Montenegrin Footballer of the Year

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The Montenegrin Footballer of the Year is an annual award chosen by the team captains and the coaches of the Prva crnogorska fudbalska liga — 1. CFL to determine the best player in Montenegro. It is published by the Football Association of Montenegro. The most successful player is Mirko Vučinić, who has won the award seven times, as well as being the inaugural winner. Stevan Jovetić is the youngest player to receive this honour so far; he was 20 years old when he won the award. The most recent footballer of the year is Stefan Savić for 2020. Before 2006, two Montenegrin footballers were named Serbia and Montenegro Footballer of the Year; Dejan Savićević in 1995, and Predrag Mijatović (for three times) in 1992, 1993 and 1998.

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Winners

Mirko Vucinic has won the Player of the Year award seven times. Mirko Vucinic 2012 MNE.jpg
Mirko Vučinić has won the Player of the Year award seven times.
Stevan Jovetic is the youngest Player of the Year. Stevan Jovetic 2012 MNE.jpg
Stevan Jovetić is the youngest Player of the Year.
YearNameClubPosition
2006 Mirko Vučinić Flag of Italy.svg Roma Forward
2007Mirko Vučinić (2) Flag of Italy.svg Roma (2)Forward
2008Mirko Vučinić (3) Flag of Italy.svg Roma (3)Forward
2009 Stevan Jovetić Flag of Italy.svg Fiorentina Forward
2010Mirko Vučinić (4) Flag of Italy.svg Roma (4)Forward
2011Mirko Vučinić (5) Flag of Italy.svg Juventus Forward
2012Mirko Vučinić (6) Flag of Italy.svg Juventus (2)Forward
2013Mirko Vučinić (7) Flag of Italy.svg Juventus (3)Forward
2014 Marko Baša Flag of France.svg Lille OSC Defender
2015Stevan Jovetić (2) Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale Forward
2016 Stefan Savić Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid Defender
2017Stefan Savić (2) Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid (2)Defender
2018Stefan Savić (3) Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid (3)Defender
2019 Stefan Mugoša Flag of South Korea.svg Incheon United Forward
2020Stefan Savić (4) Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid (4)Defender

Players

PlaceNameNumber of winsWinning years
1 Mirko Vučinić 72006-2008, 2010-2013
2 Stefan Savić 42016-2018, 2020
3 Stevan Jovetić 22009, 2015
4 Marko Baša 12014
4 Stefan Mugoša 12019

2013 controversy

In 2013, Mirko Vučinić won the Montenegrin Footballer of the Year for the seventh time. However, the public opinion was that in 2013, Dejan Damjanović should have been given the award. Damjanović scored four goals in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers (two against England and one against Poland and Ukraine), was announced as the top scorer of the K-League and the MVP of the 2013 AFC Champions League. The media agreed that Vučinić was the best overall Montenegrin footballer, however, Damjanović's performances in 2013 were far better than Vučinić's, who was injured during the decisive qualification matches of the national team. [1] [2] Finally, Montenegrin website CG-Fudbal awarded Damjanović "Best Montenegrin Footballer of the Year", according to a poll voted by the fans. [3]

Breakdown of winners

Winners by country

PlaceClub countryNumber of winsWinning years
1 Flag of Italy.svg Italy 92006-2013, 2015
2 Flag of Spain.svg Spain 42016-2018, 2020
3 Flag of France.svg France 12014
3 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea 12019

Winners by club

PlaceClubNumber of winsWinning years
1 Flag of Italy.svg Roma 42006-2008, 2010
2 Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid 42016-2018, 2020
3 Flag of Italy.svg Juventus 32011-2013
4 Flag of Italy.svg Fiorentina 12009
4 Flag of France.svg Lille OSC 12014
4 Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale 12015
4 Flag of South Korea.svg Incheon United 12019

Winners by position

PlacePositionNumber of wins
1 Forward 10
2 Defender 5

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