2017–18 Montenegrin First League

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Montenegrin First League
Season2017–18
Dates5 August 2017 – 26 May 2018
ChampionsSutjeska
RelegatedDečić
Kom
Champions LeagueSutjeska
Europa LeagueBudućnost
Mladost
Rudar
Matches played180
Goals scored371 (2.06 per match)
Top goalscorerIgor Ivanović (14 goals)

The 2017–18 Montenegrin First League was the 12th season of top-tier football in Montenegro. The season began on 5 August 2017 and ended on 26 May 2018.[1] Budućnost Podgorica are the defending champions.[2]

The league champions earned a place in the 2018–19 Champions League first qualifying round, and the second and third placed clubs earned a place in the 2018–19 Europa League first qualifying round.[3] Since the third-placed Mladost Podgorica won the 2017–18 Montenegrin Cup which earned them the same spot in the Europa League, the spot was taken by the fourth-placed team.

There was one new club this season, Kom, who earned promotion from the Montenegrin Second League.[1] Bokelj, Lovćen and Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje were relegated after the 2016–17 season, as the league's contestants amount was reduced from 12 clubs to 10.[2]

Teams[edit]

Team Place Ground Capacity Coach
FK Budućnost Podgorica Stadion pod Goricom 15.230 [4] Montenegro Dragoje Miloradović [5]
FK Grbalj Radanovići Stadion Donja Sutvara 1.500 [6] Montenegro Dragan Radojičić [7]
FK Dečić Tuzi Stadion Tuško Polje 5.000[8] Montenegro Mirko Marić [9]
FK Iskra Danilovgrad Stadion Braće Velašević 2.000[10] Serbia Jovan Stanković [11]
FK Kom Podgorica Stadion Zlatica 3.000 [12] Montenegro Veselin Stešević [13]
FK Mladost Podgorica Camp FSCG 2.000[14] Montenegro Dejan Vukićević [15]
OFK Petrovac Petrovac Stadion pod Malim brdom 1.630 [16] Montenegro Rudolf Marčić [17]
FK Rudar Pljevlja Stadion pod Golubinjom 10.000 [18] Montenegro Radislav Dragićević [19]
FK Sutjeska Nikšić Stadion kraj Bistrice 6.180 [20] Montenegro Nikola Rakojević [21]
FK Zeta Golubovci Stadion Trešnjica 5.000 [22] Montenegro Dejan Roganović [23]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sutjeska (C) 36 24 7 5 55 23 +32 79 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Budućnost 36 14 15 7 44 30 +14 57 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
3 Mladost 36 12 15 9 42 33 +9 51
4 Grbalj 36 12 14 10 39 39 0 50
5 Rudar 36 13 10 13 32 28 +4 49[b] Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
6 Zeta 36 12 13 11 40 35 +5 49[b]
7 Iskra 36 12 9 15 33 34 −1 45
8 Kom (R) 36 11 10 15 36 45 −9 43 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
9 Petrovac (O) 36 9 11 16 25 40 −15 38
10 Dečić (R) 36 3 12 21 25 64 −39 21 Relegation to the Second League
Source: UEFA, Soccerway, FSCG
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 3) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored; 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Draw.[25]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Since the winners of the 2017–18 Montenegrin Cup, Mladost Podgorica, qualified for European competition based on league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners (Europa League first qualifying round) was passed to the fourth-placed team. However, since Grbalj failed to obtain a UEFA license, their Europa league spot was passed to the fifth-placed team.[24]
  2. ^ a b Rudar Pljevlja finished ahead of Zeta on head-to-head points: Rudar 6 points, Zeta 3 points.

Results[edit]

The ten clubs played each other four times for a total of 36 matches each.[26]

Promotion/relegation play-offs[edit]

Kom0–0Lovćen
Lovćen2–1Kom

Lovćen won 2–1 on aggregate.


Mladost 19700–3Petrovac
Petrovac2–2Mladost 1970

Petrovac won 5–2 on aggregate.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "First League". soccerway.com. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b "First League". soccerway.com. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Preliminary Access List 2018/19". Bert Kassies. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  4. ^ "FK Budućnost Podgorica". soccerway.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  5. ^ "FK Budućnost Podgorica » Manager history". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  6. ^ "FK Grbalj". soccerway.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  7. ^ "FK Grbalj Radanovići » Manager history". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  8. ^ "FK Dečić". soccerway.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  9. ^ "FK Dečić Tuzi » Manager history". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Stadion Braća Velašević". soccerway.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Iskra Danilovgrad » Manager history". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  12. ^ "FK Kom Podgorica". soccerway.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  13. ^ "FK Kom » Manager history". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  14. ^ "FK Mladost Podgorica". soccerway.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  15. ^ "FK Mladost Podgorica » Manager history". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  16. ^ "OFK Petrovac". soccerway.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  17. ^ "OFK Petrovac » Manager history". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  18. ^ "FK Rudar Pljevlja". soccerway.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  19. ^ "FK Rudar Pljevlja » Manager history". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  20. ^ "FK Sutjeska Nikšić". soccerway.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  21. ^ "FK Sutjeska » Manager history". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  22. ^ "FK Zeta Golubovci". soccerway.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  23. ^ "FK Zeta » Manager history". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  24. ^ "Budućnost i Rudar idu u LE, Grbalj bez licence". rtcg.me. 31 May 2018.
  25. ^ "First League: Season Rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  26. ^ "First League: Season Rules". Scoresway.com. Retrieved 14 June 2017.

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