Cukaricki

Fudbalski klub Cukaricki (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Чукарички) is a Serbian professional football club from Belgrade, more precisely from the Cukarica municipality, that currently plays in the Serbian SuperLiga, the top tier of Serbian football.

Founded in 1926, the club spent the first years of its existence in the amateur field. In the days of Yugoslavia, Cukaricki played predominantly in the lower divisions of the country. The first notable achievements for the club were in the seasons of 1971–72 and 1993–94, when they reached the Yugoslav Second League respectively and then reaching for the first time ever in the club's history the national top tier of football the Yugoslav First League the first tier in the newly created Serbia/Montenegro, as well as for the first time in the club's history playing on the European stage in the UEFA Intertoto Cup 1996 and the UEFA Intertoto Cup 1997.

On 17 April 2012, the club was bought by Dragan Obradovic, the owner of the Serbian construction and wholesale company ADOC. Since then Cukaricki is the first ever professional football club in Serbia to have been privatized, and is also one of the first clubs in Southeast Europe which were ever bought. Since been bought the club has become one of the most stable and organised clubs in Serbian football and have qualified for the Europa League regularly something that would have been impossible prior to the club been privatised.

The clubs best honours and achievements include winning the 2014–15 Serbian Cup, their highest league finishes have been third place two times in 2014–15, 2015–16 seasons.

The most famous players to represent the club include: Aleksandar Kolarov who would go on to become one of the world's best left backs of his generation and represent the national team of Serbia at two world cups, Milos Ninkovic, Milan Dudic, Goran Gavrancic, Albert Nadj, amongst many others.

This page also has a version in other languages:  Чукарички (@@русский@@)

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