As a member of FIFA and UEFA, the Montenegro national football team has been playing official matches since March 2007. Montenegro plays in the qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship, as well as partaking in the UEFA Nations League. Apart from that, the team participates in friendly matches.

Individual records

Most capped players

Fatos Bećiraj is Montenegro's most capped player.
Fatos Bećiraj is Montenegro's most capped player.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Fatos Bećiraj 80 12 2009–
2 Elsad Zverotić 61 4 2008–2017
Stevan Jovetić 61 31 2007–
4 Stefan Savić 57 5 2010–
5 Marko Simić 48 2 2013–
6 Mirko Vučinić 46 17 2007–2017
7 Simon Vukčević 45 2 2007–2014
Nikola Vukčević 45 1 2014–
9 Vladimir Božović 44 0 2007–2016
10 Mladen Božović 42 0 2007–2017

Top goalscorers

Stevan Jovetić is the national team top scorer.
Stevan Jovetić is the national team top scorer.
Rank Player Goals Caps Average Career
1 Stevan Jovetić 31 61 0.51 2007–
2 Mirko Vučinić 17 46 0.37 2007–2017
3 Fatos Bećiraj 12 80 0.15 2009–
4 Stefan Mugoša 11 37 0.3 2015–
5 Dejan Damjanović 8 30 0.27 2008–2015
6 Radomir Đalović 7 26 0.27 2007–2012
7 Andrija Delibašić 6 21 0.29 2009–2013
8 Stefan Savić 5 57 0.09 2010–
Žarko Tomašević 5 42 0.12 2014–
10 Elsad Zverotić 4 61 0.07 2008–2017

List of players

The following table summarizes caps for the Montenegro national team by every single player, since 2007.

Player Montenegro career Caps C O F G
Fatos Bećiraj 2009–2020 75 11 49 26 10
Elsad Zverotić 2008–2017 61 0 38 23 5
Stevan Jovetić 2007–2020 56 27 41 15 27
Stefan Savić 2010–2020 55 8 40 15 5
Mirko Vučinić 2007–2017 46 38 27 19 17
Simon Vukčević 2007–2014 45 1 26 19 2
Nikola Vukčević 2014–2020 44 4 33 11 1
Marko Simić 2013–2020 44 2 28 16 1
Vladimir Božović 2007–2014 43 0 21 22 0
Mladen Božović 2007–2017 41 0 23 18 0
Marko Baša 2009–2017 39 0 25 14 2
Savo Pavićević 2007–2014 39 0 19 20 0
Vukašin Poleksić 2007–2016 38 4 20 18 0
Žarko Tomašević 2010–2019 37 0 23 14 4
Milan Jovanović 2007–2014 36 1 16 20 0
Stefan Mugoša 2015–2019 35 0 22 13 10
Adam Marušić 2015–2020 35 0 27 8 0
Milorad Peković 2007–2013 34 0 19 15 0
Nikola Drinčić 2007–2014 33 1 20 13 3
Vladimir Jovović 2013–2020 33 0 23 10 0
Branko Bošković 2007–2014 30 9 15 15 1
Dejan Damjanović 2008–2015 30 0 26 4 8
Marko Vešović 2013–2019 30 0 19 11 2
Aleksandar Boljević 2013–2020 29 0 19 10 0
Radomir Đalović 2007–2011 26 1 11 15 7
Miodrag Džudović 2008–2013 26 0 15 11 1
Radoslav Batak 2007–2011 25 0 11 14 1
Mitar Novaković 2007–2013 25 0 12 13 0
Mladen Kašćelan 2009–2016 25 0 13 12 0
Luka Pejović 2007–2012 23 0 7 16 1
Marko Janković 2016–2020 23 0 17 6 2
Danijel Petković 2014–2020 23 1 16 7 0
Nebojša Kosović 2016–2020 22 0 16 6 1
Andrija Delibašić 2009–2013 21 0 12 9 6
Aleksandar Šćekić 2016–2020 20 0 16 4 0
Marko Bakić 2012–2020 18 0 10 8 0
Vladimir Volkov 2012–2015 17 0 13 4 0
Filip Stojković 2016–2019 15 0 10 5 0
Mirko Ivanić 2017–2019 15 0 13 2 1
Saša Balić 2011–2020 13 0 6 7 0
Milan Mijatović 2015–2020 13 0 9 4 0
Jovan Tanasijević 2007–2009 13 0 5 8 0
Sead Hakšabanović 2017–2020 12 0 8 4 1
Luka Đorđević 2012–2018 11 0 6 5 1
Filip Kasalica 2012–2014 11 0 8 3 1
Nemanja Nikolić 2009–2016 10 0 4 6 0
Boris Kopitović 2018–2019 8 0 5 3 1
Damir Kojašević 2016–2019 9 0 6 3 1
Branislav Janković 2014–2020 9 0 3 6 0
Igor Burzanović 2007–2008 8 2 1 7 2'
Momčilo Raspopović 2019–2020 7 0 5 2 0
Emrah Klimenta 2016–2018 7 0 3 4 0
Petar Grbić 2011–2016 7 0 2 5 0
Risto Lakić 2007–2008 7 0 0 7 0
Dragan Bogavac 2007–2008 7 0 1 6 0
Risto Radunović 2018–2020 7 0 6 1 0
Aleksandar Šofranac 2016–2020 7 0 3 4 0
Vlado Jeknić 2007 6 0 0 6 0
Nikola Vujović 2007–2009 6 0 2 4 0
Milan Purović 2007–2008 6 0 0 6 0
Ivan Fatić 2009–2011 6 0 4 2 0
Deni Hočko 2018–2020 6 0 2 4 0
Marko Ćetković 2010–2013 6 0 1 5 1
Nemanja Mijušković 2017–2018 6 0 4 2 0
Dušan Lagator 2019 6 0 4 2 0
Igor Vujačić 2019–2020 6 0 5 1 0
Vladimir Rodić 2015–2016 5 0 2 3 0
Dejan Ognjanović 2008–2010 5 0 0 5 0
Miloš Krkotić 2013 5 0 3 2 0
Dino Islamović 2020 5 0 4 1 0
Ivan Kecojević 2012–2013 5 0 4 1 0
Darko Zorić 2014–2018 4 0 1 3 1
Esteban Saveljich 2015–2016 4 0 2 2 0
Staniša Mandić 2015 4 0 3 1 0
Vukan Savićević 2017–2019 4 0 2 2 0
Janko Tumbasević 2007 4 0 0 4 0
Luka Mirković 2018–2020 4 0 1 3 0
Igor Ivanović 2020 3 0 2 1 3
Darko Bulatović 2019–2020 3 0 1 2 0
Mirko Raičević 2007 3 0 0 3 0
Filip Raičević 2016 3 0 1 2 0
Srđan Radonjić 2007 3 0 0 3 0
Marko Vukčević 2015–2020 3 0 1 2 0
Đorđije Ćetković 2007–2008 3 0 0 3 0
Darko Nikač 2013–2014 3 0 0 3 0
Miroje Jovanović 2013–2014 3 0 0 3 1
Draško Božović 2010 3 0 1 2 0
Vladimir Vujović 2007 3 0 0 3 0
Miloš Raičković 2020 3 0 1 2 0
Nikola Vujnović 2020 2 0 0 2 0
Stefan Lončar 2018 2 0 0 2 0
Asmir Kajević 2018 2 0 0 2 0
Ivan Delić 2007–2010 2 0 0 2 0
Darko Božović 2007 2 0 0 2 0
Srđan Blažić 2009–2010 2 0 0 2 0
Blažo Igumanović 2012–2014 2 0 1 1 0
Janko Simović 2008 1 0 0 1 0
Goran Vujović 2009 1 0 1 0 0
Ivan Ivanović 2013 1 0 0 1 0
Nikola Nikezić 2007 1 0 0 1 0
Dragan Bošković 2012 1 0 0 1 0
Ivan Janjušević 2008 1 0 0 1 0
Slobodan Lakićević 2010 1 0 0 1 0
Ivan Vuković 2009 1 0 0 1 0
Vladimir Gluščević 2009 1 0 0 1 0
Rade Petrović 2007 1 0 0 1 0
Nikola Vukčević 2009 1 0 0 1 0
Neđeljko Vlahović 2007 1 0 0 1 0
Miloš Bakrač 2018 1 0 0 1 0
Nemanja Sekulić 2019 1 0 1 0 0
Vladan Adžić 2020 1 0 0 1 0
Matija Sarkic 2019 1 0 0 1 0
Vasko Kalezić 2020 1 0 0 1 0
Šaleta Kordić 2020 1 0 0 1 0
Miloš Milović 2020 1 0 0 1 0
Anđelko Jovanović 2020 1 0 0 1 0
Milutin Osmajić 2020 1 0 0 1 0

Updated: 1 November 2020

List of goalscorers

The following table summarizes goals for the Montenegro national team by every single goalscorer.

Player Goals O F First goal Last goal
Stevan Jovetić 31 21 10 2008 2021
Mirko Vučinić 17 9 8 2007 2015
Fatos Bećiraj 11 10 1 2010 2021
Stefan Mugoša 11 8 3 2017 2020
Dejan Damjanović 8 7 1 2009 2015
Radomir Đalović 7 1 6 2008 2011
Andrija Delibašić 6 6 0 2009 2012
Elsad Zverotić 5 5 0 2010 2013
Žarko Tomašević 5 4 1 2014 2021
Stefan Savić 5 3 2 2011 2018
Igor Ivanović 3 2 1 2020 2020
Nikola Drinčić 3 1 2 2008 2012
Marko Simić 2 2 0 2017 2021
Aleksandar Boljević 2 2 0 2020 2020
Marko Vešović 2 2 0 2017 2019
Marko Janković 2 2 0 2017 2018
Marko Baša 2 0 2 2010 2013
Igor Burzanović 2 0 2 2007 2008
Simon Vukčević 2 0 2 2008 2011
Boris Kopitović 1 1 0 2018 2018
Darko Zorić 1 1 0 2018 2018
Nikola Vukčević 1 1 0 2016 2016
Radoslav Batak 1 1 0 2009 2009
Branko Bošković 1 0 1 2008 2008
Marko Ćetković 1 0 1 2013 2013
Luka Đorđević 1 1 0 2012 2012
Miroje Jovanović 1 0 1 2013 2013
Filip Kasalica 1 0 1 2012 2012
Luka Pejović 1 0 1 2010 2010
Miodrag Džudović 1 0 1 2008 2008
Damir Kojašević 1 1 0 2016 2016
Mirko Ivanić 1 0 1 2018 2018
Nebojša Kosović 1 0 1 2019 2019
Sead Hakšabanović 1 0 1 2019 2019

Updated: 31 March 2021

Captains

Rank Player Montenegro career Matches as captain
(Total caps)
1 Mirko Vučinić 2007–2017 36 (46)
2 Stevan Jovetić (current captain) 2007– 30 (58)
3 Fatos Bećiraj 2009– 9 (75)
Branko Bošković 2007–2014 9 (29)
5 Stefan Savić 2010– 8 (55)
6 Vukašin Poleksić 2007– 6 (38)
7 Nikola Vukčević 2014– 4 (41)
8 Marko Simić 2013– 2 (46)
Igor Burzanović 2007–2008 2 (8)
10 Radomir Đalović 2007–2011 1 (26)
Simon Vukčević 2007–2014 1 (45)
Milan Jovanović 2007–2014 1 (36)
Nikola Drinčić 2007–2014 1 (33)
Milorad Peković 2007–2013 1 (34)
Danijel Petković 2014– 1 (23)

Managers

Manager Montenegro tenure M W D L GF GA Win %
Montenegro Zoran Filipović 2006–2009 23 8 8 7 28 31 34.78%
Croatia Zlatko Kranjčar 2010–2011 13 6 2 5 14 11 46.15%
Montenegro Branko Brnović 2011–2015 34 11 9 14 44 50 32.35%
Serbia Ljubiša Tumbaković 2016–2019 26 7 7 12 33 33 26.92%
Montenegro Miodrag Džudović 2019 2 0 1 1 1 4 0.0%
Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk Hadžibegić 2019– 12 5 3 4 11 16 41.66%

Team records

Main article: Montenegro national football team results

Largest home victory
 Montenegro 5–0  Kazakhstan, 8 October 2016, Podgorica
Largest away victory
 San Marino 0–6  Montenegro, 11 September 2012, Serravalle
Largest home defeat
 Montenegro 0–4  Ukraine, 28 March 2013, Podgorica;  Montenegro 1–5  England, 25 March 2019, Podgorica
Largest away defeat
 England 7–0  Montenegro, 14 November 2019, London
Longest winning streak
4 matches (11 August 2010 – 12 October 2010; 11 September 2012 – 26 March 2013)
Longest streak without defeat
8 matches (11 August 2010 – 10 August 2011)
Longest losing streak
4 matches (9 October 2015 – 29 March 2016)
Longest streak without win
7 matches (9 October 2015 – 8 October 2016; 5 October 2017 – 10 September 2018)
Highest home attendance
13,000,  Montenegro 1–1  England, 26 March 2013, Podgorica
Highest away attendance
83,807,  England 4–1  Montenegro, 11 October 2013, London

Competition records

Montenegro have participated in five 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 G W D L GF GA GD
FIFA World Cup qualifiers 33 12 10 11 43 46 -3
UEFA European Championship qualifiers 28 6 8 14 20 45 -25
UEFA Nations League 12 6 2 4 17 8 +9
Friendly games 44 16 12 16 52 52 0
OVERALL 117 40 32 45 142 151 -7

Updated: 5 June 2021

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA Position
1930 to 1990 Part of  SFR Yugoslavia N/A
1994 to 2006 Part of  FR Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro
South Africa 2010 Did not qualify 10 1 6 3 9 14 5/6
Brazil 2014 10 4 3 3 18 17 3/6
Russia 2018 10 5 1 4 20 12 3/6
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada United States Mexico 2026
Total 0/5 30 10 10 10 47 43

UEFA European Football Championship

UEFA European Championship record UEFA European Championship qualifying record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA Position
1960 to 1992 Part of  SFR Yugoslavia N/A
1996 to 2004 Part of  FR Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro
Austria Switzerland 2008 Did not enter
Poland Ukraine 2012 Did not qualify 10 3 3 4 7 10 2/5
France 2016 10 3 2 5 10 13 4/6
Europe 2020 8 0 3 5 3 22 5/5
Germany 2024 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/4 28 6 8 14 20 45

UEFA Nations League

UEFA Nations League record
Year Division Group Pld W D L GF GA P/R RK
Portugal 2018–19 C 4 6 2 1 3 7 6 Same position 35th
Italy 2020–21 C 1 6 4 1 1 10 2 Rise 34th
2022–23 B TBA
Total 12 6 2 4 17 8 34th

FIFA rankings history

The Montenegro national football team has been present on FIFA rankings since June 2007. To date, the team's best ranking was 16th place in the world in June 2011.
Below is a chronological list of Montenegro's position on the FIFA rankings for every three months, and their number of points.

Attendances records

Home attendance by years

Since establishing, Montenegrin national team played all home games at Podgorica City Stadium.
Below is a list of attendances on Montenegro home games by every single year.

Year Avg Overall G H L
2007 8,677 26,000 3 12,000 6,000
2008 9,000 45,000 5 12,000 6,000
2009 5,884 29,420 5 11,500 4,000
2010 7,512 37,562 5 11,700 3,000
2011 10,150 40,600 4 12,000 7,000
2012 7,145 28,578 4 11,420 4,500
2013 10,255 30,766 3 13,000 5,770
2014 8,432 25,297 3 10,538 6,000
2016 7,000 14,000 2 9,000 5,000
2017 8,744 43,718 5 10,779 4,000
2018 5,528 27,644 5 10,700 2,000
2019 4,407 22,035 5 8,331 1,371
OVERALL 7,567 378,321 50 13,000 1,371

G = Number of home games (only matches with spectators counted); H = Highest attendance on one match; L = Lowest attendance on one match

Home attendance by competitions

Below is a list of attendances on Montenegro home games by every single competition. Friendly games are not counted.

Year Avg Overall G H L
2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers 8,584 42,920 5 12,000 4,000
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers 11,033 55,162 5 12,000 9,862
2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers 9,869 49,344 5 13,000 5,770
UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers 10,324 41,297 4 12,000 8,759
2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers 9,744 48,718 5 10,779 8,500
2018 UEFA Nations League 6,234 18,700 3 10,700 2,000
UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers 5,765 17,294 3 8,331 3,012
OVERALL 9,089 281,766 31 13,000 2,000

See also

References

  1. ^ Montenegro national football team at EU-football.info