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Serbian SuperLiga
Jelen superliga logo.jpg
Country Serbia
Confederation UEFA
Founded 2006
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Serbian First League
Domestic cup(s) Serbian Cup
International cup(s) Champions League
Europa League
Current champions Partizan
(2014–15, 26th title)
Most championships Red Star, Partizan
(26 titles)
Top goalscorer Andrija Kaluđerović (57 goals)
TV partners Arena Sport, Prva TV
Website superliga.rs
2015–16 Serbian SuperLiga

The Serbian SuperLiga (Serbian: Суперлига Србије, Superliga Srbije) is a Serbian professional league for football clubs. At the top of the Serbian football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. It is contested by 16 clubs, operating a system of promotion and relegation with the Serbian First League (Prva liga Srbija, second Serbian football tier). The SuperLiga was formed during summer 2005 as the country's top football league competition in Serbia and Montenegro. Since summer 2006 after the secession of Montenegro from Serbia, the league only has Serbian clubs.

Serbian clubs used to compete in the Yugoslav First League. This competition was formed in 1923 and lasted until 2003. After the downfall of SFR Yugoslavia in 1991 a new Yugoslavia would be formed that would be named FR Yugoslavia with Montenegro and Serbia. They kept the name Yugoslavia until 2003 when the country changed its name to Serbia and Montenegro: this union lasted until 2006 when Montenegro gained independence and formed its own league, the Montenegrin First League.

The current SuperLiga champions are Partizan Belgrade. UEFA currently ranks the league 20th in Europe of 53 leagues.[1] The league was known as Meridian PrvaLiga/SuperLiga from Autumn 2004 until Summer 2008. The league's current official sponsor is beer maker Jelen pivo, thus resulting in the league's official name to be Jelen SuperLiga.

Format[edit]

Competition[edit]

The SuperLiga began as a league with a playoff system in an attempt to boost ratings and improve competition. After the first season however, the SuperLiga changed its format. The 2007–08 season was the first to be played in a more traditional format. The league no longer divided into a play-off and play-out group midway through the campaign. Instead, the 12 teams began playing each other three times in a more conventional league format. After two seasons with that format the Football Association of Serbia decided to add 4 teams to the SuperLiga. The 2009–10 season will be the first with a 16 team league played in a conventional league format of one home and one away match rather than the previous 3 match encounters. This drops the match schedule from 33 rounds to 30.

Qualification for UEFA competitions[edit]

The champions of the SuperLiga begin its UEFA Champions League finalists are already qualified for Europe through league position.

History[edit]

The Yugoslav First League started being played in 1923, and gathered the best clubs from the former Yugoslavia. In 1991 the clubs from Slovenia and Croatia left and formed their own league systems, and in 1992 so did the clubs from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia. The Yugoslav First League was played since 1992 with clubs from Serbia and Montenegro, until 2006, when Montenegro declared independence and subsequently formed its own league system. Since 2006 the league is formed exclusively by clubs from Serbia and got renamed into Serbian SuperLiga.

Yugoslav First League[edit]

Club Titles Years Won
Red Star
19
1951, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992
Partizan
11
1947, 1949, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1987
Vojvodina
2
1966, 1989

First League of FR Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro[edit]

In 1992 the Yugoslav First League became the First League of FR Yugoslavia (Prva savezna liga or Meridian SuperLiga) and was played since then with the clubs from Serbia and Montenegro.

The league winner had access to the UEFA Champions League qualifications rounds, and the 2nd, 3rd and the Cup winner had played in the UEFA Cup. The bottom clubs would be relegated to the two Second Leagues depending on the republic they were based in, the Second League of Serbia (Druga savezna liga Srbija) and the Second League of Montenegro (Druga savezna liga grupa Crna Gora).

In 2002, FR Yugoslavia changed its name to Serbia and Montenegro, and the league was named First League of Serbia and Montenegro between 2002 and its dissolution, in 2006. In 2006 Serbia and Montenegro separated and formed their own top leagues (Serbian SuperLiga and Montenegrin First League). Serbian SuperLiga was officially declared the successor of the First Leagues of FR Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro.

A total of 41 clubs participated between 1992 and 2006, being 34 from Serbia, 6 from Montenegro and one from Bosnia and Herzegovina (Borac Banja Luka was temporarily based in Serbia in early 1990s). A total of 3 clubs were champions, all from Serbia, Partizan (8 times), Red Star (5 times) and Obilić (once).

Season Champions Runners-up Third place Top scorer(s) Goals
1992–93 Partizan  Red Star  Vojvodina Anto Drobnjak (Red Star)
Vesko Mihajlović (Vojvodina)
22
1993–94 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Savo Milošević (Partizan) 21
1994–95  Red Star  Partizan Vojvodina Savo Milošević (Partizan) 30
1995–96 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Vojislav Budimirović (Čukarički) 23
1996–97 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Zoran Jovičić (Red Star) 21
1997–98 Obilić Red Star Partizan Saša Marković (Železnik / Red Star) 27
1998–99 Partizan Obilić  Red Star  Dejan Osmanović (Hajduk Kula) 16
1999–00 Red Star Partizan Obilić Mateja Kežman (Partizan) 27
2000–01 Red Star Partizan Obilić Petar Divić (OFK Beograd) 27
2001–02 Partizan Red Star Sartid Zoran Đurašković (Mladost Lučani) 27
2002–03 Partizan Red Star OFK Belgrade Zvonimir Vukić (Partizan) 22
2003–04 Red Star Partizan Železnik Nikola Žigić (Red Star) 19
2004–05 Partizan Red Star Zeta Marko Pantelić (Red Star) 21
2005–06 Red Star Partizan Voždovac Srđan Radonjić (Partizan) 20
Club Titles Years Won
Partizan
8
1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2005
Red Star
5
1995, 2000, 2001, 2004 and 2006
Obilić
1
1998

Serbian Superliga[edit]

A total of 28 clubs participated between 2006 and 2013 in the Serbian Superliga. After 8 seasons, Partizan has won 7 championship titles and Red Star has won 1 championship title. Also, Partizan is a record holder of winning 6 consecutive champion titles.

Season Champions Runners up Third place Top scorer(s) Goals
2006–07 Red Star Partizan Vojvodina Srđan Baljak (Banat) 18
2007–08 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Nenad Jestrović (Red Star) 13
2008–09 Partizan Vojvodina Red Star Lamine Diarra (Partizan) 19
2009–10 Partizan Red Star OFK Dragan Mrđa (Vojvodina) 22
2010–11 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Ivica Iliev (Partizan)
Andrija Kaluđerović (Red Star)
13
2011–12 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Darko Spalević (Radnički Kragujevac) 19
2012–13 Partizan Red Star Vojvodina Miloš Stojanović (Jagodina) 19
2013–14 Red Star Partizan Jagodina Dragan Mrđa (Red Star) 19
2014–15 Partizan Red Star Čukarički Patrick Friday Eze (Mladost Lučani) 15
Club Titles Years Won
Partizan
7
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
Red Star
2
2007, 2014

Serbian all-time champions (1923–2015)[edit]

Club Titles Years Won Runners up
Red Star
26
1951, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2014
22
Partizan
26
1947, 1949, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
16
BSK/OFK
5
1931, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1939
6
Jugoslavija
2
1924, 1925
3
Vojvodina
2
1966, 1989
4
Obilić
1
1998
1

All-time table 2006–2015[edit]

The following is a list of clubs who have played in the Serbian SuperLiga at any time since its formation in 2006 to the current season. Teams playing in the 2015–16 Serbian SuperLiga season are indicated in bold. A total of 28 teams have played in the Serbian SuperLiga. The table is accurate as of the end of the 2014–15 season.

Pos. Team Town S P W D L F A Pts 1st App Since/Last App Highest finish
1 Partizan Belgrade 9 278 207 45 26 580 174 666 7 2 2006–07 2006–07 1st
2 Red Star Belgrade 9 278 189 48 41 508 216 615 2 6 1 2006–07 2006–07 1st
3 Vojvodina Novi Sad 9 278 143 70 65 398 241 499 1 5 2006–07 2006–07 2nd
4 OFK Beograd Belgrade 9 278 103 60 115 306 340 368 1 2006–07 2006–07 3rd
5 FK Jagodina Jagodina 7 213 82 47 84 239 235 293 1 2008–09 2008–09 3rd
6 Rad Belgrade Belgrade 7 213 74 56 83 220 231 278 2008–09 2008–09 4th
7 Hajduk Kula Kula 7 218 64 59 95 194 248 251 2006–07 2012–13 5th
8 Borac Čačak Čačak 7 218 61 66 91 171 240 249 2006–07 2011–12 4th
9 Spartak Subotica Subotica 6 180 62 53 65 182 194 239 2009–10 2009–10 4th
10 Javor Ivanjica Ivanjica 6 183 56 64 63 172 182 238 2008–09 2008–09 4th
11 Čukarički Belgrade 6 186 56 45 85 174 237 213 1 2007–08 2013–14 3rd
12 FK Smederevo Smederevo 6 185 50 42 93 153 240 192 2006–07 2012–13 8th
13 Napredak Kruševac Kruševac 5 156 45 39 72 148 192 174 2007–08 2013–14 5th
14 Sloboda Užice Užice 4 120 45 32 43 136 145 167 2010–11 2010–11 5th
15 FK Novi Pazar Novi Pazar 4 120 37 33 50 121 143 144 2011–12 2011–12 5th
16 Radnički Kragujevac Kragujevac 4 120 29 42 49 110 153 129 2011–12 2011–12 6th
17 Voždovac Belgrade 3 92 31 20 41 91 117 123 2006–07 2013–14 7th
18 BSK Borča Belgrade 4 120 31 30 59 91 170 123 2009–10 2012–13 12th
19 Radnički Niš Niš 3 90 28 30 32 83 97 114 2012–13 2012–13 6th
20 Banat Zrenjanin Zrenjanin 3 98 25 26 47 91 141 101 2006–07 2008–09 9th
21 Donji Srem Pećinci 3 90 22 26 42 80 116 92 2012–13 2012–13 11th
22 Metalac Gornji Milanovac 3 90 20 19 51 59 125 79 2009–10 2011–12 9th
23 Mladost Lučani Lučani 2 63 19 21 23 73 88 78 2007–08 2007–08 7th
24 Bežanija Belgrade 2 65 17 16 32 67 89 67 2006–07 2007–08 4th
25 OFK Mladost Apatin Apatin 1 32 11 8 13 25 33 41 2006–07 2006–07 6th
26 FK Inđija Inđija 1 30 7 5 18 29 47 26 2010–11 2010–11 15th
27 Mladi Radnik Požarevac 1 30 5 10 15 19 47 25 2009–10 2009–10 16th
28 FK Zemun Belgrade 1 32 1 4 27 22 64 7 2006–07 2006–07 12th
29 Radnik Surdulica Surdulica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2015–16 2015–16 TBA

League or status at 2015–16:

2015–16 Serbian SuperLiga
2015–16 Serbian First League
2015–16 Serbian League
2015–16 The fourth or lower degree of competition
Dissolved

Current clubs[edit]

The following 16 clubs compete in the Jelen SuperLiga during the 2014–15 season.[2]

Club
Finishing position
in 2013–14
First season in
top division
First season after
most recent promotion
Stadium Official website
Borac Čačak 13th 1994–95 2014–15 Čačak Stadium boracfk.com
Čukarički 3rd 1995–96 2013–14 Čukarički Stadium fkcukaricki.rs
FK Jagodina 10th 2008–09 2008–09 Jagodina Stadium fkjagodina.org.rs
Javor 2nd in Serbian First League Arrow-up.png 2000-01 2015-16 Ivanjica Stadium fkjavor.com
Metalac G.M. 3rd in Serbian First League Arrow-up.png 2008-09 2015-16 Metalac Stadium fkmetalac.rs
Mladost Lučani 7th 1995–96 2014–15 Mladost Stadium http://fkmladostlucani.com
FK Novi Pazar 4th 2011–12 2011–12 Novi Pazar City Stadium fknovipazar.rs
OFK Beograd 8th 1927 1998–99 Omladinski Stadium ofkbeograd.co.rs
Partizan Belgrade 1st 1946–47 1946–47 Partizan Stadium partizan.rs
Rad Belgrade 6th 1987–88 2008–09 Stadion Kralj Petar I fcrad.co.rs
Radnički Niš 8th 1935–36 2012–13 Stadion Čair fcradnicki-nis.com
Radnik Surdulica 1st in Serbian First League Arrow-up.png 2015-16 2015-16 City Stadium fkradnik.org
Red Star Belgrade 2nd 1946–47 1946–47 Red Star Stadium crvenazvezdafk.com
Spartak Subotica 11th 1946–47 2009–10 Subotica City Stadium fkspartakzlatiborvoda.com
Vojvodina Novi Sad 4th 1931–32 1987–88 Karađorđe Stadium fkvojvodina.rs
FK Voždovac 12th 2005–06 2013–14 Voždovac Stadium fkvozdovac.rs

Stadium[edit]

Serbian top level football has been played in 27 stadiums since its formation in 2006. The top-three stadiums in SuperLiga by seating capacity are Belgrade based Red Star Stadium and Partizan Stadium, and Čair Stadium in Niš.

Stadiums by seating capacity in the Serbian SuperLiga
Stadium Club City Opened Capacity
1 Red Star Stadium Red Star Belgrade 1963 55,538
2 Partizan Stadium Partizan Belgrade 1951 32,710
3 Omladinski Stadium OFK Beograd Belgrade 1957 19,100
4 Čair Stadium Radnički Niš 1963 18,151
5 Karađorđe Stadium FK Vojvodina Novi Sad 1924 14,458

Players[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Andrija Kaluđerović scored 57 goals in the SuperLiga
As of May 26, 2014
Ten players with most goals in the Serbian SuperLiga (2006–present)
Player Period Club(s) Goals
1 Andrija Kaluđerović 2006–2011 / 2013 OFK Beograd / Rad / Crvena Zvezda / Vojvodina 57
2 Lamine Diarra 2007–2010 / 2011–2012 Partizan 56
3 Dragan Mrđa 2008–2010 / 2013– Vojvodina / Crvena Zvezda 54
4 Nenad Milijaš 2006–2009 / 2012– Crvena Zvezda 50
5 Aboubakar Oumarou 2009–2013 Crvena Zvezda / OFK Beograd / Vojvodina 36
5 Milan Bojović 2007–2012 Čukarički / Jagodina / Vojvodina 36
7 Predrag Ranđelović 2007–2008 / 2012–2013 Bežanija / Sloboda 35
8 Darko Spalević 2011– Radnički Kragujevac 34
9 Cléo 2008–2010 Crvena Zvezda / Partizan 30
10 Dušan Tadić 2006–2010 Vojvodina 29

Most apps[edit]

As of June 9, 2015
Ten players with most apps in the Serbian SuperLiga (2006–present)
Player Period Club(s) Apps
1 Miroslav Vulićević 2006 / 2008– Borac / Javor / Vojvodina / Partizan 177
2 Slavko Marić 2007–2014 Mladost Lučani / Borac / Sloboda / Radnički Kragujevac 171
3 Predrag Pavlović 2007–2009 / 2010– Napredak / Metalac / OFK Beograd / Novi Pazar 163
4 Vladimir Torbica 2009– Spartak 162
5 Vladan Pavlović 2006– Bežanija / Javor / Vojvodina / Radnički Niš 159
6 Darko Lazović 2007–2015 Borac / Red Star 159
7 Goran Gogić 2007–2014 Napredak / Javor / Jagodina / Red Star 156
8 Dejan Ranković 2006–2014 Smederevo / Sloboda 153
9 Branislav Milošević 2009– BSK Borča / Rad 131
10 Branislav Trajković 2007–2014 Hajduk / Vojvodina / Partizan 150

Goalkeepers[edit]

As of October 4, 2014
Five goalkeepers with longest consecutive run without conceding a goal in the Serbian SuperLiga (2006–present)
Player Season Club minutes
1 Mladen Božović 2009-2010 Partizan 916
2 Boban Bajković 2012–2013 Crvena Zvezda 820
3 Predrag Rajković 2014–2015 Crvena Zvezda 663
4 Nikola Perić 2012–2013 Hajduk Kula 540
5 Milan Bojović 2007–2008 Čukarički 438

Foreign players[edit]

See List of all former and current foreign football players in Serbia

Records[edit]

Attendance

Single game

Players

Clubs

Season

Goalkeepers

  • Goalscoring goalkeepers :

Vladimir Stojković playing for Partizan

UEFA ranking[edit]

The Golden Star[edit]

Based on an idea of Umberto Agnelli, the honor of Golden Star for Sports Excellence was introduced to recognize sides that have won multiple championships or other honours by the display of gold stars on their team badges and jerseys.

The current officially-sanctioned SuperLiga stars are:

Broadcasting rights[edit]

Sponsorships[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UEFA Country Ranking 2011
  2. ^ "Members for 2012–13". superliga.rs. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.utakmica.rs/2-jelen-super-liga-2011-2012/poseta/ Average attendance for Serbian league
  4. ^ "Country coefficients 2012/13". kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl. 
  5. ^ "Club coefficients 2014/15". uefa.com. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 

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