2007–08 Macedonian First Football League

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Macedonian First League
Season 2007–08
Champions Rabotnički
3rd First League title
Relegated Shkëndija
Cementarnica 55
Champions League Rabotnički
UEFA Cup Milano
Pelister
Intertoto Cup Renova
Matches played 198
Goals scored 489 (2.47 per match)
Top goalscorer Ivica Gligorovski (15)

The 2007–08 Macedonian First League was the 16th season of the Macedonian First Football League, the highest football league of Macedonia. The first matches of the season were played on 5 August 2007. FK Pobeda were the defending champions, having won their second title. The 2007-08 champions were FK Rabotnički who won their third title.

Participating teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2007–08 Macedonian First League
Club City Stadium Capacity
FK Bashkimi Kumanovo Milano Arena 3,500
FK Cementarnica 55 Skopje Stadion Cementarnica 2,000
FK Makedonija GjP Skopje Stadion Gjorče Petrov 3,000
FK Milano Kumanovo Milano Arena 3,500
FK Napredok Kičevo Gradski stadion Kičevo 5,000
FK Pelister Bitola Stadion Tumbe Kafe 8,000
FK Pobeda Prilep Stadion Goce Delčev 15,000
FK Rabotnički Kometal Skopje Gradski stadion Skopje 18,104
FK Renova Džepčište Gradski stadion Tetovo 12,000
FK Shkëndija Tetovo Gradski stadion Tetovo 12,000
FK Sileks Kratovo Gradski stadion Kratovo 5,000
FK Vardar Skopje Gradski stadion Skopje 18,104

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Rabotnički Kometal (C) 33 24 7 2 51 11 +40 79 2008–09 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Milano 33 21 3 9 74 36 +38 66 2008–09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
3 Pelister 33 17 7 9 42 27 +15 58
4 Vardar 33 12 11 10 45 40 +5 47 Ineligible for 2008–09 European competitions 1
5 Renova 33 13 8 12 34 34 0 47 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
6 Pobeda 33 12 9 12 48 48 0 45
7 Makedonija 33 13 5 15 34 42 −8 44
8 Napredok 33 11 9 13 38 49 −11 42
9 Sileks (O) 33 10 11 12 33 36 −3 41 Relegation playoff
10 Baškimi (O) 33 8 6 19 40 63 −23 30
11 Shkëndija (R) 33 7 5 21 26 58 −32 26 Relegation to 2008–09 Macedonian Second League
12 Cementarnica 55 (R) 33 5 9 19 24 46 −22 24

Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head points; 5th head-to-head goal difference; 6th head-to-head goals scored; 7th draw.
For deciding champions, qualification to UEFA Cup, relegation play-offs and relegation: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th decision match(es)
1Vardar failed to get the UEFA license for the competition due to financial problems.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

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]

Home ╲ Away[1] BAS CEM MGP MIL NAP PEL POB RAB REN ŠKE SIL VAR
Baškimi 0–2 5–4 2–2 4–1 0–0 3–4 0–4 1–3 1–0 0–2 1–1
Cementarnica 55 3–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–2
Makedonija 3–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 4–1 1–1 1–1
Milano 4–2 5–1 5–0 3–1 3–0 4–0 1–2 3–0 1–0 4–0 1–0
Napredok 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 0–0
Pelister 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–1
Pobeda 2–1 4–3 4–1 4–1 4–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0
Rabotnički 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 4–2 3–0 2–0 4–1 1–0
Renova 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1
Shkëndija 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–3 2–1 1–0 3–02 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–1
Sileks 4–3 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–3 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–1
Vardar 6–1 1–0 4–1 0–0 5–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 4–1 1–0

Source: RSSSF.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2 Match awarded
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third round[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] BAS CEM MGP MIL NAP PEL POB RAB REN ŠKE SIL VAR
Baškimi 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–0
Cementarnica 55 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–3 1–1
Makedonija 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0
Milano 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 4–0 9–1
Napredok 1–0 4–3 0–0 4–3 5–3
Pelister 1–3 2–0 3–2 1–0 4–0 1–0
Pobeda 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–2
Rabotnički 2–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–0
Renova 0–0 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–0
Shkëndija 4–3 1–5 0–32 1–2 1–0
Sileks 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–0
Vardar 1–1 0–1 1–3 1–2 3–1 2–1

Source: RSSSF.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2 Match awarded
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation playoff[edit]

8 June 2008
16:30 CEST
Sileks 2 – 0 Belasica
Gligorov Goal 22'
Stojanovski Goal 70'

8 June 2008
16:30 CEST
Bashkimi 4 – 1 Miravci
Ismaili Goal
Trajčev Goal
Živadinović Goal
Đorović Goal
Karakamišev Goal

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Republic of Macedonia Ivica Gligorovski Milano 15
2 Serbia Saša Stojanović Milano 14
3 Republic of Macedonia Besart Ibraimi Napredok 12
Bosnia and Herzegovina Boško Stupić Sileks
5 Republic of Macedonia Argjend Beqiri Renova & Shkëndija 11
6 Republic of Macedonia Jovan Kostovski Vardar 10
7 Republic of Macedonia Borče Manevski Pobeda & Milano 9
Republic of Macedonia Ivan Tričkovski Rabotnički
Serbia Predrag Živadinović Bashkimi

Source: Macedonian Football (English)

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