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The 1958–59 Yugoslav First League season was the 13th season of the First Federal League (Serbo-Croatian: Prva savezna liga), the top level association football league of SFR Yugoslavia, since its establishment in 1946. Twelve teams contested the competition, with Red Star winning their fifth title.

Prva savezna liga
Season1958–59
Dates31 August 1958 – 22 June 1959
ChampionsRed Star (5th title)
RelegatedŽeljezničar
Vardar
European CupRed Star
Top goalscorerBora Kostić (25)

TeamsEdit

Due to the reduction of the league from 14 to 12 clubs, at the end of the previous season four clubs were relegated (RNK Split, Spartak Subotica, OFK Belgrade and NK Zagreb) and were replaced by two teams - NK Rijeka and FK Sarajevo.

Team Location Federal Republic Position
in 1957–58
Budućnost Titograd   SR Montenegro 01010th
Dinamo Zagreb Zagreb   SR Croatia 0011st
Hajduk Split Split   SR Croatia 0099th
Partizan Belgrade   SR Serbia 0022nd
Radnički Belgrade Belgrade   SR Serbia 0033rd
Red Star Belgrade   SR Serbia 0044th
NK Rijeka Rijeka   SR Croatia N/A
FK Sarajevo Sarajevo   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina N/A
Vardar Skopje   SR Macedonia 0077th
Velež Mostar   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0066th
Vojvodina Novi Sad   SR Serbia 0055th
Željezničar Sarajevo   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0088th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Red Star Belgrade (C) 22 14 3 5 50 19 +31 31 1959–60 European Cup
2 Partizan 22 14 3 5 39 29 +10 31
3 Vojvodina 22 13 4 5 47 22 +25 30
4 Radnički Beograd 22 9 4 9 35 27 +8 22
5 Dinamo Zagreb 22 9 4 9 35 28 +7 22
6 Velež 22 10 2 10 35 38 −3 22
7 Hajduk Split 22 7 7 8 33 35 −2 21
8 Rijeka 22 8 4 10 29 44 −15 20
9 Budućnost 22 7 5 10 25 41 −16 19
10 Sarajevo 22 7 4 11 25 36 −11 18
11 Željezničar (R) 22 7 3 12 26 35 −9 17 1959–60 Yugoslav Second League
12 Vardar (R) 22 4 3 15 23 47 −24 11
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

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