2002–03 First League of Serbia and Montenegro

The 2002–03 First League of Serbia and Montenegro (in fall season First League of FR Yugoslavia) was the eleventh and last season as FR Yugoslavia and (after was the country renamed in February 2003) first season of the Serbia and Montenegro's top-level football league since its establishment. It was contested by 18 teams, and Partizan won the championship.

First League of Serbia and Montenegro
Season2002–03
ChampionsPartizan
18th domestic title
RelegatedRad
Čukarički
Javor
Rudar
Mogren
Radnički Niš
Champions LeaguePartizan
UEFA CupRed Star
Sartid
Intertoto CupOFK Beograd
Sutjeska
Matches played306
Goals scored793 (2.59 per match)
Top goalscorerZvonimir Vukić (22)

TeamsEdit

Mladost Lučani, Zvezdara, Mladost Apatin and Radnički Kragujevac, were relegated to the Second League of Serbia and Montenegro.

The relegated teams were replaced by 2001–02 Second League of FR Yugoslavia champions, Radnički Obrenovac (North), Radnički Niš (East), Javor Ivanjica (West) and Mogren (South).

Location of teams in the 2002–03 First League
Club City Stadium Capacity
Partizan Belgrade Partizan Stadium 32,710
Red Star Belgrade Red Star Stadium 55,538
Vojvodina Novi Sad Karađorđe Stadium 17,204
Zemun Zemun, Belgrade Zemun Stadium 10,000
Rad Belgrade Stadion Kralj Petar I 6,000
Hajduk Kula Kula Stadion Hajduk 6,000
Obilić Belgrade FK Obilić Stadium 4,500
Železnik Belgrade Železnik Stadium 8,000
OFK Beograd Karaburma, Belgrade Omladinski Stadium 20,000
Sartid Smederevo Smederevo City Stadium 17,200
Čukarički Belgrade Stadion Čukarički 7,000
Sutjeska Nikšić Gradski stadion (Nikšić) 10,800
Zeta Golubovci Stadion Trešnjica 7,000
Rudar Pljevlja Pljevlja Stadion pod Golubinjom 10,000
Radnički Obrenovac Obrenovac Stadion pored Kolubare 5,000
Radnički Niš Niš Čair Stadium 20,000
Javor Ivanjica Stadion Ivanjica 5,000
Mogren Budva Stadion Lugovi 4,000

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Partizan (C) 34 29 2 3 88 36 +52 89 Qualification for Champions League second qualifying round
2 Red Star Belgrade 34 21 7 6 68 26 +42 70 Qualification for UEFA Cup qualifying round[a]
3 OFK Beograd 34 19 6 9 57 36 +21 63 Qualification for Intertoto Cup first round
4 Sutjeska Nikšić 34 19 5 10 43 32 +11 62
5 Železnik 34 18 8 8 56 37 +19 62
6 Vojvodina 34 17 5 12 48 36 +12 56
7 Obilić 34 14 9 11 45 35 +10 51
8 Zeta 34 15 6 13 51 43 +8 51
9 Hajduk Kula 34 13 9 12 39 29 +10 48
10 Zemun 34 13 8 13 42 39 +3 47
11 Sartid 34 10 15 9 44 44 0 45 Qualification for UEFA Cup qualifying round[a]
12 Radnički Obrenovac 34 11 11 12 35 41 −6 44
13 Rad (R) 34 11 10 13 39 43 −4 43 Relegation to Second League of Serbia and Montenegro
14 Čukarički (R) 34 10 7 17 42 56 −14 37
15 Javor Ivanjica (R) 34 9 7 18 21 44 −23 34
16 Mogren (R) 34 5 6 23 33 76 −43 21
17 Rudar Pljevlja (R) 34 4 6 24 19 62 −43 18
18 Radnički Niš (R) 34 2 5 27 23 78 −55 11
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Sartid qualified for 2003–04 UEFA Cup as winner of 2002–03 Serbia and Montenegro Cup.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ČUK HAJ JAV MOG OBI OFK PAR RAD RNI ROB RSB RUD SAR SUT VOJ ŽEL ZEM ZET
Čukarički 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–2 2–3 1–2 0–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 4–3 2–0
Hajduk Kula 1–0 0–0 6–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 3–2 5–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1
Javor Ivanjica 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–4
Mogren 3–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 0–3 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 1–4 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–3 0–0 0–1 3–6
Obilić 1–0 0–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–3 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1
OFK Beograd 2–2 1–0 6–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 4–1 3–1 3–2 4–0 3–1 2–1 1–1
Partizan 6–2 5–1 3–0 4–1 1–0 3–2 2–1 5–2 4–2 2–2 4–0 3–2 1–0 4–0 3–1 2–1 3–1
Rad 0–3 1–1 2–0 4–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 5–4 1–1 0–0
Radnički Niš 1–2 1–3 0–2 3–4 1–0 0–1 0–4 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–3 1–2 0–3 0–2 0–2 3–1
Radnički Obrenovac 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–3 0–0 1–2 2–4 2–0 0–2 1–0 0–0 0–2 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–1
Red Star 2–0 3–0 1–0 4–1 5–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 5–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 5–1
Rudar Pljevlja 1–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–3 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–3 0–0 2–3 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–4
Sartid 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 0–3 2–4 4–1 3–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 3–0 0–0
Sutjeska Nikšić 3–1 3–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
Vojvodina 3–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 0–2 2–0 4–5 0–0 3–0 2–0 0–2 4–0 5–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0
Železnik 5–2 3–2 3–1 4–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 4–3 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 3–1
Zemun 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–3 5–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–3 3–1
Zeta 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–4 0–0 3–1 3–1 3–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–1
Source: [1]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

ChampionsEdit

Partizan Belgrade (Coach:   Ljubiša Tumbaković (until December) and   Lothar Matthäus)

Players (appearances/goals)[2]

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Zvonimir Vukić Partizan
22
2   Mihajlo Pjanović Red Star
21
3   Miljan Mrdaković OFK Beograd 20
  Bojan Brnović Zeta
5   Zoran Đurašković Železnik 15
  Nenad Mirosavljević Sartid
7   Ivica Iliev Partizan
13
8   Andrija Delibašić Partizan
13
9   Ivan Bošković Sutjeska 11
  Saša Ilić Partizan
  Danko Lazović Partizan
  Boban Stojanović Radnički Obrenovac

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Prva Liga 2002/03". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  2. ^ Partizan official website

External linksEdit