|Number of teams||20|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||Serbian First League|
|Domestic cup(s)||Serbian Cup|
|International cup(s)|| UEFA Champions League |
UEFA Europa Conference League
|Current champions|| Red Star (7th title) |
|Most championships||Partizan (8 titles)|
|Most appearances||Janko Tumbasević (284)|
|Top goalscorer||Milan Bojović (79 goals)|
|TV partners||Arena Sport, B92|
|Current: 2020–21 Serbian SuperLiga|
The Serbian SuperLiga (Serbian Cyrillic : Суперлига Србије / Superliga Srbije), known as the Linglong Tire SuperLiga for sponsorship reasons, 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 usually contested by 16 clubs, but in the 2020-2021 season will/was contested by 20 clubs due to the Football Association of Serbia restructuring the league because of the COVID Pandemic crisis, operating a system of promotion and relegation with the Serbian First League (Prva liga Srbija, second Serbian football tier).
The SuperLiga was formed during the summer of 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 had 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 Red Star Belgrade. UEFA currently ranks the league 16th in Europe of 55 leagues.The league was known as Meridian Prva liga/Super liga from 2004 until 2008. The league's official sponsor until 2015 was beer brand Jelen pivo, thus resulted in the league's official name to be Jelen SuperLiga.
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.
As of the 2015-16 season, the league reverted to its previous playoff system, whereby the top 8 placed teams compete in the championship round at the end of the season and the 8 lowest placed teams play in the relegation playoff round. The two bottom placed teams are relegated to the second division, the Serbian Prva Liga. The third lowest-placed team is then sent to a relegation playoff against the third-placed team in the second division. Whichever team wins will play in the SuperLiga the following season.
The champions of the SuperLiga are drawn into the primary qualifying rounds for the UEFA Champions League, while the second and third placed teams are drawn into the primary qualifying rounds for the UEFA Europa Conference League.
The Yugoslav First League started being played in 1923, and gathered the best clubs from the former Yugoslavia. In 1991, 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.
|BSK / Metalac||1920, 1921, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1944, 1945|
|Club||Titles||Years won||Runners up|
|BSK||1931, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1939|
|Club||Titles||Years won||Runners up||Third place|
|Red Star||1951, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992|
|Partizan||1947, 1949, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1987|
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 (12)||Red Star||Vojvodina|| Anto Drobnjak (Red Star)|
Vesko Mihajlović (Vojvodina)
|1993–94||Partizan (13)||Red Star||Vojvodina||Savo Milošević (Partizan)||21|
|1994–95||Red Star (21)||Partizan||Vojvodina||Savo Milošević (Partizan)||30|
|1995–96||Partizan (14)||Red Star||Vojvodina||Vojislav Budimirović (Čukarički)||23|
|1996–97||Partizan (15)||Red Star||Vojvodina||Zoran Jovičić (Red Star)||21|
|1997–98||Obilić (1)||Red Star||Partizan||Saša Marković (Železnik / Red Star)||27|
|1998–99||Partizan (16)||Obilić||Red Star||Dejan Osmanović (Hajduk Kula)||16|
|1999–00||Red Star (22)||Partizan||Obilić||Mateja Kežman (Partizan)||27|
|2000–01||Red Star (23)||Partizan||Obilić||Petar Divić (OFK Beograd)||27|
|2001–02||Partizan (17)||Red Star||Sartid||Zoran Đurašković (Mladost Lučani)||27|
|2002–03||Partizan (18)||Red Star||OFK Belgrade||Zvonimir Vukić (Partizan)||22|
|2003–04||Red Star (24)||Partizan||Železnik||Nikola Žigić (Red Star)||19|
|2004–05||Partizan (19)||Red Star||Zeta||Marko Pantelić (Red Star)||21|
|2005–06||Red Star (25)||Partizan||Voždovac||Srđan Radonjić (Partizan)||20|
|Club||Titles||Years Won||Runners up||Third place|
|Partizan||1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2005|
|Red Star||1995, 2000, 2001, 2004 and 2006|
A total of 28 clubs participated between 2006 and 2013 in the Serbian Superliga. After 14 seasons, Partizan has won 8 championship titles and Red Star has won 6 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 (26)||Partizan||Vojvodina||Srđan Baljak (Banat)||18|
|2007–08||Partizan (20)||Red Star||Vojvodina||Nenad Jestrović (Red Star)||13|
|2008–09||Partizan (21)||Vojvodina||Red Star||Lamine Diarra (Partizan)||19|
|2009–10||Partizan (22)||Red Star||OFK||Dragan Mrđa (Vojvodina)||22|
|2010–11||Partizan (23)||Red Star||Vojvodina|| Ivica Iliev (Partizan)|
Andrija Kaluđerović (Red Star)
|2011–12||Partizan (24)||Red Star||Vojvodina||Darko Spalević (Radnički Kragujevac)||19|
|2012–13||Partizan (25)||Red Star||Vojvodina||Miloš Stojanović (Jagodina)||19|
|2013–14||Red Star (27)||Partizan||Jagodina||Dragan Mrđa (2) (Red Star)||19|
|2014–15||Partizan (26)||Red Star||Čukarički||Patrick Friday Eze (Mladost Lučani)||15|
|2015–16||Red Star (28)||Partizan||Čukarički||Aleksandar Katai (Red Star)||21|
|2016–17||Partizan (27)||Red Star||Vojvodina|| Uroš Đurđević (Partizan)|
|2017–18||Red Star (29)||Partizan||Radnički Niš||Aleksandar Pešić (Red Star)||25|
|2018–19||Red Star (30)||Radnički Niš||Partizan||Nermin Haskić (Radnički Niš)||24|
|2019–20||Red Star (31)||Partizan||Vojvodina|| Vladimir Silađi (TSC)|
Nenad Lukić (TSC)
Nikola Petković (Javor)
|2020–21||Red Star (32)||Partizan|
|Club||Titles||Years Won||Runners up||Third place|
|Partizan||2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017|
|Red Star||2007, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021|
|Club||Titles||Years Won||Runners up|
|Red Star||1946, 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, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021|
|Partizan||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, 2017|
|OFK Beograd||1931, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1939|
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 2020–21 Serbian SuperLiga season are indicated in bold. A total of 35 teams have played in the Serbian SuperLiga. The table is accurate as of the start of the 2020–21 season.
|Pos.||Team||Town||S||P||W||D||L||F||A||Pts||1º||2º||3º||1st App||Since/Last App||Highest finish|
|16||Novi Pazar||Novi Pazar||7||194||54||49||81||179||261||211||–||–||–||2011–12||2020–21||5th|
|30||TSC Bačka Topola||Bačka Topola||2||30||17||8||5||59||34||59||–||–||–||2019–20||2019–20||4th|
League or status at 2020–21:
|2020–21 Serbian SuperLiga|
|2020–21 Serbian First League|
|2020–21 Serbian League|
|2020–21 The fourth or lower degree of competition|
The following 20 clubs compete in the Linglong Tire SuperLiga during the 2020-21 season.
|First season in|
|First season after |
most recent promotion
|Bačka||4th in Serbian First League||2016–17||2020–21||Slavko Maletin Vava Stadium||ofkbacka.rs|
|Mačva||16th||1930-31||2017–18||Gradski stadion Šabac||fkmacva.com|
|Metalac G.M.||3rd in Serbian First League||2009–10||2020–21||Stadion Metalac||fkmetalac.rs|
|Mladost Lučani||9th||1995–96||2014–15||Mladost Stadium||fkmladostlucani.com|
|Novi Pazar||10th in Serbian First League||2011–12||2020–21||Novi Pazar City Stadium||fknovipazar.rs|
|Partizan Belgrade||2nd||1946–47||1946–47||Partizan Stadium||partizan.rs|
|Rad Belgrade||15th||1987–88||2008–09||Stadion Kralj Petar I||fkrad.rs|
|Radnički Niš||5th||1935–36||2012–13||Stadion Čair||fkradnickinis.rs|
|Radnik Surdulica||11th||2015-16||2015–16||Surdulica City Stadium||fk-radnik.com|
|Red Star Belgrade||1st||1946–47||1946–47||Red Star Stadium||crvenazvezdafk.com|
|Spartak Subotica||7th||1946–47||2009–10||Subotica City Stadium||fkspartak.com|
|TSC Bačka Topola||4th||2019–20||2019–20||Bačka Topola City Stadium||fktsc.com|
|Vojvodina Novi Sad||3rd||1931–32||1987–88||Karađorđe Stadium||fkvojvodina.rs|
|Zlatibor||1st in Serbian First League||2020–21||2020–21||Stadion Švajcarija|
Serbian top level football has been played in 27 stadiums since its formation in 2006. The top-three stadiums by clubs who are competing currently ( 2020-2021 ) in the Serbian top flight by seating capacity are Belgrade-based Red Star Stadium, Partizan Stadium and FK Radnicki Nis Cair Stadium.
Below are the ten largest stadiums in Serbia of clubs who are competing or have competed in the Serbian top division of football. Currently in the below list only five of these clubs are competing in the Serbian top flight them been as follows : Red Star, Partizan, Vojvodina, Radnicki Nis and Spartak Subotica.
|1||Rajko Mitić Stadium||Red Star||Belgrade||1963||51,755|
|4||Smederevo Stadium||Smederevo 1924||Smederevo||1930||17,200|
|5||Čika Dača Stadium||Radnički 1923||Kragujevac||1957||15,100|
|6||Karađorđe Stadium||FK Vojvodina||Novi Sad||1924||15,000|
|7||Stadion Karađorđev park||Banat||Zrenjanin||1968||13,500|
|8||Subotica City Stadium||Spartak||Subotica||1936||13,000|
|9||Omladinski Stadium||OFK Beograd||Belgrade||1957||10,600|
|10||Jagodina City Stadium||FK Jagodina||Jagodina||1958||10,000|
Bold denotes players still playing in the Serbian SuperLiga.
Italics denote players active outside the Serbian SuperLiga.
|1||Milan Bojović||2007–2012 / 2016 / 2019–present||Čukarički / Jagodina / Vojvodina / Mladost Lučani / Radnički Niš||79|
|2||Andrija Kaluđerović||2006–2011 / 2013 / 2016 / 2020 / 2021–present||OFK Beograd / Rad / Red Star / Vojvodina||77|
|3||Ognjen Mudrinski||2009–2013 / 2016–2019||Vojvodina / Hajduk Kula / Jagodina / Red Star / Spartak / Čukarički||65|
|4||Milan Pavkov||2015–present||Vojvodina / Radnički Niš / Red Star||60|
|5||Lamine Diarra||2007–2010 / 2011–2012||Partizan||56|
|6||Dragan Mrđa||2008–2010 / 2013–2014||Vojvodina / Red Star||54|
|7||Nenad Milijaš||2006–2009 / 2012–2014 / 2017–2019||Red Star||53|
|8||Aleksandar Katai||2010–2011 / 2012–2013 / 2014–2016 / 2020–present||Vojvodina / Red Star||51|
|9||Predrag Pavlović||2007–2010 / 2011–2015 / 2017–2020||Napredak / Metalac / OFK Beograd / Novi Pazar / Mladost Lučani||50|
|=10||Milan Makarić||2014–present||Vojvodina / Spartak / Bačka / Radnik||48|
Bold denotes players still playing in the Serbian SuperLiga.
Italics denote players active outside the Serbian SuperLiga.
|1||Janko Tumbasević||2007–2011 / 2013 –||Vojvodina / Spartak / Mladost Lučani / TSC Bačka Topola||284|
|2||Predrag Pavlović||2007–2009 / 2010–2015 / 2017–2020||Napredak / Metalac / OFK Beograd / Novi Pazar / Mladost Lučani||281|
|3||Slavko Marić||2007–2014 / 2015–2020||Mladost Lučani / Borac / Sloboda / Radnički 1923 / Jagodina / Novi Pazar / Mačva||274|
|=4||Vladimir Torbica||2006–2007 / 2009–2019||Mladost Apatin / Spartak||267|
|=4||Vladimir Radivojević||2012–||Javor / Rad / Novi Pazar / Mladost Lučani||267|
|6||Miroslav Vulićević||2006 / 2008–2019||Borac / Javor / Vojvodina / Partizan||262|
|7||Vladimir Otašević||2009–2020||Metalac / Spartak / Radnički 1923 / Novi Pazar / Mladost Lučani / Borac / Javor||257|
|8||Vladan Pavlović||2006–2020||Bežanija / Javor / Vojvodina / Radnički Niš / Radnik||252|
|9||Uroš Sinđić||2007–2010 / 2011–2012 / 2013–2020||Mladost Lučani / OFK Beograd / Donji Srem / Voždovac||250|
|=10||Obiora Odita||2006–2007 / 2010–2011 / 2011–2012 / 2014–||Partizan, Javor, Voždovac, Mladost Lučani||239|
|=10||Darko Puškarić||2009–||Spartak, Vojvodina, Čukarički||239|
|2||Boban Bajković||2012–2013||Red Star||820|
|3||Predrag Rajković||2014–2015||Red Star||663|
|4||Nikola Perić||2012–2013||Hajduk Kula||540|
See List of all former and current foreign football players in Serbia
The following data indicates Serbian coefficient rankings between European football leagues.
|Red Star||1991||-||1957, 1971, 1992||1958, 1974, 1981, 1982, 1987||1992, 2018, 2019|
|Partizan||-||1966||-||1956, 1964||2003, 2010|
|Red Star||-||-||1975||1972, 1986|
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The current officially sanctioned SuperLiga stars are:
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