1996–97 First League of FR Yugoslavia

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First League of FR Yugoslavia
Season 1996–97
Champions Partizan
15th domestic title
Champions League Partizan
UEFA Cup Vojvodina
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Red Star
UEFA Intertoto Cup Hajduk Kula
Proleter Zrenjanin
Čukarički
Goals scored 533
Top goalscorer Zoran Jovičić (21)
95-96
97-98

The 1996–97 First League of FR Yugoslavia was the fifth season of the FR Yugoslavia's top-level football league since its establishment.

Overview[edit]

For the fourth season in a raw that the league was divided in 2 groups, A and B, consisting each of 10 clubs. Both groups were played in league system. By winter break all clubs in each group meet each other twice, home and away, with the bottom four classified from A group moving to the group B, and being replaced by the top four from the B group. At the end of the season the same situation happened with four teams being replaced from A and B groups, adding the fact that the bottom three clubs from the B group were relegated into the Second League of FR Yugoslavia for the next season and replaced by the top three from that league.

At the end of the season FK Partizan were the champions in the second consecutive year.

The league top-scorer was Red Star Belgrade striker Zoran Jovičić with 21 goals.

The relegated clubs were OFK Kikinda, FK Sloboda Užice and FK Mladost Bački Jarak.

Teams[edit]

Location of teams in the 1996–97 First League
Red pog.svg Red: 1A League;Blue pog.svg Blue: 1B League.

1A League[edit]

Club City Stadium Capacity
Partizan Belgrade Partizan Stadium 32,710
Red Star Belgrade Red Star Stadium 55,538
Vojvodina Novi Sad Karađorđe Stadium 17,204
Zemun Zemun, Belgrade Zemun Stadium 10,000
Rad Belgrade Stadion Kralj Petar I 6,000
Proleter Zrenjanin Stadion Karađorđev park 13,500
Hajduk Kula Kula Stadion Hajduk 6,000
Budućnost Podgorica Podgorica Podgorica City Stadium 12,000
Bečej Bečej Stadion kraj Tise 3,000
Borac Čačak Čačak Stadium 6,000
Mladost Lučani Lučani Mladost Stadium 8,000
Čukarički Belgrade Stadion Čukarički 7,000

1B League[edit]

Club City Stadium Capacity
Mladost Bački Jarak Bački Jarak Stadion Livadice 3,000
Sloboda Užice Užice City Stadium 12,000
Loznica Loznica Stadion Lagator 4,000
Obilić Belgrade FK Obilić Stadium 4,500
Sutjeska Nikšić Gradski stadion (Nikšić) 10,800
OFK Beograd Karaburma, Belgrade Omladinski Stadium 20,000
Spartak Subotica Subotica City Stadium 13,000
Radnički Niš Niš Čair Stadium 18,000
Železnik Belgrade Železnik Stadium 8,000
Budućnost Valjevo Valjevo Park Pećina 6,000
OFK Kikinda Kikinda Kikinda City Stadium 6,000
Rudar Pljevlja Pljevlja Stadion pod Golubinjom 10,000

League tables[edit]

IA league[edit]

Rank Club MP W D L GF GA GD P
1 Partizan 33 26 6 1 88 17 +71 84
2 Red Star 33 25 3 5 79 30 +49 78
3 Vojvodina 33 15 8 10 49 35 +14 53
4 Hajduk Kula 33 12 8 13 34 37 -3 44
5 Proleter Zrenjanin 33 12 6 15 48 46 +2 42
6 Čukarički Beograd 33 11 8 14 35 46 -11 41
7 Zemun 33 10 11 12 40 37 +3 41
8 Mladost Lučani 33 12 5 16 45 59 -14 41
9 Rad 33 10 10 13 33 38 -5 40
10 Budućnost Podgorica 33 11 6 16 26 44 -18 39
11 Bečej 33 11 5 17 34 48 -14 38
12 Borac Čačak 33 4 2 27 22 93 -71 14
1997–98 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Qualifying round
1997–98 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group stage
IA/IB Playoff
Transfer to 1997–98 IB League

IB league[edit]

Rank Club MP W D L GF GA GD P
1 Obilić Beograd 33 25 4 4 65 16 +49 79
2 Železnik Beograd 33 20 4 9 54 34 +20 64
3 Loznica 33 20 1 12 48 25 +23 61
4 Radnički Niš 33 16 8 9 66 36 +30 56
5 OFK Beograd 33 16 8 9 44 28 +16 56
6 Rudar Pljevlja 33 14 4 15 44 46 -2 46
7 Budućnost Valjevo 33 11 8 14 42 49 -7 41
8 Sutjeska Nikšić 33 12 4 17 43 56 -13 40
9 OFK Kikinda 33 8 7 18 16 41 -25 31
10 Spartak Subotica 33 8 6 19 27 60 -33 30
11 Sloboda Užice 33 7 7 19 27 52 -25 28
12 Mladost Bački Jarak 33 5 11 17 23 56 -33 26
Transfer to 1997–98 IA League
IA/IB Playoff
Relegation Playoff
Relegation to 1997–98 Second League of FR Yugoslavia

IA/IB Playoff[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Loznica 0–1 Budućnost Podgorica 0–0 0–1

Relegation playoff[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
OFK Kikinda 2–4 Radnički Kragujevac 1–2 1–2
Spartak Subotica 3–1 Palilulac Beograd 2–1 1–0

Champions[edit]

Partizan Belgrade (Coach: Ljubiša Tumbaković)

Players (league matches/league goals)

References[edit]

External links[edit]