2009–10 Macedonian First Football League

The 2009–10 Macedonian First League was the 18th season of the Macedonian First Football League, the highest football league of Macedonia. It began on 1 August 2009 and ended on 19 May 2010. Makedonija Gjorche Petrov were the defending champions having won their first Macedonian championship last season.

Macedonian First League
Season2009–10
Dates1 August 2009 –
19 May 2010
ChampionsRenova
1st domestic title
RelegatedMakedonija GP
Milano
Pobeda
Sloga Jugomagnat
Champions LeagueRenova
Europa LeagueRabotnichki
Metalurg
Teteks
Matches played117
Goals scored310 (2.65 per match)
Top goalscorerBobi Bozhinovski
(15 goals)
Biggest home winMakedonija 8–0 Milano
(26 September 2009)
Biggest away winSileks 0–5 Renova
(18 October 2009)
Highest scoringMakedonija 8–0 Milano
(26 September 2009)

Promotion and relegationEdit

At the start of the 2009–10 season

Promoted from 2008–09 Second League

Relegated to 2009–10 Second League

At the end of the 2009–10 season

Promoted from 2009–10 Second League

Relegated to 2010–11 Second League

1 Makedonija Gjorche Petrov and Sloga Jugomagnat were expelled from the First League due to boycotting two matches in the season. However, Napredok was directly promoted.
2 Pobeda was expelled from the First League due to the eight-year suspension from FIFA for their involvement in match-fixing scandal.

Participating teamsEdit

Location of teams in 2009–10 Macedonian First League
Club Manager City Stadium Capacity
Makedonija GP   Ilcho Gjorgioski Skopje Stadion Gjorche Petrov 3,000
Metalurg Skopje   Zhikica Tasevski Skopje Stadion Zhelezarnica 4,000
Milano   Bylbyl Sokoli Kumanovo Milano Arena 3,500
Pelister   Naum Ljamchevski Bitola Stadion Tumbe Kafe 8,000
Pobeda   Goran Todoroski Prilep Stadion Goce Delchev 15,000
Rabotnichki   Zoran Stratev Skopje Philip II Arena 25,000
Renova   Nexhat Shabani Djepchishte Gradski stadion Tetovo 15,000
Sileks   Ane Andovski Kratovo Stadion Sileks 5,000
Sloga Jugomagnat   Mensur Nexhipi Skopje Chair Stadium 4,500
Teteks   Toni Jakimovski Tetovo Gradski stadion Tetovo 15,000
Horizont Turnovo   Dragan Hristovski Turnovo Stadion Kukush 1,500
Vardar   Gjorgji Todorovski Skopje Philip II Arena 25,000

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Renova (C) 26 17 4 5 45 21 +24 55 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Rabotnichki 26 15 5 6 38 20 +18 50 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Metalurg 26 12 11 3 35 16 +19 47
4 Pelister 26 11 6 9 28 27 +1 39
5 Sileks 26 8 8 10 29 33 −4 32
6 Vardar[a] 26 9 6 11 31 28 +3 30
7 Teteks 26 8 6 12 31 30 +1 30 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[b]
8 Horizont Turnovo[c] 26 8 5 13 27 35 −8 26
9 Milano (R) 26 1 3 22 14 81 −67 6 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
Makedonija GP[d] (R) 10 5 4 1 23 5 +18 0 Relegation to the Macedonian Second Football League
Sloga Jugomagnat[d] (R) 10 3 2 5 9 16 −7 0
Pobeda[e] (R) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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. ^ Vardar were deducted three points for not showing up for the match against Metalurg in the 18th round.
  2. ^ Teteks qualified for the Europa League second qualifying round by winning the 2009–10 Macedonian Football Cup.
  3. ^ Horizont Turnovo were deducted three points for not showing up for the match against Metalurg in the 14th round.
  4. ^ a b Makedonija GP and Sloga Jugomagnat were suspended and expelled from Prva Liga for not appearing in two consecutive matches in the championship. Their matches from the 12th round onwards were expunged.[1][2]
  5. ^ Pobeda were suspended and expelled from Prva Liga. All their matches were expunged.[3]

ResultsEdit

The schedule consists of three rounds. During the first two rounds, each team plays each other once home and away for a total of 22 matches. This season, due to the suspension of two teams, each team will play a total of 20 games. 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 29 games per team.

Relegation playoffEdit

Milano1 – 2 (a.e.t.)Bregalnica Shtip
Stojanovski   78' Report Dimovski   72'
Novakov   110' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Dimitar Mechkarovski (Skopje)

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Bobi Bozhinovski Rabotnichki 15
2   Besart Ibraimi Renova 12
  Dushan Savikj Rabotnichki
4   Dragan Dimitrovski Pelister & Pobeda 11
  Boban Janchevski Renova
6   Ilija Nestorovski Pobeda 10
7   Bazhe Ilijoski Metalurg 9
8   Ilber Ali Renova 7
  Marjan Altiparmakovski Pelister
  Dragan Georgiev Turnovo
  Ivica Gligorovski Makedonija & Teteks
  Mile Krstev Metalurg
  Aleksandar Stojanovski Teteks & Milano
  Boško Stupić Vardar
  Wandeir Rabotnichki

Source: Soccerway

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "ФК МАКЕДОНИЈА ЃП И ФК СЛОГА Ј. ИСКЛУЧЕНИ ОД ПРВАТА МФЛ" (in Macedonian). FFM.mk. 30 November 2009. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  3. ^ "ФК Победа и ФК Шкендија казнети од ФИФА" (in Macedonian). FFM.mk. 3 May 2010. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Прва лига: Не се одиграа 4 средби" (in Macedonian). FFM.mk. 22 November 2009. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Неодиграните средби регистрирани со службен резултат" (in Macedonian). FFM.mk. 23 November 2009. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Службени бодови за ФК Милано" (in Macedonian). FFM.mk. 26 November 2009. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Macedonian First League - Round 18". MacedonianFootball.com. 13 December 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Службени бодови за ФК Металург" (in Macedonian). FFM.mk. 14 December 2009. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2015.