The majority of Podgorica citizens are Serbian Orthodox Christians (78,27%), while there are significant minorities of Muslims (11,23%) and Catholics (4,27%).
The Montenegrin national team trains at the Football Association of Montenegro Training Camp located in the Podgorica neighborhood of Stari Aerodrom. Training Camp have numerous facilities, and among them are six pitches and House of Football, which is the new seat of Montenegrin Football Association.
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When founded (before the 11th century), the town was called Birziminium. In the Middle Ages, it was known as Ribnica (pronounced [rîbnit͡sa]). The name Podgorica was used from 1326. From 1946 to 1992, the city was named Titograd in honour of Josip Broz Tito, the former President of Yugoslavia.
Sporting events like the annual Podgorica Marathon and the Morača River jumps attract international competitors. Podgorica was the host of 2009 FINA Men's Water Polo World League.
Stadium "FK Mladost" at Ćemovsko polje is a home of FK Mladost. The stadium was built in 2008. Stadium capacity is 1500 seats, with two all-seated terraces at west side.
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On 13 October, the draw for the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying play-offs was held in Kraków, Poland. As a result of the draw, Montenegro played against the Czech Republic, eventually losing 3–0 on aggregate and failing to qualify.
The team kit is currently produced by Italian company Legea. It is all-red with gold details to reflect the colours of the Montenegrin national flag. Before that, briefly the kit providers were daCapo (2007–2008).
Most of their seasons during the SFR Yugoslavia era, Mladost spent in Yugoslav Second League and in the Third Republic League – Montenegro. After the SFR Yugoslavia was dissolved, Mladost, under their old name, participated in the Third Republic League – Montenegro, and in the Second League of FR Yugoslavia.
For recent transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers summer 2016.
Under the official FIFA Trigramme, the team’s name is abbreviated as MNE, which is also the country's code. The team's nickname is "The Brave Falcons" (Montenegrin: Hrabri Sokoli).
Podgorica is not only the administrative centre of Montenegro, but also its main economic engine. Most of Montenegro's industrial, financial, and commercial base is in Podgorica.
The city's population was 204,877 in the 2011 census. The Podgorica Municipality contains 10.4% of Montenegro's territory and 29.9% of its population. It is the administrative centre of Montenegro and its economic, cultural and educational focus.
The main contemporary traffic arteries were laid out during this period, which extended the orthogonal street layout of city center, to the south and west. Residential and infrastructural developments in the SFRY era have mostly shaped the layout of today's Podgorica, and accommodated the unprecedented population growth that followed World War II.
FK Mladost Podgorica (Montenegrin Cyrillic: ФК Младост Подгорица; pronounced [mlâdoːst pǒdɡorit͡sa]) is a professional football club based in Podgorica, Montenegro. Founded in 1950, they play in the First League of Montenegro.
Event details: NAME: OFK Beograd - FK Borac DATE: April 6, 2016 TIME: 14:00 UTC VENUE: Omladinski Stadium, Belgrade , Serbia
Since 2007, Montenegrin national team is playing a dozens of qualifying and friendly matches by every year. There is a List of official matches of the Montenegro national football team. Below is a score of Montenegrin national team by every opponent country. Updated till September 2016.
In 1945, after the World War II, club was reestablished under the name "Metalac" by its former members. This club carried the name until 1950, when it was once againe renamed into BSK, but in the 1957, the name was altered into OFK (Serbian Latin: Omladinski fudbalski klub; English: YFC – Youth Football Club) Belgrade.
The Montenegro national football team (Montenegrin: Fudbalska reprezentacija Crne Gore, Фудбалска репрезентација Црне Горе) represents Montenegro in association football and is controlled by the Fudbalski Savez Crne Gore (FSCG), the governing body for football in Montenegro. Montenegro's home ground is Podgorica City Stadium in Podgorica.
A youth school was created comprised 150 players born in between 1996 and 1999. There are also seven competitive teams for which more than 170 players are playing. The youth system compromises around 20 highly qualified coaches who are all specialized in certain areas of the game. Most of the coaches are former players who spent years at the club and who also went through the same youth system. Several physios are also present and are equipped with the newest technology for their work.
Plava Unija fostered a friendship with Voždovac's fans, "Invalidi" while the club still played in Yugoslavia's second tier from 1996 to 1998. That friendship still remains to this day. OFK Beograd is also known to be supported by fans of Dynamo Moscow.
FK Mladost logo is based on old Podgorica (or Titograd) Coat-of-Arms, representing symbols of Podgorica: Monument for fallen fighter with red star, Podgorica fortress and Bridge over Ribnica River, with the name of the club over it. In 2011 club logo was restyled and the club's name is written in Latin script instead of Cyrillic as before.
Montenegro is one of the world's newest international sides, having come into existence at 2007, following Montenegrin independence (2006).
The following universities and colleges participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I. The most popular college sports program is the University of Colorado Buffaloes, who used to play in the Big-12 but now play in the Pac-12. They have won the 1957 and 1991 Orange Bowl, 1995 Fiesta Bowl and 1996 Cotton Bowl Classic.
Podgorica Airport is located in Zeta Plain, 11 km (6.8 mi) south of the city centre, and is Montenegro's main international airport. A new passenger terminal was opened on 13 July 2006, and since then, passenger traffic has almost doubled to 748,175 passengers in 2015. The airport has regular flights to major European cities throughout the year.
The entire municipality of Podgorica is further divided into 57 local communities (мјесне заједнице, mjesne zajednice), bodies in which the citizens participate in decisions on matters of relevance to the local community.
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The 1960s and the first half of the 1970s were years of European glory. OFK Beograd had participated eight times in European competitions. Their biggest success came in the 1962–63 European Cup Winners' Cup season, playing in the semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur, eventual champions. In the following ten years, football giants such as S.S.C. Napoli, Feyenoord, Panathinaikos, and Juventus also fell to the blue and white.
Montenegro's first coach was Serbia and Montenegro-born Zoran Filipović. Hailed by both players and press, his record was rather positive, with 23 matches played, eight victories, eight draws and seven defeats. Filipović, however, left the Balkan newcomers in January 2010 when his contract expired. During his time, Montenegro rose to 73rd position in the FIFA rankings.
Public transport in Podgorica consists of 11 urban and 16 suburban bus lines. The city-owned AD Gradski saobraćaj public transport company used to be the sole bus operator until the 1990s, when private carriers were introduced. The company went bankrupt in 2001, and buses were since operated solely by private carriers.
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Following the 2006 independence of Montenegro, Montenegro's best clubs joined the newly formed First League. As the second-placed team in the Third League, in the summer of 2006, Mladost won through play-offs against Zora Spuž (4–0, 0–2) and the club from Podgorica were among the first 12 participants of newly formed competition.
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The destructive Yugoslav wars bypassed Montenegro, but the entire country was greatly affected economically with severe economic stagnation lasting throughout the 1990s due to international sanctions. The economy began to recover in the early 2000s, and following successful independence referendum in May 2006, Podgorica became the official capital of an independent state, boosting its status as a regional centre and raising its economic prospects.
Fudbalski klub Rad (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Рад), commonly known as Rad, is a professional Serbian football club based in Belgrade. FK Rad is one of the most successful and supported clubs in Serbia. Translated into English, the club's name signifies "work" or "labour" due to being formed by the construction company of the same name in 1958.
On 26 March 2008, Montenegro recorded one of its best played matches with a 3–1 win over Norway. At the same time, the nation recorded its highest scoring game.
The first official game Montenegro played on March 2007, and first competition that the national team competed in was the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying.