1952–53 Croatian-Slovenian League
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The 1952–53 Croatian-Slovenian League season was the first season of the Croatian-Slovenian League (Croatian: Hrvatsko-slovenska liga, Slovene: Slovensko-hrvaška liga), the second level inter-republic association football competition of SFR Yugoslavia.
A total of ten teams contested the league, including six sides from the 1952 Croatian Republic League season and four clubs from the 1952 Slovenian Republic League season. The league was contested in a double round robin format, with each club playing every other club twice, for a total of 18 rounds. Two points were awarded for a win and one point for draws.
|Branik Maribor||Maribor||SR Slovenia||2nd, Slo|
|Kvarner||Rijeka||SR Croatia||3rd, Cro|
|Metalac Zagreb||Zagreb||SR Croatia||2nd, Cro|
|Odred||Ljubljana||SR Slovenia||1st, Slo|
|Proleter Osijek||Osijek||SR Croatia||1st, Cro|
|Rudar Trbovlje||Trbovlje||SR Slovenia||3rd, Slo|
|Slavija Kralovac||Karlovac||SR Croatia||6th, Cro|
|Šibenik||Šibenik||SR Croatia||4th, Cro|
|Tekstilac||Varaždin||SR Croatia||5th, Cro|
|Železničar Ljubljana||Ljubljana||SR Slovenia||4th, Slo|
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Proleter Osijek (C) (P)||18||13||2||3||50||18||+32||28||Promotion to 1953–54 Yugoslav First League|
|3||Šibenik||18||10||3||5||42||26||+16||23||Promotion to Yugoslav Second League|
|6||Branik Maribor||18||8||3||7||29||34||−5||19||Promotion to Yugoslav Second League|
|8||Slavija Karlovac (R)||18||4||4||10||23||38||−15||12||Relegation|
|10||Rudar Trbovlje (R)||18||4||0||14||23||51||−28||8||Relegation|
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal average
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.