2007–08 Montenegrin First League

The 2007-08 Montenegrin First League was the second season of the top-tier football in Montenegro, since the vote for Montenegrin independence split the Montenegrin FA from Serbia's. FK Jedinstvo and FK Berane were relegated to the second league, giving FK Bokelj their first time in the top league of Montenegro. The 2007-08 season began on 11 August 2007 and ended on 24 May 2008.

Montenegrin First League
Season2007–08
ChampionsBudućnost
1st title
RelegatedMladost
Bokelj
Champions LeagueBudućnost
UEFA CupZeta
Mogren
Intertoto CupGrbalj
Matches played198
Goals scored401 (2.03 per match)
Top goalscorerIvan Jablan (13)
Biggest home winZeta 8–3 Bokelj
Biggest away winKom 0–4 Lovćen
Highest scoringZeta 8–3 Bokelj
Longest winning run6 games
Budućnost
Longest unbeaten run21 games
Budućnost
Longest losing run7 games
Bokelj

TeamsEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of the 2007–08 Montenegrin First League teams
Team City Stadium Capacity Coach
Bokelj Kotor Stadion Pod Vrmcem 5,000   Ivo Donković
Budućnost Podgorica Stadion Pod Goricom 17,000   Branko Babić
Dečić Tuzi Stadion Tuško Polje 1,250   Božidar Vuković
Grbalj Radanovići Stadion Donja Sutvara 1,500   Nebojša Vignjević
Kom Podgorica Stadion Zlatica 2,500   Goran Đurović
Lovćen Cetinje Stadion Obilića Poljana 2,000   Nikola Rakojević
Mladost Podgorica Cvijetni Brijeg 2,000   Slobodan Šćepanović
Mogren Budva Stadion Lugovi 4,000   Dejan Vukićević
Petrovac Petrovac Stadion Pod Malim Brdom 1,400   Obren Sarić
Rudar Pljevlja Stadion Pod Golubinjom 10,000   Branislav Milačić
Sutjeska Nikšić Stadion Kraj Bistrice 10,000   Brajan Nenezić
Zeta Golubovci Stadion Trešnjica 7,000   Mladen Vukićević

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Budućnost (C) 33 18 12 3 43 13 +30 66[a] Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Zeta 33 19 9 5 56 28 +28 66[a] Qualification for the UEFA Cup first qualifying round
3 Mogren 33 19 9 5 46 21 +25 66[a]
4 Grbalj 33 14 13 6 40 25 +15 55 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup first round
5 Rudar 33 14 10 9 38 26 +12 52
6 Lovćen 33 11 10 12 28 30 −2 43
7 Dečić 33 10 8 15 26 37 −11 38
8 Petrovac 33 8 12 13 36 46 −10 36
9 Kom 33 9 9 15 29 49 −20 36
10 Bokelj (R) 33 8 8 17 24 38 −14 32 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
11 Sutjeska[b] (O) 33 5 11 17 19 44 −25 23
12 Mladost (R) 33 4 7 22 16 44 −28 19 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
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head points: Budućnost 10 pts, Zeta 6 pts, Mogren 6 pts.
  2. ^ Sutjeska were docked 3 points for not playing match against Zeta in the 13th round.

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 BOK BUD DEČ GRB KOM LOV MLA MOG PET RUD SUT ZET
Bokelj 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1
Budućnost 1–0 2–0 2–3 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–1
Dečić 3–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–1
Grbalj 1–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2
Kom 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–4 0–0 1–3 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1
Lovćen 0–0 0–1 0–2 3–2 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 4–1 1–1
Mladost 0–1 0–1 0–3 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1
Mogren 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–3 3–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–2
Petrovac 2–4 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–0 1–1
Rudar 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–2
Sutjeska 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–3[a]
Zeta 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 0–1 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 was supposed to be played on 10 November. when it was postponed to 21 November. In the new term, the match was not played again because the host did not provide basic conditions. There was no electricity or hot water at the stadium in Nikšić. It was registered with the official score of 0–3.

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 BOK BUD DEČ GRB KOM LOV MLA MOG PET RUD SUT ZET
Bokelj 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 4–1
Budućnost 4–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 4–0
Dečić 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–4
Grbalj 1–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–0
Kom 1–4 2–0 2–3 1–3 0–0 1–1
Lovćen 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–1
Mladost 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0
Mogren 0–0 4–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0
Petrovac 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–2 2–3
Rudar 0–0 2–0 1–3 1–2 5–2 2–0
Sutjeska 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–3
Zeta 8–3 0–0 4–1 1–1 2–1 2–2
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]

Bokelj0–0Jedinstvo
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Aleksandar Marković
Jedinstvo3–0
Awarded[Note 1]
Bokelj
Čindrak   80'
Attendance: 2,500

Sutjeska1–0Čelik
Adrović   59'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Ranko Spasojević
Čelik0–0Sutjeska
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Aleksandar Marković

Sutjeska remained a member of First League, while Jedinstvo gained promotion to 2008–09 Montenegrin First League. Čelik remained a member of Second League, while Bokelj relegated to 2008–09 Montenegrin Second League.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1   Ivan Jablan Lovćen 13
2   Mirza Ljumić Kom 5
  Minja Ljumović Dečić
  Božo Milić Grbalj
5   Miloš Đalac Grbalj 4
  Blašo Perutović Lovćen
  Ratko Zec Mogren
  Miodrag Zec Mogren
  Dražen Milić Mogren
  Goran Burzanović Petrovac
  Bojan Ivanović Zeta

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The match was interrupted in the 85th minute with the score of 1–0, due to the attack of the visiting fans on the referee, it was registered with the official score of 3–0 in favor of Jedinstvo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Montenegro First League, 2007/2008". soccerway.com. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b Dragoljub Jovanović (2 October 2008). "Montenegro 2007/08". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Play-offs 1/2". soccerway.com. Retrieved 5 April 2020.