1977–78 Yugoslav First League

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Prva savezna liga
Season 1977–78
Champions Partizan (8th title)
Relegated Čelik
Trepča
European Cup Partizan
Cup Winners' Cup Rijeka
UEFA Cup Red Star
Hajduk Split
Matches played 272
Top goalscorer Radomir Savić (21)
Average attendance 9,845

Teams[edit]

A total of eighteen teams contested the league, including sixteen sides from the 1976–77 season and two sides promoted from the 1976–77 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.

Napredak and Željezničar were relegated from the 1976–77 Yugoslav First League after finishing the season in bottom two places of the league table. The two clubs promoted to top level were Trepča and NK Osijek.

Team Location Federal Republic Position
in 1976–77
Borac Banja Luka Banja Luka  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0066th
Budućnost Titograd  SR Montenegro 0099th
Čelik Zenica  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01313th
Dinamo Zagreb Zagreb  SR Croatia 0022nd
Hajduk Split Split  SR Croatia 0088th
OFK Belgrade Belgrade  SR Serbia 01515th
Olimpija Ljubljana Ljubljana  SR Slovenia 01212th
Osijek Osijek  SR Croatia N/A
Partizan Belgrade  SR Serbia 0044th
Radnički Niš Niš  SR Serbia 0077th
Red Star Belgrade  SR Serbia 0011st
Rijeka Rijeka  SR Croatia 0055th
Sarajevo Sarajevo  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01616th
Sloboda Tuzla  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0033rd
Trepča Kosovska Mitrovica  SR Serbia N/A
Velež Mostar  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01111th
Vojvodina Novi Sad  SR Serbia 01414th
NK Zagreb Zagreb  SR Croatia 01010th

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Partizan (C) 34 22 10 2 55 19 +36 54 1978–79 European Cup
2 Red Star 34 21 7 6 58 26 +32 49 1978–79 UEFA Cup
3 Hajduk Split 34 14 11 9 49 37 +12 39
4 Dinamo Zagreb 34 12 13 9 54 49 +5 37
5 Rijeka 34 12 13 9 47 42 +5 37 01978–79 European Cup Winners' Cup0
6 Sloboda Tuzla 34 15 5 14 47 46 +1 35
7 Velež 34 13 9 12 42 43 −1 35
8 Vojvodina 34 14 4 16 46 38 +8 32 1978 Intertoto Cup
9 Sarajevo 34 11 10 13 50 46 +4 32
10 Olimpija 34 13 6 15 44 44 0 32
11 Budućnost 34 12 7 15 41 51 −10 31
12 Borac Banja Luka 34 10 10 14 44 50 −6 30
13 Osijek 34 9 12 13 32 42 −10 30
14 Radnički Niš 34 9 12 13 31 42 −11 30
15 NK Zagreb 34 9 11 14 37 46 −9 29
16 OFK Belgrade 34 10 8 16 38 54 −16 28
17 Čelik (R) 34 9 10 15 34 50 −16 28 01978–79 Yugoslav Second League0
18 Trepča (R) 34 7 10 17 28 52 −24 24

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.

Champions:

players (league matches/ league goals):
Momčilo Vukotić (34/11)
Nenad Stojković (34/3)
Nikica Klinčarski (34/2)
Petar Borota (34/0) -goalkeeper-
Aleksandar Trifunović (32/5)
Borislav Đurović (28/1)
Boško Đorđević (27/5)
Jusuf Hatunić (27/0)
Milovan Jović (24/6)
Ilija Zavišić (24/4)
Xhevad Prekazi (22/2)
Ivan Golac (19/1)
Pavle Grubješić (17/3)
Slobodan Santrač (16/11)
Vladimir Pejović (15/0)
Tomislav Kovačević (14/0)
Dragan Arsenović (11/0)
Rešad Kunovac (8/0)
Refik Kozić (5/1)
Novica Vulić (4/0)
Aranđel Todorović (2/0)
Miroslav Polak (1/0)

Attendance[edit]

Club Average home attendance Average away attendance
FK Partizan 24,529 19,118
Red Star Belgrade 20,588 19,706
Dinamo Zagreb 17,647 14,735
NK Osijek 14,235 8,471
Hajduk Split 11,588 14,824
Budućnost Titograd 10,706 7,324
Trepča Kosovska Mitrovica 8,882 8,559
Čelik Zenica 7,706 6,088
Borac Banja Luka 7,529 6,353
FK Vojvodina 7,471 8,235
FK Sarajevo 7,176 9,235
Radnički Niš 7,176 6,412
FK Velež 6,529 7,529
NK Rijeka 6,088 6,382
NK Olimpija 5,676 7,853
NK Zagreb 4,882 8,765
OFK Beograd 4,529 9,500
Sloboda Tuzla 4,265 8,118
  • Overall league attendance per match: 9,845 spectators

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