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OFFICIAL club website of stoke city

Serbian Fans Land Trophy

Serbian Supporters Group

STOKE CITY’S Serbian Supporters Group lifted the fan-based Balkan Tournament trophy recently in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Five fan clubs competed in the competition with AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Newcastle United, Nottingham Forest and Stoke City.

Held in the Bulgarian capital, the tournament saw every team play each other once, with the Potters running out winners courtesy of the most points earned.

Speaking following the success, Djordje Malenovic, captain of the side revealed how the idea to represent the Club came to fruition, as well as his desire to continue winning in red and white stripes.

“The idea to connect came spontaneously as a result of friendship culture nurtured as a result of the work all of our squad members working for Newcastle-under-Lyme based company LEONI AG in Serbia,” he said.

“In homage to our friends from England who helped us establish one of the best plants in Malošište, Serbia, we chosen to represent squad from their home town.

"This idea was recognised right away from our colleagues and original jerseys of Stoke City Football Club were sent to Serbia for us to wear."

He added: “These kind of tournaments are held all over Balkan and Europe in respect to love for football, competitive spirit and establishment of new friendships.

“They are show how real support to football clubs should look like and therefore we are highly motivated to continue this journey as true Stokies.”

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