FK Borac Banja Luka
Borac Banja Luka ( Serbian Cyrillic: Борац Бања Лука ) is a football club from the city of Banja Luka, from the republic of Republika Srpska in Bosnia - Herzegovina, who plays in the Premijer Liga, the top division of the country. The club plays its home matches at the current 9,730 -seat Banja Luka Stadium. The club name Borac means in Serbian " The Fighter ".
Borac Banja Luka was founded in 1926 as Radnički sports skiing club Borac ( "Workers Sports Club Borac " ), making it one of the oldest football clubs in the former Yugoslavia. The club colors are red -blue-white.
The club has been very successful in Yugoslavia. In the 1961/62 season and from 1970 to 1974, from 1975 to 1980 and from 1989 to 1992 they played in the first division of the country. His best finish reached the club in the 1990/91 season with a 4th place.
In 1974 Borac qualified as a finalist of the Yugoslav Cup for the European Cup Winners' Cup 1975/76, as the victorious 1-0 playoff opponents Hajduk Split participated as a champion at the European Champions Cup. In the European Cup team against U.S. Rumelange reached the second round, where they eliminated against RSC Anderlecht.
In the season 1987/88 Borac won the Yugoslav Cup was the only second-division history. In the final record champions Red Star Belgrade was defeated 1-0.
Game data for Cup final:
In the European Cup Winners you failed for the following season in the 1st round at Metalist Kharkiv.
In 1992 Borac Banja Luka won the last edition of the traditional Mitropapokals.
After the collapse of Yugoslavia, the club played in the Prva Liga RS, the top league of the Serb Republic within Bosnia and Herzegovina. There they won the 2001 championship title. Since 2002, the league 's second-rate below the Premijer League of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Borac Banja Luka in 2006 and succeeded - after the immediately following it down - again in 2008, the rise in the Premijer league. Here was assured by the 2009/10 season with a 3rd place in the championship and the cup victory to participate in the UEFA Europa League. In the following season, 2010/11, the team succeeded in winning the championship of the biggest success of the club's history. At the same time they managed for the first time a place in the UEFA Champions League.
Players and coaches
Current squad 2013/14
- Željko Buvač
- Yugoslav Cup winner: 1988
- Yugoslavian Cup finalist: 1974
- Mitropa Cup winner: 1992
- Bosnian - Herzegovinian Cup Winners: 2010
- Bosnian - Herzegovinian Champion: 2011