Football has always been the most popular and successful sport in Serbia
, the core country of the Yugoslavian federation of states. This fact still applies even after the break-up of the federation despite wrangling over clubs' ownership claims. Nevertheless the Red Star v. Partizan derby is still the highlight of the season throughout the entire area. Serbia
has given a great deal to football but also derived enormous benefits - at the Olympic Games as well as at European and world level. Scores of famous players were bred in Serbia
, some of whom were equally successful as coaches, including Miljan Miljanic (Real Madrid), Vujadin Bopskov (Sampdoria), Radomir Antic (Atlético Madrid) and Ratomir Dujkovic (national coach of Chile).