Football in Montenegro
After the break-up of the union of Serbia and Montenegro, the UN accepted Montenegro as an independent state on 21 May 2006, thus paving the way for Montenegrin football and its leading teams to face new challenges on the European and world stage as soon as the newly founded association was admitted as a member of UEFA by its congress January 2007 and subsequently as a member of FIFA by its congress four months later. Football is certainly the most popular sport in the country. Dejan Savicevic, the legendary former international and AC Milan star, was appointed as the association's president and former Real Madrid star Predrag Mijatovic as the director of football. Mirko Vulcinic (AS Roma) is Montenegro's most famous current player. The nation's first international, played on 24 March 2007, ended in victory over former international giants Hungary.
Second Goal project
Following the inauguration of the association's headquarters (in rented offices in the national stadium in Podgorica), the second Goal project of the Football Association of Montenegro will focus on improving the training facilities of national teams at all age levels. A new technical centre will be built in the immediate vicinity of the association's headquarters to help improve the teams' preparation as well as to play host to development projects. The Goal Bureau approved this project on 4 February 2008.
Use of FAP funds
Project
Technical centre in Podgorica
Project approved
4 February 2008
Status
Opened on 10 October 2008
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000
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