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Yugoslavia national football team

/ Yugoslavia
Nickname(s) Beli Orlovi (White Ealges)
Plavi (The Blues)
Brazilians of Europe[1]
Association Football Association
of Yugoslavia
Most caps Dragan Džajić (85)
Top scorer Stjepan Bobek (38)
Home stadium Red Star Stadium, Belgrade
FIFA code YUG
Lowest (April 10, 1927)
First international
 Czechoslovakia 7–0 KY
(Antwerp, Belgium; 28 August 1920)
After 1945
 Czechoslovakia 0–2 SFRY
(Prague, Czechoslovakia; 9 May 1945)
Last International as SFRY[2]
 Netherlands 2–0 SFRY
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 25 March 1992)
Biggest win
SFRY 10–0 Venezuela
(Curitiba, Brazil; 14 June 1972)
Biggest defeat
 Czechoslovakia 7–0 KY
(Antwerp, Belgium; 28 August 1920)
 Uruguay 7–0 KY
(Paris, France; 26 May 1924)
 Czechoslovakia 7–0 KY
(Prague, Czechoslovakia; 28 October 1925)
World Cup
Appearances 8[2] (First in 1930)
Best result Semi-finals: 1930;
Fourth place: 1962
European Championship
Appearances 4[2] (First in 1960)
Best result Runners-up (2): 1960, 1968
A Yugoslavia line-up in the 1930 FIFA World Cup.

The Yugoslavia national football team represented the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1918–1941, until 1929 as Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes), and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1943–1992, until November 29, 1945 as Democratic Federal Yugoslavia, November 29, 1945–1963 as Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia) in association football. It enjoyed success in international competition. In 1992, during the Yugoslav wars, the team was suspended from international competition as part of a United Nations sanction. In 1994, when the boycott was lifted, it was succeeded by the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia national football team.

  1. ^ A farewell to Yugoslavia openDemocracy.net. Dejan Djokic; 10-04-2002
  2. ^ a b c As of 1992 before the split of SFR Yugoslavia; for later data see Serbia and Montenegro national football team.
  3. ^ History at FSS official website, Retrieved 4 October 2012 (Serbian)
  4. ^ Serbia at FIFA official website
  5. ^ News: Serbia at UEFA official website, published 1 January 2011, Retrieved 4 October 2012
  6. ^ History at Football Association of Serbia official website, retrieved 17-5-2913 (Serbian)
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ [4]
  9. ^ Kako je plavi dres pocrveneo
  10. ^ "History of the FIFA World Cup Preliminary Competition (by year)" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  11. ^ Медаља из дома Хаџијевих сведочи да смо били трећи на Мундијалу (in Serbian).  
  12. ^ "Još uvek sjaji bronza iz Montevidea" (in Serbian).  

References

Successor teams
Related articles

See also

Head coach Period Record
Matches Won Drawn Lost
Ivica Osim 1986–1992 51 27 10 14
Ivan Toplak
Ivica Osim
1986 3 1 1 1
Miloš Milutinović 1984–1985 15 7 3 5
Todor Veselinović 1982–1984 18 9 3 6
Miljan Miljanić 1979–1982 22 18 2 2
Dražan Jerković 1978 1 1 0 0
Ante Mladinić 1978 2 0 0 2
Slavko Luštica 1978 0 0 0 0
Stevan Vilotić 1978 2 0 2 0
Marko Valok
Stevan Vilotić
Gojko Zec
1977 6 1 2 3
Ivan Toplak 1976–1977 8 2 0 6
Ante Mladinić 1974–1976 15 9 2 4
Miljan Miljanić
Milan Ribar
Sulejman Rebac
Tomislav Ivić
Milovan Ćirić
1973–1974 11 3 3 5
Vujadin Boškov 1971–1973 27 10 12 5
Rajko Mitić 1967–1970 34 13 10 11
Aleksandar Tirnanić
Miljan Miljanić
Rajko Mitić
Vujadin Boškov
Branko Stanković
1966 4 2 0 2
Aleksandar Tirnanić
Miljan Miljanić
1966 2 0 1 1
Aleksandar Tirnanić
Milan Antolković
Miljan Miljanić
1966 3 1 0 2
Aleksandar Tirnanić
Milan Antolković
Miljan Miljanić
Abdulah Gegić
1965 7 2 3 2
Ljubomir Lovrić 1964 11 3 1 7
Ljubomir Lovrić
Hugo Ruševljanin
1963–1964 7 5 0 2
Ljubomir Lovrić
Prvoslav Mihajlović
Hugo Ruševljanin
1961–1963 22 15 2 5
Dragomir Nikolić
Aleksandar Tirnanić
Ljubomir Lovrić
1959–1961 29 16 8 5
Aleksandar Tirnanić 1955–1958 34 13 11 10
Branko Pešić
Aleksandar Tirnanić
Leo Lemešić
Franjo Wölfl
Milovan Ćirić
1954 9 5 2 2
Milorad Arsenijević
Aleksandar Tirnanić
Leo Lemešić
1952–1954 18 14 2 2
Milorad Arsenijević 1949–1952 23 15 3 5
Milorad Arsenijević
Aleksandar Tirnanić
1946–1948 18 12 1 5
Svetozar Popović 1940–1941 3 1 2 0
Boško Simonović 1939–1940 4 1 1 2
Svetozar Popović 1939 1 0 0 1
Boško Simonović 1939 4 1 0 3
Svetozar Popović 1937–1938 13 4 5 4
Nikola Simić 1936 4 1 1 2
Boško Simonović 1935 5 3 2 0
Ivo Šuste
Mata Miodragović
Petar Pleše
1934–1935 6 3 0 3
Boško Simonović 1933–1934 6 3 1 2
Branislav Veljković 1933 6 3 1 2
Boško Simonović 1930–1932 24 12 1 11
Ante Pandaković 1926–1930 19 7 2 10
Dušan Zinaja 1924–1925 3 0 0 3
Todor Sekulić 1924 1 0 0 1
Veljko Ugrinić 1920–1924 10 3 1 6

Head coaches

Opponent P W D L
 Albania 5 4 1 0
 Algeria 1 1 0 0
 Argentina 6 2 1 3
 Austria 17 8 4 5
 Belgium 11 5 2 4
 Bolivia 2 1 1 0
 Brazil 14 2 6 6
 Bulgaria 28 17 5 6
 Chile 1 0 0 1
 Colombia 3 3 0 0
 Cyprus 4 4 0 0
 Czechoslovakia 31 9 4 18
 Denmark 9 7 0 2
 East Germany 6 3 2 1
 Ecuador 1 0 0 1
 Egypt 5 4 0 1
 England 14 4 5 5
 Ethiopia 1 1 0 0
 Faroe Islands 2 2 0 0
 Finland 4 2 1 1
 France 25 10 7 8
 Greece 20 16 2 2
 Honduras 1 1 0 0
 Hong Kong 1 1 0 0
 Hungary 29 5 9 15
 India 2 2 0 0
 Indonesia 3 3 0 0
 Iran 2 1 1 0
 Israel 9 6 1 2
 Italy 18 4 6 8
 Japan 2 2 0 0
 South Korea 3 3 0 0
 Luxembourg 9 8 1 0
 Mexico 4 3 0 1
 Morocco 3 3 0 0
 Netherlands 7 3 1 3
 Northern Ireland 7 5 1 1
 Norway 12 9 1 2
 Paraguay 2 1 1 0
 Poland 19 6 4 9
 Portugal 5 2 0 3
 Republic of Ireland 2 1 0 1
 Romania 40 17 5 18
 Saar 1 1 0 0
 Scotland 8 1 5 2
 Soviet Union 17 2 4 11
 Spain 16 5 4 7
 Sweden 11 5 2 4
  Switzerland 9 5 2 2
 United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0
 Tunisia 4 3 0 1
 Turkey 11 7 3 1
 United States 1 1 0 0
 Uruguay 4 2 0 2
 Venezuela 1 1 0 0
 Wales 7 4 3 0
 West Germany 25 8 3 14
 Zaire 1 1 0 0

Head to head records

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Dragan Džajić 1964–1979 85 23
2 Zlatko Vujović 1979–1990 70 25
3 Branko Zebec 1951–1961 65 17
4 Stjepan Bobek 1946–1956 63 38
5 Branko Stanković 1946–1956 61 3
6 Faruk Hadžibegić 1982–1992 61 6
7 Ivica Horvat 1946–1956 60 0
8 Vladimir Beara 1950–1959 59 0
9 Rajko Mitić 1946–1957 59 32
10 Bernard Vukas 1948–1957 59 22
11 Vujadin Boškov 1951–1958 57 0
12 Blagoje Marjanović 1926–1938 57 36
13 Jovan Aćimović 1968–1976 55 3
14 Zlatko Čajkovski 1946–1955 55 7
15 Fahrudin Jusufi 1959–1967 55 0
16 Mehmed Baždarević 1982–1992 54 4
17 Ivica Šurjak 1973–1982 54 10
18 Safet Sušić 1977–1990 54 21
19 Milorad Arsenijević 1927–1936 52 0
20 Dragan Holcer 1965–1974 52 0
21 Tomislav Crnković 1952–1960 51 0
22 Milan Galić 1959–1965 51 37
23 Aleksandar Tirnanić 1929–1940 50 12
24 Vladimir Durković 1959–1966 50 0
25 Milutin Šoškić 1959–1966 50 0
26 Branko Oblak 1970–1977 50 8

Most capped players

*There was no third place playoff, but Yugoslavia was awarded with bronze medal[11][12]
**Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
***Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won. Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
****Qualified for the tournament, but suspended because of United Nations Security Council Resolution 757 during Yugoslav wars. Yugoslavia was replaced by Denmark, who went on to win the tournament.
Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
1960 Final 2 1 0 1 6 6
1964 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
1968 Final 3 1 1 1 2 3
1972 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
1976 Fourth Place 2 0 0 2 4 7
1980 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
1984 Round 1 3 0 0 3 2 10
1988 Did not Qualify - - - - - -
1992 Qualified****
Total 4/9 10 2 1 7 14 26

European Championship record

*Draw for [10]
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1930 Semi-finals* 3rd* 3 2 0 1 7 7
1934 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
1938 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
1950 Round 1 5th 3 2 0 1 7 3
1954 Quarter-finals 7th 3 1 1 1 2 3
1958 Quarter-finals 5th 4 1 2 1 7 7
1962 Semi-finals 4th 6 3 0 3 10 7
1966 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
1970 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
1974 2nd Group Stage 7th 6 1 2 3 12 7
1978 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
1982 Round 1 16th 3 1 1 1 2 2
1986 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
1990 Quarter-Finals 5th 5 3 1 1 8 6
Total 6/14 0 Titles 33 14 7 12 55 42

World Cup record

Competitive record

1950–1962
1974
1982
1984
1990

SFRY

1930.[8][9]

Kingdom

Kit History

The Yugoslav under-20 team won the FIFA World Youth Championship 1987.

The under-21 team won the inaugural UEFA U-21 Championship in 1978.

Youth teams

Nation Confederation International Tournament (s) FIFA Active
 Croatia UEFA UEFA Euro 1996
1998 FIFA World Cup
2002 FIFA World Cup
UEFA Euro 2004
2006 FIFA World Cup
UEFA Euro 2008
UEFA Euro 2012
2014 FIFA World Cup
(since 1991)
 Slovenia UEFA UEFA Euro 2000
2002 FIFA World Cup
2010 FIFA World Cup
(since 1991)
 FR Yugoslavia UEFA 1998 FIFA World Cup
UEFA Euro 2000
(1994–2003)
 Serbia and Montenegro UEFA 2006 FIFA World Cup (2003–2006)
 Serbia UEFA 2010 FIFA World Cup (since 2006)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina UEFA 2014 FIFA World Cup (since 1996)
 Montenegro UEFA (since 2007)
 Macedonia UEFA (since 1991)

Both FIFA and UEFA consider the Serbian national team to be the direct and sole successor of the Yugoslavia (Kingdom of Yugoslavia, SFR Yugoslavia and FR Yugoslavia) and Serbia and Montenegro national football teams. The teams of other republics were inducted as fully new members.

Former Yugoslav republics

National teams

After the breakup of Yugoslavia, the FRY consisted of Montenegro and Serbia. The national team of Serbia and Montenegro continued under the name Yugoslavia until 2003, when country and team were renamed Serbia and Montenegro. For the later official football teams, see:

Breakup

They had finished top of their qualifying group, but were unable to play in the competition due to United Nations Security Council Resolution 757. Their place was taken by Denmark, who went on to win the competition. Yugoslavia had also been drawn as the top seed in Group 5 of the European Zone in the qualifying tournament for the 1994 World Cup. FRY was barred from competing, rendering the group unusually weak.

With the end of the Cold War, democratic principles were introduced to the country which brought about the end of Titoist rule. In the subsequent atmosphere, national tensions were heightened. At the Yugoslavia-Netherlands friendly in preparation for the 1990 World Cup, the Croatian crowd in Zagreb jeered the Yugoslav team and anthem and waved Dutch flags (owing to its resemblance to the Croatian tricolour). With the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the team split up and the remaining team of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) was banned from competing at Euro 92. The decision was made on 31 May 1992, just 10 days before the competition commenced.[7]

Dissolution and UN embargo

Dragan Džajić holds the record for the most national team caps at 85, between 1964 to 1979. The best scorer is Stjepan Bobek with 38 goals, between 1946 and 1956.

The federation and football overall was disrupted by 1976 European Championship played in Belgrade and Zagreb. The national team participated in eight World Cups, four Euros, and won the Olympic football tournament in 1960 at the Summer Games (they also finished second three times and third once).

Later decades

Having a team with many players from the 1948 generation, Yugoslavia was a formidable side at the 1952 Summer Olympics and finished as runner-ups behind the legendary Hungary national football team. Against the USSR, Yugoslavia was 5–1 up with 15 minutes of their first round match to go. The Yugoslavs, understandably, put their feet up. Arthur Ellis, the match referee, recorded what happened next in his book, The Final Whistle (London, 1963): "The USSR forced the most honourable draw ever recorded! [Vsevolod] Bobrov, their captain, scored a magnificent hat-trick. After the USSR had reduced the lead to 5–2, he, almost single-handed, took the score to 5–5, scoring his third in the last minute. For once, use of the word sensational was justified." Although Bobrov's early goal in their replay presaged a miraculous recovery, Yugoslavia recovered sufficiently to put out their opponents easily in the second half.

Silver Medal at 1952 Summer Olympics

Yugoslavia begin their football campaign by defeating Luxembourg 6–1, with five different players scoring the goals. In the quarter-finals and the semi-finals, they would take out Turkey and Great Britain by the same score of 3–1. In the final though, they would lose to Sweden.

Silver Medal at 1948 Summer Olympics

In 1929, the country was renamed to Yugoslavia and the football association became Fudbalski Savez Jugoslavije and moved its headquarters to Belgrade. The national team participated at the 1930 FIFA World Cup, finishing in fourth place. In its first ever World Cup match in Montevideo's Parque Central, Yugoslavia managed a famous 2–1 win versus mighty Brazil, with the following starting eleven representing the country: Milovan Jakšić, Branislav Sekulić, Aleksandar Tirnanić, Milutin Ivković, Ivica Bek, Momčilo Đokić, Blagoje Marjanović, Milorad Arsenijević, Đorđe Vujadinović, Dragoslav Mihajlović, and Ljubiša Stefanović. The national team consisted of players based in Serbian football clubs, while the Zagreb Subassociation forbid players from Croatian clubs, some of which were regulars in the national team until then, to play in the World Cup due to the relocation of football association's headquarters from Zagreb to Belgrade.[6]

1930 World Cup

The first national team was in the kingdom that existed between the two world wars. The Football Federation of what was then the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was founded in Zagreb in 1919 under the name Jugoslovenski nogometni savez (and admitted into FIFA), and the national team played its first international game at the Summer Olympics in Antwerp in 1920. The opponent was Czechoslovakia, and the historic starting eleven that represented Kingdom of SCS on its debut were: Dragutin Vrđuka, Vjekoslav Župančić, Jaroslav Šifer, Stanko Tavčar, Slavin Cindrić, Rudolf Rupec, Dragutin Vragović, Artur Dubravčić, Emil Perška, Ivan Granec, and Jovan Ružić. They lost by a huge margin 0–7, but nonetheless got their names in the history books.

History

Contents

  • History 1
    • 1930 World Cup 1.1
    • Silver Medal at 1948 Summer Olympics 1.2
    • Silver Medal at 1952 Summer Olympics 1.3
    • Later decades 1.4
    • Dissolution and UN embargo 1.5
    • Breakup 1.6
  • National teams 2
    • Former Yugoslav republics 2.1
  • Youth teams 3
  • Kit History 4
    • Kingdom 4.1
    • SFRY 4.2
  • Competitive record 5
    • World Cup record 5.1
    • European Championship record 5.2
  • Most capped players 6
  • Head to head records 7
  • Head coaches 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10

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