Montenegrin First League of Men's Handball
|Current season, competition or edition:
Montenegrin First Handball League 2013/14
|Number of teams||8|
|Level on pyramid||Level 1|
|International cup(s)||EHF Cup Winners' Cup
EHF Challenge Cup
|Current champions||Lovćen Cetinje
|Most championships||Lovćen Cetinje (3)|
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.
The league regularly consists of eight teams, but in the season 2013/14 there are seven participants. In the second part of season, four best clubs will participate in the TOP4 league for champion, and the last three will play in relegation league.
Teams for season 2014–15
The following seven clubs participate in the Montenegrin First League 2013/14.
|Budvanska rivijera||Budva||Mediterranean SC||1,300|
|Berane||Berane||City Hall Mojkovac||1,200|
EHF league ranking
- For season 2014/2015
|30||(31)||Cyprusian Handball League||6,88|
|32||(28)||Prva Crnogorska Liga||5,73|
Winners (League / Cup)
|2006/07||RK Lovćen Cetinje||RK Berane|
|2007/08||RK Lovćen Cetinje||RK Sutjeska Nikšić|
|2008/09||RK Budućnost Podgorica||RK Lovćen Cetinje|
|2009/10||RK Budućnost Podgorica||RK Lovćen Cetinje|
|2010/11||RK Mojkovac||RK Lovćen Cetinje|
|2011/12||RK Lovćen Cetinje||RK Lovćen Cetinje|
|2012/13||RK Lovćen Cetinje||RK Lovćen Cetinje|
|2013/14||RK Lovćen Cetinje||RK Lovćen Cetinje|
Since 2006, four different clubs won the trophy of Montenegrin handball champion.
Most successful were RK Lovćen Cetinje with 4 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 and RK Berane.
|RK Lovćen Cetinje||
||2007, 2012, 2013, 2014||2008, 2009, 2011|
|RK Budućnost Podgorica||
|RK Sutjeska Nikšić||
|RK Budvanska rivijera Budva||
Performances by clubs
During the past, in Montenegrin First League participated 13 different teams. Only one club compete in the all seasons - Lovćen.
|RK Lovćen Cetinje||9||2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015|
|RK Sutjeska Nikšić||8||2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014|
|RK Berane||8||2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015|
|RK Mojkovac||8||2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015|
|RK Budvanska rivijera Budva||7||2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015|
|RK Mornar Bar||6||2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013|
|RK Rudar Pljevlja||6||2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015|
|RK Partizan Tivat||4||2007, 2008, 2014, 2015|
|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|
Below is the list of participants of the First League with their placements during the every single season.
|RK Budvanska rivijera||-||-||5||6||5||4||3||2|
Montenegrin teams in European competitions
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.
- Montenegrin Handball League Records
- Montenegrin handball clubs in European competitions
- Montenegrin Second League of Men's Handball
- Montenegrin Men's Handball Cup
- Montenegrin First League of Women's Handball