Yugoslav football clubs

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The Prva Liga, operated by the Football Association of Yugoslavia, began holding national competitions in 1923; this spawned many new opportunities for teams to be organized, and prospective footballers looking to join. The boom began right after the First World War, and continued well until the break out of the Second World War.

Following World War II, many teams were either "renovated" with new management and players, or simply dissolved and leaving a vacuum needing to be filled by new teams. Many of those "Post-war" teams are still in existence and turned to be the most successful teams in the former Yugoslavia.

Pre-World War I Clubs (Kingdom of Serbia and parts of Austria-Hungary)[edit]

Club Year City Description Dissolution
Prvo srpsko društvo za igru loptom 1899 Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia Dissolved after one game. 1899
Laibacher Sportverein 1900 Ljubljana, Austria-Hungary 1909
SAK Bačka 1901 Subotica, Vojvodina Still active
SK Soko 1903 Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia Later renamed to BASK. Still active
SK Šumadija 1903 Kragujevac, Kingdom of Serbia Still active
PNIŠK 1903 Zagreb, Austria-Hungary 1909
HAŠK 1903 Zagreb, Austria-Hungary Still active
Subotički SK 1903 Subotica, Vojvodina 1941
Đački Športski Klub 1905 Mostar, Herzegovina Later renamed to Zrinjski. Still active
Srpski mač Beograd 1906 Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia Founded as football section of Fencing Club. 1911
Athletik SK 1906 Celje, Austria-Hungary 1941
HŠK Concordia 1906 Zagreb, Austria-Hungary 1945
AŠK Croatia 1907 Zagreb, Austria-Hungary 1945
Nagykikindai AC 1909 Kikinda, Vojvodina Later renamed to OFK Kikinda Still active
Marburger Sportverein 1909 Maribor, Austria-Hungary 1914
GŠK Marsonia 1909 Slavonski Brod, Austria-Hungary Still active
NAK 1910 Novi Sad, Vojvodina 1944
Beogradski SK 1911 Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia Later renamed to OFK Beograd Still active
SK Takovo 1911 Gornji Milanovac, Kingdom of Serbia Still active
SK Ilirija 1911 Ljubljana, Austria-Hungary Still active
JSK Hajduk 1911 Split, Austria-Hungary Still active
1. HŠK Građanski 1911 Zagreb, Austria-Hungary Still active
Javor 1912 Ivanjica, Kingdom of Serbia Still active
Somborski SK 1912 Sombor, Vojvodina Later renamed to Radnički Sombor Still active
HRŠD Anarh 1912 Split, Austria-Hungary Later renamed to RNK Split Still active
HŠK Slaven 1912 Koprivnica, Austria-Hungary Still active
SK Velika Srbija 1913 Belgrade, Serbia Later renamed to Jugoslavija June 1945
RSK Lovćen Cetinje 1913 Cetinje, Kingdom of Montenegro Still active
SK Slovan 1913 Ljubljana, Austria-Hungary Still active
SK Lav 1913 Knin, Austria-Hungary Still active
SK Vojvodina 1914 Novi Sad, Vojvodina Still active

Pre-World War II Clubs (Kingdom of Yugoslavia)[edit]

Club Year City Description Dissolution
FK Bor 1919 Bor, Serbia N/A N/A
NK Jedinstvo Bihać 1919 Bihać, Bosnia N/A N/A
NK Čelik Zenica 1921 Zenica, Bosnia N/A N/A
FK Željezničar Sarajevo 1921 Sarajevo, Bosnia N/A N/A
FK Velež Mostar 1922 Mostar, Herzegovina N/A N/A
NK Travnik 1922 Travnik, Bosnia N/A N/A
FK Radnički Niš 1923 Niš, Serbia N/A N/A
FK Dubočica 1923 Leskovac, Serbia N/A N/A
NK Jadran Visoko 1923 Visoko, Bosnia Merged with Radnički to form NK Bosna 1953
FK Budućnost Podgorica 1925 Podgorica, Montenegro N/A N/A
FK Žarkovo 1925 Žarkovo, Serbia N/A N/A
FK Sloboda Tuzla 1925 Tuzla, Bosnia N/A N/A
FK Leotar Trebinje 1925 Trebinje, Bosnia N/A N/A
FK Borac Banja Luka 1926 Banja Luka, Bosnia N/A N/A
FK Borac Čačak 1926 Čačak, Serbia N/A N/A
FK Rudar Kakanj 1928 Kakanj, Bosnia N/A N/A
FK Krajina Cazin 1932 Cazin, Bosnia N/A N/A
NK Radnički Visoko 1934 Visoko, Bosnia Merged with Jadran to form NK Bosna 1953
NK Herceg Stjepan, Goražde 1918 Goražde, Bosnia Merged with GOŠK Goražde to form FK Radnički Goražde. 1961

Post-War Clubs (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)[edit]

Club Year City Description Dissolution
FK Kozara Bosanska Gradiška 1945 Kozara, Bosnia N/A N/A
FK Sarajevo 1946 Sarajevo, Bosnia N/A N/A
NK Iskra Bugojno 1947 Bugojno, Bosnia N/A N/A
FK Budućnost Banovići 1947 Banovići, Bosnia N/A N/A
NK Posušje 1950 Posušje, Herzegovina N/A N/A
FK Mladost Lučani 1952 Lučani, Serbia N/A N/A
NK Bosna Visoko 1953 Visoko, Bosnia Created by merging NK Radnički and NK Jadran N/A
NK Brotnjo 1955 Čitluk, Herzegovina N/A N/A
FK Rad Beograd 1958 Belgrade, Serbia N/A N/A
FK Mladost Gacko 1970 Gacko, Bosnia N/A N/A

See also[edit]


  • Grüne, H. (2000). Enzyklopädie der europäischen Fussballvereine (in German). Agon Sportverlag..
  • Hans Schöggl (2005). "Serbia and Montenegro - List of Foundation Dates".