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Stevo Popovic1

1University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sport and Physical Education, Niksic, Montenegro

Who Play for the National Football Team of Montenegro, Montenegrins or "Montenegrins"?

Sport Mont 2019, 17(1), 101-103 | DOI: 10.26773/smj.190220


The research question in this paper was set in order to answer the question of who is playing for the national football team of Montenegro, whether "modern Montenegrins" or "ethnic Montenegrins", that is, to try to explain in a practical way how the inhabitants of Montenegro should experience the nation, and how ethnicity. By analysing the current circumstances, it has been determined that for the national football team of Montenegro exclusively inhabitants can play, that is the citizens of Montenegro, regardless of their ethnicity, religion or some third affiliation at a lower level of value while ethnic Montenegrins from Diaspora cannot play for the national football team of Montenegro because they do not hold Montenegrin citizenship. Therefore, it is not difficult to conclude that only members of one nation can play for a national football team, and in the Montenegrin case, they are inhabitants, that is, citizens of Montenegro.


football, nation, national identity, ethnicity

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