Serbian SuperLiga

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Serbian SuperLiga
Jelen superliga logo.jpg
Country Serbia
Confederation UEFA
Founded 2006
Number of teams 16
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to Serbian First League
Domestic cup(s) Serbian Cup
International cup(s) Champions League
Europa League
Current champions Red Star
(2013–14, 26th title)
Most championships Red Star
(26 titles)
Top goalscorer Andrija Kaluđerović (57 goals)
TV partners Arena Sport, Prva TV
Website superliga.rs
2014–15 season

The Serbian SuperLiga (Serbian: Суперлига Србије, Superliga Srbije) is a Serbian professional league for football clubs. At the top of the Serbian football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. It is contested by 16 clubs, operating a system of promotion and relegation with the Serbian First League (Prva liga Srbija, second Serbian football tier). The SuperLiga was formed during summer 2005 as the country's top football league competition in Serbia and Montenegro. Since summer 2006 after the secession of Montenegro from Serbia, the league only has Serbian clubs.

Serbian clubs used to compete in the Yugoslav First League. This competition was formed in 1923 and lasted until 2003. After the downfall of SFR Yugoslavia in 1991 a new Yugoslavia would be formed that would be named FR Yugoslavia with Montenegro and Serbia. They kept the name Yugoslavia until 2003 when the country changed its name to Serbia and Montenegro: this union lasted until 2006 when Montenegro gained independence and formed its own league, the Montenegrin First League. There are also no Kosovar teams participating in the league.

The current SuperLiga champions are Crvena zvezda. UEFA currently ranks the league 20th in Europe of 53 leagues.[1] The league was known as Meridian PrvaLiga/SuperLiga from Autumn 2004 until Summer 2008. The league's current official sponsor is beer maker Jelen pivo, thus resulting in the league's official name to be Jelen SuperLiga.

Format[edit]

Competition[edit]

The SuperLiga began as a league with a playoff system in an attempt to boost ratings and improve competition. After the first season however, the SuperLiga changed its format. The 2007–08 season was the first to be played in a more traditional format. The league no longer divided into a play-off and play-out group midway through the campaign. Instead, the 12 teams began playing each other three times in a more conventional league format. After two seasons with that format the Football Association of Serbia decided to add 4 teams to the SuperLiga. The 2009–10 season will be the first with a 16 team league played in a conventional league format of one home and one away match rather than the previous 3 match encounters. This drops the match schedule from 33 rounds to 30.

Qualification for UEFA competitions[edit]

The champions of the SuperLiga begin its UEFA Champions League finalists are already qualified for Europe through league position.

History[edit]

The SuperLiga was a part of the Yugoslav First League. In 1992 as the country fell apart Serbia and Montenegro remained united under the name Yugoslavia. In 2003, Yugoslavia was renamed to Serbia and Montenegro and the football league followed suit. Finally after Montenegrin independence from Serbia, in 2006, both nations now have two independent leagues.

Yugoslav First League[edit]

Club Titles Years Won
Red Star
19
1951, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992
Partizan
11
1947, 1949, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1987
Vojvodina
2
1966, 1989

First League of FR Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro[edit]

The First League of FR Yugoslavia (Prva savezna liga or Meridian SuperLiga) was formed in 1992 after the breakup of SFR Yugoslavia and it was constituted by the top football clubs from Serbia and Montenegro.

The league winner had access to the UEFA Champions League qualifications rounds, and the 2nd, 3rd and the Cup winner had played in the UEFA Cup. The bottom clubs would be relegated to the two Second Leagues depending on the republic they were based in, the Second League of Serbia (Druga savezna liga Srbija) and the Second League of Montenegro (Druga savezna liga grupa Crna Gora).

In 2002, FR Yugoslavia changed its name to Serbia and Montenegro, and the league was named First League of Serbia and Montenegro between 2002 and its dissolution, in 2006. In 2006 Serbia and Montenegro separated and formed their own top leagues (Serbian SuperLiga and Montenegrin First League). Serbian SuperLiga was officially declared the successor of the First Leagues of FR Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro.

A total of 41 clubs participated between 1992 and 2006, being 34 from Serbia, 6 from Montenegro and one from Bosnia and Herzegovina (Borac Banja Luka was temporarily based in Serbia in early 1990s). A total of 3 clubs were champions, all from Serbia, Partizan (8 times), Red Star (5 times) and Obilić (once).

Season Champions Runners-up Third place Top scorer(s) Goals
1992–93 Partizan  Red Star  Vojvodina Anto Drobnjak (Red Star)
Vesko Mihajlović (Vojvodina)
22
1993–94 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Savo Milošević (Partizan) 21
1994–95  Red Star  Partizan Vojvodina Savo Milošević (Partizan) 30
1995–96 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Vojislav Budimirović (Čukarički) 23
1996–97 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Zoran Jovičić (Red Star) 21
1997–98 Obilić Red Star Partizan Saša Marković (Železnik / Red Star) 27
1998–99 Partizan Obilić  Red Star  Dejan Osmanović (Hajduk Kula) 16
1999–00 Red Star Partizan Obilić Mateja Kežman (Partizan) 27
2000–01 Red Star Partizan Obilić Petar Divić (OFK Beograd) 27
2001–02 Partizan Red Star Sartid Zoran Đurašković (Mladost Lučani) 27
2002–03 Partizan Red Star OFK Belgrade Zvonimir Vukić (Partizan) 22
2003–04 Red Star Partizan Železnik Nikola Žigić (Red Star) 19
2004–05 Partizan Red Star Zeta Marko Pantelić (Red Star) 21
2005–06 Red Star Partizan Voždovac Srđan Radonjić (Partizan) 20
Club Titles Years Won
Partizan
8
1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2005
Red Star
5
1995, 2000, 2001, 2004 and 2006
Obilić
1
1998

Serbian Superliga[edit]

A total of 28 clubs participated between 2006 and 2013 in the Serbian Superliga. After 7 seasons, Partizan has won 6 championship titles and Red Star has won 1 championship title. Also, Partizan is a record holder of winning 6 consecutive champion titles.

Season Champions Runners up Third place Top scorer(s) Goals
2006–07 Red Star Partizan Vojvodina Srđan Baljak (Banat) 18
2007–08 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Nenad Jestrović (Red Star) 13
2008–09 Partizan Vojvodina Red Star Lamine Diarra (Partizan) 19
2009–10 Partizan Red Star OFK Dragan Mrđa (Vojvodina) 22
2010–11 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Ivica Iliev (Partizan)
Andrija Kaluđerović (Red Star)
13
2011–12 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Darko Spalević (Radnički Kragujevac) 19
2012–13 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Miloš Stojanović (Jagodina) 19
2013–14 Red Star Partizan Jagodina Dragan Mrđa (Red Star) 19
Club Titles Years Won
Partizan
6
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Red Star
2
2007, 2014

Serbian all-time champions (1914–2014)[edit]

Club Titles Years Won
Red Star
26
1951, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2014
Partizan
25
1947, 1949, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
BSK/OFK
5
1931, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1939
Jugoslavija
5
1914, 1922, 1924, 1925 ,1942
Vojvodina
2
1966, 1989
Obilić
1
1998

All-time table 2006–2014[edit]

The following is a list of clubs who have played in the Serbian SuperLiga at any time since its formation in 2006 to the current season. Teams playing in the 2013–14 Serbian SuperLiga season are indicated in bold. A total of 28 teams have played in the Serbian SuperLiga. The table is accurate as of the end of the 2013–14 season.

Pos. Team Town S P W D L F A Pts 1st App Since/Last App Highest finish
1 Partizan Belgrade 8 248 186 37 25 513 152 595 6 2 2006–07 2006–07 1st
2 Red Star Belgrade 8 248 170 41 37 462 196 551 2 5 1 2006–07 2006–07 1st
3 Vojvodina Novi Sad 8 248 127 66 55 354 205 447 1 5 2006–07 2006–07 2nd
4 OFK Beograd Belgrade 8 248 93 51 104 271 297 329 1 2006–07 2006–07 3rd
5 FK Jagodina Jagodina 6 183 72 42 69 201 190 258 1 2008–09 2008–09 3rd
6 Hajduk Kula Kula 7 218 64 59 95 194 248 251 2006–07 2012–13 5th
7 Javor Ivanjica Ivanjica 6 183 56 64 63 172 182 238 2008–09 2008–09 4th
8 Rad Belgrade Belgrade 6 183 61 52 70 187 193 235 2008–09 2008–09 4th
9 Borac Čačak Čačak 6 188 53 57 78 142 205 216 2006–07 2011–12 4th
10 Spartak Subotica Subotica 5 150 53 46 51 159 161 205 2009–10 2009–10 4th
11 FK Smederevo Smederevo 6 185 50 42 93 153 240 192 2006–07 2012–13 8th
12 Sloboda Užice Užice 4 120 45 32 43 136 145 167 2010–11 2010–11 5th
13 Čukarički Belgrade 5 156 40 36 80 126 213 156 2007–08 2013–14 5th
14 Napredak Kruševac Kruševac 4 126 37 32 57 125 158 143 2007–08 2013–14 5th
15 BSK Borča Belgrade 4 120 31 30 59 91 170 123 2009–10 2012–13 12th
16 Radnički Kragujevac Kragujevac 3 90 25 35 30 93 111 110 2011–12 2011–12 6th
17 Banat Zrenjanin Zrenjanin 3 98 25 26 47 91 141 101 2006–07 2008–09 9th
18 FK Novi Pazar Novi Pazar 3 90 24 25 41 82 115 97 2011–12 2011–12 8th
19 Voždovac Belgrade 2 62 22 13 27 67 80 89 2006–07 2013–14 7th
20 Metalac Gornji Milanovac 3 90 20 19 51 59 125 79 2009–10 2011–12 9th
21 Radnički Niš Niš 2 60 19 20 21 58 66 77 2012–13 2012–13 6th
22 Bežanija Belgrade 2 65 17 16 32 67 89 67 2006–07 2007–08 4th
23 Donji Srem Pećinci 2 60 16 18 26 55 74 66 2012–13 2012–13 11th
24 OFK Mladost Apatin Apatin 1 32 11 8 13 25 33 41 2006–07 2006–07 6th
25 Mladost Lučani Lučani 1 33 8 14 11 32 41 38 2007–08 2007–08 7th
26 FK Inđija Inđija 1 30 7 5 18 29 47 26 2010–11 2010–11 15th
27 Mladi Radnik Požarevac 1 30 5 10 15 19 47 25 2009–10 2009–10 16th
28 FK Zemun Belgrade 1 32 1 4 27 22 64 7 2006–07 2006–07 12th

League or status at 2013–14:

2013–14 Serbian SuperLiga
2013–14 Serbian First League
2013–14 Serbian League
2013–14 Međuopštinska liga (5th tier)
Dissolved

Current clubs[edit]

The following 16 clubs compete in the Jelen SuperLiga during the 2014–15 season.[2]

Club
Finishing position
in 2013–14
First season in
top division
First season after
most recent promotion
Stadium Official website
Borac Čačak 2nd in the Serbian First League Arrow-up.png 1994–95 2014–15 Čačak Stadium boracfk.com
Čukarički 5th 1995–96 2013–14 Čukarički Stadium fkcukaricki.rs
Donji Srem 12th 2012–13 2012–13 Donji Srem Stadium fkdonjisrem.com
FK Jagodina 3rd 2008–09 2008–09 Jagodina Stadium fkjagodina.org.rs
Mladost Lučani 1st in the Serbian First League Arrow-up.png 1995–96 2014–15 Mladost Stadium http://fkmladostlucani.com
Napredak Kruševac 9th 1951 2013–14 Mladost Stadium fknapredak.rs
FK Novi Pazar 8th 2011–12 2011–12 Novi Pazar City Stadium fknovipazar.rs
OFK Beograd 11th 1927 1998–99 Omladinski Stadium ofkbeograd.co.rs
Partizan Belgrade 2nd 1946–47 1946–47 Partizan Stadium partizan.rs
Rad Belgrade 14th 1987–88 2008–09 Stadion Kralj Petar I fcrad.co.rs
Radnički Kragujevac 13th 1969–70 2011–12 Čika Dača Stadium fkradnicki.com
Radnički Niš 6th 1962–63 2012–13 Stadion Čair fcradnicki-nis.com
Red Star Belgrade 1st 1946–47 1946–47 Red Star Stadium crvenazvezdafk.com
Spartak Subotica 10th 1946–47 2009–10 Subotica City Stadium fkspartakzlatiborvoda.com
Vojvodina Novi Sad 4th 1931–32 1987–88 Karađorđe Stadium fkvojvodina.rs
FK Voždovac 7th 2005–06 2013–14 Voždovac Stadium fkvozdovac.rs

Stadium[edit]

Serbian top level football has been played in 27 stadiums since its formation in 2006. The top-three stadiums in SuperLiga by seating capacity are Belgrade based Red Star Stadium and Partizan Stadium, and Čair Stadium in Niš.

Stadiums by seating capacity in the Serbian SuperLiga
Stadium Club City Opened Capacity
1 Red Star Stadium Red Star Belgrade 1963 55,538
2 Partizan Stadium Partizan Belgrade 1951 32,710
3 Omladinski Stadium OFK Beograd Belgrade 1957 19,100
4 Čair Stadium Radnički Niš 1963 18,151
5 Čika Dača Stadium Radnički 1923 Kragujevac 1957 15,100

Players[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Andrija Kaluđerović scored 57 goals in the SuperLiga
As of May 26, 2014
Ten players with most goals in the Serbian SuperLiga (2006–present)
Player Period Club(s) Goals
1 Andrija Kaluđerović 2006–2011 / 2013 OFK Beograd / Rad / Crvena Zvezda / Vojvodina 57
2 Lamine Diarra 2007–2010 / 2011–2012 Partizan 56
3 Dragan Mrđa 2008–2010 / 2013– Vojvodina / Crvena Zvezda 54
4 Nenad Milijaš 2006–2009 / 2012– Crvena Zvezda 50
5 Aboubakar Oumarou 2009–2013 Crvena Zvezda / OFK Beograd / Vojvodina 36
5 Milan Bojović 2007–2012 Čukarički / Jagodina / Vojvodina 36
7 Predrag Ranđelović 2007–2008 / 2012–2013 Bežanija / Sloboda 35
8 Darko Spalević 2011– Radnički Kragujevac 34
9 Cléo 2008–2010 Crvena Zvezda / Partizan 30
10 Dušan Tadić 2006–2010 Vojvodina 29

Most apps[edit]

As of May 26, 2013
Ten players with most apps in the Serbian SuperLiga (2006–present)
Player Period Club(s) Apps
1 Nikola Bogić 2006–2011 / 2012 Hajduk / Smederevo 149
2 Jovan Radivojević 2006–2012 Hajduk / Rad / OFK Beograd / Borac 146
3 Slavko Marić 2007– Mladost Lučani / Borac / Sloboda / Radnički Kragujevac 142
4 Miroslav Vulićević 2006 / 2008– Borac / Javor / Vojvodina / Partizan 140
5 Milan Bojović 2007–2012 Čukarički / Jagodina / Vojvodina 138
6 Veseljko Trivunović 2006–2011 / 2012– Mladost Apatin / Vojvodina / OFK Beograd / Spartak 135
7 Darko Fejsa 2006– Hajduk / Radnički Kragujevac 132
7 Vidak Bratić 2006 / 2009–2013 OFK Beograd / Spartak 132
9 Vladan Pavlović 2006– Bežanija / Javor / Vojvodina / Radnički Niš 131
10 Branislav Trajković 2007– Hajduk / Vojvodina / Partizan 128

Foreign players[edit]

See List of all former and current foreign football players in Serbia

Records[edit]

Attendance

Single game

Players

Clubs

Season

UEFA ranking[edit]

The Golden Star[edit]

Based on an idea of Umberto Agnelli, the honor of Golden Star for Sports Excellence was introduced to recognize sides that have won multiple championships or other honours by the display of gold stars on their team badges and jerseys.

The current officially-sanctioned SuperLiga stars are:

Broadcasting rights[edit]

Sponsorships[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UEFA Country Ranking 2011
  2. ^ "Members for 2012–13". superliga.rs. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.utakmica.rs/2-jelen-super-liga-2011-2012/poseta/ Average attendance for Serbian league
  4. ^ "Country coefficients 2012/13". kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl. 
  5. ^ "Club coefficients 2012/13". uefa.com. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 

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