FK Spartak Zlatibor Voda
|Full name||Fudbalski Klub Spartak Zlatibor Voda Subotica|
|Nickname(s)||Plavi Golubovi (The Blue Pigeons)|
|Founded||21 April 1945|
|Ground||Subotica City Stadium, Subotica
|Head coach||Petar Kurčubić|
|2012–13||Serbian SuperLiga, 9th|
|Website||Club home page|
Fudbalski Klub Spartak Zlatibor Voda Subotica (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Спартак Златибор Вода Суботица), or simply Spartak Subotica, 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 its present name Spartak Zlatibor Voda 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 achived when the club played in the 1993–94 FR Yugoslavia Cup final against Partizan (1–6 loss).
After the dissolution of 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.
Spartak's fans are known as Marinci (Marines), which were formed in early 1989.
Subotica City Stadium (Gradski stadion) 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
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.
|3./4. place||Hungary||Vasas SC||0–2||Porto Sant'Elpidio|
- Qualified for Europe in 1 season
|2010–11||Europa League||QR2||FC Differdange 03||2–0||3–3||5–3|
- Runners-up (2): 1961–62 , 1993–94
- As of 27 February 2013
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
For recent transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers summer 2013.
- To appear in this section a player must have either:
- Played at least 100 games in Serbian top league.
- 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.
References↑Jump back a section
- Official website (Serbian)
- Blue Marines fans
- Club profile and squad at Srbijafudbal
- Club page at Transfermarkt
- Serbian Prva Liga Profile (Serbian)
- Spartak Stats at Utakmica.rs