- The club's official colours are maroon and white. FK Sarajevo was the only major football club founded by the post-war Yugoslav authorities in the city of Sarajevo. The club entered the Yugoslav First League in the 1948–49 season, and eventually competed in all but two seasons in the top tier.
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FK Sarajevo also operates a women's football team, SFK 2000 Sarajevo. They have been affiliated to the men's team since 2015, when a fusion was signed on 4 July of the same year after which the club assumed the FK Sarajevo crest and colours.
Founded on 24 October 1946, FK Sarajevo was the most successful club from SR Bosnia in former SFR Yugoslavia, winning two Yugoslav First League titles, being runners-up on two other occasions and finishing 6th in that competition's all-time table.  The club's official colours are maroon and white.
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- Željezničar in Europe
Željezničar was formed by a group of railway workers. During the early 20th century, there were several football clubs in Sarajevo. They were rich and usually backed by various organizations, most of them on an ethnic basis: Bosniaks, Serbs, Bosnian Croats, Bosnian Jews, unlike Željezničar. Since it was a financially poor club, they used to organize dance nights and all the profits made were later used to buy shoes and balls. Financial problems were not the only ones. The club's embrace of me...
After the independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina, war broke out and football stopped. The game between Željezničar and FK Rad scheduled to be played on 5 April 1992 at Stadion Grbavica as part of Round 26 of the 1991–92 Yugoslav First League was abandoned 35 minutes (14:55 p.m. local time) before kick-off due to gunfire around the stadium, a result of the first attack on Sarajevo. Ultimately, the club's final completed match in the Yugoslav Championship was a 6–1 defeat on 29 March 1992 in Be...
The club had no stadium upon its foundation as other clubs would not allow Željezničar to use the existing football grounds in Sarajevo. The club played their first matches at a military training pitch called Egzercir which wasn't actually a football ground, however, it was the best ground available and will always be remembered as the club's first pitch. Egzercir was located in a part of Sarajevo known as Čengić vila. In 1932 a new ground was built in Pofalići (yet another part of Sarajevo), close to the railway station. It wasn't much better than the last one, but it was built by the club and because of that it had a special meaning. After World War II, Željezničar played at the "6th April" Stadium in Marijin Dvor (there is a building now on the spot, behind the technical sciences secondary school) until 18 June 1950. Authorities planned to build a street, so the club made another move to military stadium in Skenderija. Club staff was tired of all that moving and they decided to b...
Željezničar was formed as RŠD Željezničar (Radničko športsko društvo, eng. Workers' sports society). Željezničar means railwayman or railway worker. Later it was known as FK Željezničar (Fudbalski klub, eng. football club), and was a part of SD Željezničar (Sportsko društvo, eng. sports society) which includes the clubs in other sports (basketball, handball, volleyball, chess, bowling, etc.) with the same name. In 1993, initial acronym was changed to NK (Nogometni klub, eng. football club). In Bosnian, both fudbal and nogomet are equally used as a word for football. The word fudbal is dominant in eastern and nogometin western parts of the country. Since 2000, club's name is officially with initial FK again. In the modern times, there is even a restaurant named after the club's name. Such example is a ćevapi – the national dish – restaurant at the heart of Sarajevo called Ćevabdžinica "Željo".
Blue is traditionally colour of railway workers in this part of Europe. Since the club was founded by the railway workers, blue was a logical choice. Standard navy blue colour was always on the club's crest, but it is a different story with kits. Sometimes they were light blue, sometimes regular blue, and sometimes navy blue as it is on the crest. Sometimes kits were blue and white vertical striped. For some games in 1999–00 season, kits were striped horizontally, and in 2002–03 season they were even dark grey, without any traces of blue. Away kit was always white. On the left side of the kit, by the heart, stands a crest. Since the foundation of the club, standard elements of the crest were ball and wings, also a traditional railway symbol. These standard elements were changed in design several times in the past. Some other elements were added or excluded in some periods of history. For example, circle around the original crest was added in the 1990s. From 1945. to 1992. red five-p...
FK Željezničar main supporter group are called Manijaci(The Maniacs). There is also subgroups like Blue Tigers, Joint Union, Urban Corps, Stari Grad and Vendetta. In popular culture, Stole Anđelović (Stole iz Bora) – a passionate club supporter from Bor, is known decades (over 40 years) for traveling 450 km to attend most FK Željezničar Sarajevo home games, and was a long time supporter of Yugoslav national team as well as fan of Ivica Osim. A passionate group of fans from 1921.ba TV upload regular Željezničar league and European match reports as well as interviews with players and staff to online stream media; YouTube.
Željezničar has a fierce rivalry with their city-rivals Sarajevo, which is known as the Sarajevo derby, the biggest derby in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is contested regularly since both teams are part of the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Many Željezničar supporters say that "Željo is a matter of philosophy, and Sarajevo a matter of geography". Famous Sarajevo derby, known across the Southeast Europe, is generally considered as one of few with the best atmosphere. But there is one...
Željezničar – Borac Banja Luka rivalry
Also another notable rivalry started to shape in recent years. Since the season 2008–09, the time when Borac started to be standard in the Premier League once again, a great rivalry started to develop between the two teams. Starting from the 2009–10 season the two teams mainly competed against each other for one of the titles (the league title or national cup) and even the attendance almost got on pair with the Sarajevo derby. The rivalry also has a root in the fact that Sarajevo and Banja Lu...
FK Željezničar Sarajevo is the most decorated club from Bosnia and Herzegovina having won six Bosnian Cups, six Bosnian Premier League titles, three Bosnian Supercups and one Yugoslav First Leaguetitle.
1. UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League: 1.1. Semi-finalists (1): 1984–85 1.2. Quarter-finalists (1): 1971–72
1. Premier League and National Cup (2): 2000–01, 2011–12 (record) Especially short competitions such as the Supercup of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Intercontinental Cup (now defunct), FIFA Club World Cup or UEFA Super Cup are not generally considered to contribute towards a Double or Treble, but they contribute to the bigger tuples.
FK Željezničar Sarajevo has played more games in European competitions than any other football team from Bosnia and Herzegovina. 1. As of 9 September 2020 P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD= Goals difference. Defunct competitions indicated in italics.Biggest ever league victory:Željezničar – Barkohba 18–2 (23 March 1925, Second Sarajevo division)Biggest ever league defeat:1–9 on several occasionsBiggest Yugoslav first division victory: Željezničar – Maribor8–0 (29 August 1971)Biggest Yugoslav first division defeat: Dinamo Zagreb– Željezničar 9–1 (29 September 1946)
- 19 September 1921; 99 years ago
- Plavi (The Blues)
- Fudbalski klub Željezničar Sarajevo
FK Olimpik Sarajevo's colours are a dark shade of green coupled with white, although the jerseys which the players have are sometimes made in a third color, namely gold. The badge is composed of two shapes merged; the top is similar to the top of a diamond, while the bottom is a circle, and the first is put on top of the second to form the shape of the badge.
- 3 October 1993; 27 years ago
- Vukovi (The Wolves)
- Fudbalski klub Olimpik Sarajevo
- Stadion Otoka
FK Sarajevo Academy; Full name: Akademija Fudbalskog kluba Sarajevo: Nickname(s) Bordo-Bijeli (The Maroon-Whites) Divovi (The Giants) Ground: Butmir Training Centre: Owner: Nguyễn Hoài Nam: Chairman: Damir Kasum: Academy Director: Matteo Cioffi: Website: Club website
- Akademija Fudbalskog kluba Sarajevo
- Nguyễn Hoài Nam
- Bordo-Bijeli (The Maroon-Whites), Divovi (The Giants)
- Butmir Training Centre