2010–11 Macedonian First Football League

The 2010–11 Macedonian First League was the 19th season of the Macedonian First Football League, the highest football league of Macedonia. It began on 31 July 2010 and ended on 28 May 2011.[citation needed] Renova were the defending champions having won their first Macedonian championship last season.

Macedonian First League
Season2010–11
Dates31 July 2010 –
28 May 2011
ChampionsShkëndija
1st domestic title
RelegatedSkopje
Pelister
Champions LeagueShkëndija
Europa LeagueMetalurg
Renova
Rabotnichki
Matches played180
Goals scored425 (2.36 per match)
Top goalscorerHristijan Kirovski
(16 goals)
Biggest home winRenova 5–0 Napredok
Metalurg 5–0 Pelister
Biggest away winPelister 0–5 Renova
Napredok 0–5 Rabotnichki
Highest scoringPelister 5–4 Skopje

The competition was won by Shkëndija, who earned their first overall Macedonian title. FK Skopje and Pelister were relegated to the Second League. Vardar were spared from relegation because of fusion with Miravci.[1]

Promotion and relegationEdit

At the start of the 2010–11 season

Promoted from 2009–10 Second League

Relegated to 2010–11 Second League

At the end of the 2010–11 season

Promoted from 2010–11 Second League

Relegated to 2011–12 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.
3 Vardar was initially relegated, but was stayed after was merged with Miravci, which won play-off match against Skopje. Later, the two sides were separated and Miravci were refused a First League licence.[1]

Participating teamsEdit

Location of teams in 2010–11 Macedonian First League
Club Manager City Stadium Capacity
Bregalnica   Ilija Mitrov Shtip Gradski stadion Shtip 4,000
Metalurg   Zhikica Tasevski Skopje Stadion Zhelezarnica 4,000
Napredok   Dragan Bocheski Kichevo Gradski stadion Kichevo 5,000
Pelister   Nexhat Husein Bitola Stadion Tumbe Kafe 8,000
Rabotnichki   Vlatko Kostov Skopje Philip II Arena 25,000
Renova   Bylbyl Sokoli Djepchishte Gradski stadion Tetovo 15,000
Sileks   Ane Andovski Kratovo Stadion Sileks 5,000
Skopje   Ljupcho Markovski Skopje Stadion Avtokomanda 4,000
Shkëndija   Qatip Osmani Tetovo Gradski stadion Tetovo 15,000
Teteks   Toni Jakimovski Tetovo Gradski stadion Tetovo 15,000
Horizont Turnovo   Shefki Arifovski Turnovo Stadion Kukush 1,500
Vardar   Zoran Stratev Skopje Philip II Arena 25,000

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Shkëndija (C) 33 21 9 3 65 23 +42 72 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Metalurg 33 17 10 6 48 24 +24 61 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
3 Renova 33 17 9 7 54 31 +23 60 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
4 Rabotnichki 33 15 10 8 53 31 +22 55
5 Sileks 33 13 8 12 39 38 +1 47
6 Horizont Turnovo 33 13 6 14 35 35 0 45
7 Teteks 33 12 8 13 38 36 +2 44
8 Bregalnica Shtip 33 12 5 16 33 49 −16 41
9 Skopje (R) 33 9 10 14 36 39 −3 37 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
10 Napredok (O) 33 10 7 16 30 48 −18 37
11 Vardar[b] 33 9 5 19 24 44 −20 29 Spared from relegation[c]
12 Pelister (R) 33 5 3 25 25 82 −57 18 Relegation to the Macedonian Second Football League
Source: MacedonianFootball.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; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Metalurg qualified for the Europa League second qualifying round by winning the 2010–11 Macedonian Football Cup.
  2. ^ Vardar were deducted three points for not showing up at the match against Turnovo in 4th round.[2]
  3. ^ Vardar were spared from relegation because of fusion with Miravci.[3]

ResultsEdit

The schedule consisted 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 were then 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.

Relegation playoffEdit

Napredok2 – 0Tikvesh
Simjanovski   12'
Najdoski   87'
Report
Attendance: 400
Referee: Ljubomir Krstevski (Bitola)

Skopje1 – 4Miravci
Angelovski   85' Report Shterjov   28'
Popov   48'
Buchkov   58' (pen.)
Tashkov   73'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Goran Spirkoski (Prilep)

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Hristijan Kirovski Skopje 20
2   Borche Manevski Rabotnichki 19
3   Ferhan Hasani Shkëndija 13
4   Ersen Sali Shkëndija 12
  Aleksandar Temelkov Sileks 12
6   Boban Janchevski Renova 11
  Izair Emini Shkëndija 11
8   Cvetan Churlinov Turnovo 9
  Ilber Ali Renova 9
  Mile Krstev Metalurg 9
  Gjorgi Zarevski Sileks 9
  Vulnet Emini Renova 9

Source: Soccerway

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Official, FK Vardar Stays in First Division". MINA. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Службени бодови за Хоризонт Турново" (in Macedonian). FFM.mk. 24 August 2010. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Official, FK Vardar Stays in First Division". MINA. Retrieved 23 June 2011.