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OFK Bečej 1918

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Bečej
Full nameOFK Bečej 1918
Nickname(s)Tiski brod (The Tisza's Ship)
Gusari sa Tise (The Pirates of the Tisza)
Founded1918; 104 years ago (1918)
GroundGradski stadion kraj Tise
Capacity2,296
PresidentZoltan Gujaš
Head coachBranko Savić
LeagueSerbian League Vojvodina
2020–21Serbian League Vojvodina, 4th of 20

OFK Bečej 1918 (Serbian Cyrillic: ОФК Бечеј 1918) is a football club based in Bečej, Vojvodina, Serbia. They compete in the Serbian League Vojvodina, the third tier of the national league system.

History

After winning the Vojvodina League in the 1988–89 season, the club spent two years in the Yugoslav Inter-Republic League (Group North).[1] They ended up as runners-up in 1989–90, before placing first in 1990–91 to earn promotion to the Yugoslav Second League.[1] The club subsequently finished as champions in the competition's final edition before the breakup of Yugoslavia, getting promotion to the top flight for the first time ever.[2]

Between 1992 and 1998, the club competed in the newly formed First League of FR Yugoslavia.[2] They placed fourth in the 1994–95 season and secured a spot in the 1995 UEFA Intertoto Cup.[2] The club would finish fourth out of five teams in Group 8, recording one win and three losses.[3] They repeated their fourth-place finish in the following 1995–96, this time earning a spot in the 1996–97 UEFA Cup.[2] However, the club was eliminated by Slovenian side Mura in the preliminary round (2–0 on aggregate).[4]

From 1998 to 2004, the club played in the Second League of FR Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro.[2] They spent their first season in Group East and the next five in Group North, before suffering relegation to the Serbian League Vojvodina.[5] After spending three seasons in the third tier, the club was relegated to the Vojvodina League West in 2007.[6]

In December 2011, the club announced that it would change its name to OFK Bečej 1918,[7] effective from the 2012–13 season.[8] They later won the Vojvodina League North in 2016–17 and subsequently the Serbian League Vojvodina in 2017–18 to reach the Serbian First League, the second tier of the national league pyramid.[9] In December 2018, the club marked its 100th anniversary.[10]

Honours

Yugoslav Second League (Tier 2)

Yugoslav Inter-Republic League / Serbian League Vojvodina (Tier 3)

  • 1990–91 (Group North) / 2017–18

Vojvodina League / Vojvodina League North (Tier 4)

  • 1988–89 / 2016–17

European record

Season Competition Round Opponent Score Aggregate
1995–96 Intertoto Cup Group stage Romania Farul Constanța 1–2 (H) 4th of 5
Belarus Dnepr Mogilev 1–2 (A)
Poland Pogoń Szczecin 2–1 (H)
France Cannes 0–1 (A)
1996–97 UEFA Cup Preliminary round Slovenia Mura 0–0 (H), 0–2 (A) 0–2

Notable players

This is a list of players who have played at full international level.[11][12]

For a list of all OFK Bečej 1918 players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:OFK Bečej 1918 players.

Managerial history

References

  1. ^ a b "SISTEM TAKMIČENJA U JUGOSLAVIJI 1988.-1991" (in Serbian). fsgzrenjanin.com. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e "RAT, RASPAD SFR JUGOSLAVIJE, SANKCIJE" (in Serbian). fsgzrenjanin.com. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  3. ^ "UEFA Intertoto Cup 1995". rsssf.com. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  4. ^ "UEFA Cup 1996-97". rsssf.com. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  5. ^ "SISTEM TAKMIČENJA 2000.-2006" (in Serbian). fsgzrenjanin.com. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  6. ^ "Serbia 2006/07". rsssf.com. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  7. ^ "SKUPŠTINA BEČEJ OLD GOLDA: Nova uprava, novo ime" (in Serbian). becejski-mozaik.co.rs. 23 December 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  8. ^ "MEĐUOPŠTINSKA LIGA BEČEJ – SRBOBRAN – VRBAS: Sve osim prvog mesta neuspeh" (in Serbian). becejski-mozaik.co.rs. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  9. ^ "SISTEM TAKMIČENJA 2012.-2020" (in Serbian). fsgzrenjanin.com. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  10. ^ "OFK Bečej 1918: Klub skromno obeležio vek postojanja" (in Serbian). mojbecej.rs. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  11. ^ "FK Bečej". national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  12. ^ "OFK Bečej 1918". national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
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