2002–03 First Macedonian Football League

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First Macedonian Football League
Season 2002–03
Champions Vardar
5th Macedonian title
Relegated Pelister
Kumanovo
Champions League Vardar
UEFA Cup Belasica
Cementarnica 55 (via domestic cup)
Intertoto Cup Pobeda
Top goalscorer Ljubiša Savić (25)

The 2002-03 First Macedonian Football League was the 11th since its establishment. The first matches of the season were played on 10 August 2002 and the last on 1 June 2003. FK Vardar defended their championship title, having won their fifth title, second in a row.

Participating teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2002–03 First Macedonian Football League
Club City Stadium
FK Belasica Geras Cunev Strumica Stadion Mladost
FK Bregalnica Delčevo Gradski stadion Goce Delčev
FK Cementarnica 55 Skopje Stadion Cementarnica
FK Kumanovo Kumanovo Gradski stadion Kumanovo
FK Napredok Kičevo Gradski stadion Kičevo
FK Pelister Bitola Stadion Tumbe Kafe
FK Pobeda Prilep Stadion Goce Delčev
FK Rabotnički Kometal Skopje Gradski stadion Skopje
FK Sileks Kratovo Gradski stadion Kratovo
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 Vardar 33 22 6 5 73 37 +36 72 Champions League
1st Qualifying Round
2 Belasica GC 33 20 9 4 50 32 +18 69 UEFA Cup
Qualifying Round
3 Pobeda 33 20 5 8 55 33 +22 65 Intertoto Cup
First Round
4 Rabotnički Kometal 33 16 6 11 41 35 +6 54
5 Sloga Jugomagnat 33 15 6 12 62 50 +12 51
6 Sileks 33 14 4 15 40 35 +5 46
7 Napredok 33 13 3 17 39 41 -2 42
8 Cementarnica 55 33 11 9 13 45 39 +6 42 UEFA Cup
Qualifying Round
9 Tikveš 33 11 4 18 37 58 -21 37
10 Bregalnica Delčevo 33 10 6 17 44 49 -5 36
11 Pelister 33 7 7 19 30 60 -30 28 Relegated to
Second League
12 Kumanovo 33 4 5 24 24 71 -47 17

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Results[edit]

Every team will play three times against each other team for a total of 33 matches. The first 22 matchdays will consist of a regular double round-robin schedule. The league standings at this point will then be used to determine the games for the last 11 matchdays.

First and second round[edit]

Clubs BEL BRE CEM KUM NAP PEL POB RAB SIL SLO TIK VAR
Belasica 2:1 3:2 1:0 1:0 1:0 2:0 1:0 2:1 1:0 4:2 3:2
Bregalnica Delčevo 0:1 1:1 3:2 2:1 3:0* 1:1 1:1 1:0 5:2 0:1 0:1
Cementarnica 1:1 1:0 2:1 0:1 1:3 1:1 3:0 3:0 2:4 0:2 1:1
Kumanovo 1:1 0:0 0:4 1:0 0:0 0:2 0:1 0:1 2:1 1:2 1:4
Napredok 0:1 2:1 1:1 1:0 4:1 2:1 0:0 2:1 5:0 0:1 3:1
Pelister 1:1 3:1 1:0 1:0 1:2 1:1 1:0 0:1 0:0 3:2 1:2
Pobeda 4:0 4:3 2:1 0:2 2:1 1:0 1:0 2:0 3:1 2:1 3:1
Rabotnički 1:0 1:0 2:0 4:1 1:0 2:0 0:0 1:0 1:4 3:1 1:2
Sileks 1:1 1:0 1:1 3:0 3:0 1:0 1:0 4:1 1:0 3:0 1:3
Sloga Jugomagnat 0:0 2:0 0:0 0:0 1:0 3:3 2:0 1:1 1:0 5:1 2:1
Tikveš 1:1 0:1 4:2 2:0 2:0 1:2 1:0 0:2 1:1 2:1 1:1
Vardar 0:0 2:1 1:1 5:2 3:0 3:1 2:0 4:0 1:1 2:1 3:0

* = match awarded

Third round[edit]

Clubs BEL BRE CEM KUM NAP PEL POB RAB SIL SLO TIK VAR
Belasica 1:1 6:0 3:1 4:3 1:0 1:0
Bregalnica Delčevo 3:2 2:1 3:1 2:4 0:1
Cementarnica 2:0 6:0 1:0 0:1 2:0
Kumanovo 0:3 2:4 2:0 1:2 1:3
Napredok 0:1 0:0 4:2 1:2 0:2
Pelister 2:2 0:2 0:3 3:6 0:2
Pobeda 6:1 1:0 1:1 2:1 2:1 3:0
Rabotnički 1:1 1:0 3:1 0:2 1:2 4:1
Sileks 0:1 3:1 2:0 0:2 2:0 0:1
Sloga Jugomagnat 3:1 3:0 2:3 2:1 3:0 2:3
Tikveš 4:2 0:1 0:0 0:1 2:0
Vardar 2:1 5:1 3:2 4:3 1:1 6:2

Top goalscorers[edit]

Player Club Goals
Republic of Macedonia Ljubiša Savić
Bregalnica Delčevo, Sloga Jugomagnat
25
Republic of Macedonia Zoran Baldovaliev
Belasica
21
Republic of Macedonia Vasko Georgiev
Napredok, Bregalnica Delčevo
15
Brazil Rogério Oliveira
Vardar
Republic of Macedonia Antonio Tasev
Tikveš
Republic of Macedonia Dragan Dimitrovski
Napredok, Pobeda
13
Bulgaria Mario Petkov
Vardar
12
Republic of Macedonia Goran Stankovski
Sloga Jugomagnat
11
Republic of Macedonia Bojan Dimitrievski
Sileks
10

European competitions[edit]

Champions League 2002–03[edit]

Luxembourg F91 Dudelange - Vardar (1:1, 0:3), Vardar won 4:1 on aggregate
Vardar - Poland Legia Warsaw (1:3, 1:1), Legia Warsaw won 4:2 on aggregate

UEFA Cup 2002–03[edit]

Pobeda - Denmark Midtjylland (2:0, 0:3 aet), Midtjylland won 3:2 on aggregate
Portugal Leixões - Belasica (2:2, 2:1), Leixões won 4:2 on aggregate

Intertoto Cup 2002[edit]

Cementarnica 55 - Iceland FH Hafnarfjarðar (1:3, 2:1), FH Hafnarfjarðar won 4:3 on aggregate

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