2008–09 Slovenian PrvaLiga

The 2008–09 Slovenian PrvaLiga was the 18th season of top-tier football league in Slovenia. The competition is officially called PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije for sponsorship reasons. The season started on 19 July 2008 and ended on 23 May 2009.

Slovenian PrvaLiga
Season2008–09
ChampionsMaribor
(8th title)
RelegatedPrimorje
Champions LeagueMaribor
Europa LeagueGorica
Rudar
Interblock (cup winners)
Matches played180
Goals scored468 (2.6 per match)
Best PlayerMarcos Tavares[1]
Top goalscorerEtien Velikonja
(17 goals)
Best goalkeeperDejan Nemec[1]
Biggest home winInterblock 5–0 Nafta
Biggest away winDrava 0–4 Maribor
Highest scoringGorica 3–5 Drava
Longest winning run7 games
Drava
Longest unbeaten run12 games
Maribor
Longest winless run17 games
Drava
Longest losing run6 games
Drava
Highest attendance9,000
Maribor 1–0 Celje
Lowest attendance150
Koper 3–2 Celje
Total attendance215,830
Average attendance1,199

ClubsEdit

Location of teams in the Slovenian PrvaLiga 2008-09
Club Location Stadium Capacity
Celje Celje Arena Petrol 13,059
Domžale Domžale Sports Park 3,100
Drava Ptuj Ptuj City Stadium 2,200
Gorica Nova Gorica Sports Park 3,100
Interblock Ljubljana ŽŠD Ljubljana Stadium 3,986
Koper Koper Bonifika Stadium 4,500
Maribor Maribor Ljudski vrt 12,435
Nafta Lendava Lendava Sports Park 2,030
Primorje Ajdovščina Ajdovščina Stadium 3,000
Rudar Velenje Velenje Ob Jezeru 2,500

Promotion and relegationEdit

Livar were relegated to the Slovenian Second League after just one year in the PrvaLiga, finishing last with only 17 points. Drava Ptuj successfully avoided relegation by beating Bonifika in the relegation play-offs.

Promoted to Slovenia's top football league were Second League champions Rudar Velenje, returning to Prva Liga after a two-year absence.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Maribor (C) 36 17 12 7 62 44 +18 63 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Gorica 36 17 5 14 60 55 +5 56 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round
3 Rudar 36 16 7 13 44 39 +5 55 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
4 Celje 36 15 8 13 48 39 +9 53
5 Domžale 36 12 14 10 44 40 +4 50
6 Interblock 36 13 8 15 52 51 +1 47 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round[a]
7 Nafta 36 11 10 15 36 52 −16 43
8 Koper 36 10 12 14 39 47 −8 42[b]
9 Drava Ptuj (O) 36 12 6 18 47 53 −6 42[b] Qualification to relegation play-offs
10 Primorje (R) 36 9 14 13 36 48 −12 41 Relegation to Slovenian Second League
Source: PrvaLiga (in Slovene)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Interblock Ljubljana won the 2008–09 Slovenian Cup and qualified for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
  2. ^ a b KOP: 6 pts, 7–6; DRA: 6 pts, 6–7

Relegation play-offsEdit

The 9th placed team played a two-legged relegation play-off against the runners-up of 2008–09 Slovenian Second League, played on 31 May and 7 June 2009. Drava won 9–3 on aggregate and thereby secured a spot in the 2009–10 season of Slovenian PrvaLiga.

Aluminij3–2Drava
Dugolin   22'
Šimenko   45'
Milec   73'
Report (in Slovene) da Silva   63'   82'

Drava7–0Aluminij
Kronaveter   16'   27'   74'
Zilić   31'   58'
Čeh   68'
Drevenšek   80'
Report (in Slovene) Krajcer   15'
Dugolin   54'

ResultsEdit

Every team plays four times against their opponents, twice at home and twice on the road, for a total of 36 matches.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Etien Velikonja Gorica 17
2   Marcos Tavares Maribor 15
3   Edin Junuzović Rudar Velenje 13
  Dario Zahora Interblock
5   Darijo Biščan Celje 11
  Jože Benko Domžale
7   Dalibor Volaš Maribor 10
  Milan Osterc Gorica
9   Nedzbedin Selimi Primorje 9
  Josip Iličić Interblock

Source: NZS (in Slovene)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "PrvaLiga Archives". Association of 1. SNL official website. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
Specific

External linksEdit