosnia and Herzegovina Tuzla City)
MF Serbia SRB Edvin Eleven (at Hungary Kaposvár)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Serbia SRB Strahinja Čarapić (at Serbia Radnički Sremska Mitrovica)
FW Serbia SRB Damjan Dostanić (at Serbia OFK Žarkovo)

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2020–21 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Moldova Petrocub Hîncești N/A 2–0 N/A
Second qualifying round Romania FCSB 6–6 (4–5 Pen.) N/A N/A

Club officials[edit]

Current technical staff
Position Name
Head coach Serbia Žarko Lazetić
Goalkeeper coach Serbia Hungary Szilárd Faragó
Data analyst Serbia Krsto Jokić
Assistant coach Serbia Dražen Bolić
Fitness coach Serbia Veselin Sekulović
Sports director Serbia Mirko Jovanović
Physiotherapist Serbia Dragan Golubović
General secretary Serbia Radomir Šaban
Source: [1]

Notable players[edit]

For the list of current and former players with Wikipedia article, please see: Category:FK TSC Bačka Topola players.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "100 goodina fudbala u Bačkoj Topoli" page 79 (in Serbian)
  2. ^ History Archived 14 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine at official website. (in Serbian)
  3. ^ "FK PARTIZAN Beograd » Još jedan stogodišnjak proslavio rođendan". www.sr.partizan.rs. Archived from the original on 18 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Squad". Serbian SuperLiga official website. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  5. ^ AIK Bačka Topola at National-Football-Teams.com

External sources[edit]