Serbian SuperLiga


Serbian SuperLiga
Serbian SuperLiga
Countries Serbia Serbia
Confederation UEFA
Founded 2006
Number of teams 16
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to Serbian First League
Domestic cup(s) Serbian Cup
International cup(s) Champions League
Europa League
Current champions Partizan
(2010–11)
Most championships Crvena Zvezda (25)
TV partners RTS, Arena Sport
Website www.superliga.rs
2011–12 season

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 Srbije, second Serbian football tier). The SuperLiga was formed during summer 2004 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. UEFA currently ranks the league 27th in Europe.[1] The league was known as Meridian 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.

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Format

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 playoff and playout 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.

The champion of the SuperLiga begins its UEFA Champions League campaign in the second round of qualifying as a seeded team. The second and third placed teams qualify for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. The Serbian Cup winner qualifies for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. Since the UEFA Intertoto Cup is now abolished, the 4th placed team has a chance to qualify for the Europa League if both Cup finalists are already qualified for Europe through league position.

History

The SuperLiga was a part of the Yugoslav First League. In 1992 as the country fell apart Serbia and Montenegro remained united under the name Yugoslavia. In 2003, Yugoslavia was renamed to Serbia and Montenegro and the football league followed suit. Finally after Montenegrin independence from Serbia, in 2006, both nations now have two independent leagues.

First League of FR Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro

The First League of FR Yugoslavia (Prva savezna Liga or Meridian SuperLiga) was formed in 1992 after the breakup of SFR Yugoslavia and it was constituted by the top football 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 (FK Borac Banja Luka was temporarily based in Serbia in early 1990s). A total of 3 clubs were champions, all from Serbia, FK Partizan (8 times), Red Star Belgrade (5 times) and FK Obilić (once).

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

Serbian Superliga seasons

Season Champions Runners up Third place Top scorer(s) Goals
2006–07 Red Star Belgrade Partizan Vojvodina Serbia Srđan Baljak (Banat) 18
2007–08 Partizan Red Star Belgrade Vojvodina Serbia Nenad Jestrović (Red Star Belgrade) 13
2008–09 Partizan Vojvodina Red Star Belgrade Senegal Lamine Diarra (Partizan) 19
2009–10 Partizan Red Star Belgrade OFK Beograd Serbia Dragan Mrđa (Vojvodina) 22
2010–11 Partizan Red Star Belgrade Vojvodina Serbia Ivica Iliev (Partizan)
Serbia Andrija Kaluđerović (Red Star Belgrade)
13
2011–12
Club Titles Years Won
FK Partizan
4
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
FK Crvena Zvezda
1
2007

All-time table 2006-2012

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 2011–12 Serbian SuperLiga season are indicated in bold. A total of 26 teams have played in the Serbian SuperLiga.

Pos. Team Town S P W D L F A Pts Highest finish
1 FK Partizan Belgrade 6 158 115 26 17 311 104 371 4 1 1st
2 FK Crvena zvezda Belgrade 6 158 106 31 21 284 116 349 1 3 1 1st
3 FK Vojvodina Novi Sad 6 158 85 34 39 232 127 289 1 3 2nd
4 OFK Beograd Belgrade 6 158 58 38 62 172 186 212 1 3rd
5 FK Borac Čačak Čačak 6 158 49 50 59 126 160 197 4th
6 FK Hajduk Kula Kula 6 158 45 45 68 130 172 180 5th
7 FK Smederevo Smederevo 5 125 38 34 53 113 145 148 8th
8 FK Javor Ivanjica Ivanjica 4 93 30 40 23 81 74 130 4th
9 FK Rad Belgrade 4 93 31 32 30 103 95 125 4th
10 FK Čukarički Stankom Belgrade 4 126 28 28 70 96 182 112 6th
11 FK Jagodina Jagodina 4 93 30 19 44 92 114 109 6th
12 FK Napredak Kruševac Kruševac 3 96 28 24 44 83 114 108 5th
13 FK Banat Zrenjanin Zrenjanin 3 98 25 26 47 91 141 101 9th
14 FK Spartak Subotica Subotica 3 60 25 17 18 68 54 92 4th
15 FK Bežanija New Belgrade 2 65 17 16 32 67 89 67 4th
16 FK Metalac Gornji Milanovac Gornji Milanovac 3 60 18 10 32 45 77 64 9th
17 FK BSK Borča Belgrade 3 60 16 15 29 47 74 63 12th
18 FK Sloboda Užice Užice 2 30 12 7 11 34 35 43 7th
19 FK Mladost Apatin Apatin 1 32 11 8 13 25 33 41 6th
20 FK Mladost Lučani Lučani 1 33 8 14 11 32 41 38 7th
21 FK Voždovac Belgrade 1 32 10 7 15 33 45 37 11th
22 FK Inđija Inđija 1 30 7 5 18 29 47 26 15th
23 FK Mladi Radnik Požarevac 1 30 5 10 15 19 47 25 16th
24 FK Zemun Belgrade 1 32 1 4 27 22 64 7 12th
25 FK Novi Pazar Novi Pazar 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 FK Radnički 1923 Kragujevac 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Top scorers

All-time top scorers in the SuperLiga
(SuperLiga goals only)
Rank Player Clubs Goals
1 Serbia Andrija Kaluđerović OFK Beograd, Rad, Red Star 49
2 Senegal Lamine Diarra Partizan 47
3 Serbia Dragan Mrđa Vojvodina 35
4 Serbia Nenad Milijaš Red Star 33
5 Brazil Cléo Red Star, Partizan 30
6 Serbia Milan Bojović Čukarički, Jagodina, Vojvodina 29
Serbia Dušan Tadić Vojvodina 29
8 Serbia Aleksandar Jevtić Borac Čačak, OFK Beograd, Red Star 28
9 Guinea-Bissau Moreira Partizan 23
Serbia Nikola Simić Borac Čačak, Javor, OFK Beograd, Radnički 1923 23
As of 19 November 2011 (Bold denotes players still in SuperLiga).

(Italics denotes players still playing professional football).

Members for 2011–12

The following 16 clubs compete in the Jelen SuperLiga during the 2011–12 season.

Club
Finishing position
in 2010-11
First season in
top division
First season after
most recent promotion
Stadium
FK Borac Čačak 9th 1994–95 2002–03 Čačak Stadium
FK BSK Borča 12th 2009–10 2009–10 Borča Stadium
FK Crvena Zvezda 2nd 1946–47 1946–47 Stadion FK Crvena Zvezda
FK Hajduk Kula 13th 1992–93 1996–97 Stadion Hajduk
FK Jagodina 11th 2008–09 2008–09 Stadion FK Jagodina
FK Javor Ivanjica 8th 2002–03 2008–09 Ivanjica Stadium
FK Metalac Gornji Milanovac 14th 2009–10 2009–10 Stadion FK Metalac
FK Novi Pazar 3rd in Serbian First League 2011–12 2011–12 Novi Pazar City Stadium
OFK Beograd 6th 1927 1998–99 Omladinski stadion
FK Partizan 1st 1946–47 1946–47 Stadion FK Partizan
FK Rad 4th 1987–88 2008–09 Stadion Kralj Petar I
FK Radnički 1923 2nd in Serbian First League 1969–70 2011–12 Čika Dača Stadium
Sloboda Užice 7th 2010–11 2010–11 Stadion FK Sloboda
FK Smederevo 10th 1998–99 2009–10 Stadion FK Smederevo
FK Spartak Subotica 5th 1946–47 2009–10 Subotica City Stadium
FK Vojvodina 3rd 1951 1987–88 Stadion Karađorđe

Sponsorship

The SuperLiga currently has three major sponsors.

UEFA Ranking

UEFA Country Ranking for league participation in 2012–13 European football season (Previous year rank in italics)

Foreign players

See List of foreign football players in Serbia

See also

References

External links


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