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FK Pobeda Prilep (Macedonian: ФК Победа Прилеп) is a Macedonian football club based in the city of Prilep.

FK Pobeda
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Full nameFudbalski klub Pobeda Prilep
Nickname(s)Мајмуни (Monkeys)
Founded1941; 78 years ago (1941)
GroundGoce Delčev Stadium
Capacity15,000

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HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1941 as Goce Delčev and renamed in 1950 to FK Pobeda. FK Pobeda has been a winner of Macedonian First League for two times (eight times as Republic League in Yugoslavia), and Macedonian Football Cup for one time (eight times as Republic Cup in Yugoslavia). Their first great period was the 1950s, when they won the Republic Cup for the first time in 1951. One year later Pobeda won its first championship title in 1952 and in 1954 the second one. They waited for 4 years for their next trophy they won the Republic Cup for the second time in 1958. Next year 1959 they became champions of SR Macedonia again. They continued with their winning series in the 1960s. Pobeda won its 3rd cup in 1960, and again the cup masters won their 4th cup in 1961. Next year it was time for a new championship title in 1962, and then the duble crown in 1963. Last trophy in the 1960s was 1964 Republic Cup for the 6th time. In the late 1960s and early 1970s Pobeda had a stagnation period although it was on the top most of the time and they played pretty good in the cup too. Finally after 13 years Pobeda won again, and again it was the Macedonian Republic Cup in 1977 for the 7th time. Two years after Pobeda was back on track winning its 5th title after 16 years waiting. Two years after in 1981 Pobeda did it again 7th time champion of SR Macedonia. The 1980s was their last good period and they won their 8th championship title in 1986. Next year it was time to win the cup again and they did it for the 8th time in 1987 (and last time in the part of Yugoslavia).

The period of the 1990s, after an independence of Macedonia, didn't bring much excitement for the Pobeda's fans and they had to wait for better times. The beginning of the 2000s was a good sign and the long period of waiting was over. In 2002 it was time to win the Macedonian Football Cup for the first and only time. Two years later the club was won the champions title in 2004 for the first time since of the Macedonia's independence. They didn't wait for long to win their second, 3 years later in 2007 Pobeda was champion again and for the last time. Also, Pobeda has represented Macedonia for ten times in the European Football Cups. On March 27, 2009, UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe, charged FK Pobeda over match fixing allegations relating to a Champions League qualifying match against FC Pyunik of Armenia in 2004[1] They were subsequently found guilty and banned from UEFA competitions for eight years.[2] The next season in which they will be eligible to compete is 2017–18. In April 2017, their suspension was expired and Pobeda will be returning to the Macedonian leagues soon.[3]

A successor club which claims rights to Pobeda's honours and records was established in 2010 under the name Viktorija, later renamed to Pobeda Junior and then to the name of the original club. However, they are not legally considered to be successors to the original Pobeda and the two clubs' track records and honours are kept separate by the Football Federation of Macedonia.

RivalriesEdit

The club's biggest rivals are Pelister, and matches between the teams are called the Derby of Pelagonia (geographical region in Macedonia).

SupportersEdit

FK Pobeda supporters were called Majmuni (Monkeys).

HonoursEdit

  Macedonian Republic League:

  • Winners (8): 1952, 1954, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1979, 1981, 1986

  Macedonian First League:

  Macedonian Republic Cup:

  • Winners (8): 1951, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1977, 1987

  Macedonian Football Cup:

SeasonsEdit

Season League Cup European competitions
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos
1992–93 1. MFL 34 14 5 15 51 48 33 11th SF
1993–94 1. MFL 30 11 8 11 38 37 30 6th QF
1994–95 1. MFL 30 16 5 9 55 35 53 4th R1
1995–96 1. MFL 28 12 8 8 52 34 44 4th
1996–97 1. MFL 26 17 3 6 55 26 54 2nd SF
1997–98 1. MFL 25 11 6 8 29 21 39 5th UEFA Cup QR1
1998–99 1. MFL 26 17 2 7 51 18 53 3rd SF
1999–00 1. MFL 26 15 7 4 57 23 52 2nd RU Intertoto Cup R2
2000–01 1. MFL 26 18 2 6 64 27 56 3rd R2 UEFA Cup R1
2001–02 1. MFL 20 7 4 9 28 28 25 4th W Intertoto Cup R2
2002–03 1. MFL 33 20 5 8 55 33 65 3rd R2 UEFA Cup QR
2003–04 1. MFL 33 22 5 6 78 42 71 1st SF Intertoto Cup R2
2004–05 1. MFL 33 16 7 10 59 49 55 3rd R1 Champions League QR1
2005–06 1. MFL 33 16 6 11 58 46 54 4th QF Intertoto Cup R2
2006–07 1. MFL 33 21 8 3 73 42 71 1st RU Intertoto Cup R1
2007–08 1. MFL 33 12 9 12 48 48 45 6th R1 Champions League QR1
2008–09 1. MFL 30 8 8 14 31 47 32 8th R2
2009–10 1. MFL FFM expelled Pobeda from the league R2

Pobeda in EuropeEdit

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1997–98 UEFA Cup QR1   Odra Wodzisław 2–1 0–3 2–4  
1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup R2   OD Trenčín 3–1 1–3 (aet) 4–4 (4–3 p.)  
R2   Perugia 0–0 0–1 0–1  
2000–01 UEFA Cup QR   Universitatea Craiova 1–0 1–1 2–1  
R1   Parma 0–2 0–4 0–6  
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup R1   Zagreb 1–1 2–1 3–2  
R2   Çaykur Rizespor 2–1 2–0 4–1  
R3   Chmel Blšany 0–1 0–0 0–1  
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR   Midtjylland 2–0 0–3 (aet) 2–3  
2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup R1   Spartak Trnava 2–1 5–1 7–2  
R2   Pasching 1–1 1–2 2–3  
2004–05 UEFA Champions League QR1   Pyunik 1–3 1–1 2–4  
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup R1   Smederevo 2–1 1–0 3–1  
R2   Hamburg 1–4 1–4 2–8  
2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup R1   Farul Constanţa 2–2 0–2 2–4  
2007–08 UEFA Champions League QR1   Levadia Tallinn 0–1 0–0 0–1  

ManagersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ UEFA issues match-fixing charges http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/7964790.stm
  2. ^ Eight-year ban for FK Pobeda http://www.uefa.com/uefa/footballfirst/matchorganisation/disciplinary/news/newsid=821591.html
  3. ^ "ДЕНЕСКА ИСТЕКУВА КАЗНАТА НА ФК ПОБЕДА" (in Macedonian). Makedonski Sport. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.

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