FK Mladost Lučani

FK Mladost Lučani (Serbian Cyrillic: ФК Младост Лучани) is a professional football club based in Lučani, Serbia. They currently compete in the Serbian SuperLiga, the highest level of the national league system.

Mladost Lučani
FK Mladost Lučani crest.png
Full nameFK Mladost Lučani
Nickname(s)Lučanci (Men from Lučani)
Founded1952; 69 years ago (1952)
GroundMladost Stadium
Capacity8,000
Coordinates43°51′36.1″N 20°07′57.4″E / 43.860028°N 20.132611°E / 43.860028; 20.132611
PresidentVladimir Đorđević
Head coachDarko Rakočević
LeagueSerbian SuperLiga
2019–20Serbian SuperLiga, 9th
WebsiteClub website
Main stand
West stand

HistoryEdit

Founded in 1952, the club achieved its first notable success by winning the Yugoslav Inter-Republic League (Group East) in 1989, thus earning promotion to the Yugoslav Second League. However, they were relegated after just one season, finishing bottom of the table.[1]

Upon the breakup of Yugoslavia, the club started off in the Second League of FR Yugoslavia. They won first place in 1995 and took promotion to the First League (IB League). The club spent the following three seasons in the First League (the last two in the IA League), before suffering relegation in 1998.[2] They earned another promotion to the top flight after winning the Second League (Group West) in 2001, but were narrowly relegated back the next year.[3] Regardless, the club's striker Zoran Đurašković was crowned the competition's top scorer with 27 goals.[4]

After winning the Serbian First League in 2007, the club was promoted to Serbian SuperLiga. They placed in the middle of the table in their debut appearance, but were forced to withdraw from the competition due to financial issues.[5] Over the next six seasons, the club played in the Serbian First League, the second tier of the national league pyramid. They earned promotion back to the SuperLiga after winning the First League in 2013–14. With a seventh-place finish in its comeback season, the club tied its previous record from the 2007–08 campaign. Moreover, Patrick Friday Eze concluded the season as the league's top scorer with 15 goals.[6]

With manager Nenad Milovanović at the helm, the club achieved its best ever league standing in the 2016–17 season, finishing in fourth place and securing a spot in European competitions for the first time in history.[7] They were, however, eliminated by Azerbaijani side Inter Baku in the first qualifying round of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League, losing 5–0 on aggregate.[8] On the domestic stage, the club made another historical success by reaching the final of the 2017–18 Serbian Cup.[9] They eventually lost 2–1 to Partizan after initially leading 1–0.[10]

HonoursEdit

Second League of FR Yugoslavia / Serbian First League (Tier 2)

Yugoslav Inter-Republic League / Serbian League West (Tier 3)

  • 1988–89 (Group East) / 2003–04, 2005–06

SeasonsEdit

Season League Cup Continental
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos
  Serbia and Montenegro
1995–96 1 – IB 18 8 5 5 26 20 29 3rd Round of 16
1 – IA 18 8 2 8 24 27 32 5th
1996–97 1 – IA 33 12 5 16 45 59 41 8th Quarter-finals
1997–98 1 – IA 33 9 3 21 25 54 30 12th Round of 32
1998–99[a] 2 – West 21 9 2 10 21 27 29 10th Round of 16
1999–2000 2 – West 34 23 6 5 70 26 70[b] 2nd
2000–01 2 – West 34 24 6 4 81 27 78 1st Round of 32
2001–02 1 34 12 6 16 42 42 42 15th
2002–03 2 – West 33 8 11 14 35 43 35 9th Round of 16
2003–04 3 – West 34 24 5 5 91 31 77 1st
2004–05 2 – Serbia 38 7 5 26 27 60 26 20th
2005–06 3 – West 34 27 5 2 86 14 86 1st Round of 32
  Serbia
2006–07 2 38 24 10 4 49 19 82 1st
2007–08 1 33 8 14 11 32 41 38 7th[c] Round of 32
2008–09 2 34 10 8 16 25 43 38 14th Round of 32
2009–10 2 34 9 15 10 33 31 42 14th Round of 16
2010–11 2 34 11 12 11 29 32 45 9th Preliminary round
2011–12 2 34 13 14 7 42 27 53 3rd Round of 32
2012–13 2 34 10 13 11 31 35 43 9th Round of 32
2013–14 2 30 18 6 6 42 20 60 1st Round of 32
2014–15 1 30 11 7 12 41 47 40 7th Round of 32
2015–16 1 37 11 14 12 34 44 31 9th Round of 32
2016–17 1 37 18 6 13 46 44 36 4th Quarter-finals
2017–18 1 37 11 11 15 44 52 27 10th Runners-up Europa League – First qualifying round
2018–19 1 37 16 9 12 49 37 34 5th Semi-finals
Notes
  1. ^ The season was cut short due to the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
  2. ^ The club was docked five points.
  3. ^ The club withdrew from the league due to financial problems.

UEFA competitionsEdit

Season Competition Round Opposition Score
2017–18 Europa League First qualifying round   Inter Baku 0–3 (H), 0–2 (A)

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

As of 20 March 2021[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
3 DF   SRB Vukašin Marković
4 DF   SRB Ivan Milošević (captain)
5 MF   SRB Mihajlo Vesnić
6 DF   SRB Stefan Maksimović
7 FW   SRB Lazar Jovanović
9 FW   SRB Nemanja Kos
10 MF   SRB Vladimir Radivojević
12 MF   SRB Đorđe Babić
15 FW   NGA Obiora Odita
16 DF   SRB Nemanja Mićević
17 MF   CMR Regis Baha
19 MF   SRB Marko Stanić
20 MF   SRB Petar Šopalović
22 GK   SRB Zlatko Zečević
23 GK   MNE Maksim Milović
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 MF   SRB Ognjen Milanović
25 FW   SRB Nenad Perović
29 DF   SRB Miloš Cvetković
32 MF   SRB Filip Stanisavljević
33 MF   SRB Lazar Selenić
42 MF   SRB Aleksandar Ješić
44 DF   SRB Bogdan Milošević
55 DF   BIH Petar Jovanović
70 MF   SRB Filip Žunić
73 GK   SRB Filip Nović
80 GK   SRB Željko Samčović
81 GK   SRB Damjan Knežević
88 FW   SRB Milan Bojović
90 FW   NGA Victor Amos
93 DF   BIH Miloš Šatara
DF   SRB Nikola Leković

Players with multiple nationalitiesEdit

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

Notable playersEdit

National team players[12]

For a list of all FK Mladost Lučani players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:FK Mladost Lučani players.

Managerial historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SISTEM TAKMIČENJA U JUGOSLAVIJI 1988.-1991" (in Serbian). FSG Zrenjanin. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  2. ^ "RAT, RASPAD SFR JUGOSLAVIJE, SANKCIJE" (in Serbian). FSG Zrenjanin. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Mladost ispala" (in Serbian). Glas javnosti. 6 June 2002. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Partizan novi šampion" (in Serbian). Glas javnosti. 6 June 2002. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Mladost iz Lučana istupila iz lige" (in Serbian). B92. 2 July 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  6. ^ "CRVENA ZVEZDA – MLADOST 3:1 (2:1)" (in Serbian). FK Mladost Lučani. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Mladost: Ispunjeni uslovi za evro licencu, hvala Đoriću" (in Serbian). Sportklub. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Voša nije uspela, novi poraz Mladosti" (in Serbian). RTS. 6 July 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Istorija u Lučanima: Neško i Mladost pojeli Mačvu i čekirali finale! (VIDEO)" (in Serbian). Mozzart Sport. 9 May 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Partizan nakon preokreta osvojio Kup" (in Serbian). RTS. 23 May 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  11. ^ "MLADOST" (in Serbian). Super liga Srbije. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  12. ^ "Mladost Lučani". National Football Teams. Retrieved 9 February 2017.

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