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Borac Cacak

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About Borac Cacak

Fudbalski klub Borac Čačak (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Борац Чачак), or simply Borac Čačak, is a professional Association football club based in Čačak, Serbia.

It was founded in 1926. Borac plays at the Čačak Stadium (Стадион крај Мораве) which was built in 1958 and has a capacity of 6,000 seats.

The club's colors are red and white. Mainly because of the horizontally placed stripes, Borac's nickname is Zebre (Zebras). The word Borac in translation means fighter in English.


At the end of the World War I football begin being played in Čačak. According to some sources the first football match took place in 1920. Six years later, a group of union workers who organized on May 1, 1926 founded the club. Initially, the uniform was red and later was changed to red-and-white. The first president of the club was a carpenter worker Jovan Jolović. Before World War II the biggest club success was winning the 1st place in the West Morava district in 1934.

After a break during World War II the club continued to work and in 1946 plays the qualifications for the Yugoslav First League against Red Star Belgrade but fails. The following archivement was to win the Serbian Cup in 1958 (regional Yugoslav Cup back then) and four years later made promotion in the Yugoslav Second League. The first play-off match against OFK Titograd was lost 1:3, but in the home match at the Stadium near the Morava on July 15, 1962 with six goals in the second half, FK Borac secured a promotion to the Second Federal League.

For many years Borac played in the Second Federal League but the dream of the promotion to the First League of FR Yugoslavia came through in 1994 when Borac got promoted for the first time. Previously Borac had failed in three attempts to make it to the top flight in 1970, 1971, and 1973 losing the play-off matches. The club have been relegated three times since first making the Yugoslav First League but also they have three times managed to win promotion back to the top league, last one in 2003.

Recent years

In the Serbia and Montenegro Superliga 2005−06 season, Borac finished in the 7th place which was the best result ever of the club.

However, in the Serbian Superliga 2007–08 season went even further. Finished 4th, the club for the first time provide a place in European competition. They had a very successful run in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup - they defeated FC Dacia Chişinău from Moldova in the first qualifying round (4-2 on aggregate) and PFC Lokomotiv Sofia from Bulgaria in the second qualifying round (2-1 on aggregate). FK Borac then challenged Netherlands giants AFC Ajax in the 1st round and were eliminated after defeats in both games 1-4 in Belgrade and a 0-2 in Amsterdam.

Among others Boban Dmitrović and Dragiša Pejović, both former players of the club, have publicly accused Borac Čačak for being involved in organized crime and systematic match fixing. Pejović also stated that he was physically assaulted and blackmailed by club officials when he requested a transfer abroad.


Serbian First League (3):
- 1993–94 Second League of FR Yugoslavia, 1998-99, 2002–03 Second League of Serbia and Montenegro

UEFA competitions

- Qualified for Europe in 1 season

As of March 2012.

For recent transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers winter 2011–12.


Borac's supporters are known across Serbia as Čete (troops) and The Mean Machine.

Notable former players


- Radojko Avramović
- Petar Baralić
- Milovan Ćirković
- Branko Čakarević
- Ivan Čančarević
- Ivica Dragutinović
- Jovan Gojković
- Radovan Gudurić
- Aleksandar Ignjatović
- Radiša Ilić
- Dragan Janićijević
- Branko Jelić
- Aleksandar Jevtić
- Miloš Jovašević
- Miloš Kostić
- Zoran Kostić
- Darko Lazović

- Marko Lomić
- Slobodan Marković
- Duško Milinković
- Filip Mladenović
- Veljko Negovanović
- Ilija Petrović
- Predrag Plazinić
- Mirko Poledica
- Dušan Radonjić
- Milovan Rajevac
- Zoran Rendulić
- Vladeta Starčević
- Ivan Stevanović
- Rodoljub Tadić
- Milivoje Vitakić
- Dusimir Vulović
- Saša Zimonjić


- Branko Grahovac
- Slavko Marić
- Saša Stević
- Igor Prostran
- Darko Krsteski
- Damir Čakar
- Marko Mugoša
- Ilija Spasojević
- Miloš Stojčev
- Mike Temwanjera

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

Coaching history

A great number of coaches has passed trought the club. Before the WWII the main coach was the former BSK Belgrade and Yugoslavia national football team player Dragomir Tošić. After 1945 the main coaches were Ivan Stevović, Dragoslav Filipović, Prvoslav Dragićević, Kosta Tomašević, Živorad Stanković, Vasilije Šijaković, Gojko Zec, Dragan Bojović, Momčilo Ilić, Žarko Nedeljković, among others. More recently, the club was managed by Dušan Radonjić, Slobodan Ostojić, Mihailo Kolarević, Dušan Marić, Milovan Đorić, Milovan Ćirković, Dušan Spasojević, Nenad Starovlah, Ivan Cančarević, Milorad Kosanović, Dimitrije Mitrović, Branko Smiljanić, Božidar Vuković, Slavenko Kuzeljević, Dušimir Vulović, Radovan Gudurić, Milutin Marušić, Miodrag Božović and Milovan Rajevac.

- Ljubiša Dmitrović (November 12, 2008 – present)
- Nenad Milovanović (August 14, 2008 - November 11, 2008)
- Milovan Rajevac (January 17, 2008 - August 13, 2008)
- Miodrag Božović (March 8, 2007 - January 8, 2008)
- Radovan Ćurčić (- March 3, 2007)
- Miodrag Božović (September 23, 2003 - )

- Radovan Gudurić
- Slavko Vojičić
- Slavenko Kuzeljević
- Branko Smiljanić
- Milovan Đorić
- Gojko Zec

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