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The SERBIA NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM (Serbian : Фудбалска репрезентација Србије / Fudbalska reprezentacija Srbije) represents Serbia
Serbia
in association football and is controlled by the Football Association of Serbia
Football Association of Serbia
, the governing body for football in Serbia
Serbia
.

With the national team nicknamed the Orlovi (Орлови, the Eagles), football has a long history in both Serbia
Serbia
and neighbouring countries . Serbia
Serbia
competed under the various forms of Yugoslav national teams, where it achieved considerable success, finishing fourth at the 1930 and 1962 World Cups respectively. Considered by FIFA
FIFA
and UEFA
UEFA
to be the successor of both the Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro
Montenegro
national teams, the achievements of the promising team of the 1990s which featured players such as Dragan Stojković , Dejan Savićević , Predrag Mijatović , Vladimir Jugović and Siniša Mihajlović was somewhat curbed due to international sanctions imposed against Yugoslavia at the time due to the Yugoslav Wars .

Following the dissolution of Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro
Montenegro
, Serbia
Serbia
has played as an independent nation since 2006. Arguably the team's greatest success could be described as the 1–0 win over Germany
Germany
at the 2010 World Cup , a campaign which eventually led to the team's elimination in the group stage.

The home ground of the national team is the Rajko Mitić Stadium of Red Star Belgrade
Belgrade
, located in Belgrade
Belgrade
.

Both FIFA
FIFA
and UEFA
UEFA
consider the Serbian national team to be the direct and sole successor of the Yugoslavia and Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro teams.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 Kingdom of Yugoslavia

* 1.1.1 1930 World Cup

* 1.2 Socialist Yugoslavia

* 1.2.1 Silver Medal at 1948 and 1952 Olympics * 1.2.2 1960s through 1980s

* 1.3 Dissolution of Yugoslavia and UN sanctions

* 1.4 Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro
Montenegro

* 1.4.1 1998 World Cup * 1.4.2 Euro 2000 * 1.4.3 2002 World Cup campaign * 1.4.4 2006 World Cup

* 1.5 Serbia
Serbia

* 1.5.1 2010 World Cup * 1.5.2 Euro 2012 campaign * 1.5.3 2014 World Cup campaign * 1.5.4 Euro 2016 campaign

* 2 Rivalries

* 2.1 Croatia

* 3 Kit

* 3.1 Kit providers

* 3.2 Kit history

* 3.2.1 Yugoslavia * 3.2.2 Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro
Montenegro
* 3.2.3 Serbia
Serbia

* 4 Record in major tournaments

* 4.1 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
* 4.2 UEFA
UEFA
European Championship

* 5 Recent results and forthcoming fixtures

* 5.1 2016 * 5.2 2017

* 6 Head to head records (2006 onward) * 7 Head coaches * 8 Current coaching staff

* 9 Squads

* 9.1 Current squad * 9.2 Recent call-ups * 9.3 Previous squads

* 10 Player statistics

* 10.1 Captains (after 1994)

* 11 Team image

* 11.1 Nickname

* 11.1.1 Former * 11.1.2 Current

* 12 Honours * 13 See also * 14 References * 15 External links

HISTORY

A Yugoslavia line-up in the 1930 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup

KINGDOM OF YUGOSLAVIA

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
Zagreb
in 1919 under the name Jugoslovenski nogometni savez (and admitted into FIFA
FIFA
), and the national team played its first international game at the Summer Olympics in Antwerp
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 Vrag and Jovan Ružić. They lost by a large margin, 0–7, but nonetheless entered their names in the history books.

1930 World Cup

In 1929, the country was renamed to Yugoslavia and the football association became Fudbalski Savez Jugoslavije and moved its headquarters to Belgrade
Belgrade
. The national team participated at the 1930 FIFA World Cup
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
Zagreb
Subassociation forbid players from Croatian clubs to play in the World Cup due to the relocation of the football association's headquarters from Zagreb
Zagreb
to Belgrade.

SOCIALIST YUGOSLAVIA

The federation and football overall was disrupted by World War II
World War II
. After the war, a socialist federation was formed and the football federation reconstituted.

Silver Medal At 1948 And 1952 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
Turkey
and Great Britain by the same score of 3–1. In the final though, they would lose to Sweden
Sweden
.

Having a team with many players from the 1948 generation, Yugoslavia was a formidable side at the 1952 Summer Olympics and finished as runners-up behind the legendary Hungary national team . Against the Soviet Union, 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! Bobrov , their captain, scored a magnificent hat-trick. After the Soviet Union 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.

1960s Through 1980s

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

DISSOLUTION OF YUGOSLAVIA AND UN SANCTIONS

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
Netherlands
friendly in preparation for the 1990 World Cup, the Croatian crowd in Zagreb
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
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
(FRY) was banned from competing at Euro 92 . The decision was made on 31 May 1992, just ten days before the competition commenced.

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
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.

SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

1998 World Cup

See also: 1998 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Group F and 1998 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup knockout stage

Although the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
, consisting of Serbia and Montenegro, was formed on 27 April 1992, its teams were banned from all international sporting events, including the national football team. Consequently, the national team did not play its first game as a new country before 23 December 1994, a friendly match played in Porto Alegre
Porto Alegre
and in which Brazil
Brazil
won by the mark of 2–0. This was the first ever team composed of Serbian and Montenegrin players exclusively, while Slobodan Santrač , a former Yugoslavia national team player, was named the team's first ever manager. The next game was played only three days later, this time in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
, resulting in 1–0 loss to Argentina
Argentina
. Despite two losses in two games, the team was honoured to play its first two games ever against such football powerhouses.

Also due to the United Nations international sanctions, the team could not participate in 1994 World Cup qualifying nor the Euro 1996 qualifying process.

On 31 March 1995, the team recorded its first official win in history, a 1–0 friendly against Uruguay
Uruguay
, simultaneously marking the team's first ever home game, played at Stadion Crvena Zvezda in Belgrade, and the first ever goal scored, courtesy of Savo Milošević . Slightly more than one year later, the team recorded its first ever win in a World Cup qualifying tournament in its first game in such a tournament, a 3–1 win over the Faroe Islands . Shortly after, the team also recorded its biggest win in history, once again against the Faroe Islands, 8–1. Yugoslavia finished second in Group 6, just behind Spain
Spain
, meaning it had to go through the play-off system in order to qualify. Yugoslavia was paired up with Hungary, and what was believed would be a tough matchup turned out to be an easy win for Yugoslavia, 7–1 in Budapest
Budapest
and 5–0 in Belgrade, for an aggregate score of 12–1. This was enough to secure Yugoslavia its first ever World Cup appearance as a new country.

The 1998 World Cup seeding had Yugoslavia ranked in 21st position, but the Yugoslavia national team went to France
France
as one of the shadow favorites for the World Cup. The New York Times
The New York Times
stated that Yugoslavia could easily be a semi-finalist in that year\'s World Cup . The justification for such an estimation was partially found in the names of the Yugoslav players, members of great European teams and proven footballers. The draw put the team in Group F alongside Germany
Germany
, the United States
United States
, and Iran . Yugoslavia won its first game 1–0 against Iran thanks to a goal from defender Siniša Mihajlović . The next game was a draw for Yugoslavia. After leading Germany
Germany
2–0, last game's hero, Mihajlović, scored an unlucky own goal following a German freekick, and Oliver Bierhoff equalised at 2–2 with only about ten minutes to the match. Nonetheless, Yugoslavia responded in the next game against the United States
United States
and won 1–0 due to an early goal in Nantes
Nantes
. Yugoslavia made easy work of Group 6, but despite an excellent record, the game against Germany
Germany
would prove costly as Germany
Germany
won the group thanks to a better goal difference.

Due to their second position, Yugoslavia saw itself face the Netherlands
Netherlands
in the Round of 16 . Yugoslavia entered in the match with a sole attacker, but its defensive tactics proved unsuccessful as Dennis Bergkamp put the Netherlands
Netherlands
in front in the 38th minute. Immediately following the start of the second half, Yugoslavia pressured the Dutch, who inevitably conceded a header from Slobodan Komljenović . However, the turning point of this match was a penalty awarded to Yugoslavia after Vladimir Jugović was fouled in the penalty area. Predrag Mijatović 's shot dazzled Edwin van der Sar , but not the crossbar, and the scoreline remained the same at 1–1. Such an event demoralized the Yugoslavs, as the Dutch took the initiative. In the late seconds of the game, as everybody was preparing for extra time, Edgar Davids ' shot towards the Yugoslav net from a distance of 20 meters and beat goalkeeper Ivica Kralj , to the pure disbelief of the Yugoslav players and fans. This marked the end of Yugoslavia's run in the 1998 World Cup, since there was not much time left to do anything.

Unlucky events forced Yugoslavia out of the tournament, but the team definitely demonstrated its great ability and proved it had a spot among the world's best teams. This was also reflected in the FIFA World Rankings following the 1998 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup, in which Yugoslavia was constantly ranked in the Top 10 for a long period of time.

Euro 2000

See also: UEFA
UEFA
Euro 2000 Group C and UEFA
UEFA
Euro 2000 knockout stage

The draw for the Euro 2000 qualifiers saw many eyebrows raised as first-seeded Yugoslavia was drawn in a group with Croatia , thus marking the first games between the two teams after the breakup of Yugoslavia . The other teams in the group were the Republic of Ireland , Macedonia , and Malta . When the qualifiers began, the coach was Milan Živadinović , but in July 1999 he resigned and was replaced by Vujadin Boškov .

The team started with a 1–0 win over Ireland in Belgrade, before beating Malta 3–0 in Ta\' Qali . The home fixture against the Maltese followed, but was moved to Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
, Greece
Greece
due to the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia . The team nonetheless won 4–1. The first, highly anticipated match against Croatia took place in Belgrade shortly after the bombing ended, and was interrupted due to a power outage at the beginning of the second half, resuming after 43 minutes and eventually finishing 0–0. A 2–1 defeat against Ireland in Dublin
Dublin
was followed by victories home and away against Macedonia (3–1 and 4–2 respectively), meaning that Yugoslavia needed to win its final qualifier against Croatia in Zagreb, or to draw with Ireland failing to beat Macedonia in Skopje
Skopje
, in order to qualify automatically for Euro 2000. In the event, Ireland conceded an injury-time equaliser, meaning that Yugoslavia's 2–2 draw with the Croatians was good enough.

The draw for the finals placed Yugoslavia in Group C along with Spain, Norway and another former Yugoslav republic, Slovenia . The Slovenians took a surprise 3–0 lead in the first game at the Stade du Pays de Charleroi , but three goals in six second-half minutes enabled Yugoslavia to secure a 3–3 draw. The team then beat Norway 1–0 in Liège , thanks to an early Savo Milošević
Savo Milošević
backheel strike. The final group game, against Spain
Spain
in Bruges
Bruges
, saw the Yugoslavs take the lead three times, before a Gaizka Mendieta penalty and an Alfonso strike in injury-time secured a dramatic 4–3 win for the Spaniards and top spot in the group. Yugoslavia nonetheless finished second, level on points with Norway but ranked ahead due to its victory in Liège. In each of the three games, the team had one player sent off ( Siniša Mihajlović , Mateja Kežman , and Slaviša Jokanović , respectively).

In the quarter-finals, Yugoslavia was once again paired with the Netherlands. Unlike the last time, the co-hosts made easy work of Yugoslavia, winning 6–1 in Rotterdam
Rotterdam
with Patrick Kluivert scoring a hat-trick.

One of the few bright spots of Yugoslav team in the whole tournament was Savo Milošević
Savo Milošević
, who was crowned the joint top scorer of the tournament, alongside Patrick Kluivert. Both players scored five goals, although Milošević played one game fewer.

2002 World Cup Campaign

The 2002 qualifiers marked the first time that Yugoslavia failed to reach a major tournament ever since its return to the big stage after the UN sanctions. The problems started with the major political turmoil in the country as well in the Yugoslav FA, which prompted the new coach Ilija Petković to resign only after one game (2–0 away victory against Luxembourg ).

Milovan Đorić took over the team, but under his leadership, the team managed only two draws (1–1 at home vs. Switzerland
Switzerland
and also 1–1 away in Slovenia, in both games the opponents managed to equalise in late stages of the game) and a 0–1 home loss to Russia (which marked the team's first home defeat in official matches). After Ðorić's resignation, a three-man commission, consisting of Dejan Savićević , Vujadin Boškov , and Ivan Ćurković , took over the coaching duties, until Savićević ultimately took over on his own. The team managed to bounce back with a draw in Russia
Russia
and a win in Switzerland, but failed to defeat Slovenia in the penultimate game, thus ended the qualifiers in third position.

2006 World Cup

See also: 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Group C Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro
Montenegro
and Cote d\'Ivoire playing in the Allianz Arena at the 2006 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup

After Savićević's disastrous spell as coach of Yugoslavia, the country went under a political transformation , and Ilija Petković became the newly named Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro's new coach. Initially, the team under his lead experienced dragging failure in the Euro 2004 qualifiers while competing for the first time as Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro. Despite drawing both games against group favorites and eventual group winners Italy
Italy
and winning both games against runners-up Wales
Wales
, Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro
Montenegro
failed to qualify, mostly due to an embarrassing 2–2 home draw and 2–1 away loss to Azerbaijan .

Qualifying for the 2006 World Cup , however, was different. Serbia and Montenegro
Montenegro
began the campaign by finishing first with an undefeated record in their qualification group ahead of favourites Spain. The Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro
Montenegro
team also allowed only one goal in the ten matches, the best defensive record of all 51 teams participating in qualification.

For the 2006 qualifiers, Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro
Montenegro
was drawn in a group with Spain, Belgium
Belgium
, Bosnia and Herzegovina , Lithuania and San Marino . Led once again by Ilija Petković as coach, Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro
Montenegro
played some impressive defensive football—the "Famous Four" defense, consisting of Nemanja Vidić
Nemanja Vidić
, Mladen Krstajić , Goran Gavrančić , and Ivica Dragutinović , with Dragoslav Jevrić as goalkeeper, conceded only one goal in ten games, finishing first with a 6–4–0 record, ahead of Spain.

On 3 June 2006, following a referendum , Montenegro
Montenegro
declared its independence from Serbia. As the World Cup was about to start, it was decided that the Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro
Montenegro
team that had qualified for the tournament would compete, with the split into separate teams representing the new countries of Montenegro
Montenegro
and Serbia
Serbia
to take place once the team was no longer in the tournament.

In the group stage , Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro
Montenegro
lost their opening game to joint group favourite, the Netherlands. The final score was 1–0 after Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben
scored the only goal of the game. They also lost their second game to Argentina
Argentina
6–0, Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro
Montenegro
's worst ever international result. With the team's two losses and with Netherlands
Netherlands
and Argentina
Argentina
winning both their games, Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro
Montenegro
could no longer qualify for the knockout matches, and was playing for pride alone in their final group game against Ivory Coast . Despite having a 2–0 lead for much of the first half, the Elephants managed to come back and win 3–2, leaving Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro
Montenegro
with a disappointing 0–0–3 World Cup run.

SERBIA

After Montenegro
Montenegro
declared independence , Serbia
Serbia
marked independence with a 3–1 win over the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
. The Euro 2008 qualification process began not long after in 2007 and ended in disappointment for Serbia. A strong start in qualification was overshadowed by the final hurdle of matches where inconsistency took over, the side dropping points against the likes of Finland , Belgium, Armenia and Kazakhstan . They eventually finished third, three points behind runners-up Portugal
Portugal
and Group A winners Poland
Poland
. Serbia's first ever foreign coach Javier Clemente was sacked after the failure.

Serbia
Serbia
replaced Clemente with Miroslav Đukić , who then left the position on 19 August of the following year without having played any official games, due to various disagreements with the Football Association of Serbia.

2010 World Cup

See also: 2010 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Group D Atmosphere at the start of match vs. France, 9 September 2009

Stojković Ivanović Vidić Subotić Kolarov Krasić Kuzmanović Stanković Ninković Jovanović Žigić

Serbia's starting XI in their famous 1–0 win over Germany
Germany
at the 2010 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup

Subsequent to Ðukić's rapid departure, Radomir Antić was appointed coach and success followed. Serbia's World Cup qualification campaign began in 2008. Their qualification group featured former World Cup winners and 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
runners-up France
France
, traditionally powerful Romania , as well as Austria
Austria
, Lithuania and the Faroe Islands . Serbia
Serbia
played consistently during the qualifiers and this led to the team automatically qualifying for the 2010 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup in South Africa. They confirmed qualification with a commanding 5–0 win at home against Romania .

Like in 2006, Serbia
Serbia
went into the 2010 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
as the dark horses of the tournament. Key points justifying their potential surprise-team status included a star-studded defense that was composed by Nemanja Vidić
Nemanja Vidić
, Neven Subotić , Aleksandar Kolarov and Branislav Ivanović . The captain of Serbia's 2010 World Cup campaign was stalwart Dejan Stanković , who became the only player to feature in a World Cup having played under three different national names (although he never changed nationality; this was a result of geopolitical events involving the identity of Yugoslavia ). In their first tournament as an independent nation, they were to face Ghana , Germany
Germany
and Australia .

Their opening group game was against Ghana and chances came to both sides but a red card to Aleksandar Luković and a handball by substitute Zdravko Kuzmanović in the second half gave Ghana a penalty to take all three points at the death. Asamoah Gyan
Asamoah Gyan
converted eight minutes from full-time and Serbia
Serbia
were defeated 1–0.

In Serbia's second group match, they sensationally defeated Germany by a score of 1–0 with an acrobatic goal by Milan Jovanović late in the first half. FIFA
FIFA
's official YouTube channel called the win "the most famous day in Serbian football."

Serbia
Serbia
only needed a single point to reach the knockout stages but were defeated by Australia 2–1 in an entertaining match where Serbia's dominance in the first half and in periods of the second half would have made it look like a Serbia
Serbia
victory. Australia scored 2 goals in the second half through Tim Cahill
Tim Cahill
and Brett Holman . A late Marko Pantelić goal served only as a consolation. They finished last in the group.

Radomir Antić was sacked two games into the Euro 2012 qualification process , a 1–1 draw at home to Slovenia spelling the end to his two-year stint. The sacking meant the bringing in of Vladimir Petrović to the job.

Euro 2012 Campaign

Nemanja Vidić
Nemanja Vidić
, famous Serbian defender, two times FIFA
FIFA
World XI Main article: UEFA
UEFA
Euro 2012 qualifying Group C

Serbia
Serbia
once again failed to qualify for the European Championships, making it 12 years since the country last took part in the tournament. Serbia
Serbia
was drawn in Qualification Group C featuring Italy
Italy
, Slovenia , Estonia , Northern Ireland and the Faroe Islands . The qualifying stage began with Radomir Antić as coach and finished with Vladimir Petrović. Serbia
Serbia
and Antić started the first two games positively with a 3–0 win away to Faroe Islands and a 1–1 draw at home to Slovenia but this result brought the end of Antić's reign as the country's coach. New coach Petrović faced setbacks immediately with an embarrassing 3–1 loss at home to Estonia and an abandoned match resulting in a 3–0 loss to Italy
Italy
due to crowd trouble from the Serbian away supporters in Genoa
Genoa
.

Serbia
Serbia
returned to form with a 2–1 win at home over Northern Ireland but could only manage a 1–1 draw away to Estonia.

Afterwards, Serbia
Serbia
won back to back games with a 1–0 win away to Northern Ireland and a crucial 3–1 win at home against Faroe Islands. These results put Serbia
Serbia
in pole position to confirm a play-off spot behind Italy.

Serbia
Serbia
needed a win at home against Italy
Italy
to confirm a play-off spot but their efforts only resulted in a 1–1 draw. The team, however, still had one more chance to confirm a play-off place when they faced Slovenia away. This game was a must win even though Serbia
Serbia
had a superior goal difference over Estonia, a draw was not good enough for progression. Serbia
Serbia
played positively and created a number of chances during the game but a long-range goal put Slovenia up 1–0 at half time. The Serbians then failed to convert numerous chances that they had in the second half, notably Nemanja Vidić
Nemanja Vidić
's penalty miss midway through the second half. Serbia
Serbia
left empty handed after a 1–0 loss and exited the tournament for the third time in a row during the qualifying group stages, missing out by one point behind Estonia.

Vladimir Petrović was sacked after the team's failure to qualify.

2014 World Cup Campaign

Main article: 2014 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
qualification – UEFA
UEFA
Group A

Dejan Stanković and Nemanja Vidić
Nemanja Vidić
announced that they were retiring from international football. This meant that Serbia
Serbia
had lost two key players and that a new era had started. Branislav Ivanović
Branislav Ivanović
became the new captain. Siniša Mihajlović , a former member of the national team, was appointed as the coach on 24 April 2012. Serbia
Serbia
was drawn in Group A in qualification for 2014 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
, together with Croatia , Belgium
Belgium
, Scotland , Macedonia , and Wales
Wales
. The team began the qualification campaign with a goalless draw with Scotland and a 6:1 win over Wales. In the next two games, Serbia
Serbia
suffered two defeats, from Macedonia and Belgium.

In 2013, on 22 March, Serbia
Serbia
played in Zagreb
Zagreb
against Croatia. The game was highly anticipated in both countries due to their rivalry both on and off the pitch. Croatia won 2–0 and sent Serbia
Serbia
down on the table. Serbia
Serbia
then defeated Scotland 2–0 at home in a crucial qualifier, though their World Cup hopes were taken away after a 2–1 defeat to Belgium. Serbia
Serbia
drew with Croatia 1–1 in the corresponding fixture at home in a spiteful affair, where 18-year-old Aleksandar Mitrović scored an equalizer in the second-half after Mario Mandžukić opened the scoring. They then defeated Wales
Wales
0–3 in Cardiff. Dejan Stanković 's farewell game was completed in a friendly against Japan
Japan
, which Serbia
Serbia
won 2–0. He finished his career with 103 appearances for the national team, a record previously held by Savo Milošević
Savo Milošević
, with 102 appearances. Serbia
Serbia
finished qualifying with a 5–1 home win against Macedonia , putting them in third in the group, three points from a playoff spot behind Croatia and group winners Belgium.

Euro 2016 Campaign

Serbian team in March 2015 Main article: UEFA
UEFA
Euro 2016 qualifying Group I

Serbia
Serbia
once again failed to qualify for the European Championships, making it 16 years since the country last took part in the tournament. Dick Advocaat
Dick Advocaat
was appointed as the coach in 2014. Serbia
Serbia
was drawn in Group I in qualification for UEFA
UEFA
Euro 2016 , together with Portugal
Portugal
, Denmark
Denmark
, Albania and Armenia . Advocaat started with a draw in a friendly 1–1 game against France
France
. The team began qualification with a 1–1 draw against Armenia. In the next abandoned game against Albania in Belgrade, Serbia
Serbia
was originally awarded with a 3–0 victory, but was later deducted three points. On 14 November 2014, Serbia
Serbia
played against Denmark
Denmark
in Belgrade
Belgrade
and lost, 1–3. After this game, Advocaat left, whereupon Radovan Ćurčić was announced as a new coach on 18 November.

In 2015, Serbia's first match was a qualifying match against Portugal in Lisbon
Lisbon
, during which Serbia
Serbia
lost 2–1, cutting their chances for qualification to Euro 2016. On 13 June 2015, Serbia
Serbia
played a qualifying match against Denmark
Denmark
in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
, losing 2–0. On 10 July, the Court of Arbitration for Sport
Court of Arbitration for Sport
(CAS) announced that it had awarded a 0–3 victory to Albania in the abandoned match held on 14 October 2014, upholding Serbia's three-point penalization. As a result, Serbia
Serbia
became mathematically eliminated from Euro 2016 qualification. In the table of Group I , Serbia
Serbia
finished second to last place with four points in a five team group.

RIVALRIES

CROATIA

Serbia
Serbia
has a fierce rivalry with Croatia . This rivalry stems from political roots, and is listed as one of the ten greatest international rivalries by goal.com and as the most politically-charged football rivalry by the Bleacher Report . Both have a historic and politically turbulent history which started this rivalry amongst the two. Both were also part of Yugoslavia, which dissolved after war broke out between the republics namely Serbia
Serbia
and Croatia. The two nations have played 4 times, with Croatia winning one and drawing the other 3 games.

KIT

KIT PROVIDERS

In July 2014, a partnership was announced between the Football Association of Serbia
Serbia
and English manufacturer Umbro which is Serbia's current official supplier with their home and away kits, debuting 7 September 2014 in the friendly match against France
France
. On 7 September 2014, Serbia
Serbia
unveiled their latest kits also worn at the UEFA
UEFA
Euro 2016 qualifiers campaign .

MANUFACTURER PERIOD

Adidas
Adidas
1974–2001

Lotto 2001–2006

Nike 2006–2014

Umbro 2014–present

KIT HISTORY

Yugoslavia

1930 WC 1950–1962 1974 WC 1982 WC 1984 EURO 1990 WC

Serbia
Serbia
And Montenegro

1998 WC 2000 EURO 2006 WC

Serbia

2006–2008 2008–2010 2010–2012 2012–2014 2014–2016 2016–

RECORD IN MAJOR TOURNAMENTS

The Football Association of Serbia
Football Association of Serbia
is deemed the direct successor to both SFR Yugoslavia and Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro
Montenegro
by FIFA
FIFA
, and therefore the inheritor to all the records of the defunct nations.

FIFA
FIFA
WORLD CUP

Main article: Serbia
Serbia
at the FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup

FIFA
FIFA
WORLD CUP RECORD

YEAR ROUND POSITION PLD W D L GF GA

as KINGDOM OF YUGOSLAVIA (1930–1938)

1930 THIRD PLACE 3RD 3 2 0 1 7 7

1934 Did Not Qualify

1938

as SFR YUGOSLAVIA (1950–1990)

1950 Group Stage 5th 3 2 0 1 7 3

1954 Quarter-Final 7th 3 1 1 1 2 3

1958 Quarter-Final 5th 4 1 2 1 7 7

1962 FOURTH PLACE 4TH 6 3 0 3 10 7

1966 Did Not Qualify

1970

1974 Round 2 7th 6 1 2 3 12 7

1978 Did Not Qualify

1982 Group Stage 16th 3 1 1 1 2 2

1986 Did Not Qualify

1990 Quarter-Final 5th 5 3 1 1 8 6

as SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO (1998–2006; 1998 as FR Yugoslavia )

1994 Suspended

1998 Round of 16 10th 4 2 1 1 5 4

2002 Did Not Qualify

2006 Group Stage 32nd 3 0 0 3 2 10

as SERBIA

2010 Group Stage 23rd 3 1 0 2 2 3

2014 Did Not Qualify

2018 To be determined

2022

TOTAL 11/20 0 TITLES 43 17 8 18 64 59

* Draw for 1994 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
qualifiers was made on 8 December 1991, however due to break-up of SFR Yugoslavia and consequent military conflict, which broke in early 1991, FSJ ceased to exist as football organization of the SFR Yugoslavia. Organization that remained based in Belgrade, Serbia, was excluded from taking part as FSJ or its successor due to UN sanctions.

UEFA
UEFA
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Main article: Serbia
Serbia
at the UEFA
UEFA
European Championship

UEFA
UEFA
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD

YEAR ROUND POSITION GP W D* L GS GA

as SFR YUGOSLAVIA (1960–1992)

1960 RUNNERS-UP 2ND 2 1 0 1 6 6

1964 Did not qualify

1968 RUNNERS-UP 2ND 3 1 1 1 2 3

1972 Did not qualify

1976 FOURTH PLACE 4TH 2 0 0 2 4 7

1980 Did not qualify

1984 Group Stage 8th 3 0 0 3 2 10

1988 Did not qualify

1992 Qualified/Suspended

as SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO (2000 as FR Yugoslavia )

1996 Suspended

2000 Quarter-final 8th 4 1 1 2 8 13

2004 Did not qualify

as SERBIA

2008 Did not qualify

2012

2016

2020 To be determined

TOTAL RUNNERS-UP 5/15 14 3 2 9 24 39

RECENT RESULTS AND FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

Main article: Serbia
Serbia
national football team results

2016

Serbia
Serbia
v Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland

5 September 2016 2018 World Cup qualification SERBIA 2–2 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND BELGRADE, SERBIA

20:45 (20:45 UTC+2 ) Kostić 62' Tadić 69' (pen. ) Report Hendrick 3' Murphy 81' Stadium: Rajko Mitić Stadium Attendance: 7,896 Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary )

Qatar
Qatar
v Serbia
Serbia

29 September 2016 International
International
Friendly QATAR 3–0 SERBIA DOHA, QATAR

18:15 UTC+2 Soria 24', 30', 43'

Stadium: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium

Moldova v Serbia
Serbia

6 October 2016 2018 World Cup qualification MOLDOVA 0–3 SERBIA CHIșINăU, MOLDOVA

20:45 (21:45 UTC+3 ) Report Kostić 19' Ivanović 37' Tadić 59' Stadium: Zimbru Stadium
Zimbru Stadium
Attendance: 8,500 Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov ( Belarus
Belarus
)

Serbia
Serbia
v Austria
Austria

9 October 2016 2018 World Cup qualification SERBIA 3–2 AUSTRIA BELGRADE, SERBIA

20:45 (20:45 UTC+2 ) A. Mitrović 6', 23' Tadić 74' Report Sabitzer 16' Janko 62' Stadium: Rajko Mitić Stadium Attendance: 29,000 Referee: Jonas Eriksson ( Sweden
Sweden
)

Wales
Wales
v Serbia
Serbia

12 November 2016 2018 World Cup qualification WALES 1–1 SERBIA CARDIFF , WALES

20:45 (19:45 UTC±0 ) Bale 30' Report A. Mitrović 86' Stadium: Cardiff
Cardiff
City Stadium Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco ( Spain
Spain
)

Ukraine
Ukraine
v Serbia
Serbia

15 November 2016 International
International
Friendly UKRAINE 2–0 SERBIA KHARKIV , UKRAINE

21:00 UTC+1 Shakhov 38' Yarmolenko 87' (pen. )

Stadium: Metalist Stadium

2017

United States
United States
v Serbia
Serbia

29 January 2017 International
International
Friendly UNITED STATES 0–0 SERBIA SAN DIEGO , UNITED STATES

22:30 UTC+1

Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium

Georgia v SERBIA

24 March 2017 2018 World Cup qualification GEORGIA 1–3 Serbia TBILISI , GEORGIA

18:00 (21:00 UTC+4 ) Kacharava 6' Report (FIFA) Report (UEFA) Tadić 45' (pen. ) A. Mitrović 64' Gaćinović 86' Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena , Tbilisi Referee: Felix Zwayer ( Germany
Germany
)

Serbia
Serbia
v Wales
Wales

11 June 2017 2018 World Cup qualification SERBIA 1–1 WALES BELGRADE , SERBIA

20:45 (20:45 UTC+2 ) A. Mitrović 74' Report (UEFA) Ramsey 35' (pen. ) Stadium: Red Star Stadium
Red Star Stadium
Attendance: 45,000 Referee: Jorge Sousa ( Portugal
Portugal
)

Serbia
Serbia
v Moldova

2 September 2017 2018 World Cup qualification SERBIA V MOLDOVA BELGRADE , SERBIA

18:00 (18:00 UTC+2 )

Stadium: Partizan Stadium

Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
v Serbia
Serbia

5 September 2017 2018 World Cup qualification REPUBLIC OF IRELAND V SERBIA REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

20:45 (19:45 UTC+1 )

Austria
Austria
v Serbia
Serbia

6 October 2017 2018 World Cup qualification AUSTRIA V SERBIA AUSTRIA

20:45 (20:45 UTC+2 )

Serbia
Serbia
v Georgia

9 October 2017 2018 World Cup qualification SERBIA V GEORGIA SERBIA

20:45 (20:45 UTC+2 )

HEAD TO HEAD RECORDS (2006 ONWARD)

OPPONENT PLD W D L GF GA GD

Albania 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1

Algeria 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3

Armenia 5 3 2 0 8 1 +7

Australia 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1

Austria
Austria
3 3 0 0 7 3 +4

Azerbaijan 3 3 0 0 11 2 +9

Belgium
Belgium
4 1 0 3 4 8 -4

Brazil
Brazil
1 0 0 1 0 1 -1

Bulgaria 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6

Cameroon 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1

Chile
Chile
1 1 0 0 3 1 +2

Colombia 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1

Croatia 2 0 1 1 1 3 -2

Cyprus 4 3 1 0 7 2 +5

Czech Republic
Czech Republic
2 1 0 1 4 5 -1

Denmark
Denmark
2 0 0 2 1 5 -4

Estonia 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1

Faroe Islands 4 4 0 0 10 1 +9

Finland 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2

France
France
5 0 2 3 4 8 -4

Georgia 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2

Germany
Germany
2 1 0 1 2 2 0

Ghana 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1

Greece
Greece
2 1 0 1 2 1 +1

Honduras 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2

Israel
Israel
2 2 0 0 5 1 +4

Italy
Italy
2 0 1 1 1 4 -3

Jamaica 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1

Japan
Japan
2 2 0 0 5 0 +5

Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
2 1 0 1 2 2 0

Lithuania 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2

Macedonia 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3

Mexico
Mexico
1 0 0 1 0 2 -2

Moldova 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3

New Zealand 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1

Northern Ireland 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3

Norway 1 0 1 0 1 1 0

Panama 1 0 1 0 1 1 0

Poland
Poland
5 0 3 2 3 5 -2

Qatar
Qatar
1 0 0 1 0 3 -3

Portugal
Portugal
4 0 2 2 4 6 -2

Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
4 1 3 0 5 4 +1

Romania 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6

Russia
Russia
4 0 2 2 3 5 -2

Scotland 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2

Slovenia 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1

South Africa
South Africa
1 1 0 0 3 1 +2

South Korea
South Korea
2 1 0 1 2 2 0

Spain
Spain
1 0 0 1 0 2 -2

Sweden
Sweden
2 1 0 1 3 2 +1

Ukraine
Ukraine
3 0 0 3 0 5 -5

United States
United States
1 0 1 0 0 0 0

Wales
Wales
4 2 2 0 11 3 +8

TOTAL (53) 117 50 28 39 168 122 +46

* ^ The Serbia
Serbia
v Albania match was abandoned with the score at 0–0 shortly before halftime after "various incidents", which resulted in the Albania players refusing to return to the field. UEFA ruled that Albania had forfeited the match and awarded a 3–0 win to Serbia, but also deducted three points from Serbia
Serbia
for their involvement in the events. Serbia
Serbia
must also play their next two home qualifying games behind closed doors, and both the Serbian and Albanian FAs were fined €100,000. Both the Serbian and Albanian football associations were looking to have the decision revisited, but the decision was upheld by UEFA. Both associations then filed further appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport
Court of Arbitration for Sport
, and on 10 July 2015 the Court of Arbitration for Sport
Court of Arbitration for Sport
rejected the appeal filed by the Serbian FA, and upheld in part the appeal filed by the Albanian FA, meaning the match is deemed to have been forfeited by Serbia
Serbia
with 0–3 and they are still deducted three points. Serbian FA announced appeal at the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland
Switzerland
. * ^ The Italy
Italy
v Serbia
Serbia
match was abandoned after six minutes due to rioting by Serbian fans. The UEFA
UEFA
Control and Disciplinary Body awarded the match as a 3–0 forfeit win to Italy.

HEAD COACHES

As of 11 June 2017

MANAGER PERIOD RECORD MAJOR COMPETITIONS

MATCHES WON DRAWN LOST WIN % DRAW % LOSS %

Slavoljub Muslin 2016– 12 5 5 2 41.67 41.67 16.67 & —

Radovan Ćurčić 2014–2016 11 5 0 6 45.45 0.00 55.55 Euro 2016 – Failed to qualify

Dick Advocaat
Dick Advocaat
2014 4 0 2 2 0.00 50.00 50.00 & —

Ljubinko Drulović 2014 4 2 1 1 50.00 25.00 25.00 & —

Siniša Mihajlović 2012–2013 19 7 4 8 36.84 21.05 42.10 2014 World Cup – Failed to qualify

Radovan Ćurčić 2011–2012 5 2 1 2 40.00 20.00 40.00 & —

Vladimir Petrović 2010–2011 13 5 3 5 38.46 23.08 38.46 Euro 2012 – Failed to qualify

Radomir Antić 2008–2010 28 17 3 8 60.71 10.71 28.57 2010 World Cup – Group stage

Miroslav Đukić 2007–2008 5 0 2 3 0.00 40.00 60.00 & —

Javier Clemente 2006–2007 16 7 7 2 43.75 43.75 12.50 Euro 2008 – Failed to qualify

Ilija Petković 2003–2006 30 11 10 9 36.66 33.33 30.00 2006 World Cup – Group stage

Dejan Savićević 2001–2003 17 4 3 10 23.53 17.65 58.82 Euro 2004 – Failed to qualify

Boškov -Ćurković -Savićević 2001 8 4 2 2 50.00 25.00 25.00 2002 World Cup – Failed to qualify

Milovan Đorić 2001 3 0 2 1 0.00 66.66 33.33 & —

Ilija Petković 2000–2001 4 2 1 1 50.00 25.00 25.00 & —

Vujadin Boškov 1999–2000 15 6 5 4 40.00 33.33 26.66 Euro 2000 – Quarter-final

Milan Živadinović 1998–1999 6 3 2 1 50.00 33.33 16.66 COLOR:TRANSPARENT;">0#0 POS. PLAYER DATE OF BIRTH (AGE) CAPS GOALS CLUB

1GK VLADIMIR STOJKOVIć (1983-07-28) 28 July 1983 (age 34) 73 0 Partizan

1GK PREDRAG RAJKOVIć (1995-10-31) 31 October 1995 (age 21) 5 0 Maccabi Tel Aviv

1GK ALEKSANDAR JOVANOVIć (1992-12-06) 6 December 1992 (age 24) 1 0 AGF

1GK MARKO DMITROVIć (1992-01-24) 24 January 1992 (age 25) 0 0 Eibar

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2DF BRANISLAV IVANOVIć (1984-02-22) 22 February 1984 (age 33) 94 12 Zenit Saint Petersburg

2DF ALEKSANDAR KOLAROV (1985-11-10) 10 November 1985 (age 31) 68 8 Roma

2DF ANTONIO RUKAVINA (1984-01-26) 26 January 1984 (age 33) 39 0 Villarreal

2DF IVAN OBRADOVIć (1988-07-25) 25 July 1988 (age 29) 24 1 Anderlecht

2DF MATIJA NASTASIć (1993-03-28) 28 March 1993 (age 24) 24 0 Schalke 04

2DF NIKOLA MAKSIMOVIć (1991-11-25) 25 November 1991 (age 25) 16 0 Napoli

2DF STEFAN MITROVIć (1990-05-22) 22 May 1990 (age 27) 11 0 Gent

2DF JAGOš VUKOVIć (1988-06-10) 10 June 1988 (age 29) 6 0 Olympiacos

2DF UROš SPAJIć (1993-02-13) 13 February 1993 (age 24) 5 0 Anderlecht

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3MF DUšAN TADIć (1988-11-20) 20 November 1988 (age 28) 44 12 Southampton

3MF NEMANJA MATIć (1988-08-01) 1 August 1988 (age 29) 32 1 Manchester United

3MF LJUBOMIR FEJSA (1988-08-14) 14 August 1988 (age 29) 23 0 Benfica

3MF LUKA MILIVOJEVIć (1991-04-07) 7 April 1991 (age 26) 21 0 Crystal Palace

3MF ADEM LJAJIć (1991-09-29) 29 September 1991 (age 25) 20 3 Torino

3MF NEMANJA GUDELJ (1991-11-16) 16 November 1991 (age 25) 18 1 Tianjin Teda

3MF FILIP KOSTIć (1992-11-01) 1 November 1992 (age 24) 15 2 Hamburger SV
Hamburger SV

3MF NEMANJA MAKSIMOVIć (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 22) 3 0 Valencia

3MF MIJAT GAćINOVIć (1995-02-08) 8 February 1995 (age 22) 1 1 Eintracht Frankfurt

3MF NEMANJA RADOJA (1993-02-06) 6 February 1993 (age 24) 1 0 Celta

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4FW ALEKSANDAR MITROVIć (1994-09-16) 16 September 1994 (age 22) 28 9 Newcastle United

4FW ANDRIJA PAVLOVIć (1993-11-16) 16 November 1993 (age 23) 5 0 Copenhagen
Copenhagen

4FW ALEKSANDAR PRIJOVIć (1990-04-21) 21 April 1990 (age 27) 1 0 PAOK

RECENT CALL-UPS

The following players have been called up for the team in the last twelve months.

POS. PLAYER DATE OF BIRTH (AGE) CAPS GOALS CLUB LATEST CALL-UP

GK FILIP MANOJLOVIć (1996-04-25) 25 April 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Getafe v. United States
United States
, 29 January 2017

GK FILIP KLJAJIć (1990-08-16) 16 August 1990 (age 27) 1 0 Partizan v. Qatar
Qatar
, 29 September 2016

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DF MILOš KOSANOVIć (1990-05-28) 28 May 1990 (age 27) 1 0 Standard Liège
Standard Liège
v. Wales
Wales
, 11 June 2017

DF NIKOLA MARAš (1995-12-19) 19 December 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Rad v. United States
United States
, 29 January 2017

DF NEMANJA MILETIć (1991-07-26) 26 July 1991 (age 26) 2 0 Partizan v. United States
United States
, 29 January 2017

DF NEMANJA ĆALASAN (1996-03-17) 17 March 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Spartak Subotica v. United States
United States
, 29 January 2017

DF MARKO KLISURA (1992-10-15) 15 October 1992 (age 24) 1 0 OFK Bačka v. United States
United States
, 29 January 2017

DF MILOš SIMONOVIć (1990-05-28) 28 May 1990 (age 27) 1 0 Napredak Kruševac v. United States
United States
, 29 January 2017

DF DUšKO TOšIć (1985-01-19) 19 January 1985 (age 32) 19 1 Beşiktaş v. Ukraine
Ukraine
, 15 November 2016

DF FILIP MLADENOVIć (1991-08-15) 15 August 1991 (age 26) 6 0 Standard v. Ukraine
Ukraine
, 15 November 2016

DF NEMANJA PEJčINOVIć (1987-11-04) 4 November 1987 (age 29) 3 0 Lokomotiv Moscow v. Ukraine
Ukraine
, 15 November 2016

DF VLADIMIR KOVAčEVIć (1992-11-11) 11 November 1992 (age 24) 1 0 Kortrijk v. Qatar
Qatar
, 29 September 2016

DF NIKOLA MILENKOVIć (1997-10-12) 12 October 1997 (age 19) 1 0 Fiorentina v. Qatar
Qatar
, 29 September 2016

DF MARKO PETKOVIć (1992-09-03) 3 September 1992 (age 24) 1 0 Spartak Moscow v. Qatar
Qatar
, 29 September 2016

DF NIKOLA STANKOVIć (1993-12-18) 18 December 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Radnički Niš v. Qatar
Qatar
, 29 September 2016

DF SLOBODAN UROšEVIć (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Napredak Kruševac v. Qatar
Qatar
, 29 September 2016

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MF ZORAN TOšIć (1987-04-28) 28 April 1987 (age 30) 76 11 Partizan v. Wales
Wales
, 11 June 2017

MF ALEKSANDAR KATAI (1991-02-06) 6 February 1991 (age 26) 6 0 Alavés v. Wales
Wales
, 11 June 2017

MF UROš MATIć (1990-05-23) 23 May 1990 (age 27) 0 0 Copenhagen
Copenhagen
v. Wales
Wales
, 11 June 2017

MF NIKOLA ĆIRKOVIć (1991-12-04) 4 December 1991 (age 25) 2 0 Voždovac v. United States
United States
, 29 January 2017

MF MARKO GOBELJIć (1992-09-13) 13 September 1992 (age 24) 2 0 Red Star Belgrade
Belgrade
v. United States
United States
, 29 January 2017

MF SRđAN PLAVšIć (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Sparta Prague
Prague
v. United States
United States
, 29 January 2017

MF ENVER ALIVODIć (1984-12-27) 27 December 1984 (age 32) 1 0 Napredak Kruševac v. United States
United States
, 29 January 2017

MF JOVAN ĐOKIć (1992-08-13) 13 August 1992 (age 25) 1 0 Atyrau v. United States
United States
, 29 January 2017

MF MARKO JEVTOVIć (1993-07-24) 24 July 1993 (age 24) 1 0 Partizan v. United States
United States
, 29 January 2017

MF ALEKSANDAR PALOčEVIć (1993-08-22) 22 August 1993 (age 24) 1 0 Arouca v. United States
United States
, 29 January 2017

MF STEFAN PANIć (1992-09-20) 20 September 1992 (age 24) 1 0 Baník Ostrava v. United States
United States
, 29 January 2017

MF LAZAR MARKOVIć (1994-03-02) 2 March 1994 (age 23) 22 3 Liverpool v. Ukraine
Ukraine
, 15 November 2016

MF ALEKSANDAR IGNJOVSKI (1991-01-27) 27 January 1991 (age 26) 12 0 SC Freiburg
SC Freiburg
v. Ukraine
Ukraine
, 15 November 2016

MF BOGDAN MLADENOVIć (1996-04-04) 4 April 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Rad v. Qatar
Qatar
, 29 September 2016

MF MARKO POLETANOVIć (1993-07-20) 20 July 1993 (age 24) 1 0 FC Tosno
FC Tosno
v. Qatar
Qatar
, 29 September 2016

MF MIHAILO RISTIć (1995-10-31) 31 October 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Krasnodar v. Qatar
Qatar
, 29 September 2016

MF MILOš STANOJEVIć (1993-11-20) 20 November 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Sarajevo v. Qatar
Qatar
, 29 September 2016

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FW SAšA JOVANOVIć (1991-12-15) 15 December 1991 (age 25) 2 0 Córdoba v. United States
United States
, 29 January 2017

FW LAZAR JOVANOVIć (1993-07-13) 13 July 1993 (age 24) 1 0 Borac Čačak v. United States
United States
, 29 January 2017

FW MARKO MRKIć (1996-08-20) 20 August 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Radnički Niš v. United States
United States
, 29 January 2017

FW ALEKSANDAR PEšIć (1992-02-21) 21 February 1992 (age 25) 1 0 Red Star Belgrade
Belgrade
v. Ukraine
Ukraine
, 15 November 2016

FW OGNJEN OžEGOVIć (1994-06-09) 9 June 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Čukarički v. Qatar
Qatar
, 29 September 2016

* INJ Withdrawn due to injury.

PREVIOUS SQUADS

FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
squads

* 1930 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
squad * 1950 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
squad * 1954 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
squad * 1958 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
squad * 1962 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
squad * 1974 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
squad * 1982 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
squad * 1990 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
squad * 1998 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
squad * 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
squad * 2010 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
squad

UEFA
UEFA
European Football Championship squads

* UEFA
UEFA
Euro 1960 squad * UEFA
UEFA
Euro 1968 squad * UEFA
UEFA
Euro 1976 squad * UEFA
UEFA
Euro 1984 squad * UEFA
UEFA
Euro 2000 squad

PLAYER STATISTICS

Dejan Stanković is the most capped player with 103 caps.

MOST APPEARANCES As of 11 June 2017

# NAME NATIONAL TEAM CAREER CAPS GOALS

1 Dejan Stanković 1998–2013 103 15

2 Savo Milošević
Savo Milošević
1994–2008 102 37

3 BRANISLAV IVANOVIć 2005– 94 12

4 Dragan Džajić 1964–1979 85 23

5 Dragan Stojković 1983–2001 84 15

6 ZORAN TOšIć 2007– 76 11

7 Predrag Mijatović 1989–2003 73 26

VLADIMIR STOJKOVIć 2006– 73 0

9 Zlatko Vujović 1979–1990 70 25

10 ALEKSANDAR KOLAROV 2008– 68 8

Stjepan Bobek is the top goalscorer with 38 goals.

MOST GOALS As of 11 October 2016

# NAME NATIONAL TEAM CAREER GOALS CAPS AVERAGE

1 Stjepan Bobek 1946–1956 38 63 0.60

2 Milan Galić 1959–1965 37 51 0.72

Savo Milošević
Savo Milošević
1994–2008 37 102 0.36

4 Blagoje Marjanović 1926–1938 36 57 0.63

5 Rajko Mitić
Rajko Mitić
1946–1957 32 59 0.54

6 Dušan Bajević 1970–1977 29 37 0.78

7 Todor Veselinović 1953–1961 28 37 0.76

8 Borivoje Kostić 1956–1964 26 33 0.79

Predrag Mijatović 1989–2003 26 73 0.38

10 Zlatko Vujović 1979–1990 25 70 0.36

CAPTAINS (AFTER 1994)

NAME PERIOD MAJOR TOURNAMENTS

Dragan Stojković 1994–2001 1998 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
, UEFA
UEFA
Euro 2000

Savo Milošević
Savo Milošević
2001–2006 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup

Dejan Stanković 2006–2011 2010 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup

Nikola Žigić 2011 None

Branislav Ivanović
Branislav Ivanović
2012– None

TEAM IMAGE

NICKNAME

Serbian team before a friendly match versus Ireland in Dublin
Dublin
in May 2008

Former

Ever since the first game played by Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro
Montenegro
(as FR Yugoslavia) on 23 December 1994, the team had the nickname of PLAVI (Плави), literally the Blues. This was notably due to the fact the team wore blue jerseys, which they inherited from the former Yugoslavian national team. However, as Montenegro
Montenegro
declared independence in 2006, the newly formed Serbian national team needed a new nickname, as red replaced blue as the team's primary colour.

Current

As of 16 August 2006, when Serbia
Serbia
played its first international match as a resurrected national team (against the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
), the team is called the Орлови (Eagles). The name is referring to the white double-headed eagle found on the coat of arms of Serbia
Serbia
, a national symbol of Serbia
Serbia
and Serbs .

HONOURS

* FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup

* Semi-final: 1930 * Fourth place: 1962

* UEFA
UEFA
European Championship

* Runners-up (2): 1960 , 1968

* Summer Olympics

* GOLD MEDAL (1): 1960 * Silver Medal (3): 1948 , 1952 , 1956 * Bronze Medal (1): 1984

* Mediterranean Games

* WINNERS (2): 1971 , 1979

SEE ALSO

* Association football
Association football
portal * Serbia
Serbia
portal

* Serbia
Serbia
national football team results * Serbia
Serbia
national under-23 football team * Serbia
Serbia
national under-21 football team * Serbia
Serbia
national under-20 football team * Serbia
Serbia
national under-19 football team * Serbia
Serbia
national under-17 football team * List of Serbia
Serbia
international footballers (including predecessor teams) * Yugoslavia national football team
Yugoslavia national football team

REFERENCES

* ^ History at FSS official website, Retrieved 4 October 2012 (in Serbian) * ^ Serbia
Serbia
at FIFA
FIFA
official website * ^ News: Serbia
Serbia
at UEFA
UEFA
official website, published 1 January 2011, Retrieved 4 October 2012 * ^ History at Football Association of Serbia
Football Association of Serbia
official website, retrieved 17-5-2913 (in Serbian) * ^ * ^ Vecsey, George (26 June 1998). "Sports of The Times; Scrapbooks Of History For the U.S". The New York Times. * ^ http://www.arhiva.serbia.gov.rs/news/1999-08/19/13984.html * ^ "Leading goalscorers". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 2 July 2000. Archived from the original on 11 July 2000. Retrieved 12 July 2012. * ^ ESPN Soccernet: Germany
Germany
0–1 Serbia
Serbia
18 June 2010 * ^ Bleacher Report: FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
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