Montenegro women's national football team

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Montenegro
Association Football Association of Montenegro
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Mirko Marić
Captain Marija Vukčević
Most caps Armisa Kuč (37)
Top scorer Slađana Bulatović, Armisa Kuč, Marija Vukčević (12)
Home stadium Gradski stadion, Nikšić (5,214); Stadion pod Malim brdom, Petrovac (1,630)
FIFA code MNE
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 96 Decrease2.svg 2 (7 December 2018) [1]
Highest78 (December 2017)
Lowest131 (2012)
First international
Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro 2–3 Bosnia Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg
(Bar, Montenegro; 13 March 2012)
Biggest win
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia 0–7 Montenegro Flag of Montenegro.svg
(Skopje, Republic of Macedonia; 28 April 2015)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 13–0 Montenegro Flag of Montenegro.svg
(Las Rozas de Madrid, Spain; 15 September 2016)

The Montenegro women's national football team represents Montenegro in international women's football, and it is organised by Football Association of Montenegro.

Montenegro Republic in Southeastern Europe

Montenegro is a country in Southeastern Europe on the Adriatic Sea. It borders Bosnia and Herzegovina to the north; Serbia and Kosovo to the east, Albania to the south and Croatia to the west. Montenegro has an area of 13,812 square kilometres and a population of 678,000, most of whom are Orthodox Christians. Its capital Podgorica is one of the twenty-three municipalities in the country. Cetinje is designated as the Old Royal Capital.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football or women's soccer is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

Football Association of Montenegro governing body of association football in Montenegro

The Football Association of Montenegro is the governing body of football in Montenegro. It is based in the capital, Podgorica.

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History

Montenegrin women's team was founded in 2012, six years after Montenegro gained independence. It is organised and headed by Football Association of Montenegro. The team is founded four years after the establishing of first women's football competition in Montenegro.
With head coach Zoran Mijović, Montenegro played first match on 13 March 2012 in Bar, against Bosnia and Herzegovina (2:3). [2] Two days later, Montenegro gained its first draw, also against Bosnia and Herzegovina (2:2).
Montenegro made its official competitive debut on 4 April 2013 in the 2015 World Cup qualification's preliminary round, drawing 3–3 against the Faroe Islands. Only two days later, Montenegro made first win in team's history, against Georgia - 2:0.
On that tournament, played in Vilnius, Montenegro made a big surprise, because they qualified for the final round of 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (UEFA).
On April 2015, on debut of new head coach Derviš Hadžiosmanović, Montenegro made biggest win in team's history, against Macedonia away - 7:0.
Montenegro participated in Euro 2017 qualifiers, but finished without any single point earned. On qualifying game against Spain away, Montenegro recorded biggest defeat in history (0:13)
Second appearance in World Cup Qualifiers, Montenegro had during the April 2017. On World Cup 2019 qualifying tournament, which hosted Faroe Islands, Montenegro finished third, with one win and two defeats, but with positive goal-difference (8:6). On last game, Montenegro made the biggest all-time victory in qualifiers, against Luxembourg (7:1).

The Montenegrin women's football league is the top level women's football league of Montenegro. It is organized by the Football Association of Montenegro.

Bar, Montenegro Place in Bar Municipality, Montenegro

Bar is a coastal town and seaport in southern Montenegro. It is the capital of the Bar Municipality and a center for tourism. According to the 2011 census, the city proper had 17,649 inhabitants, while the total population of Bar Municipality was 42,068.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina women's national football team represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in international football and is controlled by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Competitive record

Since its foundation, Montenegro women's national football team played in two qualification rounds for big tournaments so far. On both occasions, Montenegro failed to qualify.

FIFA Women's World Cup

FIFA Women's World Cup Qualification record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Did not qualify1312101257
Flag of France.svg 2019 Did not qualify310286
Total0/11622122063

UEFA Women's Euro

UEFA Women's Euro Qualification record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2017 Did not qualify8008251
Total0/18008251

Players

Current squad

The following players have been called for the friendly match against Albania on 6 and 9 June 2018. [3]

The Albania women's national football team represents the country of Albania in international football and is controlled by the Albanian Football Association which is headquartered in the city of Tirana. The team is affiliated with UEFA and competes in the two major professional tournaments, the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA European Championship.

:Caps and goals as of 10 June 2018

Head coach: Mirko Marić

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
Goalkeeper
1 GK Ivana Čabarkapa (1999-09-07) September 7, 1999 (age 19)20 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Breznica
1 GK Milica Knežević (2000-11-11) November 11, 2000 (age 18)10 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Mladost 2015
1 GK Ines Obradović (1998-03-23) March 23, 1998 (age 20)80 Flag of Serbia.svg ŽFK Crvena zvezda
Defender
2 DF Biljana Lončar (1999-02-18) February 18, 1999 (age 20)20 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Breznica
2 DF Marija Maraš (2002-09-23) September 23, 2002 (age 16)10 Flag of Montenegro.svg FK Obilić Herceg Novi
2 DF Aleksandra Popović (1999-05-03) May 3, 1999 (age 19)110 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Mladost 2015
2 DF Tamara Tošić (2000-08-18) August 18, 2000 (age 18)10 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Breznica
Midfielder
3 MF Helena Božić (1997-02-14) February 14, 1997 (age 22)140 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Ekonomist
3 MF Slađana Bulatović (vc) (1994-05-04) May 4, 1994 (age 24)3512 Flag of Spain.svg Fundación Albacete
3 MF Jasna Đoković (1991-10-29) October 29, 1991 (age 27)343 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg SFK 2000
3 MF Sanja Nedić (1994-11-26) November 26, 1994 (age 24)50 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Ekonomist
3 MF Ana Novović (1999-08-23) August 23, 1999 (age 19)00 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Breznica
3 MF Jadranka Pavićević (1989-06-17) June 17, 1989 (age 29)61 Flag of Albania.svg KF Vllaznia Shkodër
3 MF Maja Šaranović (1999-11-11) November 11, 1999 (age 19)111 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Ekonomist
3 MF Nađa Stanović (1999-09-10) September 10, 1999 (age 19)21 Flag of Poland.svg UKS SMS Łódź
3 MF Biljana Vraneš (1999-02-03) February 3, 1999 (age 20)60 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Breznica
3 MF Jelena Vujadinović (2000-11-17) November 17, 2000 (age 18)50 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Ekonomist
Forward
4 FW Tamara Bojat (1997-04-11) April 11, 1997 (age 21)256 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Breznica
4 FW Jelena Karličić (2002-10-05) October 5, 2002 (age 16)30 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Breznica
4 FW Armisa Kuč (1992-04-11) April 11, 1992 (age 26)3712 Flag of Spain.svg Málaga CF
4 FW Milica Šebek (1997-04-26) April 26, 1997 (age 21)20 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Breznica
4 FW Danka Topalović (2000-08-11) August 11, 2000 (age 18)10 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Breznica
4 FW Marija Vukčević (c) (1986-04-26) April 26, 1986 (age 32)2612 Flag of Italy.svg ASD Chieti

Recent call-ups

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Jovana Bajčetić (1998-11-13) November 13, 1998 (age 20)60v. Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg; April 11, 2017
GK Ivana Čađenović (1991-09-15) September 15, 1991 (age 27)60v. Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia; January 24, 2017

DF Tatjana Đurković (1996-08-05) August 5, 1996 (age 22)280 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Mladost 2015 v. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina; January 20, 2018
DF Marija Goranović (1995-10-22) October 22, 1995 (age 23)10v. Flag of Spain.svg  Spain; January 24, 2016 PRE
DF Jovana Mrkić (1994-03-03) March 3, 1994 (age 24)200v. Flag of Spain.svg  Spain; September 15, 2016 PRE
DF Maja Micunović (1997-01-02) January 2, 1997 (age 22)60v. Flag of Spain.svg  Spain; September 15, 2016 PRE
DF Željka Radanović (1989-11-14) November 14, 1989 (age 29)300 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Breznica v. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina; January 20, 2018
DF Milica Radunović (1996-11-09) November 9, 1996 (age 22)40 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Mladost 2015 2019 World Cup qualification - preliminary round
DF Miljana Rondović (1998-01-15) January 15, 1998 (age 21)40 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Breznica v. Flag of Spain.svg  Spain; September 15, 2016
DF Jelena Tošić (2002-03-19) March 19, 2002 (age 16)00 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Breznica v. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina; January 20, 2018
DF Andreja Vidić (1995-02-18) February 18, 1995 (age 24)200v. Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia; January 22, 2017 PRE
DF Ana Trutić (1998-12-07) December 7, 1998 (age 20)40v. Flag of Albania.svg  Albania; February 28, 2017

MF Darija Đukić (1996-01-11) January 11, 1996 (age 23)231v. Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg; April 11, 2017
MF Dijana Miljanić (1997-01-13) January 13, 1997 (age 22)10v. Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia; January 22, 2017 PRE
MF Jelena Vešović (1993-08-11) August 11, 1993 (age 25)100v. Flag of Spain.svg  Spain; September 15, 2016
MF Milica Vulić (1996-01-27) January 27, 1996 (age 23)240 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Ekonomist v. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina; January 20, 2018
MF Jovana Zlatičanin (1990-04-03) April 3, 1990 (age 28)70v. Flag of Spain.svg  Spain; September 15, 2016 PRE

FW Jovana Brašnjo (1999-10-06) October 6, 1999 (age 19)10 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Breznica v. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina; January 20, 2018
FW Marija Knežević (1998-03-29) March 29, 1998 (age 20)00 Flag of Montenegro.svg ŽFK Ekonomist v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal; June 3, 2016 PRE
FW Ivana Krivokapić (1995-06-15) June 15, 1995 (age 23)202 2019 World Cup qualification - preliminary round

Managers

First head coach in the history of Montenegrin women's team was Zoran Mijović. He led team from 2012 to 2014.
At the beginning of 2015, as a new head coach was named Derviš Hadžiosmanović.

Derviš Hadžiosmanović is a Montenegrin football coach and former player. He is currently the manager of Montenegro women's national football team.

ManagerCareerPlayedWonDrawLostGFGA
Flag of Montenegro.svg Zoran Mijović 2012–20151713132170
Flag of Montenegro.svg Derviš Hadžiosmanović 2015−20171741123167
Flag of Montenegro.svg Mirko Marić 2018−present311133

Recent results and fixtures

Since 2007, Montenegrin national team is playing a dozens of qualifying and friendly matches by every year. There is a List of official matches of the Montenegro women's national football team.

Opponents

Below is a list of performances of Montenegro women's national football team against every single opponent.

Opponents' countryGWDLGD
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania
6
2
1
3
12–15
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
2
0
0
2
2–10
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia & Herzegovina
3
0
1
2
4–6
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
2
0
1
1
3–4
Flag of England.svg  England
2
0
0
2
0–19
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands
2
0
1
1
4–5
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
2
0
0
2
1–8
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia
1
1
0
0
2–0
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo
1
0
0
1
2–3
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania
1
0
1
0
1–1
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg
1
1
0
0
7–1
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia
2
2
0
0
14–1
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
2
0
0
2
1–9
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland
2
0
0
2
0–14
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
2
0
0
2
0–20
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
3
0
0
3
3–9
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2
0
0
2
1–11
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
2
0
0
2
0–7
OVERALL
37
6
5
26
55–140

Last update: June 2018.

See also

The Montenegrin Cup for Women is the national women's association football cup competition in Montenegro. It was founded in 2015, seven years after the formation of the Montenegrin Women's League.

Montenegro was independent from the late middle ages until 1918, when it declared its union with Serbia and, subsequently, became part of various incarnations of Yugoslavia and the state union of Serbia and Montenegro. During this time, football in Montenegro was part of the wider Yugoslavian structures. As a result of the Montenegrin independence referendum held on May 21, 2006, Montenegro declared independence two weeks later, on June 3, and formed its own football association.

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Water polo is often considered the national sport. Montenegro's national team is one of the top ranked teams in the world, winning the gold medal at the 2008 Men's European Water Polo Championship in Málaga, Spain, and winning the gold medal at the 2009 FINA Men's Water Polo World League, which was held in Montenegrin capital, Podgorica. Montenegrin team PVK Primorac from Kotor became a champion of Europe at the LEN Euroleague 2009 in Rijeka, Croatia.
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