Yugoslavia national football team


Yugoslavia national football team

Infobox National football team
Name = Yugoslavia
Badge = Yugoslav_Football_Federation_1990.png Nickname = Plavi ("Blues")
Association = Football Association
of Yugoslavia

Coach = -
Most caps = Dragan Džajić (85)
Top scorer = Stjepan Bobek (38)
FIFA Trigramme = YUG
FIFA Rank =
Elo Rank = 6 [Final ranking in 1992 before the split of SFR Yugoslavia; for latter see Serbia and Montenegro national football team.]
Elo max = 4
Elo max date = November 1990 - May 1991
Elo min = 40
Elo min date = April 10, 1927
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First game = fb|Czechoslovakia 7 - 0 Kingdom of Serbs,
Croats and Slovenes flagicon|Yugoslavia|kingdom (Antwerp, Belgium; 28 August, 1920) Last International as SFR Yugoslavia [Last game in 1992 before the split of SFR Yugoslavia; for latter see Serbia and Montenegro national football team.] fb|Netherlands 2 - 0 Yugoslavia flagicon|Yugoslavia (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 25 March, 1992)
Largest win = flagicon|Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 10 - 1 fb-rt|India (Helsinki, Finland; 15 July, 1952) flagicon|SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 9 - 0 fb-rt|Zaire (Gelsenkirchen, Germany; 18 June, 1974)
Largest loss = fb|Czechoslovakia 7 - 0 Kingdom of Serbs,
Croats and Slovenes flagicon|Yugoslavia|kingdom (Antwerp, Belgium; 28 August, 1920) fb|Uruguay 7 - 0 Kingdom of Serbs,
Croats and Slovenes flagicon|Yugoslavia|kingdom (Paris, France; 26 May, 1924) fb|Czechoslovakia 7 - 0 Kingdom of Serbs,
Croats and Slovenes flagicon|Yugoslavia|kingdom (Prague, Czechoslovakia; 28 October, 1925)
World cup apps = 8Up to 1992 before the split of SFR Yugoslavia; for latter see Serbia and Montenegro national football team.]
World cup first = 1930
World cup best = Semifinals, 1930; Fourth place, 1962
Regional name = European Championship
Regional cup apps = 4
Regional cup first = 1960
Regional cup best = Runners-up, 1960 and 1968

The Yugoslavia national football team refers to the national football team that represented the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1920-1941) and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).After the breakup of Yugoslavia, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia consisting of Montenegro and Serbia competed from 1994 to 2002 under the name of Yugoslavia, before it changed its name to Serbia and Montenegro.

"The scope of this article covers only the national team Yugoslavia until 1992 and the end of SFR Yugoslavia. For the team representing FR Yugoslavia, see Serbia and Montenegro national football team."

The first one 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 (and admitted into FIFA), and the national team played its first international game in Antwerp in 1920. 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 in the Football World Cup 1930 and shared the third/fourth place with the U.S. team. The tournament was boycotted by Croatian players due to the moving of the association's headquarters to Belgrade. [ [http://www.fss.org.yu/cms/item/home/sr/istorijat/HISTORY.html Фудбалски Савез Србије - HISTORY ] ]

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

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

The Yugoslav under-20 team won the FIFA World Youth Championship 1987. The same generation probably would have been even more successful if it had not been for the Yugoslav wars. The Yugoslav team split up and the remaining team of the FRY was banned from competing at Euro 92. They had finished top of their qualifying group, but were unable to play in the competition due to Yugoslavia's political problems. Their place was taken by Denmark, who went on to win the competition.

The national team of Serbia and Montenegro continued under the name Yugoslavia until that country was renamed in 2003. FIFA considers the national team of Serbia to be the successor of Yugoslavia.

For the later official football teams, see:
* Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team
* Croatia national football team
* Serbia national football team
* Slovenia national football team
* Republic of Macedonia national football team
* Montenegro national football team

World Cup record

*1930 - Semifinals (no 3rd place match)
*1934 - "Did not qualify"
*1938 - "Did not qualify"
*1950 - Round 1
*1954 - Quarterfinals
*1958 - Quarterfinals
*1962 - Fourth place
*1966 - "Did not qualify"
*1970 - "Did not qualify"
*1974 - Round 2
*1978 - "Did not qualify"
*1982 - Round 1
*1986 - "Did not qualify"
*1990 - Quarterfinals
*1994 - 2006 Competed as fb|YUG|FR (federal republic) and fb|SCG now compete as fb|SRB and fb|MNE

European Championship record

:"*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, but disqualified because of international sanctions during Yugoslav wars. fb|DEN entered the competition instead."

Fot post-1992 information, see:
*Bosnian and Herzegovinian national football team
*Croatian national football team
*Kosovan national football team
*Macedonian national football team
*Montenegrin national football team
*Serbian national football team and
*Slovenian national football team

Notable players (at least 15 caps)

ee also

* Yugoslavia national under-21 football team

Footnotes


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