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Fudbalski klub Spartak Subotica (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Спартак Суботица) is a professional football club from Subotica, Serbia, that plays in the Serbian SuperLiga. The club was founded in 1945 and was named after Jovan Mikić Spartak, the leader of the Partisans in Subotica, who was a national hero and was killed in 1944. The club was named Spartak Subotica until the end of the 2007–08 Serbian League Vojvodina season when it was merged with Zlatibor Voda who won promotion to the Serbian First League thus gaining the name Spartak Zlatibor Voda. In 2013 the board decided to return the original name of the club: "FK Spartak Subotica".

Spartak Subotica
Spartak Subotica.svg
Full nameFudbalski klub Spartak Subotica
Nickname(s)Golubovi (The Pigeons)
Founded21 April 1945; 74 years ago (1945-04-21)
GroundSubotica City Stadium, Subotica
Capacity13,000
PresidentDragan Simović
Head coachPredrag Rogan
LeagueSerbian SuperLiga
2018–19Serbian Superliga, 10th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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HistoryEdit

Founded in 1945, FK Spartak Subotica is, after Vojvodina, the most successful club in northern Serbia. They participated in the first after-war club championship, in the 1946–47 Yugoslav First League and from then on, they played always in between the first and second national leagues. The biggest success of the club was achieved when the club played in the 1993–94 FR Yugoslavia Cup final against Partizan (1–6 loss).

After the dissolution of ŽAK Subotica, club that played in the pre-war period until 1945, the players who did not want to belong to any of the two newly formed clubs, Radnički or Građanski, decided to form the FK Spartak. The new club was named after the nickname of a legendary Subotica athlete and World War II commander Jovan Mikić - Spartak. The club was very active in its early years, continuing the tradition of Subotica football. Many club players later played for the biggest clubs in the country or internationally, having some played for the national team, as well. Beside the players, the stadium, the colors and the fans, Spartak also inherited from ŽAK the tradition of being backed by the railways.[1]

SupportersEdit

Spartak's fans are known as Marinci (Marines), which were formed in early 1989.

StadiumEdit

Subotica City Stadium (Gradski stadion[2]) is a multi-use stadium in Subotica, Serbia. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the club's home ground since 1945. The stadium holds 13,000 people. There is a football pitch and a registered track for athletics suitable for competitions. One part of the Stadium is covered. There are also two subsidiary football pitches.

Spartak in EuropeEdit

Mitropa CupEdit

The Mitropa Cup, officially called the La Coupe de l'Europe Centrale, was one of the first really international major European football cups that the club participated in. After World War II, in 1951, a replacement tournament named Zentropa Cup was held to resume the rich tradition of this competition.

Season Contest Round State Club Score Place
1987 Mitropa Cup semi-finals   Italy Ascoli 1–2 Ascoli
3./4. place   Hungary Vasas 0–2 Porto Sant'Elpidio

UEFA competitionsEdit

  • Qualified for Europe in 2 seasons
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2010–11 Europa League QR2   Differdange 03 2–0 3–3 5–3
QR3   Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2–1 0–2 2–3
2018–19 Europa League QR1   Coleraine 1–1 2–0 3–1
QR2   Sparta Prague 2–0 1–2 3–2
QR3   Brøndby 0–2 1–2 1–4

HonoursEdit

National Championships – 1

  • People's Republic of Serbia League (Vojvodina group)
    • Winners (1): 1945–46[3]
Yugoslav Second League (4)

Yugoslav Cup:

Current squadEdit

First teamEdit

As of 9 January 2019[4][5][6]

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

No. Position Player
2   DF Filip Jović
4   MF Branimir Jočić
5   DF Dejan Kerkez (vice-captain)
6   DF Nemanja Tekijaški
7   MF Luka Pavlović
8   MF Vladimir Torbica (captain)
9   FW Dejan Đenić
10   DF Stefan Milošević
11   FW Milan Lučić
12   GK Miloš Ostojić
15   MF Nemanja Glavčić
16   MF Jovan Lazić
17   FW Stefan Denković
18   MF David Dunđerski
19   FW Stefan Šormaz
21   DF Andrija Vukčević
23   FW Nemanja Obradović
No. Position Player
25   GK Ivan Dokić
26   MF Andrija Milić
27   DF Slađan Rakić
28   MF Bassey Inyang Howells
31   MF Milan Marčić
39   MF Tim Chow
66   DF Nikola Popović
96   GK Ivan Lučić
––   GK Vojin Stajković
––   DF Ensar Brunčević
––   DF Draško Đorđević
––   DF Luka Cucin
––   MF Nemanja Mladenović
––   MF Đorđe Radovanović
––   MF Lazar Tufegdžić
––   FW Nikola Lakčević

Players with multiple nationalitiesEdit


For recent transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers winter 2018–19. For summer transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers summer 2018.

Notable playersEdit

ManagersEdit

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ gradsubotica.co.rs (in Serbian)
  2. ^ FK Spartak ZV at srpskistadioni.in.rs
  3. ^ "Champions 1946". crvenazvezdafk.com. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  4. ^ "First Team". FK Spartak Subotica official website. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Licensed for UEFA Europa League". UEFA. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Licensed for the Serbian SuperLiga". superliga.rs. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  7. ^ Od Zone do Zone by Radiša Dragićević, page 37 (in Serbian)

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