Zvezda slavi 71. rođendan

Red Star turns 71

Red Star (in Serbian: Crvena zvezda) turns 71, as the board members mark the events of a cold March day, in which a group of young activists decided to form a brand new sports association. The name comes from the time’s ideology, but have since parted ways with regimes, creating their own unique brand.

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Foto: SD Crvena zvezda

Crvena zvezda, danas puni sedamdeset i jednu godinu. Hladnog martovskog dana, već davne 1945. godine, grupa omladinaca je rešila da formira jedinstveno sportsko društvo, pod čijem bi se okriljem takmičile sve popularne selekcije

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Foto: J.L.

U duhu ondašnjeg vremena, ime “Zvezda” je došlo na red, ispred svih ostalih očekivanih alternativa. Ipak,  Žujović, Ćosić, Gligorić i su drugi smatrali da je naziv novog sportskog društva nepotpun. Mogla je Zvezda biti žuta ili plava, ali je presudila legendarna rečenica koja se pripisuje Slobodanu Ćosiću: “Ako je Zvezda, neka bude crvena!”

Od tada su crveno-beli prošli bezbroj uspona i padova, te postali deo sportske tradicije ovih prostora. Zajedno sa gradskim rivalom Partizanom, čine jedan do najatraktivnijih “Večitih parova”, čije derbije prate poklonici fudbala širom planete.

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Foto: J.L.

Uzimajući u obzir popularnost fudbala u Evropi, najznačajnija je upravo fudbalska selekcija. Najvećim uspehom fudbalera smatra osvajanje Kupa šampiona 1991. u sezoni koja je rezultatski najbolja u dosadašnjoj klupskoj istoriji. Crvena zvezda je iznedrila svetski priznate talente poput Džajića, Stojkovića, Stankovića, Vidića i brojnih drugih.

Uprkos ogromnoj istoriji, te neslavnim međunarodnim rezultatima u protekloj deceniji, fudbaleri u crveno-belom grabe ka novim uspesima, dok mlade nade srpskog fudbala pomažu pri gradnji navijačkog optimizma.

Zvezda se proteklih godina odlikovala značajnim rezultatima u košarci, vaterpolu, plivanju… Trenutno su publici najzanimljiviji košarkaši, koji se bore za istorijsko učešće u Top 8 fazi Evrolige. 

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Foto: J.L.

From  a group of young enthusiasts, Red Star has reached great success in many categories, football being considered as the main priority. In this very discipline Belgrade’s Red and Whites have reached the top of the world by winning the Champions League in 1991. in what is known as the best season to date. Owners of over 50 titles in the sport, with players and fans always hungry for more. 

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Foto: Crvena zvezda

Through its tumultuous history, Zvezda became a part of the country’s folklore, training players such as Dragan Stojković, Dejan Stanković, Nemanja Vidić, and many, many more. Their derby matches with the city rival Partizan, have become a true treat for sports fans from around the globe.

Aside from having generations growing up to its reputation in football, Crvena zvezda is also known for excellent results in waterpolo, basketball, swimming and martial arts, showcasing the diversity of the association.

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The golden generation. Photo: Kurir

As per usual, the athletes of the year were chosen in different categories, including BC captain Luka Mitrović and Olympic shooter Zorana Arunović.

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