2008–09 Macedonian First Football League

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Macedonian First League
Season 2008–09
Champions Makedonija GP
1st First League title
Relegated Napredok
Champions League Makedonija GP
Europa League Milano
Renova
Rabotnički
Matches played 165
Goals scored 380 (2.3 per match)
Top goalscorer Ivica Gligorovski (14)
Biggest home win Sileks 7–1 Napredok (16 November 2008)
Biggest away win Sileks 0–3 Metalurg (18 April 2009)
Highest scoring Sileks 7–1 Napredok (16 November 2008)

The 2008–09 Macedonian First League was the 17th season of the Macedonian First Football League, the highest football league of Macedonia. It began on 3 August 2008 and ended on 31 May 2009. FK Rabotnički were the defending champions, having won their third title the previous year. FK Baškimi withdrew from the championship due to financial reasons.[1]

Participating teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2008–09 Macedonian First League
Club City Stadium Capacity
FK Makedonija GjP Skopje Stadion Gjorče Petrov 3,000
FK Metalurg Skopje Stadion Železarnica 4,000
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 Skopje Gradski stadion Skopje
Arena Filip II
18,104
FK Renova Džepčište Gradski stadion Tetovo 12,000
FK Sileks Kratovo Gradski stadion Kratovo 5,000
FK Turnovo Turnovo Stadion Kukuš 1,500
FK Vardar Skopje Gradski stadion Skopje
Arena Filip II
18,104


Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Makedonija (C) 30 17 10 3 46 15 +31 61 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Milano 30 17 4 9 48 35 +13 55 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Renova 30 14 12 4 41 26 +15 54 2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 Rabotnički 30 13 8 9 40 25 +15 47 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
5 Vardar 30 11 12 7 35 23 +12 45
6 Turnovo 30 9 10 11 25 39 −14 37
7 Sileks 30 9 9 12 38 41 −3 36
8 Pobeda 30 8 8 14 31 47 −16 32
9 Metalurg (O) 30 6 11 13 25 35 −10 29 Relegation play-offs
10 Pelister (O) 30 7 7 16 25 42 −17 28
11 Napredok (R) 30 4 9 17 26 52 −26 21 Relegation to 2009–10 Macedonian Second League
Baškimi (R) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 002

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 play-off
1Rabotnički have won the 2008–09 Macedonian Football Cup competition and therefore qualified for the second qualifying round of the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League.
2Baškimi withdrew their participation prior to the start of the season due to financial problems.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results[edit]

The schedule consists of three rounds. During the first two rounds, each team played each other once home and away for a total of 20 matches. The pairings of the third round were then set according to the standings after the first two rounds, giving every team a third game against each opponent for a total of 30 games per team.

First and second round[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] MGP MET MIL NAP PEL POB RAB REN SIL TUR VAR
Makedonija 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 4–0 1–0
Metalurg 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1
Milano 1–0 2–1 5–0 3–1 5–2 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 1–3
Napredok 1–0 1–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–1
Pelister 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 3–1 3–1 0–0
Pobeda 1–2 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–0
Rabotnički 3–3 1–0 4–0 1–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 3–0 4–1 2–0
Renova 0–32 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1
Sileks 1–1 2–2 0–0 7–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 0–0
Turnovo 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0
Vardar 0–1 1–1 2–4 4–2 3–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–0

Source: RSSSF.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2The match of Round 8 was awarded to Makedonija Gjorče Petrov after it was interrupted in 45th minute due to Renova's fans attacking Makedonija's midfielder Georges Ambourouet.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third round[edit]

Key numbers for pairing determination (number marks position after 20 games):

23rd round 24th round 25th round 26th round 27th round 28th round
 1 – 7       6 – 7     7 – 8      5 – 7      7 – 9      4 – 7
 2 – 8      11 – 4     1 – 9      6 – 4      8 – 10     5 – 3
 3 – 9      10 – 3     2 – 10    11 – 2      1 – 11     6 – 2
 4 – 10      9 – 2     3 – 11    10 – 1      3 – 6     11 – 8
 5 – 11      8 – 1     5 – 6      9 – 8      4 – 5     10 – 9

29th round 30th round 31st round 32nd round 33rd round
 7 – 10      3 – 7     7 – 11     2 – 7     11 – 6
 9 – 11      4 – 2     9 – 6      3 – 1     10 – 5
 1 – 6       5 – 1     8 – 5      4 – 8      9 – 4
 2 – 5       6 – 8     1 – 4      5 – 9      8 – 3
 3 – 4      11 – 10    2 – 3      6 – 10     1 – 2
Home ╲ Away[1] MGP MET MIL NAP PEL POB RAB REN SIL TUR VAR
Makedonija 0–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0
Metalurg 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1
Milano 2–0 4–1 3–1 3–2 1–2 1–0
Napredok 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1
Pelister 2–2 3–1 1–0 2–2 0–0
Pobeda 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–1
Rabotnički 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 3–1
Renova 4–0 4–1 3–0 1–0 2–2
Sileks 0–3 4–2 1–0 2–3
Turnovo 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1
Vardar 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–2

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

Relegation playoff[edit]

13 June 2009
16:30 (UTC+2)
Metalurg 5 – 1 Bregalnica Štip
Đurić Goal 10'
Ilioski Goal 15'75'
Mihajlović Goal 79'
Velkoski Goal 89'
Novakov Goal 55'
Stadion Goce Delčev, Prilep
Referee: Goran Spirkoski (Prilep)

13 June 2009
16:30 (UTC+2)
Pelister 3 – 0 Shkëndija 79
Glavevski Goal 64'68'
Dimitrovski Goal 85'
Stadion Mladost, Strumica
Referee: Vladimir Kiprijanovski (Skopje)

Top goalscorers[edit]

14 goals
13 goals
12 goals
11 goals
10 goals
9 goals
8 goals

Source: Macedonian Football (English)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FK Bashkimi quits from Macedonian football". macedonianfootball.com. 1 August 2008. 

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