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FK Vojvodina

Vojvodina Novi Sad
FK Vojvodina's crest
Full name Fudbalski Klub Vojvodina Novi Sad
Nickname(s) Voša
Lale (Tulips)
Stara dama (The Old Lady)
Crveno-beli (The Red & Whites)
Founded 6 March 1914 (1914-03-06)
Ground Karađorđe Stadium, Novi Sad
Ground Capacity 14,458[1]
President Zoran Šćepanović
Head coach
League Serbian SuperLiga
2014–15 Serbian SuperLiga, 4th
Website Club home page

Fudbalski klub Vojvodina (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Војводина), commonly known as Vojvodina Novi Sad (Serbian pronunciation: ) or simply Vojvodina, is a professional Serbian football club based in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, the second largest city in Serbia, and one of the most popular clubs in the country.

In its long history, Vojvodina was one of the most successful clubs in the former Yugoslavia, winning two First League titles, in 1966 and 1989, was runners-up in 1957, 1962 and 1975, achieved the 3rd place in 1992 and finished as 5th in the competition's all-time table.[2] Vojvodina was also runners-up of the Yugoslav Cup in 1951. They won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 1976, the Mitropa Cup in 1977 and was also runners-up of the Mitropa Cup in 1957 and the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 1998 . From 1993 to 1997, Vojvodina achieved in the national championship the 3rd place five times in a row and was runners-up of the domestic cup in 1997. They were runners-up of the Serbian SuperLiga in 2009 and achieved the 3rd place in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Vojvodina was also runners-up of the Serbian Cup in 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2013. The first cup trophy Vojvodina won in 2014.

The club is the major part of the Vojvodina Novi Sad Sports Society and currently the third oldest football club in the Serbian SuperLiga and the most successful football club in Serbia next to the rivals Red Star Belgrade and Partizan Belgrade.


  • History 1
  • Club colours and crest 2
  • Stadium and training facility 3
    • Future development 3.1
  • Youth academy 4
  • Supporters 5
  • Honours 6
    • Domestic 6.1
    • International 6.2
    • Individual awards 6.3
  • Club records 7
    • Player records 7.1
    • Club all-time European record 7.2
      • UEFA ranking 7.2.1
      • Best results in European competitions 7.2.2
  • Current squad 8
    • Players with multiple nationalities 8.1
    • Out on loan 8.2
  • Technical staff 9
  • Club management 10
  • Notable players 11
  • Coaching history 12
  • Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors 13
    • Shirt sponsors and manufacturers 13.1
  • References 14
  • External links 15


On 6 March 1914, in Sava Šijakov’s weaving mill in the Temerinska Street 12, a group of students of the Serbs.[3] The club took the name Vojvodina, in order to emphasize the memory of the political-territorial unit of the Serbs in the "Serbian Vojvodina" in which the Serbs, at least on paper, get the same rights as all other citizens in the Habsburg Empire for which they have fought for years. The name Vojvodina means in Serbian a type of duchy, more specifically, a voivodeship. It derives from the word "vojvoda", and means "one who leads warriors" or "war leader".

Among the club founders on that day were the future textile industrialist Milenko Šijakov, the future university professor Vladimir Milićević, the future chemists Milenko Hinić, the future lawyers Radenko Rakić and Kamenko Ćirić, Gojko Tosić, Đorđe Živanov, Branko Gospođinački, the future doctor of law Kosta Hadži and others. The new club played its first match in the village of

  • Vojvodina Novi Sad at
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  • FK Vojvodina at UEFA

External links

  1. ^ FK Vojvodina – Stadium Karadjordje (Serbian)
  2. ^ Tabele-prvi-i-drugi-liga-Jugoslavije.html – Yugoslav first league all-time table
  3. ^ MTS Mondo, 6 March 2010
  4. ^ – Jedan jedini klub (1) – The one and only club (1)
  5. ^ 80 crveno belih godina by Vladimir Todorović and Miroslav Gavrilović, pag. 18 (Serbian)
  6. ^ – Vodja "milionera" – The leader of the "millionaires"
  7. ^ – Jedan jedini klub (1)
  8. ^ Vojvodina – Partizan 3:2 (18.12.1988)
  9. ^ Vojvodina – Dinamo 4:1 (1988/89)
  10. ^ Vojvodina – Hajudk Split 2:0 (14.08.1988)
  11. ^ Vojvodina – Red Star 3:1 (19.04.1989)
  12. ^ Vojvodina – Sloboda Tuzla 4:2 (1989)
  13. ^ Sampionska titula '89 – Vojvodina Novi Sad (Serbian)
  14. ^ – Jedan jedini klub (3)
  15. ^ UEFA Intertoto Cup final – FC Vojvodina 1–1 Werder Bremen
  16. ^ – Jedan jedini klub (3)
  17. ^ – Vošin "tim decenije"
  18. ^ – Jedan jedini klub (3)
  19. ^ – Sumorne devedesete – Gloomy nineties
  20. ^ – Jedan jedini klub (1)
  21. ^ – Karadjordje Stadium
  22. ^ – Stadion detaljno – Stadium details
  23. ^ "FC Vujadin Boškov". Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  24. ^ – Klub navijaca 1937 – Fan Club 1937
  25. ^ (Serbian) (English)
  26. ^ – The Firm – Vojvodina Novi Sad (English)
  27. ^ – Stara Garda – The Old Guard
  28. ^ – JSL: Izabran najbolji tim – JSL: Elected the best team
  29. ^ fk.vojvodina – Kralj strelaca
  30. ^ – Zanimljivosti – Interesting
  31. ^ Club coefficients 2013/14
  32. ^ "Team 2014/15". 
  33. ^ "Technical staff 2013/14". Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  34. ^ "Club management 2015/16". Retrieved 23 October 2015. 


Shirt sponsors and manufacturers

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors

Coaching history

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

  • Played at least 100 games in Serbian top league.
  • Played at least 80 games for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one international match for their national team at any time.
To appear in this section a player must have either:

Notable players

As of 23 October 2015[34]

Club management

As of 22 October 2015[33]

Technical staff

For recent transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers summer 2015.

No. Position Player
GK Emil Rockov (at Proleter Novi Sad)
DF Stefan Zogović (at Bačka Bačka Palanka)
MF Dragan Karanov (at Proleter Novi Sad)
No. Position Player
MF Aleksandar Desančić (at Proleter Novi Sad)
MF Lazar Zličić (at Proleter Novi Sad)
FW Lazar Veselinović (at Pohang Steelers)
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Out on loan

Players with multiple nationalities

No. Position Player
1 GK Srđan Žakula
2 DF Jovica Vasilić
3 DF Slaviša Radović
4 MF Mirko Ivanić (vice-captain)
5 DF Milko Novaković
6 DF Nino Pekarić (captain)
7 MF Aleksandar Stanisavljević
8 MF Darko Puškarić
9 FW Miljan Mrdaković
10 MF Aleksandar Paločević
11 MF Marko Vukčević
12 GK Nikola Perić
13 DF Radovan Pankov
14 DF Ivan Lakićević
15 DF Bojan Nastić
No. Position Player
16 MF Siniša Babić
19 DF Lazar Rosić
20 DF Nikola Antić
21 MF Nikola Kovačević
22 MF Marko Zoćević
24 MF Danilo Sekulić
25 GK Marko Kordić
26 DF Dominik Dinga
27 FW Milan Pavkov
28 MF Novica Maksimović
29 FW Saša Ćurko
31 FW Uroš Stamenić
51 FW Ognjen Ožegović
99 FW John Mary
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[32]

Current squad

Biggest win in UEFA competition:

Best results in European competitions

Rank Team Points
225 Maccabi Netanya FC 6.875
226 FC Baník Ostrava 6.870
227 Vojvodina Novi Sad 6.825
228 FC Midtjylland 6.760
229 FC Dinamo Minsk 6.725
As of 2 May 2014[31]

UEFA ranking

Competition P W D L GF GA GD
European Cup / Champions League 9 5 1 3 10 9 +1
UEFA Cup / Europa League 47 19 12 16 73 67 +6
UEFA Intertoto Cup 10 6 1 3 18 9 +9
Mitropa Cup 37 13 11 13 57 51 +6
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 23 9 6 8 27 22 +5
As of 9 August 2015

Club all-time European record

Player records

is Vojvodinas's record-holder by number of appearances (613 matches). The goal-scoring record-holder is striker Todor Veselinović, with 586 goals (of it 130 goals in the Yugoslav championship). He was also the top scorer of the Yugoslav league in 1956, 1957, 1958 and 1961. In addition, Vojvodina had two more top scorers in its history.[29] In 1993, Vesko Mihajlović with 22 goals and in 2010, Dragan Mrdja also with 22 goals. The first player of Vojvodina, who wore the representative jersey of Yugoslavia was Abraham Saraz Eugen in 1922, where he scored two goals in the match against Czechoslovakia.[30] Since then, numerous Vojvodina football players were in the Yugoslav national team and Todor Veselinović, Vujadin Boškov, Zdravko Rajkov, Dobrosav Krstić, Silvester Takač, Žarko Nikolić, Dobrivoje Trivić and Siniša Mihajlović (a former player of Inter Milan) are among them.

Radomir Krstić

Club records

Serbian SuperLiga Young Footballer of the Year

Serbian SuperLiga Footballer of the Year

Individual awards


National Cups – 1

National Championships – 2



[27] (English: Old Guard) and who are for more than 40 years in the east stand of the stadium.Stara Garda. The club also has a group of their oldest supporters, called the Vojvodina Novi Sad Sport Association, from where they fiercely support their club. Besides football, they also support other sport sections of the Karađorđe Stadium The Firmaši gather in the north stand of the [26] They are more known as ultras, not hooligans. However, they always protected the name and honour of FK Vojvodina, Novi Sad and Serbia, putting themselves against all who were not doing enough for the club.[25] One of the first organized supports of Vojvodina fans was recorded in 1931, at the away game against

The Firmaši during the UEFA Europa League away match against Rapid Wien in 2012.


Famous for its excellent football youth work, its good scout network, the modern club's FC Vujadin Boškov. The Vojvodina junior players were trained there by Milan training techniques and methods. In 2012, Vojvodina's team, led by coach Milan Kosanović, won the Serbian youth championship.

Miloš Krasić, former youth player of Vojvodina.

Youth academy

The FC Vujadin Boškov is the club's training facility and youth academy base. The sports complex is located in Veternik, Novi Sad and was named after football legend Vujadin Boškov. The center spread on 85,000 m2 of sports failties and 2,000 m2 of enclosed space. It has 6 courts, one of them is with artificial grass and two courts are surrounded by bleachers. It has 8 double rooms and 2 luxury suites, and each unit have most modern equipment. A kitchen supplies the senior team and all the younger categories. The sports complex has also a changing room, gym, medical center, laundry facilities and in the main building houses two press centers. Recreational facility and amusement at both facilities include TV, billiards, table football, computers, air conditioners and other modern equipment. The entire complex is managed by a team of highly qualified personnel. A special service for the 24-hour security of the sports facility is also available. The sport complex is today among the highest value in Southeast Europe.[23]

In 2012, the Executive Board announced further reconstructions of Karadjordje Stadium. These will include a new South stand, the reconstruction of Eastern and Southwest stands, and the covering of the whole stadium. The reconstruction will increase the stadium's capacity approximately to 19,500 seats.

Future development

The home field of Vojvodina is the Karađorđe Stadium. It is named after Karađorđe, the leader of the First Serbian uprising against the Ottoman occupation. Formerly, it was known as the City Stadium or Vojvodina Stadium, but it was renamed on request of the Vojvodina fans in 2007 to Karađorđe Stadium. However, it was in fact the older and original name of the stadium that was used from its foundation until the end of the World War II. With a total capacity of about 20 000, of which 14 458 seats,[21] it is one of the largest football stadiums in Serbia. The stadium has a new athletic track, and it is equipped with new Philips LED lights and 1700 lux strong floodlights. The stadium features a VIP sector with 150 seats, VIP caffe-restaurant, press center, and 14 fully equipped broadcast cabins. It is also the home ground for the Serbian U-21 football team.[22]

Stadium and training facility

Vojvodina played its first match in bright blue colours and white shorts. Some of the first Vojvodina players and management studied in Prague and were also members of football club Slavia Prague. The Czech club supported the Vojvodina members during the difficult times before and during the World War I and contributed in the development of the club. In 1920, was brought from Prague the first set of red and white jerseys. At the club meeting held on 23 July 1922, it was decided that in honour of Slavia Prague the red and white colors adorn the jerseys of Vojvodina. The coat of arms was also partially modeled after Slavia Prague’s coat of arms, where the red star of the Czech club was replaced with the blue star, so that Vojvodina’s coat of arms had all the colors of the Serbian flag.[20]

Club colours and crest

Many players contributed to these successes, some of them are Miroslav Vulićević, Brana Ilić, Branislav Trajković, Vuk Mitošević, Damir Kahriman, Janko Tumbasević, Darko Lovrić, Savo Pavićević, Joseph Kizito, Danijel Aleksić, Mario Gjurovski, Aleksandar Katai, Nino Pekarić, Vladimir Buač, Nikola Petković and Stephen Appiah.

In the Firmaši and Vojvodina’s oldest supporters, called the Stara Garda (English: Old Guard), gathered and took over the assembly of the club to make the public aware on their dissatisfaction and the bad situation in the club. In the same year, the newly arrived club president Ratko Butorović announced a better future for club. The squad was improved and in fact followed the stabilization and the rise of the club, both financial and in terms of results. Also, the management announced large reconstructions of the stadium and training facility, which were realized in the following years.[18][19]

Vojvodina's team of the decade 2000–2010, elected by the fans.[17]

In 1990, Vojvodina failed to defend the previously acquired title and finished the season as 11th. The disintegration of Yugoslavia, the civil war (1992–1995), the inflation and the UN sanctions have hit the Yugoslav football teams hard. The difficult situation forced Vojvodina to sell its best players and the champions team broke up in the early nineties. However, Vojvodina’s management, led by Milutin Popivoda, succeeded to assemble a new team. The coaches, mainly Milorad Kosanović, made also a great combination of players from Vojvodina’s excellent youth like, Jovo Bosančić, Goran Šaula, Radoslav Samardžić, Goran Ćurko and Srđan Bajčetić, and players from other areas like Aleksandar Kocić, Dejan Govedarica, Goran Jezdimirović, Miodrag Pantelić, Vesko Mihajlović and Zoltan Sabo. From 1992, Vojvodina achieved in the championship always the 3rd place, 6 times in a row, and received the call of the eternal third. In 1995, they finished the first half of the season on the first place. Because of the UN sanctions, in this period Vojvodina, as all the rest of the clubs from FR Yugoslavia, was not allowed to compete in European competitions and the question on how this generation would have played on the international scene was left. However, in 1995, Vojvodina played a friendly match in Amsterdam against Ajax, in the season when they won the UEFA Champions League, where the "old lady" of Serbian football defeated them by 3–2. In 1997, Vojvodina achieved also the cup final, but lost against Red Star. In 1998, Vojvodina started one after another victory in UEFA Intertoto Cup. After eliminating Stabæk (2–0, 2–2), Örebro SK (3–0, 1–0) and Baltika Kaliningrad (3–0, 1–0) in the first three rounds, Vojvodina played the semi final against SC Bastia. In the first leg, held in Bastia, Vojvodina suffered a 2–0 defeat. Although they were not given any chances in the return leg in Novi Sad, Vojvodina pulled off a convincing 4–0 win. The cup final was played against Werder Bremen. The first match in Bremen was lost by 1–0 and the return game ended with 1–1.[15] Vojvodina coach was Tomislav Manojlović and the red-white jersey was worn by players like Nikola Lazetić, Zdravko Drinčić, Vidak Bratić, Jovan Tanasijević, Vladimir Mudrinić, Zoran Janković, Dragan Žilić, Mićo Vranješ, Saša Cilinšek, Vladimir Matijašević and Leo Lerinc.[16]

In 1989, under the new coach Ljupko Petrović, Vojvodina spent almost the whole championship as league leaders. During the season, Vojvodina won at home against all top four Yugoslav clubs. Partizan Belgrade was defeated by goals by 3–2,[8] Dinamo Zagreb by 4–1,[9] Hajduk Split by 2–0[10] and finally Red Star by 3–1 in front of more than 27,000 spectators.[11] Vojvodina played the decisive game for the championship against Sloboda Tuzla and needed a win to clinch the title ahead of rival Red Star. Vojvodina won in front of 27.000 spectator by goals from Šestić (twice), Vorkapić and Vujačić with 4–2.[12] The final whistle sparked off a huge celebration inside the stadium as well as a massive celebratory pitch invasion.[13] The second championship trophy was finally won with three points ahead, after 23 years of waiting, by the new generation of players, such as Siniša Mihajlović, Miloš Šestić, Slaviša Jokanović, Budimir Vujačić, Ljubomir Vorkapić, Miroslav Tanjga, Goran Kartalija, Dušan Mijić, Svetozar Šapurić, Čedo Maras, Stevan Milovac, Dragan Punišić and Zoran Mijucić. The following season, Vojvodina fell unhappily in the first round of European Cup against Honvéd Budapest, although most of the key players from the previous league-winning season remained. Losing the first leg by 1–0 at Honvéd was extremely disappointing. During the second leg, things went much better as Vojvodina got up 2–0 by goals from Siniša Mihajlović and Miroslav Tanjga, however a late own goal by defender Dragan Gaćeša dashed Vojvodina hopes of progressing further.[14]

In Silvester Takač, one of the best players of this generation. In 1966, Vojvodina won the Yugoslav first league for the first time with eight points ahead of second placed Dinamo Zagreb. Members of this generation were Silvester Takač, Ilija Pantelić, Žarko Nikolić, Ivica Brzić, Rajko Aleksić, Đorđe Pavlić, Dobrivoje Trivić, Stevan Sekereš, Đorđe Milić and Stevan Nešticki.

After the liberation, Vojvodina resumed the work thanks to the enthusiasm of Serbian students from Novi Sad Football Subassociation. Under his leadership, Vojvodina won the Novi Sad Subassociation league in 1926, which was the first trophy in its history. Vojvodina played with following players: Mihajlović, Živić, Kričkov, Popović, Vajs, Aleksić, Grgarov, Marjanović, Šević, Petrović, Dudás and Saraz. The club provided the first professional contracts to its players, and also brought professional players from abroad such as Czech Josef Čapek and Hungarians Sándor Dudás and Abraham Saraz.[5] One of the best and most influential Vojvodina players at that time was Dušan Marković, an effective striker who played for Vojvodina from 1921 to 1935. End of the 1930s, Vojvodina brought many good players into the team, which was later known as the Millionaires team and one of the best was Jožef Velker, which became to a crucial player of the club. In 1932, 1934, 1935, 1937–1940, Vojvodina won the Novi Sad Football Subassociation league. Since then, Vojvodina begun having serious pretensions to gain promotion to the Yugoslav First League. The club failed to immediately make an impact, but during the season 1940/41, Vojvodina fought for the top.[6] The final stage of the championship was interrupted by the beginning of the World War II, and the Axis bombing, mobilization and country's occupation made the continuation of the competition impossible.[7]

Flag of Vojvodina Novi Sad.


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