- FK Vojvodina
Infobox Football club
clubname = FK Vojvodina
fullname = Fudbalski klub Vojvodina
nickname = "Voša", "Slaninari", "Lale"
founded = 1914
capacity = 15,500
chairman = flagicon|Serbia
Vojislav Gajić[ [http://www.pressonline.rs/vest.jsp?id=39867§ionId=71 Vojvodina dobila novog predsednika, "Press", June 24, 2008] ]
manager = flagicon|Serbia
season = 2007-08
position = 3rd
FK Vojvodina (Serbian Cyrillic: ФК Војводина) is a football club from
Novi Sad, in the autonomous region of Vojvodina, Serbia, which it represents. It currently competes in the Serbian Superliga. FK Vojvodina is the oldest football club in Serbia's elite league.
The club was founded in 1914. The club's colors, red-white, were chosen to be the same as of FC
Slavia Prague. The club's biggest successes on the national level came during the SFRYwhen it won the Yugoslav First Leaguein 1966 and 1989, and was the runner-up in 1957, 1962 and 1975. In 1967, Vojvodina reached the quarter-finals of the European Cup, before being knocked out in dramatic circumstances 2-1 on aggregate by eventual champions, Glasgow Celtic, courtesy of a last minute goal by Celtic captain Billy McNeill. After winning the European Cup by beating Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon on May 25, 1967, Celtic players said later that Vojvodina was the best side they had faced that season.
It also participated in the Yugoslav Cup and reached the finals in 1951 and 1997. Vojvodina played in the Intertoto cup final in 1998. In 2007, the club once again reached the domestic cup final, again failing to take home the trophy.
Note that "Vojvodina" is also the name of basketball, volleyball, ice hockey and baseball teams under the same leadership.
The home field of FK Vojvodina is the
Karađorđe Stadiumin Novi Sad. With a capacity of 21,000 seats, it is the largest football stadium in the city. The stadium is also the home ground for the Serbian U-21 football team. In late May 2007, the stadium also was the site of Siniša Mihajlović's testimonial match.
In 2006, the club reconstructed the whole club complex "SC
Vujadin Boškov" along with the stadium. The club's training complex is one of the most modern training camps in the region. In light of the Universiade 2009, the club will install new reflectors.
FK Vojvodina's supporters are known as The Firm ("Firma").
"The following is a description from the supporters."
The Firm is an organized group of supporters which accepts only true fans of Vojvodina who will show appreciation and love towards the club by supporting it at home, and away games as well, by cheering unanimously and with all the other activities that are part of the supporter life style.
The Firm has had a grand entrance in the new century and one can say that we are one of the most attractive and most modern supporter groups in the region, although our team is not having the best results in the national championship and we did not compete in European Cups for several years.
We are trying very hard to help our team to get back on its feet by giving advice and by participating in the Club Assembly because we all know what has happened in the last decade of the previous century.
We will do anything to protect the image of our club and to try to lead it back to the paths of old glory as we would like to make our old supporters come back to the terrace. Also, we will do everything in our power to motivate younger generations to come to the stadium. The mentality of the people of Novi Sad is starting to switch and again it is as it was in the old days, when most of the Novi Sad citizens supported Vojvodina.
UEFA competitions (1998-2009)
UEFA Intertoto Cup 1998
FK Vojvodina- flagicon|SWE Örebro SK2:0
Örebro SK- flagicon|SCG FK Vojvodina0:2
FK Vojvodina- flagicon|RUS FC Baltika Kaliningrad4:1
FC Baltika Kaliningrad- flagicon|SCG FK Vojvodina1:0
SC Bastia- flagicon|SCG FK Vojvodina2:0
FK Vojvodina- flagicon|FRA SC Bastia4:0
Werder Bremen- flagicon|SCG FK Vojvodina1:0
FK Vojvodina- flagicon|GER Werder Bremen1:1 UEFA Cup 1999–2000
FK Vojvodina- flagicon|HUN Újpest FC4:0
Újpest FC- flagicon|SCG FK Vojvodina1:1
FK Vojvodina- flagicon|CZE SK Slavia Praha0:0
SK Slavia Praha- flagicon|SCG FK Vojvodina3:2 UEFA Cup 2007–08
Qualifying round 1
FK Vojvodina- flagicon|Malta Hibernians F.C.5:1
Hibernians F.C.- flagicon|SRB FK Vojvodina0:2
Qualifying round 2
Atletico Madrid- flagicon|SRB FK Vojvodina3:0
FK Vojvodina- flagicon|ESP Atletico Madrid1:2 UEFA Cup 2008–09
Qualifying round 1
FK Vojvodina- flagicon|Azerbaijan FK Olimpik Baku1:0
FK Olimpik Baku- flagicon|SRB FK Vojvodina1:1
Qualifying round 2
Fk Vojvodina season 2008-09
Squad changes for the 2008/09 season
Nemanja Ilić- "Bežanija"
Pablo Ostrovsky- "free agent"
Žarko Lazetić- " FK Partizan"
Aleksandar Mijatović- " FK Napredak Kruševac"
Darko Lovrić- "Bežanija"
Vladan Pavlović- "Bežanija"
Aleksandar Kesić- "return from loan, FK Palić"
Nenad Stojanović- " FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok"
Dragan Mrđa- " FC Khimki"
Leandro Rodrigues- " Iraty Sport Club"
Risto Lakić- " FK Partizan"
Slaven Stjepanović- " FK Partizan"
Milan Perendija- "Vardar"
Savo Pavićević- Transferred to " FC Energie Cottbus"
Miloš Stojčev- Transferred to " FK Borac Čačak"
Ilija Radović- Transferred to " FC Fehervar"
Dragomir Vukobratović- Transferred to " FK Red Star"
Goran Smiljanić- "on loan to FK Inđija"
Dejan Karan- "on loan to FK Palić"
Ilija Mandić- "free agent"
Ljubiša Vukelja- Transferred to " Borac Banja Luka"
Mario Đurovski- "free agent"
Marko Đalović- "free agent"
Appearances and goals 2008/09
:"Last updated on
August 31, 2008."
Notable former players
*flagicon|Serbia Milan Jovanović
Dragoljub BekvalacJun 2008 - present
Ivica BrzićSeptember 2007 - May 2008
Milovan RajevacSeptember 2006 - September 2007
Serbian Superliga 2007-08
List of football clubs in Serbia
Serbia national football team
* [http://www.fcvojvodina.co.yu/ FK Vojvodina official site] Sr icon
* [http://www.fkvojvodina.com/ FK Vojvodina Forums] Sr icon; Supporters
* [http://www.firma1989.com/english.htm Firma 1989]
* [http://www.red-firm.ns.co.yu/ Red Firm] Sr icon
* [http://www.firmanovisad.net/eng/ Firma Novi Sad]
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