Serbia national football team

men's national association football team representing Serbia

The Serbia national football team (Serbian: Фудбалска репрезентација Србије, Fudbalska reprezentacija Srbije) is the national football team of Serbia.

Serbia
Nickname(s)Оrlovi / Орлови
(The Eagles)
AssociationFootball Association of Serbia
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachDragan Stojković
CaptainDušan Tadić
Most capsBranislav Ivanović (105)
Top scorerAleksandar Mitrović (41)
Home stadiumRajko Mitić Stadium, Belgrade
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 31 Decrease 2 (7 February 2019)[1]
Highest6 (December 1998)
Lowest101 (December 1994)
First international
 Czechoslovakia 7–0 Kingdom SCS Kingdom of Yugoslavia
(Antwerp, Belgium; 28 August 1920)
as Serbia
 Czech Republic 1–3  Serbia
(Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic; 18 August 2006)
Biggest win
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia SFR Yugoslavia 10–0 Venezuela 
(Curitiba, Brazil; 14 June 1972)
as Serbia
 Azerbaijan 1–6 Serbia 
(Baku, Azerbaijan; 17 October 2007)
 Serbia 6–1 Bulgaria 
(Belgrade, Serbia; 19 November 2008)
 Serbia 5–0 Romania 
(Belgrade, Serbia; 10 October 2009)
 Serbia 6–1 Wales 
(Novi Sad, Serbia; 11 September 2012)
 Serbia 5–0 Russia 
(Belgrade, Serbia; 18 November 2020)
Biggest defeat
 Czechoslovakia 7–0 Kingdom SCS Kingdom of Yugoslavia
(Antwerp, Belgium; 28 August 1920)
 Uruguay 7–0 Kingdom SCS Kingdom of Yugoslavia
(Paris, France; 26 May 1924)
 Czechoslovakia 7–0 Kingdom SCS Kingdom of Yugoslavia
(Prague, Czechoslovakia; 28 October 1925)
as Serbia
 Czech Republic 4–1  Serbia
(Vítkovice, Czech Republic; 13 November 2015)
World Cup
Appearances12 (first in 1930)
Best resultFourth place as Yugoslavia (1930, 1962)
European Championship
Appearances5 (first in 1960)
Best resultRunners-up as Yugoslavia (1960, 1968)

Both FIFA and UEFA consider the Serbian national team to be the direct successor of the Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro teams.[3][4][5]

Most appearancesEdit

As of 27 March 2021[6]
# Player Pos. Period Caps Goals
1 Branislav Ivanović DF 2005–2018 105 13
2 Dejan Stanković MF 1998–2013 103 15
3 Savo Milošević FW 1994–2008 102 37
4 Aleksandar Kolarov DF 2008–2020 94 11
5 Dragan Džajić MF 1964–1979 85 23
6 Dragan Stojković MF 1983–2001 84 15
Vladimir Stojković GK 2006–2018 84 0
8 Zoran Tošić MF 2007–2016 76 11
Dušan Tadić MF
2008–
76 16
10 Predrag Mijatović FW 1989–2003 73 27

Top scorersEdit

As of 27 March 2021[7]
# Player Period Goals Caps Average
1 Aleksandar Mitrović
2013–
41 64 0.64
2 Stjepan Bobek 1946–1956 38 63 0.60
3 Milan Galić 1959–1965 37 51 0.72
Blagoje Marjanović 1926–1938 37 58 0.64
Savo Milošević 1994–2008 37 102 0.36
6 Rajko Mitić 1946–1957 32 59 0.54
7 Dušan Bajević 1970–1977 29 37 0.78
8 Todor Veselinović 1953–1961 28 37 0.76
9 Predrag Mijatović 1989–2003 27 73 0.37
10 Borivoje Kostić 1956–1964 26 33 0.79

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  3. History at FSS official website, Retrieved 4 October 2012 (in Serbian)
  4. Serbia at FIFA official website
  5. News: Serbia at UEFA official website, published 1 January 2011, Retrieved 4 October 2012
  6. "Most matches for Serbia football team". reprezentacija.rs. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  7. "Most goals for Serbia football team". reprezentacija.rs. Retrieved 3 October 2017.

Other websitesEdit