FK Metalac Gornji Milanovac

FK Metalac Gornji Milanovac (Serbian Cyrillic: ФК Металац Горњи Милановац) is a professional football club based in Gornji Milanovac, Serbia. They compete in the Serbian First League, the second tier of the national league system.

Metalac Gornji Milanovac
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Full nameFK Metalac Gornji Milanovac
Nickname(s)Metalci (The Metalworkers)
Founded12 June 1961; 61 years ago (12 June 1961)
GroundStadion Metalac
Capacity4,400
PresidentRajko Nešković
Head coachDejan Rađenović
LeagueSerbian First League
2021–22Serbian SuperLiga, 15th of 16 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was founded as FK Radnik on 12 June 1961.[1][2] The initiative came from Miroslav Spasojević, a former FK Takovo player,[1][2] and was backed by two local companies, Graditelj and Metalac.[1][2] The club was immediately registered with the Čačak Football Subassociation and started competing in the local leagues.[1][2] They would change their name to FK Metalac in 1965.[1][2] The club made its first notable achievement by qualifying for the Yugoslav Cup in 1974, but lost away to Borac Travnik in the opening round.[1][2]

In 1995, the club merged with FK Autoeksport,[1][2] taking its spot in the Morava-Šumadija Zone League, the fourth tier of football in FR Yugoslavia.[1][2] They would go on to earn promotion to the Serbian League Morava in 1997.[1][2] However, the club suffered relegation from the third tier after just one season.[1][2] After securing two consecutive promotions, they historically reached the Second League of FR Yugoslavia in 2000,[1][2] but finished bottom of the table in their debut season in the second tier.[3] The club subsequently won the Serbian League Morava in 2002 and would go on to play in the Second League until 2004.[1][2]

After spending three seasons in the third tier, the club became the Serbian League West champions in 2007 and took promotion to the Serbian First League.[4] They played for two seasons in the second tier, placing fifth in the 2008–09 Serbian First League and earning promotion to the Serbian SuperLiga for the first time in their history.[5] The club ended ninth in its debut appearance in the top flight.[1] They spent two more seasons in the top tier, before finishing bottom of the table in 2012.[1]

After narrowly missing promotion in 2014, the club managed to return to the top flight in 2015, defeating Napredak Kruševac in a two-legged playoff.[6] They were relegated back to the First League after finishing second from the bottom in the 2016–17 Serbian SuperLiga.[7] During the COVID-19-shortened 2019–20 season, the club placed fourth in the standings and was promoted to the SuperLiga for the third time.[8]

HonoursEdit

Serbian League Morava / Serbian League West (Tier 3)

SeasonsEdit

Season League Cup
Division Pld W D L GF GA Pts Pos
  Serbia and Montenegro
1997–98 3 – Morava 34 13 9 12 52 31 48 12th
1998–99 4 – Moravica 16[a] 9 3 4 36 13 30 2nd
1999–2000 3 – Morava 38 22 12 4 66 24 78 2nd
2000–01 2 – West 34 9 6 19 39 66 33 18th
2001–02 3 – Morava 38 23 11 4 84 32 80 1st
2002–03 2 – West 33 13 12 8 31 27 51 6th
2003–04 2 – West 36 13 6 17 42 42 45 8th
2004–05 3 – West 34 13 8 13 41 32 47 7th
2005–06 3 – West 34 23 8 3 47 10 77 2nd
  Serbia
2006–07 3 – West 34 21 10 3 45 17 73 1st
2007–08 2 34 13 10 11 33 26 49 6th
2008–09 2 34 15 10 9 38 30 55 5th Round of 32
2009–10 1 30 10 5 15 24 39 35 9th Round of 16
2010–11 1 30 8 5 17 21 38 29 14th Round of 16
2011–12 1 30 2 9 19 14 48 15 16th Round of 16
2012–13 2 34 17 5 12 48 32 56 5th Round of 16
2013–14 2 30 15 7 8 34 14 52 3rd Round of 32
2014–15 2 30 16 7 7 43 29 55 3rd Round of 16
2015–16 1 37 10 15 12 41 48 28 11th Round of 32
2016–17 1 37 8 10 19 27 43 21 15th Round of 32
2017–18 2 30 17 6 7 43 21 57 3rd Round of 32
2018–19 2 37 15 12 10 51 35 33 5th Round of 32
2019–20 2 30[b] 16 5 9 41 34 53 4th Round of 32
2020–21 1 38 13 13 12 48 53 52 9th Round of 16
2021–22 1 37 8 9 20 42 65 33 15th Quarter-finals
  1. ^ The season was cut short due to the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
  2. ^ The season was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Serbia.

StadiumEdit

After playing home matches at various stadiums in Gornji Milanovac and other neighboring cities for years, the club moved into the newly built Stadion Metalac in 2012.[9] The stadium has a capacity of 4,400 seats.[9]

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

As of 2 August 2022[10][11]

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 Nikola Mirković
3 DF   SRB Srđan Nikolić
4 MF   SRB Danilo Nešić
5 DF   SRB Filip Bačkulja
6 MF   SRB Lazar Živanović
8 MF   SRB Stefan Fićović
9 FW   SRB Andrija Ratković
10 MF   SRB Vasilije Đurić
11 FW   NGA Abel Abah
12 GK   SRB Mateja Premović
13 MF   SRB Milenko Škorić
15 DF   SRB Nikša Vujčić
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   SRB Đorđe Popović
19 FW   THA Olaxon A Tamba
20 MF   SRB Mladen Lukić
21 DF   SRB Nemanja Zdravković
22 FW   SRB Lazar Milošev
23 FW   SRB Ognjen Luković
24 DF   SRB Ilija Milićević (captain)
32 DF   SRB Marko Luković
41 GK   SRB Janko Barać
77 MF   SRB Dušan Milovanović
99 MF   SRB David Milinković

Notable playersEdit

This is a list of players who have played at full international level.[12]

For a list of all FK Metalac Gornji Milanovac players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:FK Metalac Gornji Milanovac players.

Managerial historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Istorijat" (in Serbian). fkmetalac.rs. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Monografija Fudbalski klub Metalac" (in Serbian). issuu.com. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  3. ^ "SISTEM TAKMIČENJA 2000.-2006" (in Serbian). fsgzrenjanin.com. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  4. ^ "SISTEM TAKMIČENJA 2006.-2012" (in Serbian). fsgzrenjanin.com. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Metalac u Superligi Srbije!" (in Serbian). b92.net. 13 June 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Metalac preko Napretka u Superligi" (in Serbian). b92.net. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Borac opstao, Metalac ispao iz Superlige" (in Serbian). ozonpress.net. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  8. ^ "METALAC JE U SUPERLIGI" (in Serbian). fkmetalac.rs. 20 June 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  9. ^ a b "Gornji Milanovac dobio novi stadion" (in Serbian). b92.net. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Igrači" (in Serbian). fkmetalac.rs. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  11. ^ "METALAC" (in Serbian). superliga.rs. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  12. ^ "Metalac Gornji Milanovac". national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 3 August 2021.

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