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FK Olimpik Sarajevo ( ; usually known simply as Olimpik) is a professional football club based in Sarajevomarker, the capital city of Bosnia-Herzegovinamarker.

History

Founded in October, 1993 by a group of football enthusiasts, the club will attempt a successful run at the Premier League trophy in its first appearance in the joint Premier League during the 2009/10 season.

FK Olimpik Sarajevo played in Premier League on several occasions and every time, but in seasons 2000/01 and 2001/02, they were relegated to the lower divisions. Later the club would plummet even further to lower leagues, but would rise again. With the coming of Nijaz Gracić and Husref Musemić in 2006, the club would develop a comprehensive plan to reach back to Premier League and compete at the highest level of Bosnian football. By placing first during 2008/09 season competing in First League of FBiH, Olimpik achieved this goal and started the 2009/10 season as the newly promoted club in Premier League.

Name

The idea to name the club Olimpik came from the fact that city of Sarajevomarker was the host city to the 1984 Winter Olympics. Olimpik's nickname The Wolves is also linked to the 1984 Winter Olympics by way of the Olympics' mascot Vučko ( ; pronounced in ).

Stadium

Otoka Stadium
Main article: Otoka Stadiummarker

Olimpik plays it's home games at Otoka Stadiummarker, a 5,000 seat venue located in the city's Otoka neighborhood.

Season of 2009/10

For season 2009/10 it was planned that Olimpik would play all of its home games at Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadiummarker while Otoka Stadiummarker goes through a $5 million modernization effort in order to satisfy UEFA rules and regulations and increase capacity from 5,000 to 7,200 seats. However, Olimpik is actually going to play all of their home games at Grbavica Stadiummarker.

Players

First-team squad



The starting squad for FK Olimpik Sarajevo in season 2009/10. The coach chosen is Faik Kolar.
As of August 1, 2009, according to sources on the German TransferMarkt website, based in UK.

Transfers

2009/10

In:

Out:

Notable former players

 


Honors

Senior

First League of FBiH (II)
  • Winners (1): 2009


Second League of FBiH - South (III)
  • Winners (1): 1997


Asim Ferhatović-Hase Memorial Cup
  • Winners (1): 1993


Football Olympiad, Tuzlamarker
  • Winners (1): 1994


Inter-Canton Tournament (IV), Tuzlamarker
  • Runners-up (1): 1994


References



External links

Official websites


Fansites



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