Football Association of Montenegro

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Football Association of Montenegro
UEFA
Association crest
Founded 1931 (Football Association of Yugoslavia)
FIFA affiliation 2006 (Football Association of Serbia and Montenegro)
UEFA affiliation 2006 (Football Association of Serbia and Montenegro)
President Dejan Savićević

The Football Association of Montenegro (Montenegrin: Fudbalski savez Crne Gore; Cyrillic: Фудбалски савез Црне Горе) is the governing body of football in Montenegro, based in Podgorica, with 53 football clubs, divided in three leagues.

It organizes the football leagues:

It also organizes the Montenegrin national football team and the Montenegrin national under-21 football team.

The Montenegro national football team is the new national team following the final match of the Serbia and Montenegro national football team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

The Football Association of Montenegro is a member of UEFA and FIFA, but the national team did not participate in the Qualification Rounds for the 2008 European Championships. The president of the new association is legendary former player Dejan Savićević, who is a former coach of the Serbia-Montenegro national team. On 2 February 2007, the first National team coach was named.

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The Football Association of Montenegro was founded on 8 March 1931, under the name Cetinjski fudbalski podsavez ("Cetinje Football Subassociation") as a subdivision of the Football Association of Yugoslavia.

Before 28 June 2006, the Football Association of Montenegro was part of the Football Association of Yugoslavia, Football Association of FR Yugoslavia, and Football Association of Serbia and Montenegro. After that date, the Association became independent. On 30 June 2006, it applied for membership in UEFA and FIFA. The Association joined UEFA on 26 January 2007 and joined FIFA on 31 May 2007.

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