2006–07 Montenegrin First League

The 2006–07 Montenegrin First League season was the inaugural season of the league as Montenegro's top-tier football competition. Although the league existed before, it was previously a second-tier league, underneath the Serbo-Montenegrin First League. Upon the independence of Montenegro, and the establishment of a Montenegrin Football Association, the league became disassociated with the Serbo-Montenegrin league and thus was given its present position.

Montenegrin First League
Season2006–07
ChampionsZeta
1st title
RelegatedJedinstvo
Berane
Champions LeagueZeta
UEFA CupBudućnost
Rudar
Intertoto CupGrbalj
Matches played198
Goals scored414 (2.09 per match)
Top goalscorerDamir Čakar
Žarko Korać (16)
Biggest home winBudućnost 5–1 Grbalj
Zeta 5–1 Jedinstvo
Biggest away winMladost 0–4 Zeta
Dečić 0–4 Zeta
Highest scoringSutjeska 3–5 Mladost
Longest winning run6 games
Budućnost
Zeta
Longest unbeaten run17 games
Budućnost
Longest losing run6 games
Berane

The league played its first games of the season on August 12, 2006 and its final matches were played on May 26, 2007. On May 26, after their final match, FK Zeta were confirmed as the league's first ever champions under the new FA, and thus qualified as the country's first ever UEFA Champions League competitor.

TeamsEdit

Location of the 2006–07 Montenegrin First League teams

In order of their 2005-06 league table position, the inaugural members are:

From the former First League of Serbia and Montenegro
From the second-tier Montenegrin First League
Promoted from the Montenegrin Second League

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team City Stadium Capacity Coach
Berane Berane Gradski Stadion 11,000   Slobodan Đukić
Budućnost Podgorica Stadion Pod Goricom 18,000   Božidar Vuković
Dečić Tuzi Stadion Tuško Polje 1,250   Mladen Vukićević
Grbalj Radanovići Stadion Donja Sutvara 1,500   Dragan Pican
Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje Gradski Stadion 5,000   Siniša Jelić
Kom Podgorica Stadion Zlatica 2,500   Saša Petrović
Mladost Podgorica Cvijetni Brijeg 2,000   Dimitrije Mitrović
Mogren Budva Stadion Lugovi 4,000   Miodrag Bajović
Petrovac Petrovac Stadion Pod Malim Brdom 1,400   Milorad Malovrazić
Rudar Pljevlja Stadion Pod Golubinjom 10,000   Mirko Marić
Sutjeska Nikšić Stadion Kraj Bistrice 10,800   Pero Giljen
Zeta Golubovci Stadion Trešnjica 7,000   Dejan Vukićević

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Zeta (C) 33 25 4 4 65 18 +47 79 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Budućnost 33 22 10 1 58 12 +46 76 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first qualifying round
3 Grbalj 33 14 7 12 37 30 +7 49 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup first round
4 Rudar 33 14 5 14 37 32 +5 47 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first qualifying round
5 Mogren 33 10 12 11 27 27 0 42
6 Petrovac 33 10 10 13 24 37 −13 40
7 Kom 33 9 11 13 27 31 −4 38
8 Sutjeska 33 10 8 15 24 33 −9 38
9 Mladost 33 9 11 13 34 49 −15 38
10 Dečić (O) 33 8 10 15 29 46 −17 34 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
11 Jedinstvo (R) 33 6 13 14 27 51 −24 31
12 Berane (R) 33 7 7 19 25 48 −23 28 Relegated to the Second League
Source: Football Association of Montenegro (in Montenegrin), [1]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored; 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Draw.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated

ResultsEdit

The schedule consists of three rounds. During the first two rounds, each team played each other once home and away for a total of 22 matches. The pairings of the third round will then be set according to the standings after the first two rounds, giving every team a third game against each opponent for a total of 33 games per team.

First and second roundEdit

Home \ Away BER BUD DEČ GRB JED KOM MLA MOG PET RUD SUT ZET
Berane 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–4
Budućnost 4–0 3–2 0–0 4–0 2–0 4–3 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 0–0
Dečić 2–2 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–0 0–4
Grbalj 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–1
Jedinstvo 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 0–3
Kom 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 0–1
Mladost 2–1 0–3 0–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1
Mogren 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 3–1 1–0 1–1
Petrovac 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 3–2 0–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0
Rudar 1–0 0–2 3–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–2
Sutjeska 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–5 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–2
Zeta 2–1 0–3[a] 2–0 1–0 4–2 1–0 3–0 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–0
Source: Football Association of Montenegro (in Montenegrin), [2]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The match between Zeta and Budućnost was not played because the management of Zeta was not satisfied with the choice of the referee (Goran Mihaljević) and locked the gates of the stadium. It is registered with the official score of 0–3 for the guests.

Third roundEdit

Key numbers for pairing determination (number marks position after 22 games):

Rounds
23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31st 32nd 33rd
1 – 12
2 – 11
3 – 10
4 – 9
5 – 8
6 – 7
1 – 2
8 – 6
9 – 5
10 – 4
11 – 3
12 – 7
2 – 12
3 – 1
4 – 11
5 – 10
6 – 9
7 – 8
1 – 4
2 – 3
9 – 7
10 – 6
11 – 5
12 – 8
3 – 12
4 – 2
5 – 1
6 – 11
7 – 10
8 – 9
1 – 6
2 – 5
3 – 4
10 – 8
11 – 7
12 – 9
4 – 12
5 – 3
6 – 2
7 – 1
8 – 11
9 – 10
1 – 8
2 – 7
3 – 6
4 – 5
11 – 9
12 – 10
5 – 12
6 – 4
7 – 3
8 – 2
9 – 1
10 – 11
1 – 10
2 – 9
3 – 8
4 – 7
5 – 6
12 – 11
6 – 12
7 – 5
8 – 4
9 – 3
10 – 2
11 – 1
Home \ Away BER BUD DEČ GRB JED KOM MLA MOG PET RUD SUT ZET
Berane 1–2 1–3 1–0 1–3 0–2
Budućnost 3–0 5–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–0
Dečić 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1
Grbalj 3–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–3
Jedinstvo 2–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–2
Kom 0–1 2–2 2–0 0–1 0–0
Mladost 2–4 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–4
Mogren 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–2
Petrovac 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–3 0–0 2–0
Rudar 1–1 0–0 0–2 2–1 3–0 3–1
Sutjeska 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–1
Zeta 2–0 5–1 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–0
Source: Football Association of Montenegro (in Montenegrin), [2]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offsEdit

The 10th placed team (against the 3rd placed team of the Second League) and the 11th placed team (against the 2nd placed team of the Second League) will both compete in two-legged relegation play-offs after the end of the season.[3]

Jedinstvo1–4Bokelj
Čindrak   59' (pen.) Vujović   9'
Lasić   63'65'
Jovanović   80'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Amil Gerina
Bokelj0–1Jedinstvo
Babača   43' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,000

Ibar2–2Dečić
Pandurica   31'
B. Škrijelj   64' (pen.)
Ljumović   30'44'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ranko Spasojević
Dečić1–0Ibar
Kojašević   87'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Aleksandar Marković

Dečić remained a member of First League, while Bokelj gained promotion to 2007–08 Montenegrin First League. Ibar remained a member of Second League, while Jedinstvo relegated to 2007–08 Montenegrin Second League.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1   Damir Čakar Rudar 16
  Žarko Korać Zeta
3   Aljbino Camaj Dečić 13
4   Slaven Stjepanović Zeta 12
5   Dragan Bošković Grbalj 11
  Igor Burzanović Budućnost
7   Nemanja Vukašinović Mogren 10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Montenegro First League, 2006/2007". soccerway.com. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b Dragoljub Jovanović (2 August 2007). "Montenegro 2006/07". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Play-offs 1/2". soccerway.com. Retrieved 5 April 2020.

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