FK Spartak Subotica

Spartak Subotica
Full name Fudbalski klub Spartak Subotica
Nickname(s) Golubovi (The Pigeons)
Founded 21 April 1945 (1945-04-21)
Ground Subotica City Stadium, Subotica
Capacity 13,000
President Dragan Simović
Head coach Vladimir Gaćinović
League Serbian SuperLiga
2017–18 Serbian Superliga, 4th
Website Club website

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

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

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

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

Mitropa Cup

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

  • Qualified for Europe in 2 seasons
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2010–11 Europa League QR2 Differdange 03 20 33 53
QR3 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 21 02 23
2018–19 Europa League QR1 Coleraine 11 20 31
QR2 Sparta Prague 20 12 32
QR3 Brøndby 02 12 14

Honours

Yugoslav Second League (4)

Yugoslav Cup:

Current squad

First team

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

Players with multiple nationalities


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

Notable players

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

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors

References

  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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