1987–88 Yugoslav Second League

The 1987–88 Yugoslav Second League season was the 42nd 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 18 clubs each. This was the last season under that format as the following season featured unified second league with 20 clubs.

Yugoslav Second League
Season1987–88
ChampionsSpartak Subotica (West Division)
Napredak Kruševac (East Division)
PromotedSpartak Subotica
Napredak Kruševac
Relegated18 teams

West DivisionEdit

TeamsEdit

A total of eighteen teams contested the league, including twelve sides from the 1986–87 season, two clubs relegated from the 1985–86 Yugoslav First League and four sides promoted from the Inter-Republic Leagues played in the 1986–87 season. 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.

Dinamo Vinkovci and Spartak Subotica were relegated from the 1986–87 Yugoslav First League after finishing in the bottom two places of the league table. The four clubs promoted to the second level were Borac Travnik, Kabel, Olimpija Ljubljana and Šparta Beli Manastir. At the end of season, Olimpija Ljubljana was spared from relegation as representative of Slovenia.

Locations of teams' home cities in the 1987–88 Yugoslav Second League West
Team Location Federal subject Position
in 1986–87
Borac Banja Luka Banja Luka   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0066th
Borac Travnik Travnik   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina N/A
Dinamo Vinkovci Vinkovci   SR Croatia N/A
GOŠK Jug Dubrovnik   SR Croatia 01111th
Famos Hrasnica Hrasnica   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0055th
Iskra Bugojno   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01010th
Jedinstvo Brčko Brčko   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0099th
Kabel Novi Sad   SAP Vojvodina N/A
Kikinda Kikinda   SAP Vojvodina 0033rd
Leotar Trebinje   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0044th
Mladost Petrinja Petrinja   SR Croatia 0088th
Novi Sad Novi Sad   SAP Vojvodina 0022nd
Olimpija Ljubljana Ljubljana   SR Slovenia N/A
Proleter Zrenjanin Zrenjanin   SAP Vojvodina 0077th
Rudar Ljubija Prijedor   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01212th
Spartak Subotica Subotica   SAP Vojvodina N/A
Šibenik Šibenik   SR Croatia 01111th
Šparta Beli Manastir Beli Manastir   SR Croatia N/A

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Spartak Subotica (C, P) 34 21 6 7 56 23 +33 48 Promotion to Yugoslav First League
2 GOŠK Jug 34 17 10 7 45 33 +12 44
3 Dinamo Vinkovci 34 18 7 9 61 38 +23 43
4 Kikinda 34 17 6 11 53 39 +14 40
5 Šibenik 34 17 4 13 43 32 +11 38
6 Proleter Zrenjanin 34 15 7 12 46 36 +10 37
7 Leotar 34 16 5 13 60 52 +8 37
8 Borac Banja Luka 34 13 10 11 47 35 +12 36 Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup first round
9 Iskra (R) 34 15 6 13 48 43 +5 36
10 Rudar Ljubija (R) 34 15 5 14 38 28 +10 35 Relegation to Inter-Republic Leagues
11 Šparta Beli Manastir (R) 34 14 6 14 44 50 −6 34
12 Olimpija 34 12 8 14 43 42 +1 32
13 Mladost Petrinja (R) 34 9 12 13 31 38 −7 30 Relegation to Inter-Republic Leagues
14 Novi Sad (R) 34 8 11 15 29 45 −16 27
15 Famos Hrasnica (R) 34 9 8 17 37 50 −13 26
16 Kabel (R) 34 9 8 17 41 56 −15 26
17 Jedinstvo Brčko (R) 34 11 4 19 26 56 −30 26
18 Borac Travnik (R) 34 6 5 23 30 82 −52 17
Source: fsgzrenjanin.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

East DivisionEdit

TeamsEdit

A total of eighteen teams contested the league, including fourteen sides from the 1986–87 season and four sides promoted from the Inter-Republic Leagues played in the 1986–87 season. 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.

There were no teams relegated from the 1986–87 Yugoslav First League. The four clubs promoted to the second level were Liria, Mačva Šabac, Metalurg Skopje and OFK Titograd.

Locations of teams' home cities in the 1987–88 Yugoslav Second League East
Team Location Federal subject Position
in 1986–87
OFK Belgrade Belgrade   SR Serbia 0022nd
Borac Čačak Čačak   SR Serbia 0099th
Ivangrad Ivangrad   SR Montenegro 01111th
Liria Prizren   SAP Kosovo N/A
Mačva Šabac Šabac   SR Serbia N/A
Majdanpek Majdanpek   SR Serbia 0055th
Metalurg Skopje Skopje   SR Macedonia N/A
Napredak Kruševac Kruševac   SR Serbia 01515th
Novi Pazar Novi Pazar   SR Serbia 0033rd
Pelister Bitola   SR Macedonia 0044th
Pobeda Prilep   SR Macedonia 01313th
Radnički Kragujevac Kragujevac   SR Serbia 01212th
Radnički Pirot Pirot   SR Serbia 0066th
Red Star Gnjilane Gnjilane   SAP Kosovo 01414th
Sloboda Titovo Užice Titovo Užice   SR Serbia 0077th
Teteks Tetovo   SR Macedonia 0088th
OFK Titograd Titograd   SR Montenegro N/A
Vlaznimi Đakovica Đakovica   SAP Kosovo 01010th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Napredak Kruševac (C, P) 34 15 13 6 47 25 +22 43 Promotion to Yugoslav First League
2 OFK Belgrade 34 17 6 11 49 24 +25 40
3 Pelister 34 16 7 11 36 30 +6 39
4 Radnički Kragujevac 34 17 4 13 51 38 +13 38
5 Liria 34 18 2 14 42 42 0 38
6 Novi Pazar 34 15 8 11 39 42 −3 38
7 Mačva Šabac 34 16 5 13 45 32 +13 37
8 Sloboda Titovo Užice 34 14 9 11 41 30 +11 37
9 Borac Čačak 34 14 9 11 44 36 +8 37
10 Pobeda (R) 34 15 6 13 40 32 +8 36 Relegation to Inter-Republic Leagues
11 Teteks (R) 34 11 10 13 36 37 −1 32
12 Radnički Pirot (R) 34 13 6 15 47 52 −5 32
13 Ivangrad (R) 34 10 10 14 25 31 −6 30
14 Metalurg (R) 34 9 10 15 36 45 −9 28
15 Red Star Gnjilane (R) 34 9 10 15 25 41 −16 28
16 OFK Titograd (R) 34 12 4 18 37 54 −17 28
17 Vlaznimi Đakovica (R) 34 10 7 17 23 48 −25 27
18 Majdanpek (R) 34 10 4 20 28 52 −24 24
Source: fsgzrenjanin.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

See alsoEdit