Fudbalski klub Drina Zvornik (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Дрина Зворник) is a professional association football club from the city of Zvornik that is situated Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Drina Zvornik
FK Drina Zvornik logo.svg
Full nameFudbalski klub Drina Zvornik
Founded1945
GroundGradski stadion, Zvornik
Capacity3,000
ChairmanJelenko Vasić
ManagerCvijetin Blagojevic
LeagueSecond League of RS - East
2018–19First League of RS, 10th (relegated)

The club competes in the Second League of the Republika Srpska (Group East) and plays its home matches on the Gradski Stadion (City Stadium) in Zvornik, which has a capacity of 3,000 seats.

HistoryEdit

Football first begin being played in Zvornik soon after World War I. The first football match was played in 1924 between a team from Zvornik against visitors from Srebrenica. The first football club was formed in 1933 and named Zmaj od Noćaja. It represented the Serb community of the town. A year later Bosniak club named Sloga was formed so the city of Zvornik had two football clubs in the period between the two world wars. Just before the start of the Second World War the two clubs are dismembered and a new club named Omladinac is formed.

Just after the end of the war a new club, FK Drina was formed. The first club president was Mr. Nikola Mastilica. The first match recorded by the press and probably the first match in competition was played on May 17, 1946, in Tuzla against FK Sloboda Tuzla. During the period within SFR Yugoslavia the club played mostly in lower national leagues.

During the 1990s, another team from Živinice also represented Drina Zvornik, but played at Bosniaks Football League. With the break-up of Yugoslavia, in 1992, the Football Association of Republika Srpska is formed. Drina Zvornik was a member of the first league season in 1995–96 to be organised by the FAoRS. The league was divided into two groups and the club played in the First League – East. In this first season the club ended up relegated but after only one season the club as champion of the Second League – group Bijeljina was promoted and played in the First League in the season 1997–98. The club suffered relegation once more but would return to the First League in the season 2002–03, this time staying in the league all the way until 2010.[1] In the session 2009–10, the club was the league champion, and now being the First League of Republika Srpska part of the Bosnia and Herzegovina league system, the club achieved its greatest result ever and earned a promotion to the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina. But it was relegated again to the lower tier, after finishing last in its first season (2010–11) after promotion to the Premier League.

In 2013–14 Drina Zvornik finished first in the First League of Republika Srpska and was again promoted to the Premier League.

HonoursEdit

2009–10 , 2013–14.

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2015–16 season.

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 Filip Erić
2   DF Ognjen Šinik
3   DF Borislav Erić
4   DF Novica Petrović
5   DF Vlado Ivanović
6   DF Stefan Pečenica
7   MF Aleksandar Ilić
8   MF Aleksandar Kikić (captain)
9   FW Marko Jakšić
10   MF Stefan Čolović
No. Position Player
11   MF Aleksandar Vasić
12   GK Srđan Ostojić
14   MF Danijel Ćulum
16   DF Slobodan Lalić
17   DF Dejan Popović
18   MF Aleksandar Nikolić
TBD   GK Goran Maksimović
TBD   MF Nemanja Stojanović
TBD   MF Radovan Vasić

Coaching staffEdit

Manager   Cvijetin Blagojević
Assistant manager   Svetozar Vukašinović
Assistant manager   Aleksandar Vasić
Goalkeeper coach   Dragan Aleksić
Doctor   Dr. Predrag Nikolić
Physiotherapist   Anđelko Cvjetinović

Club managementEdit

President   Jelenko Vasić
Director   Dragan Marković
Sports director   Milan Đokić
Secretar   Rade Vukić

Coaching historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Istorija kluba Archived 2010-08-11 at the Wayback Machine at official site.
  2. ^ a b c Dragan Mićić novi trener Drine at SportSport.ba, 25-3-2011, retrieved 12-12-2014
  3. ^ "Bosnian team sack manager on club's Facebook page". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.

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