2011–12 Macedonian First Football League

The 2011–12 Macedonian First League was the 20th season of the Macedonian First Football League, the highest football league of Macedonia. It began on 31 July 2011 and ended on 23 May 2012.

Macedonian First League
Season2011–12
Dates31 July 2011 –
23 May 2012
ChampionsVardar
6th Macedonian title
7th domestic title
RelegatedOhrid
11 Oktomvri
Champions LeagueVardar
Europa LeagueRenova
Metalurg
Shkëndija
Matches played198
Goals scored501 (2.53 per match)
Top goalscorerFilip Ivanovski
(24 goals)
Biggest home winMetalurg 6–0 Ohrid
Biggest away winOhrid 1–7 Renova
Highest scoringTurnovo 5–4 Rabotnichki

The league title was won by FK Vardar, winning its 6th official Macedonian First League title, and first since the 2002–03 season. The team went through the season without a single defeat until Round 32, on 20 May 2012, out of 33 games played. The defeat ended their chance of being undefeated, however, concluded with only 1 loss on a very dominating season.

Promotion and relegationEdit

At the start of the 2011–12 season

Promoted from 2010–11 Second League

Relegated to 2011–12 Second League

At the end of the 2011–12 season

Promoted from 2011–12 Second League

Relegated to 2012–13 Second League

1 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 2011–12 Macedonian First League
Club Manager City Stadium Capacity
11 Oktomvri   Toni Naumovski Prilep Stadion Goce Delchev 15,000
Bregalnica   Trajche Senev Shtip Gradski stadion Shtip 4,000
Metalurg Skopje   Gjorgji Hristov Skopje Stadion Zhelezarnica 4,000
Napredok   Dragan Bocheski Kichevo Gradski stadion Kichevo 5,000
Ohrid   Gorazd Mihajlov Ohrid SRC Biljanini Izvori 3,000
Rabotnichki   Robert Pevnik Skopje Philip II Arena 36,400
Renova   Vlatko Kostov Djepchishte Gradski stadion Tetovo 15,000
Shkëndija   Qatip Osmani Tetovo Gradski stadion Tetovo 15,000
Sileks   Ane Andovski Kratovo Stadion Sileks 5,000
Teteks   Dragi Setinov Tetovo Gradski stadion Tetovo 15,000
Horizont Turnovo   Ljupcho Dimitkovski Turnovo Stadion Kukush 1,500
Vardar   Ilcho Gjorgioski Skopje Philip II Arena 36,400

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Vardar (C) 33 22 10 1 50 15 +35 76 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Metalurg 33 19 10 4 53 16 +37 67 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
3 Shkëndija 33 20 6 7 53 28 +25 66
4 Renova 33 13 13 7 56 38 +18 52
5 Bregalnica Shtip 33 12 7 14 37 35 +2 43
6 Sileks 33 13 3 17 42 51 −9 42
7 Napredok 33 12 6 15 37 51 −14 42
8 Rabotnichki 33 11 8 14 49 45 +4 41
9 Horizont Turnovo (O) 33 10 8 15 34 42 −8 38 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
10 Teteks (O) 33 8 11 14 23 48 −25 35
11 Ohrid (R) 33 6 8 19 26 62 −36 26 Relegation to the Macedonian Second League
12 11 Oktomvri (R) 33 3 7 23 26 58 −32 16
Source: MacedonianFootball.com, Soccerway
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).[2]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated
Notes:

ResultsEdit

Every team will play three times against each other team for a total of 33 matches. The first 22 matchdays will consist of a regular double round-robin schedule. The league standings at this point will then be used to determine the games for the last 11 matchdays.

Relegation playoffEdit

Teteks0–0Skopje
Report
Penalties
Georgievski  
Ristovski  
Mitrevski  
Aliu  
Velinov  
5–4 Popovski  
Jasharoski  
Argirovski  
Dimitrovski  
Galachev  
Attendance: 700
Referee: Marjan Markoski (Ohrid)

Horizont Turnovo1–0Gorno Lisiche
Milushev   31' Report
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Marjan Eckoski (Ohrid)

Season statisticsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official, FK Vardar Stays in First Division". MINA. Archived from the original on 20 June 2018. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  2. ^ "First League 2012/2013 - Season rules". Scoresway. Archived from the original on 26 February 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Macedonian First League Top Scorers". UEFA. UEFA. Archived from the original on 5 July 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2011.

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