1977–78 Yugoslav First League

Prva savezna liga
Season1977–78
Dates14 August 1977 – 28 May 1978
ChampionsPartizan (8th title)
RelegatedČelik
Trepča
European CupPartizan
Cup Winners' CupRijeka
UEFA CupRed Star
Hajduk Split
Matches played272
Top goalscorerRadomir Savić (21)
Average attendance9,845

TeamsEdit

A total of eighteen teams contested the league, including sixteen sides from the 1976–77 season and two sides promoted from the 1976–77 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.

Napredak and Željezničar were relegated from the 1976–77 Yugoslav First League after finishing the season in bottom two places of the league table. The two clubs promoted to top level were Trepča and NK Osijek.

Team Location Federal Republic Position
in 1976–77
Borac Banja Luka Banja Luka   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0066th
Budućnost Titograd   SR Montenegro 0099th
Čelik Zenica   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01313th
Dinamo Zagreb Zagreb   SR Croatia 0022nd
Hajduk Split Split   SR Croatia 0088th
OFK Belgrade Belgrade   SR Serbia 01515th
Olimpija Ljubljana Ljubljana   SR Slovenia 01212th
Osijek Osijek   SR Croatia
Partizan Belgrade   SR Serbia 0044th
Radnički Niš Niš   SR Serbia 0077th
Red Star Belgrade   SR Serbia 0011st
Rijeka Rijeka   SR Croatia 0055th
Sarajevo Sarajevo   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01616th
Sloboda Tuzla   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0033rd
Trepča Kosovska Mitrovica   SR Serbia
Velež Mostar   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01111th
Vojvodina Novi Sad   SR Serbia 01414th
NK Zagreb Zagreb   SR Croatia 01010th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Partizan (C) 34 22 10 2 55 19 +36 54 Qualification for European Cup first round
2 Red Star Belgrade 34 21 7 6 58 26 +32 49 Qualification for UEFA Cup first round
3 Hajduk Split 34 14 11 9 49 37 +12 39
4 Dinamo Zagreb 34 12 13 9 54 49 +5 37
5 Rijeka 34 12 13 9 47 42 +5 37 Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup first round
6 Sloboda Tuzla 34 15 5 14 47 46 +1 35
7 Velež 34 13 9 12 42 43 −1 35
8 Vojvodina 34 14 4 16 46 38 +8 32 Qualification for Intertoto Cup
9 Sarajevo 34 11 10 13 50 46 +4 32
10 Olimpija 34 13 6 15 44 44 0 32
11 Budućnost 34 12 7 15 41 51 −10 31
12 Borac Banja Luka 34 10 10 14 44 50 −6 30
13 Osijek 34 9 12 13 32 42 −10 30
14 Radnički Niš 34 9 12 13 31 42 −11 30
15 NK Zagreb 34 9 11 14 37 46 −9 29
16 OFK Belgrade 34 10 8 16 38 54 −16 28
17 Čelik (R) 34 9 10 15 34 50 −16 28 Relegation to Yugoslav Second League
18 Trepça (R) 34 7 10 17 28 52 −24 24
Source: rsssf.org
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BOR BUD ČEL DIN HAJ OFK OLI OSI PAR RNI RSB RIJ SAR SLO TRE VEL VOJ ZAG
Borac Banja Luka 2–2 1–1 1–3 0–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 4–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 5–1 4–1 0–1 1–1
Budućnost 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 4–1 0–1 2–1 1–0
Čelik 1–4 1–1 3–3 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–1
Dinamo Zagreb 3–1 4–1 3–1 0–0 4–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 3–3 6–2 4–0 0–2 2–2 1–1
Hajduk Split 1–1 5–2 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 4–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–1
OFK Belgrade 4–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–4 1–3 3–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 3–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–5 2–0
Olimpija 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 4–2 2–0
Osijek 2–2 3–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–1
Partizan 3–0 1–0 5–1 5–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–2 3–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–1
Radnički Niš 0–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–2 3–1
Red Star 2–0 4–3 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 5–1 4–1 1–3 2–0 4–0 2–1 0–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 4–0
Rijeka 2–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 0–0 3–0 2–0 3–2 3–3
Sarajevo 5–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–3 5–0 2–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–0 2–1 2–1 4–2 2–0 1–1
Sloboda Tuzla 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–1
Trepça 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–3 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–2
Velež 3–2 5–2 2–2 4–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–1
Vojvodina 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–3 2–1 3–0 3–0 0–2 0–2 4–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–0
NK Zagreb 1–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 3–3 2–0 2–3 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0
Source: DataSoccer.it
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Winning squadEdit

Champions: FK Partizan
Player League
Matches Goals
Momčilo Vukotić 34 11
Nenad Stojković 34 3
Nikica Klinčarski 34 2
Petar Borota (goalkeeper) 34 0
Aleksandar Trifunović 32 5
Borislav Đurović 28 1
Boško Đorđević 27 5
Jusuf Hatunić 27 0
Milovan Jović 24 6
Ilija Zavišić 24 4
Xhevad Prekazi 22 2
Ivan Golac 19 1
Pavle Grubješić 17 3
Slobodan Santrač 16 11
Vladimir Pejović 15 0
Tomislav Kovačević 14 0
Dragan Arsenović 11 0
Rešad Kunovac 8 0
Refik Kozić 5 1
Novica Vulić 4 0
Aranđel Todorović 2 0
Miroslav Polak 1 0
Head coach: Ante Mladinić

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Radomir Savić Sarajevo 21
2   Vahid Halilhodžić Velež 18
3   Miodrag Kustudić Rijeka 17
4   Zoran Filipović Red Star 15
  Slaviša Žungul Hajduk Split
6   Mersad Kovačević Sloboda Tuzla 14
7   Milan Radović Rijeka 12
  Muhamed Ibrahimbegović Borac Banja Luka
  Dušan Mitošević Radnički Niš
  Slobodan Santrač Partizan / OFK Belgrade

AttendanceEdit

Club Average home attendance Average away attendance
FK Partizan 24,529 19,118
Red Star Belgrade 20,588 19,706
Dinamo Zagreb 17,647 14,735
NK Osijek 14,235 8,471
Hajduk Split 11,588 14,824
Budućnost Titograd 10,706 7,324
Trepča Kosovska Mitrovica 8,882 8,559
Čelik Zenica 7,706 6,088
Borac Banja Luka 7,529 6,353
FK Vojvodina 7,471 8,235
FK Sarajevo 7,176 9,235
Radnički Niš 7,176 6,412
FK Velež 6,529 7,529
NK Rijeka 6,088 6,382
NK Olimpija 5,676 7,853
NK Zagreb 4,882 8,765
OFK Beograd 4,529 9,500
Sloboda Tuzla 4,265 8,118
  • Overall league attendance per match: 9,845 spectators

See alsoEdit

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