Serbia Super Liga 02/25 15:30 22 FK Napredak vs FK Novi Pazar - View
Serbia Super Liga 03/02 16:00 23 FK Cukaricki vs FK Napredak - View
Serbia Super Liga 03/09 16:00 24 FK Napredak vs FK Backa Topola - View
Serbia Super Liga 03/13 16:00 25 Partizan Belgrade vs FK Napredak - View
Serbia Super Liga 03/16 16:00 26 FK Napredak vs Radnicki Nis - View
Serbia Super Liga 03/30 18:00 27 FK Radnicki 1923 vs FK Napredak - View


Serbia Super Liga 02/19 16:00 21 [9] FK Vozdovac v FK Napredak [11] W 1-2
Serbia Super Liga 02/12 15:00 20 [13] FK Napredak v Spartak Subotica [10] D 1-1
America Friendlies 01/22 13:00 - Rubin Kazan v FK Napredak L 5-2
Serbia Super Liga 12/22 16:00 9 [3] FK Backa Topola v FK Napredak [13] D 1-1
Serbia Super Liga 12/16 13:00 19 [8] Mladost Lucani v FK Napredak [13] W 1-2
Serbia Super Liga 12/11 17:30 18 [8] Vojvodina v FK Napredak [14] L 2-0
Serbia Cup 12/06 12:00 4 OFK Vrsac v FK Napredak L 1-0
Serbia Super Liga 12/03 14:00 17 [12] FK Napredak v Crvena Zvezda [2] L 0-1
Serbia Super Liga 11/26 17:30 16 [15] FK Zeleznicar Pancevo v FK Napredak [12] L 2-1
Serbia Super Liga 11/22 15:00 8 [13] FK Napredak v FK Cukaricki [9] W 1-0
Europe Friendlies 11/17 13:00 - FK Napredak v FK Dubocica W 4-0
Serbia Super Liga 11/11 15:00 15 [16] FK Radnik Surdulica v FK Napredak [15] W 1-2


Matches played 47 23 24
Wins 15 5 10
Draws 12 7 5
Losses 20 11 9
Goals for 43 17 26
Goals against 53 24 29
Clean sheets 15 7 8
Failed to score 19 11 8

Wikipedia - FK Napredak Kruševac

Fudbalski klub Napredak Kruševac (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Напредак Крушевац), commonly known as Napredak Kruševac, is a Serbian professional football club based in the city of Kruševac. The word Napredak means "progress" in Serbian.

The club's nickname is the Čarapani which translates in English to the sock-men, the origin of this nickname are from the times of the First Serbian Uprising, when the local insurgents took off their slippers and silently went to defend their homeland against the Ottoman occupation of Serbia, in socks. Another interpretation is related to the custom of men in this area who in urban legend in medieval times wore beautiful, long embroidered socks.


Napredak was founded on 8 December 1946, through the merger of three local area clubs Zakić, Badža and 14. Oktobar. In January 1947, they played their first official game against Vardar, the result was 1–1. The first goal in Napredak's history was scored by Marko Valok, who later became a famous player for Partizan Belgrade and Yugoslavian First League top scorer in 1950. In 1949, they became champions of Serbia, the first title of the club. In 1951, Napredak joined the Yugoslav First League for the first time, but they immediately relegated in the IV Zona (IV Zone), which was one of the 5 subdivisions of the Yugoslav Second League. Since the season 1958/59, they compete in the new format of the Yugoslav Second League.

In 1976, led by coach Dragan Bojović, the club won the second league and again provides a placement in the elite, thanks to the four goals by Jovica Škoro, three by Milomir Jakovljević and one by Dragiša Ćuslović, which brought the decisive 8–2 victory over Rad Belgrade, but they relegated again in the same season. In the season 1978–79, they joined the Yugoslav First League, and in that season, Yugoslav powerhouse Partizan suffered a sensational 3–0 home defeat from Napredak. In the season 1979–80, led by coach Tomislav Kaloperović, Napredak finished the championship as 4th and this in front of several Yugoslav top clubs, and qualified finally for the first time for a European competition, the 1980–81 UEFA Cup season, but they were eliminated already in the first round by Eastern Germany's club Dynamo Dresden. It got even worse, because in the same season the club finished the league unexpectedly in the last place and relegated to the Yugoslav Second League and competed there until 1988. In the season 1987–88, Napredak won the East Division of the second league and was promoted to the top tier, but the club could not keep in the first league and relegated for the third time in its history again in the debut season. Napredak remain in the second league until the season 1991–92, the last season of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and was one of the clubs, which were member of the newly founded First League of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. In 1993, Napredak achieved a good six place, but the subsequent 1993–94 season, they relegated to the second league.

New Millennium (2000–2010)

They were during the nineties on the border between the first and second league and won finally in the season 1999–2000 the group East of the Yugoslav Second League and returned to the top tier. In the same season, Napredak's achieved its biggest success in a domestic competition, the reaching of the Yugoslav Cup final in 2000, but lost against the Serbian giant Red Star Belgrade. Their presence in the national cup final earned them a spot for the 2000–01 UEFA Cup season. This time, the team had a little more success than the first participation, eliminating Estonia's Viljandi Tulevik in the first round, but getting eliminated in the second by Greek club OFI Crete. The first league debut for the season 2000–01 was again, after the club history almost traditional, not a successful season and they relegated again immediately. The club received slowly the reputation to be an elevator team due to the frequent promotions and subsequent relegations. In 2003, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was renamed to Serbia and Montenegro and the football leagues followed the renaming. In 2003, Napredak won the group East of the Second League of Serbia and Montenegro and promoted to the 2003–04 First League of Serbia and Montenegro season, but relegated again immediately, and this already in total for the fifth time in its history immediately after a promotion.

After Montenegrin independence in 2006, the clubs from Montenegro withdrew from the league and since then the leagues formed by clubs from the territory of Serbia only. In the season 2006–07, Napredak achieved the third place of the Serbian First League, the second tier in the Serbian football system. Then provided the first two places the promotion in the first league, but on 19 July, in 2007, the Football Association of Serbia decided that Napredak will be promoted to the Serbian SuperLiga and replace Mladost Apatin who withdrew from the competition after being unable to bear the financial burden of playing in a top division. In 2008, they missed barely a qualification place for the 2008–09 UEFA Cup. However, two years later, precisely in 2010, Napredak relegated and played again in the Serbian First League.

New Management (2011–present)

Napredak began transforming from the beginning of 2012 with the arrival of new management and players alike. One of the players was striker Nenad Mirosavljević, one of the best known player in the Serbian football and one of the greatest players to have ever played for APOEL, who was signed from Olympiakos Nicosia. Less than a month after his signing, the club brought the new director Goran Karić, who had the task of bringing the club back to the top flight from the Serbian First League.

Napredak occupied after the first half of the season the bottom half of table, but the new team started a series of victories and they finished the 2011–12 Serbian First League season as 6th, barely missing promotion to the first-tier, the Serbian SuperLiga. On 17 September 2012, Karić was replaced by new director Vladimir Arsić. One of the first acts under the new management was the redesign of the club's logo. The renovation of Napredak's home ground, the Madost Stadium, was complete by the end of April 2012, and the club was able to play again at home. On 9 December, in 2012, Napredak celebrated its 66th birthday and the club's position at first place at the end of the first half of the 2012–13 Serbian First League, which was practically an unprecedented success for the club. Napredak finally promoted to Serbian SuperLiga after crowning First League as champions. Napredak finished SuperLiga as 9th in 2013–14 season. But, Napredak finished it as 14th in 2014–15 season and played play-out against Metalac, 3rd of Serbian First League. After a 3–1 loss away on 30 May 2015 and a 1–1 draw at home on 3 June 2015, Napredak were relegated to second tier.

FK Napredak is a Serbian professional soccer team based in the city of Kruševac. The team was founded in 1946 and has a rich history in Serbian soccer. The team's colors are red and white, and they play their home matches at the Mladost Stadium, which has a capacity of 18,000 spectators.

FK Napredak has a strong fan base and is known for its passionate supporters who create a lively atmosphere at home matches. The team has had some notable successes in its history, including winning the Serbian Cup in 2011 and finishing as runners-up in the same competition in 2016.

The current squad is made up of a mix of experienced players and promising young talent. The team is known for its attacking style of play and has a number of skilled forwards who are capable of scoring goals from a variety of positions on the field.

Overall, FK Napredak is a respected and competitive team in Serbian soccer, with a proud history and a bright future ahead.