First League of the Republika Srpska

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First League of the Republika Srpska
Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1995
Number of teams 14
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Relegation to Second League of the Republika Srpska
Domestic cup(s) Bosnian Cup, Republika Srpska Cup
International cup(s) UEFA Europa League
(The winner of the Bosnian Cup earns
an automatic spot in the Europa League)
Current champions Mladost (VO)
(2012–13)
Most championships Borac (3 titles)
Radnik (3 titles)
TV partners RTRS
Website RS First League (Serbian)
2014–15 First League of the Republika Srpska

First League of the Republika Srpska (Serbian: Прва лига Републике Српске / Prva liga Republike Srpske) is a second level football competition in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since there were three different football championships in country, organized on ethnic principles, the "First League of the Republika Srpska" was the top flight in Republika Srpska before 2002. However, the champions of this League were not recognized by UEFA. In 2002, the top clubs from Republika Srpska joined Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the First League was kept as one of two second level divisions. It is still run by the Football Association of Republika Srpska, and has ended its boycott of Bosnian football on a federal level.

The league consists of 14 teams. Each team plays a total of 26 games during the course of a regular season, times each team (once at home and once away). The League champion is promoted to the Premier League at the end of the season, and the bottom clubs are relegated to lower leagues. The number of relegated teams depends on how many clubs are entering the league. That will be the winners of 3 third level leagues, and clubs relegated from Premier League. So, sometimes two clubs will be relegated, and sometimes three or four.

Clubs 2013–14[edit]

League champions[edit]

Previous champions and winners of the league are:[1]

Since 2002-03 season, it became a second national level competition. League champion gets direct promotion to the Premier League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prvaci prve lige Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine". bihsoccer.com. 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 

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