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 Partizan
(2012–13, 25th title)
Most championships Partizan
Red Star
(25 titles)
Top goalscorer Andrija Kaluđerović (57 goals)
TV partners Arena Sport, Prva TV
Website superliga.rs
2013–14 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 Partizan. 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 UEFC competitions[edit]

The champion of the SuperLiga begins 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.

Kingdom of Yugoslavia League[edit]

Club Titles Years Won
BSK Belgrade
5
1931, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1939
Jugoslavija
2
1924, 1925

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 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Anto Drobnjak (Red Star)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vesko Mihajlović (Vojvodina)
22
1993–94 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Savo Milošević (Partizan) 21
1994–95  Red Star  Partizan Vojvodina Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Savo Milošević (Partizan) 30
1995–96 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vojislav Budimirović (Čukarički) 23
1996–97 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zoran Jovičić (Red Star) 21
1997–98 Obilić Red Star Partizan Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Saša Marković (Železnik / Red Star) 27
1998–99 Partizan Obilić  Red Star  Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Osmanović (Hajduk Kula) 16
1999–00 Red Star Partizan Obilić Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mateja Kežman (Partizan) 27
2000–01 Red Star Partizan Obilić Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Petar Divić (OFK Beograd) 27
2001–02 Partizan Red Star Sartid Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zoran Đurašković (Mladost Lučani) 27
2002–03 Partizan Red Star OFK Belgrade Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zvonimir Vukić (Partizan) 22
2003–04 Red Star Partizan Železnik Serbia and Montenegro Nikola Žigić (Red Star) 19
2004–05 Partizan Red Star Zeta Serbia and Montenegro Marko Pantelić (Red Star) 21
2005–06 Red Star Partizan Voždovac Serbia and Montenegro 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 Serbia Srđan Baljak (Banat) 18
2007–08 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Serbia Nenad Jestrović (Red Star) 13
2008–09 Partizan Vojvodina Red Star Senegal Lamine Diarra (Partizan) 19
2009–10 Partizan Red Star OFK Serbia Dragan Mrđa (Vojvodina) 22
2010–11 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Serbia Ivica Iliev (Partizan)
Serbia Andrija Kaluđerović (Red Star)
13
2011–12 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Serbia Darko Spalević (Radnički Kragujevac) 19
2012–13 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Serbia Miloš Stojanović (Jagodina) 19
Club Titles Years Won
Partizan
6
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Red Star
1
2007

Serbian all-time champions (1923–2013)[edit]

Club Titles Years Won
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
Red Star
25
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
BSK/OFK
5
1931, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1939
Jugoslavija
2
1924, 1925
Vojvodina
2
1966, 1989
Obilić
1
1998

All-time table 2006–2013[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 2012–13 season.

Pos. Team Town S P W D L F A Pts 1st App Since/Last App Highest finish
1 Partizan Belgrade 7 218 164 32 22 449 132 524 6 1 2006–07 2006–07 1st
2 Red Star Belgrade 7 218 147 38 33 396 169 479 1 5 1 2006–07 2006–07 1st
3 Vojvodina Novi Sad 7 218 116 54 48 316 173 402 1 5 2006–07 2006–07 2nd
4 OFK Beograd Belgrade 7 218 83 48 87 240 254 296 1 2006–07 2006–07 3rd
5 Hajduk Kula Kula 7 218 64 59 95 194 248 251 2006–07 2006–07 5th
6 Borac Čačak Čačak 6 188 53 57 78 142 205 216 2006–07 2011–12 4th
7 FK Jagodina Jagodina 5 153 59 33 61 161 160 210 2008–09 2008–09 4th
8 Javor Ivanjica Ivanjica 5 153 50 53 50 143 144 209 2008–09 2008–09 4th
9 Rad Belgrade Belgrade 5 153 53 47 53 168 156 206 2008–09 2008–09 4th
10 FK Smederevo Smederevo 6 185 50 42 93 153 240 192 2006–07 2012–13 8th
11 Spartak Subotica Subotica 4 120 45 36 39 135 124 171 2009–10 2009–10 4th
12 Sloboda Užice Užice 3 90 38 25 27 115 107 139 2010–11 2010–11 5th
13 BSK Borča Belgrade 4 120 31 30 59 91 170 123 2009–10 2012–13 12th
14 Čukarički Belgrade 4 126 28 28 70 96 182 112 2007–08 2013–14 6th
15 Napredak Kruševac Kruševac 3 96 28 24 44 83 114 108 2007–08 2013–14 5th
16 Banat Zrenjanin Zrenjanin 3 98 25 26 47 91 141 101 2006–07 2008–09 9th
17 Metalac Gornji Milanovac 3 90 20 19 51 59 125 79 2009–10 2011–12 9th
18 Radnički Kragujevac Kragujevac 2 60 18 24 18 63 62 78 2011–12 2011–12 6th
19 Bežanija Belgrade 2 65 17 16 32 67 89 67 2006–07 2007–08 4th
20 FK Novi Pazar Novi Pazar 2 60 13 19 28 50 81 58 2011–12 2011–12 14th
21 Mladost Apatin Apatin 1 32 11 8 13 25 33 41 2006–07 2006–07 6th
22 Mladost Lučani Lučani 1 33 8 14 11 32 41 38 2007–08 2007–08 7th
23 Voždovac Belgrade 1 32 10 7 15 33 45 37 2006–07 2013–14 11th
24 Donji Srem Pećinci 1 30 9 7 14 26 34 34 2012–13 2012–13 11th
25 Radnički Niš Niš 1 30 9 7 14 30 44 34 2012–13 2012–13 12th
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 Branch league (5th tier)

Relegated teams (from SuperLiga to First League)[edit]

Season Clubs
2006–07 FK Zemun, Voždovac
2007–08 Bežanija, Mladost Lučani, FK Smederevo
2008–09 Banat Zrenjanin
2009–10 Mladi Radnik, Napredak Kruševac
2010–11 Čukarički, FK Inđija
2011–12 Metalac, Borac Čačak
2012–13 Smederevo, BSK Borča, Hajduk Kula(*)

(*) Due to financial problems FK Hajduk Kula had been replaced with FK Voždovac.

[edit]

Season Clubs
2006–07 Mladost Lučani, Čukarički
2007–08 Javor Ivanjica, FK Jagodina, Rad Belgrade
2008–09 BSK Borča, FK Smederevo, Mladi Radnik, Spartak Subotica, Metalac
2009–10 FK Inđija, Sevojno
2010–11 Radnički Kragujevac, FK Novi Pazar
2011–12 Radnički Niš, Donji Srem
2012–13 Napredak, Čukarički, Voždovac(*)

(*) Due to financial problems FK Hajduk Kula had been replaced with FK Voždovac.

Current clubs[edit]

The following 16 clubs compete in the Jelen SuperLiga during the 2013–14 season.[2]

Club
Finishing position
in 2012–13
First season in
top division
First season after
most recent promotion
Stadium Official website
Čukarički 2nd in the Serbian First League Arrow-up.gif 1995–96 2013–14 Čukarički Stadium fkcukaricki.rs
Donji Srem 11th 2012–13 2012–13 Donji Srem Stadium fkdonjisrem.com
FK Jagodina 4th 2008–09 2008–09 Jagodina Stadium fkjagodina.org.rs
Javor Ivanjica 10th 2002–03 2008–09 Ivanjica Stadium fkjavor.com
Napredak Kruševac 1st in the Serbian First League Arrow-up.gif 1951 2013–14 Mladost Stadium fknapredak.rs
FK Novi Pazar 14th 2011–12 2011–12 Novi Pazar City Stadium fknovipazar.rs
OFK Beograd 6th 1927 1998–99 Omladinski Stadium ofkbeograd.co.rs
Partizan Belgrade 2nd 1946–47 1946–47 Partizan Stadium partizan.rs
Rad Belgrade 7th 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 12th 1962–63 2012–13 Stadion Čair fcradnicki-nis.com
Red Star Belgrade 1st 1946–47 1946–47 Red Star Stadium crvenazvezdafk.com
Sloboda Užice 5th 1993–94 2010–11 Užice City Stadium fksloboda.rs
Spartak Subotica 9th 1946–47 2009–10 Subotica City Stadium fkspartakzlatiborvoda.com
Vojvodina Novi Sad 3rd 1931–32 1987–88 Karađorđe Stadium fkvojvodina.rs
FK Voždovac(*) 3rd in the Serbian First League Arrow-up.gif 2005–06 2013–14 Voždovac Stadium fkvozdovac.rs

(*) Due to financial problems FK Hajduk Kula had been replaced with FK Voždovac.

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 Opened Renovated Capacity (seats)
1 Red Star Stadium Red Star Belgrade 1963 1998, 2008 55,538
2 Partizan Stadium Partizan Belgrade 1951 1998, 2011–2012 32,710
3 Čair Stadium Radnički Niš 1963 2011–2013 18,151
4 Čika Dača Stadium Radnički Kragujevac 1957 2007 15,100
5 Karađorđe Stadium Vojvodina Novi Sad 1927 2013 14,000

Players[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Andrija Kaluđerović scored 57 goals in the SuperLiga
As of September 30, 2013
Ten players with most goals in the Serbian SuperLiga (2006–present)
Player Period Club(s) Goals
1 Serbia Andrija Kaluđerović 2006–2007, 2009–2011, 2013 Spartak, Rad, Red Star, Vojvodina 57 2 Senegal Lamine Diarra 2007–2010, 2011–2012 Partizan 56
3 Serbia Dragan Mrđa 2008–2010, 2013– Vojvodina, Red Star 50
4 Serbia Nenad Milijaš 2006–2009, 2012– Red Star 47
5 Cameroon Aboubakar Oumarou 2009–2013 Red Star, OFK Beograd, Vojvodina 36
5 Serbia Milan Bojović 2007–2012 Čukarički, Jagodina, Vojvodina 36
6 Serbia Predrag Ranđelović 2007–2008, 2011–2013 Bežanija, Sloboda 35
7 Serbia Darko Spalević 2007, 2008–2011 Radnički 1923 33
8 Brazil Cléo 2008–2011 Red Star, Partizan 30
9 Serbia Dušan Tadić 2006–2010 Vojvodina 29
10 Serbia Aleksandar Jevtić 2008–2011 OFK Beograd, Red Star 28

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 Serbia Nikola Bogić 2006–2011, 2012–2013 Hajduk, Smederevo 149
2 Serbia Jovan Radivojević 2006–2012 Hajduk, Rad, OFK Beograd, Borac 146
3 Serbia Slavko Marić 2007– Mladost, Borac, Sloboda, Radnički Kragujevac 142
4 Serbia Miroslav Vulićević 2006– Borac, Javor, Vojvodina 140
5 Serbia Milan Bojović 2007–2012 Čukarički, FK Jagodina, Vojvodina 138
6 Serbia Darko Fejsa 2006– Hajduk, Radnički Kragujevac 132
7 Serbia Vladan Pavlović 2006– Bežanija, Javor, Vojvodina, Radnički Niš 131
7 Serbia Vidak Bratić 2006–2007, 2008–2013 OFK Beograd, Spartak 131
9 Serbia Branislav Trajković 2007– Hajduk, Vojvodina 128
10 Serbia Aleksandar Đukić 2008–2013 Banat, Hajduk, BSK Borča 127

Foreign players[edit]

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

Managers[edit]

The current managers in the Serbian SuperLiga are:

As of August 21, 2013
Name Club Appointed
Serbia Vladan Milojević Čukarički 1 July 2012
Bosnia and Herzegovina Vlado Čapljić Donji Srem 28 May 2013
Serbia Mladen Dodić FK Jagodina 7 June 2013
Serbia Bogić Bogićević Javor Ivanjica 5 June 2013
Serbia Milan Lešnjak Napredak Kruševac 1 July 2013
Serbia Milan Milanović FK Novi Pazar 1 August 2013
Serbia Zoran Milinković OFK Beograd 18 September 2012
Serbia Vuk Rašović Partizan Belgrade 29 April 2013
Serbia Nebojša Milošević Rad Belgrade 1 July 2013
Serbia Radmilo Ivančević Radnički Kragujevac 23 June 2013
Serbia Dragoljub Bekvalac Radnički Niš 1 July 2013
Slovenia Slaviša Stojanović Red Star Belgrade 23 June 2013
Serbia Ljubiša Stamenković Sloboda Užice 1 July 2008
Republic of Macedonia Dragi Kanatlarovski Spartak Subotica 2 October 2013
Serbia Marko Nikolić Vojvodina Novi Sad 1 July 2013
Serbia Nenad Lalatović FK Voždovac 1 August 2013

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]

External links[edit]