Serbian First League

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Serbian First League
Serbian First League.png
Old logo used until the end of the 2017–18 season
Founded2005
CountrySerbia
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams18
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toSerbia and Montenegro SuperLiga (2005–06)
Serbian SuperLiga (2006–)
Relegation toSerbian League
Domestic cup(s)Serbian Cup
Current championsZlatibor
(2019–20, 1st title)
Most championshipsMladost Lučani,
Napredak Kruševac
(2 titles)
Websiteprvaligasrbije.com
Current: 2020–21 Serbian First League

The Serbian First League (Serbian: Прва лига Србије / Prva liga Srbije), commonly known by the abbreviation PLS and stylized as PrvaLiga, is the name for the second tier in professional Serbia's football league. The league was formed in 2005, following a reshuffle of the second tier Serbo-Montenegrin divisions. It is operated by the Football Association of Serbia.

Format[edit]

The league is usually formed by 16 clubs which play all against one another twice, once at home, once away.Due to the Covid Pandemic caused in 2020, the Football Association of Serbia completed a restructure of the league system ,and in season 2020/2021 that meant 18 clubs would be competing in the Serbian First League, the number of clubs will go back to the usual 16 following the conclusion of the 2020-2021 season. The top two clubs are directly promoted to the Serbian SuperLiga, Third team going into the playoff, and playing against 14 teams from the Super League, while the bottom are relegated to the Serbian League. The Football Association of Serbia announced that in the 2015–16 Serbian First League 4 clubs will be relegated.

History[edit]

The Serbian First League is the successor of the Yugoslav Second League. With the break-up of SFR Yugoslavia in 1992, the clubs from the newly independent states of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia joined to their own newly formed leagues, while Serbia and Montenegro remained united and renamed into FR Yugoslavia with the clubs from both republics kept competing in the league. In 2003, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was renamed to Serbia and Montenegro and the football league followed suit. Finally, after Montenegrin independence in 2006, the Montenegrin clubs withdrew and formed their own league.

Serbia and Montenegro second tier[edit]

In 2005, a reshuffle of the second tier of the Serbo-Montenegrin football league system saw two parallel leagues set up, for each republic.

Season Champions Runners-up Third place
2005–06 Bežanija Mladost Apatin Čukarički Stankom

Serbian First League[edit]

After Montenegro's independence, the Serbian First League kept the name and single league format readopted in 2005.

Season Champions Runners up Third place Top scorer(s) Goals
2006–07 Mladost Lučani (3) Čukarički Stankom Napredak Kruševac Serbia Filip Đorđević (Rad) 16
2007–08 Javor Ivanjica (2) Jagodina BSK Borča Serbia Igor Pavlović (Jagodina) 17
2008–09 BSK Borča Smederevo Mladi Radnik Serbia Marko Pavićević (Sevojno) 13
2009–10 Inđija Sevojno Kolubara Serbia Borivoje Filipović (Inđija) 12
2010–11 BASK Radnički Kragujevac Novi Pazar Serbia Darko Spalević (Radnički Kragujevac) 13
2011–12 Radnički Niš (3) Donji Srem Mladost Lučani Serbia Ivan Pejčić (Radnički Niš) 13
2012–13 Napredak Kruševac (7) Čukarički Voždovac Serbia Milanko Rašković (Borac Čačak) 19
2013–14 Mladost Lučani (4) Borac Čačak Metalac GM Serbia Predrag Živadinović (Mladost Lučani) 15
2014–15 Radnik Surdulica Javor Ivanjica Metalac GM Serbia Stefan Dražić (Javor) 13
2015–16 Napredak Kruševac (8) Bačka BP ČSK Serbia Nenad Lukić (Bežanija) 14
2016–17 Mačva Šabac Zemun Sloboda Užice Bosnia and Herzegovina Uroš Đerić (Sloboda Užice) 19
2017–18 Proleter Novi Sad Dinamo Vranje Metalac GM Ghana Zakaria Suraka (Dinamo Vranje) 17
2018–19 TSC Bačka Topola Javor Ivanjica Inđija Serbia Ivan Marković (Javor Ivanjica) 29
2019–20 Zlatibor Grafičar Metalac GM Serbia Aleksandar Katanić (Metalac GM) 19

2020–21 teams[edit]

Locations of the 2020–21 Serbian First League teams from Belgrade
Team City Stadium Capacity
Borac 1926 Čačak Čačak City Stadium 8,000
Budućnost Dobanovci Belgrade FK Budućnost Dobanovci Stadium 1,000
Dinamo Vranje Yumco Stadion 4,000
Dubočica Leskovac Leskovac City Stadium 7,000
Grafičar Belgrade Topčiderska zvezda 1,000
IMT Belgrade Old Traktor Arena 1,150
Jagodina Jagodina Jagodina City Stadium 15,000
Kabel Novi Sad FK Kabel Stadium 2,000
Kolubara Lazarevac FK Kolubara Stadium 2,500
Loznica Loznica Lagator Stadium 5,000
Radnički 1923 Kragujevac Čika Dača 15,100
Radnički Pirot Stadion Dragan Nikolić 13,816
Radnički Sremska Mitrovica FK Radnički S.M. Stadium 2,000
Sloga Kraljevo Kraljevo City Stadium 4,000
Trayal Kruševac FK Trayal Stadium 1,500
Zemun Belgrade Zemun City Stadium 9,588
Žarkovo Belgrade FK Žarkovo Stadium 610
Železničar Pančevo SC Mladost 1,200

Previous seasons[edit]

Relegated teams (from First League to Serbian League)[edit]

Season Clubs
2006–07 Inđija, Dinamo Vranje, Mačva Šabac, BASK, Spartak Subotica, Obilić
2007–08 Radnički Niš, Zemun, Vlasina, Mladenovac, Radnički Pirot
2008–09 Voždovac, Hajduk Beograd
2009–10 Radnički Niš, Sloga Kraljevo, ČSK, Mladost Apatin
2010–11 Zemun, Big Bull Radnički, Dinamo Vranje
2011–12 Radnički Sombor, Mladi Radnik, Sinđelić Niš, Srem S. Mitrovica
2012–13 Novi Sad, Kolubara, Mladenovac, Radnički Nova Pazova, Banat
2013–14 Timok, Dolina, Teleoptik, Smederevo
2014–15 Moravac Orion, Jedinstvo Putevi, Sloga Kraljevo, Mačva Šabac
2015–16 Sloga PM, Donji Srem, Loznica, Radnički Kragujevac
2016–17 Kolubara, BSK Borča, Odžaci, OFK Beograd
2017–18 Radnički Pirot, Temnić 1924, ČSK, Jagodina
2018–19 Bežanija, Borac Čačak, Bečej 1918, Teleoptik, Sloboda Užice
2019–20 Smederevo 1924, Sinđelić Beograd

Relegated teams (from SuperLiga to First League)[edit]

Season Clubs
2006–07 Zemun, Voždovac
2007–08 Bežanija, Mladost Lučani, Smederevo
2008–09 Banat Zrenjanin
2009–10 Mladi Radnik, Napredak Kruševac
2010–11 Čukarički, Inđija
2011–12 Metalac GM, Borac Čačak
2012–13 Smederevo, BSK Borča
2013–14 Javor, Sloboda Užice
2014–15 Radnički Kragujevac, Donji Srem, Napredak Kruševac
2015–16 Jagodina, OFK Beograd
2016–17 Metalac GM, Novi Pazar
2017–18 Javor, Borac Čačak
2018–19 Dinamo Vranje, Zemun, Bačka
2019–20 None

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Season Clubs
Serbian League Belgrade Serbian League East Serbian League Vojvodina Serbian League West
2006–07 Hajduk Beograd Jagodina Novi Sad Metalac G. Milanovac
2007–08 Kolubara Dinamo Vranje Spartak Subotica
Inđija
Mladi Radnik
2008–09 Zemun
Teleoptik
Radnički Niš Proleter Novi Sad
Radnički Sombor
Sloga Kraljevo
2009–10 BASK Sinđelić Niš Big Bull Radnički Radnički 1923
2010–11 Mladenovac Radnički Niš Donji Srem Sloga Kraljevo
2011–12 Voždovac Timok Radnički N. Pazova Jedinstvo Putevi
2012–13 Sinđelić Beograd Radnik Surdulica Dolina Padina Sloga (PM)
2013–14 Kolubara Moravac Orion Bačka Mačva
2014–15 Zemun Dinamo Vranje ČSK Loznica
2015–16 Budućnost Dobanovci Radnički Pirot Odžaci Mačva Šabac
2016–17 Teleoptik Temnić 1924 TSC Radnički 1923
2017–18 Žarkovo Trayal Bečej Zlatibor
2018–19 Grafičar Radnički Pirot Kabel Smederevo 1924
2019–20 IMT Jagodina
Dubočica
Železničar Pančevo
Radnički S.M.
Borac 1926
Loznica
Sloga Kraljevo

All-time table 2006–2020[edit]

The following is a list of clubs who have played in the Serbian First League at any time since its formation in 2006 to the current season. Teams playing in the 2020–21 Serbian First League season are indicated in bold. A total of 63 teams have played in the Serbian First League.

Pos. Team S P W D L F A Pts Highest finish
1 Inđija 11 361 149 96 116 437 360 543 1st
2 Bežanija 11 357 126 118 113 381 327 495 [1] 4th
3 Metalac 8 259 124 62 73 331 221 434 3rd
4 Proleter Novi Sad 9 286 114 75 97 377 314 417 1st
5 Mladost Lučani 7 238 95 78 65 251 207 363 1st
6 Kolubara 9 290 91 90 109 294 330 360 [2] 3rd
7 Novi Pazar 8 271 98 66 107 274 322 360 3rd
8 BSK Borča 7 226 95 59 72 265 222 343 [3] 1st
9 Dinamo Vranje 8 260 89 63 108 265 322 330 2nd
10 Napredak Kruševac 5 170 91 40 39 248 150 313 1st
11 ČSK Čelarevo 7 230 70 79 81 224 242 288 [4] 3rd
12 Teleoptik 7 233 68 72 93 246 274 276 6th
13 Sinđelić Beograd 7 217 71 59 87 229 261 272 6th
14 Javor-Matis 4 139 73 43 23 198 110 262 1st
15 Zemun 6 192 64 61 67 199 194 251 2nd
16 Novi Sad 6 204 64 53 87 197 256 245 5th
17 Srem Sremska Mitrovica 6 208 62 55 91 206 270 241 7th
18 Radnički 1923 5 161 61 40 60 189 186 223 2nd
19 Sevojno 4 140 58 39 43 174 137 213 2nd
20 Radnički Niš 4 140 54 44 42 159 129 206 1st
21 Sloga Kraljevo 5 162 53 41 68 140 191 200 7th
22 Radnički Pirot 5 162 50 35 77 160 194 185 6th
23 Sloboda Užice 5 157 46 47 64 147 195 185 3rd
24 Čukarički 3 106 49 31 26 125 80 178 2nd
25 Banat 4 136 44 45 47 135 147 177 4th
26 Mladenovac 4 140 41 37 62 150 187 160 11th
27 Bačka Bačka Palanka 3 90 46 19 25 129 86 157 2nd
28 Voždovac 3 102 40 32 30 120 92 152 5th
29 Borac Čačak 1926 3 101 41 22 38 109 93 145 2nd
30 Budućnost Dobanovci 4 127 37 34 56 121 158 145 10th
31 TSC Bačka Topola 2 67 41 18 8 129 49 141 1st
32 Mladi Radnik 1926 3 102 39 24 39 104 111 141 3rd
33 Radnički Sombor 3 102 36 27 39 85 94 135 7th
34 Mačva Šabac 3 98 34 27 37 98 111 128 [5] 1st
35 Jedinstvo Putevi 3 94 33 27 34 93 105 126 6th
36 Sloga Petrovac na Mlavi 3 90 32 26 32 106 113 122 6th
37 Rad 2 72 34 17 21 103 68 119 4th
38 Smederevo 1924 3 94 36 21 37 100 109 119 [6] 2nd
39 Mladost Apatin 3 102 31 25 46 83 122 118 8th
40 BASK 2 72 36 16 24 86 67 112 1st
41 Zlatibor 2 67 32 15 20 81 60 111 1st
42 Jagodina 3 94 30 25 39 92 113 109 [7] 2nd
43 Radnik Surdulica 2 60 29 15 16 72 50 102 1st
44 Donji Srem 2 64 24 23 17 58 53 95 2nd
45 Vlasina 2 72 23 24 25 73 84 93 8th
46 Žarkovo 2 67 24 19 24 77 80 91 9th
47 Spartak Subotica 2 72 23 17 32 81 91 86 4th
48 OFK Sinđelić Niš 2 68 22 18 28 75 84 84 5th
49 Trayal 2 67 22 17 28 59 70 83 9th
50 Timok 2 64 19 20 25 63 83 77 11th
51 Grafičar 1 30 16 6 8 49 27 54 2nd
52 Hajduk Beograd 2 68 14 12 42 48 113 54 13th
53 Kabel 1 30 14 10 6 31 20 42 [8] 7th
54 Bečej 1918 1 37 12 8 17 39 33 42 13th
55 Moravac Orion 1 30 10 5 15 32 41 35 13th
56 Radnički Nova Pazova 1 34 9 8 17 35 44 35 14th
57 Dolina 1 30 9 7 14 31 42 34 14th
58 Loznica 1 30 7 10 13 21 35 31 15th
59 Temnić 1924 1 30 6 8 16 24 47 26 14th
60 Odžaci 1 30 6 8 16 22 34 26 15th
61 Big Bull Radnički 1 34 7 5 22 26 50 26 17th
62 OFK Beograd 1 30 3 9 18 25 53 18 16th
63 Obilić 1 38 0 6 32 16 81 6 20th
64 IMT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
65 Železničar Pančevo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
66 Dubočica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
67 Radnički Sremska Mitrovica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Players[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of June 30, 2020
Ten players with most goals in the Serbian First League (2006–present)
Player Period Club(s) Goals
1 Serbia Nenad Lukić 2010–2011 / 2015–2016 / 2016–2017 / 2018–2019 Teleoptik / Bežanija / Zemun / Inđija / TSC Bačka Topola 50
2 Serbia Slobodan Dinčić 2010–2011 / 2012–2014 / 2014–2016 BASK / Čukarički / Metalac G.M. / Javor / Kolubara / Zemun 47
3 Serbia Jovan Jovanović 2007 / 2010–2015 / 2017 / 2019–present Radnički Niš / Sinđelić Niš / Sloga Kraljevo / Radnik Surdulica / Novi Pazar / Kolubara 41
4 Serbia Predrag Živadinović 2008–2011 / 2012–2014 BSK Borča / Radnički Kragujevac / Metalac G.M. / Mladost Lučani 35
Serbia Ognjen Damnjanović 2009–2011 / 2015–2016 / 2017–2019 Proleter Novi Sad / Napredak / Mačva / TSC Bačka Topola / Inđija
6 Serbia Nikola Vujošević 2007–2011 / 2012–2013 Zemun / Kolubara 34
7 Serbia Ivan Marković 2012 / 2018–2019 Banat / Javor 33
Serbia Slađan Nikodijević 2012 / 2014–2015 / 2016–2018 / 2019–present Borac Čačak / Metalac G.M. / Bačka B.P. / ČSK / Inđija / Radnički 1923
9 Serbia Srđan Vujaklija 2007–2009 / 2012 / 2013–2015 Novi Sad / Banat / Proleter Novi Sad 30
Serbia Zoran Stojanović 2007–2008 / 2009–2015 Vlasina / Kolubara
Serbia Saša Bogunović 2008–2013 Novi Sad / Proleter Novi Sad
Serbia Saša Tomanović 2008–2010 / 2011–2015 / 2017–2019 Mladost Apatin / Inđija / Radnički Sombor / TSC Bačka Topola
Serbia Darko Lemajić 2010–2014 / 2015–2016 / 2016–2017 Inđija / Napredak

Most apps[edit]

As of June 30, 2020
Ten players with most apps in the Serbian First League (2006–present)
Player Period Club(s) Apps
1 Serbia Saša Tomanović 2008–2010 / 2011–2015 / 2017–2019 Mladost Apatin / Inđija / Radnički Sombor / TSC Bačka Topola 207
2 Serbia Branko Žigić 2007–2017 Proleter Novi Sad 205
3 Serbia Nikola Nedeljković 2008–2013 / 2014–present Bežanija / Budućnost Dobanovci / Bežanija / Zlatibor 196
4 Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja Matović 2010–2018 Bežanija / Mačva / Radnički Pirot / Sinđelić Beograd 189
5 Serbia Aleksandar Stojković 2008 / 2009–2010 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015–2018 / 2019–present Mladost Apatin / Radnički Sombor / Voždovac / Mladost G.M. / Kolubara / Dinamo Vranje / Budućnost Dobanovci 188
Serbia Nemanja Milovanović 2010–2013 / 2017–present Napredak / Teleoptik / Mačva / Dinamo Vranje / Javor / Bačka B.P. / Kolubara
7 Serbia Dejan Radosavljević 2007 / 2009–2014 Jagodina / Sloboda Užice / Novi Pazar / Radnički Niš / Napredak / Sloga Kraljevo / Borac Čačak 181
8 Serbia Filip Bajić 2010–2016 / 2019–present Novi Sad / Inđija / Bečej / Dinamo Vranje 177
9 Serbia Marko Jakšić 2007–2009 / 2011–2015 Zemun / Srem S.M. / Mladost Apatin / Inđija / Bežanija / Timok / Jedinstvo Putevi / ČSK 170
10 Montenegro Igor Zonjić 2009–2014 / 2015–2016 Banat / Teleoptik / Sinđelić Beograd / Mladost Lučani / Napredak / Bežanija 162

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bežanija had 1 point deducted by FA during the 2016–17 season
  2. ^ Kolubara had 3 point deducted by FA during the 2010–11 season
  3. ^ BSK Borča had 1 point deducted by FA during the 2016–17 season
  4. ^ ČSK Pivara had 1 point deducted by FA during the 2016–17 season
  5. ^ Mačva Šabac had 1 point deducted by FA during the 2016–17 season
  6. ^ Smederevo had 10 point deducted by FA during the 2019–20 season
  7. ^ Jagodina had 6 point deducted by FA during the 2017–18 season
  8. ^ Kabel had 10 point deducted by FA during the 2019–20 season

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