Montenegrin Footballer of the Year

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Mirko Vučinić is the current Player of the Year.

The title Footballer of the Year has been yearly awarded in Montenegro since 2006. The award is determined by the Teamcaptains and the Coaches of the Prva Crnogorska Liga and is published by the Football Association of Montenegro. Eligible are all Montenegrin players.

The most successful player is Mirko Vučinić, who was choiced 7 times as Player of the Year. He was also the first to receive this award. By the age of 20 years at his first election in 2009, Stevan Jovetić is the youngest player to receive this honor so far.

Winners[edit]

Stevan Jovetić is the youngest Player of the Year.
Year Name Nationality Club Position
2006 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić  Montenegro Roma Forward
2007 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić  Montenegro Roma Forward
2008 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić  Montenegro Roma Forward
2009 Jovetić, StevanStevan Jovetić  Montenegro Fiorentina Forward
2010 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić  Montenegro Roma Forward
2011 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić  Montenegro Juventus Forward
2012 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić  Montenegro Juventus Forward
2013 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić  Montenegro Juventus Forward

Players[edit]

Place Name Number of wins Winning years
1 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić 7 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
2 Jovetić, StevanStevan Jovetić 1 2009

2013 controversies[edit]

In 2013, Mirko Vučinić was selected for the seventh time as the Montenegrin footballer of the year. He was voted by the most points given by the coaches and team captain's of the First Montenegrin Football League. However, the public opinion was that in 2013 Dejan Damjanovic should have been awarded. Damjanovic scored 4 goals in 2014 World Cup qualifiers (2 against England and 1 against Poland and Ukraine), was announced best scorer of the K-League and the MVP of 2013 AFC Champions League. Medias agreed that Mirko Vucinic is the best overall Montenegrin footballer, however, Damjanovc's performances in 2013 were far better than Vucinic's who was injured during the decisive qualification matches of the national team. [1] [2] Finally, Montenegrin Internet portal CG-Fudbal awarded Damjanovic title "Best Montenegrin footballer of the year" by the fans' choice, according the Internet pool.[3]

Breakdown of winners[edit]

Winners by country[edit]

Place Club Number of wins Winning years
1 Italy Italy 8 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Winners by club[edit]

Place Club Number of wins Winning years
1 Roma 4 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
2 Juventus 3 2011, 2012, 2013
3 Fiorentina 1 2009

Winners by position[edit]

Place Position Number of wins
1 Forward 8
2 Defender 0
0 Goalkeeper 0
0 Midfielder 0

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bozo Jankovic. "Boske zaslužio crnogorsku zlatnu loptu". Cafe del Montenegro. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Danilo Mitrović, Aleksandar Radović. "Glasali po automatizmu i inerciji". Vijesti. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "CG fudbal: Damjanović fudbaler godine". Portal Analitika. Retrieved 26 December 2013.