Serbian First League

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Serbian First League
Serbian First League.png
Founded2004
CountrySerbia Serbia
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toFirst League of Serbia and Montenegro (2004–06)
Serbian SuperLiga (2006–)
Relegation toSerbian League
Domestic cup(s)Serbian Cup
Current championsTSC Bačka Topola
(2018–19, 1st title)
Most championshipsMladost Lučani,
Napredak Kruševac
(2 titles)
Websiteprvaligasrbije.com
2018–19 Serbian First League

The Serbian First League (Serbian: Прва лига Србије / Prva liga Srbije) commonly known by the abbreviation of PLS, is the name for the second tier in professional Serbia's football league. The league was formed in 2004, following a reshuffle of the second tier Serbo-Montenegrin divisions. It is operated by the Football Association of Serbia.

Format[edit]

The league is formed by 16 clubs which play all against one another twice, once at home, once away. 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 2004, 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
2004–05 Budućnost Banatski Dvor (2) Javor Ivanjica Rad
2005–06 Bežanija Mladost Apatin Čukarički Stankom

Serbian First League[edit]

After Montenegro's independence, the Serbian First League kept the single league format readopted in 2004.

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) FK Jagodina BSK Borča Serbia Igor Pavlović (Jagodina) 17
2008–09 BSK Borča FK Smederevo Mladi Radnik Serbia Marko Pavićević (Sevojno) 13
2009–10 FK Inđija Sevojno Kolubara Serbia Borivoje Filipović (Inđija) 12
2010–11 BASK Radnički Kragujevac FK 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

2018–19 teams[edit]

Team City Stadium Capacity
Bečej 1918 Bečej Gradski stadion kraj Tise 1,296
Bežanija Belgrade Stadion Bežanije 4,000
Borac Čačak Čačak Stadium 8,000
Budućnost Dobanovci Belgrade Stadion FK Budućnost 1,000
Inđija Inđija Stadion FK Inđija 4,500
Javor Ivanjica Ivanjica Stadium 4,000
Metalac Gornji Milanovac Stadion FK Metalac 4,400
Novi Pazar Novi Pazar Gradski Stadion 13,000
Radnički 1923 Kragujevac Čika Dača 15,100
Sinđelić Belgrade Stadion FK Sinđelić 1,500
Sloboda Užice Gradski Stadion 12,000
Teleoptik Zemun SC Partizan-Teleoptik 5,000
Trayal Kruševac Stadion FK Trayal 1,500
TSC Bačka Topola Gradski Stadion 5,000
Žarkovo Belgrade Stadion FK Žarkovo 610
Zlatibor Čajetina Stadion Švajcarija 1,040

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 Beograd
2007–08 Radnički Niš, Zemun, Vlasina, OFK Mladenovac, Radnički Pirot
2008–09 Voždovac, Hajduk Beograd
2009–10 Radnički Niš, Sloga Kraljevo, ČSK Pivara, 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, OFK 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 Bečej 1918, Novi Pazar, Teleoptik, Sloboda Užice

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

[edit]

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 OFK 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 BP Mačva Šabac
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 Beograd Radnički Pirot Kabel Smederevo 1924

All-time table 2006–2019[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 2018–19 Serbian First League season are indicated in bold. A total of 50 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 (-1) 11 357 126 118 113 381 327 495 4th
3 Proleter Novi Sad 9 286 114 75 97 377 314 417 1st
4 Metalac Gornji Milanovac 7 229 108 57 64 290 187 381 3rd
5 Mladost Lučani 7 238 95 78 65 251 207 363 1st
6 BSK Borča (-1) 7 226 95 59 72 265 222 343 1st
7 Novi Pazar 7 241 87 59 95 242 291 320 3rd
8 Napredak Kruševac 5 170 91 40 39 248 150 313 1st
9 Kolubara (-3) 8 260 78 82 100 259 305 313 3rd
10 Dinamo Vranje 7 230 79 56 95 231 284 293 2nd
11 ČSK Pivara (-1) 7 230 70 79 81 224 242 288 3rd
12 Teleoptik 7 233 68 72 93 246 274 276 6th
13 Javor-Matis 4 139 73 43 23 198 110 262 1st
14 Sinđelić Beograd 6 187 65 52 70 202 206 247 6th
15 Novi Sad 6 204 64 53 87 197 256 245 5th
16 Srem Sremska Mitrovica 6 208 62 55 91 206 270 241 7th
17 Zemun 5 162 56 52 54 174 165 218 2nd
18 Sevojno 4 140 58 39 43 174 137 213 2nd
19 Radnički Niš 4 140 54 44 42 159 129 206 1st
20 Sloga Kraljevo 5 162 53 41 68 140 191 200 7th
21 Sloboda Užice 5 157 46 47 64 147 195 185 3rd
22 Radnički 1923 4 131 50 31 50 158 160 181 2nd
23 Čukarički 3 106 49 31 26 125 80 178 2nd
24 Banat 4 136 44 45 47 135 147 177 4th
25 OFK Mladenovac 4 140 41 37 62 150 187 160 11th
26 Voždovac 3 102 40 32 30 120 92 152 5th
27 Borac Čačak 3 101 41 22 38 109 93 145 2nd
28 Radnički Pirot 4 132 38 28 66 126 161 142 6th
29 TSC Bačka Topola 2 67 41 18 8 129 49 141 1st
30 Mladi Radnik 1926 3 102 39 24 39 104 111 141 3rd
31 Radnički Sombor 3 102 36 27 39 85 94 135 7th
32 Mačva Šabac (-1) 3 98 34 27 37 98 111 128 1st
33 Jedinstvo Putevi 3 94 33 27 34 93 105 126 6th
34 Budućnost Dobanovci 3 97 32 27 38 100 117 123 10th
35 Sloga Petrovac na Mlavi 3 90 32 26 32 106 113 122 6th
36 Rad 2 72 34 17 21 103 68 119 4th
37 Mladost Apatin 3 102 31 25 46 83 122 118 8th
38 BASK 2 72 36 16 24 86 67 112 1st
39 Jagodina (-6) 3 94 30 25 39 92 113 109 2nd
40 Bačka Bačka Palanka 2 60 30 14 16 89 60 104 2nd
41 Radnik Surdulica 2 60 29 15 16 72 50 102 1st
42 Smederevo 1924 2 64 27 16 21 73 62 97 2nd
43 Donji Srem 2 64 24 23 17 58 53 95 2nd
44 Vlasina 2 72 23 24 25 73 84 93 8th
45 Spartak Ždrepčeva Krv 2 72 23 17 32 81 91 86 4th
46 OFK Sinđelić Niš 2 68 22 18 28 75 84 84 5th
47 Timok 2 64 19 20 25 63 83 77 11th
48 Zlatibor 1 37 18 3 16 48 42 57 6th
49 Hajduk Beograd 2 68 14 12 42 48 113 54 13th
50 Trayal 1 37 15 7 15 38 40 52 9th
51 Žarkovo 1 37 14 9 14 42 44 51 11th
52 Bečej 1918 1 37 12 8 17 39 33 42 13th
53 Moravac Orion 1 30 10 5 15 32 41 35 13th
54 Radnički Nova Pazova 1 34 9 8 17 35 44 35 14th
55 Dolina 1 30 9 7 14 31 42 34 14th
56 Loznica 1 30 7 10 13 21 35 31 15th
57 Temnić 1924 1 30 6 8 16 24 47 26 14th
58 OFK Odžaci 1 30 6 8 16 22 34 26 15th
59 Big Bull Radnički 1 34 7 5 22 26 50 26 17th
60 OFK Beograd 1 30 3 9 18 25 53 18 16th
61 Obilić 1 38 0 6 32 16 81 6 20th
62 Grafičar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
63 Kabel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Players[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of May 27, 2019
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–present 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 Radnički Niš / Sinđelić Niš / Sloga Kraljevo / Radnik Surdulica / Novi Pazar 39
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–present Proleter Novi Sad / Napredak / Mačva / TSC Bačka Topola
6 Serbia Nikola Vujošević 2007–2011 / 2012–2013 Zemun / Kolubara 34
7 Serbia Ivan Marković 2012 / 2018–present Banat / Javor 33
8 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–present Mladost Apatin / Inđija / Radnički Sombor / TSC Bačka Topola

Most apps[edit]

As of May 27, 2019
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–present Mladost Apatin / Inđija / Radnički Sombor / TSC Bačka Topola 207
2 Serbia Branko Žigić 2007–2017 Proleter Novi Sad 202
3 Serbia Nemanja Matović 2010–2018 Bežanija / Mačva / Radnički Pirot / Sinđelić Beograd 190
4 Serbia Dejan Radosavljević 2007 / 2009–2014 Jagodina / Sloboda Užice / Novi Pazar / Radnički Niš / Napredak / Sloga Kraljevo / Borac Čačak 182
5 Serbia Marko Jakšić 2007–2009 / 2011–2015 Zemun / Srem S.M. / Mladost Apatin / Inđija / Bežanija / Timok / Jedinstvo Putevi / ČSK 171
6 Serbia Nikola Nedeljković 2008–2013 / 2014–present Bežanija / Budućnost Dobanovci / Bežanija 166
7 Montenegro Igor Zonjić 2009–2014 / 2015–2016 Banat / Teleoptik / Sinđelić Beograd / Mladost Lučani / Napredak / Bežanija 162
Serbia Nemanja Milovanović 2010–2013 / 2017–present Napredak / Teleoptik / Mačva / Dinamo Vranje / Javor
9 Serbia Sekula Rasiovan 2007–2013 Novi Sad / Proleter Novi Sad 161
10 Serbia Dragan Antanasijević 2008 / 2010–2014 / 2015–2016 BSK Borča / BASK / Banat / Sloga PM 160
Serbia Dragan Kavčić 2007–2014 Novi Sad / ČSK / Proleter Novi Sad / Jedinstvo Putevi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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