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Montenegrin Cup
Founded 2006
Region  Montenegro
Number of teams 30
Qualifier for UEFA Europa League
Current champions OFK Titograd (2nd title)
Most successful club(s) Rudar (4 titles)
Website Kup Crne Gore
2017–18 Montenegrin Cup

The Montenegrin Cup (Montenegrin: Kup Crne Gore) 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]

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 are gaining the 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.

Period 2006-2016[edit]

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 club's history. Team from Cetinje won the final game against OFK Titograd from Podgorica - 1:0. After that defeat, OFK Titograd 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 2015–16. In final match, team from Pljevlja won the penalties against Budućnost.

Period 2016-[edit]

For the first time in their history, Sutjeska became a title-holder on season 2016–17, winning the finals against Grbalj (1-0).
In 2017–18 Montenegrin Cup, for the second time in history, one member of Second League played in the finals. That was Igalo, which played against OFK Titograd who won their second trophy (2:0).

Format[edit]

Since the inaugural season, Montenegrin Cup had the same format in every edition. In competition participate 30 teams. The 20 clubs from First and Second League are automatically qualified for the tournament. Other participants are Third League members - semifinalists 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
OFK Titograd
Podgorica City Stadium
6,000
2014–15 OFK Titograd
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 FK Sutjeska
1–0
OFK Grbalj
Podgorica City Stadium
5,000
2017–18 OFK Titograd
2–0
FK Igalo
Podgorica City Stadium
5,500

Trophies by club[edit]

Two teams which won more than one trophy are Rudar who hold four trophies and OFK Titograd with two. Except them, Budućnost is the only team which played in more than two finals - with one trophy won and three finals lost. Other teams which won trophy are Sutjeska, Lovćen, Čelik, Mogren and OFK Petrovac.
Teams which played in the finals, but never won the trophy are Grbalj and Igalo
Two clubs which played in Cup final as members of Montenegrin Second League were Čelik (2011-12) and Igalo (2017-18). Čelik is the only Second League member which won the Cup.

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
Rudar
4
1
2006-07, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2015–16
OFK Titograd
2
1
2014–15, 2017-18
Budućnost
1
3
2012–13
Lovćen
1
1
2013–14
Čelik
1
1
2011–12
Mogren
1
1
2007-08
Petrovac
1
1
2008-09
Sutjeska
1
1
2016–17
Grbalj
0
1
Igalo
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 20:00 by local time.
In 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 establishing (2006), in Montenegrin Cup played 51 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 three times.
Below is the list of all participants, with their scores in the all seasons of Montenegrin Cup.

Club Ssn Win Run SF Pld W D L GD Pts
FK Budućnost Podgorica
12
1
3
7
67
46
12
9
130-36
150
FK Rudar Pljevlja
12
4
1
8
67
33
28
6
96-36
127
OFK Petrovac
12
1
1
6
64
30
19
15
80-40
109
OFK Titograd
12
2
1
4
61
30
14
16
126-58
107
OFK Grbalj Radanovići
12
0
1
5
58
31
13
14
106-54
106
FK Zeta Golubovci
12
0
0
2
56
26
13
17
84-56
91
FK Sutjeska Nikšić
12
1
1
3
54
25
10
19
77-45
85
FK Lovćen Cetinje
12
1
1
3
52
23
10
19
77-47
79
FK Mogren Budva
9
1
1
3
39
20
12
7
64-32
72
FK Mornar Bar
12
0
0
0
42
21
5
16
64-54
68
FK Dečić Tuzi
12
0
0
0
39
15
9
15
55-53
54
FK Bokelj Kotor
12
0
0
1
36
13
7
16
43-41
46
FK Čelik Nikšić
11
1
1
2
29
9
11
9
22-35
38
FK Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje
12
0
0
1
30
10
8
12
29-42
38
FK Berane
12
0
0
1
28
7
10
11
32-52
31
FK Igalo
7
0
1
1
18
6
4
8
26-31
22
FK Iskra Danilovgrad
9
0
0
1
20
7
1
12
24-41
22
FK Crvena Stijena Podgorica
7
0
0
0
18
5
3
10
12-29
18
FK Jezero Plav
12
0
0
0
20
5
2
13
20-43
17
FK Otrant Ulcinj
8
0
0
0
16
4
4
8
14-31
16
FK Kom Podgorica
12
0
0
0
20
4
4
12
21-38
16
OFK Bar
5
0
0
0
15
4
4
7
11-21
16
FK Ibar Rožaje
12
0
0
0
21
4
3
14
17-45
15
FK Bratstvo Cijevna
11
0
0
0
17
4
1
12
15-33
13
FK Brskovo Mojkovac
4
0
0
0
10
3
2
5
8-16
11
FK Arsenal Tivat
10
0
0
0
16
2
4
10
11-35
10
FK Zora Spuž
5
0
0
0
9
2
2
5
9-9
8
OFK Mladost 1970
3
0
0
0
7
2
2
3
7-12
8
FK Pljevlja
7
0
0
0
13
2
1
10
10-43
7
FK Cetinje
8
0
0
0
10
1
2
7
4-15
5
FK Komovi Andrijevica
1
0
0
0
3
1
1
1
2-5
4
FK Gorštak Kolašin
2
0
0
0
4
1
1
2
2-6
4
FK Ribnica Podgorica
5
0
0
0
7
1
1
5
7-18
4
FK Zabjelo Podgorica
9
0
0
0
11
0
4
7
7-20
4
FK Blue Star Podgorica
2
0
0
0
2
0
1
1
0-2
1
FK Drezga
2
0
0
0
4
0
1
3
1-10
1
FK Gornja Zeta
1
0
0
0
3
0
1
2
1-11
1
FK Tekstilac Bijelo Polje
3
0
0
0
3
0
0
3
1-11
0
FK Gusinje
3
0
0
0
3
0
0
3
0-8
0
FK Petnjica
5
0
0
0
5
0
0
5
1-14
0
FK Radnički Berane
3
0
0
0
3
0
0
3
0-8
0
OFK Bijela
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0-4
0
FK Grafičar Podgorica
4
0
0
0
4
0
0
4
1-10
0
FK Prvijenac Bijelo Polje
2
0
0
0
2
0
0
2
0-4
0
FK Hajduk Bar
4
0
0
0
4
0
0
4
1-19
0
OFK Borac Bijelo Polje
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0-3
0
FK Napredak Berane
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0-3
0
FK Fair Play Bijelo Polje
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0-7
0
FK Polimlje Murino
3
0
0
0
3
0
0
3
1-9
0
FK Sloga Radovići
4
0
0
0
4
0
0
4
2-11
0
FK Sloga Bar
4
0
0
0
4
0
0
4
0-16
0

Ssn = seasons played in Montenegrin Cup; Win = Winners; Run = Runner-up; SF = Semifinalists; Pld = Matches played; W = Wins; D = Draws; L = Loses; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points (3 for win, 1 for draw). As of the end of 2017–18 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 17 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
OFK Titograd
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]

Players and managers[edit]

Scorers (final games)[edit]

Since first edition of Montenegrin Cup (2006-07), 21 different player scored a goal in the final game. Among them, only two players scored two goals - Veselin Bojić and Admir Adrović. Bojić is the only player who scored goals for two different teams, while Adrović is the only player who scored two goals in one single final match (2017-18).
One player scored an own-goal.

Goals Player Club(s) Final(s)
2 Montenegro Veselin Bojić Rudar, Čelik 2010–11, 2011-12
2 Montenegro Admir Adrović OFK Titograd 2017–18
1 Montenegro Mitar Peković Budućnost 2012–13
1 Serbia Ilija Stolica Budućnost 2009–10
1 Montenegro Petar Vukčević Budućnost 2007–08
1 Montenegro Aleksandar Dubljević Čelik 2011–12
1 Montenegro Draško Božović Lovćen 2013–14
1 Montenegro Marko Šćepanović OFK Titograd 2014–15
1 Montenegro Ardian Đokaj Mogren 2010–11
1 Montenegro Marko Ćetković Mogren 2010–11
1 Montenegro Ratko Zec Mogren 2007–08
1 Montenegro Ivan Knežević Petrovac 2014–15
1 Montenegro Luka Rotković Petrovac 2008–09
1 Serbia Ivica Jovanović Rudar 2011–12
1 Montenegro Neđeljko Vlahović Rudar 2010–11
1 Serbia Predrag Ranđelović Rudar 2009–10
1 Montenegro Blažo Igumanović Rudar 2009–10
1 Montenegro Ramiz Lukovac Rudar 2006–07
1 Montenegro Miloš Vraneš Rudar 2006–07
1 Montenegro Miljan Vlaisavljević Sutjeska 2016–17
1 Montenegro Dražen Međedović Sutjeska 2006–07
Own goal Montenegro Marko Marković Petrovac 2014–15

Managers[edit]

During the history, 10 different managers won the title of Montenegrin First League champions. Among them, Nebojša Vignjević and Aleksandar Miljenović did it twice. Vignjević is the only manager which won more than one title with the same team (FK Rudar).

Wins Manager Club(s) Winning years
2 Serbia Nebojša Vignjević Rudar 2009–10, 2010-11
2 Montenegro Aleksandar Miljenović Petrovac, OFK Titograd 2008–09, 2017-18
1 Montenegro Mirko Marić Rudar 2006–07
1 Montenegro Dejan Vukićević Mogren 2007–08
1 Montenegro Slavoljub Bubanja Čelik 2011–12
1 Montenegro Radislav Dragićević Budućnost 2012–13
1 Montenegro Mojaš Radonjić Lovćen 2013–14
1 Montenegro Aleksandar Nedović OFK Titograd 2014–15
1 Montenegro Dragan Radojičić Rudar 2015–16
1 Montenegro Nikola Rakojević Sutjeska 2016–17

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
2016–17 555 23,850 43 2,000 5,000
2017–18 653 26,100 40 2,500 5,500

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]

External links[edit]