Partizan Belgrade

Full name: Fudbalski klub Partizan

From: Belgrade, Serbia

Club colours: Black and white striped shirts, white shorts, white socks.

Partizan Belgrade kit

Home ground: Partizan Stadium (32,710)

Nicknames:
OCrno-beli (The Black-Whites)
Parni valjak (The Steamroller)

Last season: 1st in Serbian SuperLiga

Alexandar Stanojevic

Manager: Aleksandar Stanojević (pictured left)

Squad:
Goalkeepers
Radiša Ilić, Vladimir Stojković.

Defenders
Aleksandar Miljković, Ivan Stevanović, Vojislav Stanković, Marko Jovanović, Stefan Savić, Aleksandar Lazevski, Mladen Krstajić, Matija Nastasić, Joseph Kizito.

Midfielders
Medo, Nemanja Tomić, Radosav Petrović, Almami Moreira, Pierre Boya, Saša Ilić, Aleksandar Davidov, Stefan Babović, Milan Smiljanić.

Strikers
Cléo, Miloš Bogunović, Marko Šćepović, Ivica Iliev.

Website: www.partizan.rs

10 FACTS ON... PARTIZAN BELGRADE

  • For the first four years of Partizan's existance the club wore a blue and red kit, before changing to their current colours of black and white stripes in 1949.
  • Partizan became the first club from Eastern Europe to play in a European Cup final when they lined up against Real Madrid in 1966. Madrid won the final 2-1 in Brussels.
  • Although Arsenal and Partizan Belgrade have never played each other, Partizan did play at Highbury in October 1984. Partizan were paired with Queens Park Rangers in the UEFA Cup Second Round but Loftus Road's 'plastic pitch' was banned by UEFA. The game was therefore played at Highbury with QPR running out 6-2 winners. Rangers unfortunately lost the second leg 4-0 and went out on the away goals rule.
  • Legendary striker Momcilo Vukotic holds the record for most appearances for Partizan Belgrade (791).
  • Partizan Belgrade's record goalscorer is Stjepan Bobek who netted 425 times for the Serbian club.
  • In their history Partizan Belgrade have won 6 league matches scoring 10 or more goals,
  • Partizan have twice finished league campaigns scoring over 100 goals, and hold the national record for the most league goals scored in one season (111).
  • Partizan Belgrade's only other campaign in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage was in 2003/2004. Partizan's group contained Real Madrid, eventual winners FC Porto and Marseille. Despite three home draws Partizan finished bottom of the group.
  • Partizan Belgrade have been crowned champions of Serbia for the past three seasons. They have won 22 national championships in total.
  • Partizan Belgrade qualified for the Champions League Group Stage following a penalty shoot-out victory over RSC Anderlecht. Both legs of their play-off with the Belgian side finished 2-2.
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