Montenegrin First League

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Montenegrin First League
T-com Prva CFL.gif
Official logo 2007-2018
Founded2006
CountryMontenegro
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toMontenegrin Second League
Domestic cup(s)Montenegrin Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current championsSutjeska
(2017–18)
Most championshipsBudućnost, Sutjeska (3 titles each)
TV partnersRTCG, Arena Sport
Websitehttp://fscg.me
2018–19 season

The First League of Montenegro (Montenegrin: Prva crnogorska fudbalska ligaPrva CFL1. CFL; pronounced [pr̂ːvaː t͡srnǒɡorskaː fûdbaːlskaː lǐːɡa]) is the top football league in Montenegro. It is headed by the Football Association of Montenegro. 10 teams participate in this league. The winner of the Montenegrin First League starts the qualifications for the UEFA Champions League from the second round. The second placed team and the National Cup winner play in the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Europa League. The last placed team are relegated to the Montenegrin Second League, and the two others are playing in Montenegrin First League playoffs.

History[edit]

Before independence[edit]

As part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Montenegrin clubs played in the Montenegrin Football Championship which was formed in 1922.[1][2][3] Despite the presence of the nationwide Yugoslav Football Championship, Montenegrin teams did not partake in it.

After World War II and the formation of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the top league became the Yugoslav First League. Montenegrin teams were allowed to partake in the nationwide league structure, with a regional Montenegrin league acting as a lower-tier division with promotion and relegation between the Yugoslav league system. The most prominent clubs from Montenegro in this period were FK Budućnost and FK Sutjeska.

When SFR Yugloslavia dissolved, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was formed in 1992 and the Serbian and Montenegrin teams played in this league, although it was still named Yugoslav First League. In 2003, FR Yugoslavia became Serbia and Montenegro and the football league followed suit. Montenegrin clubs played in the First League with Serbian clubs from 1992 to 2006. In that period, representatives of Montenegro in the Yugoslav/Serbia and Montenegro First League were FK Budućnost, FK Sutjeska, FK Rudar, FK Mogren, FK Zeta, FK Kom and FK Jedinstvo.

For 2004–05, restructuring of the Serbo-Montenegrin football league system saw the dissolution of the national second league, instead being replaced by two regional divisions for both republics of the union with promotion to the still-united First League.

After independence[edit]

In 2006, after the Independence referendum, Montenegro split from Serbia. Following that, Montenegrin First League is founded as top-tier national competition. On inaugural season, members of League became three teams from former First League of Serbia and Montenegro, seven from Second League, and two from Third League.
In period 2006-2017, league consisted on 12 clubs, which played 33 matches during the season. From 2017-18 season number of participants in the Montenegrin First League is reduced to 10, with 36 week-long competition.
By now, 19 different clubs participated in the Montenegrin First League. Most successful were FK Budućnost and FK Sutjeska with three national titles. Two titles won FK Rudar and FK Mogren. Another winners were FK Zeta and OFK Titograd with one title.

Club City Winners Runners-up Winning years
FK Budućnost Podgorica
3
7
2007–08, 2011–12, 2016–17
FK Sutjeska Nikšić
3
1
2012–13, 2013–14, 2017–18
FK Rudar Pljevlja
2
1
2009–10, 2014–15
FK Mogren Budva
2
-
2008–09, 2010–11
FK Zeta Golubovci
1
2
2006–07
OFK Titograd Podgorica
1
-
2015–16
FK Lovćen Cetinje
-
1

2006–16[edit]

The first champion of the top-tier CFL was Zeta, which won the trophy on championship's last weekend, after the hard struggle with neighbouring Budućnost.[4] Third derby between Budućnost and Zeta in Podgorica watched 10,000 spectators, which is record-high attendance in the history of CFL. During the season, many games were followed by crowd disturbances [5] and match Zeta - Budućnost in Golubovci hasn’t played, after the decision of home team not to open their stadium, after the collision with Football Association of Montenegro.[6]
Next season, Budućnost won the title, with the same number of points as Zeta and Mogren. But, Budućnost had the best score against two opponents from the top of the table. That was the first trophy for the team from Podgorica.[7] Their manager at that time Branko Babić became the first foreign coach to win the Prva CFL title. With average attendance 4,250 on their home games, Budućnost made Montenegrin First League all-time record.
Title holder on season 2008–09 became Mogren[8], the first-ever club from the coastal Montenegro to win the title. Race for champions' trophy lasted until final week, when Mogren won an away game against Jedinstvo (2-1). At the end of season, they had four points more than second-placed Budućnost and 11 more than third team - Sutjeska.
A year later first championship title in the club history won Rudar[9]. They won the trophy after dramatic struggle with Budućnost, and only two points decided championship race. During that year, Ivan Bošković from Grbalj scored 28 goals, which is the all-time record for one single season. During the last week of season, hist team made another record, with the highest victory ever in Montenegrin First League, against Kom (11-0)[10]. On that game, Bošković scored four goals - which is another Prva CFL record, shared with OFK Titograd’s player Zoran Petrović, who did the same seven years later.
Mogren became first club which won the second champion trophy in Prva CFL. Team from Budva won the title on season 2010-11, but with equal number of points as second-placed Budućnost (73)[11]. At the end, head-to-head score decided, and Mogren was successful than Budućnost (2-1; 2-0; 1-2).
Budućnost won their second trophy on season 2011-12[12], with few records as a highest number of points in CFL by single season (80) and highest number of scored goals by season (83). But, team from Podgorica didn’t won the trophy easy - they were followed by Rudar, who had three points less at the end of season. Except that, Budućnost didn’t won any game against Rudar during the season (0-2; 2-2; 1-1)
Sutjeska became the first club which won two consecutive titles of CFL champion. Both times, they did it with Dragan Radojičić as head coach. Team from Nikšić won seasons 2012-13 and 2013-14. Sutjeska headed to their first title with five points more than Budućnost, but secured the trophy on last week of championship.[13] On that season, Sutjeska for the first time in the First League played city derbies against Čelik (1-0; 0-3; 0-1), who surprisingly won the third place at the end of competition. Second trophy, Sutjeska won after the dramatic spring half-season and struggle with Lovćen. Title winner was decided week before the end of season, after the draw on game Sutjeska - Lovćen (1-1)[14]. That was the very first season on which Budućnost didn't end on first or second position.
At the end of season 2014-15, second title in the club's history won Rudar.[15] Team from Pljevlja won the race against trophy defender - Sutjeska, which finished on second position. Team from the bottom of the table - Berane at the end of season had only 13 points with 78 goals conceeded, which are all-time negative records in Prva CFL. After the relegation playoffs, Mogren relegated to Second League. It was the first time in history of Prva CFL that one former champion went to lower-rank competition.
Tenth edition of Prva CFL finished with big surprise, as OFK Titograd from Podgorica won their first-ever national title.[16] At that era, OFK Titograd played under the name Mladost Podgorica. They won the champions' race against city rivals from Budućnost and during the season, OFK Titograd won all three games against them (3-1; 1-0; 2-0). After the last week, OFK Titograd had four points more than second-placed team.
In the period from 2006 to 2016, FK Budućnost, FK Sutjeska, FK Rudar and FK Mogren won two champion titles, and FK Zeta and FK Mladost one. Team which won most points in 2006-2016 period was FK Budućnost (674 pts). At same period, in CFL seasons played 19 different clubs.

2016–present[edit]

Budućnost won their third champions' title on season 2016-17, but with equal number of points as Zeta and OFK Titograd. During the season, six points were deducted from FK Zeta because of irregularities[17], so they weren't able to win the trophy. Week before the end of season, on Budućnost - OFK Titograd match, ultras of home team burned a part of north stand at Podgorica City Stadium, and the game was interrupted and registered with result 0-3.[18] But, that epilog did not have influence on final placement, as Budućnost finished on the top of the table, with better head-to-head score against OFK Titograd and Zeta.
Next season, FK Sutjeska won their third title[19]. Team from Nikšić dominated from the very beginning of championship and secured the trophy after 30 weeks. Except that, Sutjeska made a new league record with 11 games without conceded goal. They finished season with 22 points more than second-placed Budućnost.

Changes in league structure[edit]

  • Number of teams:
    • 2006–07 to 2006–17: 12
    • Since 2017–18: 10
  • Number of teams relegated:
    • 2006–07 to 2016–17: 1 automatic plus the 10th and 11th placed team in the First League played a two-leg relegation matches against the second and third placed team of the Second League.
    • Since 2017–18: 1 automatic plus the 8th and 9th placed team in the First League plays a relegation matches against the second and third placed team of the Second League.

Rivalries[edit]

Budućnost supporters at Montenegrin Derby game

Main rivalry in the Montenegrin First League is between Budućnost and Sutjeska, often called as Montenegrin Derby. First edition of derby in official competitions was played at 1932,[20] and until today two clubs played derbies in the highest-tier competitions of SFR Yugoslavia, FR Yugoslavia and, at the new era, in Montenegrin First League.

Other traditional rivalry is between FK Budućnost and FK Lovćen Cetinje, because two clubs are playing important games since the 1920s. That rivalry is further fuelled by the fact that Budućnost is the major club from the capital Podgorica, while Lovćen is the main club from the former royal capital, Cetinje.

During the first two seasons of Montenegrin First League, there was a strong rivalry between Budućnost and Zeta. Two clubs from the territory of the Capital Podgorica were main candidates for title at 2006-07 and 2007–08, and their match from the spring 2007 attended more than 10,000 spectators at Podgorica City Stadium. That is the highest attendance in the history of Montenegrin First League.

At seasons 2012-13 and 2013–14, there was a big local derby in Nikšić, between Sutjeska and Čelik. At that time, their matches were often attended by more than 7,000 supporters.

In the new period, there was a strong title races between Rudar and Budućnost or Sutjeska and Rudar.

Champions and top goalscorers by seasons[edit]

Champions[edit]

Since its inception in 2006–07 season, six different clubs have won the title. Budućnost and Sutjeska won three titles, while Rudar and Mogren won the trophy twice.
The only club retain the title is Sutjeska. Most successful participant in the history of Montenegrin First League is Budućnost, which finished as champions twice and seven times as runners-up.[21]

Season Champions Runners up Third place
2006–07 Zeta Budućnost Grbalj
2007–08 Budućnost Zeta Mogren
2008–09 Mogren Budućnost Sutjeska
2009–10 Rudar Budućnost Mogren
2010–11 Mogren Budućnost Rudar
2011–12 Budućnost Rudar Zeta
2012–13 Sutjeska Budućnost Čelik
2013–14 Sutjeska Lovćen Čelik
2014–15 Rudar Sutjeska Budućnost
2015–16 OFK Titograd Budućnost Rudar
2016–17 Budućnost Zeta OFK Titograd
2017–18 Sutjeska Budućnost OFK Titograd

Top scorers[edit]

Every season, best scorer of Prva CFL is awarded with Radio Montenegro Trophy.
The biggest number of goals during one single season scored Ivan Bošković (28) during the season 2009–10. On two seasons, top-scorers were two different players. Žarko Korać and Admir Adrović are the only players which were top-scorers on two different seasons. Most top scorers during the single seasons were from Budućnost (4), followed by 3 which played for OFK Titograd.

Season Top scorer(s) Club Goals
2006–07 Montenegro Damir Čakar
Montenegro Žarko Korać
Rudar
Zeta
16
2007–08 Montenegro Ivan Jablan Lovćen 13
2008–09 Montenegro Fatos Bećiraj Budućnost 18
2009–10 Montenegro Ivan Bošković Grbalj 28
2010–11 Montenegro Ivan Vuković Budućnost 20
2011–12 Montenegro Admir Adrović Budućnost 22
2012–13 Montenegro Admir Adrović
Montenegro Žarko Korać
Budućnost
Zeta
15
2013–14 Montenegro Stefan Mugoša OFK Titograd 15
2014–15 Montenegro Goran Vujović Sutjeska 21
2015–16 Montenegro Marko Šćepanović OFK Titograd 19
2016–17 Montenegro Zoran Petrović OFK Titograd 14
2017–18 Montenegro Igor Ivanović Sutjeska 14

Players and managers[edit]

Managers[edit]

During the history, nine different managers won the title of Montenegrin First League champions. Among them, Nikola Rakojević, Dragan Radojičić and Dejan Vukićević did it twice. Radojičić is the only manager which won more than one title with the same team (FK Sutjeska).

Manager Club(s) Wins Winning years
Montenegro Nikola Rakojević OFK Titograd, Sutjeska 2 2015–16, 2017–18
Montenegro Dragan Radojičić Sutjeska 2 2012–13, 2013–14
Montenegro Dejan Vukićević Zeta, Mogren 2 2006–07, 2008–09
Serbia Branko Babić Budućnost 1 2007–08
Montenegro Miodrag Radulović Budućnost 1 2011–12
Montenegro Miodrag Vukotić Budućnost 1 2016–17
Serbia Nebojša Vignjević Rudar 1 2009–10
Montenegro Mirko Marić Rudar 1 2014–15
Montenegro Branislav Milačić Mogren 1 2010–11

Awards[edit]

Every year, Football Association of Montenegro is organising awards ceremony for best player and best manager in Montenegrin First League. Best player and manager are chosen by coaches and captains of First League members.

All time tables[edit]

Montenegrin clubs in the First League (1946–present)[edit]

Since 1946, Montenegrin clubs played in the First league of SFR Yugoslavia (1946–1992), FR Yugoslavia (1992–2001), Serbia and Montenegro (2001–2006) and in the Montenegrin First League. Below is the list of all matches and seasons by every single club in the First league from 1946 until today.

Club Town Season First Last Pld W D L GD Pts
FK Budućnost Podgorica 49 1946–47 2017–18 1551 616 364 571 1936:1937 2212
FK Sutjeska Nikšić 32 1964–65 2017–18 1070 390 239 441 1256:1409 1409
FK Zeta Golubovci 18 2000–01 2017–18 587 258 133 196 804:679 907
FK Rudar Pljevlja 18 1994–95 2017–18 539 228 123 188 642:531 807
FK Mogren Budva 14 1993–94 2014–15 468 176 108 184 573:624 636
OFK Grbalj Radanovići 12 2006–07 2017–18 399 150 109 140 482:433 556
OFK Petrovac Petrovac 12 2006–07 2017–18 399 120 113 166 393:514 473
OFK Titograd Podgorica 10 2006–07 2017–18 333 118 91 124 389:386 445
FK Lovćen Cetinje 10 2007–08 2016–17 330 117 80 133 333:363 431
FK Dečić Tuzi 10 2006–07 2017–18 333 88 81 164 286:453 345
FK Mornar Bar 6 2009–10 2016–17 198 54 44 100 187:299 206
FK Bokelj Kotor 5 2007–08 2016–17 165 49 39 77 154:202 186
FK Kom Podgorica 6 2003–04 2017–18 198 48 42 108 163:295 186
FK Iskra Danilovgrad 3 2015–16 2017–18 102 33 29 40 91:117 128
FK Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje 5 2005–06 2016–17 162 28 37 97 124:293 121
FK Čelik Nikšić 2 2012–13 2013–14 66 30 17 19 88:63 107
FK Berane Berane 3 2006–07 2014–15 99 18 17 64 78:173 71
FK Jezero Plav 1 2008–09 2008–09 33 9 6 18 30:62 33
OFK Bar Bar 1 2010–11 2010–11 33 7 11 15 30:43 32

Prva CFL (2006–present)[edit]

Since its inauguration in 2006–07 season, 19 different clubs played in Montenegrin First League. Clubs which played all the seasons are Budućnost, Sutjeska, Rudar, Zeta, Petrovac and Grbalj.

Rank
Club
Town
Ssn
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
HF
1 Budućnost Podgorica 12 399 230 98 71 662 312 788 1
2 Rudar Pljevlja 12 399 189 90 120 513 344 657 1
3 Zeta Golubovci 12 399 175 99 125 535 429 624 1
4 Sutjeska Nikšić 12 399 173 103 123 480 380 622 1
5 Grbalj Radanovići 12 399 150 109 140 482 433 559 3
6 Petrovac Petrovac 12 399 120 113 166 393 514 473 5
7 Mogren Budva 9 297 132 73 93 402 335 469 1
8 Titograd Podgorica 10 333 118 91 124 389 386 445 1
9 Lovćen Cetinje 10 330 117 80 133 333 363 431 2
10 Dečić Tuzi 10 333 88 81 164 286 453 345 5
11 Mornar Bar 6 198 54 44 100 187 299 205 10
12 Bokelj Kotor 5 165 49 39 77 154 202 186 4
13 Kom Podgorica 5 168 44 40 84 142 228 172 7
14 Iskra Danilovgrad 3 102 33 29 40 91 117 128 6
15 Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje 4 132 25 35 72 106 221 110 11
16 Čelik Nikšić 2 66 30 17 19 88 63 107 3
17 Berane Berane 3 99 18 17 64 78 173 70 11
18 Jezero Plav 1 33 9 6 18 30 62 33 10
19 Bar Bar 1 33 7 11 15 30 43 32 12

As of the end of 2017–18 season. Teams in bold are playing in 2018–19 season.

Ssn = Number of seasons; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points; PPG = Points per game; HF = Highest finish

Participants by season[edit]

Club 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Bar - - - - 12 - - - - - - -
Berane 12 - - 11 - 11 - - 12 - - -
Bokelj - 10 - - - 12 - - 8 4 10 -
Budućnost 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 4 3 2 1 2
Čelik - - - - - - 3 3 - - - -
Dečić 10 7 11 9 6 10 - 12 - 6 5 10
Grbalj 3 4 4 5 7 9 4 7 5 7 7 4
Iskra - - - - - - - - - 10 6 7
Jedinstvo 11 - 12 - - - 12 - - - 12 -
Jezero - - 10 - - - - - - - - -
Kom 7 9 8 12 - - - - - - - 8
Lovćen - 6 7 6 8 6 9 2 6 9 11 -
OFK Titograd 9 12 - - 5 7 6 9 4 1 3 3
Mogren 5 3 1 3 1 4 10 10 11 - - -
Mornar - - - 10 10 - 11 11 10 12 - -
Petrovac 6 8 6 8 9 5 7 5 7 11 9 9
Rudar 4 5 5 1 3 2 5 6 1 3 8 5
Sutjeska 8 11 3 7 11 8 1 1 2 5 4 1
Zeta 1 2 9 4 4 3 8 8 9 8 2 6

Relegation and promotion[edit]

At the end of every season, the last placed team are relegated to the Montenegrin Second League, while the winner of Second League is promoted to highest-rank. Additionally, another two teams from First and Second League every season are participating in the playoffs.

Directly promoted and relegated teams[edit]

Below is the list of directly promoted and relegated teams by every single season. Relegated were last-placed teams in First League, while directly promoted teams were the champions of Montenegrin Second League.

Year Arrow-down.gif Directly relegated Arrow-up.png Directly promoted Year Arrow-down.gif Directly relegated Arrow-up.png Directly promoted
2007 FK Berane FK Lovćen 2013 FK Jedinstvo FK Dečić
2008 OFK Titograd FK Jezero 2014 FK Dečić FK Bokelj
2009 FK Jedinstvo FK Berane 2015 FK Berane FK Iskra
2010 FK Kom OFK Titograd 2016 FK Mornar FK Jedinstvo
2011 OFK Bar FK Bokelj 2017 FK Jedinstvo FK Kom
2012 FK Bokelj FK Čelik 2018 FK Dečić FK Mornar

Playoffs[edit]

Montenegrin First League playoffs is a two legs tournament between the teams from Montenegrin First League which above direct relegation, and the teams from Montenegrin Second League which below the direct promotion. Below is the list of playoffs participants by every single season.

00 Playoffs winners.
Season First League Participants Second League Participants
2007 FK Dečić FK Jedinstvo FK Bokelj FK Ibar
2008 FK Sutjeska FK Bokelj FK Jedinstvo FK Čelik
2009 FK Dečić FK Jezero FK Mornar OFK Titograd
2010 FK Berane FK Mornar FK Bratstvo OFK Bar
2011 FK Sutjeska FK Mornar FK Berane FK Jedinstvo
2012 FK Dečić FK Berane FK Mornar FK Jedinstvo
2013 FK Mogren FK Mornar FK Bokelj FK Zabjelo
2014 FK Mogren FK Mornar FK Berane FK Jezero
2015 FK Mornar FK Mogren FK Dečić OFK Igalo
2016 FK Iskra OFK Petrovac FK Cetinje FK Bratstvo
2017 OFK Petrovac FK Rudar FK Otrant FK Ibar
2018 FK Kom OFK Petrovac OFK Mladost 1970 FK Lovćen

Records and statistics[edit]

Records by seasons[edit]

Runs[edit]

  • Longest unbeaten run: 21 matches, Budućnost, 03.11.2007 - 24.05.2008, season 2007–08
  • Longest run without win: 30 matches, OFK Titograd, 19.05.2007 - 03.05.2008, seasons 2006–07, 2007–08
  • Longest winning streak: 10 matches, Budućnost, 17.03.2012 - 09.05.2012, season 2011–12
  • Longest losing streak: 9 matches, Kom, 12.09.2009 - 21.11.2009, season 2009–10
  • Longest run without conceded goal: 11 matches, Sutjeska, 16.09.2017 - 06.12.2017, season 2017–18
  • Longest run without scored goal: 11 matches, Kom, 30.09.2009 - 07.03.2010, season 2009–10
  • Longest run of goalless matches (0:0): 3 matches, Grbalj, 15.09.2012 - 06.10.2012, season 2012–13; Grbalj, 13.10.2012 - 10.11.2012, season 2012–13

Single game[edit]

Attendance[edit]

Attendance by season[edit]

Season Avg Overall M H CH CL
2006–07 1,178 229,800 195 10,000 Budućnost (2,470) Petrovac (477)
2007–08 1,064 205,400 193 9,000 Budućnost (4,250) OFK Titograd (281)
2008–09 1,101 216,850 197 6,000 Budućnost (4,117) Petrovac (364)
2009–10 1,105 215,550 195 8,000 Budućnost (2,623) Kom (297)
2010–11 851 167,600 197 4,000 Budućnost (2,058) Grbalj (335)
2011–12 873 169,350 194 5,000 Budućnost (2,607) Petrovac (276)
2012–13 871 165,400 190 7,000 Sutjeska (2,529) Petrovac (281)
2013–14 746 143,300 192 4,500 Sutjeska (2,230) Grbalj (313)
2014–15 656 127,150 194 4,000 Rudar (1,512) Mogren (256)
2015–16 693 137,150 198 4,000 Budućnost (1,195) Grbalj (288)
2016–17 883 171,300 194 5,000 Budućnost (2,015) Grbalj (354)
2017–18 707 123,800 175 4,000 Rudar (1,233) Grbalj (283)
2018–19 523 39,200 75 2,000

M = Number of matches (only matches with spectators counted); H = Highest attendance on one match; CH = Club with highest average attendance; CL = Club with lowest average attendance

Current clubs (2018-19)[edit]

The 2018–19 Montenegrin First League is the 13th season of top-tier football in Montenegro. Buducnost Podgorica are defending champions title. The season begun on August 2018 and will end in May 2019. At the end of season, last-placed team will directly be relegated, and 9th and 8th club from the table will participate in playoffs. After that,
The following 10 clubs complete in First League 2018-19.

Club
City Finishing
in 2016–17
First season in
top division
Stadium Official website
FK Budućnost Podgorica 2nd 1946–47 Stadion pod Goricom (15,230) fk-buducnost.me
OFK Grbalj Radanovići 4th 2006–07 Stadion Donja Sutvara (1,500) ofkgrbalj.me
FK Iskra Danilovgrad 7th 2015–16 Braća Velašević Stadium (2,500)
FK Lovćen Cetinje 3rd in 2. CFL 2007–08 Stadion Obilića Poljana (2,000) fklovcen.me
OFK Titograd Podgorica 3rd 2006–07 Mladost Stadium (1,250) fkmladost.me
FK Mornar Bar 1st in 2. CFL 2009–10 Stadion Topolica (2,500)
OFK Petrovac Petrovac 9th 2006–07 Stadion pod Malim brdom (1,630) ofkpetrovac.com
FK Rudar Pljevlja 6th 1993–94 Stadion pod Golubinjom (5,140) fkrudarpljevlja.com
FK Sutjeska Nikšić 1st 1964–65 Stadion kraj Bistrice (5,214) fksutjeska.me
FK Zeta Golubovci 5th 2000–01 Stadion Trešnjica (4,000) fkzeta.net

Montenegrin clubs in European football competitions[edit]

History[edit]

During the history, Montenegrin football clubs played in three different UEFA competitions for clubs - UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europe League (formerly UEFA Cup) and Intertoto Cup.
Champions of Montenegro never played in the group-phase of UEFA Champions League, and most successful in the qualifiers was FK Zeta Golubovci at season 2007-08.
Best performances in UEFA Europe League had FK Zeta who played in the playoffs, and OFK Titograd and FK Budućnost which played in Round 3. Most successful in Intertoto Cup was Budućnost, which was among the winners during the 1981 season.
Below is a table with Montenegrin clubs' scores in UEFA competitions.

Team Seasons G W D L GD Pts
FK Budućnost Podgorica
14
42
14
11
17
52:54
53
OFK Titograd
5
18
6
4
8
18:30
22
FK Zeta Golubovci
8
24
5
4
15
22:47
19
FK Mogren Budva
4
12
5
1
6
15:24
16
FK Rudar Pljevlja
8
20
3
5
12
13:33
14
FK Sutjeska Nikšić
7
18
2
6
10
10:26
12
OFK Grbalj Radanovići
2
6
1
2
3
8:10
5
OFK Petrovac
1
4
1
0
3
5:10
3
FK Čelik Nikšić
3
8
0
2
6
6:36
2
FK Lovćen Cetinje
1
2
0
1
1
0:1
1
FK Bokelj Kotor
1
2
0
1
1
1:6
1
Overall
156
37
37
82
150:277
148

As of the end of UEFA competitions 2018–19 season.

Except the official UEFA competitions, teams from Montenegro represented SFR Yugoslavia in the Balkans Cup, former regional football competition (1960-1994). Teams from Montenegro which played in Balkans Cup were FK Budućnost Podgorica and FK Sutjeska Nikšić. Biggest success made FK Budućnost, who played in the final 1991, after eliminated Galatasaray SK.

UEFA Rankings[edit]

UEFA Country Ranking for league participation in 2018–19 European football season (Previous year rank in italics)

Logo and sponsorships[edit]

[edit]

Since establishing, Montenegrin First League had two different official logos.
First logo was presented on 2006. Rebranding of the league came on 2018, together with the new logos of Montenegrin Cup, Montenegrin Second League and youth leagues.[33]

Sponsorships[edit]

Name of the competition[edit]

Since foundation, main sponsor of Montenegrin First League is Montenegrin 'Telekom' which operates under the T-Com / T-Mobile brand.

Broadcasting rights[edit]

Since foundation of the competition, official broadcaster of First Montenegrin League matches is national television of Montenegro - RTCG. Matches of 1. CFL are directly broadcasting at RTCG channel 2, with most important matches on satellite programming.
From season 2017-18, broadcaster of matches is regional group Arena Sport. Every weekend, one game is broadcast live on Arena Sport channel.[34]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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