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.
|Full name||FK Mladost Lučani|
|Nickname(s)||Lučanci (Men from Lučani)|
|Head coach||Darko Rakočević|
|2019–20||Serbian SuperLiga, 9th|
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.
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. 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. Regardless, the club's striker Zoran Đurašković was crowned the competition's top scorer with 27 goals.
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. 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.
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. 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. On the domestic stage, the club made another historical success by reaching the final of the 2017–18 Serbian Cup. They eventually lost 2–1 to Partizan after initially leading 1–0.
- 1988–89 (Group East) / 2003–04, 2005–06
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|2017–18||1||37||11||11||15||44||52||27||10th||Runners-up||Europa League – First qualifying round|
- The season was cut short due to the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
- The club was docked five points.
- The club withdrew from the league due to financial problems.
|2017–18||Europa League||First qualifying round||Inter Baku||0–3 (H), 0–2 (A)|
- As of 20 March 2021
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 Mladost Lučani players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:FK Mladost Lučani players.
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