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Čelić (Municipality, Tuzla Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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[Municipal flag] image by Željko Heimer, 17 December 2012

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Presentation of Čelić

Čelić was formed in 1991 by the parts seceeding from the Municipality of Lopare when Lopare joined the Srpska autonomna oblast Semberija i Majevica, one of the few Srpska autonomna oblast that formed Republika Srpska soon afterwards. In 1995, the Dayton Peace Accords confirmed the division with the IEBL (Inter Entity Boundary Line, the border between Republika Srpska and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Željko Heimer, 16 May 2004

Flag of Čelić

The symbols of Čelić were designed by the late Džulaga Kahrimanović, from Čelić.

The flag (photo, photo of the table flag) is green with the coat of arms in the middle.

Aleksandar Nemet & Željko Heimer, 17 December 2012

Coat of arms of Čelić

[Municipal arms] image by Željko Heimer, 17 December 2012

The coat of arms (municipal website) is composed of six elements: a fortification as a symbol of defense, a honeycomb as a symbol of perseverance of the local people, a crescent and star as the symbol of Islam and Bosniak people, a flower with two rows of twelve petals, symbolising the twelve settlements composing the municipality and twelve genocides experienced by the local people through history. The inner rows of petals is red while the outer row is green, except for one petal that is checky, designating the Croatian population living there. The golden fleur-de-lis is the statehood symbol, and the rising sun is the symbol of the rebirth of the municipality.

Željko Heimer & Pascal Gross, 17 December 2012

NK Čelik Zenica (football team)

[flag]   [flag] images by Ivan Sache, 12 May 2022

FK Čelik [Steel] Zenica was established on 16 June 1945, succeeding the earlier club founded in Zenica in 1930. The club played for 17 seasons in the First Federal League of Yugoslavia and won two Mitropa Cups in a row (1970-1971, final 5-1 to Austria Salzburg; 1971-1972, final 0-0 1-0 to Fiorentina).
After the independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina, NK (Nogometni Klub) Čelik Zenica won three national titles in a row (1994-1995, 1995-1996 and 1996-1997) and two cups in a row (1994-1995, 1995-1996).
Club website

The symbols of NK Čelik Zenica are prescribed by Article 7 of the club's Statutes, last amended on 23 July 2021, as follows.

(2) The club's coat of arms has the shape of a stylized, black and red shield, bordered in golden yellow. In the upper part are alternating vertical black and red stripes with a heraldic fleur-de-lis. In the lower part is a stylized, old-fashioned football ball in golden yellow color under which the abbreviated name of the club is written in black letters - "NK Čelik".

(4) The club's flag is rectangular, in black and red, with a ratio of length to width of 1:2. The club's coat of arms is placed in the center.
Club website

The flag displayed vertically is in proportions 3:1, vertically divided black-red.


The flag displayed horizontally is in proportions 2:3, vertically divided red-black.


Ivan Sache, 12 May 2022