1997–98 Macedonian First Football League

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Macedonian First League
Season 1997–98
Champions Sileks
3rd domestic title
Relegated Belasica
Bregalnica
Champions League Sileks
Cup Winners' Cup Vardar
UEFA Cup Sloga Jugomagnat
Intertoto Cup Makedonija
Matches played 169
Goals scored 382 (2.26 per match)
Top goalscorer Vancho Atanasov (12)
Biggest home win Makedonija 7–1 Bregalnica
Biggest away win Belasica 0–4 Sileks
Highest scoring Makedonija 7–1 Bregalnica

The 1997–98 Macedonian First League was the 6th season of the Macedonian First Football League, the highest football league of Macedonia. FK Sileks defended their championship title, having won their third title in a row.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

At the start of the 1997–98 season

Promoted from 1996–97 Second League

Relegated to 1997–98 Second League

At the end of the 1997–98 season

Promoted from 1997–98 Second League

Relegated to 1998–99 Second League

1 Bregalnica Štip was removed from the league after the round 19, due to the absence in a match against Sloga Jugomagnat. Their matches from round 14 were expunded.

Participating teams[edit]

Location of teams in 1997–98 Macedonian First League
Club City Stadium
FK Balkan BISI Skopje Stadion Čair
FK Belasica Strumica Stadion Mladost
FK Borec MHK Veles Gradski stadion Veles
FK Bregalnica Štip Gradski stadion Štip
FK Cementarnica 55 Skopje Stadion Cementarnica
FK Makedonija Skopje Stadion Gjorče Petrov
FK Pelister Bitola Stadion Tumbe Kafe
FK Pobeda Prilep Stadion Goce Delčev
FK Sasa Makedonska Kamenica Gradski stadion Makedonska Kamenica
FK Sileks Kratovo Gradski stadion Kratovo
FK Skopje Skopje Stadion Železarnica
FK Sloga Jugomagnat Skopje Stadion Čair
FK Tikveš Kavadarci Gradski stadion Kavadarci
FK Vardar Skopje Gradski stadion Skopje

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sileks (C) 25 15 3 7 40 21 +19 48 1998–99 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Sloga Jugomagnat 25 12 7 6 25 16 +9 43 1998–99 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
3 Makedonija 25 12 6 7 34 21 +13 42 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
4 Vardar 25 12 5 8 34 25 +9 41 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round
5 Pobeda 25 11 6 8 29 21 +8 39
6 Pelister 25 10 7 8 31 24 +7 37
7 Borec 25 9 6 10 28 30 −2 33
8 Balkan 25 8 7 10 20 21 −1 31
9 Cementarnica 55 25 9 3 13 28 32 −4 30
10 Skopje 25 9 3 13 31 45 −14 30
11 Tikveš 25 7 8 10 23 27 −4 29
12 Sasa 25 8 5 12 21 32 −11 29
13 Belasica (R) 25 8 4 13 25 35 −10 28 Relegation to 1998–99 Macedonian Second League
14 Bregalnica Štip (R) 13 4 0 9 13 32 −19 0121

Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head points; 5th head-to-head goal difference; 6th head-to-head goals scored; 7th draw.
For deciding champions, qualification to UEFA Cup and relegation: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th decision match(es)
1Bregalnica Štip were withdraw from First League after 18th round due to unknown reasons. Their matches from 14th round onwards were annulled.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results[edit]

Clubs BAL BEL BOR BRE CEM MAK PEL POB SAS SIL SKO SLO TIK VAR
Balkan 3:0 1:0 2:0 2:0 0:0 0:0 0:0 3:0 2:0 0:0 2:0 1:0 0:1
Belasica 0:0 1:1 n/p 1:0 3:0 2:0 2:0 1:0 0:4 4:1 0:2 0:1 2:1
Borec 2:0 2:1 3:1 0:0 3:0 3:1 3:0 1:0 0:1 2:1 2:2 1:1 0:0
Bregalnica n/p 3:1 n/p 1:2 1:0* 0:2 1:0 n/p 0:3* 0:3 n/p 2:1 n/p
Cementarnica 2:1 3:2 3:0 3:0* 2:2 2:3 0:2 1:1 0:1 2:0 1:0 4:1 3:0
Makedonija 2:0 1:0 0:2 7:1 1:0 0:0 3:0 3:1 1:0 3:0 1:2 2:0 0:0
Pelister 1:1 3:0 4:0 4:0* 0:3 0:1 2:0 2:0 1:3 3:0 0:0 1:0 3:2
Pobeda 3:0 2:1 3:0 n/p 2:0 1:0 0:0 0:0 1:2 5:2 3:0 2:1 2:0
Sasa 2:0 1:2 1:0 1:0* 1:0 2:0 0:0 1:1 2:1 2:0 1:0 1:1 2:0
Sileks 3:0 0:0 1:1 2:1 1:0 3:1 2:1 0:1 2:0 2:3 3:0 4:2 2:0
Skopje 1:0 3:2 3:2 n/p 3:0 1:4 2:1 0:0 4:1 0:2 0:1 2:1 1:3
Sloga Jugomagnat 1:0 2:0 2:0 5:0 2:0 0:0 1:0 0:0 1:0 2:1 2:1 0:0 0:0
Tikveš 1:1 0:0 2:0 n/p 1:0 0:0 1:2 1:0 2:1 0:0 3:0 0:0 3:2
Vardar 2:1 2:0 1:0 4:1 4:0 0:2 1:1 2:1 5:1 2:0 0:0 1:0 1:0

*Match annulled

Top goalscorers[edit]

Player Club Goals
Republic of Macedonia Vancho Atanasov
Belasica
12

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