1962–63 Yugoslav First League

The 1962–63 Yugoslav First League season was the 17th 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. Fourteen teams contested the competition, with Partizan winning their fifth title.

Prva savezna liga
Season1962–63
Dates19 August 1962 – 9 June 1963
ChampionsPartizan (5th title)
RelegatedSloboda
Budućnost
European CupPartizan
Cup Winners' CupDinamo Zagreb
Inter-Cities Fairs CupOFK Beograd
Trešnjevka
Top goalscorerMišo Smajlović (18)

TeamsEdit

Due to the expansion of the league from 12 to 14 clubs two teams were relegated at the end of the previous season (Vardar and Borac) and four were promoted - Budućnost, Radnički Niš, Željezničar and Sloboda.

Team Location Federal Republic Position
in 1961–62
Budućnost Titograd   SR Montenegro N/A
Dinamo Zagreb Zagreb   SR Croatia 0033rd
Hajduk Split Split   SR Croatia 0055th
Novi Sad Novi Sad   SR Serbia 01010th
OFK Belgrade Belgrade   SR Serbia 0066th
Partizan Belgrade   SR Serbia 0011st
Radnički Niš Niš   SR Serbia N/A
Red Star Belgrade   SR Serbia 0044th
Rijeka Rijeka   SR Croatia 0088th
Sarajevo Sarajevo   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0077th
Sloboda Tuzla   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina N/A
Velež Mostar   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0099th
Vojvodina Novi Sad   SR Serbia 0022nd
Željezničar Sarajevo   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina N/A

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Partizan (C) 26 16 8 2 58 22 +36 40 Qualification for European Cup preliminary round
2 Dinamo Zagreb 26 14 7 5 52 35 +17 35 Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup first round
3 Željezničar 26 11 7 8 49 31 +18 29
4 Velež 26 10 8 8 33 31 +2 28
5 OFK Belgrade 26 10 8 8 42 40 +2 28 Invitation for Inter-Cities Fairs Cup first round
6 Radnički Niš 26 10 6 10 43 33 +10 26
7 Red Star Belgrade 26 7 11 8 21 26 −5 25
8 Novi Sad 26 7 10 9 29 37 −8 24
9 Sarajevo 26 9 5 12 28 40 −12 23
10 Rijeka 26 10 3 13 28 41 −13 23
11 Hajduk Split 26 9 5 12 26 43 −17 23
12 Vojvodina 26 9 4 13 43 40 +3 22
13 Sloboda Tuzla (R) 26 8 4 14 29 43 −14 20 Relegation to Yugoslav Second League
14 Budućnost (R) 26 5 8 13 19 38 −19 18
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

ChampionsEdit

FK Partizan (head coach: Stjepan Bobek)

Player (league matches/league goals)
Vladica Kovačević (26/14)
Milutin Šoškić (26/0) (goalkeeper)
Milan Galić (25/16)
Fahrudin Jusufi (25/0)
Velibor Vasović (24/2)
Ljubomir Mihajlović (23/0)
Milan Vukelić (18/2)
Joakim Vislavski (16/7)
Zvezdan Čebinac (16/0)
Bora Milutinović (15/1)
Velimir Sombolac (14/0)
Mustafa Hasanagić (12/4)
Anton Rudinski (8/6)
Aleksandar Jončić (8/0)
Ivan Rajić (6/1)
Lazar Radović (5/2)
Milorad Milutinović (5/0)
Ilija Mitić (5/0)
Dragomir Slišković (5/0)
Branislav Mihajlović (4/1)
Mane Bajić (4/0)
Miodrag Petrović (3/1)
Vladimir Petrović (3/0)
Dragoslav Jovanović (2/0)
Milan Damjanović (1/0)
Zenun Brovina
Dimitrije Davidović
Poljan
Jankulovski
Milanović [1]

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Mišo Smajlović Željezničar 18
2   Slaven Zambata Dinamo Zagreb 17
3   Đorđe Pavlić Vojvodina 16
  Milan Galić Partizan
5   Vladimir Kovačević Partizan 15
6   Dražan Jerković Dinamo Zagreb 12
7   Josip Skoblar OFK Belgrade 11
8   Mirko Gašić Željezničar 10
  Silvester Takač Vojvodina
  Vinko Zadel Rijeka
  Vitomir Sovrović Radnički Niš

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