Founded In
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


About Sarajevo

Fudbalski Klub Sarajevo was originally founded in October 1946. Nicknamed the Bordo-Bijeli, which translates to the 'Maroon-Whites', the club are amongst the most prominent and successful teams in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Their biggest rivals are the other major club from the city, Zeljeznicar, and matches between the two sides are dubbed the Sarajevo Derby. It is considered the most important derby match in Bosnian football and has historically centred around issues like class, as well as the two teams competing against each other for major honours.

During the club's early years, FK Sarajevo played their football as part of the Yugoslav league system. During this time, they were the most successful team from SR Bosnia and often competed near the top of the league. They won the Yugoslav First League on two occasions, with those wins coming in 1966–67 and 1984–85.

Since the formation of the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the team have continued to enjoy high levels of success, winning league titles in 1998-99 and 2006-07. In addition, they have lifted the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup four times, in 1996-97, 1997–98, 2001–02 and 2004–05. Over the years, Sarajevo have competed in a number of continental competitions, including the European Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

The legendary Safet Sušić is widely considered to be the club's greatest ever player. Amongst the side's other notable former talents are names like Boško Antić, Zijad Arslanagić, Vahidin Musemić, Dragan Jakovljević and Senad Repuh.

Sarajevo's home matches are played at the Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium, which opened in 1947. The venue was used during the Winter Olympics in 1984 and, as a result, it is often referred to as the Olympic Stadium. Its capacity currently stands at 37,500, but the record attendance was set at around 60,000 for a match against Zeljeznicar in the 1981-82 season.