2012–13 Macedonian First Football League

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Macedonian First League
Season 2012–13
Dates 11 August 2012 –
2 June 2013
Champions Vardar
7th Macedonian title
8th domestic title
Relegated Teteks
Sileks
Drita
Champions League Vardar
Europa League Metalurg
Turnovo
Teteks
Matches played 186
Goals scored 448 (2.41 per match)
Top goalscorer Jovan Kostovski
(22 goals)
Biggest home win Vardar 6–1 Shkëndija
Vardar 5–0 Sileks
Vardar 5–0 Turnovo
Biggest away win
Highest scoring Sileks 3–5 Rabotnički
Longest winning run 5 games
Metalurg
Longest unbeaten run 10 games
Turnovo
Longest winless run 12 games
Napredok
Longest losing run 6 games
Napredok

The 2012–13 Macedonian First League was the 21st season of the Macedonian First Football League, the highest football league of Macedonia. Vardar were the defending champions after winning their sixth Macedonian championship at the end of the 2011–12 season. Twelve teams contested the league, comprising ten sides from the 2011–12 season and two promoted from the 2011–12 2. MFL.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

At the start of the 2012–13 season

Promoted from 2011–12 Second League

Relegated to 2012–13 Second League

At the end of the 2012–13 season

Promoted from 2012–13 Second League

Relegated to 2013–14 Second League

Participating teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2012–13 Macedonian First League
Club Manager City Stadium Capacity
Bregalnica Štip Republic of Macedonia Ilievski, DobrinkoDobrinko Ilievski Štip Gradski stadion Štip 4,000
Drita Republic of Macedonia Husein, NedžatNedžat Husein Bogovinje Stadion Bogovinje 500
Metalurg Skopje Republic of Macedonia Zaharievski, SrgjanSrgjan Zaharievski Skopje Stadion Železarnica 3,000
Napredok Republic of Macedonia Bočeski, DraganDragan Bočeski Kičevo Gradski stadion Kičevo 5,000
Pelister Republic of Macedonia Dimov, MileMile Dimov (interim) Bitola Stadion Tumbe Kafe 8,000
Rabotnički Republic of Macedonia Tasevski, ŽikicaŽikica Tasevski Skopje Philip II Arena 33,460
Renova Republic of Macedonia Osmani, QatipQatip Osmani Džepčište Gradski stadion Tetovo 15,000
Shkëndija Republic of Macedonia Šakiri, ArtimArtim Šakiri Tetovo Gradski stadion Tetovo 15,000
Sileks Republic of Macedonia Senev, TrajčeTrajče Senev Kratovo Gradski stadion Kratovo 1,800
Teteks Republic of Macedonia Mihajlov, GorazdGorazd Mihajlov Tetovo Gradski stadion Tetovo 15,000
Horizont Turnovo Republic of Macedonia Dimitkovski, LjupčoLjupčo Dimitkovski Turnovo Stadion Kukuš 1,500
Vardar Republic of Macedonia Milevski, BlagojaBlagoja Milevski Skopje Philip II Arena 33,460

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Vardar (C) 33 20 8 5 71 21 +50 68 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Metalurg Skopje 33 18 9 6 48 28 +20 63 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Horizont Turnovo 33 17 12 4 49 31 +18 63
4 Rabotnički 33 16 5 12 47 42 +5 53
5 Shkëndija[a] 33 13 8 12 52 49 +3 44
6 Bregalnica Štip 33 12 7 14 37 35 +2 43
7 Napredok 33 12 7 14 29 39 −10 43
8 Renova 33 12 7 14 35 46 −11 43
9 Drita (R) 33 11 7 15 35 50 −15 40 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
10 Pelister (O) 33 9 10 14 27 36 −9 37
11 Teteks (R) 33 6 7 20 22 47 −25 25 Relegation to the Macedonian Second Football League and
qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[b]
12 Sileks (R) 33 6 5 22 33 61 −28 23 Relegation to the Macedonian Second Football League
Source: MacedonianFootball.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).[2]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Shkëndija were deducted three points for leaving the pitch in the match against Teteks in the 19th round.[1]
  2. ^ Teteks qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2012–13 Macedonian Football Cup.

Results[edit]

Every team played three times against each other team for a total of 33 matches. The first 22 matchdays consisted of a regular double round-robin schedule. The league standings at this point were then be used to determine the games for the last 11 matchdays.

Matches 1–22[edit]

Home ╲ Away BRE DRI MET NAP PEL RAB REN ŠKE SIL TET TUR VAR
Bregalnica Štip 3–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1
Drita 0–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–4 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–1
Metalurg 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 4–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–2
Napredok 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–0
Pelister 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0
Rabotnički 3–1 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–2
Renova 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–3 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–2
Shkëndija 0–3 2–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 5–1 1–2 1–0 4–1 1–2 2–1
Sileks 2–1 4–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–5 1–0 2–3 2–1 1–1 0–0
Teteks 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–3 3–0 2–1 0–1 0–0
Horizont Turnovo 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 3–2 3–1 0–0 0–0
Vardar 3–0 4–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–2 3–0 6–1 5–0 4–0 5–1

Updated to games played on 31 March 2013.
Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Matches 23–33[edit]

Home ╲ Away BRE DRI MET NAP PEL RAB REN ŠKE SIL TET TUR VAR
Bregalnica Štip 1–0 2–3 4–3 2–0 1–1
Drita 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–3
Metalurg 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 3–0 1–1
Napredok 2–1 1–2 0–2 0–3 0–0 0–2
Pelister 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–4 1–1
Rabotnički 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–2 3–1
Renova 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 3–1 0–2
Shkëndija 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–1
Sileks 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–2
Teteks 1–1 0–0 2–1 4–0 0–3
Horizont Turnovo 2–1 4–0 2–4 3–0 1–1 2–0
Vardar 4–0 0–1 1–2 3–1 2–1 5–0

Updated to games played on 2 June 2013.
Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

12 June 2013
16:30 CEST
Drita 0 – 3 (2 – 3)
Awarded
Gorno Lisiče
Barać Goal 53'
Nuhiji Goal 65'
Mustafi Red card 66'
Xhaferi Red card 66'
Report Pandovski Goal 11'45'
Mickov Goal 54'
Gradski stadion, Štip
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Dalibor Gjorgjevski (Kumanovo)

12 June 2013
16:30 CEST
Pelister 1 – 0 Skopje
Dimitrovski Goal 68'
Milenkovski Yellow cardRed card 90+4'
Report
Gradski stadion, Kičevo
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Josip Barton (Tetovo)

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of 2 June 2013
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Republic of Macedonia Jovan Kostovski Vardar 22
2 Republic of Macedonia Muzafer Ejupi Shkendija 20
3 Republic of Macedonia Dejan Blazhevski Turnovo 17
4 Republic of Macedonia Zoran Baldovaliev Turnovo 16
5 Republic of Macedonia Nikola Georgiev Sileks 13
Republic of Macedonia Mile Krstev Metalurg
Republic of Macedonia Krste Velkoski Rabotnichki
8 Republic of Macedonia Izair Emini Shkendija and Renova 10
Republic of Macedonia Marko Simonovski Napredok and Metalurg
10 Republic of Macedonia Ardijan Nuhiji Drita 9
  • Players whose names are written with Italic letters played only during the first half of the season.

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