Montenegrin Footballer of the Year

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Mirko Vučinić has won the Player of the Year award seven times.

The Montenegrin Footballer of the Year is an annual award chosen by the team captains and the coaches of the Prva crnogorska fudbalska liga — 1. CFL to determine the best player in Montenegro. It is published by the Football Association of Montenegro.

The most successful player is Mirko Vučinić, who has won the award seven times, as well as being the inaugural winner. Stevan Jovetić is the youngest player to receive this honour so far; he was 20 years old when he won the award.

Winners[edit]

Stevan Jovetić is the youngest Player of the Year.
Year Name Nationality Club Position
2006 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić  Montenegro Italy Roma Forward
2007 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić  Montenegro Italy Roma Forward
2008 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić  Montenegro Italy Roma Forward
2009 Jovetić, StevanStevan Jovetić  Montenegro Italy Fiorentina Forward
2010 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić  Montenegro Italy Roma Forward
2011 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić  Montenegro Italy Juventus Forward
2012 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić  Montenegro Italy Juventus Forward
2013 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić  Montenegro Italy Juventus Forward
2014 Baša, MarkoMarko Baša  Montenegro France Lille Defender
2015 Jovetić, StevanStevan Jovetić  Montenegro Italy Internazionale Forward
2016 Savić, StefanStefan Savić  Montenegro Spain Atlético Madrid Defender
2017 Savić, StefanStefan Savić  Montenegro Spain Atlético Madrid Defender

Players[edit]

Place Name Number of wins Winning years
1 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić 7 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
2 Jovetić, StevanStevan Jovetić 2 2009, 2015
2 Savić, StefanStefan Savić 2 2016, 2017
3 Baša, MarkoMarko Baša 1 2014

2013 controversies[edit]

In 2013, Mirko Vučinić won the Montenegrin Footballer of the Year for the seventh time. However, the public opinion was that in 2013, Dejan Damjanović should have been given the award. Damjanović scored four goals in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers (two against England and one against Poland and Ukraine), was announced as the top scorer of the K-League and the MVP of the 2013 AFC Champions League. The media agreed that Vučinić was the best overall Montenegrin footballer, however, Damjanović's performances in 2013 were far better than Vučinić's, who was injured during the decisive qualification matches of the national team.[1][2] Finally, Montenegrin website CG-Fudbal awarded Damjanović "Best Montenegrin Footballer of the Year", according to a poll voted by the fans.[3]

Breakdown of winners[edit]

Winners by country[edit]

Place Club Number of wins Winning years
1 Italy Italy 9 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
2 Spain Spain 2 2016,2017
3 France France 1 2014

Winners by club[edit]

Place Club Number of wins Winning years
1 Roma 4 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
2 Juventus 3 2011, 2012, 2013
3 Atlético Madrid 2 2016,2017
4 Fiorentina 1 2009
4 Lille OSC 1 2014
4 Internazionale 1 2015

Winners by position[edit]

Place Position Number of wins
1 Forward 9
2 Defender 3
0 Goalkeeper 0
0 Midfielder 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bozo Jankovic. "Boske zaslužio crnogorsku zlatnu loptu". Cafe del Montenegro. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Danilo Mitrović, Aleksandar Radović. "Glasali po automatizmu i inerciji". Vijesti. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "CG fudbal: Damjanović fudbaler godine". Portal Analitika. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 

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