Serbian SuperLiga

Serbian SuperLiga
Founded 2006 (2006)
Country Serbia
Confederation UEFA
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 Red Star (28th title)
(2017–18)
Most championships Red Star (28 titles)
Top goalscorer Andrija Kaluđerović (61 goals)
TV partners Arena Sport
Website superliga.rs
2018–19 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 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 25th in Europe of 54 leagues.[1] 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 Super liga.

Format

Competition

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.

Qualification for UEFA competitions

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 League.

History

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.

Serbian League (1914 / 1920–1922 / 1941–1944)

Club Titles Years won
BSK
5
1920, 1921, 1941, 1943, 1944
Jugoslavija
3
1914, 1922, 1942

Kingdom of Yugoslavia League (1923–1940)

Club Titles Years won Runners up
BSK
5
1931, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1939
4
Jugoslavija
2
1924, 1925
3

Yugoslav First League (1946–1992)

Club Titles Years won Runners up Third place
Red Star
19
1951, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992
9
7
Partizan
11
1947, 1949, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1987
9
8
Vojvodina
2
1966, 1989
3
2
BSK
2
2
Radnički Beograd
2
Radnički Niš
2

First League of Serbia and Montenegro (1992–2006)

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)
22
1993–94 Partizan (13) Red Star Vojvodina Savo Milošević (Partizan) 21
1994–95  Red Star  (20) 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 (21) Partizan Obilić Mateja Kežman (Partizan) 27
2000–01 Red Star (22) 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 (23) Partizan Železnik Nikola Žigić (Red Star) 19
2004–05 Partizan (19) Red Star Zeta Marko Pantelić (Red Star) 21
2005–06 Red Star (24) Partizan Voždovac Srđan Radonjić (Partizan) 20
Club Titles Years Won Runners up Third place
Partizan
8
1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2005
5
1
Red Star
5
1995, 2000, 2001, 2004 and 2006
8
1
Obilić
1
1998
1
2
Vojvodina
5
Sartid
1
OFK Beograd
1
Železnik
1
Voždovac
1

Serbian Superliga (2006– )

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 (25) 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)
13
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 (26) 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 (27) Partizan Čukarički Aleksandar Katai (Red Star) 21
2016–17 Partizan (27) Red Star Vojvodina Uroš Đurđević (Partizan)
Leonardo (Partizan)
24
2017–18 Red Star (28) Partizan Radnički Niš Aleksandar Pešić (Red Star) 25
Club Titles Years Won Runners up Third place
Partizan
8
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017
4
Red Star
4
2007, 2014, 2016, 2018
7
1
Vojvodina
1
6
Čukarički
2
Jagodina
1
OFK Beograd
1
Radnički Niš
1

Serbian all-time champions (1923–2018)

Club Titles Years Won Runners up
Red Star
28
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
24
Partizan
27
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
18
BSK
5
1931, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1939
6
Vojvodina
2
1966, 1989
4
Jugoslavija
2
1924, 1925
3
Obilić
1
1998
1

All-time table 2006–2018

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 2018–19 Serbian SuperLiga season are indicated in bold. A total of 33 teams have played in the Serbian SuperLiga. The table is accurate as of the start of the 2018–19 season.

Pos. Team Town S P W D L F A Pts 1st App Since/Last App Highest finish
1PartizanBelgrade123892806445801273904842006–072006–071st
2Red StarBelgrade1238928161477942959044712006–072006–071st
3VojvodinaNovi Sad123891959599556359680162006–072006–072nd
4OFK BeogradBelgrade103151126413934539940012006–072015–163rd
5RadBelgrade10324104841363293873962008–092008–094th
6SpartakSubotica9291105801063283403952009–102009–104th
7ČukaričkiBelgrade92971066912233036538722007–082013–143rd
8JavorIvanjica929488921142693203562008–092017–184th
9BoracČačak1032989891512774083562006–072017–184th
10FK JagodinaJagodina8250876010326829632112008–092015–163rd
11RadničkiNiš620177566823322928712012–132012–133rd
12NapredakKruševac72307655992492832832007–082016–175th
13VoždovacBelgrade62027246852142462622006–072013–145th
14HajdukKula72186459951942482512006–072012–135th
15MladostLučani51745952631972282292007–082014–154th
16FK Novi PazarNovi Pazar61945449811792612112011–122016–175th
17FK SmederevoSmederevo61855042931532401922006–072012–138th
18SlobodaUžice41204532431361451672010–112013–145th
19MetalacGornji Milanovac51643844821272161582009–102016–179th
20RadničkiKragujevac41202942491101531292011–122011–126th
21RadnikSurdulica31113328501181731272015–162015–168th
22BSK BorčaBelgrade4120313059911701262009–102012–1312th
23BanatZrenjanin398252647911411012006–072008–099th
24Donji SremPećinci39022264280116922012–132014–1511th
25BačkaBačka Palanka27422104268110762016–172016–1713th
26BežanijaBelgrade2651716326789672006–072007–084th
27FK ZemunBelgrade26912144361110502006–072017–1811th
28MladostApatin132118132533412006–072006–076th
29MačvaŠabac137118183852412017–182017–1812th
30FK InđijaInđija13075182947262010–112010–1115th
31Mladi radnikPožarevac130510151947252009–102009–1016th
32ProleterNovi Sad000000002018–192018–19
33DinamoVranje000000002018–192018–19

League or status at 2018–19:

2018–19 Serbian SuperLiga
2018–19 Serbian First League
2018–19 Serbian League
2018–19 The fourth or lower degree of competition
Dissolved

Current clubs

The following 16 clubs compete in the Jelen SuperLiga during the 2018–19 season.[2]

Club
Finishing position
in 2017–18
First season in
top division
First season after
most recent promotion
Stadium Official website
Čukarički6th1995–962013–14Čukarički Stadiumfkcukaricki.rs
Dinamo2nd in Serbian First League 2018–192018–19Stadion Yumco
Mačva12th1930-312017-18Gradski stadion Šabacwww.fkmacva.com
Mladost Lučani10th1995–962014–15Mladost Stadiumhttp://fkmladostlucani.com
Napredak7th2007–082016–17Mladost Stadiumfknapredak.rs
OFK Bačka14th2016–172016–17Slavko Maletin Vava Stadiumfkbacka.com
Partizan Belgrade2nd1946–471946–47Partizan Stadiumpartizan.rs
Proleter1st in Serbian First League 2018-192018-19Stadion Slana Bara
Rad Belgrade13th1987–882008–09Stadion Kralj Petar Ifcrad.co.rs
Radnički Niš3rd1935–362012–13Stadion Čairfcradnicki-nis.com
Radnik Surdulica9th2015-162015-16City Stadiumfkradnik.org
Red Star Belgrade1st1946–471946–47Red Star Stadiumcrvenazvezdafk.com
Spartak Subotica4th1946–472009–10Subotica City Stadiumfkspartakzlatiborvoda.com
Vojvodina Novi Sad8th1931–321987–88Karađorđe Stadiumfkvojvodina.rs
Voždovac5th2005–062013–14Voždovac Stadiumfkvozdovac.rs
Zemun11th1982–832017–18Zemun Stadiumwww.fkzemun.rs

Stadiums

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, Partizan Stadium and Omladinski stadion.

Biggest stadiums by seating capacity
Stadium Club City Opened Capacity
1 Rajko Mitić 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 Smederevo Stadium Smederevo 1924 Smederevo 1930 17,200
6 Čika Dača Stadium Radnički 1923 Kragujevac 1957 15,100
7 Karađorđe Stadium FK Vojvodina Novi Sad 1924 15,000
8 Jagodina City Stadium FK Jagodina Jagodina 1958 15,000
9 Stadion Karađorđev park Banat Zrenjanin 1968 13,500
10 Subotica City Stadium Spartak Subotica 1936 13,000

Players

Top scorers

As of July 11, 2018
Ten players with most goals in the Serbian SuperLiga (2006–present)
Player Period Club(s) Goals
1 Andrija Kaluđerović 2006–2008/ 2008-2010 / 2010-2011/ 2013 / 2016 OFK Beograd / Rad / Red Star / Vojvodina / Rad 63
2 Lamine Diarra 2007–2010 / 2011–2012 Partizan 56
3 Dragan Mrđa 2008–2010 / 2013–2014 Vojvodina / Red Star 54
4 Nenad Milijaš 2006–2009 / 2012–2014 / 2017–present Red Star 53
5 Milan Bojović 2007–2012 / 2016 Čukarički / Jagodina / Vojvodina / Mladost Lučani 52
6 Ognjen Mudrinski 2009–2013 / 2016–present Vojvodina / Hajduk Kula/ Jagodina / Red Star / Spartak / Čukarički 47
7 Obiora Odita 2006–2007 / 2010–2012 / 2014–present Partizan / Javor / Voždovac / Mladost Lučani 41
8 Darko Spalević 2011–2015 Radnički Kragujevac / Donji Srem 39
9 Aleksandar Pešić 2013-2014 / 2017–2018 Jagodina / Red Star 38
10 Uroš Đurđević 2011–2013 / 2016–2017 Rad / Partizan 38

Most apps

As of May 23, 2018
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 253
2 Vladimir Torbica 2009– Spartak 248
3 Slavko Marić 2007–2014 / 2015– Mladost Lučani / Borac / Sloboda / Radnički 1923 / Jagodina / Novi Pazar / Mladost Lučani 241
4 Predrag Pavlović 2007–2009 / 2010–2015 / 2017– Napredak / Metalac / OFK Beograd / Novi Pazar / Mladost Lučani 225
5 Vladan Pavlović 2006– Bežanija / Javor / Vojvodina / Radnički Niš / Radnik 219
6 Janko Tumbasević 2007–2011 / 2013 – Vojvodina / Spartak / Mladost Lučani 213
7 Sasa Ilić 2010– Partizan 212
8 Vladimir Otašević 2009– Metalac / Spartak / Radnički 1923 / Novi Pazar / Mladost Lučani / Metalac / Borac 208
9 Milovan Milović 2007–2010 / 2011–2017 Javor / Partizan / OFK Beograd / Vojvodina / Javor 206
10 Uroš Sinđić 2007–2010 / 2011–2012 / 2013– Mladost Lučani / OFK Beograd / Donji Srem / Voždovac / Mladost Lučani 206

Goalkeepers

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 Red Star 820
3 Predrag Rajković 2014–2015 Red Star 663
4 Nikola Perić 2012–2013 Hajduk Kula 540
5 Milan Bojović 2007–2008 Čukarički 438

Foreign players

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

Superliga records and statistics

Attendance

Single game

Players

Clubs

  • Most consecutive league victories: 24 out of 37 games, Red Star during 2015–16 season
  • Most consecutive league defeats: 14, Čukarički during 2010–11 season
  • Most consecutive league games without defeat (undefeated run): 31, Partizan during 2016–17 season
  • Club having top season scorers: 3, Red Star
  • Club with overall SuperLiga hat-tricks: 12, Red Star

Season

Goalkeepers

  • Goalscoring goalkeepers :

Vladimir Stojković playing for Partizan

UEFA ranking

All time Serbian football clubs in European competitions

European Cup/ UEFA Champions League

Club Champions Finalist Semifinalist Quarterfinalist Group Stage
Red Star 1991 - 1957, 1971 1958, 1974, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1992 2018
Partizan - 1966 - 1956, 1964 2003, 2010
Vojvodina - - - 1967 -

UEFA Cup/ Europa League

Club Champions Finalist Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
Red Star - 1979 1962 1963
Radnički Niš - - 1982 -
Vojvodina - - - 1962, 1968
OFK Beograd - - - 1973

Intercontinental Cup / FIFA Club World Cup

Club Champions Finalist Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
Red Star 1991 - - -

UEFA Super Cup

Club Champions Finalist
Red Star - 1991

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup

Club Champions Finalist Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
Red Star - - 1975 1972, 1986
OFK Beograd - - 1963 -
Partizan - - - 1990

UEFA Intertoto Cup

Club Champions Finalist Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
Vojvodina 1976 1998 - -
Hajduk Kula - 2007 - -

The Golden Star

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:

Names of the competition

Broadcasting rights

Television

Serbian Superliga games are broadcast live on Arena Sport and sometimes on RTV (some broadcast matches of clubs from Vojvodina) and RTS (sometimes broadcast Eternal derby).

The Eternal derby is the game that attracts most attention from the foreign media. In 2010, the 139 Eternal derby was broadcast in 19 countries and over 60 foreign correspondents were present.[6]

Internet

Matches of Serbian Superliga are broadcast on the website www.kliksport.rs.

Sponsorships

See also

References

  1. UEFA Country Ranking 2011
  2. "Members for 2017–18". superliga.rs. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  3. http://www.utakmica.rs/2-jelen-super-liga-2011-2012/poseta/ Average attendance for Serbian league
  4. "UEFA Country Ranking 2019". kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl.
  5. "UEFA Team Ranking 2019". kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  6. Ogromno interesovanje stranih medija za 139. večiti derbi at sport.blic.rs, 19-10-2010, retrieved 20-3-2016 (in Serbian)
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