The Story of Red Star Belgrade.. so far!
http://sportemblems.ru/files/662.jpgRed Star Belgrade have a very interesting story. Former European Cup winners in 1991 as well as Intercontinental Cup winners in the same year, the Serbian side were easily one of the best in European Football. They dominated domestically too, having won the Yugoslav First League nineteen times in the space of 41 years (1951-1992). After Yugoslavia broke up, Belgrade's dominance was fading. What had happened to this great side? They were falling.. and fast! They still remained a big side in Serbia however, winning the Serbian / Montenegro league in '95, '00, '01, '04 and '06. The league disbanded and Serbia had it's own league for the 2007/08 season, which Belgrade won in the debut season, however they went on a 7 year drought and failed to win it up and til the 2013/14 season. Despite winning the league, they will not feature in the Champions League, due to the huge financial problems growing. Rivals Partizan will replace them.
The Future Of Red Star Belgrade
http://sportemblems.ru/files/662.jpgBelgrade have been left was little money, so the only way is to use the very successful Youth Academy. The academy has helped bring up the likes of Luka Jovic, who may be a key part to the squad for the 2014/15 season. In the past this academy has brought up players like Dragan Džaji? who is officially Serbia's best ever player (as voted by UEFA) and Dragoslav Šekularac who was a key part to Yugoslavia as they finished runners up in the European Champions in 1960. Other successful players include Nemanja Vidi?, Dejan Stankovi? and Dušan Savi?.
The Stadium, Crest and Clubs Colours
http://sportemblems.ru/files/662.jpgRed Star's home ground is the "Rajko Miti?" Stadium (since 21st December 2014.), formerly known as Red Star stadium. With a maximum capacity of about 60 000, of which 55,538 seats, it is the largest stadium in Serbia and in the former Yugoslavia. The stadium was opened in 1963, and in the course of time and due to the fact that stadium's former capacity was about 110,000, it got the unofficial moniker "Marakana", after the large and famous Maracanã stadium in Brazil, and Belgrade's sold-out "Marakana" garnered the reputation of being a very tough ground for visiting teams to play in. During the mid-90s, in order to meet UEFA demands for spectators comfort and security, standing places at the stadium were completely done away with and seats were installed on all four stands. In the years, since the stadium's capacity was gradually decreased, followed different stadium modernisations. In 2008, the club reconstructed the stadium's pitch, under-soil grass heaters, improved drainage systems were installed and new modern turf replaced the old surface.
The training pitch, located next to the stadium, was also renovated by laying down synthetic turf and installing new lighting equipment. In 2011, the stadium received also a new modern LED scoreboard. Today, the stadium has a central lodge, named 5 Zvezdinih Zvezda (English: 5 Star's of Red Star), which consist of five segments, each bears the name of one of Red Star's legendary players (Miti?, Šekularac, Džaji?, Petrovi?, Stojkovi?), two other VIP lounges and a special VIP gallery with over 450 seats. It has also modern press box with a capacity of 344 seats including seven extra-comfortable seats, an extra media center, the Red Cafe and a restaurant. On the west stand of the stadium exist also an official Red Star shop along with a Delije shop. The playing field measures are 110 x 73 m, and is illuminated at 1,400 lux floodlights.
At the end of the World War II, several of pre-war Yugoslav clubs were dissolved because they had played matches during the war and were labelled collaborators by Marshal Tito's communist authorities. One of these clubs were SK Jugoslavija also from Belgrade. Red Star was formed from the remains of Jugoslavija and they were given their red and white colours. The typical kit of Red Star is a shirt with red and white vertical stripes, and red or white shorts and socks. Sometimes used the club also an all-red one next to the all-white one. Red Star used also as away kit or third kit, an all-blue jersey, but very rarely, so that the club used all the colours of the Serbian flag. The crest is a red five-pointed star, white framed, on a red-white background. In addition, the whole crest is framed with gold colour. In two golden stars on the top of their emblem, symbolizing the twenty titles won. For the 2014/15 season, the club decided to go for the iconic striped kit, with a dark red away and a grey, with red outline third kit.