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Full nameFudbalski klub Lov?en Cetinje
Nickname(s)Orlovi (Eagles), Crveni (Reds)
Founded1913; 106 years ago (1913)
GroundStadion Obili?a Poljana
Cetinje,
Montenegro
Capacity2,000
ManagerAleksandar Miljenovi?
LeagueFirst League
2017-18Second League, 3rd (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

FK Lov?en is a football club based in Old Royal Capital Cetinje, Montenegro. It was founded on 20 June 1913. It was named after Mount Lov?en near Cetinje. Lov?en is the oldest football club in Montenegro and one of the oldest in Southeastern Europe.

As one of the most successful Montenegrin teams, Lov?en won the Montenegrin Cup 2014.

Today, Lov?en is a member of Montenegrin First League.

FK Lov?en is a part of Lov?en Cetinje sports society.

History

Period 1913-1941

The club was founded on 20 June 1913, as a Workers' sports club Lov?en (R?K Lov?en). Among the founders were Montenegrin painters Luka and Milo Milunovi?, and Luka Milunovi? was the first president and a captain of the team.[1]
As the oldest Montenegrin football club, Lov?en participated in its first national competitions in the 1910s and 1920s. First trophy of Lov?en was 'Sports olympiad' on Cetinje 1914, a tournament where participated football clubs from Montenegro, Albania and Austro-Hungaria.[2] Until the World War II, Lov?en won five Montenegrin championships (Spring 1925, Autumn 1925, Spring 1927, Autumn 1928, 1935).[3][4][5] They also won two Zeta Olympiad annual tournaments (1926, 1927) and seven City Championships of Cetinje. During that era, Lov?en had strong rivals in another club from Cetinje, SK Crnogorac, and in two clubs from Podgorica, FK Budu?nost and GSK Bal?i?. These four teams were the best football clubs in Montenegro before World War II.
For supporting the prohibited Labours' Party, FK Lov?en was prohibited during the 1937, same as FK Budu?nost. The club was renewed in 1944 and in 1945. Lov?en played its first matches after the restructuring. That year, in Cetinje, Lov?en and Budu?nost played the first Montenegrin clubs' match after World War II. Budu?nost won - 4:2.

Competition Titles Runner-up Champion seasons
Montenegrin championship
5
5
Spring 1925, Autumn 1925, Spring 1927, Autumn 1928, 1935
'Zeta olympiad'
2
1
1926, 1927
'Sports olympiad'
1
-
1914

Montenegrin championship - Elimination tournament for Montenegrin football clubs; 'Zeta olympiad' - Cup tournament for Montenegrin football clubs; 'Sports olympiad' - tournament held on Cetinje, with participation of clubs from Montenegro, Albania and Austro-Hungaria.

Period 1945-1992

With FK Budu?nost (Podgorica), FK Sutjeska (Nik?i?) and FK Arsenal (Tivat), Lov?en was a member of the first official football competition after the World War II - 1946 Montenegrin Republic League. FK Lov?en finished as a second team and gained opportunity to participate in the qualifiers for the inaugural season of Yugoslav First League, but didn't succeed. In the first leg, Lov?en won against Makedonija Skopje (3:0), and in the second they eliminated Borac Banja Luka (5:1, 5:1). In the last qualifier for the First League, Lov?en lost against Metalac Beograd (0:2, 2:6).
Another chance to get promotion to the First League, Lov?en got as a champion of Yugoslav Second League - group 'B' at 1956. In the first leg, Lov?en eliminated Zenica (2:1, 0:0) and participated in the play-off group. During the group matches, the club from Cetinje played against Vardar Skopje (1:2, 0:2), Lokomotiva Zagreb (4:1, 1:6) and Borovo (2:1, 1:0). After the six group matches Lov?en failed to get promotion, with one point below the First League zone.
In their third and last play-off for the First League in the SFR Yugoslavia, in 1957, Lov?en was eliminated in the first qualifying leg against ?eljezni?ar Sarajevo (0:0, 0:2).
One more big success of Lov?en was in 1947, by winning the U21 Championship title of Yugoslavia.
Until the collapse of Yugoslavia, Lov?en usually participated in Yugoslav Second League. Montenegro's oldest club played 552 games in that competition. The best performance in a united Yugoslav Second division was achieved in the 1954/55 season, when together with seven wins, two draws and nine defeats, they secured sixth place in the standings. The most successful season, however, was 1968/69 - Lov?en won fourth place with a score of 12-11-7. After Budu?nost and Sutjeska, Lov?en was the most successful Montenegrin club at that time.

Period 1992-2006

In the federal state of Serbia and Montenegro (first named as FR Yugoslavia, and then Federation of Serbia and Montenegro), Lov?en played in the second and third league. The best results, Lov?en made during the season 1998/99, when they finished Second league eighth of 18 table places. For a few seasons, the club was the winner of Montenegrin Republic Cup.
During the last days of the Serbia and Montenegro Federation, Lov?en was relegated in the Third League (Montenegrin Republic League) and in its last seasons (2004/05, 2005/06) they made the weakest appearances during the newest history.

Period 2006-

Montenegrin Cup finals between FK Budu?nost and FK Lov?en, 2019.

After the independence of Montenegro, Lov?en participated in the first season of the Montenegrin Second League. Lov?en finished first in season 2006/2007 of Second League, and was directly promoted to the Montenegrin First League.
At the first match in the First League, Lov?en played at 11 August 2007. against OFK Petrovac in Cetinje - 2:2, with attendance of 2,000 supporters. In 2009, for the first time since the independence, Lov?en appeared in the final Cup of Montenegro, when they lost the game against OFK Petrovac. Before that match, in semifinals, Lov?en eliminated FK Budu?nost.
Lov?en made its greatest success in the First League during the season 2013/14. After the first half-season, the club from Cetinje finished third. During the spring season, the club made a historic row of 11 matches without a loss (7 consecutive wins). Lov?en finished the season in second place, which was the best ever result in the club's history.
In the same season, on 21 May 2014, for the first time, Lov?en won the Montenegrin Cup. During the Montenegrin Cup 2014, Lov?en eliminated Zora (1:0), Crvena stijena (8:0, 1:2), Zeta (1:0, 1:2) and Petrovac (3:0, 0:0). In the finals, Lov?en won the game against Mladost, so the club from Cetinje won their first national trophy.
With that success, for the first time in the club's history, Lov?en qualified for the European Cups.
After 10 consecutive seasons in top-tier competitions, on season 2016/17, FK Lov?en finished on 11th position, so they were relegated to Montenegrin Second League.

Lov?en in European competitions

For the first time, Lov?en gained a participation in the European competitions after the season 2013/14. As a Montenegrin Cup winner and the runner-up in the Montenegrin First League, Lov?en debuted in Europa League 2014/15.

During their first appearance in European competition, Lov?en was eliminated by ?eljezni?ar Sarajevo. After the draw in the first match in Sarajevo (0:0), Lov?en lost 0:1 at the game, which was played at Petrovac Stadium.

Matches

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Agg.
2014-15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Bosnia and Herzegovina ?eljezni?ar Sarajevo 0-1 0-0 0-1 Symbol delete vote.svg
Notes
  • 1Q: First qualifying round

Honours and achievements

List of competitive matches (1946-)

Most of their seasons, Lov?en spent in the second and third football level in SFR Yugoslavia and, after that, in FR Yugoslavia. In the 1940s and 1950s, Lov?en participated in the Yugoslav First League playoffs, but without promotion to the top-tier. After Montenegrin independence, the club made their first appearances in the First League (since the season 2007-08). Except for that, the club for Cetinje often played play-off matches for placement to the First or Second Yugoslav League. Lov?en played one season in UEFA Europa League.

Competition Level Seasons First season Last season Matches W D L GD
First League 9 2007-08 2015-16 297 107 73 117 312:326
Second League 29 1953-54 2006-07 836 309 183 344 1054:1159
Third League 3 1988-89 1991-92 101 39 18 44 129:160
Republic League 30 1946 2005-06 656 370 144 142 1341:645
Playoffs 9 1946 1964-65 39 16 7 16 59:68
National Cup 21 1950 2015-16 56 20 9 27 67:80
UEFA competitions 1 2014-15 2014-15 2 0 1 1 0:1
OVERALL (1946-) 1987 861 435 691 2962:2439

Sponsors

  • Official kit supplier : Legea (2013-2014), Givova (2014-)
  • Main sponsor : Prijestonica Cetinje / Old Royal Capital Cetinje (municipal government)
  • Other sponsors : Lov?en Osiguranje / Lov?en Insurance

Current squad

As of 8 October 2018 [6]

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

No. Position Player
1 Montenegro GK Jovan Perovi?
2 Montenegro DF Milo? Radunovi?
3 Montenegro DF Mirko Radisi?
4 Montenegro DF Vladan Tatar (Captain)
5 Montenegro MF Jovan Vujovi?
6 Montenegro MF Marko Dragani?
7 Montenegro FW Bozidar Bujisa
8 Montenegro MF Zeljko Markovi?
9 Montenegro MF Dejan Bogdanovi?
10 Montenegro FW Ivan Jablan
11 Montenegro MF Nikola Dragani?
12 Montenegro GK Mico Perovi?
13 Montenegro DF Danilo Bracanovi?
No. Position Player
16 Montenegro MF Filip Vujovi?
18 Montenegro FW Goran Vujovi?
19 Montenegro MF Milo? Stevovi?
21 Montenegro MF Marko Djurovi?
22 Montenegro DF Igor Markovi?
24 Montenegro MF Luka Petri?evi?
25 Montenegro DF Novica Erakovi? (on loan from Sutjeska Nik?i?)
27 Montenegro DF Aleksa Latkovi?
30 Montenegro DF Bla?o Igumanovi?
33 Montenegro GK Filip Rosandi?
77 Montenegro FW Driton Camaj
99 Montenegro FW Dejan Zarubica
-- Montenegro MF Milos Pejakovi?

Former players

For the list of former and current players with popflock.com resource article, please see Category:FK Lov?en players.
During the history, several notable players started their careers or played for FK Lov?en. Below is the list of international players and domestic players who, during their career, played for FK Lov?en and represented their countries at national teams or made international careers.

Coaches

Current staff

Position Staff
Manager North Macedonia Dragan Kanatlarovski
Assistant Manager Montenegro ?uro Miju?kovi?
Goalkeeping coach Montenegro Dragan Dra?kovi?
U21 Team coach Montenegro Filip Radoji?i?
U17 Team coach Montenegro Predrag Vukoti?
U14 coach Montenegro Ivan Vujovi?
U12 Coach Montenegro Gojko Ra?natovi?

Last updated: 4 August 2016
Source: FK Lov?en Cetinje official website

Managerial history

Since their promotion to the First League, Lov?en was led by 10 different coaches. During that period, the club had best results with club Moja? Radonji? in the 2013/14 season. At that time, Lov?en won their first and only national title (Montenegrin Cup 2013/14) with first promotion to the European competitions. Radonji? is also the manager with the most matches in Lov?en's staff.

Manager Period Record League Cup Europe Other
from until Mtc W D L GD W D L GD W D L GD W D L GD Note
Montenegro Nikola Rakojevi? 07/2007 06/2008
36
12
11
13
31:33
11
10
12
28:30
1
1
1
3:3
0
0
0
0:0
Serbia Slobodan Dogand?i? 07/2008 09/2008
6
0
4
2
2:4
0
4
2
2:4
0
0
0
0:0
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Miodrag Radanovi? 10/2008 12/2008
16
7
4
5
15:10
5
2
4
10:7
2
2
1
5:3
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Milorad Malovrazi? 01/2009 06/2009
19
6
5
8
15:16
5
4
7
13:14
1
1
1
2:2
0
0
0
0:0
Cup finalists
Montenegro Branislav Mila?i? 07/2009 12/2010
53
19
12
22
31:39
19
12
19
46:56
0
0
3
0:6
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Marko Markovi? 01/2011 09/2011
25
6
8
11
34:34
5
8
11
19:29
1
0
0
3:1
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Predrag Vukoti? 10/2011 12/2011
11
1
3
7
31:37
1
3
5
6:17
0
0
2
0:4
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Radovan Kavaja 01/2012 06/2012
16
9
4
3
25:13
9
4
3
25:13
0
0
0
0:0
0
0
0
0:0
Serbia Slobodan Halilovi? 07/2012 12/2012
22
4
4
14
22:40
2
2
13
13:36
2
2
1
9:4
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Moja? Radonji? 01/2013 11/2014
77
38
15
24
112:67
32
11
20
94:60
6
3
3
18:6
0
1
1
0:1
Cup winners
Montenegro ?uro Miju?kovi? 11/2014 01/2015
4
2
1
1
8:6
2
0
1
7:5
0
1
0
1:1
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Radovan Kavaja 01/2015 07/2015
16
7
4
5
18:13
7
4
5
18:13
0
0
0
0:0
0
0
0
0:0
Serbia Slobodan Halilovi? 07/2015 10/2015
15
4
3
8
21:23
2
3
7
14:19
2
0
1
7:4
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Dragan ?ukanovi? 10/2015 04/2016
14
6
5
3
27:11
4
5
3
11:10
2
0
0
6:1
0
0
0
0:0
Montenegro Milorad Malovrazi? 04/2016 09/2016
17
3
3
11
9:23
3
2
10
8:20
0
1
1
1:3
0
0
0
0:0
North Macedonia Dragan Kanatlarovski 09/2016
32
13
6
13
34:34
10
6
11
24:29
3
0
2
10:5
0
0
0
0:0

Stadium

FK Lov?en plays their home games at Stadion Obili?a Poljana, whose capacity is 2,000 seats. Obili?a Poljana is home of FK Lov?en since 1957.[7] Before that, the team played their home games on the Old stadium near today's location (1913-1943) and on the Stadium near the Cetinje Monastery (1943-1957).[8]
First game on Obili?a Poljana was Yugoslav Second League match FK Lov?en - NK GO?K, played in August 1957.[9] Highest attendance in the history of stadium was recorded on Yugoslav Cup game between FK Lov?en and NK Dinamo Zagreb (1971). Game was attended by 6,500 spectators.[10][11][12]

Women's football

While FK Lov?en is the oldest men's club in Montenegro, Women's Football Club Lov?en (?FK Lov?en) is founded at May 2010.[13] Since then, club played and organized numerous tournaments, and on the season 2015-16 for the first time played in Montenegrin Women's League and Montenegrin Cup (women).

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-04-18. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.fklovcen.me/?page_id=10
  3. ^ "1924-1925". Exyufudbal.in.rs. Archived from the original on 2018-08-07. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "1925-1926". Exyufudbal.in.rs. Archived from the original on 2018-08-09. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "1928-1929". Exyufudbal.in.rs. Archived from the original on 2016-07-01. Retrieved .
  6. ^ http://fscg.me/takmicenja/telekom-1-cfl/tabela/roster/384881-telekom-1-cfl-15-16/40051-lovcen/0
  7. ^ http://www.cetinje.me/index.php/me/vodic/sport/objekti
  8. ^ http://www.fklovcen.me/?page_id=18
  9. ^ http://www.fklovcen.me/?page_id=18
  10. ^ 'Crnogorski klubovi u fudbalskim takmi?enjima 1946-2016', Podgorica, 2016.
  11. ^ http://www.fklovcen.me/?page_id=18
  12. ^ http://www.cetinje.me/index.php/me/vodic/sport/objekti
  13. ^ "?FK Lov?en". 15 October 2013.

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