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ФК Работнички
FK Rabotnički
Full name Fudbalski Klub Rabotnički Skopje
Nickname(s) Романтичари (Romantics), Железничaри (Railway Boys)
Founded 1937
Ground Philip II Arena,
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
(Capacity: 35,000)
Chairman Republic of Macedonia Dragan Popovski
Manager Republic of Macedonia Zoran Stratev
League Makedonska Prva Liga
2008-09 4th
Home colours
Away colours

Fudbalski Klub Rabotnički Skopje (Macedonian: ФК Работнички) is a football club that plays at the Philip II Arena in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. They currently play in the Macedonian First League.



Rabotnički has been regarded as a famous football club from Skopje, also known as ‘railway football club’, FK Rabotnički was formed in 1937. For long time, Rabotnički competed in the Second Federal League of the former Yugoslavia or the Republic League of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia. They also competed in the First Federal League of SFR Yugoslavia for two years. Since the Republic of Macedonia became an independent country, Rabotnički constantly competes in the Macedonian Premier League. In all these years since its establishing in 1937, Rabotnički has always been among the best clubs, and has always been a good representative of Macedonian football. The club's most successful years were those between 2001 and 2008 when the club was acquired by the famous company Kometal. Since it was acquired by Kometal (2001), Rabotnički showed constant progress: in 2002/03 they finished second in the national league and competed in the UEFA Cup, (2004/05) they won the national championship and competed in the qualifications for the UEFA Champions League, and in (2007/08) they had their best year by winning the double crown. Kometal and Trifun Kostovski left Rabotnički and took over Vardar in 2008. The following year they won the Macedonian Cup for the second time in club history.

On 14 July 2009, they faced Crusaders FC of Northern Ireland in the UEFA Europa League 2nd qualifying round; the game was drawn 1-1.[1][1]


Association of veterans of Rabotnički informally is functioning since the day of the forming of the club Rabotnički itself, since 1937.

Officially, the association of the veterans of Rabotnički is formally registered in front of the competent court of law with approval number 29/05 in 18.02.2005,and it is notified in the register of the associations of citizens an foundations under registration number 1928 by the name Rabotnički “Veterans”- Skopje with main office in Skopje, city park in large numbers. This, the association inherited the property of legal entity to 18 February 2005. Apart this property, of independent legal entity, the association is functioning associated with Rabotnički, generally comparing its policies, delegate its own members in the governing bodies of the club, gives its own opinions, suggestions, and proposals of a common interest, and all this with a purpose-achieving higher sport results and affirmation of the club in Macedonia and abroad.

Basic sources of financing of the association are: enrolment fee sponsorship as well as good that are supplied by the club. Members of the association are: Active members who spent couple of years in the organs of the club as well as sportsmen who were many years active football players in the club, so as many citizens who showed interest for joining the association. According to this, the association has members from all branches of society life including:Lawyers,professors, directors,of famous companies, ambassadors coaches, famous football players-representatives and many other famous persons from the sport and public life.

President of the association from its own forming is the Lawyer Dragan Popovski, Secretary-General Gojko Stojanovski, selector Jastrat Janevski. It is from special interest to be mentioned that the association of veterans of F.C. Rabotnički is first of it’s kind in Republic of Macedonia. From the moment of working the association, it showed big activity for development of football, for creation and expending the friendly relationships with other football clubs in Macedonia and abroad.

Those, the association has established friendly sport relation ships with teams from Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, Turkey, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia and Sweden among others. The association Rabotnički Veterans is a regular participant in the traditional tournament in R. Bulgaria Varna as well as in cietain competition games with teams in Bulgaria it has played couple of games with team from Romania with team from Turkey with teams from Serbia .

Almost with every one above the association and showed excellent results and it had won sport cups and recognition.

The successful activity of the association continues further more. As charged and responsible inheritors of the positive changes are Dokovski, Popovski, Lazarov, Milosevski, Zefic, M. Andreevski, G. Stojanovski, D. Stojanovski, Janevski, N.Bogoevski, S.Bogojevski, Dzipunov, Janev, Jovevski, Jugilizov, Bojcevski, Ilievski, Petkovski.

Training Camp

The training camp of Rabotnički is located in the city park (opposite of the Philip II Arena, where Rabotnički is playing the official matches in the Macedonian First League and European competition. At the moment there are three completely renovated football fields (two with flood lighting). Until the end of 2007 new facilities as a back - up for the football fields will be prepared: dressing rooms, rooms for rest, restaurant, gym and fitness, medical room and all sport and medical care infrastructures that will be at the service of our players and will support better conditions for work and better performance for the club.


Macedonian First League: 3

  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2008

Macedonian Cup: 2

  • 2008
  • 2009

Macedonian Republic League: 5

  • 1966
  • 1968
  • 1973
  • 1977
  • 1980

Rabotnicki in Europe

  • Q = qualifier
  • R1 = first round
Season Competition Round Club Score
2000/01 UEFA Cup QR Ukraine Vorskla Poltava 0-2, 0-2
2005/06 UEFA Champions League Q1 Latvia Skonto 6-0, 0-1
Q2 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 1-1, 0-2
2006/07 UEFA Champions League Q1 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 1-0, 0-0
Q2 Hungary Debreceni VSC 1-1, 4-1
Q3 France Lille 0-3, 0-1
2006/07 UEFA Cup R1 Switzerland Basel 2-6, 0-1
2007/08 UEFA Cup Q1 Slovenia Gorica 2-1, 2-1
Q2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar 0-0, 2-1
R1 England Bolton Wanderers 1-1, 0-1
2008/09 UEFA Champions League Q1 Azerbaijan Inter Baku 0-0, 1-1
2009/10 UEFA Europa League Q2 Northern Ireland Crusaders 1-1, 4-2
Q3 Denmark Odense 3-4, 0-3

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Republic of Macedonia GK Martin Bogatinov
2 Republic of Macedonia DF Vasko Božinovski
3 Republic of Macedonia DF Vladimir Sekulovski
4 Serbia DF Radenko Bojović
5 Republic of Macedonia DF Gorance Dimovski
6 Republic of Macedonia MF Bobi Bozinovski
7 Brazil DF Fernando
8 Republic of Macedonia FW Muarem Muaremi
9 Brazil FW Márcio Francisco da Silva
11 Brazil MF Zé Carlos
12 Republic of Macedonia GK Kristijan Naumovski
13 Republic of Macedonia MF Goce Todorovski
No. Position Player
14 Republic of Macedonia DF Dragan Rodić
15 Brazil FW Fábio
16 Republic of Macedonia MF Nikola Gligorov
18 Brazil MF Carlos Roberto da Silva
19 Republic of Macedonia MF Vladimir Tunevski
20 Republic of Macedonia FW Filip Petkovski
22 Republic of Macedonia MF Toni Brnjarcevski
23 Republic of Macedonia FW Wandeir
25 Republic of Macedonia GK Darko Jordev
26 Republic of Macedonia DF Ivo Arsovski
27 Republic of Macedonia MF Tomi Ilievski

Former players


There are two supporters groups. The supporters group Legija V was formed back in 2008. They follow the club everywhere and support the players at every game. Before 2008 there was the group called Romanticari (formed in 2001) which was dissolved. The supporters group Debar Malo was formed for Macedonian cup final vs. Makedonija GP in 2009.


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