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Montenegro
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Hrabri Sokoli
("The Brave Falcons")
Association Football Association of
Montenegro
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Croatia Zlatko Kranjčar
Captain Mirko Vučinić
Most caps Vukašin Poleksić (20)
Top scorer Mirko Vučinić (8)
Home stadium Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica
FIFA code MNE
FIFA ranking 71
Highest FIFA ranking 71 (March 2010)
Lowest FIFA ranking 199 (June 2007)
Elo ranking 51
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Montenegro Montenegro 2–1 Hungary 
(Podgorica, Montenegro; 24 March 2007)
Biggest win
Montenegro Montenegro 3–0 Kazakhstan 
(Podgorica, Montenegro; 27 May 2008)
Biggest defeat
 Romania 4–0 Montenegro Montenegro
(Bucharest, Romania; 31 May 2008)

The Montenegro national football team represents Montenegro in international football and is controlled by the Football Association of Montenegro, the governing body for football in Montenegro.

Montenegro is the world's newest international side, having come into existence following the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In that tournament, the newly independent states of Serbia and Montenegro competed as a united team and played their last group match on 21 June, failing to qualify for the following knockout stage.

The first official competition that the Montenegro national team competed in was the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying; they had not registered membership with FIFA in time for the qualifying draw for UEFA Euro 2008, which took place in December 2005. They competed in Group 8, along with Italy, Bulgaria, Ireland, Cyprus and Georgia. They failed to qualify for the World Cup.

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Formation

Following the independence of Montenegro from Serbia and Montenegro, Serbia took Serbia and Montenegro's place in the Euro 2008 qualifying stage, but UEFA had stated that they would be willing to include Montenegro as a late entry, as long as FIFA had ratified a separate Montenegrin Football Association before September 2006, when the qualifying began. However, as of the competition beginning, this had not occurred.[1] In October 2006, Montenegro was granted provisional membership of UEFA, with a debate on full membership due at a full UEFA Congress in January 2007.[2] Montenegro's first FIFA ranking was joint 199th place – the last place on the list. This is because they had a score of 0 when the rankings were worked out.

First matches

On 26 January 2007, the Montenegro FA was granted full membership of UEFA,[3] and played its first friendly match against Hungary on 24 March 2007 at Stadion Pod Goricom in Podgorica, resulting in a 2–1 victory.[4][5] On 31 May 2007, Montenegro was admitted as FIFA's 208th member.[6]

The coach who made history by becoming Montenegro's first coach was Serbian Montenegro-born Zoran Filipović. Hailed by both players and press, his record rather positive - 23 matches played, 8 victories, 8 draws and 7 defeats.Zoran Filipović left the Balkan newcomers in January 2010 when his contract expired in 73rd position in the FIFA rankings, having started from the last position with no points.

Montenegro played at the 2007 Kirin Cup, but finished in last place behind Japan and Colombia, losing to both teams.

On 26 March 2008, Montenegro recorded one of its best played matches with a 3–1 win over Norway. At the same time, the nation recorded its highest scoring game.

First competitive competition

On September 6, 2008, Montenegro played it's first ever World Cup qualifier. It was at the Podgorica City Stadium in Podgorica. Bulgaria took a early lead in the 11th minute as expected with a goal from Stiliyan Petrov. Mirko Vucinic scored in the 61st minute to make the game 1-1. Stevan Jovetić took a penalty and made it 2-1 in the 82nd minute. As Montenegrin fans were about to celebrate a historical first competitive win, but a last-minute equalizer from Blagoy Georgiev ruined celebrations. In their next match on September 10, 2008, they held Ireland at a 0-0 tie. Another notable result. Another shocking result came, a narrow 2-1 loss against Italy. Despite Alberto Aquilani's early scorer, Vucinic quickly equalized 11 minutes later. Aquilani would later score 10 minutes later. However, their second match against Italy in the 2-game series ended 2-0 in favor of Italy. And another disappointment came when the team could only tie 0-0 against Georgia. They tied 2-2 against Cyprus making a comeback after being 2 goals down. On September 5 was a shock. They took a early lead against Bulgaria in Sofia after Jovetic scored to make it 1-0. But Bulgaria would make a comeback, scoring 4 goals to win 4-1. Montenegro, now eliminated, tied their next game with Cyprus, who were also eliminated 1-1. Montenegro would finally register their first competitive win against Georgia, winning 2-1. They would shock the whole world by holding Ireland to a 0-0 draw at Croke Park. They would finish 5th in the group with 9 points, just below Cyprus due to GD. Though the World Cup qualification looks like a disappointment, it was better than expected by Montenegrin standards. The next month later, they reached one of their highest position in the FIFA rankings, in 73rd place.

Current squad

In international football, players are normally committed to play for a specific national team to the exclusion of all others once they play in all or part of any match recognised as a full international by FIFA. However, an exception is made in cases where one or more newly-independent states are created out of a former state. Based on current FIFA rules, a player will be eligible to play for Montenegro, even if he had previously represented Serbia and Montenegro or any other country, if at least one of the following statements about him is true:[7]

  • He was born in Montenegro.
  • At least one of his parents and/or at least one of his grandparents was born in Montenegro.
  • He has lived in Montenegro continuously for any two-year period.

Due to mixed ancestries, etc. it is probable that a large percentage of the players eligible to play for Montenegro will also remain eligible to play for Serbia, and vice versa. However, once they have played for either Serbia or Montenegro, they are no longer eligible to play for the other one.

Caps and goals are correct as of 19 November 2009.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
- GK Mladen Božović 1 August 1984 (1984-08-01) (age 25) 6 0 Serbia Partizan
- GK Srđan Blažić 26 November 1982 (1982-11-26) (age 27) 1 0 Greece Levadiakos
- DF Miodrag Džudović 6 September 1979 (1979-09-06) (age 30) 6 1 Russia Spartak Nalchik
- DF Savo Pavićević 11 December 1980 (1980-12-11) (age 29) 18 0 Greece Kavala
- DF Luka Pejović 31 July 1985 (1985-07-31) (age 24) 16 0 Montenegro Mogren
- DF Radoslav Batak 15 August 1977 (1977-08-15) (age 32) 17 1 Turkey Antalyaspor
- DF Milan Jovanović 21 July 1983 (1983-07-21) (age 26) 15 0 Austria Rapid Wien
- DF Elsad Zverotić 31 October 1986 (1986-10-31) (age 23) 13 0 Switzerland Luzern
- DF Ivan Fatić 2 August 1988 (1988-08-02) (age 21) 4 0 Italy Genoa
DF Nikola Vukčević 22 February 1984 (1984-02-22) (age 26) 1 0 Montenegro Budućnost
- MF Vladimir Božović 13 November 1981 (1981-11-13) (age 28) 17 0 Romania Rapid Bucureşti
- MF Mladen Kašćelan 13 February 1983 (1983-02-13) (age 27) 6 0 Poland Jagiellonia Białystok
- MF Simon Vukčević 29 January 1986 (1986-01-29) (age 24) 17 1 Portugal Sporting CP
- MF Branko Bošković 21 June 1980 (1980-06-21) (age 29) 17 1 Austria Rapid Wien
- MF Milorad Peković 5 August 1977 (1977-08-05) (age 32) 14 0 Germany SpVgg Greuther Fürth
- MF Ivan Vuković 20 September 1987 (1987-09-20) (age 22) 1 0 Montenegro Budućnost
- MF Nikola Drinčić 7 September 1984 (1984-09-07) (age 25) 18 1 Russia Spartak Moscow
MF Nemanja Nikolić 31 December 1987 (1987-12-31) (age 22) 1 0 Serbia Red Star Belgrade
- FW Mirko Vučinić Captain (football) 1 October 1983 (1983-10-01) (age 26) 15 8 Italy Roma
- FW Radomir Đalović 29 November 1982 (1982-11-29) (age 27) 11 4 Croatia Rijeka
- FW Vladimir Gluščević 21 October 1979 (1979-10-21) (age 30) 1 0 Montenegro Mogren
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Recent call-ups

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Vukašin Poleksić 30 August 1982 (1982-08-30) (age 27) 20 0 Hungary Debrecen
GK Darko Božović (v.  Norway) 9 August 1978 (1978-08-09) (age 31) 2 0 Serbia Partizan
GK Ivan Janjušević (v.  Romania) 5 November 1986 (1986-11-05) (age 23) 1 0 Montenegro Mogren
DF Marko Baša 29 December 1982 (1982-12-29) (age 27) 6 0 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
DF Draško Božović (v.  Wales) 30 June 1988 (1988-06-30) (age 21) 0 0 Montenegro Mogren
DF Vlado Jeknić (v.  Italy) 14 August 1983 (1983-08-14) (age 26) 5 0 Hungary Diósgyőr
DF Risto Lakić (v.  Norway) 7 March 1983 (1983-03-07) (age 27) 7 0 Serbia Vojvodina
DF Aleksandar Mikijelj (v.  Hungary) 5 February 1979 (1979-02-05) (age 31) 0 0 Montenegro OFK Petrovac
DF Dejan Ognjanović (v.  Georgia) 21 June 1978 (1978-06-21) (age 31) 4 0 Serbia Smederevo
DF Janko Simović (v.  Cyprus) 2 April 1987 (1987-04-02) (age 22) 1 0 Montenegro Mogren
DF Jovan Tanasijević (v.  Cyprus) 20 January 1978 (1978-01-20) (age 32) 13 0 Russia Krylia Sovetov Samara
MF Mitar Novaković 27 September 1981 (1981-09-27) (age 28) 10 0 Russia Amkar Perm
MF Igor Burzanović (v.  Italy) 25 August 1985 (1985-08-25) (age 24) 8 2 Japan Nagoya Grampus
MF Đorđije Ćetković (v.  Macedonia) 1 March 1983 (1983-03-01) (age 27) 3 0 Israel Bnei Sakhnin
MF Ivan Delić (v.  Germany) 15 February 1986 (1986-02-15) (age 24) 1 0 Montenegro Budućnost
MF Rade Petrović (2007 Kirin Cup) 21 September 1982 (1982-09-21) (age 27) 1 0 Montenegro Grbalj
MF Mirko Raičević (2007 Kirin Cup) 22 March 1982 (1982-03-22) (age 27) 3 0 Ukraine Zakarpattia Uzhhorod
MF Janko Tumbasević (v.  Estonia) 14 January 1985 (1985-01-14) (age 25) 4 0 Serbia Vojvodina
MF Neđeljko Vlahović (v.  Estonia) 15 January 1984 (1984-01-15) (age 26) 1 0 Montenegro Rudar
MF Nikola Vujović (v.  Cyprus) 23 June 1981 (1981-06-23) (age 28) 6 0 Serbia Partizan
MF Vladimir Vujović (v.  Cyprus) 23 July 1982 (1982-07-23) (age 27) 3 0 Montenegro Mogren
FW Stevan Jovetić 2 November 1989 (1989-11-02) (age 20) 13 6 Italy Fiorentina
FW Andrija Delibašić 24 April 1981 (1981-04-24) (age 28) 2 1 Spain Hércules
FW Dejan Damjanović 27 July 1981 (1981-07-27) (age 28) 7 2 South Korea FC Seoul
FW Fatos Bećiraj (v.  Wales) 4 December 1988 (1988-12-04) (age 21) 3 0 Montenegro Budućnost
FW Dragan Bogavac (v.  Italy) 7 April 1980 (1980-04-07) (age 29) 7 0 Germany Mainz
FW Nikola Nikezić (v.  Estonia) 13 June 1981 (1981-06-13) (age 28) 1 0 Russia Kuban Krasnodar
FW Milan Purović (v.  Romania) 5 July 1985 (1985-07-05) (age 24) 7 0 Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana
FW Srđan Radonjić (v.  Slovenia) 8 May 1981 (1981-05-08) (age 28) 3 0 Russia Luch-Energiya Vladivostok
FW Goran Vujović (v.  Cyprus) 3 May 1987 (1987-05-03) (age 22) 1 0 Hungary Fehérvár

Current coaching staff

Player records

Player/coach records are accurate as of 19 November 2009.

Most capped Montenegro players

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Vukašin Poleksić [8] 2007– 20 0
2 Savo Pavićević [8] 2007– 18 0
= Nikola Drinčić [8] 2007– 18 1
4 Vladimir Božović [8] 2007– 17 0
= Radoslav Batak [8] 2007– 17 1
= Branko Bošković [8] 2007– 17 1
= Simon Vukčević [8] 2007– 17 1
8 Luka Pejović [8] 2007– 16 0
9 Mirko Vučinić [8] 2007– 15 8
= Milan Jovanović [8] 2007– 15 0

Top Montenegro goalscorers

# Player Career Goals (Caps) Goals/Cap
1 Mirko Vučinić [8] 2007– 8 (15) 0.53
2 Stevan Jovetić [8] 2007– 6 (13) 0.46
3 Radomir Đalović [8] 2007– 4 (11) 0.36
4 Dejan Damjanović [8] 2008– 2 (6) 0.33
= Igor Burzanović [8] 2007– 2 (8) 0.25
6 Andrija Delibašić [8] 2009– 1 (2) 0.50
= Miodrag Džudović [8] 2008– 1 (6) 0.17
= Simon Vukčević [8] 2007– 1 (17) 0.06
= Branko Bošković [8] 2007– 1 (17) 0.06
= Nikola Drinčić [8] 2007– 1 (18) 0.06

Montenegro captains

# Player Montenegro career Captain (Total Caps)
1 Mirko Vučinić (present captain) 2007– 10 (14)

Montenegro managers

Manager Montenegro career Played Won Drawn Lost GF[9] GA[10] Win %
Zlatko Kranjčar 2010- 1 0 0 1 1 2 0%
Zoran Filipović 2007–2009 23 8 8 7 28 31 34.78%

Competition statistics

Played Won Drawn Lost GF[9] GA[10]
23 8 8 7 28 31

Competition history

World Cup record

European Championship record

Minor tournaments

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Japan 2007 Kirin Cup Group Stage 3rd 2 0 0 2 0 3

Recent results and fixtures

# Date City Opponent Results¹ Scorers Attendance Type of game
15 28 March Podgorica Italy Italy 0–2 (0–1) Pirlo Goal 11', Pazzini Goal 73' 12,500 WC quali.
16 1 April Tbilisi Georgia (country) Georgia 0–0 (0–0) 16,000 WC quali.
17 6 June Nicosia Cyprus Cyprus 2–2 (0–2) Makrides Goal 14', Michael Goal 45' (pen.), Damjanović Goal 65', Damjanović Goal 79' 4,500 WC quali.
18 12 August Podgorica Wales Wales 2–1 (2–0) Jovetić Goal 28' (pen), Đalović Goal 45', Vokes Goal 52' 5,000 Friendly
19 5 September Sofia Bulgaria Bulgaria 1–4 (1–1) Jovetić Goal 8', Kishishev Goal 45+2', Telkiyski Goal 48', Berbatov Goal 85' (pen.), Domovchiyski Goal 90+1' 9,000 WC quali.
20 9 September Podgorica Cyprus Cyprus 1–1 (0–0) Vučinić Goal 56' (pen.), Okkas Goal 63' 4,000 WC quali.
21 10 October Podgorica Georgia (country) Georgia 2–1 (1–1) Batak Goal 13', Dvalishvili Goal 45', Delibašić Goal 78' 7,000 WC quali.
22 14 October Dublin Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 0–0 (0–0) 60,000 WC quali.
23 18 November Podgorica Belarus Belarus 1–0 (0–0) Vučinić Goal 80' 5,000 Friendly
24 3 March Skopje  Macedonia 1–2 (0–2) Baša Goal 61' Friendly
25 29 May Oslo  Norway Friendly

¹ Results from Montenegrin view

World Cup qualification 2010

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 10 7 3 0 18 7 +11 24
 Republic of Ireland 10 4 6 0 12 8 +4 18
 Bulgaria 10 3 5 2 17 13 +4 14
 Cyprus 10 2 3 5 14 16 −2 9
 Montenegro 10 1 6 3 9 14 −5 9
 Georgia 10 0 3 7 7 19 −12 3
  Bulgaria Cyprus Georgia (country) Italy Montenegro Republic of Ireland
Bulgaria  2 – 0 6 – 2 0 – 0 4 – 1 1 – 1
Cyprus  4 – 1 2 – 1 1 – 2 2 – 2 1 – 2
Georgia  0 – 0 1 – 1 0 – 2 0 – 0 1 – 2
Italy  2 – 0 3 – 2 2 – 0 2 – 1 1 – 1
Montenegro  2 – 2 1 – 1 2 – 1 0 – 2 0 – 0
Republic of Ireland  1 – 1 1 – 0 2 – 1 2 – 2 0 – 0

Montenegro versus other countries

Against Wins Draws Losses Goal difference Total
 Belarus 1 0 0 1:0 1
 Bulgaria 0 1 1 3:6 2
 Colombia 0 0 1 0:1 1
 Cyprus 0 2 0 3:3 2
 Estonia 1 0 0 1:0 1
 Georgia 1 1 0 2:1 2
 Hungary 1 1 0 5:4 2
 Republic of Ireland 0 2 0 0:0 2
 Italy 0 0 2 1:4 2
 Japan 0 0 1 0:2 1
 Kazakhstan 1 0 0 3:0 1
 Macedonia 1 0 1 3:3 2
 Norway 1 0 0 3:1 1
 Romania 0 0 1 0:4 1
 Slovenia 0 1 0 1:1 1
 Sweden 0 0 1 1:2 1
 Wales 1 0 0 2:1 1

See also

References

External links


Simple English

Montenegro
Association Football Association of Montenegro
Confederation UEFA
Coach Zoran Filipović
Most caps Vladimir Božović (14)
Top scorer Mirko Vučinić (6)
World Cup
Appearances 0

Montenegro national football team is the national football team of Montenegro.

Most appearances

PosPlayerAppsGoalsCareer
1Vladimir Božović1402007-present
2Savo Pavićević1202007-present
2Vukašin Poleksić1202007-present
4Mirko Vučinić1162007-present
4Milan Jovanović1102007-present
4Jovan Tanasijević1102007-present
7Branko Bošković1012007-present
7Simon Vukčević1012007-present
7Radoslav Batak1002007-present

Top scorers

PosPlayerGoalsAppsCareer
1Mirko Vučinić6112007-present
2Stevan Jovetić472007-present
3Radomir Đalović372007-present
4Igor Burzanović282007-present
5Branko Bošković1102007-present
5Simon Vukčević1102007-present
5Nikola Drinčić192007-present
5Miodrag Džudović112007-present

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