1997–98 First League of FR Yugoslavia

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First League of FR Yugoslavia
Season 1997–98
Champions Obilić
1st domestic title
Champions League Obilić
UEFA Cup Red Star
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Partizan
UEFA Intertoto Cup Vojvodina
Goals scored 560
Top goalscorer Saša Marković (27)
96-97
98-99

The 1997–98 First League of FR Yugoslavia was the sixth season of the FR Yugoslavia's top-level football league since its establishment.

Overview[edit]

The league was divided into 2 groups, A and B, consisting each of 10 clubs. Both groups were played in league system. By winter break all clubs in each group meet each other twice, home and away, with the bottom four classifiyed from A group moving to the group B, and being replaced by the top four from the B group. At the end of the season because the two groups league format was being abandoned for the next season and replaced by a single league consisting of 16 clubs, more clubs were relegated, six, and only the two first classifiyed from the Second League of FR Yugoslavia would be promoted.

At the end of the season FK Obilić became champions for the first time in their history.

The league's top-scorer with a total of 27 goals was Saša Marković who played the first half of the season with FK Železnik and moving during the winter break to Red Star Belgrade where he played the rest of the season.

Six clubs were relegated at the end of the season: FK Budućnost Valjevo, FK Rudar Pljevlja, FK Sutjeska Nikšić, FK Loznica, FK Borac Čačak and FK Bečej.

Teams[edit]

Location of teams in the 1997–98 First League
Red pog.svg Red: 1A League;Blue pog.svg Blue: 1B League.

1A League[edit]

Club City Stadium Capacity
Partizan Belgrade Partizan Stadium 32,710
Red Star Belgrade Red Star Stadium 55,538
Vojvodina Novi Sad Karađorđe Stadium 17,204
Zemun Zemun, Belgrade Zemun Stadium 10,000
Rad Belgrade Stadion Kralj Petar I 6,000
Proleter Zrenjanin Stadion Karađorđev park 13,500
Hajduk Kula Kula Stadion Hajduk 6,000
Budućnost Podgorica Podgorica Podgorica City Stadium 12,000
Obilić Belgrade FK Obilić Stadium 4,500
Železnik Belgrade Železnik Stadium 8,000
Mladost Lučani Lučani Mladost Stadium 8,000
Čukarički Belgrade Stadion Čukarički 7,000

1B League[edit]

Club City Stadium Capacity
Priština Priština Priština City Stadium 25,000
Radnički Kragujevac Čika Dača Stadium 15,000
Loznica Loznica Stadion Lagator 4,000
Borac Čačak Čačak Stadium 6,000
Sutjeska Nikšić Gradski stadion (Nikšić) 10,800
OFK Beograd Karaburma, Belgrade Omladinski Stadium 20,000
Spartak Subotica Subotica City Stadium 13,000
Radnički Niš Niš Čair Stadium 18,000
Bečej Bečej Stadion kraj Tise 3,000
Budućnost Valjevo Valjevo Park Pećina 6,000
Sartid 1913 Smederevo Smederevo City Stadium 17,200
Rudar Pljevlja Pljevlja Stadion pod Golubinjom 10,000

League tables[edit]

IA league[edit]

Rank Club MP W D L GF GA GD P
1 Obilić Beograd 33 27 5 1 72 19 +53 86
2 Red Star 33 27 3 3 86 22 +64 84
3 Partizan 33 22 4 7 73 38 +35 70
4 Vojvodina 33 14 7 12 57 63 -6 49
5 Rad 33 12 6 15 35 39 -4 42
6 Zemun 33 10 9 14 38 50 -12 39
7 Hajduk Kula 33 10 5 18 32 51 -19 35
8 Budućnost Podgorica 33 8 9 16 27 53 -26 33
9 Proleter Zrenjanin 33 10 2 21 40 64 -24 32
10 Železnik Beograd 33 9 5 19 43 62 -19 32
11 Čukarički Beograd 33 9 4 20 32 45 -13 31
12 Mladost Lučani 33 9 3 21 25 54 -29 30
1998–99 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
1998–99 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Qualifying round
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
Relegation Playoff
Relegation to 1998–99 Second League of FR Yugoslavia

IB league[edit]

Rank Club MP W D L GF GA GD P
1 OFK Beograd 33 19 8 6 61 34 +27 65
2 Sartid 1913 Smederevo 33 19 6 8 46 23 +23 63
3 Priština 33 17 9 7 57 28 +29 60
4 Spartak Subotica 33 17 5 11 56 40 +16 56
5 Radnički Niš 33 14 12 7 49 35 +14 54
6 Radnički Kragujevac 33 16 5 12 50 43 +7 53
7 Budućnost Valjevo 33 13 6 14 43 52 -9 45
8 Rudar Pljevlja 33 13 4 16 44 54 -10 43
9 Sutjeska Nikšić 33 8 8 17 34 43 -9 32
10 Loznica 33 7 7 19 24 46 -22 28
11 Borac Čačak 33 7 7 19 32 65 -33 28
12 Bečej 33 8 3 22 22 54 -32 27
Promotion to 1998–99 First League of FR Yugoslavia
Relegation Playoff
Relegation to 1998–99 Second League of FR Yugoslavia

Relegation playoff[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Čukarički 1–1 (4–5 p) Radnički Kragujevac 1–0 0–1

Champions[edit]

FK Obilić (Coach: Dragan Okuka)

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Saša Marković Red Star
27
2 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zoran Ranković Obilić
23
3 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Stanković Red Star
15
4 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zoran Jovičić Red Star
13
5 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Isailović Partizan
12
6 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Aleksandar Jović Čukarički
11
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zoran Janković Železnik
11
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Obradović Partizan
11
9 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radovan Marković Mladost Lučani
10
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Jović Proleter Zrenjanin
10

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