Yugoslav Second League
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Second Macedonian Football League
Second League of FR Yugoslavia
Slovenian Second League
Yugoslav Second League (Croatian: Druga savezna liga, Slovenian: Druga zvezna liga, Macedonian: Втора сојузна лига, Serbian: Друга савезна лига) was the second tier football league of SFR Yugoslavia. The top clubs were promoted to the top tier, the Yugoslav First League.
The Yugoslav Second League was played between 1946 and 1991. Although the Yugoslav First League was played since 1923, in the period prior of 1945 the league system was different and a Yugoslav Second League never existed as such.
During time, the league changed its format:
- In 1946-47 each one of the 6 republics had its own league (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia)
- Between 1947-48 to 1951 there was the "Unified league" (Jedinstvena liga)
- In 1952 each of the republics played its own league (Republičke lige)
- 1952-53 an "Inter-republics leagues" were played (Međurepubličke lige)
- Between 1953-54 and 1954-55 an "Unified league" were played again
- Between 1955-56 and 1957-58 the league was divided in 4 "zones" (zone, singular zona) with a total of 5 groups.
- Between 1958-59 and 1967-68 two groups geographically divided existed: East and West (Istok and Zapad)
- Between 1968-69 and 1972-73 it was divided in four groups: East, West, North and South (Istok, Zapad, Sever/Sjever, Jug)`
- Between 1973-74 and 1987-88 the league returned to 2 groups system: East and West (Istok and Zapad)
- Between 1988-89 and 1990-91 an "Unified league" was played (Jedinstvena liga)
- Champion of the regional champions
- Podgorica was known as Titograd
- today's FK Vojvodina
- NK Zagreb finished 13th but merged with top league Borac Zagreb thus taking Borac place in top league.
- current HNK Rijeka
- Today´s NK Osijek
- Later renamed to Olimpija
- Today´s NK Čelik
- Today´s Sutjeska Nikšić
- The town of Užice was known as Titovo Užice
- "NK Maribor: Zgodovina (sezona 1972/73)" (in Slovenian). NK Maribor official website. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
- "NK Maribor: Zgodovina (sezona 1973/74)" (in Slovenian). NK Maribor official website. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
- "NK Maribor: Zgodovina (sezona 1974/75)" (in Slovenian). NK Maribor official website. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
- "NK Maribor: Zgodovina (sezona 1976/77)" (in Slovenian). NK Maribor official website. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
- The town of Kosovska Mitrovica was known as Titova Mitrovica back then
- "NK Maribor: Zgodovina (sezona 1977/78)" (in Slovenian). NK Maribor official website. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
- Today´s HNK Cibalia
- GOŠK Jug was founded in 1978 by the merging of two clubs GOŠK and Juga (former Dubrovnik). Nowadays Dubrovnik 1919 is considered to be this clubs successor.
- Changed name into Dubrovnik 1919
- At the end of the 1990-91 season, the clubs from Croatia and Slovenia left the Yugoslav league system. Champions NK Zagreb along with the other representatives from Croatia, HNK Cibalia and GOŠK Jug Dubrovnik, became members of the newly established 1992 Prva HNL. Slovenia did not had any representatives that season in the Second League.
- FK Bečej, FK Hajduk Kula, FK Radnički Beograd, FK Mogren, OFK Kikinda, FK Priština and FK Napredak Kruševac getting the promotion to the 1992–93 First League of FR Yugoslavia, and FK Teteks and FK Balkan Skopje becoming members of the newly formed 1992–93 First Macedonian Football League. The clubs from the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, namely NK Čelik Zenica and FK Leotar left the Yugoslav League system, however any football competitions were not yet established by then in Bosnia.
- Doesn´t include seasons 1946-47, 1952 and 1952-53 as well as zone leagues 1955-56 to 1957-58, but includes season 1991-92.