1973–74 Yugoslav First League

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Prva savezna liga
Season 1973–74
Champions Hajduk Split
5th Federal League title
7th Yugoslav title overall
Relegated Borac Banja Luka
NK Zagreb
European Cup Hajduk Split
Cup Winners' Cup Red Star
UEFA Cup Velež
Partizan
Top goalscorer Danilo Popivoda (17)

1973–74 Yugoslav First League (Prva savezna liga Jugoslavije, Prvenstvo 1973/74) competition was the 46th top league season since 1923 in various incarnations of Yugoslavia. It was won by Hajduk Split by the tightest of margins over second placed Velež. The two teams were tied on points at the end of the season so the goal difference decided the title.

Had the current three-points-for-a-win system been in use instead of the standard two-points-for-a-win that was used at the time, Velež Mostar would have been champions with 64 points, while Hajduk would have been be second with 63.

This was Hajduk's 7th league title overall (their 5th after the World War II).

Teams[edit]

A total of eighteen teams contested the league, including sixteen sides from the 1972–73 season and two sides promoted from the 1972–73 Yugoslav Second League (YSL) as winners of the two second level divisions East and West. The league was contested in a double round robin format, with each club playing every other club twice, for a total of 34 rounds. Two points were awarded for wins and one point for draws.

Spartak Subotica and Sutjeska Nikšić were relegated from the 1972–73 Yugoslav First League after finishing the season in bottom two places of the league table. The two clubs promoted to top level were Proleter Zrenjanin and NK Zagreb.

Team Location Federal Republic Position
in 1972–73
Bor Bor  SR Serbia 01515th
Borac Banja Luka Banja Luka  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01212th
Čelik Zenica  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01414th
Dinamo Zagreb Zagreb  SR Croatia 0088th
Hajduk Split Split  SR Croatia 0099th
OFK Belgrade Belgrade  SR Serbia 0033rd
Olimpija Ljubljana Ljubljana  SR Slovenia 01616th
Partizan Belgrade  SR Serbia 0044th
Proleter Zrenjanin Zrenjanin  SR Serbia N/A
Radnički Niš Niš  SR Serbia 01111th
Red Star Belgrade  SR Serbia 0011st
Sarajevo Sarajevo  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0077th
Sloboda Tuzla  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0066th
Vardar Skopje  SR Macedonia 01010th
Velež Mostar  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0022nd
Vojvodina Novi Sad  SR Serbia 01313th
NK Zagreb Zagreb  SR Croatia N/A
Željezničar Sarajevo  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0055th

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Hajduk Split (C) 34 18 9 7 52 24 +28 45 1974–75 European Cup
2 Velež 34 19 7 8 54 34 +20 45 1974–75 UEFA Cup
3 Red Star 34 19 5 10 72 46 +26 43 01974–75 European Cup Winners' Cup0
4 Partizan 34 12 13 9 41 33 +8 37 1974–75 UEFA Cup
5 OFK Belgrade 34 13 9 12 35 32 +3 35
6 Čelik 34 12 11 11 30 28 +2 35
7 Dinamo Zagreb 34 12 9 13 34 33 +1 33
8 Željezničar 34 10 12 12 39 39 0 32
9 Sloboda Tuzla 34 8 16 10 34 38 −4 32
10 Olimpija 34 11 10 13 36 42 −6 32
11 Vardar 34 12 7 15 38 40 −2 31
12 Vojvodina 34 10 11 13 33 37 −4 31
13 Proleter Zrenjanin 34 13 5 16 36 48 −12 31
14 Sarajevo 34 11 9 14 29 42 −13 31
15 Radnički Niš 34 11 9 14 29 43 −14 31 1975 Balkans Cup
16 Bor 34 13 5 16 32 49 −17 31
17 Borac Banja Luka (R) 34 8 14 12 43 43 0 30 01974–75 Yugoslav Second League0
18 NK Zagreb (R) 34 9 9 16 28 44 −16 27

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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.

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