FK Zvezdara

FK Zvezdara (Serbian Cyrillic: ФК Звездара) is a football club based in Zvezdara, Belgrade, Serbia. They currently compete in the Serbian League Belgrade, the third level of the national league system.

Zvezdara
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Full nameFK Zvezdara
Nickname(s)Bulke (The Poppies)
Founded1951; 70 years ago (1951)
2002; 19 years ago (2002) (refounded)
GroundStadion FK Zvezdara
Capacity1,000
PresidentDragan Palibrk
Head coachIgor Savić
LeagueSerbian League Belgrade
2019–20Serbian League Belgrade, 2nd of 16

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on 10 March 1951 as FK Bulbulderac.[1] They spent the following decade competing in the local leagues of Belgrade.[1] In 1960, the club changed its name to BSK and continued playing in the lower leagues for another decade.[1] They later changed their name to OFK Zvezdara in 1974.[1]

After the breakup of Yugoslavia, the club started to climb up the national league pyramid, gaining promotion to the third tier in 1993. They spent the next two seasons in the Serbian League North (1993–94 and 1994–95), placing second and third respectively. Following the assassination of its president Miodrag Nikšić in July 1995,[2] the club finished second in the newly formed Serbian League Belgrade in the 1995–96 season and earned promotion to the Second League of FR Yugoslavia.[3]

The club played in the Second League for five seasons between 1996 and 2001, narrowly missing promotion on two occasions (1997–98 and 1998–99).[3] They eventually won first place in Group East in the 2000–01 season and took promotion to the First League for the first time in history.[4][5] However, after the murder of its president Branislav Trojanović in July 2001,[6] the club went through an ownership crisis.[7][8] As a result, they were promptly relegated from the top flight, finishing 16th out of 18 in their debut appearance.[4][9] The club eventually merged with Srem, which continued to compete in the 2002–03 Second League of Serbia and Montenegro.[10]

Shortly after the club's folding, a group of supporters created a new club called FK Bulbulderac, continuing the tradition of the former club.[1] They gained promotion to the Belgrade First League in 2007 and later to the Belgrade Zone League in 2010.[1] On 12 July 2013, the club changed its name to FK Zvezdara.[1] After spending eight seasons in the fourth tier, they earned promotion to the Serbian League Belgrade in 2018.

HonoursEdit

Second League of FR Yugoslavia (Tier 2)

SeasonsEdit

Season League Cup
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos
  Serbia and Montenegro
1992–93 4 – Belgrade 30 17 9 4 53 27 43 3rd
1993–94 3 – North 34 17 13 4 54 20 47 2nd
1994–95 3 – North 34 21 10 3 73 22 73 3rd
1995–96 3 – Belgrade 34 23 6 5 63 22 75 2nd
1996–97 2 – East 34 14 7 13 47 33 49 6th
1997–98 2 – East 34 20 5 9 57 27 65 2nd
1998–99[a] 2 – East 21 13 3 5 47 18 42 3rd
1999–2000 2 – North 34 19 4 11 54 37 61 4th
2000–01 2 – East 34 29 3 2 97 20 90 1st
2001–02 1 34 7 8 19 35 64 29 16th[b]
  Serbia
2006–07 6 – Belgrade 32 21 7 4 88 27 70 2nd
2007–08 5 – Belgrade 34 13 8 13 50 44 47 10th
2008–09 5 – Belgrade 34 16 7 11 51 33 55 5th
2009–10 5 – Belgrade 34 24 6 4 82 34 78 2nd
2010–11 4 – Belgrade 34 10 11 13 38 47 41 10th
2011–12 4 – Belgrade 34 13 10 11 46 43 49 7th
2012–13 4 – Belgrade 32 13 7 12 38 39 46 9th
2013–14 4 – Belgrade 30 10 11 9 36 30 41 8th
2014–15 4 – Belgrade 28 10 5 13 32 48 35 9th
2015–16 4 – Belgrade 28 8 8 12 24 36 32 9th
2016–17 4 – Belgrade 30 12 10 8 36 36 46 6th
2017–18 4 – Belgrade 30 21 5 4 68 26 68 2nd
2018–19 3 – Belgrade 30 12 7 11 36 38 43 8th
2019–20 3 – Belgrade 17 9 2 6 38 26 29 2nd
Notes
  1. ^ The season was cut short due to the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
  2. ^ The club ceased to exist after merging with Srem at the end of the 2001–02 season. However, a phoenix club was formed shortly afterwards.

Notable playersEdit

National team players[11]

For a list of all FK Zvezdara players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:FK Zvezdara players.

Managerial historyEdit

Period Name
2001   Nenad Stavrić
2001–2002   Vlada Tomić
2002   Velimir Đorđević
2002   Stanislav Karasi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Istorija" (in Serbian). FK Zvezdara. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Ubijen kroz prozor" (in Serbian). Blic. 26 April 2001. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b "RAT, RASPAD SFR JUGOSLAVIJE, SANKCIJE" (in Serbian). FSG Zrenjanin. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b "SISTEM TAKMIČENJA 2000.-2006" (in Serbian). FSG Zrenjanin. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Zvezdara u superlativima" (in Serbian). Glas javnosti. 19 June 2001. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Ubici smetali uspeh i bogatstvo" (in Serbian). Glas javnosti. 22 July 2001. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Danas tačka na agoniju u FK Zvezdara" (in Serbian). Glas javnosti. 4 March 2002. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Još jedna dama - predsednik" (in Serbian). Glas javnosti. 8 March 2002. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Partizan novi šampion" (in Serbian). Glas javnosti. 6 June 2002. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Otpor pita Piksija" (in Serbian). NIN. 1 August 2002. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Zvezdara Beograd". National Football Teams. Retrieved 13 August 2019.

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