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UEFA EURO: Bulgaria - Montenegro Match press kits

UEFA EURO - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

BulgariaBulgariaNatsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski - SofiaFriday 22 March 2019
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Group A - Matchday -12#BULMNE
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA EURO 2012
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
04/06/2011QR (GS)Montenegro - Bulgaria1-1PodgoricaDjalović 53; Popov 66
07/09/2010QR (GS)Bulgaria - Montenegro0-1
SofiaZverotić 36
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/09/2009QR (GS)Bulgaria - Montenegro4-1
SofiaKishishev 45, Telkiyski 49, Berbatov 83, Domovchiyski 90; Jovetić 9
06/09/2008QR (GS)Montenegro - Bulgaria2-2PodgoricaVučinić 62, Jovetić 82 (P); St.Petrov 11, Georgiev 90+2
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Bulgaria10011010----201112
Montenegro10101100----211021
FIFA*
Bulgaria11001010----211063
Montenegro10101001----201136
Friendlies
Bulgaria------------------
Montenegro------------------
Total
Bulgaria21012020----412175
Montenegro20202101----412157

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Squad list Only this chapter

Bulgaria - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Nikolay Mihaylov28/06/198830Levski - 0000
-Blagoy Makendzhiev11/07/198830Dunav - 0000
-Dimitar Evtimov07/09/199325Accrington - 0000
Defenders
-Petar Zanev18/10/198533Yenisey - 0000
-Vasil Bozhikov02/06/198830Slovan Bratislava - 0000
-Kamen Hadzhiev22/09/199127Puskás Akadémia - 0000
-Nikolay Bodurov30/05/198632CSKA-Sofia - 0000
-Strahil Popov31/08/199028Kasımpaşa - 0000
-Anton Nedyalkov30/04/199325Ludogorets - 0000
-Valentin Antov09/11/200018CSKA-Sofia - 0000
Midfielders
-Ivelin Popov26/10/198731Rostov - 0000
-Galin Ivanov15/04/198830Haladás - 0000
-Ivaylo Chochev18/02/199326Palermo - 0000
-Simeon Slavchev25/09/199325Qarabağ - 0000
-Todor Nedelev07/02/199326Botev Plovdiv - 0000
-Kristiyan Malinov30/03/199424CSKA-Sofia - 0000
-Georgi Kostadinov07/09/199028Arsenal Tula - 0000
-Antonio Vutov06/06/199622Botev Plovdiv - 0000
Forwards
-Nikolay Dimitrov15/10/198731Ural - 0000
-Spas Delev22/09/198929Pogoń - 0000
-Radoslav Kirilov29/06/199226Slavia Sofia - 0000
-Stanislav Kostov02/10/199127Levski - 0000
-Martin Minchev22/04/200117Cherno More - 0000
Coach
-Petar Houbtchev26/02/196455 - 0000
Montenegro - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Milan Mijatović26/07/198731Budućnost Podgorica - 0000
-Damir Ljuljanović23/02/199227Titograd - 0000
-Danijel Petković25/05/199325Lorient - 0000
Defenders
-Marko Vešović28/08/199127Legia - 0000
-Risto Radunović04/05/199226Astra - 0000
-Žarko Tomašević22/02/199029Oostende - 0000
-Filip Stojković22/01/199326Crvena zvezda - 0000
-Boris Kopitović17/09/199424Čukarički - 0000
-Marko Simić16/06/198731Pakhtakor - 0000
-Igor Vujačić08/08/199424Zeta - 0000
-Adam Marušić17/10/199226Lazio - 0000
Midfielders
-Aleksandar Šćekić12/12/199127Partizan - 0000
-Nikola Vukčević13/12/199127Levante - 0000
-Nebojša Kosović24/02/199524Partizan - 0000
-Marko Bakić01/11/199325Mouscron - 0000
-Luka Mirković01/11/199028Budućnost Podgorica - 0000
-Marko Janković09/07/199523SPAL - 0000
-Mirko Ivanić13/09/199325Crvena zvezda - 0000
-Vladimir Jovović26/10/199424Jablonec - 0000
Forwards
-Fatos Bećiraj05/05/198830M. Netanya - 0000
-Stefan Mugoša26/02/199227Incheon - 0000
-Luka Djordjević09/07/199424Arsenal Tula - 0000
-Aleksandar Boljević12/12/199523Waasland-Beveren - 0000
Coach
-Ljubiša Tumbakovic02/09/195266 - 0000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Petar Hubchev

Date of birth: 26 February 1964
Nationality: Bulgarian
Playing career: Osum Lovech, Levski Sofia, Hamburg, Eintracht Frankfurt
Coaching career: Slavia Sofia, Eintracht Frankfurt II, Wolfsburg II, Chernomorets Pomorie, Botev Plovdiv, Beroe Stara Zagora

• Made debut for Bulgaria while playing in the second tier in a friendly against Greece in 1984, the first of 35 caps. Hubchev was one of the mainstays of the great Bulgaria side that reached the 1994 FIFA World Cup semi-finals. He also played at EURO '96.

• Hubchev came through the ranks of Osum Lovech (now known as Litex Lovech). He was a right-back before establishing himself as a central defender.

• In 1989 he moved to Levski, winning the league and cup double in 1993 before departing at the end of that year for Hamburg. In 1996 he moved on to Eintracht, helping them back to the Bundesliga.

• Hubchev began his coaching career as an assistant at Eintracht in 2001 and also served on the staff of the Bulgarian national team. After a six-month stint as head coach at Slavia Sofia in 2005 he returned to Germany for spells with the reserve sides of Eintracht and Wolfsburg.

• In 2009 he was back in Bulgaria at Chernomorets Pomorie, guiding the second division side to the cup final in his first season. Following a brief spell at Botev Plovdiv he had four seasons at Beroe Stara Zagora, leading them to victory in the Bulgarian Cup in 2012/13 and second place in the league two years later. On 3 October 2016, six months after leaving Beroe, Hubchev succeeded Ivaylo Petev as Bulgaria coach.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2410755.html#petar+hubchev

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Ljubiša Tumbaković

Date of birth: 2 September 1952
Nationality: Serbian
Playing career: Partizan, Vardar (loan), Radnički Sombor (loan)
Coaching career: Radnički Beograd, Obilić, Khaitan, Partizan (youth), Partizan (twice), AEK Athens, Al Nassr, Shandong Luneng, Steel Azin, Wuhan Zall, Montenegro

• Belgrade-born Tumbaković started in the Radnički Beograd academy at the age of ten before moving on to the Partizan youth ranks two years later. He never appeared for the senior Partizan side in a competitive match and most of his professional playing career was spent on loan.

• Tumbaković went on to coach Partizan for nearly a decade in two separate spells, from 1992 to 1999 and 2000 to 2002. He won six league titles and three domestic cups to establish himself as one of the most successful ever Yugoslavian coaches.

• Had a solitary season in charge of AEK Athens either side of his two Partizan stints, leading the capital club to third in the Greek top flight.

• Tumbaković was later at the helm of Chinese sides Shandong Luneng – with whom he won two Super League titles and two domestic cups – and Wuhan Zall, as well as having spells in Saudi Arabia and Iran.

• Appointed Montenegro coach in January 2016 and oversaw a strong start to 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification only for successive defeats against Armenia and Poland to prove crucial, Tumbaković's side missing out on a play-off place after losing their last two fixtures against Denmark and, for a second time, Poland.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2400717.html#ljubisa+tumbakovic

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeRuddy Buquet (FRA)
  • Assistant refereesFrédéric Haquette (FRA) , Julien Pacelli (FRA)
  • Fourth officialAmaury Delerue (FRA)
  • UEFA DelegateVladislav Khodeev (RUS)
  • UEFA Referee observerMarinus Koopman (NED)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Ruddy Buquet29/01/1977356

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
01/09/2011U21QRBulgariaNetherlands0-1Lovech
06/10/2011U19QRBelarusMontenegro0-0Dungannon

Last updated 22/03/2019 13:03CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Bulgaria

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Bulgaria0000000
    Czech Republic0000000
    England0000000
    Kosovo0000000
    Montenegro0000000
    (22/03/2019)
    Bulgaria-Montenegro
  • (25/03/2019)
    Kosovo-Bulgaria
  • (07/06/2019)
    Czech Republic-Bulgaria
  • (10/06/2019)
    Bulgaria-Kosovo
  • (07/09/2019)
    England-Bulgaria
  • (11/10/2019)
    Montenegro-Bulgaria
  • (14/10/2019)
    Bulgaria-England
  • (17/11/2019)
    Bulgaria-Czech Republic

Montenegro

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Bulgaria0000000
    Czech Republic0000000
    England0000000
    Kosovo0000000
    Montenegro0000000
    (22/03/2019)
    Bulgaria-Montenegro
  • (25/03/2019)
    Montenegro-England
  • (07/06/2019)
    Montenegro-Kosovo
  • (10/06/2019)
    Czech Republic-Montenegro
  • (10/09/2019)
    Montenegro-Czech Republic
  • (11/10/2019)
    Montenegro-Bulgaria
  • (14/10/2019)
    Kosovo-Montenegro
  • (14/11/2019)
    England-Montenegro

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Legend

:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.

Competitions

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.