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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 , 29 November 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 .

The Serbia national football team inherited Yugoslavia's spot within FIFA
FIFA
and UEFA
UEFA
and is considered by both organisations as the only successor of Yugoslavia.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 1930 World Cup * 1.2 Silver Medal at 1948 Summer Olympics * 1.3 Silver Medal at 1952 Summer Olympics * 1.4 Later decades * 1.5 Dissolution and UN embargo * 1.6 Breakup

* 2 National teams

* 2.1 Former republics

* 3 Youth teams

* 4 Kit history

* 4.1 Kingdom * 4.2 SFRY

* 5 Competitive record

* 5.1 FIFA World Cup record * 5.2 UEFA
UEFA
European Championship record

* 6 Most capped players * 7 Head to head records * 8 Head coaches * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 Bibliography * 12 External links

HISTORY

Yugoslavia at the 1924 Summer Olympics

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
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.

1930 WORLD CUP

A Yugoslavia line-up in the 1930 FIFA 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 , finishing in fourth place. In its first ever World Cup match in Montevideo
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 whom 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.

SILVER MEDAL AT 1948 SUMMER OLYMPICS

Yugoslavia began 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
Sweden
.

SILVER MEDAL AT 1952 SUMMER OLYMPICS

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 famous " Golden Team " representing Hungary . 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! 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.

LATER DECADES

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. It was one of the founding members of the UEFA
UEFA
and it organized the 1976 European Championship played in Belgrade
Belgrade
and 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).

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

DISSOLUTION AND UN EMBARGO

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 May 31, 1992, just 10 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 , 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.

BREAKUP

After the breakup of Yugoslavia , the FRY consisted of Montenegro and Serbia. The national team of Serbia and Montenegro
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:

* Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team
Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team
(member of UEFA
UEFA
and FIFA
FIFA
since 1990s) * Croatia national football team (member of UEFA
UEFA
and FIFA
FIFA
since 1990s) * Slovenia national football team (member of UEFA
UEFA
and FIFA
FIFA
since 1990s) * Republic of Macedonia national football team (member of UEFA
UEFA
and FIFA
FIFA
since 1990s)

* Serbia and Montenegro
Serbia and Montenegro
national football team , (considered successor of Yugoslavia) later

* Montenegro national football team (member of UEFA
UEFA
and FIFA
FIFA
since 2006) * Serbia national football team (considered successor of Serbia and Montenegro) * Kosovo national football team
Kosovo national football team
(considered successor of Serbia)

NATIONAL TEAMS

FORMER REPUBLICS

Both FIFA
FIFA
and UEFA
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
Serbia and Montenegro
national football teams. The teams of other republics were inducted as fully new members.

NATION INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT (S) FIFA
FIFA
ACTIVE

Croatia UEFA
UEFA
Euro 1996 1998 FIFA World Cup 2002 FIFA World Cup UEFA
UEFA
Euro 2004 2006 FIFA World Cup UEFA
UEFA
Euro 2008 UEFA
UEFA
Euro 2012 2014 FIFA World Cup UEFA
UEFA
Euro 2016 (since 1991)

Serbia 1998 FIFA World Cup (represented Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ) UEFA
UEFA
Euro 2000 (represented Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ) 2006 FIFA World Cup (represented State Union of Serbia and Montenegro ) 2010 FIFA World Cup (represented Republic of Serbia) (various)

Slovenia UEFA
UEFA
Euro 2000 2002 FIFA World Cup 2010 FIFA World Cup (since 1991)

Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014 FIFA World Cup (since 1996)

Macedonia

(since 1991)

Montenegro

(since 2007)

Kosovo

(since 2016)

ADDITIONAL STATS:

* Croatia has/will appear at their 9th major tournament since independence, most by any other former republic; * Croatia's 3rd-place finish at 1998 FIFA World Cup is the best result at a major tournament by any other former republic; * Croatia was the first former Yugoslav nation to qualify to a major tournament after independence; * Slovenia has only qualified for major tournaments via play-offs (3); * Croatia were seeded inside Pot 1 of FIFA World Cup qualifications on 3 successive occasions, in 2010, 2014 and 2018 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup qualifiers, after FR Yugoslavia who were seeded once in 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification ; * Only three former Yugoslav republics were ever seeded inside Pot 1 in the history of UEFA
UEFA
European Championship qualifying competition, after FR Yugoslavia ( UEFA
UEFA
Euro 2000 qualifying ), Croatia ( UEFA
UEFA
Euro 2012 qualifying ) and Bosnia (Euro 2016 qualifying ); * No former SFR Yugoslav republic was ever seeded or in Pot 1 at finals of a major tournament; * Niko Kranjčar played for Croatia at 2006 FIFA World Cup under his father – head coach Zlatko Kranjčar ; likewise Tino-Sven Sušić played for Bosnia at 2014 FIFA World Cup under his uncle – head coach Safet Sušić .

YOUTH TEAMS

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

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

KIT HISTORY

KINGDOM

1930.

SFRY

1950–1962 1974 1982 1984 1990

COMPETITIVE RECORD

FIFA
FIFA
WORLD CUP RECORD

Main article: Yugoslavia at the FIFA World Cup

CHAMPIONS RUNNERS-UP Third Place Fourth Place

FIFA
FIFA
WORLD CUP RECORD

QUALIFICATION RECORD

YEAR ROUND POSITION PLD W D L GF GA SQUADS PLD W D L GF GA

1930 SEMI-FINALS 3RD 3 2 0 1 7 7 Squad Invited

1934 Did Not Qualify

1938

1950 Group Stage 5th 3 2 0 1 7 3 Squad

1954 Quarter-final 7th 3 1 1 1 2 3 Squad

1958 Quarter-final 5th 4 1 2 1 7 7 Squad

1962 FOURTH PLACE 4TH 6 3 0 3 10 7 Squad

1966 Did Not Qualify

1970

1974 2nd Group Stage 7th 6 1 2 3 12 7 Squad

1978 Did Not Qualify

1982 Group Stage 16th 3 1 1 1 2 2 Squad

1986 Did Not Qualify

1990 Quarter-final 5th 5 3 1 1 8 6 Squad

1994 Banned Banned

TOTAL FOURTH PLACE 8/15 33 14 7 12 55 42 –

UEFA
UEFA
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD

CHAMPIONS RUNNERS-UP Third Place Fourth Place

UEFA
UEFA
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD

QUALIFICATION RECORD

YEAR ROUND POSITION PLD W D L GF GA SQUADS PLD W D L GF GA

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

1964 Did Not Qualify

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

1972 Did Not Qualify

1976 FOURTH PLACE 4TH 2 0 0 2 4 7 Squad

1980 Did Not Qualify

1984 Group Stage

3 0 0 3 2 10 Squad

1988 Did Not Qualify

1992 Qualified****

TOTAL RUNNERS-UP 4/9 10 2 1 7 14 26 –

*Denotes draws including knockout matches decided on penalty kicks . **There was no third place playoff, but Yugoslavia was awarded a bronze medal

MOST CAPPED PLAYERS

# 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

HEAD TO HEAD RECORDS

OPPONENT P W D L

Albania 5 4 1 0

Algeria 1 1 0 0

Argentina
Argentina
6 2 1 3

Austria 17 8 4 5

Belgium
Belgium
11 5 2 4

Bolivia 2 1 1 0

Brazil
Brazil
14 2 6 6

Bulgaria 28 17 5 6

Chile
Chile
1 0 0 1

Colombia 3 3 0 0

Cyprus 4 4 0 0

Czechoslovakia
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
England
14 4 5 5

Ethiopia 1 1 0 0

Faroe Islands 2 2 0 0

Finland 4 2 1 1

France
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
Italy
18 4 6 8

Japan 2 2 0 0

South Korea 3 3 0 0

Luxembourg 9 8 1 0

Mexico
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
Spain
16 5 4 7

Sweden
Sweden
11 5 2 4

Switzerland
Switzerland
9 5 2 2

United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0

Tunisia 4 3 0 1

Turkey 11 7 3 1

United States
United States
1 1 0 0

Uruguay
Uruguay
4 2 0 2

Venezuela
Venezuela
1 1 0 0

Wales 7 4 3 0

West Germany 25 8 3 14

Zaire 1 1 0 0

HEAD COACHES

HEAD COACH PERIOD RECORD

MATCHES WON DRAWN LOST

Ivica Osim
Ivica Osim
1986–1992 51 27 10 14

Ivan Toplak Ivica Osim
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

SEE ALSO

Related articles

* List of Yugoslavia international footballers * List of Yugoslavia national football team goalscorers * Yugoslavia national football team games * Yugoslavia national under-21 football team * Yugoslavia national under-20 football team

Successor teams

* Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team
Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team
* Croatia national football team * Kosovo national football team
Kosovo national football team
* Macedonia national football team * Montenegro national football team * Serbia national football team (considered the only official successor of Yugoslavia by FIFA
FIFA
and UEFA
UEFA
) * Slovenia national football team

REFERENCES

* ^ A farewell to Yugoslavia openDemocracy.net . Dejan Djokic; April 10, 2002 * ^ A B C As of 1992 before the split of SFR Yugoslavia; for later data see Serbia and Montenegro
Serbia and Montenegro
national football team . * ^ History at FSS official website, Retrieved October 4, 2012 (in Serbian) * ^ Serbia at FIFA
FIFA
official website * ^ News: Serbia at UEFA
UEFA
official website, published January 1, 2011, Retrieved October 4, 2012 * ^ History at Football Association of Serbia official website, Retrieved May 17, 2913 (in Serbian) * ^ * ^ "Kako je plavi dres - pocrveneo". * ^ Kako je plavi dres pocrveneo * ^ Draw for 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifiers was made on December 8, 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. "History of the FIFA
FIFA
World Cup Preliminary Competition (by year)" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved December 13, 2011. * ^ Suspended because of United Nations Security Council Resolution 757 during Yugoslav wars . Yugoslavia was replaced by Denmark , who went on to win the tournament. * ^ Медаља из дома Хаџијевих сведочи да смо били трећи на Мундијалу (IN SERBIAN). POLITIKA . RETRIEVED MAY 1, 2010. * ^ "Još uvek sjaji bronza iz Montevidea" (in Serbian). Blic
Blic
. Retrieved May 25, 2010.

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