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FK Red Star
Fudbalski Klub Crvena Zvezda (Фудбалски клуб Црвена звезда, commonly known in English as Red Star) is one of the two major association football teams in Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia and Montenegro. Their great rivals are Partizan Belgrade, and the derby matches between the two clubs are usually spectacular, if not for the football, at least for the action off the field.
Red Star also played a peripheral role in one of the great tragedies of football history. In 1958, Manchester United played at Red Star in a European Cup fixture. Shortly after the plane that was to carry the team back to England refueled in Munich, it crashed. Among the dead were eight Man U players; manager Matt Busby and several other players were injured. The incident would forever be known as the Munich air disaster.
In contrast with other teams' reliance on imported footballers, Red Star have had many homegrown superstars, such as Dejan Savićević and Dragan Stojković .
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