2011–12 Macedonian First Football League

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Macedonian First League
Season 2011–12
Champions Vardar
6th Macedonian title
7th domestic title
Relegated Ohrid
11 Oktomvri
Champions League Vardar
Europa League Renova
Metalurg
Shkëndija
Matches played 198
Goals scored 501 (2.53 per match)
Top goalscorer Filip Ivanovski (24 goals)
Biggest home win Metalurg 6–0 Ohrid
Biggest away win Ohrid 1–7 Renova
Highest scoring Turnovo 5–4 Rabotnički

The 2011–12 Macedonian First League was the 20th season of the Macedonian First Football League, the highest football league of Macedonia. It began on 31 July 2011 and ended on 23 May 2012.

The league title was won by FK Vardar, winning its 6th official Macedonian First League title, and first since the 2002–03 season. The team went through the season without a single defeat until Round 32, on 20 May 2012, out of 33 games played. The defeat ended their chance of being undefeated, however, concluded with only 1 loss on a very dominating season.

Teams[edit]

Only one team was directly relegated at the end of the 2010–11 season; last-placed Pelister had to return to the Second League after five seasons. Vardar, originally going to be relegated as well after finishing in eleventh and second-to-last place, were eventually spared as fourth-placed Second League team Miravci, winners of their relegation/promotion play-off against ninth-placed First League sides FK Skopje, were not granted a First League licence.[1]

Because of a 1–4 defeat in their play-off, Skopje immediately returned to the Second League after just one season at the highest level of Macedonian football. The other relegation/promotion play-off featured tenth-placed Napredok and third-placed Second League team Tikveš; Napredok successfully retained their spot in the league after beating the Second League team by 2–0.

The relegated teams will be replaced by 2010–11 Second League champions 11 Oktomvri from Prilep and runners-up FK Ohrid. Both teams will make their debut in the league.

Location of teams in 2011–12 Macedonian First League
Club City Stadium Capacity
FK 11 Oktomvri Prilep Stadion Goce Delčev 15,000
FK Bregalnica Štip Gradski stadion Štip 4,000
FK Metalurg Skopje Stadion Železarnica 4,000
FK Napredok Kičevo Gradski stadion Kičevo 5,000
FK Ohrid Ohrid SRC Biljanini Izvori 3,000
FK Rabotnički Skopje Arena Filip II 36,400
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 Teteks Tetovo Gradski stadion Tetovo 12,000
FK Turnovo Turnovo Stadion Kukuš 1,500
FK Vardar Skopje Arena Filip II 36,400

Managers[edit]

(as of 23 May 2012)

Team Manager
11 Oktomvri Republic of Macedonia Naumovski, ToniToni Naumovski
Bregalnica Štip Republic of Macedonia Senev, TrajčeTrajče Senev
Metalurg Republic of Macedonia Hristov, GjorgjiGjorgji Hristov
Napredok Republic of Macedonia Bočeski, DraganDragan Bočeski
Ohrid Republic of Macedonia Mihajlov, GorazdGorazd Mihajlov
Rabotnički Slovenia Pevnik, RobertRobert Pevnik
Renova Republic of Macedonia Kostov, VlatkoVlatko Kostov
Sileks Republic of Macedonia Andovski, AneAne Andovski
Shkëndija Republic of Macedonia Osmani, QatipQatip Osmani
Teteks Republic of Macedonia Setinov, DragiDragi Setinov
Turnovo Republic of Macedonia Dimitkovski, LjupčoLjupčo Dimitkovski
Vardar Republic of Macedonia Gjorgioski, IlčoIlčo Gjorgioski

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Vardar (C) 33 22 10 1 50 15 +35 76 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Metalurg 33 19 10 4 53 16 +37 67 2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1
3 Shkëndija 33 20 6 7 53 28 +25 66
4 Renova 33 13 13 7 56 38 +18 52
5 Bregalnica Štip 33 13 6 14 51 46 +5 45
6 Sileks 33 13 3 17 42 51 −9 42
7 Napredok 33 12 6 15 37 51 −14 42
8 Rabotnički 33 11 8 14 49 45 +4 41
9 Turnovo (O) 33 10 8 15 34 42 −8 38 Qualification to relegation playoffs
10 Teteks (O) 33 8 11 14 23 48 −25 35
11 Ohrid (R) 33 6 8 19 26 62 −36 26 Relegation to 2012–13 Macedonian Second League
12 11 Oktomvri (R) 33 3 7 23 26 58 −32 16

Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Renova won the 2011–12 Macedonian Football Cup competition and thus qualified for the first qualifying round of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League.
(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.

Matches 1–22[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] OKT BRE MET NAP OHR RAB REN ŠKE SIL TET TUR VAR
11 Oktomvri 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–3 2–3 0–3 2–2 1–2 4–0 2–0 0–1
Bregalnica Štip 2–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 3–2 3–2 2–3 3–1 2–0 0–1 2–3
Metalurg 0–0 1–0 2–0 6–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–1
Napredok 1–0 0–1 0–4 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 0–1
Ohrid 1–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–2
Rabotnički 3–0 2–1 0–1 4–0 1–2 5–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2
Renova 1–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 0–0 0–0
Shkëndija 3–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 2–0 0–1
Sileks 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–4 4–0 3–2 1–1
Teteks 1–0 3–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–5 2–0 1–1 0–3 0–0
Turnovo 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–2
Vardar 2–0 3–0 1–0 5–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–0

Updated to games played on 22 March 2012.
Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Matches 23–33[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] OKT BRE MET NAP OHR RAB REN ŠKE SIL TET TUR VAR
11 Oktomvri 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–2 0–1
Bregalnica Štip 4–1 3–2 2–0 1–2 2–1
Metalurg 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 5–0
Napredok 2–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 0–0
Ohrid 1–4 1–2 0–2 1–7 1–1
Rabotnički 1–1 1–3 0–3 4–1 3–1 0–0
Renova 3–2 2–2 1–0 5–0 1–0 0–0
Shkëndija 3–2 1–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 1–0
Sileks 2–1 5–2 1–0 1–4 0–1 1–2
Teteks 2–0 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–0
Turnovo 1–1 2–1 5–4 0–1 2–1
Vardar 2–1 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 0–0

Updated to games played on pre-season.
Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation playoff[edit]

2 June 2012
16:30 CEST
Teteks 0 – 0 Skopje
Report
  Penalties  
Georgievski Penalty scored
Ristovski Penalty scored
Mitrevski Penalty scored
Aliu Penalty scored
Velinov Penalty scored
5–4 Popovski Penalty scored
Jašarovski Penalty missed
Argirovski Penalty scored
Dimitrovski Penalty scored
Galačev Penalty scored
Stadion Tumbe Kafe, Bitola
Attendance: 700
Referee: Marjan Markoski (Ohrid)

3 June 2012
16:30 CEST
Turnovo 1 – 0 Gorno Lisiče
Milušev Goal 31' Report
Stadion Goce Delčev, Prilep
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Marjan Eckoski (Ohrid)

Season statistics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official, FK Vardar Stays in First Division". MINA. Retrieved 2011-06-23. 
  2. ^ "Macedonian First League Top Scorers". UEFA (UEFA). Retrieved 13 December 2011. 

External links[edit]