Serbian First League

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Serbian First League
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Founded2005
CountrySerbia
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams18
Level on pyramid2
Promotion to Serbia and Montenegro SuperLiga (2005–06)
Serbian SuperLiga (2006–)
Relegation to Serbian League
Domestic cup(s) Serbian Cup
Current champions Radnički 1923
(2020–21, 1st title)
Most championships Mladost Lučani,
Napredak Kruševac
(2 titles)
Website prvaligasrbije.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.

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Format

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

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

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

SeasonChampionsRunners-upThird place
2005–06 Bežanija Mladost Apatin Čukarički Stankom

Serbian First League

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

SeasonChampionsRunners upThird placeTop scorer(s)Goals
2006–07 Mladost Lučani (3) Čukarički Stankom Napredak Kruševac Flag of Serbia.svg Filip Đorđević (Rad)16
2007–08 Javor Ivanjica (2) Jagodina BSK Borča Flag of Serbia.svg Igor Pavlović (Jagodina)17
2008–09 BSK Borča Smederevo Mladi Radnik Flag of Serbia.svg Marko Pavićević (Sevojno)13
2009–10 Inđija Sevojno Kolubara Flag of Serbia.svg Borivoje Filipović (Inđija)12
2010–11 BASK Radnički Kragujevac Novi Pazar Flag of Serbia.svg Darko Spalević (Radnički Kragujevac)13
2011–12 Radnički Niš (3) Donji Srem Mladost Lučani Flag of Serbia.svg Ivan Pejčić (Radnički Niš)13
2012–13 Napredak Kruševac (7) Čukarički Voždovac Flag of Serbia.svg Milanko Rašković (Borac Čačak)19
2013–14 Mladost Lučani (4) Borac Čačak Metalac GM Flag of Serbia.svg Predrag Živadinović (Mladost Lučani)15
2014–15 Radnik Surdulica Javor Ivanjica Metalac GM Flag of Serbia.svg Stefan Dražić (Javor)13
2015–16 Napredak Kruševac (8) Bačka BP ČSK Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Lukić (Bežanija)14
2016–17 Mačva Šabac Zemun Sloboda Užice Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Uroš Đerić (Sloboda Užice)19
2017–18 Proleter Novi Sad Dinamo Vranje Metalac GM Flag of Ghana.svg Zakaria Suraka (Dinamo Vranje)17
2018–19 TSC Bačka Topola Javor Ivanjica Inđija Flag of Serbia.svg Ivan Marković (Javor Ivanjica)29
2019–20 Zlatibor Grafičar Metalac GM Flag of Serbia.svg Aleksandar Katanić (Metalac GM)19
2020–21 Radnički Kragujevac Kolubara Kabel Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Dragiša Komarčević (Loznica)14

2020–21 teams

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IMT
Locations of the 2020–21 Serbian First League teams from Belgrade
TeamCityStadiumCapacity
Borac 1926 Čačak Čačak City Stadium 8,000
Budućnost Dobanovci Belgrade FK Budućnost Dobanovci Stadium1,000
Dinamo Vranje Yumco Stadion4,000
Dubočica Leskovac Leskovac City Stadium7,000
Grafičar Belgrade Topčiderska zvezda1,000
IMT Belgrade Old Traktor Arena1,150
Jagodina Jagodina Jagodina City Stadium 15,000
Kabel Novi Sad FK Kabel Stadium2,000
Kolubara Lazarevac FK Kolubara Stadium2,500
Loznica Loznica Lagator Stadium5,000
Radnički 1923 Kragujevac Čika Dača 15,100
Radnički Pirot Stadion Dragan Nikolić 13,816
Radnički Sremska Mitrovica FK Radnički S.M. Stadium2,000
Sloga Kraljevo Kraljevo City Stadium 4,000
Trayal Kruševac FK Trayal Stadium1,500
Zemun Belgrade Zemun City Stadium 9,588
Žarkovo Belgrade FK Žarkovo Stadium610
Železničar Pančevo SC Mladost1,200

Previous seasons

Relegated teams (from First League to Serbian League)

SeasonClubs
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
2020–21 Borac 1926, Dinamo Vranje, Dubočica, Trayal, Radnički Pirot, Jagodina, Sloga, Zemun

Relegated teams (from SuperLiga to First League)

SeasonClubs
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
2020–21 Javor, Rad, Bačka, Inđija, Mačva, Zlatibor
SeasonClubs
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

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.TeamSPWDLFAPtsHighest finish
1 Inđija 11361149961164373605431st
2 Bežanija 11357126118113381327495 [1] 4th
3 Metalac 825912462733312214343rd
4 Proleter Novi Sad 928611475973773144171st
5 Mladost Lučani 72389578652512073631st
6 Kolubara 92909190109294330360 [2] 3rd
7 Novi Pazar 827198661072743223603rd
8 BSK Borča 7226955972265222343 [3] 1st
9 Dinamo Vranje 826089631082653223302nd
10 Napredak Kruševac 51709140392481503131st
11 ČSK Čelarevo 7230707981224242288 [4] 3rd
12 Teleoptik 72336872932462742766th
13 Sinđelić Beograd 72177159872292612726th
14 Javor-Matis 41397343231981102621st
15 Zemun 61926461671991942512nd
16 Novi Sad 62046453871972562455th
17 Srem Sremska Mitrovica 62086255912062702417th
18 Radnički 1923 51616140601891862232nd
19 Sevojno 41405839431741372132nd
20 Radnički Niš 41405444421591292061st
21 Sloga Kraljevo 51625341681401912007th
22 Radnički Pirot 51625035771601941856th
23 Sloboda Užice 51574647641471951853rd
24 Čukarički 3106493126125801782nd
25 Banat 41364445471351471774th
26 Mladenovac 414041376215018716011th
27 Bačka Bačka Palanka 390461925129861572nd
28 Voždovac 3102403230120921525th
29 Borac Čačak 1926 3101412238109931452nd
30 Budućnost Dobanovci 412737345612115814510th
31 TSC Bačka Topola 26741188129491411st
32 Mladi Radnik 1926 31023924391041111413rd
33 Radnički Sombor 310236273985941357th
34 Mačva Šabac 39834273798111128 [5] 1st
35 Jedinstvo Putevi 394332734931051266th
36 Sloga Petrovac na Mlavi 3903226321061131226th
37 Rad 272341721103681194th
38 Smederevo 1924 394362137100109119 [6] 2nd
39 Mladost Apatin 3102312546831221188th
40 BASK 27236162486671121st
41 Zlatibor 26732152081601111st
42 Jagodina 39430253992113109 [7] 2nd
43 Radnik Surdulica 26029151672501021st
44 Donji Srem 2642423175853952nd
45 Vlasina 2722324257384938th
46 Žarkovo 2672419247780919th
47 Spartak Subotica 2722317328191864th
48 OFK Sinđelić Niš 2682218287584845th
49 Trayal 2672217285970839th
50 Timok 26419202563837711th
51 Grafičar 13016684927542nd
52 Hajduk Beograd 268141242481135413th
53 Kabel 13014106312042 [8] 7th
54 Bečej 1918 1371281739334213th
55 Moravac Orion 1301051532413513th
56 Radnički Nova Pazova 134981735443514th
57 Dolina 130971431423414th
58 Loznica 1307101321353115th
59 Temnić 1924 130681624472614th
60 Odžaci 130681622342615th
61 Big Bull Radnički 134752226502617th
62 OFK Beograd 130391825531816th
63 Obilić 13806321681620th
64 IMT 00000000
65 Železničar Pančevo 00000000
66 Dubočica 00000000
67 Radnički Sremska Mitrovica 00000000

Players

Top scorers

As of June 30, 2020
Ten players with most goals in the Serbian First League (2006–present)
PlayerPeriodClub(s)Goals
1 Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Lukić 2010–2011 / 2015–2016 / 2016–2017 / 2018–2019Teleoptik / Bežanija / Zemun / Inđija / TSC Bačka Topola50
2 Flag of Serbia.svg Slobodan Dinčić 2010–2011 / 2012–2014 / 2014–2016BASK / Čukarički / Metalac G.M. / Javor / Kolubara / Zemun47
3 Flag of Serbia.svg Jovan Jovanović 2007 / 2010–2015 / 2017 / 2019–presentRadnički Niš / Sinđelić Niš / Sloga Kraljevo / Radnik Surdulica / Novi Pazar / Kolubara41
4 Flag of Serbia.svg Predrag Živadinović 2008–2011 / 2012–2014BSK Borča / Radnički Kragujevac / Metalac G.M. / Mladost Lučani35
Flag of Serbia.svg Ognjen Damnjanović 2009–2011 / 2015–2016 / 2017–2019Proleter Novi Sad / Napredak / Mačva / TSC Bačka Topola / Inđija
6 Flag of Serbia.svg Nikola Vujošević 2007–2011 / 2012–2013Zemun / Kolubara34
7 Flag of Serbia.svg Ivan Marković 2012 / 2018–2019Banat / Javor33
Flag of Serbia.svg Slađan Nikodijević 2012 / 2014–2015 / 2016–2018 / 2019–presentBorac Čačak / Metalac G.M. / Bačka B.P. / ČSK / Inđija / Radnički 1923
9 Flag of Serbia.svg Srđan Vujaklija 2007–2009 / 2012 / 2013–2015Novi Sad / Banat / Proleter Novi Sad30
Flag of Serbia.svg Zoran Stojanović 2007–2008 / 2009–2015Vlasina / Kolubara
Flag of Serbia.svg Saša Bogunović 2008–2013Novi Sad / Proleter Novi Sad
Flag of Serbia.svg Saša Tomanović 2008–2010 / 2011–2015 / 2017–2019Mladost Apatin / Inđija / Radnički Sombor / TSC Bačka Topola
Flag of Serbia.svg Darko Lemajić 2010–2014 / 2015–2016 / 2016–2017Inđija / Napredak

Most apps

As of June 30, 2020
Ten players with most apps in the Serbian First League (2006–present)
PlayerPeriodClub(s)Apps
1 Flag of Serbia.svg Saša Tomanović 2008–2010 / 2011–2015 / 2017–2019Mladost Apatin / Inđija / Radnički Sombor / TSC Bačka Topola207
2 Flag of Serbia.svg Branko Žigić 2007–2017Proleter Novi Sad205
3 Flag of Serbia.svg Nikola Nedeljković 2008–2013 / 2014–presentBežanija / Budućnost Dobanovci / Bežanija / Zlatibor196
4 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Nemanja Matović 2010–2018Bežanija / Mačva / Radnički Pirot / Sinđelić Beograd189
5 Flag of Serbia.svg Aleksandar Stojković 2008 / 2009–2010 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015–2018 / 2019–presentMladost Apatin / Radnički Sombor / Voždovac / Mladost G.M. / Kolubara / Dinamo Vranje / Budućnost Dobanovci188
Flag of Serbia.svg Nemanja Milovanović 2010–2013 / 2017–presentNapredak / Teleoptik / Mačva / Dinamo Vranje / Javor / Bačka B.P. / Kolubara
7 Flag of Serbia.svg Dejan Radosavljević 2007 / 2009–2014Jagodina / Sloboda Užice / Novi Pazar / Radnički Niš / Napredak / Sloga Kraljevo / Borac Čačak181
8 Flag of Serbia.svg Filip Bajić 2010–2016 / 2019–presentNovi Sad / Inđija / Bečej / Dinamo Vranje177
9 Flag of Serbia.svg Marko Jakšić 2007–2009 / 2011–2015Zemun / Srem S.M. / Mladost Apatin / Inđija / Bežanija / Timok / Jedinstvo Putevi / ČSK170
10 Flag of Montenegro.svg Igor Zonjić 2009–2014 / 2015–2016Banat / Teleoptik / Sinđelić Beograd / Mladost Lučani / Napredak / Bežanija162

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References

  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