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.

The Yugoslav First Federal Football League, Template:Lang-slo), was the premier football league in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1918–1941) and Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1945–1992).

Football Association of Yugoslavia association football governing body in Yugoslavia

The Football Association of Yugoslavia (FSJ) was the governing body of football in Yugoslavia, based in Belgrade, with a major administrative branch in Zagreb.

World War I 1914–1918 global war originating in Europe

World War I, also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Contemporaneously described as "the war to end all wars", it led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history. It is also one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with an estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilian deaths as a direct result of the war, while resulting genocides and the 1918 influenza pandemic caused another 50 to 100 million deaths worldwide.


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.

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia socialist republic in Southeast Europe between 1943 and 1992

The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was a country located in central and Southeastern Europe that existed from its foundation in the aftermath of World War II until its dissolution in 1992 amid the Yugoslav Wars. Covering an area of 255,804 km², the SFRY was bordered by the Adriatic Sea and Italy to the west, Austria and Hungary to the north, Bulgaria and Romania to the east, and Albania and Greece to the south.

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

Prvo srpsko društvo za igru loptom1899 Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia Dissolved after one game.1899
Laibacher Sportverein1900 Ljubljana, Austria-Hungary 1909
SAK Bačka 1901 Subotica, Vojvodina Still active
SK Soko 1903 Belgrade, Kingdom of SerbiaLater renamed to BASK.Still active
SK Šumadija 1903 Kragujevac, Kingdom of SerbiaStill active
PNIŠK 1903 Zagreb, Austria-Hungary1909
HAŠK 1903 Zagreb, Austria-HungaryStill active
Subotički SK1903 Subotica, Vojvodina 1941
Đački Športski Klub 1905 Mostar, Herzegovina Later renamed to Zrinjski.Still active
Srpski mač Beograd1906Belgrade, Kingdom of SerbiaFounded as football section of Fencing Club.1911
Athletik SK 1906 Celje, Austria-Hungary1941
HŠK Concordia 1906 Zagreb, Austria-Hungary1945
AŠK Croatia1907 Zagreb, Austria-Hungary1945
Nagykikindai AC 1909 Kikinda, VojvodinaLater renamed to OFK KikindaStill active
Marburger Sportverein1909 Maribor, Austria-Hungary1914
GŠK Marsonia 1909 Slavonski Brod, Austria-HungaryStill active
NAK 1910Novi Sad, Vojvodina1944
Beogradski SK 1911Belgrade, Kingdom of SerbiaLater renamed to OFK BeogradStill active
SK Takovo 1911 Gornji Milanovac, Kingdom of SerbiaStill active
SK Ilirija 1911Ljubljana, Austria-HungaryStill active
JSK Hajduk 1911 Split, Austria-HungaryStill active
1. HŠK Građanski 1911 Zagreb, Austria-HungaryStill active
Javor 1912 Ivanjica, Kingdom of SerbiaStill active
Somborski SK 1912 Sombor, VojvodinaLater renamed to Radnički SomborStill active
HRŠD Anarh 1912 Split, Austria-HungaryLater renamed to RNK SplitStill active
HŠK Slaven 1912 Koprivnica, Austria-HungaryStill active
SK Velika Srbija 1913Belgrade, SerbiaLater renamed to JugoslavijaJune 1945
RSK Lovćen Cetinje 1913 Cetinje, Kingdom of Montenegro Still active
SK Slovan 1913Ljubljana, Austria-HungaryStill active
SK Lav 1913 Knin, Austria-HungaryStill active
SK Vojvodina 1914 Novi Sad, VojvodinaStill active

Pre-World War II Clubs (Kingdom of Yugoslavia)

FK Bor 1919 Bor, Serbia N/AN/A
NK Jedinstvo Bihać 1919 Bihać, BosniaN/AN/A
NK Čelik Zenica 1921 Zenica, BosniaN/AN/A
FK Željezničar Sarajevo1921 Sarajevo, BosniaN/AN/A
FK Velež Mostar 1922 Mostar, HerzegovinaN/AN/A
NK Travnik 1922 Travnik, BosniaN/AN/A
FK Radnički Niš 1923 Niš, SerbiaN/AN/A
FK Dubočica 1923 Leskovac, SerbiaN/AN/A
NK Jadran Visoko1923 Visoko, BosniaMerged with Radnički to form NK Bosna 1953
FK Budućnost Podgorica 1925Podgorica, MontenegroN/AN/A
FK Žarkovo 1925Žarkovo, SerbiaN/AN/A
FK Sloboda Tuzla 1925 Tuzla, BosniaN/AN/A
FK Leotar Trebinje 1925 Trebinje, BosniaN/AN/A
FK Borac Banja Luka 1926 Banja Luka, BosniaN/AN/A
FK Borac Čačak 1926 Čačak, SerbiaN/AN/A
FK Rudar Kakanj 1928 Kakanj, BosniaN/AN/A
FK Krajina Cazin1932 Cazin, BosniaN/AN/A
NK Radnički Visoko1934 Visoko, BosniaMerged with Jadran to form NK Bosna 1953
NK Herceg Stjepan, Goražde1918 Goražde, BosniaMerged with GOŠK Goražde to form FK Radnički Goražde.1961

Post-War Clubs (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)

FK Kozara Bosanska Gradiška 1945 Kozara, BosniaN/AN/A
FK Sarajevo 1946 Sarajevo, BosniaN/AN/A
NK Iskra Bugojno1947 Bugojno, BosniaN/AN/A
FK Budućnost Banovići 1947 Banovići, BosniaN/AN/A
NK Posušje 1950 Posušje, HerzegovinaN/AN/A
FK Mladost Lučani 1952 Lučani, SerbiaN/AN/A
NK Bosna Visoko 1953 Visoko, BosniaCreated by merging NK Radnički and NK JadranN/A
NK Brotnjo 1955 Čitluk, HerzegovinaN/AN/A
FK Rad Beograd1958Belgrade, SerbiaN/AN/A
FK Mladost Gacko 1970 Gacko, BosniaN/AN/A

See also

The Yugoslav Cup, officially known between 1923 and 1940 as the King Alexander Cup (Serbian: Куп Краља Александра Croatian: Kup Kralja Aleksandra, and between 1947 and 1991 as the Marshal Tito Cup, was one of two major football competitions in the former Yugoslavia, the other one being the Yugoslav League Championship. The Yugoslav Cup took place after the league championships when every competitive league in Yugoslavia had finished, in order to determine which teams are ranked as their corresponding seeds. The Marshal Tito Cup trophy was based on a design by Branko Šotra.

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