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FK Zeta

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Full nameFudbalski klub Zeta
Nickname(s)Vukovi (The Wolves)
Short nameZET
Founded1927; 94 years ago (1927)
GroundStadion Tre?njica
Golubovci, Montenegro
ChairmanRajko Ivanovi?
ManagerRatko Dostani?
LeagueMontenegrin First League
2019-20Montenegrin First League, 4th
WebsiteClub website

FK Zeta is a football club from Golubovci, a suburb of Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. It plays in the Montenegrin First League, of which it was the inaugural champion in 2006-07.


Period 1927-1997

The club was formed in 1927 under the name FK Danica. During the first decades, they played only non-league matches. From 194g, the club played under the name FK Napredak, and since 1955, the team is playing under the name FK Zeta.[1]
Until the start of seventies, FK Zeta played at lowest-rank competitions. First significant success, team from Golubovci made at season 1971-72 with promotion to Montenegrin Republic League.[2] In that, third-level competition in SFR Yugoslavia, FK Zeta spent most of their seasons in following two decades, with greatest result as a second-places team at the end of seasons 1974-75, 1975-76, 1982-83 and 1983-84, but without success to gain a promotion to Yugoslav Second League. At season 1982-83, championship derby FK Berane - FK Zeta attended 10,000 spectators, which was a record attendance in Montenegrin Republic League until the 1999 game FK Jezero - FK Gusinje.

Until the middle of nineties, except in Republic League, FK Zeta also played few seasons in Fourth League - Center.

Period 1997-2006

Successful era in FK Zeta history started at season 1997-98. The team won their first champion title in Montenegrin Republic League and secured first promotion to Yugoslav Second League. On their debut in Second League, FK Zeta won fourth place, but historical success come one season later (1999-2000). After hard struggle with Mladost Lu?ani, team from Golubovci won the title and gained promotion to First Yugoslav League.
Historical first game in the First League, Zeta played at 12 August 2000 against Milicionar (4:0) in Golubovci. That game at Tre?nica stadium was attended by 5,000 supporters. FK Zeta spent six consecutive seasons in Yugoslav First League, often placed at the upper-half of championship table. With FK Zeta promotion to First League, new local rivalry was born - against Budu?nost from neighbouring Podgorica.

Zeta made many successful results in the First League, and among them were often victories against two strongest sides - Partizan and Red Star. Except that, FK Zeta became the strongest Montenegrin team in First League at most of the seasons in period 2000-2006.

Highest final placement in top-division of Serbia and Montenegro, Zeta made on season 2004-05. They finished third and qualified for first performance in European competitions.[3] On debut, Zeta was defeated at 2005-06 UEFA Cup second leg, against Bosnian side ?iroki Brijeg.[4]

Additionally, at the same time, Zeta started producing notable young talent like Milo? Mari? who transferred to Greek club Olympiacos in the summer of 2004, as well as brothers Bojan and Nenad Brnovi?, and Branimir Petrovi? who were all signed by Partizan, and more recently Milanko Ra?kovi? and Nikola Trajkovi? who transferred to Red Star Belgrade.

Period 2006-

Following Montenegrin independence, FK Zeta became a member of Montenegrin First League and won historical, first champions title in independent state. Namely, on season 2006-07, after hard struggle with FK Budu?nost, which lasted until the last week, Zeta finished at first place. Game between Budu?nost and Zeta, played at 8 April 2007 in Podgorica, in front of 10,000 spectators, is recorded by record-high attendance on one First Montenegrin League match.
As a first champion of Montenegro, FK Zeta became the country's first representatives in the UEFA Champions League for 2007-08. After beating FBK Kaunas in the First Qualifying Round (3-1; 2-3), they lost against Rangers (0-1; 0-2) in the Second Qualifying Round.
During the following years, FK Zeta was a runner-up on season 2007-08, and third-placed team after the season 2011-12.
Among numerous performances in European competitions, FK Zeta made greatest result omn Europa League 2012-13. In the first round, Zeta eliminated Armenian side FC Pyunik (1-2; 3-0), with aggregate victory against Finlandian team JJK Jyväskylä (1-0; 2-3) in the second round. Opponent of FK Zeta in third round was FK Sarajevo from Bosnia and Herzegovina (1-0; 1-2). After that, FK Zeta played in Europa League play-off round, with elimination against PSV Eindhoven (0-5; 0-9).
Another significant success in domestic competitions, FK Zeta made on season 2016-17. After impressive performances, the team from Golubovci finished as a runner-up, with the same number of points as a title-winners from Budu?nost, but with worst head-to-head score. With that result, FK zeta made another comeback to UEFA Europe League (2017-18), but they were eliminated at the first stage against Bosnian-Herzegovian side ?eljezni?ar (2-2; 0-1).
The club remained among the top-class sides in Montenegrin First League during the next years, so they made another two performances in UEFA Europa League - on season 2019-20 against Fehérvár FC (1-5; 0-0) and next year.

First League Record

For the first time, FK Zeta played in Yugoslav First League on season 2000-01. Below is a list of FK Zeta scores in First League by every single season.

Season Pos G W D L GF GA
2000-01 13 34 11 9 14 38 50
2001-02 5 34 15 7 12 48 50
2002-03 8 34 15 6 13 51 43
2003-04 11 30 10 6 14 38 41
2004-05 3 30 18 5 7 52 30
2005-06 5 30 14 5 11 42 36
2006-07 1 33 25 4 4 65 18
2007-08 2 33 19 9 5 56 28
2008-09 9 33 13 7 13 36 41
2009-10 4 33 17 6 10 43 33
2010-11 4 33 12 3 8 36 29
2011-12 3 33 17 9 7 55 40
2012-13 8 33 8 13 12 43 45
2013-14 8 33 12 4 17 39 57
2014-15 9 33 11 7 15 48 44
2015-16 8 33 10 8 15 37 42
2016-17 2 33 19 6 8 38 17
2017-18 6 36 12 13 11 40 35
2018-19 3 36 16 13 7 36 21
2019-20 4 31 9 14 8 29 30

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

FK Zeta in European competitions

For the first time, FK Zeta played in European competitions on season 2005-06. Until now, they played eight seasons in European cups, their most successful campaign being in 2012-13, when Zeta reached the play-off round of Europa League.

Season Competition Round Country Club home away
2005-06 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round Bosnia and Herzegovina ?iroki Brijeg 0-1 1-4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2006-07 Intertoto Cup Second qualifying round Slovenia Maribor 1-2 0-2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2007-08 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round Lithuania FBK Kaunas 3-1 2-3 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second qualifying round Scotland Rangers 0-1 0-2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2008-09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round Slovenia Interblock Ljubljana 1-1 0-1 Symbol delete vote.svg
2010-11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Moldova Dacia Chi?in?u 1-1 0-0 Symbol delete vote.svg
2011-12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Slovakia Spartak Trnava 2-1 0-3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2012-13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Armenia Pyunik Yerevan 1-2 3-0 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second qualifying round Finland JJK Jyväskylä 1-0 2-3 Symbol keep vote.svg
Third qualifying round Bosnia and Herzegovina FK Sarajevo 1-0 1-2 Symbol keep vote.svg
Play-off round Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 0-5 0-9 Symbol delete vote.svg
2017-18 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Bosnia and Herzegovina ?eljezni?ar Sarajevo 2-2 0-1 Symbol delete vote.svg
2019-20 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Hungary Fehérvár 1-5 0-0 Symbol delete vote.svg
2020-21 UEFA Europa League Preliminary round Andorra Engordany N/A 3-1 Symbol keep vote.svg
First qualifying round Luxembourg Progrès Niederkorn N/A 0-3 Symbol delete vote.svg

Honours and achievements


Current squad

As of 30 October 2020[5]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF Montenegro MNE Aleksandar Mili?
3 DF Montenegro MNE Ognjen ?inovi?
4 MF Cameroon CMR Alphonse Soppo
5 DF Montenegro MNE Zvonko Cekli?
6 MF Montenegro MNE Sr?an Krstovi?
7 FW Montenegro MNE Ivan Vuk?evi?
8 MF Montenegro MNE Danijel Be?i?
9 FW Montenegro MNE Matija Lambuli?
10 MF Montenegro MNE Marko Burzanovi?
12 GK Montenegro MNE Milan Grbav?evi?
15 MF Montenegro MNE Simo Popovi?
17 MF Montenegro MNE Bal?a Goranovi?
18 MF Montenegro MNE Vojislav ?i?evi?
20 MF Montenegro MNE Goran Milojko
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 MF Montenegro MNE Lazar Lambuli?
23 DF Montenegro MNE Amel Tuzovi?
24 DF Montenegro MNE Lazar Milo?evi?
25 FW Togo TOG Elom Nya-Vedji
26 DF Montenegro MNE Janko Simovi?
27 GK Montenegro MNE Igor Mrvaljevi?
32 GK Montenegro MNE Zoran Akovi?
36 FW Montenegro MNE Mijat Lambulic
70 FW Montenegro MNE Vasko Kalezi?
90 MF Ghana GHA Alex Yamoah
99 GK Montenegro MNE Petar Radulovi?
DF Montenegro MNE Nemanja ?urovi?
MF Montenegro MNE Ilija Tripunovi?
FW Montenegro MNE Vuk Ajkovi?

Notable players

For the list of former and current players with resource article, please see Category:FK Zeta players.
Below is the list of FK Zeta players which made international careers or played for national teams of their countries.

Historical list of coaches


FK Zeta home ground is Stadion Tre?njica, built during the 1996. Until now, stadium is renovated several times (last time 2016)[12] and near the main ground is built another pitch with artificial turf.
FK Zeta is playing First League games at Tre?njica stadium from 2000. Biggest crowd on games was 5,000 in numerous occasions, especially during the matches against Budu?nost and, earlier, against Partizan and Red Star Belgrade.


  • Official kit supplier: Kappa

See also


  1. ^ "FK Zeta » History Club".
  2. ^ 'Crnogorski klubovi u fudbalskim takmi?enjima 1946-2016', Podgorica, 2016.
  3. ^ "Serbia and Montenegro 2004/05".
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Roster - FCSG
  6. ^ Miodrag Marta? novi trener Zete - Vijesti (in Montenegrin)
  7. ^ Do?ao sam zbog Evrope - CDM (in Montenegrin)
  8. ^ Zeta dobila novog trenera - CDM (in Montenegrin)
  9. ^ Vlaisavljevi? trener Zete - CDM (in Montenegrin)
  10. ^ Preokret na Tre?njici, ?ureti? ostao na klupi Zete - CDM (in Montenegrin)
  11. ^ Zeta dobila novog trenera - CDM (in Montenegrin)
  12. ^ "Prvoliga? rekonstrui?e stadion - CdM". 25 June 2016.

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