I will represent here Croatian club from West Herzegovina: HŠK Zrinjski Mostar. West Herzegovina has Croatian majority. Coat of arms: HŠK Zrinjski Mostar is a football team from the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The club plays in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and has been one of the top teams in the country over the years. Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premier_League_of_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina It was formed in 1905, and is the oldest football club in Bosnia and Herzegovina. After World War II, all clubs that had participated in the wartime Prva HNL were banned in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Zrinjski being one of them. The ban lasted from 1945 to 1992. The club was reformed after the independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It played in the Herzeg-Bosnia First League until 2000 when it joined the Premier League. The club is based at Bijeli Brijeg Stadium. First League of Herzeg-Bosnia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_League_of_Herzeg-Bosnia This league was made only of Croatian clubs. Croatian clubs always had problems in Yugoslavia. Muslim fans from Bosnia and Herzegovina gave a very rood nickname for HSK Zrinjski. They call him Svinjski. Svinja in Croatian language means "the pig". Also Muslim fans participated in large incidents before, during and after the match between Croatia and Turkey on EURO 2008. They supported Turkey and said many bad things about Croats. Bosnia and Herzegovina didn't participated on EURO 2008. In 2005, Zrinjski celebrated its first championship crown in the BiH Premier League. Today the football team is part of the Zrinjski Mostar sport society. Bijeli Brijeg Stadium (eng. White Hill): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bijeli_Brijeg_Stadium In the background it's visible the city of Mostar: Zrinjski Mostar is also a sports society and they have this name in other sports, like: Men's Basketball: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HKK_Zrinjski_Mostar Women's Basketball: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ŽKK_Zrinjski_Mostar Men's Handball: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MRK_Zrinjski_Mostar Women's Handball: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HŽRK_Zrinjski_Mostar Boxing: MRK Zrinjski Mostar (full Croatian name: Muški rukometni klub Zrinjski Mostar, English: Men's Handball Club Zrinjski Mostar) is a Croat-founded men's handball team from the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its current[when?] coach is Zoran Dokić. The club plays in the Handball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is part of the Zrinjski Mostar sport society. Fans of MRK Zrinjski are known as Ultras. The club lacks its own arena, playing in a local gym, despite its successful results nationally. Zrinjski's greatest accomplishment has been reaching the EHF Challenge Cup. Sarajevo as the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina doesn't want to provide better conditions for very successful Zrinjski Mostar Handball Club, because in Sarajevo Croats are underrated minority. Many Croats escaped from Sarajevo during the war. Fans of Zrinjski Mostar in every sport are: Ultras. Ultras-Zrinjski, offical: Klub navijača Ultras-Zrinjski Mostar (Fan club Ultras-Zrinjski Mostar) is the organisation of football supporters of the football club HSK Zrinjski Mostar. They support all sports teams under HŠK Zrinjski (Croatian Sports Club Zrinjski). The fan club's name was given in 1993. This is the same year that Zrinjski was being brought back to serve Croatian sports interests (ethnic tensions split Mostar's sports community during these years, causing the Croats to resurrect the Zrinjski sports club). The Ultras take their name from the Ultras fan movement in European football. The official song of the Ultras is Gori brate ('It's burning, brother'). Lyrics of the official song: Zrinjski šampion Ooooo Vatra u srcu, a u ruci grom Pjesmom što pjevaju Ultrasi Zrinjskom svom Mi ne znamo za strah, mi ne znamo za bol Samo znamo da volimo, volimo Zrinjskog svog Jer Zrinjski nam je život, Zrinjski je droga Zrinjski je život, i više od toga Ultrasi smo vrele krvi, uvijek lud,i uvijek prvi Ooooo zrinjski šampion 3x Valovi i šalovi, pale se grla sva Ide luda tifo vojska, vojska Ultrasa, tifo Ultrasa Gori brate, gori sve, gori cijeli stadion Neka gori, neka gori, Zrinjski šampion Gori brate, gori sve, gori cijeli stadion Neka gori, neka gori, Zrinjski šampion Ooooo Zrinjski šampion 3x Google Translator: Zrinjski champion ooooo Fire in the heart, thunder in the hand The song that sing Ultras to their Zrinjski We do not know the fear, we do not know the pain Just know that we love, we love our Zrinjski Because Zrinjski is our lives, Zrinjski is the drugs Zrinjski is the life, and more than that Ultras have the hot blood, always the crazy and always the first ooooo Zrinjski Champion Zrinjski Champion Zrinjski Champion Waves and scarves, every throat is burning Going crazy tifo Army, Army Ultras, Tifo Ultras It burns my brother, everything burns, the whole stadium burns Let it burn, let it burn, Zrinjski Champion It burns my brother, everything burns, the whole stadium burns Let it burn, let it burn, Zrinjski Champion ooooo Zrinjski Champion Zrinjski Champion Zrinjski Champion You can see the videos of violence on the stadiums when Zrinjski Mostar plays, for example Partizan Belgrade was kicked from UEFA competitions after terrible incidents of Partizan fans in Mostar. O will translate this article that says about Zrinjski Mostar conflicts. Writer of this article is Dina GANIBEGOVIĆ, Muslim reporter. We can all suspect in objective opinion of this reporter. She is trying to represent Zrinjski fans as some kind of savages. My question is why Zrinjski Mostar continued to play after incidents against Partizan Belgrade. http://www.depo.ba/vijest/3277 The origins of the name of Ultras and when it was founded costly Early 1992. in Medjugorje is updated work HŠK "Zrinjski" with his recovery, slowly waking up and organized cheering. Already 1993rd in the minds of fans is born the idea to start a fan group that would have the goal of organizing cheering at football games Zrinjskog. During that year it was decided that they are the fiercest supporters called the name of Ultras Zrinjski, modeled on the supporters' groups throughout Europe. There were also some opponents of this term, but in the end to its roots, so that the name of the Ultras and the day-to-day tied for the hardest ones Zrinjski fans, who gather on the eastern stand - a popular 'standing' at matches Zrinjski. The biggest trouble with the police and other support groups The most recent example of a clash with supporters of Sarajevo in city Konjic. Against 56 fans of Zrinjski Mostar who were arrested will be filed misdemeanor, and criminal charges, the latest information related to this case. The conflict, reportedly occurred during a chance meeting two fan groups in Konjic. Specifically, Sarajevo fans were on their way to Mostar, while Zrinjski fans started to cheer their team played a match in Lukavica. Interesting, there is nothing about the reason of this conflict and it's not written who started this conflict. Members of police are hired in Sarajevo city, Muslim territory. In late April 2009. The bus fans Tuzla Sloboda, "Fukara" burned in Mostar, which was burned in dealing with fans Zrinjski Mostar, Ultras. First the bus stoned stones and other objects and threw two bottles with flammable liquids. Mostar fans and entered the bus and started a melee that stopped the special police. The driver failed to extinguish the fire and the bus was quickly went up in flames. In late July 2007. The riots came to a meeting between Zrinjski and Partizan. The match is mainly remembered for an incident that occurred in the 13th minute when they clashed local and visiting fans. There was breaking and throwing chairs, and there have been clashes with police. The match was stopped because in ten minutes. Upon completion of the game, when going from the stadium, guests (Partizan Belgrade) have clashed with police, and Mostar turned into a real war zone after home fans stones stoned buses with Serbian fans. Also, the ultras were themselves the targets. In May 2008. at their club, "Ultras Pub" dropped the torch and tried to be burned. Also in late September last year, this same club was the target of the attackers who fired several shots at the club and was nearly killed by guards inside. This happened in 2008 and fans of Zrinjski Mostar burned that bus in 2009. Fans of Partizan Belgrade attacked fans of Zrinjski in Mostar on their own stadium in 2007. This incident against fans of Sarajevo is the newest incident. Chronology explains clearly who started first. Incidents of Mostar Zrinjski are a consequence not the cause. Muslim reporter tried to represent only Zrinjski Mostar incidents. What about other clubs? Fan rivals The biggest and fiercest rival, the Velez Zrinjski, and therefore its fans the Red Army. Ultras are mostly Croats, and Red Army mostly Bosnians (Muslims). Ultras are known to the matches Zrinjskog carry the flag of Herceg-Bosna and the Croatian national characteristics, while the Red Army at matches and Bosniak can see, some say, the Turkish national character. It's important to see Croatian symbols, but when we have Muslim questions than we have "some say, the Turkish national character". But I will prove very fast that Muslim fans of Bosnia and Herzegovina identify this country as Turkey. I odn't see nothing wrong if fans of Zrinjski Mostar have Croatian symbols. They know who are they, they are Croats. Rivals they were also fans of Zeljeznicar and Sarajevo, Maniacs and the Horde of evil, and Škripari, fans of Siroki Brijeg. One of the reasons why the game when playing Zrinjski and Sarajevo clubs real derby is that the center of Mostar and Herzegovina, a city with the highest number of Croats in BiH, and the center of Sarajevo, the city with the largest number of Bosniaks (Muslims) in BiH and the capital of the whole country. There is a derby between Zrinjski and Široki, Hercegovina another club. The rivalry between these two teams started the first football league HR Herceg-Bosna (1994th-2000th) and continued in the Premier League. The official anthem of ultra's "Burn brother". Clubs Zeljeznicar and Sarajevo are Muslim clubs, who have this groups of fans: Maniacs and Horde of evil. Very humanistic and filled with tolerance. Siroki Brijeg is Croatian club, this is not so big rivalry. Specifics Ultras (Zrinjski Mostar) since 2000. has the prize for best player of the season from the season 2003/2004. BiH Premier League named "Filip Šunjić - Pipa" in memory of the tragically deceased Zrinjski fan. Filip Šunjić - Pipa was shot from a gun after a fight in front of a discotheque in Mostar. Trophy before it was called "Zrinjevac". This happened in the season 2003./2004. He was killed because he was Croat. This fan was 21 years old. Nobody was responsible for his death, nobody asks who did this horrible crime? No wonder that fans of Zrinjski Mostar are unhappy. Another sad story of Croats. I didn't knew this before, but I some how knew that Croats won't start incidents first. http://hskzrinjskimostar.blog.hr/2005/12/1620475536/in-memoriam-filip-sunjic-pipa.2.html This blog was made on second anniversary of this incident: "Today is turning two wretched years, as we have prematurely abandoned our member, a great fan of HSK Zrinjski Mostar and one of the founders of the fan club "Ultras-Zrinjski Mostar" Filip Šunjić - Pipa. And we will never forget, you were and remained a part of us. It is not true that there is no more Filip, he is in our hearts and in our songs Ultras are forever with us in the stands. Today representatives of the Club fans Ultras-Zrinjski Mostar laid flowers and lit candles at the place where our Pipa died. FAN CLUB "ULTRAS MOSTAR-ZRINJSKI'' Filip Sunjic was one of fan leaders. His death wasn't accident. On one forum I found true words that can describe Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina: http://forum.bljesak.info/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4873 "Sick of crying tired of trying yeah I'm smiling but inside I'm dying" How can anyone say this who is well accepted in Bosnia and Herzegovina society? Many Croats don't know about this fan. I didn't knew. This reporter describes Trophy of Filip Sunjic = Pipa as specific situation. The problem around the stadium Velez has long been seeking a return to the stadium, "Under the White Hills", but so far they are not allowed to. During construction of the stadium was the decision of the communist authorities banned HSK Mostar Zrinjski, and therefore they could not play the game in the stadium until 1993. FK Velez then was forced to play matches at the stadium in Vrapčići. Decisions of local authorities, HSK Zrinjski Mostar plays on their stadium which officially carries the name "HSK Zrinjski Mostar." First they ban you, than they ask the stadium. Possible in Mostar obviously. FK Velez is a symbol of Muslims and they weren't banned because of their nationalistic orientation. Communication with the press Ultras are known to not communicate with the media. Upon our request for cooperation were sent an e-mail the following form: "The previous, long-term, bad experiences in similar situations, where journalists get lost in the world who can not understand most of the interview, refusing (despite the name of the media). So we have to thank for this offer." Answers to questions about the number of fans, their leader, so the obvious reasons, we were able to learn, a forum we would like to take as a reliable source of information. In the following edition we present a dossier of Convicts, fans of Celik in Zenica. Interesting fan groups of non-Croatian fans: Maniacs, Horee of Evil and Convicts?! But public and media thinks that ULTRAS is inappropriate name for one group of fans?! No wonder that fans of HSK Zrinjski Mostar don't talk to media, because they change everything for their own interests. Fans of HSK Zrinjski Mostar send this e-mail as their answer. Why media needs to know the name of their leaders? One leader was killed. It's normal that fans of Zrinjski Mostar wants to protect themselves. Can't believe what is happening in EUROPE?! Another sad situation. The trophy of Filip Sunjic Pipa once got a cousin of Filip Sunjic - Toni Sunjic. This trophy goes to the best player in fan opinion. He lost his cousin and he got his trophy. http://www.vecernji.ba/vijesti/fili...rasa-mi-zato-zaista-mnogo-znaci-clanak-147566 Toni Sunjic is the most expensive player of Zrinjski Mostar, 400 000 euros is his price. To bad that he is weak for Croatian NT, so he must play for artificial country called Bosnia and Herzegovina, land with EU flag and without lyrics in their national anthem. Google Tranlkator: "I am exceedingly glad I got this trophy. The late Filip was my cousin, so that's it for me was a particularly emotional moment. I am proud that I went to such homage, and Ultras I am therefore extremely grateful." The nickname of HSK Mostar Zrinjski is: Plemići (Noblemen). Very "inappropriate name". Coach of HSK Zrinjski Mostar is: Slaven Musa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slaven_Musa The beginning and early years: In 1896 several distinguished Herzegovians from Mostar had an idea to form a youth sports society named Hrvatski sokol (Croatian Hawk). At the time, this was not allowed, but in 1905 Croatian youth led by Professor Kuštreb succeeded. Why they couldn't found the club with Croatian name? In contemporary democratic countries you are allowed to found the name that people desire. Is the name Croatian Hawk offensive? Is it insulting someone? May communities world wide have clubs that carry the name from old country, especially in the new world (USA, South America, Australia, New Zealand and many clubs carry national names in European countries), but Yugoslavia wasn't democratic country. With the help of the cultural society Hrvoje they formed Đački športski klub (Student Sports Club). In 1912 it evolved to Gimnazijski nogometni klub Zrinjski (Gymnasium Football Club Zrinjski). It was named after the historic Croatian noble family Zrinski. House of Zrinski: The Zrinski family (Hungarian: Zrínyi ) was a Croatian noble family, influential during the period in history marked by the Ottoman wars in Europe in the Kingdom of Croatia and Hungary and in the later Austro-Hungarian Empire. Notable members of this family were Bans (viceroys) of Croatia, considered national heroes in both Croatia and Hungary, and were patriculary celebrated during the period of romanticism; this movement was called Zrinijada in Croatian. Now it's visible why Muslims from Bosnia don't like HSK Zrinjski Mostar. Because this family went in battles against Ottoman Empire. Interesting thig is that they won. Zrinski family tree: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zrinski_family_tree It's nice that Croats today remember their noble families. Also Hungary worships this family, because they helped to Hungary during wars against Ottoman Empire. House of Šubić: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Šubić Some of the first games they played were against sports team Osman from Sarajevo: the games ended 0:3 and 2:1. Team Osman has pure Muslim name and they weren't banned. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osmanli Osmanlı Devleti Club activist and player Ivo Ćorić wrote first reports about the club at that time. He named some of the players: Rudolf Brozović, Bruno and Edo Novak, Marko Suton, Željko and Ante Merdžo, Mabid Pehlivanović (Muslim), Slavko Jukić, Ivan Bošnjak, and Karlo Šmit. In 1914 at the outset of World War I, the club was banned. This ban lasted until 1917 when Zrinjski along with another Croatian sports club from Mostar, Hrvatski radnički omladinski športski klub (HROŠK), formed a new club called “Hercegovac”. Some of the HROŠK players were: Jure Zelenika, Nikola Paladžić, Miroslav Prpić, Mirko Vlaho, Ante Pavković, Kažimir Zubac. In 1922 the original name Zrinjski was brought back and at that time, the team started to compete more seriously. They played against other Mostar teams, like Yugoslavian Sports Club (JŠK), Velež and Vardar, and also teams from all over Herzegovina, Bosnia and Dalmatia. In 1923 Zrinjski won the Mostar Championship with a 1:0 victory over JŠK. The players that played in that game were: Vjekoslav Vrančić, Kazimir Vlaho, Živo Bebek, Rudi Janjušić, Husein H. Omerović (Muslim), Milivoj Smoljan, Pero Golić, Mijo Miličević, Muhamed Omeragić (Muslim), August Kučinović and Franjo Štimac. In 1930s Zrinjski played games in Zagreb, Sarajevo, Banja Luka and even Montenegro. In 1936 Yugoslavian authorities did not allow Zrinjski to play at a tournament in Dubrovnik because they had Croatian colors on their jersey. So sad. In 1938 Zrinjski won a tournament against Velež, ŠK Sloga and ŠK Makabi. Also at that time they played three night games, with the lights they borrowed from the local mine. (Yugoslav conditions - wealthy cointry). Some of the club presidents from 1905 to 1945 were Miško Mikulić, Drago Turkelj, Jakša Miljković, and Blaško Slišković. In 1941 with the beginning of World War II and the creation of the Independent State of Croatia, the Prva HNL was also formed. Zrinjski joined the league along with SAŠK Sarajevo and NK Hrvoje from Banja Luka when Independent State of Croatia was admitted to FIFA. Interesting is that Republika Srpska today isn't accepted to FIFA, but Croatia was accepted to FIFA during the World War II. Because Croats had the right for their own country. In the league Zrinjski played historic games against Građanski Zagreb and Hajduk Split. In 1943 Zrinjski played against Jedinstvo, winning that match 2:1, which was probably the last before the club was banned. Yugoslavia baned Zrinjski Mostar because of pure hatred against Croats. The Ban: After World War II, in 1945 the Yugoslavian communist government banned use any nationalist names and signs. Also any sort of organization that used them, was shut down. Zrinjski was affected with that and the club was not allowed to operate for 47 years (1945–92). 47 years because of wrong color of their jerseys? They should got bigger sentence, because the color is a very important. At least 100 years sounds more fair. Restoration: After Bosnia and Herzegovina became independent state, Zrinjski was reestablished. This happened in 1992 in Međugorje. Medugorje: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medjugorje Because of the ongoing war, for the first two years Zrinjski played only friendly games, mostly in Herzegovina and Croatia, but also in Canada and Germany. In 1994 Zrinjski, along with other Croatian clubs from Bosnia and Herzegovina helped create the Herzeg-Bosnia Football Federation. The club participated in its league for seven seasons, and was one best teams over the years. Some of the notable players at that time were Blaž Slišković and Slaven Musa, both FK Velez Mostar players before that. In 1998 Zrinjski participated in first playoffs with Bosnian teams. In 2000 the Premier League for the first time included Bosnian and Croatian clubs together and Zrinjski was one of the clubs competing in the league and still is today. Serbian clubs joined in 2002. Also in the summer of 2000 Zrinjski participated for the first time in a UEFA competition. They played in the Intertoto Cup against Swedish team Västra Frölunda IF. Zrinjski lost the first game in Sweden 1:0 and in Mostar led 1:0 after 90 minutes. At the beginning of overtime Zrinjski scored another goal and had the result that would send them to the next round, but the game ultimately ended with 3:2 Zrinjski victory and Vastra Frolunda went through because of away goals. The new era: Before the 2003-04 season, some new board members entered the club, bringing better sponsors. Their primary goal was to make Zrinjski one of the top clubs in the country by its 100th anniversary in 2005. Zrinjski then took four players on loan from Dinamo Zagreb: Luka Modrić, Marko Janjetović, Ivica Džidić and Davor Landeka. After the season Džidić and Landeka stayed permanently. Although Zrinjski was nowhere near the top, the base for the next season was created. In summer of 2004, the club signed some of the best players in the league, such as Zoran Rajović (maybe Serb), Dušan Kerkez (maybe Serb), Velimir Vidić (maybe Croat), and Sulejman Smajić (Muslim). The team, led by coach Franjo Džidić (Croat) won the title easily, with a significant point advantage over runner up Željezničar (Muslim club). Zoran Rajović was the league's leading scorer. Many of Zrinjski’s star players were on one year contracts and left the team after the season. As a result, the team did not play well at the beginning of the season and was surprisingly knocked out of the UEFA Champions League first qualifying round by Luxembourg team F91 Dudelange. Zrinjski won the first game away 1:0, but lost at home after overtime 4:0. Not long after the beginning of the season Blaž Slišković was appointed as a head coach. Zrinjski finished the 2005-06 season in third place, earning a place in the Intertoto Cup where Zrinjski knocked out Maltese team Marsaxlokk F.C. (3:0 home, 1:1 away) in the first round and lost to Israel team Maccabi Petah Tikva FC (1:1 away, 1:3 home) in the second round. In 2006-07 season Zrinjski earned second place, earning a UEFA Cup berth. During the winter break team lost one of its best players Lamine Diarra, who transferred to S.C. Beira-Mar, but it signed former star player Zoran Rajović on a free transfer. Zrinjski also signed experienced midfielder Mario Ivanković (Croat) from NK Brotnjo. In 2007-08, Zrinjski lost in the first qualifying round to FK Partizan of Serbia, 11-1 on aggregate. However, Partizan was expelled from the competition due to crowd trouble, so Zrinjski progressed to the second round where they lost 2-1 on aggregate to FK Rabotnički of Macedonia. The domestic campaign saw them finish fourth, but a victory in the Bosnian Cup earned them a place in the UEFA Cup once again. Rivals: Velež Mostar derby: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mostar_derby The Mostar derby is a football rivalry in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina between HŠK Zrinjski and FK Velež. The derby took place for the first time in 2000 and was played until 2003 when Velež was relegated from the Premijer liga. [Relegated] Both Mostar clubs are two of the oldest in the nation. HŠK Zrinjski (full name Hrvatski Športski Klub Zrinjski, English: Croatian Sports Club Zrinjski) was formed in 1905 while FK Velež was formed in 1922. However, the clubs had vastly different histories. Zrinjski was a reasonably successful club in the first half of the century, but was banned by communist Yugoslav authorities for competing in the Prva HNL under Ustasha regime during the World War II. At this point its records, along with those of other Croatian clubs, were destroyed. On the other hand, FK Velež thrived during the Yugoslav communist period, twice winning the Yugoslav Cup. After the independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zrinjski was reestablished. At the same time, war broke out in the county. Over the course of the war and in its aftermath Mostar became a divided city with the Croats holding the west side and the Bosniaks the east, with those remaining Serbs living in the east as well. Zrinjski took over Velež's Bijeli Brijeg Stadium, as it was located deep inside the informal Croatian territory of Federation BiH, thus forcing Velež to move to Vrapčići stadium. Nice The two clubs did not meet until 2000 for their first game. This happened because the nation's three ethnic groups each ran their own parallel leagues up until that point, with Velež in Premijer liga and Zrinjski in the Herzeg-Bosnia First League. Results: Derby from 1922 – 1938: xx.09.1922. Mostar: Velež – Zrinjski 2:1 08.09.1922. Mostar: Velež – Zrinjski 1:0 13.04.1923. Mostar: Zrinjski – Velež 2:0 29.04.1923. Mostar: Velež – Zrinjski 2:0 01.05.1923. Mostar: Velež – Zrinjski 2:2 15.07.1923. Mostar: Zrinjski – Velež 3:0 25.xx.1923. Mostar: Zrinjski – Velež 4:0 12.11.1923. Mostar: Zrinjski – Velež 3:0 31.08.1924. Mostar: Zrinjski – Velež 1:0 25.07.1928. Sarajevo: Zrinjski – Velež 4:0 26.07.1931. Mostar: Zrinjski – Velež 5:1 xx.12.1934. Mostar: Velež – Zrinjski 2:1 14.04.1935. Mostar: Zrinjski – Velež 3:1 06.03.1938. Mostar: Velež – Zrinjski 4:2 xx.xx.1938. Mostar: Zrinjski – Velež 1:0 Country that doesn't know dates of their important matches - Yugoslavia. But Zrinjski Mostar was better than Velez Mostar. Modern derby: 1 March 2000: Velež-Zrinjski 2:2 (Exhibition, Koševo Stadium) 13 August 2000: Zrinjski-Velež 2:0 (Bijeli Brijeg) 24 February 2001: Velež-Zrinjski 2:0 (Vrapčići) 25 November 2001: Zrinjski-Velež 1:0 (Bijeli Brijeg) 25 May 2002: Velež-Zrinjski 2:0 (Vrapčići) 24 November 2002: Zrinjski-Velež 1:0 (Bijeli Brijeg) 24 May 2003: Velež-Zrinjski 4:1 (Vrapčići) 28 October 2006: Velež-Zrinjski 2:1 (Vrapčići) 5 May 2007: Zrinjski-Velež 2:1 (Bijeli Brijeg) 11 November 2007 Zrinjski-Velež 2:0 (Bijeli Brijeg) 17 May 2008: Velež - Zrinjski 1:0 (Vrapčići) 13 September 2008: Velež-Zrinjski 0:2 (Vrapčići) 8 April 2009: Zrinjski-Velež 2:1 (Bijeli Brijeg) 20 October 2009: Zrinjski-Velež 2:1 (Bijeli Brijeg) 21 April 2010: Velež-Zrinjski 0:0 (Vrapčići) 25 August 2010: Zrinjski-Velež 2:0 (Bijeli Brijeg) 26 February 2011: Velež-Zrinjski 1:0 (Vrapčići) Zrinjski Mostar is better in modern era also. They won inone away match against Velez, which is really difficult for both teams. Fans of Velez: Red Army Mostar http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Army_Mostar The Velež Mostar fans are called Red Army. This large group existed of many smaller groups like Zealots, Eagles, Chicago Street, Carina, Furia. Nowadays they are joined by Union Jack Crew, Infernal Service, Brigata Rossa, Youth Division, New Force, etc. Members are mainly Bosniaks, with a few Croats and Serbs as well. Fans of Zrinjski Mostar: Ultras Zrinjski http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultras_Zrinjski The Ultras are almost exclusively Croats, while the Red Army are mostly Bosniaks. Zrinjski Mostar's main rival is Velež Mostar, the other football team in Mostar. The highly contested game between both teams is called the Mostar derby. Zrinjski first played against Velež Mostar in the 1920s and 1930s, but when Zrinjski was banned (1945.-1992), no games between the rival teams were played. During that period, Velež became a successful club in former Yugoslavia, and it was supported a majority of Mostarian inhabitants. After Zrinjski's league ban was lifted, the team became one of the important symbols of the Croatian entity in Mostar, and it was mainly supported by Croats. The rival team,Velež, is mostly supported by Bosniaks. Nevertheless, it is worthwhile mentioning that both teams still have a varied fan base, with football fans supporting their teams regardless of ethnic divisions. The Mostar derby is highly contested , just as the Sarajevo-Željezničar derby. On 1. march 2000, Zrinjski and Velež played a friendly game, for the first time in over 55 years. The game took place in Sarajevo, and ended in a 2:2 draw. The first official game between both teams was played in Premier League of BiH at the Bijeli Brijeg Stadium on 13. August 2000., and was won by Zrinjski with 2:0. Zrinjski Mostar would probably be also successful club, but they were banned. The two fan groups which support each team are: FK Velež Supporters: Red Army Mostar HŠK Zrinjski Supporters : Ultras Zrinjski Both fanbases still represent a division among ethnic lines, as the Ultras are almost exclusively Croats and the Red Army are mostly Bosniaks. The ethnic connection of both fanbases leads to vigorous clashes at the Mostar derby. Furthermore, some extreme groups of the Red Army are left-wing-inspired, while extreme Ultras are right-wing-inspired, which further exacerbates their rivalry. Others: Other notable rivals of Zrinjski are Sarajevo clubs FK Sarajevo and NK Željezničar. Those clubs with famous history, along with Zrinjski are favorites for the top of the table almost every season. One of the other reasons for this rivalry is that Mostar is the center of Herzegovina, while Sarajevo is the center of Bosnia, and the capital of the entire country. Also there is a rivalry with NK Široki Brijeg, the other top team from Herzegovina. This rivalry started during Herzeg-Bosnia league (1994–2000), and continued in Premier League. Stadium: Zrinjski plays its games on Bijeli Brijeg Stadium, (English: White Hill Stadium). The stadium was built in 1971 and was used by Velež until 1991. Stadium capacity today is 25,000, but in the 1970s and 1980s some games attracted over 35,000 spectators. It is the second largest stadium in Bosnia and Herzegovina after Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium. (Muslim name of the stadium). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asim_Ferhatović_Hase_Stadium On this stadium you can see concerts of Muslim and Serbian singers. Croats aren't welcomed here, they come only as guests. Sarajevo was host of Winter Olympics in 1984. Opening ceremony. It looked nice. Only problem is that the Olympic spirit doesn't live in Bosnia and Herzegovina anymore. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/11/OlympicsSarajevo1.jpg Honours of Zrinjski Mostar: Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina Winners (2): 2004-05, 2008-09 Football Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina Winners (1): 2007-08 It's time that Zrinjski Mostar becomes better. European record: Season Competition Round Club Home Away 2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Västra Frölunda 2-1 0-1 2005/06 UEFA Champions League 1Q Dudelange 0-4 (AET) 1-0 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Marsaxlokk 3-0 1-1 2R Maccabi Petah Tikva 1-3 1-1 2007/08 UEFA Cup 1Q Partizan 1-6 0-5 2Q Rabotnički 1-2 0-0 2008/09 UEFA Cup 1Q Vaduz 3-0 2-1 2Q Braga 0-2 0-1 2009/10 UEFA Champions League 2Q Slovan Bratislava 1-0 0-4 2010/11 UEFA Europa League 1Q Tobol 2-1 2-1 2Q Tre Penne 4-1 9-2 3Q Odense 0-0 3-5 Photos: http://www.google.hr/search?q=HŠK Z...ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CA0Q_AUoAQ&biw=1152&bih=773 Videos of fans, matches: http://www.google.hr/search?q=HŠK Z...a=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=3&ved=0CDAQ_AUoAg Croatian clubs in Bosnia and Herzegovina need support of every Croat and every person that sees another historic injustice against Croatian clubs. This club was banned, their fan leader was killed and Croats receive may unfriendly gestures especially when Croatian NT plays.