2013–14 Macedonian First Football League

The 2013–14 Macedonian First League was the 22nd season of the Macedonian First Football League, the highest football league of Macedonia. Vardar are the defending champions after winning their seventh Macedonian championship at the end of the 2012–13 season. It began on 4 August 2013 and ended on 18 May 2014. This was the final season with 12 teams, because the Football Federation of Macedonia approved reducing the league to 10 teams. Therefore, 4 teams was directly relegated.[1]

Macedonian First League
Season2013–14
Dates4 August 2013 –
18 May 2014
ChampionsRabotnichki
4th domestic title
RelegatedGorno Lisiche
Makedonija GP
Napredok
Gostivar
Champions LeagueRabotnichki
Europa LeagueTurnovo
Metalurg
Shkëndija
Matches played198
Goals scored518 (2.62 per match)
Top goalscorerDejan Blazhevski
(19 goals)
Biggest home winVardar 6–0 Napredok
Biggest away winPelister 0–4 Renova
Gostivar 1–5 Metalurg
Renova 2–6 Rabotnichki
Highest scoringRabotnichki 5–3 Turnovo
Renova 2–6 Rabotnichki
Longest winning run7 games
Shkëndija
Longest unbeaten run13 games
Vardar
Longest winless run21 games
Napredok
Longest losing run9 games
Napredok
Gostivar

Promotion and relegationEdit

At the start of the 2013–14 season

Promoted from 2012–13 Second League

Relegated to 2013–14 Second League

At the end of the 2013–14 season

Promoted from 2013–14 Second League

Relegated to 2014–15 Second League

Participating teamsEdit

Location of teams in 2013–14 Macedonian First League
Club City Stadium Capacity
Bregalnica Shtip Gradski stadion Shtip 4,000
Euromilk Gorno Lisiche Skopje Stadion Gorno Lisiche[a] 1,500
Gostivar Gostivar Gradski stadion Gostivar 1,000
Makedonija GP Skopje Stadion Gjorche Petrov 3,000
Metalurg Skopje Stadion Zhelezarnica 3,000
Napredok Kičevo Gradski stadion Kichevo 5,000
Pelister Bitola Stadion Tumbe Kafe 8,000
Rabotnichki Skopje Philip II Arena 33,460
Renova Djepchishte Gradski stadion Tetovo 15,000
Shkëndija Tetovo Gradski stadion Tetovo 15,000
Horizont Turnovo Turnovo Stadion Kukush 1,500
Vardar Skopje Philip II Arena 33,460
  1. ^ Gorno Lisiche was played their home games on Boris Trajkovski Stadium because their Stadion Gorno Lisiche doesn't fulfill criteria for First League.

Personnel and kitsEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Bregalnica   Ali Güneş   Goran Zdravkov
Gorno Lisiče   Ljubodrag Milošević   Aleksandar Pandovski Euromilk
Gostivar   Mite Mitev   Nike
Makedonija GP   Marjan Sekulovski   Nike
Metalurg   Srgjan Zaharievski   Mile Krstev Legea Makstil
Napredok   Dragan Mateski Legea
Pelister   Dragan Bocheski   Goran Pashovski Jako Pelisterka
Rabotnichki   Igor Angelovski   Blazhe Todorovski Joma
Renova   Qatip Osmani   Izair Emini Jako Renova
Shkëndija   Shpëtim Duro   Artim Pollozhani Nike Ecolog
Turnovo   Goce Sedloski   Stojan Dimovski Jako Vitaminka
Vardar   Sergey Andreyev   Radenko Bojović Li-Ning

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rabotnichki (C) 33 18 8 7 66 35 +31 62 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Horizont Turnovo 33 18 6 9 61 33 +28 60 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
3 Metalurg 33 16 11 6 48 29 +19 59
4 Shkëndija 33 16 9 8 53 32 +21 57
5 Vardar 33 15 11 7 55 32 +23 56
6 Pelister 33 14 10 9 40 40 0 52
7 Bregalnica Shtip 33 11 11 11 34 34 0 44
8 Renova 33 10 14 9 42 46 −4 44
9 Euromilk Gorno Lisiche (R) 33 9 12 12 34 37 −3 39 Relegation to the Macedonian Second League
10 Makedonija GP (R) 33 9 5 19 40 56 −16 32
11 Napredok (R) 33 3 9 21 27 75 −48 18
12 Gostivar (R) 33 3 6 24 19 70 −51 15
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).[2]
(C) Champion; (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.

Top scorersEdit

As of 18 May 2014
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Dejan Blazhevski Turnovo 19
2   Borche Manevski Rabotnichki 17
3   Muzafer Ejupi Turnovo 15
4   Stênio Júnior Pelister & Shkëndija 13
  Krste Velkoski Rabotnichki
6   Ermedin Adem Makedonija GP 11
7   Vladimir Mojsovski Napredok 10
  Aco Stojkov Vardar
  Dimitar Vodenicharov Pelister
  Bojan Vručina Shkëndija
  • Players whose names are written in italic letters played only in the first part of the League

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Илчо Ѓорѓиоски во јуни добива четиригодишен мандат во Фудбалската федерација на Македонија". Ekipa.mk. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2013.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "First League 2013/2014 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 12 June 2017.

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