1997–98 Macedonian First Football League

The 1997–98 Macedonian First League was the 6th season of the Macedonian First Football League, the highest football league of Macedonia. The first matches of the season were played on 10 August 1997 and the last on 31 May 1998.[1] Sileks defended their championship title, having won their third title in a row.

Macedonian First League
Season1997–98
Dates10 August 1997 –
31 May 1998[1]
ChampionsSileks
3rd domestic title
RelegatedBelasica
Bregalnica
Champions LeagueSileks
Cup Winners' CupVardar
UEFA CupSloga Jugomagnat
Intertoto CupMakedonija
Matches played169
Goals scored382 (2.26 per match)
Top goalscorerVancho Atanasov
(12 goals)
Biggest home winMakedonija 7–1 Bregalnica
Biggest away winBelasica 0–4 Sileks
Highest scoringMakedonija 7–1 Bregalnica

Promotion and relegationEdit

At the start of the 1997–98 season

Promoted from 1996–97 Second League

Relegated to 1997–98 Second League

At the end of the 1997–98 season

Promoted from 1997–98 Second League

Relegated to 1998–99 Second League

1 Bregalnica Shtip was removed from the league after the round 19, due to the absence in a match against Sloga Jugomagnat. Their matches from round 14 were annulled.

Participating teamsEdit

Location of teams in 1997–98 Macedonian First League
Club City Stadium
Balkan BISI Skopje Chair Stadium
Belasica Strumica Stadion Mladost
Borec MHK Veles Gradski stadion Veles
Bregalnica Shtip Gradski stadion Shtip
Cementarnica 55 Skopje Stadion Cementarnica
Makedonija Skopje Stadion Gjorche Petrov
Pelister Bitola Stadion Tumbe Kafe
Pobeda Prilep Stadion Goce Delchev
Sasa Makedonska Kamenica Gradski stadion Makedonska Kamenica
Sileks Kratovo Stadion Sileks
Skopje Skopje Stadion Zhelezarnica
Sloga Jugomagnat Skopje Chair Stadium
Tikvesh Kavadarci Gradski stadion Kavadarci
Vardar Skopje Gradski stadion Skopje

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sileks (C) 25 15 3 7 40 21 +19 48 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Sloga Jugomagnat 25 12 7 6 25 16 +9 43 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first qualifying round
3 Makedonija 25 12 6 7 34 21 +13 42 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup first round
4 Vardar 25 12 5 8 34 25 +9 41 Qualification for the Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round
5 Pobeda 25 11 6 8 29 21 +8 39
6 Pelister 25 10 7 8 31 24 +7 37
7 Borec 25 9 6 10 28 30 −2 33
8 Balkan 25 8 7 10 20 21 −1 31
9 Cementarnica 55 25 9 3 13 28 32 −4 30
10 Skopje 25 9 3 13 31 45 −14 30
11 Tikvesh 25 7 8 10 23 27 −4 29
12 Sasa 25 8 5 12 21 32 −11 29
13 Belasica (R) 25 8 4 13 25 35 −10 28 Relegation to the Macedonian Second League
14 Bregalnica Shtip[a] (R) 13 4 0 9 13 32 −19 12
Source: MacedonianFootball.com, RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 7) Head-to-head goals scored; 8) Draw; 9) Play-off. (Note: Criteria 2, 3 and 8 is only used if not deciding Champion, teams for UEFA competitions or relegation).
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Bregalnica Shtip were withdraw from First League after 18th round due to unknown reasons. Their matches from 14th round onwards were annulled.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BAL BEL BOR BRE CEM MGP PEL POB SAS SIL SKO SLO TIK VAR
Balkan 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–1
Belasica 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–4 4–1 0–2 0–1 2–1
Borec 2–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 3–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–0
Bregalnica Shtip 3–1 1–2 1–0[a] 0–2 1–0 0–3[a] 0–3 2–1
Cementarnica 55 2–1 3–2 3–0 3–0[a] 2–2 2–3 0–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 4–1 3–0
Makedonija 2–0 1–0 0–2 7–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 1–2 2–0 0–0
Pelister 1–1 3–0 4–0 4–0[a] 0–3 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 3–0 0–0 1–0 3–2
Pobeda 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 5–2 3–0 2–1 2–0
Sasa 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–0[a] 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0
Sileks 3–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–3 3–0 4–2 2–0
Skopje 1–0 3–2 3–2 3–0 1–4 2–1 0–0 4–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 1–3
Sloga Jugomagnat 1–0 2–0 2–0 5–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0
Tikvesh 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–0 0–0 3–2
Vardar 2–1 2–0 1–0 4–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 5–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0
Source: RSSSF.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d e Matches annulled after a withdrawn of Bregalnica Štip.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Vancho Atanasov Belasica 12
2   Vlado Trifunov Makedonija 11
3   Ilcho Borov Pobeda 10
  Fernando Jefferson Pelister

Source: Top15goalscorers.blogspot.com

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "First League 1997/1998". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 December 2017.

External linksEdit