Football Association of Montenegro
The Football Association of Montenegro (Montenegrin: Fudbalski savez Crne Gore, FSCG / Фудбалски савез Црне Горе, ФСЦГ) is the governing body of football in Montenegro. It is based in the capital, Podgorica.
The FSCG organises the Montenegrin First, Second and Third Leagues, which between them contain 45 clubs. It also organises the Montenegrin Women's League and the men's and women's Montenegrin Cups, as well as the Montenegro national football team and the Montenegro national under-21 football team.
The FSCG was established in 1931 as a sub-association within the Football Association of Yugoslavia. From 2003 until Montenegro declared independence in 2006, the FSCG was a sub-association within the Football Association of Serbia and Montenegro. It became a UEFA member in its own right in January 2007, and a FIFA member in May 2007.
Former player Dejan Savićević has served as the FSCG's president since 2004.
The Football Association of Montenegro was founded on 8 March 1931, under the name Cetinjski fudbalski podsavez ("Cetinje Football Subassociation") as a subdivision of the Football Association of Yugoslavia.
Before 28 June 2006, the Football Association of Montenegro was part of the Football Association of Yugoslavia, Football Association of FR Yugoslavia, and the Football Association of Serbia and Montenegro. After that date, the Association became independent as Montenegro became independent during the same month, following a referendum during the previous month. On 30 June 2006, it applied for membership in UEFA and FIFA. The Association joined UEFA on 26 January 2007 and joined FIFA on 31 May 2007.
Camp FSCG and House of FootballEdit
From 2008, Football Association of Montenegro owns one of most modern training grounds at Balkan peninsula. Built in 2007, the centre consists of 54,000 sq meters. It is located on Ćemovsko polje, a plain at Podgorica outskirts between the settlements Stari Aerodrom and Konik. It consists on six pitches with stands and floodlights, and House of Football - a seat of Football Association of Montenegro.
Camp currently represents an important asset for the whole Montenegrin football system. Its grounds are home to all Montenegrin national teams (men and women) and numerous teams from Podgorica. Fields meets the criteria for Montenegrin First League games and UEFA competitions for young players.
House of FootballEdit
House of Football (Kuća fudbala) is a seat of Football Association of Montenegro. Building is opened at 21 May 2016.
On 3,240 sq meters, building have modern facilities like reception, Museum, press hall, TV FSCG seat, administrative offices and meeting rooms.
FSCG training groundsEdit
Behind the House of Football are two football pitches which belongs to FSCG. Both have stands with capacity of 1,000 seats and main field have floodlights. Montenegro national football team use both stadiums as their training base before every single game.
Because it meets criteria for UEFA games, main field is often home to Montenegro women's national football team, Montenegro national under-19 football team and Montenegro national under-17 football team games. Except that, teams from First and Second Montenegrin League can always use main ground for their matches, which is especially crucial during the stormy days, when their own stadiums are in bad condition.
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