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FK Sutjeska Nikšić

FK Sutjeska
Full name Fudbalski klub Sutjeska (Sutjeska Football Club)
Nickname(s) Plavo-bijeli (The Blue-Whites),
Plavi (The Blues)
Founded 1920 (94 years ago)
Ground City stadium “Kraj Bistrice”
Nikšić, Montenegro
Ground Capacity 5,214[1]
President Ranko Jovović
Manager Aleksandar Nedović
League Telekom 1. CFL
2014–15 2nd
Website Club home page
Active sport clubs of Sutjeska
Football Basketball Volleyball
Handball Athletics Shooting
Judo Handball Women Boxing
Tennis

FK Sutjeska is a football club from Nikšić, Montenegro, currently competing in the Telekom 1. CFL. Its colours are blue and white. FK Sutjeska is a part of the Sutjeska sport society based in the same city. The club was established in 1920, but has been known by its current name since 1945.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Honours 2
  • Youth program 3
  • Sutjeska in Europe 4
    • UEFA ranking 4.1
  • Stadium 5
  • Current squad 6
  • Former players 7
  • Technical staff 8
  • Club management 9
  • Notable coaches 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12

History

The first name of the club upon its establishment was SK Obilić, but in 1927 changed its name to SK Hajduk. Later though (before World War II began), the club changed its name to SK Hercegovac. As the Second World War raged in the territories of Yugoslavia, the club's name was changed in 1945 to Sutjeska in honour of Yugoslav communists killed in the Battle of Sutjeska.

Sutjeska made its debut in the

  • Official website
  • Official Facebook
  • Football Association of Montenegro
  • UEFA.com profile

External links

  1. ^ Upravni Odbor Sutjeska. "Stadion". 
  2. ^ Sutjeska from Niksic – Loved by the city – Vijesti Arhiva (2004) (In Serbian)
  3. ^ Annabet – Sutjeska – Racing FC Union Luxembourg 3:0
  4. ^ MTZ-Ripo Minsk – Sutjeska 2:1 (uefa.com)
  5. ^ [2] UEFA: Sutjeska hold nerve to lift first Montenegrin crown  – June 1, 2013
  6. ^ Никшић Град и људи – Трагом старих фотографијa 1944–1970. Page 116. By Maksim Vujacic. 1996
  7. ^ Sutjeska colts racing like thoroughbreds – May 6, 2009 UEFA.com

References

Notable coaches

Club management

Technical staff

For the list of former and current players with WorldHeritage article, please see Category:FK Sutjeska Nikšić players.

Former players

No. Position Player
1 GK Vukašin Poleksić Captain
31 GK Suad Ličina
15 DF Nikola Popović
16 DF Nikola Stijepović
22 DF Aleksandar Šofranac
24 DF Igor Ćuković
4 MF Srđa Kosović
7 MF Lazar Martinović
8 MF Stevan Kovačević
10 MF Darko Karadžić
19 MF Stefan Lončar
No. Position Player
21 MF Miloš Vučić
26 MF Matija Vujović
28 MF Stefan Stefanović
30 MF Marko Vučić
 — MF Boris Bulajić
 — MF Masaki Iinuma
9 FW Vladan Karadžić
11 FW Filip Vorotović
50 FW Šaleta Kordić
99 FW Dejan Zarubica
 — FW Žarko Grbović
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
As of 1 September 2015

Current squad

City stadium “Kraj Bistrice” boasts a capacity of 5,214 seats. The grass surface is non-artificial and is surrounded by an athletic track. Located around the building is a spacious parking lot. The sports complex adjacent to the stadium is a modern training field with synthetic surface and a mini auditorium space.

Stadium

Rank Team Points
322 FC Irtysh 3.300
323 FC Tobol 3.300
324 FK Rudar 3.225
325 FK Sutjeska 3.225
326 HB Tórshavn 3.225
327 HŠK Zrinjski 3.175
As of 7 August 2015

UEFA ranking

  • 1R: First round
  • 2R: Second round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
Notes
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Racing FC 3–0 1–1 4–1
2R Tampere United 0–0 0–1 0–1
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 1Q FC Partizan Minsk 1–1 1–2(aet) 2–3
2013–14 UEFA Champions League 2Q FC Sheriff 0–5 1–1 1–6
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 2Q FC Sheriff 0–3 0–2 0–5
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Debreceni VSC 2–0 0–3 2–3

Sutjeska in Europe

Most notably, Sutjeska was the club in which the famous Juventus F.C. former striker Mirko Vučinić began his career.[7]

In 2010, Sutjeska's cadet team (for under-17 players) were champions of Montenegro in the country's U-17 league. During the same year, Sutjeska's U-19 team won the Gallipoli Cup in Italy, one of the most prestigious international tournaments for players of this age group. The U-19 teams of U.S. Lecce, A.S. Bari, FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, and FC Krylia Sovetov Samara all competed for the title which Sutjeska's youth team won.

In 1976, a notably talented generation of the youth team became the champions of Yugoslavia; the team included names that would later turn to be successful soccer players like Brajan Nenezić, Mojaš Radonjić, and Pero Giljen. Interestingly, Pero's own son Vladan Giljen became a successful goalkeeper after learning his trade in Sutjeska. Four years after the famed 1976 generation made its first mark in Yugoslav football, Sutjeska won the Yugoslav Cup in 1980 – becoming the only Yugoslav club at the time to have won both trophies.

Sutjeska's youth academy is one of the most famous and recognized in Montenegro along with that of FK Budućnost. The first Sutjeska player to have been selected for the Yugoslav national team was Vojin Lazarević, who would later have a bright career with Red Star Belgrade. Lazarević was capped by the Yugoslav senior side in a friendly match against Romania in 1964 while still playing in Nikšić.[6]

Mirko Vučinić began his career at Sutjeska.

Youth program

Telekom 1. CFL

Honours

In the 2013–14 season, the second time in a row, Sutjeska won the title, becoming the first club from the founding of the League where it is managed, participated in the second qualifying round for UEFA Champions League 2014-15 and again failed against FC Sheriff.

On June 1, 2013, after winning against FK Lovćen on the final day of the season, Sutjeska lifted five points clear of challengers FK Budućnost and won the Telekom 1. CFL title for the first time in club history and participated in qualifying for UEFA Champions League 2013-14.[5] In the second qualifying round, against Moldavian champion FC Sheriff, Sutjeska won a great tie in Tiraspol, but at home could not withstand tremendous pressure and was defeated.

Even after the breakup of SFR Yugoslavia, Sutjeska remained at the top football league in subsequent-state FR Yugoslavia. After a great season in 2003, Sutjeska had a notable appearance in European competition in which they eliminated Racing FC Union Luxembourg in the UEFA Intertoto Cup.[3] Following Montenegrin independence, the team made the final of the Montenegrin Cup. The club finished in third place of the T-Com 1. CFL in the 2008–09 season and participated in the qualification rounds for the UEFA Europa League, where they were eliminated by FC Partizan Minsk from Belarus.[4]

[2]

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