Montenegrin Footballer of the Year

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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]

Mirko Vučinić has won the Player of the Year award seven times.
Stevan Jovetić is the youngest Player of the Year.
Year Name Club Position
2006 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić Italy Roma Forward
2007 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić Italy Roma Forward
2008 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić Italy Roma Forward
2009 Jovetić, StevanStevan Jovetić Italy Fiorentina Forward
2010 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić Italy Roma Forward
2011 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić Italy Juventus Forward
2012 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić Italy Juventus Forward
2013 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić Italy Juventus Forward
2014 Baša, MarkoMarko Baša France Lille Defender
2015 Jovetić, StevanStevan Jovetić Italy Internazionale Forward
2016 Savić, StefanStefan Savić Spain Atlético Madrid Defender
2017 Savić, StefanStefan Savić Spain Atlético Madrid Defender
2018 Savić, StefanStefan Savić Spain Atlético Madrid Defender
2019 Mugoša, StefanStefan Mugoša South Korea Incheon United Forward

Players[edit]

Place Name Number of wins Winning years
1 Vučinić, MirkoMirko Vučinić 7 2006-2008, 2010-2013
2 Savić, StefanStefan Savić 3 2016-2018
3 Jovetić, StevanStevan Jovetić 2 2009, 2015
4 Baša, MarkoMarko Baša 1 2014
4 Mugoša, StefanStefan Mugoša 1 2019

2013 controversy[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 country Number of wins Winning years
1 Italy Italy 9 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
2 Spain Spain 3 2016, 2017, 2018
3 France France 1 2014
3 South Korea South Korea 1 2019

Winners by club[edit]

Place Club Number of wins Winning years
1 Italy Roma 4 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
2 Italy Juventus 3 2011, 2012, 2013
2 Spain Atlético Madrid 3 2016, 2017, 2018
4 Italy Fiorentina 1 2009
4 France Lille OSC 1 2014
4 Italy Internazionale 1 2015
4 South Korea Incheon United 1 2019

Winners by position[edit]

Place Position Number of wins
1 Forward 10
2 Defender 4

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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