1978–79 Yugoslav Second League

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Yugoslav Second League
Season 1978–79
Champions Čelik (West Division)
Vardar (East Division)
Promoted Čelik
Vardar
Relegated Radnik Bijeljina
Segesta
Rudar Ljubija
Mercator
Liria
Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje
Budućnost Peć
Tikveš

The 1978–79 Yugoslav Second League season was the 33rd season of the Second Federal League (Serbo-Croatian: 'Druga savezna liga'), the second level association football competition of SFR Yugoslavia, since its establishment in 1946. The league was contested in two regional groups (West Division and East Division), with 16 clubs each.

West Division[edit]

Teams[edit]

A total of sixteen teams contested the league, including eleven sides from the 1977–78 season, one club relegated from the 1977–78 Yugoslav First League and four sides promoted from the 1977–78 Yugoslav Third League. The league was contested in a double round robin format, with each club playing every other club twice, for a total of 30 rounds. Two points were awarded for wins and one point for draws.

Čelik Zenica were relegated from the 1977–78 Yugoslav First League after finishing the season in 17th place of the league table. The four clubs promoted to the second level were Bosna, Mercator, Segesta and Spartak Subotica.

Locations of teams' home cities in the 1978–79 Yugoslav Second League West
Team Location Federal subject Position
in 1977–78
Bosna Visoko  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina N/A
Čelik Zenica  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina N/A
Dinamo Vinkovci Vinkovci  SR Croatia 0077th
Famos Hrasnica Hrasnica  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0088th
Iskra Bugojno  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0055th
Kikinda Kikinda Socialist Republic of Serbia SAP Vojvodina 0033rd
Leotar Trebinje  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0099th
Maribor Maribor  SR Slovenia 0044th
Mercator Ljubljana  SR Slovenia N/A
Novi Sad Novi Sad Socialist Republic of Serbia SAP Vojvodina 01212th
Proleter Zrenjanin Zrenjanin Socialist Republic of Serbia SAP Vojvodina 0022nd
Radnik Bijeljina Bijeljina  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01010th
Rudar Ljubija Prijedor  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0066th
Rudar Velenje Velenje  SR Slovenia 01111th
Segesta Sisak  SR Croatia N/A
Spartak Subotica Subotica Socialist Republic of Serbia SAP Vojvodina N/A

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Čelik (C) (P) 30 14 12 4 42 21 +21 40 Promotion to 1979–80 Yugoslav First League
2 Maribor 30 12 10 8 46 34 +12 34
3 Novi Sad 30 12 10 8 47 36 +11 34
4 Dinamo Vinkovci 30 15 3 12 44 31 +13 33
5 Proleter Zrenjanin 30 13 6 11 45 36 +9 32
6 Bosna 30 13 6 11 45 48 −3 32
7 Iskra 30 14 3 13 38 29 +9 31
8 Spartak Subotica 30 13 4 13 42 41 +1 30
9 Famos Hrasnica 30 9 12 9 31 31 0 30
10 Leotar 30 10 9 11 43 35 +8 29
11 Kikinda 30 9 11 10 26 30 −4 29
12 Rudar 30 11 6 13 44 49 −5 28
13 Radnik (R) 30 8 11 11 20 28 −8 27 01979–80 Inter-Republic Leagues0
14 Segesta (R) 30 9 9 12 43 53 −10 27
15 Rudar Ljubija (R) 30 12 3 15 34 51 −17 27
16 Mercator (R) 30 7 3 20 24 61 −37 17

Source: nkmaribor.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.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Veselin Zrilić Leotar 22
2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nurif Nargilić Bosna 19
3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Kustudić Rudar Velenje 14
4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zoltan Dudaš Novi Sad 13
5 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Rade Radulović Čelik 12
6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Fajko Orman Iskra 11
7 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mehmed Buza Čelik 9
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dušan Poljanšek Mercator 9
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vito Samardžija Rudar Ljublja 9
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ivica Tunjić Dinamo Vinkovci 9
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zoran Vještica Novi Sad 9
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Savo Zolotić Mercator / Maribor 9

East Division[edit]

Teams[edit]

A total of sixteen teams contested the league, including eleven sides from the 1977–78 season, one club relegated from the 1977–78 Yugoslav First League and four sides promoted from the 1977–78 Yugoslav Third League. The league was contested in a double round robin format, with each club playing every other club twice, for a total of 30 rounds. Two points were awarded for wins and one point for draws.

Trepča were relegated from the 1977–78 Yugoslav First League after finishing the season in 18th place of the league table. The four clubs promoted to the second level were Budućnost Peć, Galenika Zemun, Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje and Tikveš.

Locations of teams' home cities in the 1978–79 Yugoslav Second League East
Team Location Federal subject Position
in 1977–78
Borac Čačak Čačak  SR Serbia 0088th
Budućnost Peć Peć Socialist Republic of Serbia SAP Kosovo N/A
Dubočica Leskovac  SR Serbia 0044th
Galenika Zemun Zemun  SR Serbia N/A
Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje Bijelo Polje  SR Montenegro N/A
Liria Prizren Socialist Republic of Serbia SAP Kosovo 01212th
Majdanpek Majdanpek  SR Serbia 01111th
Rad Belgrade  SR Serbia 01010th
Radnički Kragujevac Kragujevac  SR Serbia 0055th
Radnički Pirot Pirot  SR Serbia 0099th
Sutjeska Nikšić  SR Montenegro 0066th
Šumadija Aranđelovac Aranđelovac  SR Serbia 0077th
Teteks Tetovo  SR Macedonia 0022nd
Tikveš Kavadarci  SR Macedonia N/A
Trepča Kosovska Mitrovica Socialist Republic of Serbia SAP Kosovo N/A
Vardar Skopje  SR Macedonia 0033rd

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Vardar (C) (P) 30 19 5 6 63 30 +33 43 Promotion to 1979–80 Yugoslav First League
2 Trepča 30 17 8 5 27 18 +9 42
3 Radnički Kragujevac 30 15 8 7 46 30 +16 38
4 Galenika Zemun 30 12 12 6 55 36 +19 36
5 Sutjeska 30 10 12 8 36 26 +10 32
6 Radnički Pirot 30 15 7 8 43 24 +19 0311
7 Borac Čačak 30 11 8 11 30 31 −1 30
8 Šumadija Aranđelovac 30 9 11 10 35 38 −3 29
9 Dubočica 30 10 9 11 22 32 −10 29
10 Rad 30 7 14 9 26 29 −3 28
11 Majdanpek 30 9 10 11 28 32 −4 28
12 Teteks 30 11 6 13 30 36 −6 28
13 Liria (R) 30 10 8 12 35 44 −9 28 01979–80 Inter-Republic Leagues0
14 Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje (R) 30 7 12 11 29 32 −3 26
15 Budućnost Peć (R) 30 3 8 19 14 44 −30 14
16 Tikveš (R) 30 4 4 22 27 64 −37 12

Source: fsgzrenjanin.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Radnički Pirot were deducted 6 points
(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.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Risto Gligorovski Vardar 14
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Pavlović Radnički Pirot 14
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milenko Radivojević Radnički Kragujevac 14
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vasil Ringov Vardar 14
5 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Janićijević Borac Čačak 12
6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Simo Nikolić Galenika Zemun 11
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milodrag Panić Šumadija Aranđelovac 11
8 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Miroljub Đorđević Radnički Pirot 10
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Gezim Ljalja Galenika Zemun 10
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Borče Micevski Vardar 10
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Božidar Stefanović Dubočica 10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • Almanah Fudbalskog saveza Jugoslavije 1978–86 [Almanac of the Football Association of Yugoslavia 1978–86] (in Serbo-Croatian). Football Association of Yugoslavia.