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The 2011–12 Slovenian PrvaLiga was the 21st season of the Slovenian PrvaLiga, the top-tier football league in Slovenia. The season began on 16 July 2011 and ended on 26 May 2012, with a winter break in effect between 4 December 2011 and 2 March 2012.[2] Maribor were the defending champions, having won their ninth title the previous season.[3]

Slovenian PrvaLiga
Season2011–12
ChampionsMaribor
(10th title)
RelegatedNafta
Champions LeagueMaribor
Europa LeagueOlimpija
Mura 05
Celje (cup finalists)
Matches played180
Goals scored491 (2.73 per match)
Best PlayerDare Vršič[1]
Top goalscorerDare Vršič
(22 goals)
Best goalkeeperJasmin Handanović[1]
Biggest home winMaribor 8–0 Triglav
Biggest away winNafta 0–6 Olimpija
Highest scoringMaribor 8–0 Triglav
Longest winning run7 games
Maribor
Longest unbeaten run14 games
Maribor
Longest winless run18 games
Nafta
Longest losing run7 games
Triglav
Highest attendance12,500
Maribor 2–2 Olimpija
Lowest attendance100
Triglav 1–1 Nafta
Total attendance246,290
Average attendance1,368

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TeamsEdit

Primorje were directly relegated at the end of the 2010–11 season to the Slovenian Second League after a last-place finish. They were replaced by the 2010–11 Slovenian Second League fourth-place finishers, Mura 05, who are participating in this competition for the first time in their history. Mura 05 received and accepted an invitation to join the league after Aluminij, Interblock, and Dravinja – who finished in the top three places – all declined promotion due to financial reasons.[4]

With both Nafta and Mura 05 participating in the 2011–12 edition, Prekmurje region had two teams in the top division for the first time since the 1999–2000 season.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of teams in the 2011–12 Slovenian PrvaLiga
Club City / Town Stadium Capacity1 Kit maker
Celje Celje Arena Petrol 13,059 Joma
Domžale Domžale Sports Park 3,100 Kelme
Gorica Nova Gorica Sports Park 3,100 Joma
Koper Koper Bonifika 4,047 Lotto
Maribor Maribor Ljudski vrt 12,702 Adidas
Mura 05 Murska Sobota Fazanerija 3,782 Nike
Nafta Lendava Sports Park 2,020 Zeus
Olimpija Ljubljana Stožice 16,038 Virma
Rudar Velenje Ob Jezeru 2,341 Joma
Triglav Kranj Stanko Mlakar 2,060 Royal Sport

1Seating capacity only. Some stadiums (e.g. Mura 05, Nafta, Rudar) also have standing areas.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Maribor (C) 36 26 7 3 88 35 +53 85 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Olimpija 36 19 8 9 60 38 +22 65 2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Mura 05 36 18 5 13 52 46 +6 59
4 Koper 36 16 10 10 48 35 +13 58
5 Gorica 36 14 11 11 49 37 +12 53
6 Rudar 36 11 10 15 55 54 +1 43
7 Domžale 36 11 7 18 39 52 −13 40
8 Celje 36 9 10 17 44 56 −12 37 2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round[a]
9 Triglav Kranj 36 9 6 21 22 67 −45 33 Qualification for relegation play-offs
10 Nafta (R) 36 5 10 21 34 71 −37 25 Relegation to 2012–13 Slovenian Second League
Source: PrvaLiga website
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Celje lost to Maribor in the final of 2011–12 Slovenian Cup competition; since Maribor have qualified for the Champions League, Celje will enter the first qualifying round of UEFA Europa League.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536
Maribor322111111111111111111111111111111111
Olimpija1095533232222232322223222222222222222
Mura 05534899986666656786554434443454334443
Koper88101010101099101010998878876766555545543334
Gorica679644344443323233332343334333455555
Rudar946366655334444555445555666666666666
Domžale211222423555575444688678877777788877
Celje153455778977767667767887788888877788
Triglav Kranj469978567799101010101010101010101010101010101010101010999
Nafta710778781010888889999999999999999999101010
Leader
2nd place
3rd place
Source: PrvaLiga (in Slovene)

Relegation play-offsEdit

The 9th placed team played a two-legged relegation play-off against the runners-up of 2011–12 Slovenian Second League. Although Triglav lost the two-legged play-off against Dob, they retained their place in the PrvaLiga as Dob were declined promotion due to financial reasons.

First LegEdit

Second LegEdit

ResultsEdit

Every team plays four times against their opponents, twice at home and twice on the road, for a total of 36 matches.

StatisticsEdit

Average attendanceEdit

Rank Club Total attendance Matches played Average
1 Maribor 68,400 18 3,800
2 Mura 05 51,800 18 2,878
3 Olimpija Ljubljana 33,050 18 1,836
4 Nafta Lendava 18,000 18 1,000
5 Rudar Velenje 17,550 18 975
6 Koper 16,800 18 933
7 Celje 12,950 18 719
8 Domžale 10,150 18 564
9 Triglav 9,850 18 547
10 Gorica 7,740 18 430

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "PrvaLiga Archives". Association of 1. SNL official website. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
Specific
  1. ^ a b 2011–12
  2. ^ "1. SLOVENSKA NOGOMETNA LIGA 11/12 – Razpored in rezultati". Football Association of Slovenia. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  3. ^ Večer (21 May 2011). "Nogometaši Maribora devetič državni prvaki" (in Slovenian). VECER.com. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  4. ^ Smiljan Kuhar (1 June 2011). "Muri se odpirajo vrata v Prvo ligo!" (in Slovenian). SobotaInfo.com. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  5. ^ Slovenian PrvaLiga

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