FK Car Konstantin

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Car Konstantin
Full name FK Car Konstantin
Founded 1932
Manager Dobrivoje Đurđević
League Serbian League East

FK Car Konstantin (Serbian Cyrillic: ФК Цар Константин) is a football club based in Niš, Serbia.

The clubs competes in the 2018-19 season in the Serbian League West, 3rd national tier.

Name origin[edit]

The name comes in honour of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great that was born precisely in Niš, then called Naisus. He was the first Roman Emperor to accept Christianity initiating the expansion of the faith throughout the "civilized world".

The neighbouring areas of Bubanj, Ledena stena and the Rail station were formed mostly by the railway workers. From 1860 on the railway workers chosen as the traditional Serbian slava (the celebration of a patron Saint) the St. Emperor Constantin and Empress Helena and celebrated on June 3 of each year. The club was formed following the tradition of the Railway workers musical and singing society "Konstantin" formed in 1893.

Club formation[edit]

The club was officially formed on August 24, 1932 in the hotel "Atina" in the proximity of the railway station. After Sinđelić, Pobeda, Železničar, Građanski and Jugoslavija, Car Konstantin becomes the 6th football club in the city of Niš. The club founders were the population of the suburban area of Bubanj and Ledena stena, and the employees and workers of the railway station, "Car Konstantin" typography and the commercial cooperative society "Eparhija Niška" located in Niš since 1925.

SK Car Konstantin (1932-1944)[edit]

The club soon begins playing matches against other city clubs and other clubs from Serbia. The fair-play and fairness on the pitch have been the qualities specially cultivated. This way the club manages to a group a great number of followers and sympatizers. The club in this period won twice the Niš subassociation championship. The main player was Dimitrije "Mita" Belić.[1]

Current squad[edit]

As of 9th April, 2018.

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

No. Position Player
Serbia GK Andrija Stanković
Serbia GK Vladimir Pavlovic
Serbia DF Vladimir Kocić
Serbia DF Marko Jovanović
Serbia DF Miloš Milijić
Serbia DF Stefan Mladenović
Serbia DF Aleksandar Cvetković
Serbia DF Stefan Aleksić
Serbia DF Lazar Milošević
Serbia DF Darko Živković
Serbia MF Igor Ristić
Serbia MF Ivan Milenković
Serbia MF Stevan Stefanović
Serbia MF Nikola Ilić
No. Position Player
Serbia MF Nenad Vasić
Serbia MF Stefan Zdravković (on loan from Radnički Niš)
Serbia MF Filip Dikić
Serbia MF Tomislav Aleksić
Serbia MF Aleksandar Stevanović
Serbia MF Aleksandar Janjić
Serbia MF Miloš Pavlović
England MF Nicholas Tonic
Serbia FW Milan Milošević
Serbia FW Predrag Mladenović
Serbia FW Nemanja Stanojević (on loan from Jagodina)
Serbia FW Ilija Ristić
Serbia FW Filip Živadinović
Serbia FW Miodrag Todorović (on loan from Radnički Niš)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Istorija from official club website.

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