Coach: Vladeta Tomić
Date of birth: 12/02/51
A local legend in Belgrade, Vladeta Tomić has put players through their paces at capital outfits FK Lokomotiva, FK Srem Jakovo, FK Crvena Zvezda IBC, FK IM Rakovica and FK Voždovac, as well as directing FK Železnik's youth academy and working as FK Radnički Beograd's technical coordinator. An expert youth coach, he has set high standards for the Belgrade side.
Serbia's capital is the focal point of one of the five regional associations which help run football within the country. The Football Association of Belgrade boasts a 112-year history and has a membership of over 500 clubs, including big rivals FK Crvena Zvezda and FK Partizan.
The young Belgrade side competing in the UEFA Regions' Cup finals won Group 5 following the drawing of lots after finishing with an identical record to their hosts SW Bulgaria, and they feature players who have never risen above the third division. Led by captain Goran Panić and his central defensive partner Zoran Kaludjerović, Belgrade also hinge around midfielders Stefan Njegić and Stefan Živković, along with key forward Nenad Jovanović.
"It is a great pleasure to be in final round of the competition," said coach Tomić. "We are optimistic and we know that all of our players will give 100%. Every step we make will be a great success for us."
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