1963–64 Yugoslav First League
|Champions||Red Star (7th title)|
|Relegated||FK Novi Sad|
|European Cup||Red Star|
|Cup Winners' Cup||Dinamo Zagreb|
|Inter-Cities Fairs Cup||OFK Beograd
|Top goalscorer||Asim Ferhatović (19)|
The 1963–64 Yugoslav First League season was the 18th season of the First Federal League (Serbo-Croatian: 'Prva savezna liga'), the top level football league of SFR Yugoslavia, since its establishment in 1946. Fourteen teams contested the competition, with Red Star winning their 7th title.
|Dinamo Zagreb||Zagreb||SR Croatia||2nd|
|Hajduk Split||Split||SR Croatia||11th|
|FK Novi Sad||Novi Sad||SR Serbia||8th|
|OFK Belgrade||Belgrade||SR Serbia||5th|
|Radnički Niš||Niš||SR Serbia||6th|
|Red Star||Belgrade||SR Serbia||7th|
|Sarajevo||Sarajevo||SR Bosnia and Herzegovina||9th|
|Velež||Mostar||SR Bosnia and Herzegovina||4th|
|Vojvodina||Novi Sad||SR Serbia||12th|
|Željezničar||Sarajevo||SR Bosnia and Herzegovina||3rd|
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Red Star Belgrade (C)||26||14||8||4||45||22||+23||36||1964–65 European Cup|
|2||OFK Belgrade||26||11||11||4||49||32||+17||33||1964–65 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup|
|3||Dinamo Zagreb||26||12||9||5||40||29||+11||33||1964–65 European Cup Winners' Cup|
|7||Vojvodina||26||9||6||11||34||31||+3||24||1964–65 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup|
|13||Novi Sad (R)||26||7||7||12||30||52||−22||21||Yugoslav Second League 11964–65|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Despite getting relegated based on the results, it was decided that FK Vardar would be allowed to remain in the top-flight Yugoslav First League the following season due to the devastating earthquake that hit Skopje in July 1963. The thinking on the part of Yugoslav politicians was that having a team in the top-tier league would be a boost to the morale of inhabitants of Skopje.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
The Planinić Affair
At the beginning of the 1965-66 season (14 months after the end of the 1964-64 season) FK Željezničar goalkeeper Ranko Planinić revealed that some matches had been fixed. He claimed hisclub had thrown matches against Hajduk Split, and NK Trešnjevka towards the end of the season in order to help those two relegation-threatened teams avoid the drop. Specifically, Planinić claimed that the match played on 31 May 1964 in Split when Hajduk beat Željezničar 4-0 was fixed, as well as the match on 7 June 1964 in Sarajevo when Željezničar and Trešnjevka tied 3-3. He was in Željezničar's goal in both matches.
This explosive testimony erupted in a nationwide scandal that became known as the 'Planinić Affair'. Many times in the past Yugoslav First League had been plagued by rumours of widespread match fixing, however this was the first occasion that a player had come forward and substantiated those claims on the record.
- FK Željezničar's board members, including club president Nusret Mahić, got lifelong bans on performing any football-related official functions.
- FK Željezničar's head coach at the time Vlatko Konjevod got a lifetime ban from football.
- FK Željezničar's players Ivica Osim and Mišo Smajlović each got a one-year ban from football.
- NK Hajduk Split's board members, including club president Josip Košto, got lifelong bans on performing any football-related official functions.
- NK Hajduk Split's head coach at the time Milovan Ćirić got a lifetime ban from football.
- Two members of NK Trešnjevka's board got lifelong bans on performing any football-related official functions.
- NK Trešnjevka's club president Ivan Bačun and technical director Marjan Matančić got disciplinary motions started against them.
- NK Dinamo Zagreb's general secretary Oto Hofman got a lifetime ban from football for acting as a go-between for Željezničar and Trešnjevka.
Disciplinary body president Svetozar Savić also announced that the investigation had revealed that Željezničar was paid YUD1.5 million by Hajduk Split, and YUD4 million by Trešnjevka for these matches. Some of the money Trešnjevka paid was obtained from the Zagreb Fair where some of Trešnjevka's board members were employed at. As a reference point, the price of a daily newspaper at the time was YUD40.
On appeal, the main punishment for the three clubs was reduced to points-deduction. For season 1965-66 Željezničar, Hajduk, and Trešnjevka were docked 6, 5, and 5 points, respectively.
- Golovi na sudu; Politika, 1 January 2008