FK Budućnost Podgorica

For the parent multisport club, see SD Budućnost Podgorica.
Full name Fudbalski Klub Budućnost Podgorica
Nickname(s) Plavo-bijeli (The Blue-Whites)
Short name BUD
Founded 1925 (1925)
Ground Stadion Pod Goricom
Ground Capacity 12,000[1]
President Žarko Burić
Head Coach Miodrag Vukotić
League First League
2015–16 First League, 2nd
Website Club home page
Active sport clubs of
SD Budućnost
Football Basketball Handball Women
Volleyball Boxing Athletics
Basketball Women Karate Rugby
Shooting Volleyball Women Judo
Ballooning Table tennis Taekwondo
Kayaking Rowing Sambo
Chess Bocce Hiking
Kendo Aikido Savate
Fishing Fly Fishing Horsing
Kung Fu Jiu Jitsu Unifight
Football Women Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Fudbalski Klub Budućnost Podgorica (Montenegrin Cyrillic: Будућност Подгорица, pronounced [budǔːt͡ɕnoːst]) is a football club from Podgorica, Montenegro, currently competing in the First League of Montenegro. Its colours are blue and white.

Founded in 1925, Budućnost was the Montenegrin club with most appearances in the Yugoslav First League, debuting in 1946. Due to the city being renamed during communist rule in Yugoslavia, Budućnost was known as Budućnost Titograd throughout that era. Since Montenegrin independence in 2006, the club has won two Montenegrin First League titles and one Montenegrin Cup. They have also qualified for the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League, but have never reached the group stage of either tournament.

FK Budućnost is a part of Budućnost Podgorica sports society.


Period 1925-2006

The club was founded in June 1925, as a Workers' sports club Zora (RSK Zora). After two years, club was named as RSK Budućnost. Before the World War II, Budućnost won two Montenegrin football championships under the Kingdom of Yugoslavia football system. Budućnost won the titles at seasons 1933 and 1934.
At the beginning of 1937, because of support to workers' ideas, together with FK Lovćen, FK Budućnost was abandoned by regime of that time. At the period 1925-1937, club was named as RSK Zora, RSK Budućnost and SD Crna Gora (RSK - radnički sportski klub (workers' sport club); SD - sportsko društvo (sports society).
After the war, club was refounded and won the 1946 Montenegrin Republic League, which meant placement to the inaugural season of the Yugoslav First League (1946–47). During the SFR Yugoslavia era, Budućnost played 26 seasons in the First League. Best placement in Yugoslav First League was sixth place, and Budućnost played successfuly in the top-tier competition during the decades.
In the same period, the club reached two Yugoslav Cup finals, losing in 1965 to Dinamo Zagreb and in 1977 to Hajduk Split.[2] These two appearances in the Yugoslav Cup finals are considered the greatest achievements of FK Budućnost in the period 1925-2006.
Period which is known as a golden era of football in Podgorica is 1975-1985. In that time, a majority of First League matches in Podgorica attended more than 10,000 spectators, with the record against Hajduk Split (20,000 - 1975). During the 80's, Budućnost made two future great stars of European football - Dejan Savićević and Predrag Mijatović. Best placement of FK Budućnost in the Yugoslav First League was sixth place on seasons 1978-79 and 1980-81.
Budućnost represented SFR Yugoslavia in the UEFA Intertoto Cup 1981, and in the Balkans Cup 1977 and 1991. The most notable achiviement on the international stage from that time was reaching the final of the Balkans Cup in 1991 which they lost to FC Inter Sibiu, after eliminated Galatasaray.
From 1992 to 2006, Budućnost mostly played in the First League of FR Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro. The club spent 11 seasons in the top-tier, with two seasons in European competitions. At 1995-96, Budućnost played in UEFA Intertoto Cup. Ten years later (2005–06), Budućnost participated in the same competition, with notable win over Deportivo La Coruña (2:1) in Podgorica.

Period 2006-

As a Montenegrin club with greatest results from the period 1945-2006, Budućnost continued with greater successes in Montenegrin First League, after the independence (2006). The club from Podgorica won two championship titles in the seasons 2007–08 and 2011–12. Budućnost, also, finished as a second-placed team six times.
Budućnost has also reached four Montenegrin Cup finals (2007–08, 2009–10, 2012–13 and 2015–16), winning once, against Čelik Nikšić 1–0 (2012–13).
After Montenegrin independence, Budućnost played nine seasons in European competitions. Notable seasons in UEFA Europe League include matches against HNK Hajduk Split (1:1, 0:1 - 2006/07) and K.R.C. Genk (2:0, 0:2 - 2016/17). Budućnost participated twice in UEFA Champions League qualifiers (2008–09, 2012–13).

List of competetive matches (1946-)

Below is an overall score of all matches of FK Budućnost in official competitions since 1946. More details at page List of FK Budućnost seasons.

Competition Level Seasons First season Last season Matches W D L GD
First League471946-472016-1714825853435541840:1880
Second League211947-482003-046203311461431021:532
Republic League319461952-53282323113:29
First League playoffs81968-691996-972084822:23
National Cup5419472015-16165852951252:192
UEFA competitions121981-822016-17381491551:49
Balkans Cup219971990-91102629:8
OVERALL (1946-)236310485397763308:2713


Budućnost in European competition

FK Budućnost is Montenegrin club with most played seasons and matches in European football competitions. Except participation in UEFA competitions, during the history Budućnost played twice in the Balkans Cup.

UEFA competitions

FK Budućnost debuted in European competitions at 1981, when they played in Intertoto Cup. In the next decades, Budućnost played in the same competition twice, with notable victory against Deportivo La Coruña (2:1) at 2006.
After the Montenegrin independence, Budućnost became standard participant of UEFA competitions, and played two seasons in the Champions League qualifiers. In the recent period, most successful European season of Budućnost was 2016/17 in UEFA Europa League. After eliminating Macedonian side Rabotnički, Budućnost almost made surprise against K.R.C. Genk (2:0 in Podgorica after 0:2 in Genk in first match), but lose on penalties.

Competition Seasons First Last G W D L GD
UEFA Champions League22008-092012-1341123:5
UEFA Europa League72007-082016-172074920:22
Intertoto Cup31981-822005-061464428:22
OVERALL12 seasons381491551:49

Balkans Cup

FK Budućnost played two seasons in the Balkans Cup, a regional competition for clubs from Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Turkey. The club made its debut in 1977 in Group B, with Panathinaikos and Vllaznia. After four legs, they were second in the group with four points. During their second spell in the Balkans Cup, in 1991, Budućnost reached the final losing to FC Inter Sibiu. Before the final game, Budućnost eliminated Galatasaray.

Honours and achievements

National Championships – 2

National Cups – 1



Main article: Montenegrin Derby
Varvari at a Montenegrin First League home match

Buducnost fans are known as Varvari (Barbarians), a group founded in 1987.[10] The group's traditional colours are blue and white, which are also the colours of all the Budućnost sports clubs. For FK Budućnost Podgorica home games, Varvari occupy the northern stand (Sjever) of the Podgorica city stadium. They also have a reserved stand at the Morača Sports Center, as supporters of KK Buducnost basketball club.[11] The focal point for the group during the late 1990s was the basketball club, which started investing heavily while the football club toiled in the lower half of the table.
Since foundation years, Varvari gained a reputation of violent group, and in the recent history they made a few biggest accidents on the football matches. At First League 2004-05 game Budućnost - Partizan Belgrade, flares, blocks, construction materials and similar objects were thrown from the North stand to the pitch and match was abbandoned for 15 minutes. Year later, game Budućnost - Crvena Zvezda Belgrade was suspended for two hours after home supporters (Varvari) throwed tear gases on the pitch and, after that, attacked visitors' ultras.[12][13] On the spring 2006, there was a crowd violence on the local rivals game Budućnost - Zeta.[14] In the Montenegrin First League, numerous matches of FK Budućnost were suspended due to crowd violence or crowd-invasion to the pitch. During the last seasons, there was an escalation of violence on Montenegrin Derby games.
They are the best organised and largest fan group in Montenegro. According to many fan magazines from the Balkan they are the only fans in Montenegro who are on the level of the largest fan groups from ex-Yugoslavia.[15]


Main article: Stadion Pod Goricom

FK Budućnost plays its home games at the Stadion Pod Goricom, in Podgorica. Stadion Pod Goricom, is also the largest football stadium in Montenegro and the home ground of the Montenegro national football team. The stadium's original capacity was about 12,000 spectators, which expanded to 15,230 with the addition of the north and south stands. An eastern stand is planned to be built soon, which will bring the stadium's capacity to over 20,000.
The pitch measures 105 x 70 meters. Stadium is well-known for close distance between pitch and stands. Pitch is totaly renovated in 2014 and today is among the best football pitches in the Balkans.
Floodlights were installen at the 1989, with the first match in the night-time FK Budućnost Podgorica|Budućnost - Rad (First League, 28 May 1989). Twenty years later, new, 1900 lux, floodlights were installen.[16]

Current team


As of 25 June 2016 [17] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Montenegro GK Miloš Dragojević
21 Montenegro GK Nikola Marčelja
27 Montenegro GK Milisav Vuksanović

3 Montenegro DF Risto Radunović
4 Montenegro DF Balša Banović
5 Montenegro DF Nikola Vukčević
6 Montenegro DF Luka Malešević
14 Montenegro DF Marko Raičević
15 Montenegro DF Blagoje Djurković
16 Montenegro DF Filip Mitrović
20 Montenegro DF Momčilo Raspopović

30 Montenegro MF Ermin Seratlić
13 Montenegro MF Danilo Marković
No. Position Player
19 Montenegro MF Miloš Raičković
22 Montenegro MF Ivan Pejaković
24 Montenegro MF Miloš Gazivoda
11 Montenegro MF Driton Camaj
28 Montenegro MF Deni Hočko
8 Montenegro MF Luka Mirković
10 Montenegro MF Velizar Janketić

7 Montenegro FW Milan Vusurović
25 Montenegro FW Milivoje Raičević
99 Montenegro FW Radomir Đalović
18 Montenegro FW Goran Vujović

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Manager Miodrag Vukotić
Assistant manager Vladan Tomić
Assistant manager Rade Petrović
Goalkeeping coach Božidar Vuksanović
Physical fitness coach Zoran Jovović
Physical fitness coach Milorad Čabarkapa
Doctor dr spec. Nermin Abdić
Economic Zoran Gajević

Last updated: August 3, 2011
Source: FK Budućnost Podgorica official website

Notable players

For the list of former and current players with Wikipedia article, please see Category:FK Budućnost Podgorica players.

During the history, a numerous notable players sterted their career or played for FK Budućnost. Most known are Podgorica-born players Dejan Savićević, Predrag Mijatović, Branko Brnović, Željko Petrović, Niša Saveljić or Dragoljub Brnović. Players with most games for Budućnost are Ibrahim Methadžović and Slavko Vlahović. Most goals for FK Budućnost in the First League scored Mojaš Radonjić.

Managerial history

Dates Name
1946–55 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vojin Božović
1976–77 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Marko Valok
1977–78 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragoljub Milošević
1986–87 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milan Živadinović
1987–89 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Stanko Poklepović
1989–90 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mojaš Radonjić
1990–91 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milovan Đorić
1991–92 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milan Živadinović
1997–98 Montenegro Dimitrije Mitrović
1998–99 Serbia Dragan Okuka

Dates Name
1999-00 Montenegro Ante Miročević
2000-01 Montenegro Miodrag Stanišić
2001–02 Montenegro Petar Ljumović
2002–03 Montenegro Mojaš Radonjić
2003 Montenegro Srđan Bajić
2003–06 Montenegro Branislav Milačić
2006–07 Montenegro Miodrag Božović
2007-08 Serbia Branko Babić
2008-09 Serbia Miodrag Ješić
2009-10 Serbia Mihailo Ivanović

Dates Name
2010-11 Montenegro Nikola Rakojević
2011 Montenegro Saša Petrović
2011-12 Montenegro Miodrag Radulović
2012–13 Montenegro Radislav Dragićević
2013–14 Montenegro Nenad Vukčević
2014 Montenegro Goran Perišić
2014–15 Montenegro Dragan Radojičić
2015- Montenegro Miodrag Vukotić


See also


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