FK Bokelj

FK Bokelj is a Montenegrin football club based in the coastal town of Kotor. They currently compete in the Montenegrin Second League.

FK Bokelj Kotor
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Full nameFudbalski klub Bokelj Kotor
Short nameBOK
Founded1922
GroundStadion Pod Vrmcem
Kotor
Montenegro
Capacity1,000
ChairmanDavor Kumburović
ManagerMilorad Malovrazić
LeagueMontenegrin Second League
2019–20Montenegrin Second League, 3rd

HistoryEdit

History of Bokelj started at the second decade of 20th century. The team was founded on 30 July 1922 as SK Primorac.[1] Primorac played its first game against FK Zrinjski Tivat and won 2-1. In 1926, the team was renamed as FK Bokelj and until 1941 played numerous seasons in the Montenegrin Football Championship. In that period, FK Bokelj played four times in the final of the Montenegrin Championship, but never won it.
After the war, Bokelj started to play in the Montenegrin Republic League in 1947. Only four years later, the team from Kotor were promoted to the Yugoslav Second League (season 1951). From that year to 1991, FK Bokelj played overall nine seasons in the Yugoslav Second League. During the other seasons, the club participated in the Montenegrin Republic League (third rank of football in SFR Yugoslavia), winning the title eight times. Except that, in the period between 1988-1992, Bokelj played four seasons in the new-established Yugoslav Third League.
In 1999, Bokelj gained a new promotion to the Second League, this time in FR Yugoslavia football system. Until 2006, they spent seven consecutive seasons in the Second League, with second place in the 2002-03 season as their biggest success at that time.
Historical success, FK Bokelj made in summer 2007, with their promotion to the Montenegrin First League. First game at top-tier, FK Bokelj played on 11 August 2007, against Rudar in Pljevlja (0:0). Best result, FK Bokelj made in the 2015-16 season, finished in fourth-placed team in the First League. With that success, the team gained its first participation in European Competitions (2016–17 UEFA Europa League), with games against Serbian-side FK Vojvodina. Until now, the club from Kotor played five seasons in the highest league competition in Montenegro.

First League RecordEdit

For the first time, Bokelj played in the Montenegrin First League in the 2007–08 season. Below is a list of FK Bokelj scores in the First League by every single season.

Season Pos G W D L GF GA
2007–08 10 33 8 8 17 24 38
2011–12 11 33 5 6 22 21 57
2014–15 8 33 11 8 14 38 45
2015–16 4 33 17 5 11 43 28
2016–17 10 33 8 12 13 28 34

FK Bokelj in European competitionsEdit

For the first time, FK Bokelj played in European competitions in the 2016–17 season. Until now, they played one season in European cups.

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Vojvodina 1–1 0–5 1–6

Honours and achievementsEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 25 October 2020[2]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   MNE Danilo Bakić
DF   MNE Miloš Banićević
GK   MNE David Bjelica
MF   MNE Srđan Boškoviċ
MF   MNE Vladan Bubanja
FW   MNE Stefan Čađenović
FW   MNE Petar Čavor
MF   MNE Vasilije Čavor
MF   MNE Aleksandar Čolan
MF   BRA Caíque Augusto Correia Chagas
FW   MNE Boško Guzina
MF   JPN Yu Horike
MF   MNE Slobodan Ivović
DF   MNE Vojin Jeknić
GK   MNE Aleksandar Karadžić
MF   MNE Toni Katelan
MF   MNE Mitar Kovačević
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   MNE Igor Marković
MF   AUS Andrew Marveggio
MF   MNE Ivan Mićunoviċ
FW   MNE Vuk Milačić
FW   MNE Stefan Moračanin
DF   MNE Sreten Peruničić
DF   MNE Ivan Racković
FW   MNE David Radević
GK   MNE Ivan Radović
DF   MNE Ilija Radulović
DF   MNE Bogdan Rašo
DF   MNE Petar Sklender
FW   MNE Darjan Šušić
DF   MNE Aleksandar Vlahović
DF   MNE Đorđe Vukajlović
MF   MNE Miroslav Zlatičanin

Notable playersEdit

Note: this list includes players that have played at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.

Historical list of coachesEdit

SupportersEdit

"Beštije" (The Beasts) is the popular name for FK Bokelj supporters group.[10] Established in 1986, they are the oldest ultras group from Montenegro. Except FK Bokelj, they are also attending games of PVK Primorac.

StadiumEdit

Bokelj's home ground is Stadion pod Vrmcem at the Rakite suburb in Kotor, near the Adriatic coast. Today, stadium has a capacity of about 2,000 seats on one terrace. Except Bokelj's matches, at the stadion pod Vrmcem every year is playing final match of Nikša Bućin Cup, competition for Third League clubs from south Montenegro.
In addition to the main field is an auxiliary field with artificial grass that is used for competitions in the junior categories.

SponsorsEdit

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