- Borac Banja Luka
Football club infobox
clubname = Borac Banja Luka
fullname = Borac Banja Luka
founded = 1926
City Stadium of Banja Luka, Banja Luka
capacity = 12000(3600 seated)
chairman = Milorad Janjetović
league = Premijer Liga
season = 2006-07
position = 15 (relegated to First League of
Cyrilic: Борац) is a sports societywith several teams, from the city of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The meaning of "Borac" is "Fighter" (male). FC Borac's supporters are called Lesinari which means Vultures.
The football club Borac was founded on
July 4, 1926. Originally it was named "Radnički sportski klub Borac", meaning Workers' Sports Club Borac. It was founded by a group of football aficionados including Veselin Masleša, Rudolf "Rudi" Hiter, Savo Novaković, Mustafa Softić, Nikola Kuković and others. The club's first success in this early period came in 1928 when it won a tournament played in Sarajevo.
Borac was renamed "Fudbalski klub Borac" (Football Club Borac, FK Borac) in 1945. It played two years in the Yugoslav Third League before it advanced to the Second League in 1953.
It gained promotion to
Yugoslav First Leaguefor the 1961/62 season, but promptly dropped back down at the end of it. The club would wait almost a decade for a return to top flight - 1970/71 was the season, and the stay in top league was longer this time around - four consecutive seasons. The 1974/75 season was spent in Second League where the club achieved quick promotion and thus ensured the beginning of a new 5-year First League period that lasted until 1980. The following nine seasons were spent in Second League, before a final top league stint between 1989 and 1992. Borac's best placement in the First League was 1990/91 when it finished fourth.
FK Borac was the runner-up in the 1975 Yugoslav Cup, and won it in 1988 as the only Second League club to ever achieve this. The club also won the Mitropa Cup (Central European Cup) in 1992. It played a total of eight games in
Seven Borac players participated in the
Yugoslav national football teamand its stadium, the City Stadium of Banja Luka(capacity: 12,000), hosted five international matches.
Borac Banja Luka in recent times had great success by winning two
Bosnia and Herzegovina2.Liga titles, first in 2000/2001 and the second in 2005/2006.
FK Borac Banja Luka is one of the oldest football clubs from former Yugoslavia. It celebrated it's 80th anniversary on September 6, 2006 when the team played a friendly match against
FC Red Star.
* Starčević Dragan
* Marčetić Siniša
* Milošević Bojan
* Petrić Bojan
* Puzigaća Bojan
* Kolarov Nikola
* Deket Goran
* Vranješ Ognjen
* Damjanović Nemanja
* Žarić Draško
* Stupar Milan
* Marković Vlado
* Đurić Danijel
* Deket Zoran
* Babić Miodrag
* Vranješ Stojan
* Jandrić Oliver
* Bećarević Duško
* Lazarević Nikola
* Grujić Dario
* Petrović Aleksandar
* Rikanović Miroslav
* Urukalo Dario
* Rašević Dejan
* Vukelja Ljubiša
The handball club Borac was founded in 1950.
This club won the European Men's Championship of 1975/1976. In 1990/91 they won the
Domestically, they were the national champions of
former Yugoslaviaseven times and are the most successful handball club ever from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
* [http://www.lesinari1987.net/ Lesinari - Supporters of Borac] sr icon
* [http://www.borac-sport.com/ Official site of sports society Borac]
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