FK Spartak Subotica
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."
|Full name||Fudbalski klub Spartak Subotica|
|Nickname(s)||Golubovi (The Pigeons)|
|Founded||21 April 1945|
|Ground||Subotica City Stadium, Subotica|
|Head coach||Vladimir Gaćinović|
|2018–19||Serbian Superliga, 10th|
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 Yugoslav Railways.
Spartak's fans are known as Marinci (Marines), which were formed in early 1989.
Subotica City Stadium (Gradski stadion) 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
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.
|3./4. place||Hungary||Vasas||0–2||Porto Sant'Elpidio|
- Qualified for Europe in 2 seasons
|2010–11||Europa League||QR2||Differdange 03||2–0||3–3||5–3|
National Championships – 1
- People's Republic of Serbia League (Vojvodina group)
- Winners (1): 1945–46
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 2019.
- To appear in this section a player must have either:
- Played at least 80 games for the club.
- Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
- Played at least one international match for their national team at any time.
- Milan Jovanić
- Andrija Kaluđerović
- Dejan Kekezović
- Ognjen Koroman
- Zoran Ljubinković
- Predrag Mijić
- Igor Popović
- Dejan Rončević
- Vojo Ubiparip
- Vladimir Veselinov
- Nemanja Vidić
- Nikola Žigić
- Miloš Cetina
- Zvonko Ćirić
- Zoran Dimitrijević
- Milorad Đukanović
- Miloš Glončak
- Lajoš Jakovetić
- Gojko Janjić
- Senad Karač
- Zoltan Kujundžić
- Zoran Kuntić
- Slobodan Kustudić
- Ranko Leškov
- Dušan Maravić
- Dragan Miranović
- Tihomir Ognjanov
- Bela Palfi
- Antal Puhalak
- Zvonko Rašić
- Antun Rudinski
- Živko Slijepčević
- Dimitrije Stefanović
- Miloš Stojiljković
- Slobodan Šujica
- Jožef Takač
- Antal Tapiška
- Tomislav Taušan
- Tim Chow
- Ivo Šeparović
- Dejan Antonić
- Zsombor Kerekes
- István Nyers
- Flórián Urbán
- Maxim Fedin
- Nikola Drinčić
- Vladimir Jovović
- Mladen Kašćelan
- Nemanja Nikolić
- Savo Pavićević
- Milan Purović
- Janko Tumbasević
- Nikola Vujović
For the list of all current and former players with Wikipedia article, please see: Category:FK Spartak Subotica players.
- Ilija Rajković (19??–60)
- Tihomir Ognjanov
- Milan Živadinović (1974–1975)
- Ljupko Petrović (Jan 7, 1987 – July 1, 1988)
- Milutin Sredojević (July 1, 2000 – June 30, 2001)
- Ranko Popović (July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009)
- Zoran Milinković (July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010)
- Dragan Miranović (July 1, 2010 – Nov 14, 2010)
- Ilija Dobrić (caretaker) (Nov 14, 2010 – Dec 17, 2010)
- Ljubomir Ristovski (Dec 17, 2010 – June 3, 2011)
- Zoran Njeguš (7 June 2011 – 3 Feb 2012)
- Zoran Milinković (Feb 6, 2012 – Sept 3, 2012)
- Zoran Marić (Sept 4, 2012 – Sept 8, 2012)
- Petar Kurćubić (Sept 10, 2012 – 1 Oct 1, 2013)
- Dragi Kanatlarovski (Oct 1, 2013 – June 2, 2014)
- Stevan Mojsilović (June 2, 2014 – Oct 23, 2015)
- Andrey Chernyshov (Oct 31, 2015 – May 31, 2017)
- Aleksandar Veselinović (June 5, 2017 – Apr 8, 2018)
- Vladimir Gaćinović (Apr 9, 2018 – Oct 1, 2018)
- Predrag Rogan (Oct 2, 2018 – June, 6 2019)
- Vladimir Gaćinović (June 6, 2019 – present)
Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsorsEdit
- gradsubotica.co.rs (in Serbian)
- FK Spartak ZV Archived 22 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine at srpskistadioni.in.rs
- "Champions 1946". crvenazvezdafk.com. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
- "First Team". FK Spartak Subotica official website. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
- "Licensed for UEFA Europa League". UEFA. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
- "Licensed for the Serbian SuperLiga". superliga.rs. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
- Od Zone do Zone by Radiša Dragićević, page 37 (in Serbian)