Montenegrin First League of Men's Handball

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Prva Muška Liga
Handball Federation of Montenegro logo.svg
Countries Montenegro Montenegro
Confederation EHF
Founded 2006
Number of teams 8
Level on pyramid Level 1
International cup(s) EHF Cup Winners' Cup
EHF Cup
EHF Challenge Cup
Current champions Budvanska Rivijera
Most championships Lovćen Cetinje (5)
Website http://www.rscg.co.me

The Montenegrin First League of Men's Handball (in Montenegrin: Prva Muška Liga) is the top men's team handball league in Montenegro. It is organized by the Handball Federation of Montenegro.

History[edit]

Before independence[edit]

During the history, many Montenegrin clubs played in the SFR Yugoslavia / FR Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro First Handball League. Among them were RK Lovćen, RK Budućnost, RK Mornar, RK Rudar and RK Berane.
The only Montenegrin club who gained trophies in Yugoslav League was RK Lovćen. They gained two champion titles, with four finishes as a runner-up of championship.
Below is the list of Montenegrin clubs' champion titles in the First League of Yugoslavia.

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
RK Lovćen Cetinje
2
4
1999-00, 2000-01

After independence[edit]

Soon after the Montenegrin independence referendum, Handball Federation of Montenegro founded its' own competitions, with the First League as a top-tier competition. During the history, RK Lovćen was most successful side and participated three times on regional SEHA League.
In the league participate eight clubs, and the season have two parts. During the first part, there are 14 weekends, after which are forming two groups - TOP4 (league for the champion) and LAST4 (league for relegation).
First League is one of three men's handball competitions in Montenegro. Other high level competition is Montenegrin Cup.

Champions[edit]

From the inaugural season (2006/07), five different clubs won the champion title in Montenegrin First League.

Titles by season[edit]

Season Champions Runners-up Third
2006–07 RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Berane RK Sutjeska Nikšić
2007–08 RK Berane RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Sutjeska Nikšić
2008–09 RK Budućnost Podgorica RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Sutjeska Nikšić
2009–10 RK Budućnost Podgorica RK Sutjeska Nikšić RK Lovćen Cetinje
2010–11 RK Mojkovac RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Sutjeska Nikšić
2011–12 RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Mojkovac RK Sutjeska Nikšić
2012–13 RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Mojkovac RK Budvanska rivijera
2013–14 RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Budvanska rivijera RK Boka Tivat
2014–15 RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Budvanska rivijera RK Boka Tivat
2015–16 RK Budvanska rivijera RK Lovćen Cetinje RK Boka Tivat

Titles by Club[edit]

Montenegrin League[edit]

Since 2006, five different clubs won the trophy of Montenegrin handball champion.
Most successful were RK Lovćen Cetinje with 5 titles and now dissolved RK Budućnost Podgorica (2 trophies). With 2 titles from FR Yugoslavia Championship (2000, 2001), two trophies of FRY Cup Winner (2002, 2003) and 5 wins in Montenegrin Cup, RK Lovćen is the most successful participant of Montenegrin First League.
Clubs which have one champions trophy are RK Mojkovac, RK Berane and RK Budvanska Rivijera.

Club Titles Runners-up Years Won
RK Lovćen Cetinje
5
4
2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
RK Budućnost Podgorica
2
-
2009, 2010
RK Budvanska rivijera Budva
1
2
2016
RK Berane
1
1
2008
RK Mojkovac
1
2
2011
RK Sutjeska Nikšić
0
1

Overall[edit]

Below is an overall list, with titles won in both leagues - Montenegrin League and FR Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro Championship.

Club Titles Runners-up Years Won
RK Lovćen Cetinje
7
8
2000, 2001, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
RK Budućnost Podgorica
2
-
2009, 2010
RK Budvanska rivijera Budva
1
2
2016
RK Berane
1
1
2008
RK Mojkovac
1
2
2011
RK Sutjeska Nikšić
0
1

Performances by clubs[edit]

During the past, in Montenegrin First League participated 13 different teams. Only one club compete in the all seasons - Lovćen.

Club Participations Seasons
RK Lovćen Cetinje 10 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
RK Mojkovac 9 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
RK Berane 9 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
RK Sutjeska Nikšić 8 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
RK Budvanska rivijera Budva 8 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
RK Rudar Pljevlja 7 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
RK Mornar Bar 6 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
RK Partizan Tivat 5 2007, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016
RK Budućnost Podgorica 3 2008, 2009, 2010
RK Ulcinj 3 2013, 2014, 2015
RK Danilovgrad 2 2010, 2014
RK Cepelin Cetinje 2 2007, 2012
RK Sedmerac Bar 1 2012
RK Komovi Andrijevica 1 2016

Attendances by season[edit]

Season Avg Overall M H CH CL
2006–07 570 45,600 80 3,000 Berane (1,160) Boka (260)
2007–08 551 34,700 63 2,500 Berane (1,278) Boka (150)
2008–09 651 72,900 112 4,000 Lovćen (875) Budva (286)
2009–10 560 44,800 80 3,000 Budućnost (1,020) Danilovgrad (240)
2010–11 557 33,400 60 1,500 Mojkovac (1,033) Mornar (288)
2011–12 387 28,600 74 1,200 Lovćen (690) Sedmerac (222)
2012–13 448 26,900 60 1,500 Mojkovac (778) Berane (275)
2013–14 402 20,900 52 1,000 Lovćen (522) Danilovgrad (188)
2014–15 434 25,150 58 1,500 Rudar (833) RK Ulcinj (183)
2015–16 388 23,300 60 1,000 Budva (478) Komovi (144)

M = Number of matches (only matches with spectators counted); H = Highest attendance on one match; CH = Club with highest average attendance; CL = Club with lowest average attendance

Montenegrin handball clubs in SEHA League[edit]

Southeastern European Handball Association League, or SEHA League is founded at 2011, and Montenegrin clubs were part of it since first season. Most successful Montenegrin representative in regional league was RK Lovćen.
Below is list of participation of Montenegrin clubs by every season of SEHA League.

Season Club Pos G W D L
2011-12 RK Lovćen Cetinje
6
21
12
0
9
RK Sutjeska Nikšić
10
21
3
1
17
2012-13 RK Lovćen Cetinje
6
18
9
2
7
2013-14 RK Lovćen Cetinje
9
18
3
2
13

Montenegrin handball clubs in European competitions[edit]

Montenegrin men's handball clubs are participating in the EHF competitions since the season 1995/96.
First team which ever competed at the European cups was Mornar Bar and most successful Montenegrin represent in the European competitions is Lovćen Cetinje. The other Montenegrin clubs which competed at the EHF competitions are Berane, Rudar Pljevlja, Budućnost Podgorica, Sutjeska Nikšić, Mojkovac and Budvanska rivijera Budva.
The greatest result in the European cups made RK Lovćen during the season 2000/01. As a champion of FR Yugoslavia, Lovćen won fifth place in the EHF Champions League.
Below is a list of Montenegrin teams which played in the European competitions.

Club S G W D L GD Pts
Berane 4 16 10 0 6 459:453 20
Boka Tivat 1 2 0 0 2 54:75 0
Budućnost Podgorica 2 16 9 2 5 483:450 20
Budvanska rivijera Budva 3 6 0 0 6 135:171 0
Lovćen Cetinje 18 69 27 3 39 1758:1847 55
Mojkovac 3 6 1 0 5 134:203 2
Mornar Bar 4 10 4 0 6 282:280 8
Rudar Pljevlja 1 4 2 0 2 97:114 4
Sutjeska Nikšić 5 14 3 2 9 323:372 11
9 TEAMS 143 56 7 80 3725:3965 117

S - seasons; G - games; W - wins; D - draw; L - loses; GD - goal difference; Pts - points (win = 2pts; draw = 1)

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