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ФК Вардар
FK Vardar
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Full name Fudbalski Klub Vardar Skopje
Nickname(s) Црвено-Црни (the Red-Black)
Founded 1947
Ground Philip II Arena
(Capacity: 25,000)
Chairman Republic of Macedonia Vančo Šehtanski
Manager Republic of Macedonia Ilčo Gjorgjioski
League Makedonska Prva Liga
2008-09 5th
Home colours
Away colours

FK Vardar (Macedonian: ФК Вардар) is a football team from Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, that currently plays in the Macedonian First League. The club plays at the Philip II Arena (capacity 25,000).



The club was founded in 1947. Vardar's most glorious moment came in 1987, when the team lead by Darko Pančev, Ilija Najdoski, Dragan Kanatlarovski, Čedomir Janevski and Vujadin Stanojkovic won the Yugoslav First League 1986-87 title. By winning the league Vardar became the first and only Macedonian club to win the national Yugoslav Championship, temporarily breaking the dominance of the big four of Yugoslav football at that time; Red Star Belgrade, Partizan Belgrade, Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Split. Vardar won the title from Partizan Belgrade by 1 point due to Partizan and 9 other teams starting the 1986-87 season with negative 6 points due to match fixing irregularities committed on the 34th and final round of the season before. The title was subsequently awarded to FK Partizan in 1988 when the points deductions were successfully appealed to the Yugoslav Constitutional Court. Vardar did however represent SFR Yugoslavia in the 1987-88 UEFA European Champions Cup where they lost in the first round to Porto of Portugal over two legs. See Yugoslav First League 1985-86. Following the breakup of Yugoslavia and the formation of the Macedonian First League, Vardar established itself as the dominant club in the new competition, winning three consecutive league titles and two Macedonian Cups. For the next six years however the club experienced a relative dry spell, yet still winning two national cups. The club's fortunes looked up with the return of coach Gjoko Hadžievski, who led the club to another two titles.


League Titles

Yugoslav Champions

  • 1987

Macedonian Champions

  • 1993
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 2002
  • 2003

Cup Titles

Yugoslav Cup

  • 1961

Macedonian Cup

  • 1993
  • 1995
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2007


  • Most Goals: Andon Doncevski (217 goals)
  • Best Goals Per Game Average: Darko Pancev (207 matches/132 goals - 0.65 goals per match)
  • Most goals in single season (Macedonian League): Saša Ćirić 1992/93 (36 goals)
  • Most goals in European Competition: Wandeir 2003/04-05 (14 goals)
  • Most Successful Coach: Gjoko Hadzievski (5 league titles, 2 national cups)

Vardar in Europe

  • Q = qualifier
  • PR = preliminary round
  • R1 = first round / R2 = second round / R3 = third round
Season Competition Round Club Score
1961/62 European Cup Winners' Cup R1 Scotland Dunfermline Athletic 0-5, 2-0
1985/86 UEFA Cup R1 Romania FC Dinamo Bucureşti 1-2, 1-0
1987/88 European Cup R1 Portugal FC Porto 0-3, 0-3
1994/95 UEFA Cup PR Hungary Békéscsabai Elõre 1-1, 0-1
1995/96 UEFA Cup PR Georgia (country) FC Samtredia 1-0, 2-0
R1 France FC Girondins de Bordeaux 0-2, 1-1
1996/97 UEFA Cup PR Slovenia ND Gorica 1-0, 2-1
R1 Sweden Halmstads BK 0-0, 0-1
1998/99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR Slovakia FC Spartak Trnava 0-1, 0-2
1999/00 UEFA Cup QR Poland Legia Warszawa 0-5, 0-4
2001/02 UEFA Cup QR Belgium Standard Liège 0-3, 1-3
2002/03 UEFA Champions League Q1 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 1-1, 3-0
Q2 Poland Legia Warszawa 1-3, 1-1
2003/04 UEFA Champions League Q1 Wales Barry Town FC 3-0, 1-2
Q2 Russia PFC CSKA Moscow 2-1, 1-1
Q3 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 2-3, 2-2
2003/04 UEFA Cup R1 Italy AS Roma 0-4, 1-1
2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup R1 Cyprus Ethnikos Achna FC 5-1, 5-1
R2 Belgium KAA Gent 1-0, 0-1 (p)
R3 Germany FC Schalke 04 0-5, 1-2
2005/06 UEFA Cup Q1 Albania KS Elbasani 1-1, 0-0 (a)
Q2 Romania FC Rapid Bucureşti 0-3, 1-1
2006/07 UEFA Cup Q1 Belgium KSV Roeselare 1-2, 1-5
2007/08 UEFA Cup Q1 Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta 0-1, 0-1

Current Squad

As of March 09, 2010 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
-- Serbia GK Goran Simov
-- Republic of Macedonia DF Milan Ilievski
-- Republic of Macedonia DF Goran Siljanovski
-- Republic of Macedonia DF Zekirija Ramadan
-- Republic of Macedonia DF Blagoja Milevski
-- Republic of Macedonia DF Toni Dzangarovski
-- Republic of Macedonia FW Aleksandar Pandovski
-- Republic of Macedonia MF Dušan Simovski
-- Republic of Macedonia FW Fahrudin Ðurđević
-- Republic of Macedonia MF Nikola Tripunovski
-- Republic of Macedonia MF Ivan Nastevski
-- Republic of Macedonia GK Borjan Ristevski
-- Republic of Macedonia FW Ardijan Nuhiu
-- Republic of Macedonia MF Arben Nuhiu
-- Republic of Macedonia DF Zlatko Ristov
No. Position Player
-- Republic of Macedonia MF Dragan Jakovlevski
-- Republic of Macedonia MF Filip Spaseski
-- Republic of Macedonia FW Simeon Hristov
-- Republic of Macedonia DF Dino Najdovski
-- Republic of Macedonia GK Marjan Madžarovski
-- Republic of Macedonia MF Martin Blaževski
-- Republic of Macedonia MF Redzep Sulejmani
-- Republic of Macedonia MF Boban Blaževski
-- Republic of Macedonia MF Aleksandar Donev
-- Republic of Macedonia GK Goce Gocevski
-- Republic of Macedonia DF Bojan Gjorgievski
-- Republic of Macedonia DF Daniel Mojsov
-- Republic of Macedonia MF Vasko Mitrev
-- Republic of Macedonia FW Hristijan Kirovski
-- Republic of Macedonia MF Artim Položani

Notable former players

Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia


FK Vardar supporters are known as Komiti and they were founded in 1987. Ljubomir Rajcevski

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