1961–62 Yugoslav Second League

The 1961–62 Yugoslav Second League season was the 16th season of the Second Federal League (Serbo-Croatian: Druga savezna liga), the second level association football competition of SFR Yugoslavia, since its establishment in 1946. The league was contested in two regional groups (West Division and East Division), with 12 clubs each.

Yugoslav Second League
Season1961–62
ChampionsŽeljezničar Sarajevo (West Division)
Budućnost (East Division)
PromotedŽeljezničar Sarajevo
Sloboda
Budućnost
Radnički Niš
RelegatedRadnički Sombor

West DivisionEdit

TeamsEdit

A total of twelve teams contested the league, including nine sides from the 1960–61 season, one club relegated from the 1960–61 Yugoslav First League and two sides promoted from the third tier leagues played in the 1960–61 season. The league was contested in a double round robin format, with each club playing every other club twice, for a total of 22 rounds. Two points were awarded for wins and one point for draws.

RNK Split were relegated from the 1960–61 Yugoslav First League after finishing in the 11th place of the league table. The two clubs promoted to the second level were Borovo and Maribor.

Locations of teams' home cities in the 1961–62 Yugoslav Second League West
Team Location Federal subject Position
in 1960–61
Borovo Borovo Naselje   SR Croatia N/A
Čelik Zenica   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0044th
Karlovac Karlovac   SR Croatia 01010th
Lokomotiva Zagreb   SR Croatia 0077th
Maribor Maribor   SR Slovenia N/A
Proleter Osijek Osijek   SR Croatia 0099th
Sloboda Tuzla   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0055th
RNK Split Split   SR Croatia N/A
Šibenik Šibenik   SR Croatia 0088th
Trešnjevka Zagreb   SR Croatia 0033rd
Varteks Varaždin   SR Croatia 0066th
Željezničar Sarajevo Sarajevo   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0022nd

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Željezničar (C, P) 22 14 3 5 53 21 +32 31 Promotion to Yugoslav First League
2 Sloboda Tuzla (O, P) 22 13 5 4 48 20 +28 31 Qualification for promotion play-off
3 Trešnjevka 22 10 9 3 46 24 +22 29
4 Čelik 22 13 2 7 40 26 +14 28
5 Maribor 22 10 4 8 33 33 0 24
6 Karlovac 22 7 7 8 35 41 −6 21
7 Proleter Osijek 22 5 9 8 34 39 −5 19
8 RNK Split 22 5 9 8 25 31 −6 19
9 Šibenik 22 8 3 11 21 42 −21 19
10 Borovo 22 4 7 11 29 46 −17 15
11 Lokomotiva 22 4 6 12 30 48 −18 14
12 Varteks (O) 22 3 8 11 21 44 −23 14 Qualification for relegation play-off
Source: fsgzrenjanin.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.

East DivisionEdit

TeamsEdit

A total of twelve teams contested the league, including nine sides from the 1960–61 season, one club relegated from the 1960–61 Yugoslav First League and two sides promoted from the third tier leagues played in the 1960–61 season. The league was contested in a double round robin format, with each club playing every other club twice, for a total of 22 rounds. Two points were awarded for wins and one point for draws.

Radnički Belgrade were relegated from the 1960–61 Yugoslav First League after finishing in the 12th place of the league table. The two clubs promoted to the second level were Prishtina and Proleter Zrenjanin.

Locations of teams' home cities in the 1961–62 Yugoslav Second League East
Team Location Federal subject Position
in 1960–61
Budućnost Titograd   SR Montenegro 0022nd
Mačva Šabac Šabac   SR Serbia 01010th
Prishtina Pristina   SAP Kosovo N/A
Proleter Zrenjanin Zrenjanin   SAP Vojvodina N/A
Radnički Belgrade Belgrade   SR Serbia N/A
Radnički Kragujevac Kragujevac   SR Serbia 0088th
Radnički Niš Niš   SR Serbia 0055th
Radnički Sombor Sombor   SAP Vojvodina 0033rd
Rudar Kosovska Mitrovica   SAP Kosovo 0099th
Spartak Subotica Subotica   SAP Vojvodina 0066th
Srem Sremska Mitrovica   SAP Vojvodina 0044th
Sutjeska Nikšić   SR Montenegro 0077th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Budućnost (C, P) 22 12 4 6 36 29 +7 28 Promotion to Yugoslav First League
2 Radnički Niš (O, P) 22 11 5 6 48 39 +9 27 Qualification for promotion play-off
and Qualification for Balkans Cup
3 Radnički Beograd 22 11 3 8 36 22 +14 25
4 Srem 22 9 5 8 42 33 +9 23
5 Rudar 22 9 5 8 41 37 +4 23
6 Proleter Zrenjanin 22 9 4 9 37 43 −6 22
7 Sutjeska Nikšić 22 10 1 11 36 33 +3 21
8 Mačva Šabac 22 8 4 10 18 29 −11 20
9 Spartak Subotica 22 7 5 10 33 30 +3 19
10 Prishtina 22 7 5 10 29 31 −2 19
11 Radnički Sombor (R) 22 7 5 10 23 46 −23 19 Qualification for relegation play-off
12 Radnički Kragujevac (O) 22 5 8 9 27 34 −7 18
Source: fsgzrenjanin.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

See alsoEdit