2001–02 Macedonian First Football League

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Macedonian First League
Season 2001–02
Champions Vardar
4th Macedonian title
5th domestic title
Relegated Makedonija GjP
Osogovo
Champions League Vardar
UEFA Cup Belasica
Pobeda
Intertoto Cup Cementarnica 55
Matches played 192
Goals scored 561 (2.92 per match)
Top goalscorer Miroslav Gjokić (22)
Biggest home win
Biggest away win Sileks 0–7 Rabotnički
Highest scoring Pobeda 7–3 Cementarnica 55

The 2001–02 Macedonian First League was the 10th season of the Macedonian First Football League, the highest football league of Macedonia. The first matches of the season were played on 12 August 2001 and the last on 29 May 2002. FK Sloga Jugomagnat were the defending champions, having won their third title in a row. The 2001-02 champions were FK Vardar who had won their fourth title, first since 1995. That was the first season in which the league consisted of 12 teams and only season (until the 2014–15 season) which contained the league play-off/play-out system.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

At the start of the 2001–02 season

Promoted from 2000–01 Second League

Relegated to 2001–02 Second League

At the end of the 2001–02 season

Promoted from 2002–03 Second League

Relegated to 2002–03 Second League

Participating teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2001–02 Macedonian First League
Club City Stadium
FK Belasica Geras Cunev Strumica Stadion Mladost
FK Cementarnica 55 Skopje Stadion Cementarnica
FK Kumanovo Kumanovo Gradski stadion Kumanovo
FK Makedonija Gjorče Petrov Skopje Stadion Gjorče Petrov
FK Napredok Kičevo Gradski stadion Kičevo
FK Osogovo Kočani Stadion Nikola Mantov
FK Pelister Bitola Stadion Tumbe Kafe
FK Pobeda Prilep Stadion Goce Delčev
FK Rabotnički Kometal Skopje Gradski stadion Skopje
FK Sileks Kratovo Gradski stadion Kratovo
FK Sloga Jugomagnat Skopje Stadion Čair
FK Vardar Skopje Gradski stadion Skopje

Regular season[edit]

The first 22 Rounds comprise the first phase of the season, also called the Regular season. In the first phase, every team plays against every other team twice on a home-away basis. The table standings at the end of the Regular season determine the group in which each team is going to play in the Play-offs.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Pobeda 22 14 2 6 41 23 +18 44 0 Championship group0
2 Belasica 22 14 2 6 36 19 +17 44
3 Vardar 22 13 2 7 29 18 +11 41
4 Rabotnički Kometal 22 12 3 7 40 25 +15 39
5 Cementarnica 55 22 10 5 7 32 19 +13 35
6 Sloga Jugomagnat 22 9 8 5 32 22 +10 35
7 Sileks 22 10 3 9 44 35 +9 33 0 Relegation group0
8 Kumanovo 22 10 2 10 27 42 −15 32
9 Napredok 22 7 3 12 17 33 −16 24
10 Pelister 22 5 4 13 24 40 −16 19
11 Osogovo 22 5 1 16 18 40 −22 16
12 Makedonija 22 4 3 15 14 38 −24 15

Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away BEL CEM KUM MGP NAP OSO PEL POB RAB SIL SLO VAR
Belasica 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 5–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–0
Cementarnica 55 2–2 6–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–2 1–0
Kumanovo 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–4 0–0 2–1
Makedonija 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–4 0–0 1–0
Napredok 0–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–3 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–1
Osogovo 1–2 0–0 3–4 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–4 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–1
Pelister 1–0 2–0 0–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 3–3 0–1 2–2 0–0 1–2
Pobeda 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–2 1–0 2–0 5–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–0
Rabotnički 2–3 0–1 4–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 3–2 2–1 4–2 2–3
Sileks 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 7–1 4–0 3–0 1–2 0–7 6–2 2–1
Sloga Jugomagnat 0–0 0–2 7–1 4–0 4–0 1–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 0–0
Vardar 3–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–0

Source: RSSSF.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second phase[edit]

The second phase are the so called Play-off Rounds which is divided in two groups: Championship and Relegation. The top 6 ranked teams on the table after the Regular Season qualify for the Championship group, while the bottom 4 advance to the Relegation group. The teams will keep only the head-to-head records with the teams which he entered.

Championship group[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Vardar (C) 20 11 4 5 28 16 +12 37 2002–03 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Belasica 20 11 3 6 29 22 +7 36 2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
3 Cementarnica 55 20 8 3 9 33 34 −1 27 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
4 Pobeda 20 7 4 9 28 28 0 25 2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round 1
5 Sloga Jugomagnat 20 6 5 9 18 25 −7 23
6 Rabotnički Kometal 20 6 3 11 30 41 −11 21

Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Pobeda have won the 2001–02 Macedonian Football Cup competition and therefore qualified for the qualifying round of the UEFA Cup.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away BEL CEM POB RAB SLO VAR
Belasica 5–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0
Cementarnica 55 3–1 1–1 5–0 3–1 0–0
Pobeda 3–2 7–3 3–1 0–0 1–2
Rabotnički 2–0 2–1 2–2 3–1 2–2
Sloga Jugomagnat 0–2 3–1 3–0 1–0 0–2
Vardar 1–1 3–2 2–0 3–1 2–0

Source: RSSSF.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation group[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
7 Sileks 20 11 2 7 48 35 +13 35
8 Napredok 20 11 2 7 34 33 +1 35
9 Kumanovo 20 10 2 8 35 36 −1 32
10 Pelister 20 8 3 9 37 35 +2 27
11 Makedonija (R) 20 7 3 10 29 28 +1 24 Relegation to 2002–03 Macedonian Second League
12 Osogovo (R) 20 5 4 11 22 38 −16 19

Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away KUM MGP NAP OSO PEL SIL
Kumanovo 2–1 3–1 1–1 5–3 3–1
Makedonija 4–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 4–1
Napredok 3–0 2–1 4–1 2–0 2–1
Osogovo 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–2
Pelister 3–2 3–3 5–3 5–0 3–1
Sileks 4–2 2–3 3–2 3–2 1–0

Source: RSSSF.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Player Club Goals
Republic of Macedonia Miroslav Gjokić
Pobeda
22

See also[edit]

External links[edit]