1961–62 Yugoslav First League

The 1961–62 Yugoslav First League season was the 16th 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 Partizan winning their fourth title.

Prva savezna liga
Season1961–62
Dates20 August 1961 – 2 May 1962
ChampionsPartizan (4th title)
RelegatedVardar
Borac Banja Luka
European CupPartizan
Cup Winners' CupOFK Belgrade
Inter-Cities Fairs CupRed Star
Dinamo Zagreb
Vojvodina
Top goalscorerDražan Jerković (16)

TeamsEdit

At the end of the previous season RNK Split and Radnički Belgrade were relegated. They were replaced by FK Novi Sad and Borac Banja Luka.

Team Location Federal Republic Position
in 1960–61
Borac Banja Luka   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina N/A
Dinamo Zagreb Zagreb   SR Croatia 0044th
Hajduk Split Split   SR Croatia 0033rd
Novi Sad Novi Sad   SR Serbia N/A
OFK Belgrade Belgrade   SR Serbia 0066th
Partizan Belgrade   SR Serbia 0011st
Red Star Belgrade   SR Serbia 0022nd
Rijeka Rijeka   SR Croatia 0077th
Sarajevo Sarajevo   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0088th
Vardar Skopje   SR Macedonia 01010th
Velež Mostar   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0099th
Vojvodina Novi Sad   SR Serbia 0055th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Partizan (C) 22 13 5 4 42 22 +20 31 Qualification for European Cup preliminary round
2 Vojvodina 22 9 8 5 30 25 +5 26 Qualification for Inter-Cities Fairs Cup first round
3 Dinamo Zagreb 22 10 5 7 36 23 +13 25
4 Red Star Belgrade 22 9 6 7 35 25 +10 24
5 Hajduk Split 22 8 8 6 30 30 0 24
6 OFK Belgrade 22 7 8 7 37 28 +9 22 Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round
7 Sarajevo 22 6 10 6 37 40 −3 22
8 Rijeka 22 5 12 5 17 21 −4 22
9 Velež 22 7 6 9 29 35 −6 20
10 Novi Sad 22 7 5 10 27 40 −13 19
11 Vardar (R) 22 7 4 11 30 37 −7 18 Relegation to Yugoslav Second League
12 Borac Banja Luka (R) 22 3 5 14 26 50 −24 11
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Winning squadEdit

player (league matches/league goals)
Velibor Vasović (22/2)
Milutin Šoškić (22/0) (goalkeeper)
Milan Galić (21/7)
Fahrudin Jusufi (21/0)
Vladica Kovačević (19/15)
Milan Vukelić (17/6)
Joakim Vislavski (17/3)
Velimir Sombolac (17/0)
Lazar Radović (16/2)
Branislav Mihajlović (16/0)
Zvezdan Čebinac (14/3)
Milorad Milutinović (12/0)
Radivoj Ognjanović (9/1)
Dragoslav Jovanović (8/0)
Ljubomir Mihajlović (6/0)
Dragomir Slišković (4/1)
Ivan Rajić (3/1)
Miodrag Petrović (3/0)
Vladimir Petrović (3/0)
Bruno Belin (2/0)
Mustafa Hasanagić (1/0)

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Dražan Jerković Dinamo Zagreb 16
2   Vladimir Kovačević Partizan 15
3   Đorđe Pavlić Vojvodina 12
4   Andon Dončevski Vardar 11
5   Zvonko Bego Hajduk Split 10
6   Josip Skoblar OFK Belgrade 9
  Dušan Maravić Red Star
  Spasoje Samardžić OFK Belgrade
9   Salih Šehović Sarajevo 8
  Anton Rudinski Red Star

See alsoEdit

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