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. Renova were the defending champions having won their first Macedonian championship last season.
|Dates||31 July 2010 –|
28 May 2011
1st domestic title
|Goals scored||425 (2.36 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Hristijan Kirovski|
|Biggest home win||Renova 5–0 Napredok|
Metalurg 5–0 Pelister
|Biggest away win||Pelister 0–5 Renova|
Napredok 0–5 Rabotnichki
|Highest scoring||Pelister 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.
Promotion and relegationEdit
Promoted from 2009–10 Second League
Relegated to 2010–11 Second League
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.
|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|
|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|
|9||Skopje (R)||33||9||10||14||36||39||−3||37||Qualification for the relegation play-offs|
|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 League|
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
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.