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1976–77 Yugoslav First League (Prva savezna liga Jugoslavije, Prvenstvo 1976/77) competition was the 49th top league season since 1923 in various incarnations of Yugoslavia. It was won in dominating fashion by Red Star Belgrade with a 9-point margin over the second placed team (Dinamo Zagreb), which at the time set the record as largest ever points differential by which a team triumphed in the league.

Yugoslav First League
Season1976–77
Dates12 August 1976 – 19 June 1977
ChampionsRed Star (12th title)
RelegatedNapredak Kruševac
Željezničar
European CupRed Star
Cup Winners' CupHajduk Split
UEFA CupDinamo Zagreb
Sloboda
Matches played272
Goals scored773 (2.84 per match)
Top goalscorerZoran Filipović (21)

This was Red Star's 12th league title.

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TeamsEdit

A total of eighteen teams contested the league, including sixteen sides from the 1975–76 season and two sides promoted from the 1975–76 Yugoslav Second League (YSL) as winners of the two second level divisions East and West. The league was contested in a double round robin format, with each club playing every other club twice, for a total of 34 rounds. Two points were awarded for wins and one point for draws.

FK Vardar and FK Radnički Kragujevac were relegated from the 1975–76 Yugoslav First League after finishing the season in bottom two places of the league table. The two clubs promoted to top level were NK Zagreb and FK Napredak Kruševac.

Team Location Federal Republic Position
in 1975–76
Borac Banja Luka Banja Luka   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01010th
Budućnost Titograd   SR Montenegro 01515th
Čelik Zenica   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01313th
Dinamo Zagreb Zagreb   SR Croatia 0033rd
Hajduk Split Split   SR Croatia 0022nd
Napredak Kruševac   SR Serbia N/A
OFK Belgrade Belgrade   SR Serbia 0088th
Olimpija Ljubljana Ljubljana   SR Slovenia 01414th
Partizan Belgrade   SR Serbia 0011st
Radnički Niš Niš   SR Serbia 01616th
Red Star Belgrade   SR Serbia 0044th
NK Rijeka Rijeka   SR Croatia 01111th
FK Sarajevo Sarajevo   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0077th
Sloboda Tuzla   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0066th
Velež Mostar   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0099th
Vojvodina Novi Sad   SR Serbia 0055th
NK Zagreb Zagreb   SR Croatia N/A
Željezničar Sarajevo   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01212th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Red Star Belgrade (C) 34 20 10 4 67 37 +30 50 1977–78 European Cup
2 Dinamo Zagreb 34 15 11 8 52 36 +16 41 1977–78 UEFA Cup
3 Sloboda Tuzla 34 14 11 9 43 32 +11 39
4 Partizan 34 14 11 9 37 31 +6 39
5 Rijeka 34 13 10 11 43 29 +14 36 1978 Balkans Cup and
1977 Intertoto Cup
6 Borac Banja Luka 34 14 8 12 53 43 +10 36
7 Radnički Niš 34 13 8 13 40 43 −3 34
8 Hajduk Split 34 12 9 13 41 35 +6 33 1977–78 European Cup Winners' Cup
9 Budućnost 34 11 11 12 44 47 −3 33
10 NK Zagreb 34 12 8 14 48 48 0 32
11 Velež 34 11 10 13 46 48 −2 32
12 Olimpija 34 10 12 12 36 42 −6 32
13 Čelik 34 11 9 14 33 38 −5 31
14 Vojvodina 34 8 14 12 40 50 −10 30 1977 Intertoto Cup
15 OFK Belgrade 34 9 12 13 39 51 −12 30
16 Sarajevo 34 10 10 14 40 55 −15 30
17 Napredak Kruševac (R) 34 10 8 16 38 55 −17 28 1977–78 Yugoslav Second League
18 Željezničar (R) 34 8 10 16 33 53 −20 26
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

League topscorer: Zoran Filipović (Red Star Belgrade) - 21 goals from 33 league match appearances

Champions: Red Star Belgrade
Player League
Matches Goals
Vladislav Bogićević 34 7
Zoran Filipović 33 21
Slavoljub Muslin 32 0
Dušan Nikolić 30 2
Zoran Jelikić 27 0
Branko Radović 26 0
Dušan Savić 25 15
Boško Kajganić 25 0
Dušan Lukić 23 1
Nikola Jovanović 23 0
Miloš Šestić 22 8
Srboljub Stamenković 19 4
Mile Novković 18 1
Petar Baralić 17 1
Milan Babić 16 0
Sead Sušić 13 7
Aleksandar Stojanović (goalkeeper) 11 0
Zdravko Borovnica 10 0
Vladimir "Pižon" Petrović 10 0
Dragoslav Stepanović 7 0
Bratislav Đorđević 5 0
Milan Ćalasan 3 0
Radivoje Ratković 3 0
Dragan Simeunović (goalkeeper) 1 0
Aleksandar Panajotović 1 0
Danilo Mandić 1 0
Dušan Ajder 1 0
Dejan Stanković 1 0
Head coach: Gojko Zec

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