FK Spartak Subotica

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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.

Spartak Subotica
Spartak Subotica.svg
Full nameFudbalski klub Spartak Subotica
Nickname(s)Golubovi (The Pigeons)
Founded21 April 1945; 75 years ago (1945-04-21)
GroundSubotica City Stadium, Subotica
PresidentDragan Simović
Head coachVladimir Buač
LeagueSerbian SuperLiga
2019–20Serbian Superliga, 7th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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." However, the practice of adopting a sponsorship name returned in 2018 with the club accepting sponsorship from a vinary and renaming itself Spartak Ždrepčeva krv after the name of the popular wine brand produced in Serbia.

Some famous players to have represented the club over its history include : Nemanja Vidic who would go on to become a Manchester United legend, Nikola Zigic who would go on to play successfully in Spain and England, Ognjen Koroman who would go on to play for Serbia/Montenegro at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and forge a successful career across Europe, Andrija Kaluđerović who would play in many countries across the world and club legend Vidak Bratic who represented the club on numerous occasions.



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).

However, football in Subotica has long tradition. During the pre-WWII period, the city was the seat of the Subotica Football Subassociation, one of the subassociations which existed within the Yugoslav Football Association, and which organised league competitions whose winners qualified for the Yugoslav championship where the national champion was decided. Subotica was home to 3 major clubs that made it to the Yugoslav championship before 1941: Bačka, SAND and ŽAK Subotica. Bačka has further more the record of being the oldest football club in the entire territory of former Yugoslavia.

When Second World War started in 1941 in Yugoslavia, Subotica was invaded by the Axis forces and incorporated into Hungary with its clubs being included in the Hungarian league system. At the end of the war Yugoslavia took control again of Subotica. Some clubs such as SAND were dissolved, others like Bačka kept existing although played a much lesser role from then on, and, some new were formed, like Radnički or Građanski. ŽAK Subotica kept being active for a while, however, their main sponsor, the Yugoslav Railways, decided to dissolve it and form a new club in its place which would be named "Spartak" which was the nickname of a legendary athlete from Subotica and World War II Yugoslav Partisans commander Jovan Mikić – Spartak. Besides the players, the stadium, the colors and the fans, Spartak also inherited from ŽAK the tradition of being backed by the Yugoslav Railways.[1]

1946 to 2006Edit

During the period of socialist Yugoslavia, Spartak was a regular participant either in Yugoslav First or Second leagues. Although never won thee national championship, they were a feared adversary known for both, producing good homeground players that archived quality careers domestically and abroad, and also bringing talented players from regions all around Yugoslavia. Spartak also contributed with a number of players for the national team. During this period, the highlight was their presence as losing finalist of the 1961–62 Yugoslav Cup.

Spartak was cup finalist again, in the 1993–94 FR Yugoslavia Cup. By then the old SFR Yugoslavia broke-up and FR Yugoslavia formed by Serbia and Montenegro took its place. Spartak was a regular participant of the First League of FR Yugoslavia all way until 1999–2000 season when they were relegated and a period of crisis started.

During the first decade of the new millennium the club went downhills all way until 2008 when they merged with FK Zlatibor Voda from neighbouring town of Horgoš. Playing under the name FK Spartak Zlatibor Voda, the club started recouvering finally reaching its come-back to top tier when they promoted to the 2009–10 Serbian SuperLiga.

2006 till nowadaysEdit

Spartak’s biggest success since Serbia restored its name as country in 2006, came in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds. They first defeated Northen Irish club Coleraine F.C. in Round 1, then went on to achieve what is considered their brightest moment in club history defeating Czech powerhouse AC Sparta Prague over two legs. They would eventually be eliminated from the UEFA Europa League in the 3rd qualifying round losing to Danish club Brøndby IF over two leagues.[2]


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


Subotica City Stadium (Gradski stadion[3]) 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


National Championships – 1

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

Yugoslav Cup:


For recent transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers summer 2020.

Current squadEdit

As of 15 October 2020[5][6][7]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   MNE Mišo Dubljanić
3 DF   JPN Noboru Shimura
4 MF   SRB Branimir Jočić
5 DF   SRB Mihajlo Ivančević
6 DF   SRB Nemanja Tekijaški
7 MF   SRB Nikola Srećković
9 FW   SRB Stefan Šormaz
10 DF   SRB Stefan Milošević
11 MF   MNE Nikša Vujanović
12 GK   RUS Andrei Sorokin
14 MF   SRB Vladan Vidaković
15 DF   SRB Nemanja Branković
17 FW   MNE Stefan Denković
18 MF   SRB David Dunđerski
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 FW   SRB Srđan Hristić
23 MF   SRB Mile Savković
25 GK   SRB Ivan Dokić
28 FW   SRB Mihajlo Baić
29 MF   SRB Lazar Tufegdžić
30 DF   SRB Aleksa Urošević
31 MF   SRB Milan Marčić
33 DF   BIH Aleksandar Vidović
39 DF   SRB Ognjen Mažić
48 MF   SRB Aleksa Đurasović
77 FW   SRB Luka Bijelović
90 FW   SRB Strahinja Jovanović
99 GK   BIH Filip Dujmović

Players with multiple nationalitiesEdit

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   SRB Nikola Tripković (at   Inđija)

Notable playersEdit

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.

For the list of all current and former players with Wikipedia article, please see: Category:FK Spartak Subotica players.


Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsorsEdit


  1. ^ (in Serbian)
  2. ^ "Spartak se odbranio i srušio Spartu!". (in Serbian). 2 August 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. ^ FK Spartak ZV Archived 22 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine at
  4. ^ "Champions 1946". Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  5. ^ "First Team". FK Spartak Subotica official website. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Licensed for UEFA Europa League". UEFA. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Licensed for the Serbian SuperLiga". Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  8. ^ Od Zone do Zone by Radiša Dragićević, page 37 (in Serbian)

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