Yugoslavia national football team

Yugoslavia
1920–1992
Nickname(s)Plavi (The Blues)
Brazilians of Europe[1]
AssociationFootball Association
of Yugoslavia
Most capsDragan Džajić (85)
(SFRY)
Top scorerStjepan Bobek (38)
(SFRY)
Home stadiumRed Star Stadium, Belgrade
FIFA codeYUG
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Czechoslovakia 7–0 Kingdom SCS 
(Antwerp, Belgium; 28 August 1920)[lower-alpha 1]
as SFR of Yugoslavia
 Czechoslovakia 0–2 Yugoslavia 
(Prague, Czechoslovakia; 9 May 1945)
Last international
 Kingdom of Yugoslavia 1–1 Hungary 
(Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia; 23 March 1941)
as SFR of Yugoslavia
 Netherlands 2–0 Yugoslavia 
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 25 March 1992)[lower-alpha 2]
Biggest win
 Yugoslavia 10–0 Venezuela 
(Curitiba, Brazil; 14 June 1972)[2][3]
as Kingdom of Yugoslavia
 Kingdom of Yugoslavia 9–3 Poland 
(Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia; 6 September 1936)
 Kingdom of Yugoslavia 7–1 Greece 
(Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia; 26 June 1932)
Biggest defeat
 Czechoslovakia 7–0 Kingdom SCS 
(Antwerp, Belgium; 28 August 1920)
 Uruguay 7–0 Kingdom SCS 
(Paris, France; 26 May 1924)
 Czechoslovakia 7–0 Kingdom SCS 
(Prague, Czechoslovakia; 28 October 1925)
as SFR of Yugoslavia
 Austria 7–2 Yugoslavia 
(Vienna, Austria; 8 October 1950)
 Scotland 6–1 Yugoslavia 
(Glasgow, Scotland; 12 September 1984)
 Bulgaria 6–1 Yugoslavia 
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 6 November 1966)
 Denmark 5–0 Yugoslavia 
(Lyon, France; 16 June 1984)
World Cup
Appearances8[lower-alpha 2] (first in 1930)
Best resultFourth place (1930, 1962)
European Championship
Appearances4[lower-alpha 2] (first in 1960)
Best resultRunners-up (1960, 1968)

The Yugoslavia national football team[lower-alpha 3] represented Yugoslavia in international association football.

Although the team mainly represented the pre-war Kingdom of Yugoslavia and the post-war SFR Yugoslavia, various iterations of the state were formally constituted in football, including the:

It enjoyed success in international competition. In 1992, during the Yugoslav wars, the team was suspended from international competition as part of a United Nations sanction. In 1994, when the boycott was lifted, it was succeeded by the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia national football team.

The Serbia national football team inherited Yugoslavia's spot within FIFA and UEFA and is considered by both organisations as the only successor of Yugoslavia (and of Serbia and Montenegro).[4][5][6]