Montenegrin First League
|Number of teams||12|
|Levels on pyramid||2 (2004–06)
|Promotion to||First League of Serbia and Montenegro (2004–06)|
|Relegation to||Montenegrin Second League|
|Domestic cup(s)||Montenegrin Cup|
|International cup(s)||UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
|Most championships||FK Mogren, Budućnost (2 titles)|
The First League of Montenegro (Serbo-Croatian: 'Prva crnogorska fudbalska liga — 1. CFL'; pronounced [pr̂ːvaː t͡srnǒɡorskaː fûdbaːlskaː lǐːɡa]) is the top football league in Montenegro. It is headed by the Football Association of Montenegro. 12 teams participate in this league. The winner of the Montenegrin First League starts the qualifications for the UEFA Champions League from the second round. The second placed team and the National Cup winner play in the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Europa League. The last placed team are relegated to the Montenegrin Second League.
While Montenegro was part of socialist Yugoslavia, its top league was the Yugoslav First League. When SFRY dissolved, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was formed in 1992 and the Serbian and Montenegrin teams played in this league, although it was still named Yugoslav First League. In 2003, the FR Yugoslavia was renamed to Serbia and Montenegro and the football league followed suit. The First League of Montenegro was formed in 2004, as one of the state's two second division leagues, along with the Serbian First League. In 2006, Montenegro split from Serbia and Montenegro, thus making the First League of Montenegro its top national competition.
UEFA Country Ranking for league participation in 2012–13 European football season (Previous year rank in italics)
- 40 (41) Kazakhstan Premier League
- 41 (40) Icelandic Premier League
- 42 (43) Montenegrin First League
- 43 (42) Liechtenstein Football Cup
- 44 (44) Albanian Superliga
Teams Participating in 2013-14 season
- FK Budućnost (Podgorica)
- FK Čelik (Nikšić)
- FK Dečić (Tuzi) (Promoted as a Champion of the Second League)
- FK Grbalj (Radanovići)
- FK Lovćen (Cetinje)
- FK Mladost (Podgorica)
- FK Mogren (Budva)
- FK Mornar (Bar)
- OFK Petrovac (Petrovac)
- FK Rudar (Pljevlja)
- FK Sutjeska (Nikšić)
- FK Zeta (Golubovci)
Relegated in 2012/13
Promoted from the Second League in 2012/13
Champions and Top scorers by seasons
Champions so far were:
|Season||Champions||Runners up||Third place||Top scorer(s)||Goals|
|2004–05||Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje||Kom||Dečić|
|2006–07||Zeta||Budućnost||Grbalj|| Damir Čakar (Rudar)
Žarko Korać (Zeta)
|2007–08||Budućnost||Zeta||Mogren||Ivan Jablan (Lovćen)||13|
|2008–09||Mogren||Budućnost||Sutjeska||Fatos Bećiraj (Budućnost)||18|
|2009–10||Rudar||Budućnost||Mogren||Ivan Bošković (Grbalj)||28|
|2010–11||Mogren (2)||Budućnost||Rudar||Ivan Vuković (Budućnost)||20|
|2011–12||Budućnost (2)||Rudar||Zeta||Admir Adrović (Budućnost)||22|
|2012–13||Sutjeska||Budućnost||Čelik|| Admir Adrović (Budućnost)
Žarko Korać (Zeta)
Performance by club
All-time league scorers
Players in bold are still active in the Montenegrin First League
All time Prva CFL
Ssn = Number of seasons; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points; PPG = Points per game; HF = Highest finish
1 In the 2006-07 season, Zeta Golubovci was deducted 1 point.
2 In the 2007-08 season, Sutjeska Nikšić was deducted 3 points.
3 In the 2008-09 season, Zeta Golubovci was deducted 10 points.
4 In the 2009-10 season, Mornar Bar was deducted 1 point.
5 In the 2011–12 season, Berane was deducted 1 point.
6 In the 2012–13 season, FK Mogren was deducted 1 point.
- "Montenegro - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
- League by Weltfussballarchiv (English)
- Football Association of Montenegro - Official Site
- League on soccerway.com