1996–97 Macedonian First Football League

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Macedonian First League
Season1996–97
Dates16 August 1996 –
1 June 1997[1]
ChampionsSileks
2nd domestic title
RelegatedShkëndija
Rudar
Champions LeagueSileks
Cup Winners' CupSloga Jugomagnat
UEFA CupPobeda
Matches played182
Goals scored522 (2.87 per match)
Top goalscorerMiroslav Gjokić
(16 goals)
Biggest home winSileks 17–1 Rudar
Biggest away winRudar 1–7 Tikvesh
Highest scoringSileks 17–1 Rudar

The 1996–97 Macedonian First League was the 5th season of the Macedonian First Football League, the highest football league of Macedonia. The first matches of the season were played on 16 August 1996 and the last on 1 June 1997.[1] Sileks defended their championship title, having won their second title in a row.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

At the start of the 1996–97 season

Promoted from 1995–96 Second League

Relegated to 1996–97 Second League

At the end of the 1996–97 season

Promoted from 1996–97 Second League

Relegated to 1997–98 Second League

Participating teams[edit]

Club City Stadium
Balkan BISI Skopje Chair Stadium
Belasica Strumica Stadion Mladost
Bregalnica Shtip Gradski stadion Shtip
Cementarnica 55 Skopje Stadion Cementarnica
Makedonija Skopje Stadion Gjorche Petrov
Pelister Bitola Stadion Tumbe Kafe
Pobeda Prilep Stadion Goce Delchev
Rudar Probishtip Gradski stadion Probishtip
Sasa Makedonska Kamenica Gradski stadion Makedonska Kamenica
Shkëndija Tetovo Gradski stadion Tetovo
Sileks Kratovo Stadion Sileks
Sloga Jugomagnat Skopje Chair Stadium
Tikvesh Kavadarci Gradski stadion Kavadarci
Vardar Skopje Gradski stadion Skopje

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sileks (C) 26 19 5 2 83 23 +60 62 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Pobeda 26 17 3 6 55 26 +29 54 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first qualifying round
3 Sloga Jugomagnat 26 13 7 6 42 25 +17 46 Qualification for the Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round[a]
4 Vardar[b] 26 11 10 5 32 15 +17 40
5 Sasa 26 10 7 9 36 31 +5 37
6 Bregalnica Shtip 26 10 5 11 30 33 −3 35
7 Makedonija 26 10 4 12 38 30 +8 34
8 Balkan 26 8 9 9 31 26 +5 33
9 Pelister 26 9 6 11 36 35 +1 33
10 Belasica 26 9 6 11 32 41 −9 33
11 Tikvesh 26 8 8 10 33 39 −6 32
12 Cementarnica 55 26 8 5 13 32 39 −7 29[c]
13 Shkëndija (R) 26 8 5 13 27 48 −21 29[c] Relegation to the Macedonian Second Football League
14 Rudar Probishtip (R) 26 1 2 23 15 111 −96 5
Source: MacedonianFootball.com, RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 7) Head-to-head goals scored; 8) Draw; 9) Play-off. (Note: Criteria 2, 3 and 8 is only used if not deciding Champion, teams for UEFA competitions or relegation).
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since Sileks, winners of 1996–97 Macedonian Football Cup, was qualified for the 1997–98 UEFA Champions League, losing cup finalists Sloga Jugomagnat earned a spot in the qualifying round of the 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.
  2. ^ Vardar were deducted 3 points and fined 48,000 German marks for fielding a suspended player in the match against Sloga Jugomagnat in the 1st round.
  3. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Shkëndija–Cementarnica 55 2–1, Cementarnica 55–Shkëndija 3–1.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away BAL BEL BRE CEM MGP PEL POB RUD SAS SKE SIL SLO TIK VAR
Balkan 4–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 4–1 1–0 2–4 0–0
Belasica 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 4–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0
Bregalnica Shtip 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 8–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–1
Cementarnica 55 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–3 3–2 1–0 3–1 2–4 0–0 3–1 0–1
Makedonija 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–1 3–0 3–1 7–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–2 3–0 0–0
Pelister 0–3 4–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–1 4–1 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–0
Pobeda 1–0 5–1 2–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 5–1 9–2 2–3 6–0 3–1 1–2
Rudar Probishtip 0–0 0–4 3–0[a] 0–3 1–2 2–7 0–1 1–5 1–1 0–4 0–3 1–7 0–1
Sasa 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–2 2–2 6–0 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–0
Shkëndija 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–4 2–0 2–2 1–1
Sileks 2–0 7–2 3–0 2–1 4–1 5–0 2–0 17–1 6–2 6–2 2–0 0–0 1–0
Sloga Jugomagnat 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 7–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 6–1 3–0[a]
Tikvesh 0–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–3 0–0 0–2
Vardar 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 7–0 1–1 3–1 0–3[a] 1–0 4–0
Source: RSSSF.no
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Match awarded

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 North Macedonia Miroslav Gjokić Sileks 16
2 North Macedonia Goran Stankovski Sloga Jugomagnat 12
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Mučibabić Makedonija
North Macedonia Vancho Micevski Pelister
5 North Macedonia Nexhat Shabani Pobeda 11
Brazil Rogério Oliveira Pobeda
Bulgaria Mario Petkov Belasica
8 North Macedonia Dejan Ristevski Cementarnica 11
North Macedonia Toni Eftimov Pelister
10 North Macedonia Sasho Krstev Pobeda 9
North Macedonia Iskender Jonuzi Shkëndija

Source: Top15goalscorers.blogspot.com

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1]

External links[edit]