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.
|Dates||1 August 2009 –|
19 May 2010
1st domestic title
|Goals scored||310 (2.65 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Bobi Bozhinovski|
|Biggest home win||Makedonija 8–0 Milano|
(26 September 2009)
|Biggest away win||Sileks 0–5 Renova|
(18 October 2009)
|Highest scoring||Makedonija 8–0 Milano|
(26 September 2009)
Promotion and relegationEdit
Promoted from 2008–09 Second League
Relegated to 2009–10 Second League
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.
|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|
|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|
|7||Teteks||26||8||6||12||31||30||+1||30||Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[b]|
|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|
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.
- Vardar were deducted three points for not showing up for the match against Metalurg in the 18th round.
- Teteks qualified for the Europa League second qualifying round by winning the 2009–10 Macedonian Football Cup.
- Horizont Turnovo were deducted three points for not showing up for the match against Metalurg in the 14th round.
- 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.
- Pobeda were suspended and expelled from Prva Liga. All their matches were expunged.
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.
|4||Dragan Dimitrovski||Pelister & Pobeda||11|
|Ivica Gligorovski||Makedonija & Teteks|
|Aleksandar Stojanovski||Teteks & Milano|
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