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
2015–16 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]

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 sucessfful 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 teritory 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.

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 - Norhern 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
4,500
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

Trophies by club[edit]

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

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