|Full name||Fudbalski klub Mogren Budva|
|Nickname(s)||Majstori s mora|
|League||Montenegrin Third League|
FK Mogren is a football club based in Budva, Montenegro, currently competing in Montenegrin Third League. Founded in 1920, it was two times champion of Montenegrin First League and once winner of Montenegrin Cup.
FK Mogren was founded in 1920 as FK Budva. In the period 1921–1941, the team played in Montenegrin Football Championship (1922–1940) but without significant successes.
After 1945, in SFR Yugoslavia era, FK Budva participated in Fourth League – South (lowest rank) and won the title on season 1966–67, which meant promotion to Montenegrin Republic League. Until the end of the 1970s, FK Budva played their seasons only in Republic League and lower ranks.
For the first time in history, FK Budva won the title in Montenegrin Republic League on season 1980–81, doubled with the trophy of Montenegrin Republic Cup winner same year. Third league title gave to FK Budva historical promotion to Yugoslav Second League. From 1988–89, FK Budva played in Yugoslav Third League and in 1990, the club was renamed FK Mogren.
For the first time, FK Mogren played in Yugoslav First League on season 1992–93. Until 2006, they spent five seasons in Yugoslav First League. FK Mogren is the only team from Montenegrin seacoast who ever played in the First League of Yugoslavia.
After the Montenegrin independence, FK Mogren became a member of Montenegrin First League, finishing 5th in its inaugural season. In the second season of the league, (2007–08), the club finished in third place on 66 points, losing out on the title on goal difference to Buducnost. The position allowed Mogren to compete in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup, where they played Israeli club Hapoel Ironi Kiryat in the first qualifying round. Despite a 1–1 away draw in the first leg, Mogren went out 4–1 on aggregate. On May 7, 2008, Mogren won their first silverware by defeating Buducnost 6–5 on penalties after a 1–1 draw in the Montenegrin Cup final at the Stadion Pod Goricom in Podgorica.
Mogren won their first league title in 2008–09 with a four-point margin over Buducnost, and qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time. Their Champions League campaign in 2009–10 opened with a 6–0 aggregate victory over Hibernians of Malta before a 12–0 aggregate defeat to FC Copenhagen of Denmark in the second qualifying round. In the 2009–10 season, Mogren finished third in the league to qualify for the first qualifying round of the next season's UEFA Europa League, where they won 5–0 on aggregate over UE Santa Coloma of Andorra. The second leg saw Mogren take on Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv and lose the first leg 2–0 away. The subsequent 2–1 home victory for Mogren saw them eliminated 3–2 on aggregate.
Mogren gained their second league title in 2010–11 on goal difference after both they and Buducnost finished level on 73 points. On 28 May that year, Mogren played in their second Montenegrin Cup final, but were defeated 5–4 on penalties by Rudar after a 2–2 draw. The league triumph allowed Mogren to enter the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League, which saw them eliminated immediately in the second qualifying round after losing both legs to Litex Lovech of Bulgaria.
After many successful seasons, at period from 2013 to 2015, FK Mogren, under the debts and crisis, played relegation playoffs in Montenegrin League, and after the season 2014–15 they were automatically relegated to Third League.
First League Record
For the first time, FK Mogren played in Yugoslav First League on season 1992–93. Below is a list of FK Mogren scores in First League by every single season.
FK Mogren in European competitions
For the first time, FK Mogren played in European competitions on season 2008–09. Until now, they played four seasons in European cups.
|Season||Competition||Round||Nat||Club||Result home||Result away|
|2008–09||UEFA Cup||1st||Kiryat Shmona||0–3||1–1|
|2009–10||UEFA Champions League||1st||Hibernians||4–0||2–0|
|2010–11||UEFA Europa League||1st||UE Santa Coloma||2–0||3–0|
|2nd||Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C.||2–1||0–2|
|2011–12||UEFA Champions League||2nd||Litex Lovech||1–2||0–3|
Honours and achievements
- Montenegrin First League – 2
- Montenegrin Cup – 1
- Second Yugoslav League – 2
- Montenegrin Republic League – 1
- winners (1): 1980–81
- Montenegrin Republic Cup – 1
- winners (1): 1980–81
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
For the list of former and current players with Wikipedia article, please see Category:FK Mogren players.
Below is the list of most-known players which, during their career, played for FK Mogren.
The club play at Stadion Lugovi, near the main beach in Budva. Stadium capacity is 1,500 seats on two stands and it doesn't meet UEFA standards for European competitions. After they were relegated to Montenegrin Third League, FK Mogren is playing most of its matches at Jaz football complex near Budva.
- Stadion Lugovi
- Montenegrin Third League
- Montenegrin clubs in Yugoslav football competitions (1946–2006)