FK Javor Ivanjica
FK Javor Ivanjica (Serbian Cyrillic: ФК Јавор Ивањица) is a professional football club based in Ivanjica, Serbia. They currently compete in the Serbian SuperLiga, the highest level of the national league system.
|Full name||FK Javor Ivanjica|
|Head coach||Igor Bondžulić|
History until 1990sEdit
In 1912, a student named Milan Radojević brought the first football ball to Ivanjica, which led to the formation of the club. The team mostly played friendly matches before the conclusion of World War II due to a lack of organized football competitions. Between 1958 and 1962, they were close to achieving promotion to the Yugoslav Second League. However, the club never reached higher than the third level until the 1990s.
In 1994, led by manager Slavenko Kuzeljević, the club earned promotion to the Second League of FR Yugoslavia after eliminating Zvezdara and Topličanin in the playoffs. They spent the following eight years in the second tier, having their best season in 1997–98, when they placed fourth in Group West.
In 2002, the club won the Second League (Group West) and took promotion to the First League of FR Yugoslavia for the first time in history. They remained for just one season in the elite division, finishing bottom of the table. During this time, the club became recognizable for featuring a number of young African footballers, mainly from Nigeria and Zimbabwe. They earned another promotion to the top flight in 2005, but again suffered relegation in the same season.
History in top flightEdit
After underperforming in the inaugural season of the Serbian First League, the second tier of the restructured national league system, the club managed to convincingly win first place in 2007–08. Moreover, manager Radovan Ćurčić led his team to an unbeaten record and promotion to the Serbian SuperLiga. They subsequently placed fourth in the top flight, their highest league position to date. In 2012, the club celebrated its 100th anniversary.
After a total of six consecutive seasons in the SuperLiga, the club suffered relegation in 2014. However, they instantly won promotion back in the next season. The club later made its greatest success by reaching the final of the 2015–16 Serbian Cup, losing 2–0 to Partizan at the Stadion Metalac.
In the 2019–20 Serbian SuperLiga, Javor striker Nikola Petković finished as the joint top scorer with 16 goals, sharing the golden boot trophy with TSC Backa Topola strikers Nenad Lukić and Vladimir Silađi. Petković soon after moved to French Ligue 2 club FC Chambly.
|Serbia and Montenegro|
|1998–99[a]||2 – West||21||9||3||9||28||30||30||9th||—|
|1999–2000||2 – West||34||11||11||12||50||47||44||10th||—|
|2000–01||2 – West||34||15||8||11||40||33||53||6th||—|
|2001–02||2 – West||32||27||4||1||81||14||85||1st||—|
|2003–04||2 – West||36||17||5||14||55||39||56||4th||Quarter-finals|
|2004–05||2 – Serbia||38||22||8||8||44||30||74||2nd||Round of 16|
|2005–06||1||30||8||8||14||22||35||32||12th||Round of 32|
|2006–07||2||38||15||9||14||35||42||54||12th||Round of 32|
|2008–09||1||33||13||14||6||39||27||53||4th||Round of 16|
|2009–10||1||30||8||14||8||22||23||38||7th||Round of 32|
|2010–11||1||30||10||11||9||21||24||41||8th||Round of 32|
|2013–14||1||30||6||11||13||29||38||29||15th||Round of 32|
|2014–15||2||30||17||10||3||47||19||61||2nd||Round of 32|
|2016–17||1||37||11||10||16||34||50||22||8th||Round of 16|
|2018–19||2||37||23||8||6||78||37||46||2nd||Round of 16|
- The season was cut short due to the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Players with multiple nationalitiesEdit
For recent transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers summer 2020.
- National team players
For a list of all FK Javor Ivanjica players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:FK Javor Ivanjica players.
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