Montenegro women's national football team

The Montenegro women's national football team represents Montenegro in international women's football, and it is organised by Football Association of Montenegro.

Montenegro
AssociationFootball Association of Montenegro
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMirko Maric
CaptainMarija Vukčević
Most capsArmisa Kuč (54)
Top scorerArmisa Kuč (18)
Home stadiumGradski stadion, Nikšić (5,214); Stadion pod Malim brdom, Petrovac (1,630)
FIFA codeMNE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 98 Decrease 1 (20 August 2021)[1]
Highest78 (December 2017)
Lowest131 (2012)
First international
 Montenegro 2–3 Bosnia and Herzegovina 
(Bar, Montenegro; 13 March 2012)
Biggest win
 Macedonia 0–7 Montenegro 
(Skopje; 28 April 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Spain 13–0 Montenegro 
(Las Rozas de Madrid, Spain; 15 September 2016)

HistoryEdit

Montenegrin women's team was founded in 2012, six years after Montenegro gained independence. It is organised and headed by Football Association of Montenegro. The team is founded four years after the establishing of first women's football competition in Montenegro.
With head coach Zoran Mijović, Montenegro played first match on 13 March 2012 in Bar, against Bosnia and Herzegovina (2:3).[2] Two days later, Montenegro gained its first draw, also against Bosnia and Herzegovina (2:2).
Montenegro made its official competitive debut on 4 April 2013 in the 2015 World Cup qualification's preliminary round, drawing 3–3 against the Faroe Islands. Only two days later, Montenegro made first win in team's history, against Georgia - 2:0.
On that tournament, played in Vilnius, Montenegro made a big surprise, because they qualified for the final round of 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (UEFA).
In April 2015, on debut of new head coach Derviš Hadžiosmanović, Montenegro made biggest win in team's history, against Macedonia away - 7:0.
Montenegro participated in Euro 2017 qualifiers, but finished without any single point earned. On qualifying game against Spain away, Montenegro recorded biggest defeat in history (0:13)
Second appearance in World Cup Qualifiers, Montenegro had during the April 2017. On World Cup 2019 qualifying tournament, which hosted Faroe Islands, Montenegro finished third, with one win and two defeats, but with positive goal-difference (8:6). On last game, Montenegro made the biggest all-time victory in qualifiers, against Luxembourg (7:1).

Team imageEdit

Home stadiumEdit

The Montenegro women's national football team plays their home matches on the Gradski stadion or the Stadion pod Malim brdom.

Results and fixturesEdit

  • Since 2007, Montenegro's national team has played dozens of qualifying and friendly matches every year.
  • The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Legend

  Win   Draw   Lose   Fixtures

2020Edit

18 September Euro 2022 qualifying Montenegro   1–3   Ukraine DG Arena, Podgorica
20:00
Report
Attendance: 0
Referee: Viola Raudziņa (Latvia)
22 September Euro 2022 qualifying Montenegro   0–3   Germany Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica
16:07 Report
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ainara Andrea Acevedo Dudley (Spain)
22 October Euro 2022 qualifying Greece   1–0   Montenegro Athens, Greece
16:30 (17:30 EEST)
Report Stadium: Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium
Referee: Miriama Matulová (Slovakia)
1 December Euro 2022 qualifying Ukraine   2–1   Montenegro Kyiv, Ukraine
18:00 (19:00 EET)
Report
Stadium: Obolon Arena
Referee: Frida Nielsen (Denmark)

2021Edit

21 February Friendly Montenegro   5–0   North Macedonia Podgorica
13:00
Report Stadium: Trening kamp FSCG
Referee: Mileta Šćepanović (MNE)
10 June Friendly Malta   1–2   Montenegro Ta' Qali
18:30 Zammit   23' Bulatović   13'
Kuč   15'
Stadium: Centenary Stadium
Referee: Alex Johnson (MLT)
13 June Friendly Malta   1–0   Montenegro Ta' Qali
18:30 Flask   31' Stadium: Centenary Stadium
Referee: Darryl Agius (MLT)
17 September World Cup 2023 qualifying Bosnia and Herzegovina   2–3   Montenegro FF BH Football Training Centre, Zenica
16:00
Report
Referee: Justina Lavrenovaite (Lithuania)

Head-to-head recordEdit

Below is a list of performances of Montenegro women's national football team against every single opponent. Last update: 14 June 2021.

Opponents' country G W D L GD
  Albania
6
2
1
3
12:15
  Belarus
2
0
0
2
2:10
  Bosnia and Herzegovina
7
0
2
5
8:14
  Croatia
3
0
2
1
4:5
  England
2
0
0
2
0:19
  Faroe Islands
2
0
1
1
4:5
  Finland
2
0
0
2
1:8
  Georgia
1
1
0
0
2:0
  Germany
2
0
0
2
0:13
  Greece
2
0
0
2
0:5
  Lithuania
1
0
1
0
1:1
  Luxembourg
1
1
0
0
7:1
  Malta
2
1
0
1
2:2
  North Macedonia
3
3
0
0
19:1
  Portugal
2
0
0
2
1:9
  Republic of Ireland
4
0
0
4
0:19
  Serbia
1
0
0
1
0:4
  Slovenia
2
0
0
2
0:9
  Spain
2
0
0
2
0:20
  Turkey
3
0
0
3
3:9
  Ukraine
4
0
0
4
3:16
  Wales
2
0
0
2
0:7
OVERALL
56
8
7
41
69:192

Coaching staffEdit

Current coaching staffEdit

Position Name Ref.
Head coach Mirko Marić
Second assistant coach Ivan Tatar
Assistant coach Jadranka Pavićević
Goalkeeping coach Fuad Osmanagić
Doctor Marinko Pauović
Physical therapists Sanja Jakić
Ivana Pušonja

Manager historyEdit

First head coach in the history of Montenegrin women's team was Zoran Mijović. He led team from 2012 to 2014.
At the beginning of 2015, as a new head coach was named Derviš Hadžiosmanović.

Manager Career Played Won Draw Lost GF GA
  Zoran Mijović 2012–2015 17 1 3 13 21 70
  Derviš Hadžiosmanović 2015−2017 17 4 1 12 31 67
  Mirko Marić 2018−present 22 3 3 16 17 55

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Caps and goals as of 17 June 2021.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Anastasija Krstović (2003-07-21) 21 July 2003 (age 18) 1 0   Budućnost
12 1GK Ivana Čabarkapa (1999-09-07) 7 September 1999 (age 22) 17 0   Breznica

2 2DF Milica Radunović (1996-11-09) 9 November 1996 (age 24) 7 0   Budućnost
3 2DF Aleksandra Popović (1999-05-03) 3 May 1999 (age 22) 27 0   Breznica
4 2DF Maja Šaranović (1999-11-11) 11 November 1999 (age 21) 25 1   Partizán Bardejov
5 2DF Marija Maraš (2002-09-23) 23 September 2002 (age 18) 8 0   Breznica
6 2DF Anastasija Bulić (2005-04-04) 4 April 2005 (age 16) 0 0   Budućnost
15 2DF Helena Božić (1997-02-14) 14 February 1997 (age 24) 30 0   Partizán Bardejov
16 2DF Jovana Vučinić (2003-06-03) 3 June 2003 (age 18) 0 0   Budućnost
18 2DF Radosava Kočanović (1994-11-11) November 11, 1994 (age 26) 5 0   Breznica
22 2DF Andrea Janjušević (2003-12-23) 23 December 2003 (age 17) 2 0   Ekonomist

8 3MF Anđela Tošković (2004-08-19) 19 August 2004 (age 17) 9 1   Budućnost
10 3MF Jelena Karličić (2002-10-05) 5 October 2002 (age 18) 5 0   Breznica
13 3MF Ivana Boričić (2005-05-26) 26 May 2005 (age 16) 1 0   Budućnost
14 3MF Enida Bošnjak (2002-02-02) 2 February 2002 (age 19) 2 0   Breznica
17 3MF Darija Đukić (1996-01-11) 11 January 1996 (age 25) 37 1   Minsk
21 3MF Svetlana Bečić (2002-08-13) 13 August 2002 (age 19) 1 0   Budućnost

7 4FW Slađana Bulatović (captain) (1994-05-04) 4 May 1994 (age 27) 53 16   Rayo Vallecano
9 4FW Nađa Stanović (1999-09-10) 10 September 1999 (age 22) 12 3   Katowice
11 4FW Armisa Kuč (1992-04-11) 11 April 1992 (age 29) 55 18   Minsk
19 4FW Ana Knežević (2002-12-18) 18 December 2002 (age 18) 3 0   Breznica
20 4FW Nađa Đurđevac (2002-08-25) 25 August 2002 (age 19) 1 0   Breznica

Recent call-upsEdit

  • The following players were named to a squad in the last 12 months.
Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Ines Obradović (1998-03-23) 23 March 1998 (age 23) 11 0   Red Star v.   North Macedonia, 21 February 2021

DF Maja Miletić (2002-06-10) 10 June 2002 (age 19) 1 0   Breznica v.   North Macedonia, 21 February 2021
DF Tatjana Đurković (1996-08-05) 5 August 1996 (age 25) 40 0   Karyatides v.   Ukraine, 22 October 2020
DF Sanja Nedić (1994-11-26) 26 November 1994 (age 26) 9 0   SFK 2000 v.   Germany, 22 September 2020
DF Džejrana Čengić (2002-02-27) 27 February 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Breznica v.   Germany, 22 September 2020
DF Jovana Nišavić (2001-03-18) 18 March 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Budućnost v.   Germany, 22 September 2020

MF Jelena Vujadinović (2000-11-17) 17 November 2000 (age 20) 7 1   Partizán Bardejov v.   North Macedonia, 21 February 2021
MF Jovana Miladinović (2002-09-11) 11 September 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Budućnost v.   North Macedonia, 21 February 2021
MF Jelena Sarić (2002-08-25) 25 August 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Ekonomist v.   North Macedonia, 21 February 2021
MF Jasna Đoković (1991-10-29) 29 October 1991 (age 29) 48 4   SFK 2000 v.   Ukraine, 1 December 2020
MF Nikolina Caković (2002-04-07) 7 April 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Budućnost v.   Ukraine, 22 October 2020

FW Medina Dešić (1997-04-11) 11 April 1997 (age 24) 6 0   ETSV Würzburg v.   North Macedonia, 21 February 2021
FW Marija Vukčević (c) (1986-04-26) 26 April 1986 (age 35) 31 12   ASD Chieti v.   Ukraine, 18 September 2020 PRE

RecordsEdit

As of 22 February 2021
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.

Competitive recordEdit

Since its foundation, Montenegro women's national football team played in two qualification rounds for big tournaments so far. On both occasions, Montenegro failed to qualify.

FIFA Women's World CupEdit

FIFA Women's World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  2015 Did not qualify 13 1 2 10 12 57
  2019 Did not qualify 3 1 0 2 8 6
   2023 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/3 16 2 2 12 20 63

UEFA Women's ChampionshipEdit

UEFA Women's Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  2017 Did not qualify 8 0 0 8 2 51
  2021 TBD 8 0 0 8 2 28
Total 0/2 16 0 0 16 4 79

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 20 August 2021. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  2. ^ Red ladies defeated by Bosnia in a historic match Archived 2012-07-08 at the Wayback Machine. Pobjeda

External linksEdit