OFK Sinđelić Niš

OFK Sinđelić Niš (Serbian Cyrillic: ОФК Синђелић Ниш) is a football club based in Niš, Serbia. They compete in the Zone League Centre, the fourth tier of the national league system.

Sinđelić Niš
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Full nameOFK Sinđelić Niš
Nickname(s)Sinđa
Founded1918; 104 years ago (1918)
GroundStadion u Durlanu
Capacity750
PresidentZoran Anđelković
Head coachZoran Dimitrijević
LeagueZone League Centre
2020–21Serbian League East, 10th of 20 (relegated)

HistoryEdit

Founded in 1918, the club initially competed in a local league organized by the Niš Football Subassociation, winning the title in the competition's inaugural 1932 season.

After the breakup of Yugoslavia, the club won the newly formed Serbian League Niš in the 1995–96 season and took promotion to the Second League of FR Yugoslavia. They placed second from the bottom in Group East in their debut appearance and were instantly relegated from the second tier.[1] Between 1997 and 2004, the club played in the third tier, including six seasons in the Serbian League Niš and one in the Serbian League East. They subsequently won the Niš Zone League in 2004–05, thus returned to the third tier.[2]

The club achieved one of the biggest results in its history by reaching the quarter-finals of the 2007–08 Serbian Cup, but eventually lost 5–1 to Partizan.[3] After finishing as runners-up in the 2007–08 Serbian League East, they finished as champions in the 2009–10 season and earned promotion to the Serbian First League. The club placed fifth in its debut appearance in the second tier of Serbian football. They also repeated their best result in the national cup by reaching the quarter-finals of the 2010–11 Serbian Cup, when they were again eliminated by Partizan after losing 4–0.[4] The club was relegated from the First League in the 2011–12 season.[5]

Between 2012 and 2021, the club played in the Serbian League East for eight seasons. They marked their 100th anniversary in October 2018.[6]

HonoursEdit

Serbian League Niš / Serbian League East (Tier 3)

Niš Zone League (Tier 4)

  • 2004–05

Notable playersEdit

This is a list of players who have played at full international level.[7]

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

Managerial historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RAT, RASPAD SFR JUGOSLAVIJE, SANKCIJE" (in Serbian). fsgzrenjanin.com. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Serbia and Montenegro 2004/05". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Goleada u Humskoj" (in Serbian). politika.rs. 19 March 2008. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Stanojević: „Niš se budi"" (in Serbian). b92.net. 10 November 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  5. ^ "SISTEM TAKMIČENJA 2006.-2012" (in Serbian). fsgzrenjanin.com. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
  6. ^ "Sinđelić na rođendan izgubio od Radničkog" (in Serbian). juznevesti.com. 18 October 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
  7. ^ "Sinđelić Niš". national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 26 December 2021.

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