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Montenegro
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Hrabri sokoli / Храбри соколи
(The Brave Falcons)
Association Football Association of Montenegro (FSCG)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Robert Prosinečki
Captain Stevan Jovetić
Most caps Fatos Bećiraj (86)
Top scorer Stevan Jovetić (35)
Home stadium Podgorica City Stadium
FIFA code MNE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 46 Decrease 2 (7 February 2019)
Highest 16 (June 2011)
Lowest 199 (June 2007)
Elo ranking
Current 61 Decrease 5 (3 March 2019)
Highest 37 (29 March 2011)
Lowest 78 (October 2019)
First international
 Montenegro 2–1 Hungary 
(Podgorica, Montenegro; 24 March 2007)
Biggest win
 San Marino 0–6 Montenegro 
(Serravalle, San Marino; 11 September 2012)
Biggest defeat
 England 7–0 Montenegro 
(London, England; 14 November 2019)

The Montenegro national football team (Montenegrin: Fudbalska reprezentacija Crne Gore) has represented Montenegro in men's international football since 2007. It is controlled by the Football Association of Montenegro, the governing body for football in Montenegro. Montenegro's home ground is Podgorica City Stadium in Podgorica.

Montenegro is one of the world's youngest international teams, having joined FIFA and UEFA in 2007, following the restoration of Montenegrin independence in 2006. Montenegro played its first official international match against Hungary in March 2007, and competed in their first FIFA World Cup qualifiers in 2010.

History

Formation

Montenegro line-up, Czech Rp.-Montenegro EURO 2020 QR 10-06-2019
Montenegro national team squad in EURO 2020 qualifiers

Following the independence of Montenegro from Serbia and Montenegro, Serbia was set to represent both Serbia and Montenegro in the Euro 2008 qualifying stage. UEFA, however, would be willing to include Montenegro as a late entry if FIFA ratified a separate Montenegrin Football Association before September 2006. However, this did not occur before the competition began.

In October 2006, Montenegro was granted provisional membership of UEFA, with a debate regarding full membership scheduled at a full UEFA Congress in January 2007. Montenegro's first FIFA World Ranking was joint 199th place, the last place on the list by default.

First matches

Mirko Vucinic 2012 MNE
Mirko Vučinić was the first captain of Montenegro

On 26 January 2007, the Montenegro FA was granted full membership of UEFA. The team played its first FIFA-recognized friendly match against Hungary on 24 March 2007 at Stadion Pod Goricom in Podgorica. Montenegro won 2–1 in front of 12,000 spectators. Striker Mirko Vučinić scored the country's first goal in the 62nd minute. On 31 May 2007, Montenegro was admitted as FIFA's 208th member. Montenegro's first coach was Zoran Filipović. In 23 matches, Filipović recorded eight victories, eight draws and seven defeats. He left in January 2010 when his contract expired. During his tenure, Montenegro rose to 73rd position in the FIFA rankings. Montenegro played at the 2007 Kirin Cup, but finished in last place behind Japan and Colombia. On 26 March 2008, Montenegro recorded one of its best results with a 3–1 win over Norway.

First competitive matches

On 6 September 2008, Montenegro played their first World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria at the Podgorica City Stadium. Bulgaria took the lead in the 11th minute with a goal from Stiliyan Petrov. Mirko Vučinić scored in the 61st minute to tie the game, before Igor Burzanović put Montenegro ahead 82nd minute from a penalty. However, a last-minute equalizer from Blagoy Georgiev denied Montenegro their first competitive win. In their next match on 10 September, they achieved another notable result when they held the Republic of Ireland to a 0–0 draw. Another near-upset came in a narrow 2–1 loss against Italy. After Alberto Aquilani's early strike, Vučinić quickly equalized, but Aquilani scored the winning goal ten minutes later. Their second match against Italy ended 2–0 in favour of the world champions. Another disappointment came when the team could only draw 0–0 against Georgia, followed by a 2–2 draw against Cyprus after being two goals down. On 5 September 2009, Montenegro took an early lead against Bulgaria in Sofia with Stevan Jovetić putting them 1–0 up, only for Bulgaria to recover and win 4–1. After drawing 1–1 with Cyprus, Montenegro finally registered their first competitive win, beating Georgia 2–1. They then drew 0–0 with the Republic of Ireland at Croke Park. They finished fifth in the group with nine points, below Cyprus on goal difference.

Golden era

During the UEFA Euro 2012 qualification campaign, the team recorded further success. They opened their campaign with a 1–0 victory over Wales; Mirko Vučinić scored the only goal. A few days later, the team defeated Bulgaria 1–0 in Sofia. The next month, they beat Switzerland 1–0 and then recorded a 0–0 draw in London against England. On 4 June 2011, Montenegro drew 1–1 against Bulgaria, with Radomir Đalović scoring for Montenegro early in the second half, but Ivelin Popov scoring minutes later, to keep Montenegro second in the group, behind England on goal difference. Montenegro were beaten 2–1 by Wales in Cardiff. They were still second in Group G, but Switzerland closed the gap between them to only three points. In the June 2011 FIFA rankings, Montenegro recorded their highest ranking of 16th. On 7 October, Montenegro came back from 2–0 down to draw 2–2 against England in Podgorica, after Wayne Rooney was sent off. Wales beat Switzerland 2–0 to ensure Montenegro won a play-off place, putting the team two matches away from qualifying for Euro 2012. In their last match in the qualifiers, Montenegro lost 2–0 to Switzerland in Basel. On 13 October, the draw for the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying play-offs was held in Kraków, Poland. Montenegro were paired with the Czech Republic, but they lost 3–0 on aggregate and failed to qualify. Montenegro were drawn in Group H in the qualifiers, along with England, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova and San Marino. In their first match, Montenegro tied against Poland in a 2–2 draw. On 11 September, Montenegro played against San Marino in Seravalle. In a one-sided match, Montenegro won 6–0, the biggest win in the team's history. Montenegro then beat Ukraine 1–0 in Kyiv, with the only goal scored by Dejan Damjanović. In their last match in 2012, Montenegro faced San Marino in Podgorica on 14 November, and won 3–0. Montenegro played their fifth qualifier match against Moldova in Chișinău on 22 March 2013, winning 1–0 through Mirko Vučinić's goal. Montenegro then returned to Podgorica to play the second-placed England. The outcome was a 1–1 draw. Leading their World Cup qualifying group, Montenegro hosted Ukraine on 7 June 2013. They suffered their first defeat in the group, losing 4–0. The match also saw Montenegro finish the match with nine men after Vladimir Volkov and Savo Pavićević were sent off. Their last four matches yielded just a single point; a 1–1 draw in Poland. Their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign finished with a 5–2 home defeat to Moldova, and they finished third behind England and Ukraine.

Ups and downs

On 23 February 2014 in Nice, Montenegro were drawn for qualification in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group G alongside Russia, Sweden, Austria, Moldova and Liechtenstein. Though they opened their campaign with a 2–0 win over Moldova, they failed to qualify with a 0–0 tie against Liechtenstein, a 1–0 loss to Austria and a 1–1 tie at home to Sweden. On 27 March 2015, Montenegro's home match against Russia was abandoned after 67 minutes due to crowd violence, after the Russian left-back Dmitri Kombarov was hit by a projectile. The score was 0–0 and Russia had missed a penalty moments before the match was abandoned. The Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was hit by a flare, causing a second 33-minute delay. The abandoned match was ruled a 3–0 win in Russia's favour. Montenegro finished fourth at the end of the campaign and placed 95th on the FIFA ranking list. Montenegro participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification and were placed with Poland, Denmark, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Romania. Poland and Romania had been participants in the UEFA Euro 2016, but Montenegro began by drawing 1–1 away to Romania, beating Kazakhstan 5–0 at home and defeating Denmark 1–0. However, they then lost 3–2 away to Armenia despite leading 2–0, and were defeated 2–1 at home by Poland. Montenegro then rebounded, beating Armenia 4–1 and Kazakhstan 3–0. They later eliminated Romania with a 1–0 victory, but losses to the Danes and Poles ended Montenegro's chance of qualifying.

Having failed to reach the World Cup, Montenegro had a dismal performance in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League C. The team was grouped with Serbia, Romania and Lithuania. Montenegro only managed two victories, all against Lithuania, and suffered two losses to Serbia, one defeat to Romania at home and an away draw to the Romanian side as well. This effectively denied Montenegro a chance to qualify to the UEFA Euro 2020 playoff.

Worst campaign

The Euro 2020 qualifiers for Montenegro have been the worst in the team's short history. After an unsuccessful Nations League campaign, the team started off with a 1–1 away draw to Bulgaria, following a controversial penalty for the hosts. It was followed with a 1–5 loss at home to England despite having taken an early lead. On the day of the match with Kosovo, Serbian coach Ljubiša Tumbaković and two players originated from Serbia, due to political reasons, abandoned the national team, betraying the squad in unprecedented condition before the two crucial matches for qualifiers. Montenegro managed to avoid defeat against Kosovo (1–1), however they lost to Czech Republic 0–3. The same result occurred in the rematch, one month later. With no chances to qualify directly, Montenegro failed to win the match against last placed Bulgaria (0–0), and lost to Kosovo (0–2). At the end of their worst campaign, Montenegro suffered their biggest defeat in history. On 14 November 2019, they were defeated against England in London 7–0. Not only did they finish the qualifying campaign without a single victory, Montenegro managed to score only three goals in eight matches, but conceded 22. Also, throughout the entire qualifying campaign the team had troubles with injuries to key players, most notably Stevan Jovetić and Stefan Savić.

Comeback

The team topped the group in 2020–21 UEFA Nations League above Luxembourg, Azerbaijan and Cyprus and were promoted into League B. They were also an important team in fight to qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup. They were 4th of 6 teams in group with Netherlands, Turkey, Norway, Latvia and Gibraltar.

Stadium and facilities

Montenegro play home matches at the Podgorica City Stadium (Montenegrin: Stadion pod Goricom). The stadium's capacity is 15,230, but international matches reduce this to between 10,700 and 13,000.

Camp FSCG

The Football Association of Montenegro owns Camp FSCG, a Montenegrin training ground. Built in 2007, the centre has a total area of 54,000 square metres. It is located on Ćemovsko polje, a plain located in the outskirts of Podgorica outskirts between the settlements of Stari Aerodrom and Konik. It consists of six pitches with stands and floodlights, and House of Football – the seat of the Football Association of Montenegro.

The camp currently represents an important asset for the whole Montenegrin football system. The grounds are home to all Montenegrin national teams (men and women) and numerous local teams from Podgorica. CAMP FSCG meets the criteria for Montenegrin First League games and UEFA competitions for young players.

Team image

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Montenegrin supporters

Nickname

Under the official FIFA Trigramme, the team's name is abbreviated as MNE, which is also the country's ISO 3166-1 code. The team's nickname is "The Brave Falcons" (Montenegrin: Hrabri Sokoli).

Kits and colours

Montenegro's traditional home colours are red, with a gold trim. This reflects the country's flag. The team's away kits have usually been white, with a red trim.

The current kit is produced by the Italian company Legea.

Manufacturer Period
Serbia daCapo 2007–2008
Italy Legea 2008–present

Supporters

At competitive matches, the Montenegrin home ground Podgorica City Stadium is often filled to capacity. The stadium is regarded as too small to meet the needs of the national team. Demand for the World Cup qualifier against Italy in 2009 was 30,000 tickets; 40,000 for the Euro 2012 qualifying match against England in 2011.

Montenegro's loudest and most loyal supporters are named Ultra Crna Gora (Ултра Црна Гора; Ultra Montenegro). As an ultras group, their support consists of standing up and singing for 90 minutes both home and away. They occupy the north and south stands of Podgorica City Stadium. Choreography is usually performed at the beginning of games. Ultra Crna Gora consists of many subgroups, mostly named after Podgorica's neighborhoods and Montenegrin towns in other parts of the country.

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

      Win       Draw       Loss       Fixture

2023

2024

Coaching history

Manager Career Played Won Draw Lost GF GA Win %
Montenegro Filipović, ZoranZoran Filipović 2006–2009 23 8 8 7 28 31 34.78%
Croatia Kranjčar, ZlatkoZlatko Kranjčar 2010–2011 13 6 2 5 14 11 46.15%
Montenegro Brnović, BrankoBranko Brnović 2011–2015 34 11 9 14 44 50 32.35%
Serbia Tumbaković, LjubišaLjubiša Tumbaković 2016–2019 26 7 7 12 33 33 26.92%
Montenegro Džudović, MiodragMiodrag Džudović 2019 (acting) 2 0 1 1 1 4 00.00%
Bosnia and Herzegovina Hadžibegić, FarukFaruk Hadžibegić 2019–2020 13 5 4 4 13 16 38.46%
Montenegro Radulović, MiodragMiodrag Radulović 2020–2023 23 6 4 13 22 35 26.08%
Croatia Prosinečki, RobertRobert Prosinečki 2024–present 2 2 0 0 3 0 100%

Players

In international football, players can normally only play for one national team 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 applies:

  • The player was born in Montenegro;
  • At least one of their parents and/or at least one of their grandparents was born in Montenegro;
  • The player has lived in Montenegro continuously for any five-year period.

Due to mixed ancestries, it is likely that a high 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 in any competitive fixture, they are no longer eligible to play for any other nation.

Current squad

The following players were called up for games against Belarus on 21 March and against North Macedonia on 25 March 2024.

Caps and goals as of 25 March 2024, after the match against North Macedonia.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Milan Mijatović (1987-07-26) 26 July 1987 (age 36) 37 0 Serbia Železničar Pančevo
12 1GK Danijel Petković (1993-05-25) 25 May 1993 (age 30) 25 0 Hungary Kisvárda
13 1GK Matija Šarkić (1997-07-23) 23 July 1997 (age 26) 8 0 England Millwall

15 2DF Stefan Savić (vice-captain) (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 33) 73 9 Spain Atlético Madrid
23 2DF Adam Marušić (1992-10-17) 17 October 1992 (age 31) 59 4 Italy Lazio
7 2DF Marko Vešović (1991-08-28) 28 August 1991 (age 32) 52 2 Azerbaijan Qarabağ
3 2DF Risto Radunović (1992-05-04) 4 May 1992 (age 32) 35 1 Romania FCSB
5 2DF Igor Vujačić (1994-08-08) 8 August 1994 (age 29) 32 0 Russia Rubin Kazan
2 2DF Andrija Vukčević (1996-10-11) 11 October 1996 (age 27) 8 0 Mexico Juárez
6 2DF Marko Tući (1998-12-04) 4 December 1998 (age 25) 4 0 South Korea Gangwon
22 2DF Meldin Drešković (1998-03-26) 26 March 1998 (age 26) 2 0 Hungary Debreceni VSC

16 3MF Vladimir Jovović (1994-10-26) 26 October 1994 (age 29) 56 0 Uzbekistan Sogdiyona Jizzakh
10 3MF Marko Janković (1995-07-09) 9 July 1995 (age 28) 47 1 Azerbaijan Qarabağ
19 3MF Marko Bakić (1993-11-01) 1 November 1993 (age 30) 26 0 Greece OFI
4 3MF Marko Vukčević (1993-06-07) 7 June 1993 (age 30) 21 1 Croatia Varaždin
18 3MF Driton Camaj (1997-03-07) 7 March 1997 (age 27) 14 1 Hungary Kisvárda
20 3MF Stefan Lončar (1996-02-19) 19 February 1996 (age 28) 14 0 Hungary Debreceni VSC
14 3MF Edvin Kuč (1993-10-27) 27 October 1993 (age 30) 5 3 Kosovo Ballkani
27 3MF Demir Škrijelj (1997-07-10) 10 July 1997 (age 26) 1 0 Montenegro Mornar Bar
24 3MF Miloš Brnović (2000-04-26) 26 April 2000 (age 24) 1 0 Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica

8 4FW Stevan Jovetić (captain) (1989-11-02) 2 November 1989 (age 34) 76 35 Greece Olympiacos
9 4FW Stefan Mugoša (1992-02-23) 23 February 1992 (age 32) 54 15 South Korea Incheon United
11 4FW Nikola Krstović (2000-04-05) 5 April 2000 (age 24) 16 3 Italy Lecce
21 4FW Dušan Bakić (1999-02-23) 23 February 1999 (age 25) 7 0 Cyprus Omonia Nicosia
17 4FW Viktor Đukanović (2004-01-29) 29 January 2004 (age 20) 4 0 Sweden Hammarby

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called on the last 12 months.


Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Filip Đukić (1999-08-06) 6 August 1999 (age 24) 1 0 Denmark Hvidovre v.  Hungary, 19 November 2023
GK Nikola Ivezić (2003-04-01) 1 April 2003 (age 21) 0 0 Belgium Lommel v.  Hungary, 19 November 2023
GK Suad Ličina (1995-02-08) 8 February 1995 (age 29) 0 0 Montenegro Mladost DG v.  Serbia, 17 October 2023
GK Miloš Dragojević (1989-02-03) 3 February 1989 (age 35) 2 0 Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica v.  Bulgaria, 10 September 2023
GK Lazar Carević (1999-03-16) 16 March 1999 (age 25) 2 0 Serbia Vojvodina v.  Hungary, 17 June 2023PRE

DF Žarko Tomašević (1990-02-22) 22 February 1990 (age 34) 64 5 Free Agent v.  Hungary, 19 November 2023
DF Miloš Milović (1995-12-22) 22 December 1995 (age 28) 4 0 China Qingdao Hainiu v.  Hungary, 19 November 2023
DF Slobodan Rubežić (2000-03-21) 21 March 2000 (age 24) 3 1 Scotland Aberdeen v.  Hungary, 19 November 2023
DF Nikola Šipčić (1995-05-17) 17 May 1995 (age 29) 7 0 Spain Tenerife v.  Lebanon, 12 October 2023INJ
DF Jonathan Drešaj (2000-03-15) 15 March 2000 (age 24) 0 0 Montenegro Dečić v.  Czech Republic, 20 June 2023

MF Andrija Radulović (2002-07-03) 3 July 2002 (age 21) 3 0 Serbia Vojvodina v.  Belarus, 21 March 2024INJ
MF Miloš Raičković (1993-10-02) 2 October 1993 (age 30) 18 0 Montenegro Budućnost v.  Hungary, 19 November 2023
MF Vladan Bubanja (1999-02-21) 21 February 1999 (age 25) 1 0 Croatia Lokomotiva v.  Hungary, 19 November 2023
MF Nebojša Kosović (1995-02-24) 24 February 1995 (age 29) 33 1 China Meizhou Hakka v.  Serbia, 17 October 2023
MF Aleksandar Šćekić (1991-12-12) 12 December 1991 (age 32) 40 0 Serbia Partizan v.  Bulgaria, 10 September 2023
MF Sead Hakšabanović (1999-05-04) 4 May 1999 (age 25) 33 1 England Stoke City v.  Bulgaria, 10 September 2023
MF Vukan Savićević (1994-01-29) 29 January 1994 (age 30) 19 0 Serbia Vojvodina v.  Bulgaria, 10 September 2023
MF Novica Eraković (1999-11-12) 12 November 1999 (age 24) 4 0 Cyprus Omonia v.  Czech Republic, 20 June 2023

FW Milutin Osmajić (1999-07-25) 25 July 1999 (age 24) 22 2 England Preston North End v.  Belarus, 21 March 2024INJ
FW Uroš Đurđević (1994-03-02) 2 March 1994 (age 30) 12 0 Spain Sporting Gijón v.  Bulgaria, 10 September 2023

Notes
  • INJ = Withdrew due to injury
  • PRE = Preliminary squad/standby
  • RET = Retired from the national team
  • SUS = Serving suspension
  • WD = Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.

Player records

Players in bold are still active with Montenegro.

Most appearances

Ros-che 21
Fatos Bećiraj is Montenegro's most capped player.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Fatos Bećiraj 86 15 2009–2022
2 Stevan Jovetić 76 35 2007–present
3 Stefan Savić 73 9 2010–present
4 Žarko Tomašević 64 5 2010–present
5 Elsad Zverotić 61 5 2008–2017
6 Adam Marušić 59 4 2015–present
7 Vladimir Jovović 56 0 2013–present
8 Stefan Mugoša 54 15 2015–present
9 Marko Vešović 52 2 2013–present
10 Nikola Vukčević 51 1 2014–present

Top goalscorers

Stevan Jovetic 2012 MNE
Stevan Jovetić is the national team top scorer.
Rank Player Goals Caps Average Career
1 Stevan Jovetić 35 76 0.46 2007–present
2 Mirko Vučinić 17 46 0.37 2007–2017
3 Stefan Mugoša 15 54 0.28 2015–present
Fatos Bećiraj 15 86 0.17 2009–2022
5 Stefan Savić 9 73 0.12 2010–present
6 Dejan Damjanović 8 30 0.27 2008–2015
7 Radomir Đalović 7 26 0.27 2007–2012
8 Andrija Delibašić 6 21 0.29 2009–2013
9 Elsad Zverotić 5 61 0.08 2008–2017
Žarko Tomašević 5 64 0.08 2014–present

Competitive record

Montenegro have participated in seven qualification rounds for World Cup or European Championship tournaments. Montenegro have never qualified, and their biggest success was reaching the play-offs for Euro 2012.
Montenegro first tried to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but they finished fifth in their group. They had more success in the Euro 2012 qualifiers, when they finished second in their group to reach the play-offs, but lost to the Czech Republic.
In the qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup, Montenegro finished third, and two years later, in the qualifiers for Euro 2016, they finished fourth in their group. They again finished third in their 2018 World Cup qualifying group. Worst performance came in the qualifiers for Euro 2020, as Montenegro finished last-placed in the group without single victory.

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
FIFA World Cup qualifiers 40 13 13 14 61 58 +3
UEFA European Championship qualifiers 43 8 9 16 25 51 −26
UEFA Nations League 16 7 3 6 20 12 +8
Friendly games 52 20 13 18 62 62 0
Overall 140 47 39 54 166 183 −17

Updated: 25 March 2024

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pos Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to France 1938 Part of  Yugoslavia Part of  Yugoslavia
Brazil 1950 to Italy 1990 Part of  Yugoslavia Part of  Yugoslavia
United States 1994 to South Korea Japan 2002 Part of  Yugoslavia Part of  Yugoslavia
Germany 2006 Part of  Serbia and Montenegro Part of  Serbia and Montenegro
South Africa 2010 Did not qualify 5th 10 1 6 3 9 14
Brazil 2014 3rd 10 4 3 3 18 17
Russia 2018 3rd 10 5 1 4 20 12
Qatar 2022 4th 10 3 3 4 14 15
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Morocco Portugal Spain 2030
Saudi Arabia 2034
Total 0/4 40 13 13 14 61 58

UEFA European Championship

UEFA European Championship record Qualification record Qualification play-offs record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pos. Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
France 1960 Part of  Yugoslavia Part of  Yugoslavia Part of  Yugoslavia
Spain 1964
Italy 1968
Belgium 1972
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976
Italy 1980
France 1984
West Germany 1988
Sweden 1992
England 1996 Part of  Yugoslavia Part of  Yugoslavia Part of  Yugoslavia
Belgium Netherlands 2000
Portugal 2004 Part of  Serbia and Montenegro Part of  Serbia and Montenegro Part of  Serbia and Montenegro
Austria Switzerland 2008 Did not enter Did not enter N/A
Poland Ukraine 2012 Did not qualify PO 8 3 3 2 7 7 2 0 0 2 0 3
France 2016 4th 10 3 2 5 10 13 N/A
Europe 2020 5th 8 0 3 5 3 22
Germany 2024 3rd 8 3 2 3 9 11
United Kingdom Republic of Ireland 2028 To be determined To be determined To be determined
Italy Turkey 2032
Total 0/4 34 9 10 15 29 53 2 0 0 2 0 3

UEFA Nations League

UEFA Nations League record
Season Division Group Pld W D L GF GA P/R RK
2018–19 C 4 6 2 1 3 7 6 Same position 35th
2020–21 C 1 6 4 1 1 10 2 Rise 34th
2022–23 B 3 6 2 1 3 6 6 Same position 28th
2024–25 B 4 To be determined
Total 18 8 3 7 23 14 28th

Head-to-head record

Below is a summary of Montenegrin national team results against every opponent country.

Opponent P W D L GF GA GD Win %
 Albania &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 −2 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Armenia &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 +1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&033.33000033.33
 Austria &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 −2 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Azerbaijan &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 +4 &&&&&&&&&&&&&066.67000066.67
 Belarus &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 +5 &&&&&&&&&&&&&060.&&&&&060.00
 Belgium &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 +0 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Bosnia and Herzegovina &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 −1 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Bulgaria &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 +0 &&&&&&&&&&&&&037.50000037.50
 Colombia &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 −1 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Cyprus &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 +6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&040.&&&&&040.00
 Czech Republic &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 −12 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Denmark &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 −1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&033.33000033.33
 England &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&019.&&&&&019 −14 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Estonia &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 +1 &&&&&&&&&&&&0100.&&&&&0100.000
 Finland &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 −4 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Georgia &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 +1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&050.&&&&&050.00
 Ghana &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 +1 &&&&&&&&&&&&0100.&&&&&0100.000
 Gibraltar &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 +6 &&&&&&&&&&&&0100.&&&&&0100.000
 Greece &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 +0 &&&&&&&&&&&&&050.&&&&&050.00
 Hungary &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 +0 &&&&&&&&&&&&&040.&&&&&040.00
 Iceland &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 +1 &&&&&&&&&&&&0100.&&&&&0100.000
 Israel &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 −2 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Iran &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 −1 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Italy &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 −3 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Japan &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 −2 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Kazakhstan &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 +11 &&&&&&&&&&&&&075.&&&&&075.00
 Kosovo &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 −2 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Latvia &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 +3 &&&&&&&&&&&&&050.&&&&&050.00
 Lebanon &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 +1 &&&&&&&&&&&&0100.&&&&&0100.000
 Liechtenstein &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 +2 &&&&&&&&&&&&&050.&&&&&050.00
 Lithuania &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 +7 &&&&&&&&&&&&&075.&&&&&075.00
 Luxembourg &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 +3 &&&&&&&&&&&&&066.67000066.67
 Moldova &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 +2 &&&&&&&&&&&&&075.&&&&&075.00
 Macedonia &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 −2 &&&&&&&&&&&&&050.&&&&&050.00
 Netherlands &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 −4 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Northern Ireland &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 +2 &&&&&&&&&&&&0100.&&&&&0100.000
 Norway &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 −2 &&&&&&&&&&&&&025.&&&&&025.00
 Poland &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 −3 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Republic of Ireland &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 +0 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Romania &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 +1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&042.86000042.86
 Russia &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 −5 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 San Marino &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 +9 &&&&&&&&&&&&0100.&&&&&0100.000
 Serbia &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 −7 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Slovakia &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 −2 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Slovenia &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 −3 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Sweden &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 −3 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Switzerland &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 −1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&050.&&&&&050.00
 Turkey &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 −2 &0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00.00
 Ukraine &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 −3 &&&&&&&&&&&&&050.&&&&&050.00
 Uzbekistan &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 +1 &&&&&&&&&&&&0100.&&&&&0100.000
 Wales &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 +1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&066.67000066.67
51 Teams &&&&&&&&&&&&0146.&&&&&0146 &&&&&&&&&&&&&050.&&&&&050 &&&&&&&&&&&&&039.&&&&&039 &&&&&&&&&&&&&057.&&&&&057 &&&&&&&&&&&&0175.&&&&&0175 &&&&&&&&&&&&0190.&&&&&0190 −15 &&&&&&&&&&&&&034.25000034.25

FIFA rankings

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Montenegro para niños

  • Montenegro men's national football team results
  • Montenegro men's national football team records and statistics
  • List of Montenegro international footballers
  • Montenegro women's national football team
  • Montenegro women's national under-17 football team
  • Football in Montenegro
  • Sport in Montenegro
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Montenegro national football team Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.