FK Inđija

Fudbalski klub Inđija (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Инђија) is a football club based in the city of Inđija, Serbia. The club plays in the Serbian SuperLiga.

Inđija
FK Indija.svg
Full nameFudbalski Klub Inđija
Nickname(s)The Green Army
Founded1933
GroundInđija Stadium
Capacity4,000
ManagerGoran Milojević
LeagueSerbian SuperLiga
2019–20Serbian SuperLiga 14th,
WebsiteClub website

During Yugoslavia the club mainly participated in the amateur ranks of competition.

The club's biggest success were two promotions to the Serbian SuperLiga for 2010–11 and 2019–20 seasons.

HistoryEdit

FK Inđija was established in 1933 as a Yugoslav Railways employees club, initially named ŽAK Inđija and later FK Železničar Inđija. In 1969, Železničar was renamed to FK PIK Inđija. In 1975 the name changed, this time to FK Agrounija after the club's sponsor at that time. In 1994, the name become FK Inđija and it lasts til nowadays, exception was the period between 2001 and 2003 when for sponsorship reasons the clubs was known as FK Brazda Coop.

In 1941, they won the Novi Sad Football Subassociation First League.[1] Later during the SFR Yugoslavia period, the club competed mostly in the third national level. On several occasions they played the qualifiers for the Yugoslav Second League, until they finally achieved promotion to it in 1992. The next notable achievement was in season 2005–06 when they reached the quarter-finals of the Serbia and Montenegro Cup, and also won the Serbian league – group Vojvodina and got promoted to the Serbian First League (national second level).

In 2010, FK Inđija finished first in the Serbian First League and was promoted to the Serbian SuperLiga, Serbia's highest professional football league, an achievement they would repeat in 2019.

HonoursEdit


Current squadEdit

First teamEdit

As of 9 April 2021[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
1 GK   SRB Marko Jovičić (on loan from Partizan)
2 DF   SRB Luka Cucin (on loan from Partizan)
3 DF   SRB David Hrubik
4 DF   RUS Daniil Chalov
6 DF   CMR Daniel Kamy
7 FW   SRB Đorđe Pantelić (on loan from Vojvodina)
8 MF   SRB Branko Riznić
9 FW   SRB Brana Ilić (captain)
10 MF   SRB Vasilije Đurić (on loan from Bačka Topola)
12 GK   SRB Radomir Novaković
13 MF   SRB Milenko Skorić
14 MF   MNE Milisav Perošević
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 FW   SRB Nebojša Bastajić
20 MF   SRB Aleksa Jovanović
22 MF   SRB Kosta Aleksić
23 DF   SRB Jovan Krneta
24 DF   SRB Nikola Đurić
27 MF   SRB Nikola Mrđa
30 DF   SRB Radoš Protić
31 MF   SRB Stefan Radić
33 MF   SRB Aleksandar Đorđević
40 DF   SRB Vasilije Bakić
45 FW   GAM Modou Jobe
77 FW   SRB Mihajlo Nešković (on loan from Vojvodina)
98 FW   SRB Vanja Vučićević
99 FW   SRB Željko Dimitrov
DF   SRB Igor Nedeljković

For recent transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers summer 2020.

Players with multiple nationalitiesEdit

Notable playersEdit

Dragoljub Pejović was one of the most successful players of the club and later in his career his he played for FK Vojvodina and FK Hajduk Kula. Other players are Bojan Banjac who after playing with FK Inđija played for Lille in France, Ratko Vukčević who played for FK Obilić and Ljubiša Kekić. Altogether there have been 35 players from FK Inđija that played in top leagues, not only in Serbia but in other European leagues as well.

Players that played in the club and that have national team appearances are Bojan Neziri (Serbia), Jovan Tanasijević and Nikola Vukčević (Montenegro), Zoran Janković (Bulgaria), Yaw Antwi (Ghana) and Badara Badji (Senegal).[3]

StadiumEdit

Stadion FK Inđija is a stadium among longest sport tradition in Srem and Vojvodina, it is located in near center of the town, near railroad station and main railroad direction Belgrade-Subotica-Budapest. It is built on a place where locomotive depot was at. For decades it is a center of main football and other sports in town.

At the time when FK Železničar was founded to today, FK Inđija, the pitch was made and with it wooden stands with a roof 600 was the capacity. Changing rooms were made in 1962. In 1970, the stands went under renovation because the wood started to fall apart. In 2006, the stadium got its today look When first built the stadium could hold up to 4,000 to 5,000 people. Over the years the capacity dropped due to safety precautions, the capacity fell to 3,500.

In 2006, FK Inđija has revealed plans for a new stadium, the capacity is going to be 10,000. When finished it will fulfill the club's ambitions. The Club's president has stated that FK Inđija goals are to be a standard club in the Serbian SuperLiga and to play in the UEFA Europa League. The new stadium is expected to fulfill UEFA's criteria for playing games in the UEFA Europa League, and is expected to be finished in 2012.

FansEdit

Fans of FK Inđija are called "Zelena Armija" (Green Army).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fudbal u Kraljevini Jugoslaviji, Sijić, pag. 126
  2. ^ "Licensed for the Serbian SuperLiga". superliga.rs. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  3. ^ FK Inđija at National-Football-Teams.com

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