Eternal Derby Preview: Our Favorite Fixture

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Clara Avila
Clara Avila

The Belgrade Derby, known as Serbia’s Eternal Derby provides the best atmosphere that we have ever witnessed at Copa90. The country’s two largest clubs, Red Star Belgrade and Partizan Belgrade have been mortal enemies since their first match in 1947.

Both teams originated as political institutions in post WW2 communism, as part of the new Yugoslavia.  Throughout the soviet era, until the break up of Yugoslavia in 1992, they were part of the nations big four including Hadjuk Split and Dynamo Zagreb.

Since Serbia’s independence, the two biggest clubs in the capital have won all but one football championship, with Partizan winning 15, and Red Star winning a further 7.  These two clubs are sporting associations and compete in a number of different sports.  No matter what game or what level, whether youth, women’s, or men’s, Partizan’s ultras, the Grobari, and Red Star’s Delije are always in full force.

These teams are set to kick off another Eternal Derby at the weekend. We decided to take a look at some of our past experiences at this Central European Clasico:

Derby Days Belgrade:

Vuj Goes home to the Eternal Derby:

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