|Full name||Fudbalski Klub Tikveš 2014|
Gradski Stadion |
|League||Macedonian Second League|
|2015–16||Macedonian Third League – South, 3rd (admitted)|
FK Tikveš 2014 (Macedonian: Фудбалски Клуб Тиквеш 2014), commonly referred to as Tikveš, is a professional football club from Kavadarci, Republic of Macedonia, that currently competes in the Macedonian Second League.
Tikveš had won the Macedonian Republic League twice (1971–72; 1977–78), and they have competed in the Yugoslav Second League for five season (1955–56; 1968–69; 1969–70; 1972–73; 1978–79). Tikveš was a founding member of the Macedonian First League. The club's traditional colours are red and white, and they are nicknamed the Winegrowers.
Foundation and early years
Tikveš was founded in December 1930 by a group of young enthusiasts who held their meeting in the Balkan restaurant in Kavadarci. Slavčo Temkov became the first president of the newly formed club, Todor Janakiev was chosen as secretary while Aleksandar Hadživasilev was the first main sponsor.
The club's early years were mostly spent playing friendly matches with other teams from Kavadarci and some neighbouring towns. At this early stage Tikveš was overshadowed by the other football clubs from Kavadarci, such as FK Zanaetčiski, FK Ljubaš, FK Jugoslavija and FK Strašo Pindžur, but after the resumption of football following World War II Tikveš were admitted into the Football League and the club established itself. In 1948–49 Tikveš achieved a respectable 6th-place finish in the Macedonian Republic League, level on points with 5th placed FK Šar Tetovo but weaker goal difference.
1950s & 1960s (Vuko Karov's era)
First taste of success
The club made its first notable achievements in the 1950s.
In 1950 the Football Association of Yugoslavia based in Belgrade made a decision to create a unified third tier football league in Yugoslavia. Tikveš started their qualification campaign for the Yugoslav Third League with a 4–2 win against FK Crvena Zvezda (Veles) followed by a 3–1 win over FK Goce Delčev (Prilep), these two wins gave Tikveš a chance to play further in two-legged play-off games, but they failed to qualify in the Yugoslav Third League, losing 4–1 (home) and 7–1 (away) to Rudar and 11–0 (away) and 4–1 (home) to Radnički, who later went on to win the Yugoslav Third League and were promoted to the Yugoslav Second League alongside Rudar. The 11–0 trashing by Radnički is Tikveš's biggest ever defeat. After failing to qualify in the Yugoslav Third League, Tikveš continued the season in the Macedonian Republic League.
During the 1950s & 1960s the league system was changed several times and the Macedonian Republic League was often divided into three parallel divisions (Štip, Bitola, Skopje), at the end of the seasons the winners of each division played in the play-off finals to decide the Macedonian Champion. Tikveš won the Štip Division in 1952–53 but lost in the play-off finals and missed out on a chance to be crowned champions for the first time. The following season they came agonizingly close to winning the title. With two losses in their final three games of the season including a 4–0 loss to the eventual champions in the penultimate game, Tikveš finished as runners-up to FK Pobeda Prilep in the Macedonian Republic League trailing by 4 points.
The 1954–55 season was successful for Tikveš despite finishing third in the table in the Macedonian Republic League, level on points with Pobeda Prilep and just three points behind Metalec Skopje. This was seen as a good result as they were promoted to the Yugoslav IV Zona (2nd tier football league in Yugoslavia at the time) for the first time in its existence. The club's stay in the Yugoslav IV Zona was short-lived as they were relegated straight away the following season, together with Rabotnik Bitola, Borac Čačak and Bregalnica Štip, while Vardar Skopje won the league and were promoted to the Yugoslav First League.
After relegation from the Yugoslav IV Zona, Tikveš went on to win comfortably the Štip Division in 1956–57 with some high-scoring road wins while registering 14 wins-2 draws-2 losses. Consistency followed in the next season, as the side led in attack by Vuko Karov and Blažo Malinkov finished as runners-up to Belasica Strumica in the Štip Division only on goal difference.
In the early and mid 1960s Tikveš were second-best on four occasions in the Macedonian Republic League (1962–63 – 1st FK Pobeda Prilep, 1964–65 – 1st FK Teteks Tetovo, 1965–66 – 1st FK Rabotnički Skopje, 1967–68 – 1st FK Rabotnički Skopje).
In 1967–68 Tikveš finished as runners-up to Rabotnički Skopje in the Macedonian Republic League, but had done enough to gain promotion to the Yugoslav Second League – East. In 1968–69 Tikveš avoided relegation from the Yugoslav Second League – East and finished just a single point ahead of EI Mladost Niš, securing survival with one game to go after a late run of good results. Angel Kimov & Gligor Totov combined a respectable 18 league goals (Kimov 10 and Totov 8), while Miodrag Aleksić, a winter loan signing from FK Vojvodina scored 6 goals. However they were unable to established themselves in the Yugoslav Second League – East and failed to avoid the drop in 1969–70 season.
Led by Angel Kimov (Macedonian: Ангел Кимов) and under the guidance of manager Naćo Totovski (Macedonian: Наќо Тотовски) Tikveš claimed their first major honour in 1971–72 winning the Macedonian Republic League. The striking partnership Kimov – Totov combined 36 goals throughout the season (Kimov 20 and Totov 16) to help Tikveš win its first league title for 42 years and to get promotion to the Yugoslav Second League – East. However, in the next season, they came straight back down to the Macedonian Republic League after finishing 15th out of 18 teams, the position which would have guaranteed survival in the previous seasons, but due to drastic changes in the Yugoslav football league system in 1973 Tikveš were relegated from the Yugoslav Second League – East.
Tikveš won their second title in 1977–78 and with it came yet another promotion to the Yugoslav Second League – East. Angel Kimov scored an impressive 32 goals in 34 matches which made him the league's top goalscorer, the only player to earn the honour in the club's history. The 1978–79 season saw Tikveš compete in the Yugoslav Second League – East for the last time. After a promising start to the season including wins over Teteks (1–2), Dubočica (5–0), Jedinstvo (1–0), Sutjeska (3–0) and draws against Liria (2–2), Budućnost (0–0) their form dipped drastically and they were relegated to the Macedonian Republic League, Vardar Skopje were promoted as champions to the Yugoslav First League, a recurring scenario from 1955–56 season.
Undoubtedly Tikveš's heyday was the 12-year period from 1967–1979, where they competed for four seasons in the Yugoslav Second League (1968–69, 1969–70, 1972–73 and 1978–79), were Macedonian champions twice (1971–72 and 1977–78), finished as runners-up twice (1967–68 and 1974–75) and sustained one third-place finish (1973–74).
After the successful 1970s the club's fortunes declined in the 1980s. In 1980–81, despite beginning the season as one of the favourites to win the title Tikveš suffered an unprecedented run of poor results culminating in their first-ever relegation to the Macedonian Republic 2nd division. For two seasons in a row they failed to achieve promotion, Tikveš struggled in 1981–82 and 1982–83 only finishing 4th and 5th in the table respectively. In the meantime Petar Anđušev (Macedonian: Петар Анѓушев) guided FK Bor Kavadarci to back-to-back promotions. FK Bor have won the Macedonian Republic 3rd division in 1981–82, and in 1982–83 they stormed the Macedonian Republic 2nd division winning promotion to the Macedonian Republic League at their first attempt. In their title run in 1982–83 FK Bor won 3–1 and drew 2–2 against Tikveš, the only time in which two teams from Kavadarci faced each other in any of the top two football divisions. During the summer of 1983, after FK Bor were promoted to the Macedonian Republic League the two clubs from Kavadarci merged and FK Tikveš continued to play in the Macedonian Republic League. Over the next few years, their form fluctuated greatly, 5th in 1983–84, 9th in 1984–85, rising to 4th in 1985–86 before dropping to 17th two seasons later in 1987–88 which meant another relegation to the Macedonian Republic 2nd division. Tikveš achieved an instant promotion in 1988–89, followed by a 3rd-place finish in the Macedonian Republic League in 1989–90, their best season and highest league placing in a decade.
|1||FK Pobeda Prilep||662||245||160||257||893||930||−37||650|
|2||FK Teteks Tetovo||560||209||140||211||629||680||−51||558|
|3||FK Rabotnički Skopje||414||146||83||185||577||687||−110||375|
|4||FK Vardar Skopje||286||156||57||73||485||281||+204||369|
|5||FK Pelister Bitola||350||143||69||138||456||408||+48||355|
|6||FK Bregalnica Štip||358||100||96||162||351||554||−203||296|
|7||FK Belasica Strumica||174||54||46||74||186||246||−60||154|
|8||FK 11 Oktomvri Kumanovo||156||47||36||73||144||259||−115||130|
|9||FK Tikveš Kavadarci||124||23||35||66||119||221||−102||81|
|10||FK MIK Skopje||64||21||8||35||78||114||−36||50|
|11||FK Metalurg Skopje||34||9||12||13||34||45||−11||30|
|12||FK Balkan Skopje||36||9||8||19||23||57||−34||26|
1990s and the new century
After the Breakup of Yugoslavia in 1991, Tikveš were one of the founding members of the Macedonian First League, the top level professional football league in Macedonia. In the inaugural season they finished 7th in the table. A succession of managers followed, but despite a wealth of home grown talent and some well known signings (such as Dejvi Glavevski, Dževdet Šainovski, Sašo Karadžov, Arbnor Morina, Vlado Šuvak) Tikveš failed to achieve any significant results, never breaking into the top four and therefore failing to qualify for European competition.
Bankruptcy and Rejuvenation
With the arrival of the new century came the darkest days of the club's existence. In 2000–01 Tikveš were relegated from the Macedonian First League for the very first time, they recorded the Macedonian First League lowest ever points total, going through an entire season with only one win. With a drastic improvement in form the following season Tikveš made an immediate return to the top-flight by winning the Macedonian Second League.
In a turbulent 2002–03 Tikveš saw four different managers through the course of the season in the Macedonian First League. Despite promising performances during the first half of the season Perica Gruevski surprisingly resigned as manager on 8 November 2002, citing the bad financial situation at the club as the main reason for his departure. His assistant Lazar Iliev was appointed as a caretaker manager, and took the helm until the winter break. On 16 January 2003 Tikveš announced that they had appointed Blagoja Kitanovski as new head coach, who only held the position for three months and resigned in April 2003. On 28 April 2003 Nikola Gligorov was appointed as the new manager of Tikveš. After a very good start of the 2002–03 season Tikveš comfortably avoided relegation in the end, however more pain was yet to be inflicted in 2003–04 season when they were relegated from the Macedonian First League for a second time in four years. Following this relegation from the Macedonian First League Tikveš fell into serious financial difficulties and a downward spiral set in.
2004–05 saw Tikveš suffer a second consecutive relegation, placing them in the Macedonian Third League – South. They finished the 2004–05 season in 10th place (3rd from bottom) but lost the relegation play-off game to FK Karaorman Struga played at a neutral venue at Philip II Arena on 19 June 2005. The 90 minutes ended with a 0–0 draw and after 30 minutes of extra time Tikveš lost 3–1. Shortly afterwards in 2005–06 the club went into bankruptcy.
Eventually the club was rejuvenated in 2007 under the name of FK Tikveš Nacional (Macedonian: ФК Тиквеш Национал), they started competing in the Regional League – OFL Kavadarci, 4th tier football league in Macedonia, achieving promotion at the first attempt in 2007–08. In 2008–09 FK Tikveš Nacional played in the Macedonian Third League – South and finished the season in 5th place.
In the summer of 2009 the Kavadarci Municipality Council took control of the club and changed the name to Gradski Fudbalski Klub Tikveš (City's Football Club Tikveš) (Macedonian: ГФК Тиквеш). In 2009–10 they won the Macedonian Third League – South and were promoted as champions.
In 2010–11 Tikveš made a very good start to the season in the Macedonian Second League, but in the end they finished 3rd in the table and narrowly missed the chance to be promoted to the Macedonian First League, they lost 2–0 to FK Napredok Kičevo in the play-off final at Gjorče Petrov Stadium in Skopje. In the same season Tikveš had their best ever Cup run. After defeating FK Drita in the first round and FK Osogovo in the second round, in a memorable quarter-final Tikveš overcame a 4–1 first-leg deficit to defeat FK Vardar, an emphatic 4–0 win at home in the second-leg made it 5–4 on aggregate and Tikveš went through to the semi-finals where they eventually lost to FK Teteks over two legs (0–0; 0–6).
The first half of the season in 2011–12 gave Tikveš hope and realistic chance for promotion, they went into the winter break only 3 points behind the league leaders FK Drita. But they had started poorly in the second half of the season and on 25 March 2012 Mitko Sapundžiev resigned as manager after three defeats in a row. Nikola Gligorov was appointed as new manager and in the end they finished 7th in the table.
After a disappointing start of 2012–13 season, 1 win-3 draws-2 losses, Tikveš dismissed manager Nikola Gligorov on 25 September 2012 and Blagoja Kitanovski was appointed as his successor, but he stayed only until the winter break and left the club. This was Kitanovski's third short spell in Tikveš, he previously coached the team in 2000 and 2003. The club's precarious financial situation was obvious and during the winter break most of the first team players left the club. Nikola Gligorov returned as manager and Tikveš continued the season with players from the youth categories. With the lack of quality and experience in the squad Tikveš were unable to secure survival and they were relegated to the Macedonian Third League – South. The 2012–13 season will also be remembered for the fan's campaign ('For better Tikveš') against the club’s board of directors. The fans were increasingly convinced that the board was lacking ambition and football knowledge, sarcastically nicknaming the board – The Visionaries. 1930 fans signed a petition demanding the board to step down, although there were greater levels of interest the decision was made to handover the petition with only 1930 signatures due to the fact that this number is representative of the year of Tikveš’s foundation.
Tikveš’s crisis deepened in 2013–14 season. The relations between the club's board of directors and the players (supported by the fans) deteriorated, subsequently leading to players revolt and boycott of the matches. On 9 October 2013 the FFM expelled Tikveš from the Macedonian Third League – South after they refused to play against FK Mlekar and FK Topolčani.
After a tumultuous summer and a newly assembled board of directors, the club was renamed to FK Tikveš 2014 and begun the 2014–15 season competing in the lowest rank of Macedonian football. They won the league and gained promotion to the Macedonian Third League – South through play-off matches winning comfortably 8–0 and 3–0 against FK Gemidžii and FK Kožuf respectively.
In 2015–16 season Tikveš finished in 3rd place in the Third League – South. However, due to the withdrawal of FK Ljubanci and FK Mladost Carev Dvor, the club was admitted to the Second League, which has seen them returning to the second rank of the Macedonian football after three years absence.
The club's colours have traditionally been red and white. In the early years Tikveš played in red and white striped shirts, but for much of its history they have been playing in red shirts with white collar or white V-neck. In the mid-90s Tikveš played a couple of seasons in red and white hooped shirts as well.
Throughout the years Tikveš have had two main crests.
The current crest, also used until the early 90's is a green vine-leaf on a white background, surrounded by red lines, and the name of the club written with green letters on the top. The vine-leaf represents the Tikveš region famous for its vineyards, while the red & white are the official colours of the club and the colours of Kavadarci.
- 90's and new century
- Until 90's & Current crest
Tikveš's home ground is the City Stadium of Kavadarci (Macedonian: Градски Стадион Кавадарци). The stadium was built in the late 1940s and the first match played was on 19 March 1950 between FK Tikveš and NK Rudar Trbovlje from Slovenia, qualification for the Yugoslav Third League, the final score was 1–4 for the visitors from Slovenia.
The stadium has hosted Macedonia U-21 international fixtures and Macedonian Cup final in 1997 between FK Sileks and FK Sloga Jugomagnat (4–1). Although used primarily for football the stadium has hosted many concerts in the past as well.
Tikveš's organized supporters are known as Lozari (Winegrowers) (Macedonian: Лозари), they were formed in 1991 and traditionally occupy the East Stand at the stadium. Lozari have a good relations with Čkembari, supporters of FK Pelister Bitola.
Tikveš is one of the clubs with the highest average home attendance in Macedonia.
Tikveš’s fiercest rival is FK Vardar Negotino. The matches between the two clubs are known as the Winegrowers Derby, and they are keenly contested affairs with considerable pride at stake that goes far beyond football. The derby is an inter-town rivalry, with the two towns of Kavadarci and Negotino just 10 km (6 miles) apart. The derby is seldom played because in many seasons the two clubs have played in separate divisions of the league system, however, whenever played the derby always attracts bumper crowds with passionate atmosphere. In their long-standing history Tikveš have enjoyed being in a superior division to their neighbours in many seasons, and statistically are by far the more successful of the two clubs who have still not faced each other in the Macedonian First League.
- As of 13 August 2016
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former players
To appear in this section a player must have either:
- Has been part of a Tikveš team which won a league trophy (Macedonian First League).
- Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
- Has been a long term club captain.
- Has been part of the Macedonia national football team or other national football team in any official match.
Notable former coaches
- Naćo Totovski
- Trajče Kovačev
- Andon Dončevski
- Svetozar Gođevac
Honours and Achievements
|Macedonian Republic League: Champions||2||1971–72, 1977–78|
|Macedonian Republic League: Runners-up||6||1953–54, 1962–63, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1967–68, 1974–75|
|Macedonian Republic League – Štip Division: Winners||2||1952–53, 1956–57|
|Macedonian Republic League – Štip Division: Runners-up||1||1957–58|
|Macedonian Second League: Champions||1||2001–02|
|Macedonian Third League – South: Champions||1||2009–10|
|OFL Kavadarci: Champions||2||2007–08, 2014–15|
|Vuko Karov Tournament: Winners||1||2011|
- R1 = first round / R2 = second round
- QF = quarter-finals / SF = semi-finals
- h = home / a = away
|2010–11||R1||FK Drita Bogovinje||2–1 (h)|
|R2||FK Osogovo Kočani||3–0 (a), 0–1 (h)|
|QF||FK Vardar Skopje||1–4 (a), 4–0 (h)|
|SF||FK Teteks Tetovo||0–0 (h), 0–6 (a)|
Vuko Karov Tournament
An annual International Memorial Tournament has been held in Kavadarci since 1993 in honour and memory of Tikveš's former player and president Vuko Karov (5 September 1931 – 6 June 1990). The tournament is always played in February and the knockout format includes the traditional four-team, two-days event, Single-elimination tournament system with a Third place playoff taking place before the Final. The first Vuko Karov Tournament took place on 27–28 February 1993, first teams to participate were Tikveš, Vardar, Pobeda and SAK Klagenfurt. Vardar defeated Tikveš in the final 3–0 and became the first winner, while Ljupčo Markovski was chosen as the tournament MVP.
Tikveš finally won the trophy in 2011 after 14 attempts, they defeated Vardar 5–4 on penalties after a 1–1 draw at the end of 90 minutes.
FK Pobeda Prilep is the most successful team having won the tournament four times.
|4||1996||Sileks||Čukarički Stankom||Sloga Jugomagnat|
References and notes
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 11
- Macedonia, Overview of teams – Skynet.be
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 9, 11
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 16
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 20
- First football club from Kavadarci to be admitted into the Skoplje Football Subassociation in 1936
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 19
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 28
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 30
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 32
- Founded in 1941 as FK Goce Delčev Prilep and renamed in late 1950 to FK Pobeda Prilep
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 33
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 38, 42, 53, 57
- Though not always the case, as in some seasons during this period the best placed Macedonian team in the higher Yugoslav Leagues was automatically proclaimed as Macedonian Champion
- Napredok Kumanovo 1–0 Tikveš; Tikveš 1–1 Pobeda Prilep; Tikveš 4–1 Napredok Kumanovo; Pobeda Prilep 4–1 Tikveš (match abandoned after 55min.)
- Sloga Skopje 1–0 Tikveš; Pobeda Prilep 4–0 Tikveš; Tikveš 2–0 Tekstilec Skopje
- ČETVRTA ZONA 1955–56 – fsgzrenjanin.com
- Kožuf Gevgelija 3–4 Tikveš; Tikveš 4–2 Pobeda Valandovo; Tikveš 4–2 Bregalnica Štip; Tikveš 8–2 Keramičar Veles; Tikveš 9–0 Maleš Berovo
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 54, 56
- ISTOČNA GRUPA DRUGE LIGE 1968–69 – fsgzrenjanin.com
- Bregalnica Štip 2–2 Tikveš; Tikveš 1–1 Priština; Pobeda Prilep 0–2 Tikveš; Tikveš 4–1 Mladost Smederevska Palanka
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 95, 96
- Skupština FSJ donela je odluku 30. juna 1973. godine da u sezoni 1973/74 takmičenje drugoligaša bude u dve grupe, Istok i Zapad – fsgzrenjanin.com
- ISTOČNA GRUPA DRUGE LIGE 1968–69 – fsgzrenjanin.com
- ISTOČNA GRUPA DRUGE LIGE 1969–70 – fsgzrenjanin.com
- ISTOČNA GRUPA DRUGE LIGE 1972–73 – fsgzrenjanin.com
- ISTOČNA GRUPA DRUGE LIGE 1978–79 – fsgzrenjanin.com
- 5 wins-6 draws-19 losses
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 116
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 117, 119
- Петар Анѓушев-Хорват, легенда на спортот во Кавадарци – utrinski.com.mk
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 119
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 120
- All-time Yugoslav Second League (1947–1992), by Dragoljub Jovanovič, Igor Kramaršić and Miša Miladinovič (RSSSF)
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 142, 146
- Macedonian First League – List of Final Tables (1992–2001), by – Igor Kramaršić & Goran Mančevski (RSSSF)
- Only 3 points, 1 win-25 losses
- List of Final Tables by Karel Stokkermans and RSSSF
- Gruevski leaves Tikveš post – UEFA.com
- Kitanovski in Tikveš return – UEFA.com
- Tikveš opt for Gligorov – UEFA.com
- ФК Тиквеш Национал Кавадарци – ujp.gov.mk
- Macedonian 3rd League South 2008/09 – MacedonianFootball.com
- Expanded Second League – MacedonianFootbal.com
- Тиквеш го елиминира Вардар од Купот – Daily Macedonia
- Macedonian Second League – Round 15 – MacedonianFootball.com
- Тиквеш остана без тренер – kavadar4e.com
- Second League 2011/12 – MacedonianFootball.com
- Tikveš sacks Gligorov, hires Kitanovski – MacedonianFootball.com
- Kitanovski in Tikveš return – UEFA.com
- Лазаров, Панев, Ристов и Каракамишев го напуштија Тиквеш – kavadar4e.com.
- Дуков пред потпис со ОФК Београд – kavadar4e.com.
- Тиквеш го напушта второлигашкото друштво – kavadar4e.com
- Лозари во акција за подобар Тиквеш – kavadar4e.com
- Старо-нови проблеми во Тиквеш- kavadar4e.com
- Tikveš expelled from competition! – MacedonianFootball.com
- Тиквеш исклучен од Третата лига – mkd.mk
- Draw for new season to take place on Monday – MacedonianFootball.com
- Second League schedule released – MacedonianFootball.com
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 12
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 50, 56, 72, 83, 84, 91, 98, 105, 116, 119, 121, 125
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 146
- The wine heart of Macedonia – travel2macedonia.com.mk
- Winery Tikveš, Kavadarci – exploringmacedonia.com
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 33, 163
- Macedonia 1996/97 League Table and Cup Final – RSSSF
- Фото: Лозарите го започнаа роденденското славје – kavadar4e.com
- Macedonian football derbies – MacedonianFootball.com
- Ривали уште од турско – vest.com.mk
- Во исчекување на најголемото фудбалско дерби во Македонија – doznaj.com.mk
- Фудбалско лудило во Кавадарци – ekipa.mk
- Кавадарци покажа како се сака фудбалот – sportmedia.mk
- Тиквешкиот регион е на нозе – republika.mk
- Спектакл во Недела – kavadareckiglas.blogspot.co.uk
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 96, 110
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 56
- Петар Анѓушев-Хорват, легенда на спортот во Кавадарци – utrinski.com.mk
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 89, 168
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 89, 75, 76, 137, 138
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 89, 131
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 149
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 150
- Karovski, Ilija (1996) FK Tikveš 1930–1995 p. 151
- Vuko Karov 2011 – MacedonianFootball.com
- Наместо белградски Партизан, доаѓа Телеоптик – utrinski.com.mk
- Тиквеш преку Вардар до својот прв "Вуко Каров" – sport.com.mk
- Vihren claims Vuko Karov 2012 – MacedonianFootball.com
- Победа го освои Меморијалниот турнир „Вуко Каров“ 2016 – ekipa.mk
- The tournament has been cancelled due to the tragic death of the Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski
- Due to a bad financial situation the tournament has not been held in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013
- Tournament “Vuko Karov” 2014 – MacedonianFootball.com
- Karovski, Ilija; (1996) (in Macedonian). ФК Тиквеш 1930–1995 (FK Tikveš 1930–1995).
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- Club Info at MacedonianFootball (English)
- Football Federation of Macedonia (Macedonian)