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Sarajevo Derby

Sarajevo derby
Other namesEternal derby
LocaleSarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
TeamsFK ?eljezni?ar
FK Sarajevo
First meeting12 August 1954
Latest meeting4 November 2020
Next meeting2021
Statistics
Meetings totalTotal: 141
Official: 121 (League competition)
All-time seriesTotal:

The Sarajevo derby (Bosnian: Vje?iti derbi, Sarajevski derbi) is a match between rivals from Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital city FK ?eljezni?ar Sarajevo and FK Sarajevo, the two biggest and most popular clubs in the country, during which fans usually create a competitive atmosphere with big flags, paper rolls, scarfs and loud chanting. It is not uncommon to see members of the same family on opposite sides, not speaking to each other on the day of the derby, with opposing fans engaging in mutual provocations at the end of the match, eagerly awaiting the next confrontation although, in recent years, this has led to clashes between some younger fans.

History

The history of the Sarajevo derby dates back to 1954, but the rivalry began eight years earlier. At the end of the Second World War the three major clubs in Sarajevo, ?erzelez, SA?K and Slavija, were disbanded by the new authorities[1] which formed FK Sarajevo in 1946. Since the idea was for this new club to represent the city on a national level, SD Torpedo, as initially FK Sarajevo was called, needed the best players from the city. Numerous notable players were brought to the club, and they received good salaries for that time. On the other side, FK ?eljezni?ar Sarajevo is a club which was formed by a group of railway workers much earlier, in 1921. However, until then, during the pre-war period, they were in the shadow of ?erzelez, SA?K and Slavija and had never managed to qualify to the Yugoslav Championship. ?eljezni?ar won the second-tier Bosnian championship title in 1946, as part of the Yugoslav football league system, and that achievement marked the beginning of their climb. After the war, these two clubs became the most prominent and successful clubs in Sarajevo, and since then, the rivalry between the two has been intense.

FK Sarajevo supporters were considered to be upper-class individuals, mainly from Bosniak dominated old and central parts of town. On the other side, supporters of FK ?eljezni?ar were usually working-class with liberal image. Those differences were later partly erased. Both clubs have supporters from all classes and from all ethnic groups, even if FK Sarajevo fan base is still very predominately Bosniak. FK ?eljezni?ar has the image of a liberal club and they are popular even among other supporters in the region, while FK Sarajevo's support outside Sarajevo comes mostly from the Bosniak dominated areas in the region and diaspora.[]

Since they played in different levels, first matches between FK ?eljezni?ar and FK Sarajevo were friendlies. The first official league match was held in 1954; FK Sarajevo won 6-1. That is still the biggest victory by any team in these matches.

As of 4 November 2020, 121 league matches have been played. ?eljezni?ar have won 37 times, Sarajevo have won 34 times, while 50 matches ended in a draw. Goal difference is 139:138 in ?eljezni?ar's favour. In all competitions, ?eljezni?ar and Sarajevo have played 141 times, Sarajevo have won 42 times, ?eljezni?ar have won 45 times and 54 games have ended in a draw.[]

All competitions

As of match played 4 November 2020

The Sarajevo derby is currently played three times a year in the Premier league, but they may also play against one another in other competitions. There are also friendly matches and games played in various tournaments. Although these games are not included in official statistics.

Matches Wins Draws Goals
Sarajevo ?eljezni?ar Sarajevo ?eljezni?ar
Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina 58 15 16 28 53 53
Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup 14 6 4 4 21 19
Supercup of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 0 1 0 0 4
1992-Present 73 21 21 32 74 76
Yugoslav First League 63 19 21 22 83 85
Yugoslav Cup 5 2 3 0 10 13
1946-1992 68 21 24 22 93 98
Total 141 42 45 54 168 175

Head-to-head ranking in Premier League of Bosnia

P. 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5
6 6
7 7 7 7 7
8
9 9 9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22

o Total: FK Sarajevo 14 times higher, FK ?eljezni?ar 11 times higher.

Records

  • Most appearances: Slobodan Janju? - 21 (16 for ?eljezni?ar, 5 for Sarajevo)
  • Best goalscorers: Asim Ferhatovi? (Sarajevo), D?elaludin Muharemovi? (?eljezni?ar) - 6 goals
  • Record win: ?eljezni?ar - Torpedo 9:1 (December 29, 1946, first derby match recorded)
  • Biggest attendance: 55,000 (March 10, 1982, Ko?evo Stadium)
  • Double victory (two wins in a season): ?eljezni?ar (1968/1969, 1989/90, 2000/2001, 2015/16, 2017/18, 2019/20); Sarajevo (1955/1956, 1966/1967, 1998/1999, 2006/2007, 2018/19);
  • Longest unbeaten run: 11 games (Sarajevo: June 6, 1963 - December 1, 1968; ?eljezni?ar: October 15, 2000 - April 5, 2006)
  • Longest unbeaten run (home): 17 games (?eljezni?ar: April 3, 1977 - October 26, 1997)
  • Longest unbeaten run (away): 6 games (Sarajevo: June 2, 1963 - June 29, 1969; ?eljezni?ar: April 28, 2001 - April 21, 2007)
  • Longest winning run: 3 games (?eljezni?ar: May 14, 1988 - December 10, 1989; Sarajevo: April 5, 2006 - April 21, 2007)
  • Longest winning run (home): 3 games (?eljezni?ar two times: August 23, 1981 - March 18, 1984 & October 10, 1999 - May 11, 2002)
  • Longest winning run (away): Two games by both teams on several occasions;
  • Radmilo Mihajlovi? is the only player to score a hat-trick. (September 7, 1986, ?eljezni?ar won 4-1).

Note that only league matches are included in statistics. Cup, other tournaments and friendly matches are not included.

Fans

?eljezni?ar supporters at Grbavica Stadium
?eljezni?ar supporters at Grbavica Stadium

Probably the best known thing about the Sarajevo derby are the fans. Usually, they are much more exciting to watch than the game itself. Especially in recent times, since the Bosnian championship has at times lacked in quality. Fans create an impressive atmosphere with loud cheering and original choreography. Both sides prepare intensely between the matches, make large flags and special messages that are appropriate for that particular occasion, to be usually directed towards the opposing side.

FK ?eljezni?ar's most passionate fans (wearing blue) are called Manijaci because their love for the club is on the edge of insanity, so it is said. They are located on the South side of stadium (the Holy South as they call it). The older fans ones are known affectionately as the Ko?picari (which can metaphorically be translated as "seed eaters", although the name itself has different meaning - namely that of "seed sellers").

FK Sarajevo's most passionate fans (crimson) are called the Horde Zla (Evil hordes) after the popular Zagor comic book.[2][3] In home games at Asim Ferhatovi? Hase Stadium, they are located on the North stands, while the older fans are known as the Pitari (similar to the Ko?picari etymology except referring to pie and not seeds) and they are mainly on the East side.

When the derby is played on Grbavica Stadium, Horde zla are on the North-East side of the stadium, The Maniacs are on the East, South and West side, while the Pitari and Ko?picari are on the North. When the game is played on Ko?evo, The Maniacs are on the South and South-West side, Horde zla on the North and the East. Pitari are on the East as well. West stands are mixed with both Pitari and Ko?picari sitting there.

Results 1946-1992

Derby FK Sarajevo - FK ?eljezni?ar in Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1946-1992
Total games 68 68 Total games
Won 21 21 Lost
Draw 23 23 Draw
Lost 24 24 Won
Goals For 93 93 Goals Against
Goals Against 98 98 Goals For
# Date Stadium Home Score Away Report Watch on YouTube
1 29 December 1946. Stadion 6.April ?eljezni?ar 9:1 Torpedo Report
2 30 August 1978. Grbavica ?eljezni?ar 4:0 Sarajevo
3 10 March 1982. Ko?evo Sarajevo 1:2 ?eljezni?ar 42,000 attn.

League Results 1992-present

Stadium Matches Wins
FK Sarajevo
Draws Wins
FK ?eljezni?ar
Goals
FK Sarajevo
Goals
FK ?eljezni?ar
Ko?evo 28 8 15 6 27 19
Grbavica 29 7 13 10 27 32
Total matches 58 15 28 16 53 53
# Date Stadium Home Score Away Report Watch on YouTube
1 14 September 1994 Bilino Polje, Zenica FK ?eljezni?ar 1:1 FK Sarajevo Report
2 15 November 1995 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 5:0 FK ?eljezni?ar Report Watch on youtube
3 2 May 1996 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 1:1 FK Sarajevo Report Watch on youtube
4 22 September 1996 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 1:1 FK Sarajevo Report
5 16 April 1997 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 1:0 FK ?eljezni?ar Report
6 26 October 1997 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 1:2 FK Sarajevo Report Watch on youtube
7 3 May 1998 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 1:1 FK ?eljezni?ar Report Watch on youtube
8 5 June 1998 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 0:1 FK ?eljezni?ar Report Watch on youtube
9 8 August 1998 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 3:1 FK ?eljezni?ar Report Watch on youtube
10 14 March 1999 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 1:2 FK Sarajevo Report Watch on youtube
11 10 October 1999 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 2:0 FK Sarajevo Report
12 6 May 2000 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 4:1 FK ?eljezni?ar Report
13 23 September 2000 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 1:0 FK Sarajevo Report
14 28 April 2001 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 0:3 FK ?eljezni?ar Report Watch on youtube
15 11 November 2001 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 2:2 FK ?eljezni?ar Report
16 4 May 2002 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 1:0 FK Sarajevo Report
17 22 September 2002 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 1:1 FK Sarajevo Report Watch on youtube
18 13 April 2003 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 1:1 FK ?eljezni?ar Report
19 5 October 2003 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 1:1 FK ?eljezni?ar Report Pogedaj
20 30 April 2004 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 2:1 FK Sarajevo Report
21 30 October 2004 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 0:1 FK ?eljezni?ar Report
22 30 April 2005 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 1:1 FK Sarajevo Report
23 15 October 2005 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 0:0 FK ?eljezni?ar Report
24 5 April 2006 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 0:1 FK Sarajevo Report
25 30 September 2006 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 0:1 FK Sarajevo Report
26 21 April 2007 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 2:1 FK ?eljezni?ar Report
27 6 October 2007 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 0:0 FK Sarajevo Report
28 19 April 2008 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 0:0 FK ?eljezni?ar Report
29 8 November 2008 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 0:0 FK ?eljezni?ar Report
30 9 May 2009 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 2:0 FK Sarajevo Report
31 7 November 2009 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 1:2 FK Sarajevo Report
32 15 May 2010 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 0:0 FK ?eljezni?ar Report
33 24 October 2010 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 0:0 FK Sarajevo Report
34 7 May 2011 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 0:0 FK ?eljezni?ar Report
35 5 November 2011 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 1:0 FK Sarajevo Report Watch on youtube
36 12 May 2012 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 2:2 FK ?eljezni?ar Report Watch on youtube
37 3 November 2012 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 1:0 FK ?eljezni?ar Report Watch on youtube
38 8 May 2013 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 0:0 FK Sarajevo Report
39 30 October 2013 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 0:0 FK ?eljezni?ar Report Watch on youtube
40 4 May 2014 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 1:1 FK Sarajevo
41 2 November 2014 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 1:2 FK Sarajevo
42 16 May 2015 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 0:0 FK ?eljezni?ar
43 4 October 2015 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 1:0 FK Sarajevo Report
44 24 April 2016 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 0:1 FK ?eljezni?ar
45 23 July 2016 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 1:1 FK Sarajevo Report
46 16 October 2016 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 0:0 FK ?eljezni?ar
47 15 April 2017 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 0:0 FK Sarajevo
48 20 May 2017 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 1:0 FK ?eljezni?ar
49 19 August 2017 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 0:1 FK ?eljezni?ar
50 27 November 2017 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 2:1 FK Sarajevo
51 15 April 2018 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 0:0 FK ?eljezni?ar
52 19 May 2018 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 2:1 FK Sarajevo Report
53 15 August 2018 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 2:2 FK Sarajevo Report
54 3 November 2018 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 2:1 FK ?eljezni?ar Report
55 6 April 2019 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 0:3 FK Sarajevo Report
56 31 August 2019 Grbavica FK ?eljezni?ar 5:2 FK Sarajevo Report
57 30 November 2019 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 1:3 FK ?eljezni?ar Report
58 4 November 2020 Ko?evo FK Sarajevo 1:1 FK ?eljezni?ar Report
Colors
Won FK Sarajevo
Drawn
Won FK ?eljezni?ar

Little derby

Both the two big Sarajevo clubs have a rivalry with Slavija Sarajevo,[4][5] a club dominated by Bosnian Serbs in eastern Sarajevo.

Another football club from Sarajevo is FK Olimpik; located in the small neighbourhood of Otoka. It did play a pretty long time in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but currently are a part of the First League of FBiH and their support group is very small.

Olimpik's and Slavija's games between each other and its rivals, FK Sarajevo and FK ?eljezni?ar in town are known as the little town derby (Mali gradski derbi). After Olimpik were relegated from the Premier League in the 2016-17 season, until the 2020-21 season, the little derby was not hosted.[6][7]

References

  1. ^ fsks.ba (16 August 2011). "Fudbal u Sarajevu". fsks.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "Horde zla!". stripovi.com. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Horde zla ZG ZS 641 FK Sarajevo". stripovi.com. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "SvenskaFans". svenskafans.com.
  5. ^ "Tu?a navija?a Slavije i Sarajeva koji su neorganizovano do?li u Lukavicu (FOTO) (VIDEO)". telegraf.rs.
  6. ^ "?rijeb Premijer lige BiH: Vje?iti derbi ?eljezni?ar - Sarajevo u 13. kolu". klix.ba. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Na Dan nezavisnosti BiH mali sarajevski derbi sudi Zeni?anin Burekovi?". 24sata.info. Retrieved 2015.

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