Montenegrin Cup

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Montenegrin Cup
Founded 2006
Region  Montenegro
Number of teams 30
Current champions Rudar
Most successful club(s) Rudar (4 titles)
Website Kup Crne Gore
2016–17 Montenegrin Cup

The Montenegrin Cup (Montenegrin: Crnogorski fudbalski kup, Црногорски фудбалски куп) is the national football cup played in Montenegro. The winner of the cup is awarded a spot in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League if they have not already gained a spot in the UEFA Champions League. If this were to happen the runners-up would take the winners spot.

History[edit]

Before independence[edit]

See also: Yugoslav Cup

Since 1946, Montenegrin football clubs played in the SFR Yugoslavia football system, so in the period 1947-1992 they participated in Yugoslav Cup. From 1992 to 2006, teams from Montenegro played in the Cup competition of FR Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro. Most successful participant was FK Budućnost, who played twice in the finals of Yugoslav Cup (1964-65 and 1976-77).

First stage of Yugoslav Cup was Montenegrin Republic Cup, in which played clubs from lower-leagues. Competition was held from 1947 to 2006, and the winner qualified for Yugoslav Cup first stage. In Montenegrin Republic Cup played all non-First League clubs from the territory of Montenegro.

After independence[edit]

Following independence of Montenegro, Football Association of Montenegro founded Montenegrin Cup as a national football competition, with its' first season 2006-07. Direct participation gained clubs from Montenegrin First League and Montenegrin Second League, while the clubs from the Montenegrin Third League played qualifiers for Montenegrin Cup through Regional Cups (northern, central, southern).[1][2][3]
From its' first season, winner of Montenegrin Cup participate in UEFA Europa League.
First winner of competition was Rudar, who won the title on season 2006–07 without any defeat in eight matches. In the final, Rudar defeated Sutjeska - 2:1. Next season, trophy won Mogren, who won the final match against Budućnost on penalties. Final game was attended by 10,000 spectators and that was the highest audience on Montenegrin Cup final games. On season 2008–09, the trophy won OFK Petrovac, defeating Lovćen in extra-time.
Rudar was the first, and until now the only club which won two trophies in a row. They won the title on season 2009–10 with win against Budućnost in final (2:1). Next year, Rudar defended the title after penalties in the final game against Mogren. That was the third title for FK Rudar since establishing of Montenegrin Cup.
Season 2011–12 is remembered by fact that one team from Montenegrin Second League won the Cup trophy. Big surprise made Čelik from Nikšić, who defeated Rudar in the final match - 2:1. Year later, Čelik again played in the finals, but as a member of Montenegrin First League. In that final, Čelik was defeated by Budućnost (1:0), who held the trophy after their third final.
On season 2013–14, Lovćen won the trophy for the first time in the clubs' history. Team from Cetinje won the final game against Mladost from Podgorica - 1:0. After that defeat, Mladost succeeded to hold the trophy for season 2014–15. In the finals, they defeated OFK Petrovac in extra-time (2:1). Rudar won their fourth Cup trophy on season season 2015–16. In final match, team from Pljevlja won the penalties against Budućnost.

Format[edit]

Since the inaugural season, Montenegrin Cup had the same format in every edition. In competition participate 30 teams. The 24 clubs from First and Second League are automatically qualified for the tournament. Other six participants are Third League members - winners and finalists of three regional cups - Northern region Cup, Central region Cup and Southern Region Cup.
The Montenegrin Cup begins with the round of 28 clubs, while the winner and finalist of previous-year Cup are starting from second phase (round of 16).
In the all phases, extra time will be played if the scores are level after 90 minutes with a penalty shootout following if needed.

Winners and finals[edit]

Winners by season[edit]

The finals played so far are:[4]

Year Winner Result Runners-up Venue Attendance
2006–07 FK Rudar
2–1
FK Sutjeska
Podgorica City Stadium
8,000
2007–08 FK Mogren
1–1 a.e.t. (6–5 pen.)
FK Budućnost
Podgorica City Stadium
10,000
2008–09 OFK Petrovac
1–0
FK Lovćen
Podgorica City Stadium
4,000
2009–10 FK Rudar
2–1
FK Budućnost
Podgorica City Stadium
6,000
2010–11 FK Rudar
2–2 a.e.t. (5–4 pen.)
FK Mogren
Podgorica City Stadium
5,000
2011–12 FK Čelik
2–1
FK Rudar
Podgorica City Stadium
6,000
2012–13 FK Budućnost
1–0
FK Čelik Podgorica City Stadium
6,000
2013–14 FK Lovćen
1–0
FK Mladost
Podgorica City Stadium
6,000
2014–15 FK Mladost
2–1 a.e.t.
OFK Petrovac
Podgorica City Stadium
5,000
2015–16 FK Rudar
0–0 a.e.t. (4–3 pen.)
FK Budućnost
Podgorica City Stadium
6,000
2016–17

Trophies by club[edit]

The only team which won more than one trophy is Rudar. Until now, they holded four Cup trophies. Except Rudar, Budućnost is the only team which played in more than two finals - with one trophy won and three finals lost. Other teams which won the Cup trophy were Lovćen, Čelik, Mogren, OFK Petrovac and Mladost. The only club which played in the finals, but never won the trophy is Sutjeska.

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
FK Rudar Pljevlja
4
1
2006-07, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2015–16
FK Budućnost Podgorica
1
3
2012–13
FK Lovćen Cetinje
1
1
2013–14
FK Čelik Nikšić
1
1
2011–12
FK Mogren Budva
1
1
2007-08
OFK Petrovac
1
1
2008-09
FK Mladost Podgorica
1
1
2014–15
FK Sutjeska Nikšić
0
1

Venues[edit]

Matches of the first round are played at the home ground of one of the two teams. The round of 16, quarterfinals and semi-finals (two games on each round) are playing on the home ground of both teams. Final match is played at a neutral venue.
Traditionally, since the first season of Montenegrin Cup, final match has been played at the Podgorica City Stadium in Podgorica, whose seating capacity of 15,230. Every final game is starting at 20:00h by local time.
On 2016, Football Association of Montenegro and the Old Royal Capital Cetinje revealed that final match venue will be moved in perspective, after the building of new stadium in Cetinje.[5]

Participants[edit]

Montenegrin Cup all time table[edit]

Since its' establishing (2006), in Montenegrin Cup played 49 different teams. Among them are members of all official leagues in Montenegro.
Most successful on all time table are FK Budućnost and FK Rudar, who are the only teams which participated in the Cup final more than twice.
Below is the list of all participants, with their scores in the all seasons of Montenegrin Cup.

Club Ssn Win Run Pld W D L GD Pts
FK Budućnost Podgorica
10
1
3
56
37
12
7
107-30
123
FK Rudar Pljevlja
10
4
1
59
32
23
4
92-28
119
OFK Petrovac
10
1
1
58
27
19
12
72-35
93
FK Zeta Golubovci
10
0
0
50
24
12
14
75-47
84
OFK Grbalj Radanovići
10
0
0
44
24
9
11
86-45
81
FK Mladost Podgorica
10
1
1
50
22
14
14
90-48
80
FK Mogren Budva
9
1
1
39
20
12
7
64-32
72
FK Sutjeska Nikšić
10
0
1
42
18
8
16
54-36
62
FK Lovćen Cetinje
10
1
1
42
17
10
15
55-36
61
FK Mornar Bar
10
0
0
36
18
5
13
55-42
59
FK Dečić Tuzi
10
0
0
33
13
7
13
44-45
46
FK Čelik Nikšić
9
1
1
27
9
10
8
21-26
37
FK Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje
10
0
0
26
9
7
10
26-33
34
FK Bokelj Kotor
10
0
0
28
9
5
14
29-36
32
FK Berane
10
0
0
22
5
9
8
26-44
24
FK Jezero Plav
10
0
0
18
5
2
11
19-36
17
OFK Bar
5
0
0
15
4
4
7
11-21
16
FK Crvena Stijena Podgorica
6
0
0
15
4
3
8
10-23
15
FK Kom Podgorica
10
0
0
16
3
4
9
16-29
13
FK Bratstvo Cijevna
10
0
0
16
4
1
11
15-30
13
FK Brskovo Mojkovac
3
0
0
7
3
1
3
5-10
10
FK Arsenal Tivat
9
0
0
15
2
4
9
10-32
10
FK Iskra Danilovgrad
7
0
0
11
3
0
8
10-24
9
FK Otrant Ulcinj
6
0
0
12
2
3
7
9-27
9
FK Ibar Rožaje
10
0
0
15
2
3
10
12-34
9
FK Zora Spuž
5
0
0
9
2
2
5
9-9
8
OFK Igalo
5
0
0
9
2
2
5
13-21
8
FK Pljevlja
6
0
0
12
2
1
9
9-40
7
OFK Mladost Lješkopolje
1
0
0
3
2
0
1
4-5
6
FK Komovi Andrijevica
1
0
0
3
1
1
1
2-5
4
FK Ribnica Podgorica
4
0
0
6
1
1
4
6-11
4
FK Cetinje
6
0
0
8
1
1
6
4-14
4
FK Zabjelo Podgorica
9
0
0
11
0
4
7
7-20
4
FK Gorštak Kolašin
1
0
0
3
1
0
2
1-5
3
FK Blue Star Podgorica
2
0
0
2
0
1
1
0-2
1
FK Drezga
2
0
0
4
0
1
3
1-10
1
FK Gornja Zeta
1
0
0
3
0
1
2
1-11
1
FK Tekstilac Bijelo Polje
3
0
0
3
0
0
3
1-11
0
FK Gusinje
3
0
0
3
0
0
3
0-8
0
FK Petnjica
4
0
0
4
0
0
4
1-12
0
FK Radnički Berane
2
0
0
2
0
0
2
0-3
0
OFK Bijela
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
0-4
0
FK Grafičar Podgorica
3
0
0
3
0
0
3
1-7
0
FK Prvijenac Bijelo Polje
2
0
0
2
0
0
2
0-4
0
FK Sloga Bar
6
0
0
6
0
0
6
1-15
0
FK Hajduk Bar
3
0
0
3
0
0
3
1-11
0
FK Napredak Berane
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
0-3
0
FK Fair Play Bijelo Polje
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
0-7
0
FK Polimlje Murino
3
0
0
3
0
0
3
1-9
0

As of the end of 2015–16 season.

Montenegrin clubs in Yugoslav Cup (1947-2006)[edit]

Before the independence of Montenegro, football clubs from that country played in Yugoslav Cup, and also in the Cup of Serbia and Montenegro. In the Cups of SFR Yugoslavia, FR Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro participated 12 different Montenegrin clubs.
Most successful participant was FK Budućnost who played twice in the finals of Yugoslav Cup (1964-65 and 1976-77).

Club Ssn Win Run Pld W D L GD Pts
FK Budućnost Podgorica
44
0
2
109
48
17
44
145-162
161
FK Sutjeska Nikšić
35
0
0
54
15
9
30
53-93
54
FK Rudar Pljevlja
11
0
0
20
4
5
11
26-40
17
FK Zeta Golubovci
7
0
0
13
5
2
6
18-18
17
FK Lovćen Cetinje
11
0
0
14
3
0
11
12-41
9
FK Mogren Budva
6
0
0
10
2
3
5
8-14
9
FK Crvena Stijena Podgorica
3
0
0
5
2
1
2
5-13
7
FK Mladost Podgorica
7
0
0
9
2
1
6
7-23
7
FK Bokelj Kotor
3
0
0
5
2
0
3
6-8
6
FK Kom Podgorica
5
0
0
8
2
0
6
4-16
6
FK Iskra Danilovgrad
2
0
0
4
1
0
3
2-16
3
FK Čelik Nikšić
3
0
0
5
0
2
3
7-15
2
FK Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje
5
0
0
5
0
0
5
1-9
0
FK Berane
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
1-3
0
OFK Igalo
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
2-3
0
FK Mornar Bar
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
0-2
0
FK Tekstilac Bijelo Polje
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
0-7
0

Source:[6]

Records and statistics[edit]

Final[edit]

All rounds[edit]

Attendances[edit]

Season Avg Overall M H F
2006–07 1,126 48,400 43 10,000 8,000
2007–08 1,142 49,100 43 6,000 10,000
2008–09 672 28,900 43 3,000 4,000
2009–10 843 36,250 43 3,000 6,000
2010–11 609 26,800 44 2,500 5,000
2011–12 881 37,900 43 6,000 6,000
2012–13 635 27,300 43 2,200 6,000
2013–14 490 20,100 41 1,500 6,000
2014–15 667 26,650 40 2,000 5,000
2015–16 568 24,400 43 1,500 6,000

M = Number of matches; H = Highest attendance on one game before the final; F = Final game attendance; Games played without spectators not included

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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