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FK Partizan Belgrade

Club flag

[FK Partizan Belgrad flag]

Flag of Partizan Belgrade - Image by Ivan Sarajčić, 9 August 2002

During the qualification match between FK Partizan and Hammarby IF (Sweden), the official club flags were hoisted, along with the UEFA flag:
- FK Partizan - five black and white stripes
- Hammarby IF - seven white and green stripes.

Ivan Sarajčić, 9 August 2002

Juzni Front supporters' flag

[Juzni Front flag]

Flag of Juzni Front - Image by Ivan Sarajčić, 7 February 2008

Juzni Front or "Southern Front" is one of several major groups of FK Partizan supporters, registered under that name as an organization of citizens. Traditionally, the Grobari ("Gravediggers") occupy the south stand of stadium, therefore the word "Southern".
The Juzni Front flag (photo) is square, white with five vertical stripes gray-black-white-black-gray and overall the coat of arms - per fess in chief, sable a city issuant argent masoned with a tower surrounded with two sentry towers and with opened gates and in base argent three pales sable, above the shield on an eagle double-headed argent armed or holding in dexter a sword and in sinister a cross on a disk sable encircled with a wreath of oak or. Supporters two gravediggers clad and with a cylinder hat sable leaning on the shield with one elbow and holing in the other a shovel proper. In the base a ribbon argent inscribed Grobari in Cyrillic (ГРОБАГИ) sable. There is an additional inscription of Cyrillic letters ЈФ (JF, standing for Juzni Front).
This flag is not the official flag of the organization, it is used just to decorate the supporters's stand, and there is only one copy produced.

Ivan Sarajčić & Željko Heimer, 6 February 2008

KK Partizan Belgrade

[Partizan Belgrade flag]

KK Partizan Belgrade supporters' flag - Image by Ivan Sache, 8 May 2009

KK Partizan Belgrade (Košarkaški Klub Partizan) is the basket-ball section of the ominsports club Partizan Belgrade. Founded on 4 October 1945, the club won 15 national titles (including a complete series of wins from 2002 to 2008) and 10 national cups; it won the Euroleague in 1992, defeating Joventut de Badalone, 71-70 at the last second of the final, and the Korać Cup in 1978 (defeating Bosna Sarajevo, 117-110;), 1979 (defeating Sebastiana Rieti, 108-98) and 1989 (defeating Pallacanestro Cantú, 76-89 / 101-82).

On 5 March 2009, Partizan defeated in the Belgrad Arena its best enemy, Panathinaikos Athens, 63-59 (Euroleague Top 16, Week 5). The match was attended by 22,657, which is the record for the Euroleague.
Among the various supporters' flags was a prominent black flag with a white cross, designed with the club's colours (the club is nicknamed Crno-beli, the Black and White).

Ivan Sache, 8 May 2009

FC Red Star (Crvena Zvezda)

Quoting Wikipedia:

Fudbalski klub Crvena zvezda (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Црвена звезда, English: Red Star Football Club) is a football club from Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia. The club is known by different names worldwide. According to a recent Gallup poll, Red Star is by far the most popular club in Serbia.
Red Star is the only Serbian club that has won a UEFA competition, winning the European Champions Cup 1991 in Bari, Italy. The same year in Tokyo, Japan the club won the Intercontinental Cup. Red Star lost the European Super Cup finals that year to the Cup Winners' Cup champion, Manchester United. The club also made the final of the UEFA Cup in 1979, losing to Borussia Mönchengladbach. Red Star also has won a record 24 national league titles.
Red Star was founded by students from Belgrade University in 1945. Red Star fans are called Delije (Serbian Cyrillic: Делије). A rough English translation might be "courageous and brave young men" or simply "The Heroes". In contrast with other teams' reliance on imported footballers, Red Star have had many homegrown superstars, such as Dejan Savićević, Vladimir Jugović, Sinica Mihajlović, Darko Pančev, Dejan Stanković, Nemanja Vidić, and Dragan Stojković.
The Stadion Crvena Zvezda has a capacity of 51,538 and is the largest stadium in the country, due to its former capacity of over 100,000 the stadium is commonly called "Marakana" after the famous Brazilian stadium.

Club flag

The flag of Red Star, used either in horizontal or vertical version, is made of 9 horizontal stripes in turn red and white with the club emblem in the middle. Two yellow stars above the emblem represent two of the club's greatest achievements, International cup winner and European League of Champions winner.

Milan Jovanović, 15 April 2007

Delije supporters' flags

Delije (Serbian: Делије) roughly translated to English as "Heroes" is an umbrella name referring to the supporters of various sports clubs that compete under Red Star Belgrade Sports Society banner. Several different groups such as Ultras, Rangers, Zulu Warriors united in 1989 under the name Delije.

The flag of the Delije supporters of Red Star Football Club (flag for sale) is made of a wide red cross on a white rectangle (or, often, square) background, sometimes with a red frame around. The Delije shield is placed in the middle of the cross. The shield is charged with a smaller shield with the Cyrillic letters DS, for Delije Sever (Heroes North) placed over crossed swards. In the bigger shield is written in blue Cyrillic letters "Delije", above the smaller shield and "Sever", below the smaller shield. On the left side "19" and on the right side "89", stands for the year of unification, 1989.
The flag flies over the north stand at Red Star stadium (photo); it was brought to Mt. Everest (photo).

Delije groups from different towns or regions have their own flag variations, for instance in Aleksinac, Bačka Palanka, Čačak, Kosovo, Kragujevac, Kruševac, Niš, Novi Sad, Senjak (Senyak, part of Belgrade), UB and Valjevo.

Milan Jovanović, 4 September 2011

There in no red star on any of these flags except that one from Niš. "Red Star" is a Communist symbol and name, but all we see here are some medieval kings, crosses, Byzantine tetragrams, commanders from the First World War and other Royalist material.

Amer Sulejmanagić, 6 September 2011

VK Galeb

[VK Galeb flag]

Flag of VK Galeb - Image by Ivan Sarajčić, 11 September 2008

The rowing club Veslački klub Galeb (V.K. Galeb, lit. "Seagull", website), founded in 1928, is based in Zemun, on the Danube.

The flag of VK Galeb is white with a light blue decentered cross and the emblem of the club in canton.
The emblem of VK Galeb is a light blue oval with a white seagull, in front of two oars crossed per saltire and surmounting a red scroll bordered in yellow and charged with "1928" in yellow, too. The blades of the oars are white with a light blue cross.

Ivan Sache, 19 February 2008

Mountaineering club "Pobeda"

[Pobed flag]

Flag of Pobeda - Image by Ivan Sache, 21 June 2013

The mountaineering club "Pobeda" (Planinarsko društvo "Pobeda" - PD "Pobeda"; website), founded in 1948 in Belgrade, is the biggest mountaineering club in Serbia, with some 3,000 members. "Pobeda" means "Victory" in Serbian.

The flag of PD "Pobeda" (photo, photo, photo, photo) is light blue with the club's emblem in the middle.
The emblem of the club shows the mountaineering lodge called Uncle Duško's House. Located near Ljig, 100 km of Belgrade, at a height of 648 m above the sea level, Uncle Duško's House is the largest and the best equipped mountaineering house in Serbia. The lodge is named for Dušan Jovanović (1903-1981), the first Secretary of the Mountaineering Association of Serbia, President of PD "Pobeda" for years and founder of the lodge.

Ivan Sache, 21 June 2013