1997–98 First Macedonian Football League

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First Macedonian Football League
Season 1997–98
Champions Sileks
3rd Macedonian title
Relegated Belasica
Bregalnica
Champions League Sileks
Cup Winners' Cup Vardar
UEFA Cup Sloga Jugomagnat
Intertoto Cup Makedonija
Top goalscorer Vančo Atanasov (12)

The 1997-98 First Macedonian Football League was the 6th since its establishment. FK Sileks defended their championship title, having won their third title in a row.

Participating teams[edit]

Location of teams in 1997–98 First Macedonian Football League
Club City Stadium
FK Balkan BISI Skopje Stadion Čair
FK Belasica Strumica Stadion Mladost
FK Borec MHK Veles Gradski stadion Veles
FK Bregalnica Štip Gradski stadion Štip
FK Cementarnica 55 Skopje Stadion Cementarnica
FK Makedonija Skopje Stadion Gjorče Petrov
FK Pelister Bitola Stadion Tumbe Kafe
FK Pobeda Prilep Stadion Goce Delčev
FK Sasa Makedonska Kamenica Gradski stadion Makedonska Kamenica
FK Sileks Kratovo Gradski stadion Kratovo
FK Skopje Skopje Stadion Železarnica
FK Sloga Jugomagnat Skopje Stadion Čair
FK Tikveš Kavadarci Gradski stadion Kavadarci
FK Vardar Skopje Gradski stadion Skopje

Final table[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 Sileks 25 15 3 7 40 21 +19 48 Champions League
1st Qualifying Round
2 Sloga Jugomagnat 25 12 7 6 25 16 +9 43 UEFA Cup
1st Qualifying Round
3 Makedonija 25 12 6 7 34 21 +13 42 Intertoto Cup
First Round
4 Vardar 25 12 5 8 34 25 +9 41 Cup Winners' Cup
Qualifying Round
5 Pobeda 25 11 6 8 29 21 +8 39
6 Pelister 25 10 7 8 31 24 +7 37
7 Borec MHK 25 9 6 10 28 30 -2 33
8 Balkan 25 8 7 10 20 21 -1 31
9 Cementarnica 25 9 3 13 28 32 -4 30
10 Skopje 25 9 3 13 31 45 -14 30
11 Tikveš 25 7 8 10 23 27 -4 29
12 Sasa 25 8 5 12 21 32 -11 29
13 Belasica 25 8 4 13 25 35 -10 28 Relegated to
Second League
14 Bregalnica 13 4 0 9 13 32 -19 12

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
Bregalnica removed from the championship. Its matches from round 14 onwards annulled.

Results[edit]

Clubs BAL BEL BOR BRE CEM MAK PEL POB SAS SIL SKO SLO TIK VAR
Balkan 3:0 1:0 2:0 2:0 0:0 0:0 0:0 3:0 2:0 0:0 2:0 1:0 0:1
Belasica 0:0 1:1 n/p 1:0 3:0 2:0 2:0 1:0 0:4 4:1 0:2 0:1 2:1
Borec 2:0 2:1 3:1 0:0 3:0 3:1 3:0 1:0 0:1 2:1 2:2 1:1 0:0
Bregalnica n/p 3:1 n/p 1:2 1:0* 0:2 1:0 n/p 0:3* 0:3 n/p 2:1 n/p
Cementarnica 2:1 3:2 3:0 3:0* 2:2 2:3 0:2 1:1 0:1 2:0 1:0 4:1 3:0
Makedonija 2:0 1:0 0:2 7:1 1:0 0:0 3:0 3:1 1:0 3:0 1:2 2:0 0:0
Pelister 1:1 3:0 4:0 4:0* 0:3 0:1 2:0 2:0 1:3 3:0 0:0 1:0 3:2
Pobeda 3:0 2:1 3:0 n/p 2:0 1:0 0:0 0:0 1:2 5:2 3:0 2:1 2:0
Sasa 2:0 1:2 1:0 1:0* 1:0 2:0 0:0 1:1 2:1 2:0 1:0 1:1 2:0
Sileks 3:0 0:0 1:1 2:1 1:0 3:1 2:1 0:1 2:0 2:3 3:0 4:2 2:0
Skopje 1:0 3:2 3:2 n/p 3:0 1:4 2:1 0:0 4:1 0:2 0:1 2:1 1:3
Sloga Jugomagnat 1:0 2:0 2:0 5:0 2:0 0:0 1:0 0:0 1:0 2:1 2:1 0:0 0:0
Tikveš 1:1 0:0 2:0 n/p 1:0 0:0 1:2 1:0 2:1 0:0 3:0 0:0 3:2
Vardar 2:1 2:0 1:0 4:1 4:0 0:2 1:1 2:1 5:1 2:0 0:0 1:0 1:0

*Match annulled

Top goalscorers[edit]

Player Club Goals
Republic of Macedonia Vančo Atanasov
Belasica
12

European competitions[edit]

Champions League 1997–98[edit]

Sileks - Israel Beitar Jerusalem (1:0, 0:3), Beitar Jerusalem won 3:1 on aggregate

Cup Winners' Cup 1997–98[edit]

Sloga Jugomagnat - Croatia Zagreb (1:2, 0:2), Zagreb won 4:1 on aggregate

UEFA Cup 1997–98[edit]

Poland Odra Wodzisław - Pobeda (3:0, 1:2), Odra Wodzisław won 4:2 on aggregate

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