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FK Leotar (Serbian Cyrillic: ФК Леотар), commonly known as Leotar Trebinje or simply Leotar, is a professional football club based in the city of Trebinje that is situated in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Founded in 1925 and named after the mountain located just north of the city, the club's home ground is the 8,550-seater Stadion Police.

Leotar
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Full nameFudbalski klub Leotar
Nickname(s)Tigrovi (The Tigers)
Founded1925; 94 years ago (1925)
GroundPolice Stadium, Trebinje
Capacity8,550
ChairmanSimeon Dučić
ManagerRajko Mičeta
LeagueSecond League of RS - East
2018–192nd

They currently play in the Second League of the Republika Srpska (Group East), a third-tier competition in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Founded in 1925, Leotar was a member of the First League of the Republika Srpska after the 1992–95 Bosnian War, winning its final season before integration in the 2001–02 season. In its first season in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Leotar won its only national championship and qualified for the UEFA Champions League.

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HistoryEdit

YugoslaviaEdit

Founded in 1925 in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, the club served as a training ground for many players who went on to enjoy notable careers elsewhere.[citation needed] Leotar never managed to gain promotion to the Yugoslav First League.

Bosnia and HerzegovinaEdit

Leotar entered the first-ever season of the First League of Republika Srpska in 1995–96, playing in the Eastern Group and failing to reach the play-offs.[1] In 2001–02, Leotar won the last-ever league championship in the Republika Srpska before the entity's clubs were integrated into a national league.[2] In its first season in the national league in 2002–03, Leotar became the champion of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the only time, denying Željezničar Sarajevo a third consecutive title by gaining 85 points to their 82.[3] The club fell to fourth in the next season.[4]

The following season, Leotar played in the qualification stages for the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League. The club defeated Grevenmacher of Luxembourg in the first qualifying round, but was defeated by Czech club Slavia Prague 1–2 at home and 2–1 away in the second.

HonoursEdit

European recordEdit

SummaryEdit

Competition Pld W D L GF GA Last season played
UEFA Champions League 4 1 1 2 3 4 2003–04
Total 4 1 1 2 3 4

Source: uefa.com, Last updated on 5 July 2013
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against. Defunct competitions indicated in italics.

By seasonEdit

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Agg.
2003–04 Champions League QR1   Grevenmacher 2–0 0–0 2–0
QR2   Slavia Prague 1–2 0–2 1–4

Technical staffEdit

As of 24 June 2019
Current technical staff
  • Head coach:   Rajko Mičeta
  • Goalkeeping Coach:   Veselin Klimović
  • Doctor:   Vlado Rašović
  • Physiotherapist:   Rade Bošković
  • Physiotherapist:   Bojan Piljević

ManagementEdit

As of 24 June 2019
Current management
  • President:   Simeon Dučić
  • Vice president:   Milan Tomanović
  • Sports director:   Jovica Vico

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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