Montenegrin First League of Men's Handball

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Prva Muška Liga
Countries Montenegro Montenegro
Confederation EHF
Founded 2006
Number of teams 8
Level on pyramid Level 1
International cup(s) EHF Cup Winners' Cup
EHF Cup
EHF Challenge Cup
Current champions Lovćen Cetinje
(2012–13)
Most championships Lovćen Cetinje (3)
Website http://www.rscg.co.me
Montenegrin First Handball League 2013/14

The Montenegrin First League of Men's Handball (in montenegrin Prva Muška Liga) is the top men's team handball league in Montenegro. It is organized by the Handball Federation of Montenegro.

In the league participate eight clubs, and the season have two parts. During the first part, there are 14 weekends, after which are forming two groups - TOP4 (league for the champion) and LAST4 (league for relegation).

First League is one of three men's handball competitions in Montenegro. Other high level competition is Montenegrin Cup.

Current season[edit]

The league regularly consists of eight teams, but in the season 2013/14 there are seven participants. In the second part of season, four best clubs will participate in the TOP4 league for champion, and the last three will play in relegation league.

Teams for season 2013–14[edit]

The following seven clubs participate in the Montenegrin First League 2013/14.

Team City Hall Capacity
Lovćen Cetinje SRC Lovćen 2,050
Sutjeska Nikšić SRC Nikšić 3,000
Mojkovac Mojkovac City Hall 1,200
Boka Tivat Dvorana Župa 1,500
Budvanska rivijera Budva Mediterranean SC 1,300
Danilovgrad Danilovgrad City Hall 1,000
Ulcinj Ulcinj City Hall 1,500

EHF league ranking[edit]

For season 2014/2015[1]
Current
Ranking
Movement Last Season
Ranking
League Coefficient
30 Substituted in (31) Cyprus Cyprusian Handball League 6,88
31 Substituted in (33) Estonia Meistriliiga 6,00
32 Substituted off (28) Montenegro Prva Crnogorska Liga 5,73
33 Substituted off (29) Iceland N1 deildin 5,09
34 Substituted in (34) Bulgaria Prva Liga 4,50

Previous seasons[edit]

Winners (League / Cup)[edit]

Year Champion Cup Winner
2006/07 RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Berane
2007/08 RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Sutjeska Nikšić
2008/09 RK Budućnost Podgorica RK Lovćen Cetinje
2009/10 RK Budućnost Podgorica RK Lovćen Cetinje
2010/11 RK Mojkovac RK Lovćen Cetinje
2011/12 RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Lovćen Cetinje
2012/13 RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Lovćen Cetinje
2013/14 RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Lovćen Cetinje

League[edit]

Year Champion 2. place 3. place
2006/07 RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Berane RK Sutjeska Nikšić
2007/08 RK Berane RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Sutjeska Nikšić
2008/09 RK Budućnost Podgorica RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Sutjeska Nikšić
2009/10 RK Budućnost Podgorica RK Sutjeska Nikšić RK Lovćen Cetinje
2010/11 RK Mojkovac RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Sutjeska Nikšić
2011/12 RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Mojkovac RK Sutjeska Nikšić
2012/13 RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Mojkovac RK Budvanska rivijera Budva
2013/14 RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Budvanska rivijera Budva RK Boka Tivat

Champions[edit]

Since 2006, four different clubs won the trophy of Montenegrin handball champion.
Most successful were RK Lovćen Cetinje with 4 titles and now dissolved RK Budućnost Podgorica (2 trophies). With 2 titles from FR Yugoslavia Championship (2000, 2001), two trophies of FRY Cup Winner (2002, 2003) and 5 wins in Montenegrin Cup, RK Lovćen is the most successful participant of Montenegrin First League.
Clubs which have one champions trophy are RK Mojkovac and RK Berane.

Club Titles Years Won Runner-up
RK Lovćen Cetinje
4
2007, 2012, 2013, 2014 2008, 2009, 2011
RK Budućnost Podgorica
2
2009, 2010
RK Berane
1
2008 2007
RK Mojkovac
1
2011 2012, 2013
RK Sutjeska Nikšić
0
2009
RK Budvanska rivijera Budva
0
2014

Performances by clubs[edit]

Location of the teams which played in the Montenegrin First League

During the past, in Montenegrin First League participated 13 different teams. Only two clubs compete in the all seasons - Lovćen and Sutjeska.

Club Participations Seasons
RK Lovćen Cetinje 8 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
RK Sutjeska Nikšić 8 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
RK Berane 7 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
RK Mojkovac 7 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
RK Mornar Bar 6 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
RK Budvanska rivijera Budva 6 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
RK Rudar Pljevlja 5 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
RK Budućnost Podgorica 3 2008, 2009, 2010
RK Boka Tivat 3 2007, 2008, 2014
RK Danilovgrad 2 2010, 2014
RK Ulcinj 2 2013, 2014
RK Cepelin Cetinje 2 2007, 2012
RK Sedmerac Bar 1 2012

Below is the list of participants of the First League with their placements during the every single season.

Club 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
RK Berane 2 1 4 7 6 8 7 -
RK Boka 7 7 - - - - - 3
RK Budućnost - 5 1 1 - - - -
RK Budvanska rivijera - - 5 6 5 4 3 2
RK Cepelin 8 - - - - 7 - -
RK Danilovgrad - - - 8 - - - 7
RK Lovćen 1 2 2 3 2 1 1 1
RK Mojkovac 5 6 6 - 1 2 2 5
RK Mornar 4 4 8 7 7 - 6 -
RK Rudar 6 - 7 4 5 5 - -
RK Sedmerac - - - - - 6 - -
RK Sutjeska 3 3 3 2 3 3 4 4
RK Ulcinj - - - - - - 5 6

Montenegrin teams in European competitions[edit]

Montenegrin men's handball clubs are participating in the EHF competitions since the season 1995/96.

First team which ever competed at the European cups was Mornar Bar and most successful Montenegrin represent in the European competitions is Lovćen Cetinje. The other Montenegrin clubs which competed at the EHF competitions are Berane, Rudar Pljevlja, Budućnost Podgorica, Sutjeska Nikšić, Mojkovac and Budvanska rivijera Budva.

The greatest result in the European cups made RK Lovćen during the season 2000/01. As a champion of FR Yugoslavia, Lovćen won fifth place in the EHF Champions League.

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