2008–09 Slovenian PrvaLiga

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Slovenian PrvaLiga
Season 2008–09
Champions Maribor
(8th title)
Relegated Primorje
Champions League Maribor
Europa League Gorica
Rudar
Interblock
Matches played 180
Goals scored 468 (2.6 per match)
Top goalscorer Etien Velikonja
(17 goals)
Biggest home win Interblock 5–0 Nafta
Biggest away win Drava 0–4 Maribor
Highest scoring Gorica 3–5 Drava
(8 goals)
Longest winning run 7 games
Drava
Longest unbeaten run 12 games
Maribor
Longest winless run 17 games
Drava
Longest losing run 6 games
Drava
Highest attendance 9,000
Maribor 1–0 Celje
Lowest attendance 150
Koper 3–2 Celje
Total attendance 215,830
Average attendance 1,199

The 2008–09 Slovenian PrvaLiga (also known as the 1. SNL, English: Slovenian First League) was the 18th season of top-tier football league in Slovenia. The competition is officially called PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije for sponsorship reasons. The season started on 19 July 2008 and ended on 23 May 2009.

Clubs[edit]

Location of teams in the Slovenian PrvaLiga 2008-09
Club Location Stadium Capacity
Celje Celje Arena Petrol 13,006
Domžale Domžale Sports Park 2,813
Drava Ptuj Ptuj City Stadium 2,200
Gorica Nova Gorica Sports Park 3,066
Interblock Ljubljana ŽŠD Ljubljana Stadium 3,986
Koper Koper Bonifika Stadium 4,500
Maribor Maribor Ljudski vrt 12,435
Nafta Lendava Lendava Sports Park 2,030
Primorje Ajdovščina Ajdovščina Football Stadium 3,000
Rudar Velenje Velenje Ob Jezeru 2,500

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Livar were relegated to the Slovenian Second League after just one year in the PrvaLiga, finishing last with only 17 points. Drava Ptuj successfully avoided relegation by beating Bonifika in the relegation play-offs.

Promoted to Slovenia's top football league were Second League champions Rudar Velenje, returning to Prva Liga after a two-year absence.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Maribor (C) 36 17 12 7 62 44 +18 63 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Gorica 36 17 5 14 60 55 +5 56 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Rudar 36 16 7 13 44 39 +5 55 2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 Celje 36 15 8 13 48 39 +9 53
5 Domžale 36 12 14 10 44 40 +4 50
6 Interblock 36 13 8 15 52 51 +1 47 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 1
7 Nafta 36 11 10 15 36 52 −16 43
8 Koper 36 10 12 14 39 47 −8 42 KOP: 6 pts, 7–6
DRA: 6 pts, 6–7
9 Drava (O) 36 12 6 18 47 53 −6 42 Qualification to relegation play-offs
10 Primorje (R) 36 9 14 13 36 48 −12 41 Relegation to Slovenian Second League 2009-10

Source: kicker.de (German)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
1Interblock Ljubljana won the Slovenian Cup 2008–09 and qualified for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
(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.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

The 9th placed team played a two-legged relegation play-off against the runners-up of Slovenian Second League 2008–09, played on 31 May and 7 June 2009. Drava won 9–3 on aggregate and thereby secured a spot in the 2009–10 season of Slovenian PrvaLiga.

31 May 2009
17:00 CEST
Aluminij 3 – 2 Drava
Dugolin Goal 22'
Šimenko Goal 45'
Milec Goal 73'
da Silva Goal 63' Goal 82'

7 June 2009
17:00 CEST
Drava 7 – 0 Aluminij
Kronaveter Goal 16' Goal 27' Goal 74'
Zilić Goal 31' Goal 58'
Čeh Goal 68'
Drevenšek Goal 80'
Krajcer Red card 15'
Dugolin Red card 54'

Results[edit]

Every team plays four times against their opponents, twice at home and twice on the road, for a total of 36 matches.

First half of the season[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] CEL DOM DRA GOR INT KOP MAR NAF PRI RUD
Celje 0–0 1–0 3–2 0–0 2–1 3–3 2–1 2–2 2–0
Domžale 1–2 0–0 2–3 4–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 2–1
Drava 0–2 3–0 5–1 1–2 2–1 0–4 1–0 1–1 0–1
Gorica 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 0–2
Interblock 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–1
Koper 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1
Maribor 2–1 3–0 1–1 4–3 4–1 3–2 4–1 3–3 2–1
Nafta 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1
Primorje 1–4 3–3 0–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 3–1
Rudar 2–2 1–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 5–1 1–2 0–0 0–1

Source: kicker.de (German)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of the season[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] CEL DOM DRA GOR INT KOP MAR NAF PRI RUD
Celje 0–1 1–3 1–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–1
Domžale 0–3 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–0 3–3 2–2 0–0 0–1
Drava 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 4–1 0–1 2–0
Gorica 1–0 2–3 3–5 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 3–3 0–1
Interblock 2–0 0–2 3–2 1–2 1–1 4–1 5–0 3–1 0–1
Koper 3–2 0–0 1–2 3–1 3–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 0–1
Maribor 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 4–1
Nafta 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–4 3–3 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1
Primorje 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–0
Rudar 0–1 2–2 3–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–1

Source: kicker.de (German)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

17 goals
15 goals
13 goals
11 goals
10 goals
9 goals

Last updated: 20 May 2009
Source: www.prva-liga.net (Slovene)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific

External links[edit]