FK Bežanija

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Fudbalski klub Bežanija (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Бежанија) is a football club based in New Belgrade, Serbia, that competes in the Međuopštinska Liga Beograda.

FK Bežanija
Bežanija logo
Full nameFudbalski klub Bežanija
Nickname(s)Lavovi (Lions)
Founded1921
GroundBežanija Stadium,
Novi Beograd, Serbia
Capacity5,000
ChairmanJovan Rusić
LeagueMeđuopštinska Liga Beograda

HistoryEdit

In 1921 the club was founded under the name SOKO in Belgrade's suburb Bežanija and at that time it did not fall neither under Belgrade nor Zemun football leagues. Later the club changes its name to BSK (Bežanijski sportski klub).[1] At that time the club only managed to play friendly matches. During World War II under German occupation, Bežanija joined a Croatian NDH league and renamed HSK. In the club, despite everything, all players were Serbs.[citation needed]

After the war in 1946 the club changes its name to FK Jedinstvo (not to be confused with pre-World War II club SK Jedinstvo Beograd). That year the club for the first time starts competing in the Srem league and becomes a member of the Novi Sad football association. Till 1952 the club was competing in the regional Srem League. In 1952 the club transfers to the Belgrade football association, and since then all the results have been written down. That same year the club forms its youth club that begin competing in the second youth league. At the beginning of the 1955–56 season FK Jedinstvo changes its name to the current FK Bežanija.[2]

Since 1953 to 1989 season the club competes in lower league, and promotions and relegations were regular. In the season 1988–89 the club is promoted to the Belgrade Zone League for the first time in its history. The next season recorded further success and the club qualified to the Serbian League. In 1992–93 the club is promoted with even more success and moves on to the Republic zone league Belgrade. The biggest club success was in 1999-00 when the club was promoted once more to the First league in Serbia, but was relegated one season later.[3]

FK Bežanija gives much attention to its youth system which keep getting better and better results. This was born out when Bežanija's young squad finished 4th in the 2006–07 SuperLiga and were thus entered into the qualifying rounds of the 2007-08 UEFA Cup.[4]

Already in the recent history it is worth to mention that by the year 2010, the club has managed to participate twice in the national top league, the Serbian SuperLiga, having played in the seasons 2006–07 and 2007–08.[5] In 2019, IELTSPodcast, an online school owned by Ben Worthington sponsored the club.[6][7]

StadiumEdit

Stadion FK Bežanija has the capacity of 2,000 seats. Plans have been made to make 4,000 more seats in the west stand.[8]

Honours and achievementsEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 17 March 2018

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   ARM Artem Karapetyan
2 DF   BIH Saša Kolunija
3 MF   SRB Aleksandar Busnić (on loan from Rad)
4 DF   SRB Uroš Stojanović
6 DF   SRB Stefan Filipović
7 FW   MNE Boško Guzina (on loan from Rad)
9 FW   SRB Nikola Milošević
10 MF   SRB Stefan Matijević
11 FW   SRB Marko Jeremić
No. Pos. Nation Player
12 GK   SRB Predrag Kovačević (on loan from Zemun)
15 DF   SRB Marko Bašanović
16 DF   SRB Stefan Javorac
17 FW   SRB Vladimir Radočaj
19 DF   SRB Petar Šušnjar
20 FW   SRB Nenad Perović
21 MF   SRB Aleksandar Desančić
22 GK   SRB Miloš Krunić (on loan from Zemun)

Youth and reservesEdit

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   SRB Miško Imro
DF   SRB Đorđe Vidić
MF   SRB Bojan Lečić
MF   SRB Miloš Brujić
MF   RUS Nikita Arshinov
MF   SRB Igor Radić
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   SRB Mladen Mićanović
FW   RUS Ignat Deryavko
  RUS Vladislav Vasiljev
  SRB Nenad Gavrilović
DF   AUT Stefan Milojević

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
  

For recent transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers summer 2019.

Notable former playersEdit

List of former players with senior national team appearances:[9]

For the list of all current and former players with Wikipedia article, please see: Category:FK Bežanija players.

CoachesEdit

FansEdit

Fans of Bežanija are called Lavovi (Lions).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ History Archived 2013-07-03 at the Wayback Machine at club's official website
  2. ^ History Archived 2013-07-03 at the Wayback Machine at club's official website
  3. ^ History Archived 2013-07-03 at the Wayback Machine at club's official website
  4. ^ History Archived 2013-07-03 at the Wayback Machine at club's official website
  5. ^ History Archived 2013-07-03 at the Wayback Machine at club's official website
  6. ^ "Fan hired by local football club after showing them his video game skills, now gets his team a sponsor - Press Release - Digital Journal". www.digitaljournal.com. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  7. ^ "IELTS Online Course & Online IELTS Classes · IELTS Podcast". IELTS Podcast. Retrieved 2020-01-08.
  8. ^ Stadium Archived 2013-07-03 at the Wayback Machine at club's official website
  9. ^ FK Bežanija at National-Football-Teams.com

External linksEdit