FK Spartak Subotica

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Spartak Subotica
Badge of Spartak Subotica
Basic data
Surname Fudbalski Club Spartak Subotica
Seat Subotica , Serbia
founding 1945
Colours blue - white - red
president SerbiaSerbia Dragan Simović
First soccer team
Head coach North MacedoniaNorth Macedonia Dragan Kanatlarovski
Venue Gradski stadium Subotica
Places 13,000
league Super League
2019/20 7th place

Spartak Subotica (full official name in Serbian : Фудбалски клуб Спартак Суботица, Fudbalski klub Spartak Subotica ) is a Serbian football club from Subotica , which plays in the SuperLiga , the top division of the country.


On April 21, 1945, a sports club was founded in Subotica , named after Jovan Mikić Spartak , a leader of the local Yugoslav People's Liberation Army , who was killed in 1944 in the fight against the fascist occupation of the country by the Axis powers during the Second World War and who became the national hero of Yugoslavia was appointed. A few months later, the club's football department was founded. Spartak Subotica was a founding member of the new 1st Yugoslav Football League in 1946 and reached 6th place in its first season. Already in the following season they rose as the penultimate in the 2nd league, but the club succeeded in the season 1948/49 as third-placed the immediate promotion. Spartak was able to hold a season there, but was second class again in 1951. The club then succeeded in direct re-promotion. In the first division you could hold this time until 1958. Then Spartak spent the next few years in the 2nd division.

In 1962 the club reached the Yugoslav Cup final for the first time , which was lost 4-1 to OFK Belgrade . In the 1971/72 season Spartak won Group B of the 2nd division and was thus again first class, but rose again in the following season. 1986 you could reach the elite again as champions of the division west. Previously, the club just missed the first division in 1980 and 1982 as runner-up. This time, too, they could only stay in the first division for one season, but Spartak was again champion straight away and rose again.

This time the club stayed first class until 1995. A year earlier he reached the national cup final for the second time, but failed clearly at Partizan . After relegation, the direct resurgence succeeded again and they played in the first division until 2000. Before the start of the 2008/09 season there was a merger with FK Zlatibor Voda . In the same season Spartak managed to return to the top division. Before that, they were relegated to the 3rd division. In its first season of the newly formed Serbian SuperLiga in 2009/2010, the club achieved 4th place, qualifying for the UEFA Europa League for the first time . In the UEFA Europa League 2010/11 he failed in the 3rd round against the Ukrainian representative Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk . In the 2010/2011 season , the club just missed qualifying for the Europa League. In the 2013/14 season, the semi-finals of the Serbian Football Cup could be reached after a 2-0 win over the reigning champions Partizan . He will play against Vojvodina Novi Sad for a place in the final .

Mitropa Cup

Participation in the Mitropa Cup , one of the first international competitions in European football:

season competition round opponent Result space
1987 Mitropa Cup Semifinals ItalyItaly Ascoli Calcio 1: 2 Ascoli
3rd / 4th space Hungary 1957Hungary Vasas Budapest 0: 2 Porto Sant'Elpidio

European Cup balance sheet

season competition round opponent total To Back
2010/11 UEFA Europa League 2nd qualifying round LuxembourgLuxembourg FC Differdange 03 5: 3 3: 3 (A) 2: 0 (H)
3rd qualifying round UkraineUkraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2: 3 2: 1 (H) 0: 2 (A)
2018/19 UEFA Europa League 1st qualifying round Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland Coleraine FC 3: 1 1: 1 (H) 2: 0 (A)
2nd qualifying round Czech RepublicCzech Republic Sparta Prague 3: 2 2: 0 (H) 1: 2 (A)
3rd qualifying round DenmarkDenmark Brøndby IF 1: 4 0: 2 (H) 1: 2 (A)
Legend: (H) - home game, (A) - away game, (N) - neutral place, (a) - away goal rule , (i. E.) - on penalties , (n. V.) - after extra time

Overall record: 10 games, 4 wins, 2 draws, 4 defeats, 14:13 goals (goal difference +1)



  • Yugoslav Cup finalist: 1962, 1994
  • Promotion to the first division: 1949, 1952, 1972, 1986, 1989, 1997, 2008
  • UEFA Europa League Qualification: 2010

Women's soccer

The women's football department plays under the name ZFK Spartak Subotica and has won the Yugoslav championship once since it was founded in 1970 (1975 as ŽFK Železničar Subotica ), as well as the Serbian championship from 2011 to 2015 five times in a row Serbian Cup also secure the double.


Table tennis

The men's team won the ETTU Cup in 1977 and 1981 and reached the final in 1978.

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e f g h i j Official club website of the Spartak Subotica football club: Istorijat (Serbian) ( Memento from January 21, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  2. ISTORIJAT ŽFK SPARTAK SUBOTICA. (No longer available online.), archived from the original on February 15, 2011 ; Retrieved June 16, 2011 (Serbian, History of Spartak Subotica).
  3. Official website ,