1976–77 Yugoslav First League

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Yugoslav First League
Season 1976–77
Champions Red Star (12th title)
Relegated Napredak Kruševac
Željezničar
European Cup Red Star
Cup Winners' Cup Hajduk Split
UEFA Cup Dinamo Zagreb
Sloboda
Matches played 272
Goals scored 773 (2.84 per match)
Top goalscorer Zoran Filipović (21)

1976–77 Yugoslav First League (Prva savezna liga Jugoslavije, Prvenstvo 1976/77) competition was the 49th top league season since 1923 in various incarnations of Yugoslavia. It was won in dominating fashion by Red Star Belgrade with a 9-point margin over the second placed team (Dinamo Zagreb), which at the time set the record as largest ever points differential by which a team triumphed in the league.

This was Red Star's 12th league title.

Teams[edit]

A total of eighteen teams contested the league, including sixteen sides from the 1975–76 season and two sides promoted from the 1975–76 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.

FK Vardar and FK Radnički Kragujevac were relegated from the 1975–76 Yugoslav First League after finishing the season in bottom two places of the league table. The two clubs promoted to top level were NK Zagreb and FK Napredak Kruševac.

Team Location Federal Republic Position
in 1975–76
Borac Banja Luka Banja Luka  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01010th
Budućnost Titograd  SR Montenegro 01515th
Čelik Zenica  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01313th
Dinamo Zagreb Zagreb  SR Croatia 0033rd
Hajduk Split Split  SR Croatia 0022nd
Napredak Kruševac  SR Serbia N/A
OFK Belgrade Belgrade  SR Serbia 0088th
Olimpija Ljubljana Ljubljana  SR Slovenia 01414th
Partizan Belgrade  SR Serbia 0011st
Radnički Niš Niš  SR Serbia 01616th
Red Star Belgrade  SR Serbia 0044th
NK Rijeka Rijeka  SR Croatia 01111th
FK Sarajevo Sarajevo  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0077th
Sloboda Tuzla  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0066th
Velež Mostar  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0099th
Vojvodina Novi Sad  SR Serbia 0055th
NK Zagreb Zagreb  SR Croatia N/A
Željezničar Sarajevo  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01212th

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Red Star (C) 34 20 10 4 67 37 +30 50 1977–78 European Cup
2 Dinamo Zagreb 34 15 11 8 52 36 +16 41 1977–78 UEFA Cup
3 Sloboda Tuzla 34 14 11 9 43 32 +11 39
4 Partizan 34 14 11 9 37 31 +6 39
5 Rijeka 34 13 10 11 43 29 +14 36 1978 Balkans Cup and
1977 Intertoto Cup
6 Borac Banja Luka 34 14 8 12 53 43 +10 36
7 Radnički Niš 34 13 8 13 40 43 −3 34
8 Hajduk Split 34 12 9 13 41 35 +6 33 01977–78 European Cup Winners' Cup0
9 Budućnost 34 11 11 12 44 47 −3 33
10 NK Zagreb 34 12 8 14 48 48 0 32
11 Velež 34 11 10 13 46 48 −2 32
12 Olimpija 34 10 12 12 36 42 −6 32
13 Čelik 34 11 9 14 33 38 −5 31
14 Vojvodina 34 8 14 12 40 50 −10 30 1977 Intertoto Cup
15 OFK Belgrade 34 9 12 13 39 51 −12 30
16 Sarajevo 34 10 10 14 40 55 −15 30
17 Napredak Kruševac (R) 34 10 8 16 38 55 −17 28 1977–78 Yugoslav Second League
18 Željezničar (R) 34 8 10 16 33 53 −20 26

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.

League topscorer: Zoran Filipović (Red Star Belgrade) - 21 goals from 33 league match appearances

Champions:

players (league matches/league goals):
Vladislav Bogićević (34/7)
Zoran Filipović (33/21)
Slavoljub Muslin (32/0)
Dušan Nikolić (30/2)
Zoran Jelikić (27/0)
Branko Radović (26/0)
Dušan Savić (25/15)
Boško Kajganić (25/0)
Dušan Lukić (23/1)
Nikola Jovanović (23/0)
Miloš Šestić (22/8)
Srboljub Stamenković (19/4)
Mile Novković (18/1)
Petar Baralić (17/1)
Milan Babić (16/0)
Sead Sušić (13/7)
Aleksandar Stojanović (11/0) -goalkeeper-
Zdravko Borovnica (10/0)
Vladimir "Pižon" Petrović (10/0)
Dragoslav Stepanović (7/0)
Bratislav Đorđević (5/0)
Milan Ćalasan (3/0)
Radivoje Ratković (3/0)
Dragan Simeunović (1/0) -goalkeeper-
Aleksandar Panajotović (1/0)
Danilo Mandić (1/0)
Dušan Ajder (1/0)
Dejan Stanković (1/0)

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