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Football Association of Yugoslavia

The Football Association of Yugoslavia (FSJ) (Serbian: Фудбалски савез Југославије / Fudbalski savez Jugoslavije, Croatian: Nogometni savez Jugoslavije; Bosnian: Fudbalski savez Jugoslavije; Slovene: Nogometna zveza Jugoslavije; Macedonian: Фудбалски Сојуз на Југославија, romanizedFudbalski Sojuz na Jugoslavija) was the governing body of football in Yugoslavia, based in Belgrade, with a major administrative branch in Zagreb.

Football Association of Yugoslavia
UEFA
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Founded15 April 1919
FIFA affiliation1923
UEFA affiliation1954
Presidentnone

It organized the Yugoslav First League, the Yugoslavia national football team, and the Second Leagues of all six former Yugoslav republics.

Football Association of Serbia inherited Yugoslavia spot within FIFA and UEFA and it is considered by both organisations as the only successor of Yugoslavia.[1][2][3]

HistoryEdit

It was formed in April 1919 in Zagreb under the Croatian name Jugoslavenski nogometni savez. The FA became the temporary member of FIFA on 4 May 1921 and permanent member on 20 May 1923. The name later changed to Nogometni savez Jugoslavije. After disagreements between the Zagreb and Belgrade subassociations in 1929, the Assembly of Football Association of Yugoslavia was dissolved in 1929, subsequently with the 6 January Dictatorship; the association headquarters moved to Belgrade next year, on 16 March 1930 where the organisation modified its name to Serbian Fudbalski Savez Jugoslavije.[4]

During this time there were several subassociations which organized football on the regional level. These were:[5]

On 1 October 1939, the association was reestablished as the Supreme Football Association of Yugoslavia (Vrhovni nogometni savez Jugoslavije), which was made up of the associations: the Slovenian Football Federation (Slovenska nogometna zveza) covering the Drava Banovina, the Croatian Football Federation (Hrvatski nogometni savez) covering the Banovina of Croatia, and the Serbian Football Federation (Srpski loptački savez) covering the remainder of the state. In this new created association is formed new subassociation: Sušak Football Subassociation (January 1940) and Maribor and Celje Football Subassociation (in late 1940). In 1954 Football Association of Yugoslavia became the member of UEFA.

In 1991, the SFR Yugoslavia dissolved, but the republics of Serbia and Montenegro reconstituted a union under the name FR Yugoslavia, claiming the succession of the former Yugoslavia exclusively for themselves, including the football association, so they kept the football association along with its membership in FIFA and UEFA. The Football Association of Yugoslavia was replaced by the Football Association of Serbia and Montenegro in 2003, when the nation changed their name to Serbia and Montenegro.

List of presidentsEdit

  • Hinko Würth (1919–1920)
  • Ante Jakovac (1920–1921)
  • Ivo Lipovšćak (1921–1923)
  • Miroslav Petanjek (1923)
  • Veljko Ugrinić (1923–1924)
  • Hinko Würth (1924)
  • Kazimir Kremedić (1924–1925)
  • Ivo Lipovšćak (1925–1927)
  • Dragan Vučković (1927)
  • Ljubomir Dermakis (1927)
  • Vatroslav Krčelić (1927–1928) (interim)
  • Ante Pandaković (1928–1930)
  • Janko Šafarik (1930–1931)
  • Zarija Marković (1931–1932)
  • Božidar Todorović (1932–1934)
  • Miodrag Filipović (1934–1935)
  • Ljubomir Radovanović (1935–1937)
  • Mihajlo Andrejević (1937–1941)
  • Milorad Arsenijević (1946–1948)
  • Ratomir Dugonjić (1948–1951)
  • Veljko Zeković (1951–1952)
  • Dragomir Nikolić (1952–1953)
  • Ratomir Dugonjić (1953)
  • Branko Pešić (1953–1955)
  • Ratomir Dugonjić (1955–1956)
  • Branko Pešić (1956–1957)
  • Dušan Đurđić (1957–1964)
  • Aleksandar Jovančević (1964–1965) (interim)
  • Boško Baškot (1965–1967)
  • Dragoljub Kirčanski (1967–1971)
  • Luka Bajakić (1971–1973)
  • Pavle Davkov (1973–1974)
  • Pero Korobar (1974–1976)
  • Tone Florijančić (1976–1978)
  • Ševćet Mustafa (1978–1980)
  • Dimo Hanović (1980) (interim)
  • Milan Brajević (1980–1981)
  • Tomaš Tomašević (1981–1982)
  • Draško Popović (1982–1984)
  • Janko Pejanović (1984–1986)
  • Slavko Šajber (1986–1987)
  • Antun Čilić (1987–1988)
  • Tomislav Filipovski (1988–1990)
  • Marko Ilešić (1990–1991)

Football associations of successor countriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ History Archived 2011-12-27 at the Wayback Machine at FSS official website, Retrieved 4 October 2012 (in Serbian)
  2. ^ Serbia at FIFA official website
  3. ^ News: Serbia at UEFA official website, published 1 January 2011, Retrieved 4 October 2012
  4. ^ Фудбалски Савез Србије - HISTORY Archived April 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ (in Serbian) Srbijasport Fudbalski Savez Srbije
  7. ^ (in Serbian) Pokrajinski sekretarijat za sport i omladinu Archived 2012-03-16 at the Wayback Machine