FK Rudar Pljevlja


FK Rudar Pljevlja (commonly known as FK Rudar or simply Rudar) is a football club based in Pljevlja, Montenegro. It currently plays in the First League of Montenegro, the country's highest tier. Rudar have played in the First League since its inception in 2006, and won two league titles in 2009-10 and 2014-15. The club have been the strongest in the Montenegrin Cup, with three triumphs, one runner-up position and two semi-final finishes in the tournament's six seasons.[citation needed]

Rudar Pljevlja
Full nameFudbalski klub Rudar Pljevlja
Nickname(s)Rudari (The Miners)
Short nameRUD
Founded1920; 101 years ago (1920)
GroundStadion Gradski,
Pljevlja, Montenegro
Capacity5,140
ChairmanPljevlja Municipality
Head coachVuko Bogavac
LeagueMontenegrin First League
2020–21Montenegrin First League, 7th

History


Rudar (Miner) was founded in 1920 as Breznik, renaming itself Sandžak three years later. The team was aided by members of the 48th Infantry Regiment, who stationed in the town. The club was renamed again after World War II as FK Jedinstvo, but only until another renaming in 1947 in honour of chairman Velimir Jakić. That same year club reached the quarter-finals of the Yugoslav Cup where they were eliminated by top-flight FK Sarajevo 3–2 after extra time.[1] In 1955, the club settled on their current name.

First League Record

For the first time, FK Rudar played in Yugoslav First League on season 1993–94. Below is a list of FK Rudar scores in First League by every single season.

Season Pos G W D L GF GA
1993–94 13 36 15 10 11 36 26
1994–95 20 36 7 9 20 29 56
1997–98 20 33 13 4 16 44 54
2001–02 7 34 13 8 13 35 33
2002–03 17 34 4 6 24 19 62
2006–07 4 33 14 5 14 37 32
2007–08 5 33 14 10 9 38 26
2008–09 5 33 12 5 16 39 37
2009–10 1 33 22 5 6 56 26
2010–11 3 33 16 7 10 44 29
2011–12 2 33 23 8 2 60 20
2012–13 5 33 15 6 12 42 40
2013–14 6 33 11 9 13 32 31
2014–15 1 33 22 6 5 58 18
2015–16 3 33 16 10 7 39 26
2016–17 8 33 11 9 13 35 31
2017–18 5 36 13 10 13 32 28
2018–19 8 36 8 17 11 35 44
2019–20 7 31 10 5 16 38 57
2020–21 7 36 13 6 17 38 50

Seasons with green background were played in the first league of Yugoslavia or Serbia and Montenegro, together with Serbian clubs.

FK Rudar in European competitions

For the first time, FK Rudar played in European competitions on season 2007–08. Until now, they played eight seasons in European cups.

  • Q= Qualifying
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1Q Omonia 0–2 0–2 0–4
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 1Q Tre Fiori 4–1 3–0 7–1
2Q Litex Lovech 0–4 0–1 0–5
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 2Q Austria Wien 0–3 0–2 0–5
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q Shirak 0–1 1–1 1–2
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q Mika 1–0 1–1 2–1
2Q Śląsk Wrocław 2–2 0–4 2–6
2015–16 UEFA Champions League 2Q Qarabağ 0–1 0–0 0–1
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Kukësi 0–1 1–1 1–2
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1Q Partizan 0−3 0–3 0–6
European record
Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 6 2 1 3 7 7
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League 9 1 2 6 3 16
Total 15 3 3 9 10 23

Honours and achievements


Players


Current squad

As of 30 October 2020[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
30 GK  MNE Ervin Helić
GK  MNE Amar Kaltak
GK  MNE Vlado Vojinović

15 DF  MNE Predrag Kašćelan
16 DF  MNE Matija Pejović
26 DF  MNE Nemanja Kartal
19 DF  MNE Marko Merdović
30 DF  MNE Željko Tomašević

2 MF  JPN Hikaru Matsui
8 MF  MNE Orhan Hajrović
10 MF  MNE Miloš Zečević
11 MF  MNE Milija Golubović
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 MF  MNE Dejan Kotorac
21 MF  MNE Aleksa Golubović
6 MF  MNE Berin Tahirović
17 MF  MNE Kristijan Ernec

7 FW  GHA Zakaria Suraka
9 FW  MNE Ljubomir Kovacevic
18 FW  MNE Ilija Vujović
20 FW  MNE Danin Talović
25 FW  MNE Jakša Bajčetić
29 FW  MNE Vuk Striković
98 FW  SRB Janko Gogić

Notable players

For the list of former and current players with Wikipedia article, please see Category:FK Rudar Pljevlja players.

Coaching staff


PositionStaff
Head coach Vuko Bogavac
Assistant coach
Goalkeeping coach Miloš Radanović
Economic Muhamed Gerina
Physical fitness coach

Historical list of coaches


Stadium


Rudar Pljevlja's stadium

Rudar plays at the Gradski stadion, a multi-use stadium including a complex of tennis, handball and basketball courts. It was built in 1948 and rebuilt in 1985. It has two stands and a current capacity of 5,140.

See also


References