FK Mladost Doboj Kakanj

Fudbalski klub Mladost Doboj Kakanj, commonly referred to as simply Mladost (lit.'Youth'), is a professional association football club from the village of Doboj near the town of Kakanj that is situated in central Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Mladost Doboj Kakanj
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Full nameFudbalski klub Mladost Doboj Kakanj
Nickname(s)Crvena legija (The Red Legion)
Bosanski Hoffenheim (The Bosnian Hoffenheim)
Founded25 May 1959 (63 years ago) (1959-05-25)
GroundMGM Farm Arena
Capacity3,000
ChairmanMensur Mušija
ManagerEldin Čengić
LeagueFirst League of FBiH
2020–21Premier League BH, 9th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

The club currently plays in the First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and plays its home matches on the MGM Farm Arena in Doboj (Kakanj), which has a capacity of 3,000 seats.

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1959, on the foundations of FK Doboj, which was founded in 1956 and played in the league of the labour sports games of Kakanj.[citation needed]

In the 2009–10 season, the club was first in the League of the Zenica-Doboj Canton and was promoted to the Second League of FBIH (Group Center), where they finished in 4th place in the first season. The club played in the first round of the Bosnian Cup in the 2008–09 season. In 2013, Mladost finished in first place in the Second League of FBIH (Group Center) and were promoted to the First League of FBiH.[citation needed]

In the 2014–15 season of the First League of FBIH, the club finished 1st and earned itself promotion to the Bosnian Premier League.[1]

Mladost's so far biggest ever success came in the 2016–17 season, when the club made it all the way to the semi-final of the 2016–17 Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup.[2] On their way to the semi-final, Mladost eliminated Rudar Prijedor, Slavija Sarajevo and Bosna Union (at that time still known as Bosna Sema), before getting eliminated by Sarajevo in the semi-final.[3]

In the 2020–21 Premier League season, Mladost initially avoided relegation to the First League of FBiH, but were then relegated back to the league due to failing to obtain a license for the Premier League.[4]

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

LeagueEdit

CupsEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 16 February 2022

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   BIH Filip Vasilj
12 GK   BIH Hanan Sejmen
2 DF   BIH Faruk Piljug
31 DF   BIH Nikola Cicović
3 DF   BIH Faris Prcić
99 DF   BIH Emir Hodžurda
5 DF   BIH Faris Hasić
4 DF   BIH Faruk Omerbegović
55 DF   BIH Zlatan Imamović
14 DF   BIH Tarik Mehić
No. Pos. Nation Player
10 MF   BIH Anes Hrustanović
8 MF   BIH Faruk Jusić
23 MF   BIH Anel Dedić
6 MF   BIH Amil Helja
21 MF   BIH Rijad Smolo
9 FW   BIH Mahir Karić
7 FW   BIH Vladimir Grahovac
17 FW   BIH Ognjen Radović
11 FW   BIH Safet Čago
18 FW   BIH Adnan Berbić

Club officialsEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Role
  Eldin Čengić Head coach
  Almir Hasanović Assistant coach
  Albin Mašić Physiotherapist

Other informationEdit

President   Mensur Mušija
Head coach   Eldin Čengić

Source: FK Mladost Doboj Kakanj at sportsport.ba

Managerial historyEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Beganović served as caretaker manager until 6 June 2019, when he was hired on a permanent basis.
  2. ^ Šolbić served as caretaker manager until 17 December 2019, when he was hired on a permanent basis.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mladost Doboj - Kakanj novi član BHT Premijer lige BiH" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. 7 June 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  2. ^ E.B. (15 March 2017). "Sarajevo, Željezničar i Mladost se plasirali u polufinale Kupa BiH" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  3. ^ E.B. (19 April 2017). "Sarajevo slavilo u gostima kod Mladosti i ušlo u finale Kupa BiH" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  4. ^ H.H. (31 May 2021). "Mladost DK nije dobila licencu za nastup u Premijer ligi, Radnik ostaje u eliti" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 31 May 2021.

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