NK Bosna Visoko
|Full name||Nogometni Klub Bosna Visoko|
|Nickname(s)||Faraoni (The Pharaohs)|
|Founded||1953, after merging|
Jadran (1923) and Radnički (1934)
|Ground||Stadion Luke, Visoko|
|League||Second League of FBiH - Center|
|2018–19||First League of FBiH, 16th (relegated)|
Currently, Bosna plays in the Second League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Center and plays its home matches on Stadion Luke which has a capacity of 5,200 seats.
The club's greatest success was in the late 1990's. Guided by manager Ivo Ištuk, Bosna won the Bosnian Cup, Bosnian Supercup and made great results in the First League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, even almost winning it in the 1997–98 season.
NK Bosna was founded in 1953 in the city of Visoko with the merging of local sides NK Jadran (1923) and NK Radnički (1934) into a single club. After spending a decade in the third-tier, the club got promoted to the Yugoslav Second League in 1963, which was the club's biggest achievement in the former Yugoslavia.
Success and downfallEdit
The club had its biggest success in the late 1990's under the guidance of current manager Ivo Ištuk. In the 1997–98 First League of Bosnia and Herzegovina season, the club finished the first round on 1st place, but did not win the whole league as it succumbed in the group stage play-offs. The next season, Bosna had great success, as it won the 1998–99 Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup, the first trophy in the club's history and the next season, won the Bosnian Supercup in 1999.
After years of playing in the First League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the 1999–00 league season, Bosna got relegated to the First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In the 2000–01 season, alongside HNK Grude, Bosna got promoted back to the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After two seasons of Premier League football, in the 2002–03 season, Bosna finished on last place and got relegated once again to the First League of FBiH.
Since getting relegated from the top tier of Bosnian football again in May 2003, Bosna mostly played in the First League of FBiH, with three seasons of them also playing in the Second League of FBiH (center) (2011–12, 2013–14 and 2014–15) and the fourth (2019–20) season to be played.
For a short period, from January to May 2013, 17 years after leaving Bosna, Ivo Ištuk, the club's most successful manager in history came back to the club and managed the club in that period.
On 5 August 2014, Bosna and FK Sarajevo signed a cooperation agreement by which Sarajevo will loan its talented youngsters to the Visoko-based side and will have first-buy rights on all NK Bosna players. By signing this agreement, Bosna de facto became Sarajevo's farm team. The agreement was signed by Adis Hajlovac and Mirza Laletović on behalf of Bosna, and Abdulah Ibraković on behalf of Sarajevo.
In the 2016–17 First League of FBiH season, Bosna throughout the whole season held 1st place and were really close to coming back to the Bosnian Premier League, but at the end of the season they failed to finish 1st as bad results costed them the promotion. At the end they finished 2nd, six points off champions NK GOŠK Gabela and only two points more than 3rd place FK Tuzla City, at that time still known as FK Sloga Simin Han.
On 5 April 2017, almost four years after leaving the club, Ivo Ištuk once again came back to Bosna and became the new manager. In July 2019, he left the club after over two years as its manager.
|1994–95||First League of Bosnia and Herzegovina
|First League of Bosnia and Herzegovina
|1996–97||First League of Bosnia and Herzegovina||30||16||6||8||60||29||54||3rd|
|1997–98||First League of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosniaks First League
|First League of Bosnia and Herzegovina
|1998–99||First League of Bosnia and Herzegovina||30||18||2||10||50||21||56||2nd||Winners|
|1999–00||First League of Bosnia and Herzegovina||30||10||6||14||34||36||36||12th ↓||2RU|
|Current format of Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|2000–01||First League of FBiH||32||21||5||6||69||24||68||2nd ↑||R32|
|2001–02||Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina||30||11||6||13||33||48||39||12th||QF|
|2002–03||Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina||38||4||1||33||28||107||13||20th ↓||R32|
|2003–04||First League of FBiH||30||11||6||13||37||47||39||11th|
|2004–05||First League of FBiH||30||11||4||15||27||38||37||13th|
|2005–06||First League of FBiH||30||14||4||12||39||38||46||9th|
|2006–07||First League of FBiH||30||13||2||15||35||42||41||10th||R32|
|2007–08||First League of FBiH||30||13||4||13||41||39||43||10th|
|2008–09||First League of FBiH||30||15||4||11||47||26||49||3rd|
|2009–10||First League of FBiH||30||13||2||13||47||41||41||6th|
|2010–11||First League of FBiH||30||12||5||13||39||44||41||13th ↓|
|2012–13||First League of FBiH||28||9||6||13||28||37||33||13th ↓|
|2015–16||First League of FBiH||30||15||2||13||47||36||47||4th|
|2016–17||First League of FBiH||30||15||5||10||39||29||50||2nd|
|2017–18||First League of FBiH||30||10||7||13||42||49||37||10th||R32|
|2018–19||First League of FBiH||30||3||3||24||16||68||12||16th ↓||R32|
|2019–20||Second League of FBiH - Center||3||1||0||2||5||4||0||10th|
- As of match played 31 August 2019
- First League of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
- Winners (1): 1997–98 (First Round)
- First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
- Winners (1): 1995–96 (north)
- Runners-up (1): 2016–17
- Second League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
- Winners (2): 2011–12 (center), 2014–15 (center)
- As of 19 July 2019
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Players with multiple nationalitiesEdit
Last updated: 3 July 2019
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