FK Rudar Pljevlja

FK Rudar Pljevlja, commonly known as Rudar Pljevlja or simply Rudar, is a football club based in Pljevlja, Montenegro. It currently plays in the Montenegrin First League, the country's highest tier.

Rudar Pljevlja
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Full nameFudbalski klub Rudar Pljevlja
Nickname(s)Rudari (The Miners)
Short nameRUD
Founded1920; 102 years ago (1920)
GroundGradski stadion
Capacity5,140
Head coachRade Petrović
LeagueMontenegrin First League
2020–21Montenegrin First League, 7th

Rudar have played in the First League since its inception in 2006, and won two league titles in 2009-10 and 2014-15. The club have been the strongest in the Montenegrin Cup, with three triumphs, one runner-up position and two semi-final finishes in the tournament's six seasons.[citation needed]

HistoryEdit

Rudar (Miner) was founded in 1920 as Breznik, renaming itself Sandžak three years later. The team was aided by members of the 48th Infantry Regiment, who stationed in the town. The club was renamed again after World War II as FK Jedinstvo, but only until another renaming in 1947 in honour of chairman Velimir Jakić. That same year club reached the quarter-finals of the Yugoslav Cup where they were eliminated by top-flight FK Sarajevo 3–2 after extra time.[1] In 1955, the club settled on their current name.

First League RecordEdit

For the first time, FK Rudar played in First League of FR Yugoslavia in season 1993–94. Below is a list of FK Rudar scores in First League by every single season.

Season Pos G W D L GF GA
1993–94 13 36 15 10 11 36 26
1994–95 20 36 7 9 20 29 56
1997–98 20 33 13 4 16 44 54
2001–02 7 34 13 8 13 35 33
2002–03 17 34 4 6 24 19 62
2006–07 4 33 14 5 14 37 32
2007–08 5 33 14 10 9 38 26
2008–09 5 33 12 5 16 39 37
2009–10 1 33 22 5 6 56 26
2010–11 3 33 16 7 10 44 29
2011–12 2 33 23 8 2 60 20
2012–13 5 33 15 6 12 42 40
2013–14 6 33 11 9 13 32 31
2014–15 1 33 22 6 5 58 18
2015–16 3 33 16 10 7 39 26
2016–17 8 33 11 9 13 35 31
2017–18 5 36 13 10 13 32 28
2018–19 8 36 8 17 11 35 44
2019–20 7 31 10 5 16 38 57
2020–21 7 36 13 6 17 38 50

Seasons with green background were played in the first league of Yugoslavia or Serbia and Montenegro, together with Serbian clubs.

FK Rudar in European competitionsEdit

For the first time, FK Rudar played in European competitions on season 2007–08. Until now, they played eight seasons in European cups.

  • Q= Qualifying
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1Q   Omonia 0–2 0–2 0–4  
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Tre Fiori 4–1 3–0 7–1  
2Q   Litex Lovech 0–4 0–1 0–5  
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Austria Wien 0–3 0–2 0–5  
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Shirak 0–1 1–1 1–2  
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Mika 1–0 1–1 2–1  
2Q   Śląsk Wrocław 2–2 0–4 2–6  
2015–16 UEFA Champions League 2Q   Qarabağ 0–1 0–0 0–1  
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Kukësi 0–1 1–1 1–2  
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Partizan 0−3 0–3 0–6  

European recordEdit

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 6 2 1 3 7 7
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League 9 1 2 6 3 16
Total 15 3 3 9 10 23

Honours and achievementsEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 21 August 2021[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
30 GK   MNE Ervin Helić
55 GK   MNE Jasmin Agović
GK   MNE Vuko Vujović (on loan from Levadiakos)

2 DF   MNE Martin Prenkočević
15 DF   MNE Predrag Kašćelan
23 DF   MNE Stefan Dajević
26 DF   MNE Nemanja Kartal
30 DF   MNE Željko Tomašević (captain)
31 DF   MNE Marko Čavor

2 MF   JPN Hikaru Matsui
3 MF   MNE Ognjen Kasalica
6 MF   MNE Ognjen Peličić
8 MF   MNE Jovan Popovicć
10 MF   MNE Miloš Zečević
11 MF   MNE Milija Golubović
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 MF   CRO Hrvoje Rizvanović
20 MF   MNE Danin Talović
21 MF   MNE Aleksa Golubović
25 MF   SRB Branimir Jočić
28 MF   SRB Dušan Živković
98 MF   MNE Ivan Bojović (on loan from FK Podgorica)

7 FW   GHA Zakaria Suraka
9 FW   MNE Nikša Vujanović
14 FW   MNE Lazar Vučićević
17 FW   MNE Kristijan Ernec
18 FW   MNE Ilija Vujović
19 FW   MNE Ognjen Gašević
22 FW   MNE Veljko Krstonijević
29 FW   MNE Vuk Striković
98 FW   SRB Janko Gogić

Notable playersEdit

For the list of former and current players with Wikipedia article, please see Category:FK Rudar Pljevlja players.

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Head coach   Zoran Govedarica
Assistant coach
Goalkeeping coach   Miloš Radanović
Economic   Muhamed Gerina
Physical fitness coach

Historical list of coachesEdit

StadiumEdit

 
Rudar Pljevlja's stadium

Rudar plays at the Gradski stadion, a multi-use stadium including a complex of tennis, handball and basketball courts. It was built in 1948 and rebuilt in 1985. It has two stands and a current capacity of 5,140.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yugoslavia/Serbia (and Montenegro) - Cup History 1947-2006/07". rsssf.com.
  2. ^ Roster - FCSG
  3. ^ Nikola Rakojević novi trener Rudara - PV Portal (in Montenegrin)
  4. ^ Marić treći put na klupi Rudara - Vijesti (in Montenegrin)
  5. ^ Klupa Bogavcu i Ranđeloviću - Vijesti (in Montenegrin)
  6. ^ Dragan Radojičić opet trener Rudara - Vijesti (in Montenegrin)
  7. ^ Mirko Marić četvrti put na klupi Rudara - - Vijesti (in Montenegrin)
  8. ^ Rudar smijenio Marića, Lešnjak novi trener - Vijesti (in Montenegrin)
  9. ^ Rudar dobio trenera: Povratak Edisa Mulalića - Vijesti (in Montenegrin)
  10. ^ Pljevljaci konačno dobili stručni štab: Vuku Bogavcu će pomagati Miloš Radanović - Vijesti (in Montenegrin)

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