Montenegrin clubs in European football competitions

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After the end of every competitive season, football clubs from Montenegro play in European competitions.
Teams from Montenegro have been playing on the international scene since they represented SFR Yugoslavia during the 1970s. Since 2006, Montenegrin teams have played as representatives of independent Montenegro, and qualified through the Montenegrin First League and Montenegrin Cup.
Currently, four Montenegrin clubs take part in UEFA European Cups. The champion of the First Montenegrin League plays in UEFA Champions League qualifiers. The second and third placed team from the First League play in UEFA Europe League qualifiers. The winner of the Montenegrin Cup also plays in the Europa league.

UEFA Rankings[edit]

Current rankings (2019-20)[edit]

UEFA Country Ranking for league participation in 2019–20 European football season (Previous year rank in italics)

History of rankings[edit]

Since independence (2006) and establishing of Montenegrin First League and other national competitions, Montenegro is a full-member of UEFA. Since then, Montenegrin League is present on UEFA Country Ranking system.
Below is a historical list of Montenegrin rankings and country coefficient.

Year Position Change Coefficient Teams
2008
51
-
0.500
4
2009
50
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1.000
4
2010
47
Green-Up-Arrow.svg
2.125
4
2011
43
Green-Up-Arrow.svg
3.875
4
2012
42
Green-Up-Arrow.svg
4.375
4
2013
41
Green-Up-Arrow.svg
5.250
4
2014
39
Green-Up-Arrow.svg
6.000
4
2015
41
RedDownArrow.svg
5.625
4
2016
44
RedDownArrow.svg
4.875
4
2017
43
Green-Up-Arrow.svg
5.250
4
2018
43
Disc Plain yellow dark.svg
5.000
4
2019
49
RedDownArrow.svg
4.125
4

Sources: [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] [11] [12]

UEFA competitions[edit]

Performances by season[edit]

Historically, Montenegrin football clubs played in three UEFA competitions for clubs - the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europe League (formerly UEFA Cup) and Intertoto Cup.
The champions of Montenegro have never played in the group phase of the UEFA Champions League, and the most successful in the qualifiers was FK Zeta Golubovci in the 2007-08 season.
The best performances in the UEFA Europe League were FK Zeta who played in the playoffs, and OFK Titograd and FK Budućnost which played in Round 3. The most successful in the Intertoto Cup was FK Budućnost Podgorica.
Below is a list of games of all Montenegrin clubs in UEFA competitions.

Season Competition Round Home Guest Result
1981-82
Intertoto Cup
Group 4
Austria Wacker Innsbruck FK Budućnost Podgorica
1:3
Sweden Östers Växjö FK Budućnost Podgorica
0:0
FK Budućnost Podgorica Denmark Odense
4:2
FK Budućnost Podgorica Austria Wacker Innsbruck
1:2
FK Budućnost Podgorica Sweden Östers Växjö
3:1
Denmark Odense FK Budućnost Podgorica
1:1
1995-96
Intertoto Cup
Group 7
Estonia Tervis Pärnu FK Budućnost Podgorica
1:3
FK Budućnost Podgorica Cyprus Nea Salamis
1:1
Germany Bayer Leverkusen FK Budućnost Podgorica
3:0
FK Budućnost Podgorica Greece OFI Crete
3:4
2003-04
Intertoto Cup
Round 1
Luxembourg Racing Union FK Sutjeska Nikšić
1:1
FK Sutjeska Nikšić Luxembourg Racing Union
3:0
Round 2
Finland Tampere United FK Sutjeska Nikšić
0:0
FK Sutjeska Nikšić Finland Tampere United
0:1
2005-06
UEFA Cup
Round 2
FK Zeta Golubovci Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki Brijeg
0:1
Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki Brijeg FK Zeta Golubovci
4:1
Intertoto Cup
Round 1
Malta Valletta FK Budućnost Podgorica
0:5
FK Budućnost Podgorica Malta Valletta
2:2
Round 2
Spain Deportivo La Coruña FK Budućnost Podgorica
3:0
FK Budućnost Podgorica Spain Deportivo La Coruña
2:1
2006-07
Intertoto Cup
Round 2
FK Zeta Golubovci Slovenia Maribor
1:2
Slovenia Maribor FK Zeta Golubovci
2:0
2007-08
UEFA Champions League
Round 1
FK Zeta Golubovci Lithuania FBK Kaunas
3:1
Lithuania FBK Kaunas FK Zeta Golubovci
3:2
Round 2
Scotland Glasgow Rangers FK Zeta Golubovci
2:0
FK Zeta Golubovci Scotland Glasgow Rangers
0:1
UEFA Cup
Round 1
FK Budućnost Podgorica Croatia Hajduk Split
1:1
Croatia Hajduk Split FK Budućnost Podgorica
1:0
UEFA Cup
Round 1
Cyprus Omonia FK Rudar Pljevlja
2:0
FK Rudar Pljevlja Cyprus Omonia
0:2
Intertoto Cup
Round 1
Romania Gloria Bistrița OFK Grbalj Radanovići
2:1
OFK Grbalj Radanovići Romania Gloria Bistrița
1:1
2008-09
UEFA Champions League
Round 1
Finland Tampere United FK Budućnost Podgorica
2:1
FK Budućnost Podgorica Finland Tampere United
1:1
UEFA Cup
Round 1
FK Zeta Golubovci Slovenia Interblock Ljubljana
1:1
Slovenia Interblock Ljubljana FK Zeta Golubovci
1:0
UEFA Cup
Round 1
Israel Hapoel Ironi FK Mogren Budva
1:1
FK Mogren Budva Israel Hapoel Ironi
0:3
Intertoto Cup
Round 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina Čelik Zenica OFK Grbalj Radanovići
3:2
OFK Grbalj Radanovići Bosnia and Herzegovina Čelik Zenica
2:1
Round 2
OFK Grbalj Radanovići Turkey Sivasspor
2:2
Turkey Sivasspor OFK Grbalj Radanovići
1:0
2009-10
UEFA Champions League
Round 1
Malta Hibernians FK Mogren Budva
0:2
FK Mogren Budva Malta Hibernians
4:0
Round 2
Denmark Copenhagen FK Mogren Budva
6:0
FK Mogren Budva Denmark Copenhagen
0:6
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
FK Budućnost Podgorica Poland Polonia Warsaw
0:2
Poland Polonia Warsaw FK Budućnost Podgorica
0:1
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
FK Sutjeska Nikšić Belarus Partizan Minsk
1:1
Belarus Partizan Minsk FK Sutjeska Nikšić
2:1
UEFA Europa League
Round 2
Cyprus Anorthosis OFK Petrovac
2:1
OFK Petrovac Cyprus Anorthosis
3:1
Round 3
OFK Petrovac Austria Sturm Graz
1:2
Austria Sturm Graz OFK Petrovac
5:0
2010-11
UEFA Champions League
Round 1
San Marino Tre Fiori FK Rudar Pljevlja
0:3
FK Rudar Pljevlja San Marino Tre Fiori
4:1
Round 2
Bulgaria Litex Lovech FK Rudar Pljevlja
1:0
FK Rudar Pljevlja Bulgaria Litex Lovech
0:4
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
FK Zeta Golubovci Moldova Dacia Chișinău
1:1
Moldova Dacia Chișinău FK Zeta Golubovci
0:0
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
Andorra UE Santa Coloma FK Mogren Budva
0:3
FK Mogren Budva Andorra UE Santa Coloma
2:0
Round 2
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv FK Mogren Budva
2:0
FK Mogren Budva Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
2:1
UEFA Europa League
Round 2
Azerbaijan Baku FK Budućnost Podgorica
0:3
FK Budućnost Podgorica Azerbaijan Baku
1:2
Round 3
FK Budućnost Podgorica Denmark Brøndby
1:2
Denmark Brøndby FK Budućnost Podgorica
1:0
2011-12
UEFA Champions League
Round 2
FK Mogren Budva Bulgaria Litex Lovech
1:2
Bulgaria Litex Lovech FK Mogren Budva
3:0
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
FK Budućnost Podgorica Albania Flamurtari Vlorë
1:3
Albania Flamurtari Vlorë FK Budućnost Podgorica
1:2
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
Slovakia Spartak Trnava FK Zeta Golubovci
3:0
FK Zeta Golubovci Slovakia Spartak Trnava
2:1
UEFA Europa League
Round 2
FK Rudar Pljevlja Austria Austria Wien
0:3
Austria Austria Wien FK Rudar Pljevlja
2:0
2012-13
UEFA Champions League
Round 2
FK Budućnost Podgorica Poland Śląsk Wrocław
0:2
Poland Śląsk Wrocław FK Budućnost Podgorica
0:1
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
FK Rudar Pljevlja Armenia Shirak
0:1
Armenia Shirak FK Rudar Pljevlja
1:1
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka FK Čelik Nikšić
2:2
FK Čelik Nikšić Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka
1:1
Round 2
Ukraine Metalurh Donetsk FK Čelik Nikšić
7:0
FK Čelik Nikšić Ukraine Metalurh Donetsk
2:4
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
Armenia Pyunik FK Zeta Golubovci
0:3
FK Zeta Golubovci Armenia Pyunik
1:2
Round 2
Finland JJK Jyväskylä FK Zeta Golubovci
3:2
FK Zeta Golubovci Finland JJK Jyväskylä
1:0
Round 3
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo FK Zeta Golubovci
2:1
FK Zeta Golubovci Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
1:0
Play-off
FK Zeta Golubovci Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
0:5
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven FK Zeta Golubovci
9:0
2013-14
UEFA Champions League
Round 2
Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol FK Sutjeska Nikšić
1:1
FK Sutjeska Nikšić Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
0:5
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
FK Čelik Nikšić Hungary Honvéd
1:4
Hungary Honvéd FK Čelik Nikšić
9:0
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
FK Rudar Pljevlja Armenia Mika
1:0
Armenia Mika FK Rudar Pljevlja
1:1
Round 2
Poland Śląsk Wrocław FK Rudar Pljevlja
4:0
FK Rudar Pljevlja Poland Śląsk Wrocław
2:2
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
Hungary Videoton OFK Titograd
2:1
OFK Titograd Hungary Videoton
1:0
Round 2
OFK Titograd Slovakia Senica
2:2
Slovakia Senica OFK Titograd
0:1
Round 3
Spain Sevilla OFK Titograd
3:0
OFK Titograd Spain Sevilla
1:6
2014-15
UEFA Champions League
Round 2
Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol FK Sutjeska Nikšić
2:0
FK Sutjeska Nikšić Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
0:3
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina Željezničar Sarajevo FK Lovćen Cetinje
0:0
FK Lovćen Cetinje Bosnia and Herzegovina Željezničar Sarajevo
0:1
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
FK Čelik Nikšić Slovenia Koper
0:5
Slovenia Koper FK Čelik Nikšić
4:0
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
San Marino Folgore FK Budućnost Podgorica
1:2
FK Budućnost Podgorica San Marino Folgore
3:0
Round 1
FK Budućnost Podgorica Cyprus Omonia
0:2
Cyprus Omonia FK Budućnost Podgorica
0:0
2015-16
UEFA Champions League
Round 2
Azerbaijan Qarabağ FK Rudar Pljevlja
0:0
FK Rudar Pljevlja Azerbaijan Qarabağ
0:1
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
Hungary Debrecen FK Sutjeska Nikšić
3:0
FK Sutjeska Nikšić Hungary Debrecen
2:0
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
FK Budućnost Podgorica Latvia Spartaks Jūrmala
1:3
Latvia Spartaks Jūrmala FK Budućnost Podgorica
0:0
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
Azerbaijan Neftçi Baku OFK Titograd
2:2
OFK Titograd Azerbaijan Neftçi Baku
1:1
Round 2
Albania Kukësi OFK Titograd
0:1
OFK Titograd Albania Kukësi
2:4
2016-17
UEFA Champions League
Round 2
Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad OFK Titograd
2:0
OFK Titograd Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
0:3
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
FK Bokelj Kotor Serbia Vojvodina Novi Sad
1:1
Serbia Vojvodina Novi Sad FK Bokelj Kotor
5:0
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
Albania Kukësi FK Rudar Pljevlja
1:1
FK Rudar Pljevlja Albania Kukësi
0:1
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
North Macedonia Rabotnički Skopje FK Budućnost Podgorica
1:1
FK Budućnost Podgorica North Macedonia Rabotnički Skopje
1:0
Round 2
Belgium Genk FK Budućnost Podgorica
2:0
FK Budućnost Podgorica Belgium Genk
2:0 - 2:4 / pen
2017-18
UEFA Champions League
Round 2
Serbia Partizan Belgrade FK Budućnost Podgorica
2:0
FK Budućnost Podgorica Serbia Partizan Belgrade
0:0
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
Bulgaria Levski Sofia FK Sutjeska Nikšić
3:1
FK Sutjeska Nikšić Bulgaria Levski Sofia
0:0
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina Željezničar Sarajevo FK Zeta Golubovci
1:0
FK Zeta Golubovci Bosnia and Herzegovina Željezničar Sarajevo
2:2
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
OFK Titograd Armenia Gandzasar Kapan
1:0
Armenia Gandzasar Kapan OFK Titograd
0:3
Round 2
Austria Sturm Graz OFK Titograd
0:1
OFK Titograd Austria Sturm Graz
0:3
2018-19
UEFA Champions League
Round 2
Kazakhstan Astana FK Sutjeska Nikšić
1:0
FK Sutjeska Nikšić Kazakhstan Astana
0:2
UEFA Europa League
Round 2
FK Sutjeska Nikšić Armenia Alashkert
0:1
Armenia Alashkert FK Sutjeska Nikšić
0:0
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
FK Budućnost Podgorica Slovakia Trenčín
0:2
Slovakia Trenčín FK Budućnost Podgorica
1:1
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
Faroe Islands B36 Tórshavn OFK Titograd
0:0
OFK Titograd Faroe Islands B36 Tórshavn
1:2
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
FK Rudar Pljevlja Serbia Partizan Belgrade
0:3
Serbia Partizan Belgrade FK Rudar Pljevlja
3:0
2019-20
UEFA Champions League
Round 2
Slovakia Slovan Bratislava FK Sutjeska Nikšić
1:1
FK Sutjeska Nikšić Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
1:1 - 3:2 / pen
Round 3
FK Sutjeska Nikšić Cyprus APOEL
0:1
Cyprus APOEL FK Sutjeska Nikšić
3:0
UEFA Europa League
Round 3
FK Sutjeska Nikšić Northern Ireland Linfield Belfast
1:2
Northern Ireland Linfield Belfast FK Sutjeska Nikšić
3:2
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
Estonia Narva Trans FK Budućnost Podgorica
0:2
FK Budućnost Podgorica Estonia Narva Trans
4:1
Round 2
FK Budućnost Podgorica Ukraine Zorya Luhansk
1:3
Ukraine Zorya Luhansk FK Budućnost Podgorica
1:0
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
Bulgaria CSKA Sofia OFK Titograd
4:0
OFK Titograd Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
0:0
UEFA Europa League
Round 1
Zeta Golubovci Hungary Fehérvár
0:5
Hungary Fehérvár Zeta Golubovci
0:0

Performances by clubs[edit]

11 different Montenegrin clubs have played in UEFA competitions. Before the founding of the Montenegrin First League and Montenegrin Cup, three clubs played in European Cups as a representatives of Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro. Eight other clubs played their first seasons in UEFA competitions after Montenegrin independence.
Below is a table with Montenegrin clubs' scores in UEFA competitions.

Team Seasons G W D L GD Pts
FK Budućnost Podgorica
15
46
16
11
19
59:59
59
OFK Titograd
6
20
6
5
9
18:34
23
FK Zeta Golubovci
9
26
5
5
16
22:52
20
FK Mogren Budva
4
12
5
1
6
15:24
16
FK Sutjeska Nikšić
8
24
2
8
14
15:37
14
FK Rudar Pljevlja
8
20
3
5
12
13:33
14
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
170
39
41
90
162:302
158

As of the end of UEFA competitions 2019–20 season.

Performances by competition[edit]

Football clubs from Montenegro have played in three UEFA competitions. Below is a list of performances in every single competition.

Competition G W D L GD
UEFA Champions League
34
6
6
22
25:63
UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
110
25
27
58
96:201
Intertoto Cup
26
8
8
10
41:38
OVERALL
170
39
41
90
162:302

As of the end of UEFA competitions 2019–20 season.

Scores by opponents' countries[edit]

Below is the list of performances of Montenegrin clubs against opponents in UEFA competitions by their countries (football federations).

Opponents' country G W D L GD
 Albania
6
2
1
3
7:10
 Andorra
2
2
0
0
5:0
 Armenia
10
4
3
3
11:6
 Austria
8
2
0
6
6:18
 Azerbaijan
6
1
3
2
7:6
 Belarus
2
0
1
1
2:3
 Belgium
2
1
0
1
2:2
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
12
2
4
6
12:18
 Bulgaria
10
0
2
8
2:22
 Croatia
2
0
1
1
1:2
 Cyprus
9
1
2
6
5:13
 Denmark
6
1
1
4
6:18
 Estonia
3
3
0
0
9:2
 Faroe Islands
2
0
1
1
1:2
 Finland
6
1
2
3
5:7
 Germany
1
0
0
1
0:3
 Greece
1
0
0
1
3:4
 Hungary
8
2
1
5
5:23
 Kazakhstan
2
0
0
2
0:3
 Israel
4
1
1
2
3:7
 Latvia
2
0
1
1
1:3
 Lithuania
2
1
0
1
5:4
 Luxembourg
2
1
1
0
4:1
 Macedonia
2
1
1
0
2:1
 Malta
4
3
1
0
13:2
 Moldova
6
0
3
3
2:12
 Northern Ireland
2
0
0
2
3:5
 Poland
6
2
1
3
4:10
 Romania
2
0
1
1
2:3
 San Marino
4
4
0
0
12:2
 Serbia
6
0
2
4
1:14
 Scotland
2
0
0
2
0:3
 Slovakia
8
2
4
2
8:11
 Slovenia
6
0
1
5
2:15
 Spain
4
1
0
3
3:13
 Sweden
2
1
1
0
3:1
 Turkey
2
0
1
1
2:3
 Ukraine
4
0
0
4
3:15
OVERALL
170
39
41
90
162:302

As of the end of UEFA competitions 2019–20 season.

Other international competitions[edit]

Balkans Cup[edit]

The Balkans Cup was a regional football competition (1960-1994) in which Montenegrin clubs participated as a representatives of SFR Yugoslavia. Teams from Montenegro which played in the Balkans Cup were FK Budućnost Podgorica and FK Sutjeska Nikšić. FK Budućnost had the biggest success, playing in the 1991 final, after eliminating Galatasaray SK.
Below is a list of Montenegrin clubs in the Balkans Cup.

Season Round Home Guest Result
1972-73
Group A
Albania Elbasani FK Sutjeska Nikšić
1:0
FK Sutjeska Nikšić Romania ASA Târgu Mureș
1:0
FK Sutjeska Nikšić Albania Elbasani
1:0
Romania ASA Târgu Mureș FK Sutjeska Nikšić
3:0
1976-77
Group B
Greece Panathinaikos FK Budućnost Podgorica
2:2
Albania Vllaznia FK Budućnost Podgorica
1:1
FK Budućnost Podgorica Albania Vllaznia
2:0
FK Budućnost Podgorica Greece Panathinaikos
1:2
1990-91
Quarterfinals
Albania Tirana FK Budućnost Podgorica
0:0
FK Budućnost Podgorica Albania Tirana
2:1
Semifinals
FK Budućnost Podgorica Turkey Galatasaray
0:0
Turkey Galatasaray FK Budućnost Podgorica
1:1
FINAL
FK Budućnost Podgorica Romania Inter Sibiu
0:0
Romania Inter Sibiu FK Budućnost Podgorica
1:0

See also[edit]

References[edit]