2019–20 Macedonian First Football League

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Macedonian First League
Season2019–20
Dates11 August 2019 –
May 2020
Matches played25
Goals scored55 (2.2 per match)
Top goalscorerMarin Jurina
Remzifaik Selmani
(3 goals)
Longest unbeaten run4 games
Akademija Pandev
Makedonija GP
Longest winless run4 games
Shkëndija
All statistics correct as of 14 September 2019.

The 2019–20 Macedonian First League is the 28th season of the Macedonian First Football League, the highest football league of North Macedonia. It began on 11 August 2019 and is scheduled to be end in May 2020. Each team will play the other sides four times on home-away basis, for a total of 36 matches. Shkëndija are the defending champions, having won their third title in 2018–19.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

At the end of the 2018–19 season

Promoted from 2018–19 Second League

Relegated to 2019–20 Second League

Participating teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2019–20 Macedonian First League
Club City Stadium Capacity
Akademija Pandev Strumica Stadion Kukush 1,500
Borec Veles Zoran Paunov Stadium 2,000
Makedonija GP Skopje Gjorche Petrov Stadium 3,000
Rabotnichki Skopje Toshe Proeski Arena 36,460
Renova Djepchishte City Stadium Tetovo 15,000
Shkëndija Tetovo City Stadium Tetovo 15,000
Shkupi Skopje Chair Stadium 6,000
Sileks Kratovo Stadion Sileks 1,800
Struga Struga Stadion Gradska Plazha 500
Vardar Skopje Toshe Proeski Arena 36,460

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Akademija Pandev North Macedonia Jugoslav Trenchovski North Macedonia Sashko Pandev Givova
Borec North Macedonia Gorazd Mihajlov North Macedonia Trajche Stojkovski Legea
Makedonija GP North Macedonia Aleksandar Tanevski North Macedonia Bobi Bozhinovski Kappa Evropa
Rabotnichki North Macedonia Aleksandar Vlaho Colombia Sebastián Herrera Cardona Joma Seavus
Renova North Macedonia Nikola Ilievski North Macedonia Argjent Gafuri Jako Renova
Shkëndija North Macedonia Qatip Osmani North Macedonia Armend Alimi Macron Ecolog
Shkupi Turkey Ümit Karan North Macedonia Muharem Bajrami Kappa ATS Group
Sileks North Macedonia Momchilo Mitevski North Macedonia Filip Duranski Legea
Struga North Macedonia Jeton Beqiri North Macedonia Flamur Tairi Adidas Trim & Lum
Vardar North Macedonia Aleksandar Vasoski North Macedonia Filip Gachevski Hummel BetCity

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Akademija Pandev 5 4 1 0 7 1 +6 13 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Makedonija GP 5 3 2 0 10 5 +5 11 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Vardar 5 3 1 1 6 2 +4 10
4 Shkupi 5 2 2 1 6 5 +1 8
5 Renova 5 2 1 2 5 6 −1 7
6 Struga 5 2 1 2 6 8 −2 7
7 Shkëndija 5 1 1 3 4 4 0 4
8 Borec 5 1 1 3 2 7 −5 4 Qualification for the relegation play-off final
9 Sileks 5 1 0 4 5 8 −3 3 Relegation to the Macedonian Second Football League
10 Rabotnichki 5 1 0 4 4 9 −5 3
Updated to match(es) played on 14 September 2019. Source: MacedonianFootball.com, Soccerway
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).[1]

Results[edit]

Each team plays home-and-away against every other team in the league twice, for a total of 36 matches each.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of 31 August 2019
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Croatia Marin Jurina Shkupi 3
North Macedonia Remzifaik Selmani Renova
3 North Macedonia Bobi Bozhinovski Makedonija GP 2
North Macedonia Hristijan Kirovski Struga
Serbia Ivan Marković Rabotnichki
North Macedonia Sashko Pandev Akademija Pandev

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First League 2019/2020". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 5 August 2019.

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