2013–14 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The 2013–14 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, also known as BH Telecom Premier League for sponsorship reasons,[1] is the fourteenth season of the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the highest football league of Bosnia and Herzegovina, since its original establishment in 2000 and twelfth as a unified country-wide league. The season began on 27 July 2013[2] and ended on 10 May 2014, with a winter break between 2 December 2013 and 1 March 2014.[3] The official fixture schedule was released sometime in late June/early July 2013.

Premijer liga
Season2013–14
ChampionsZrinjski
3rd Premier League title
3rd Bosnian title
RelegatedRudar (P)
Leotar
Champions LeagueZrinjski
Europa LeagueŠiroki Brijeg
Sarajevo
Željezničar
Matches played144
Goals scored354 (2.46 per match)
Top goalscorerWagner Lago (18 goals)
Biggest home winOlimpic 6–0 Slavija
Široki Brijeg 6-0
Mladost (VO)
Biggest away winMladost (VO) 0–4 Željezničar
Leotar 0-4 Velež
Highest scoring7 goals
Slavija 2-5 Radnik
Velež 5-2 Radnik
Longest winning run5 matches
Željezničar
Longest unbeaten run11 matches
Željezničar
Longest winless run8 matches
Rudar (P)
Longest losing run7 matches
Leotar
Highest attendance12,000
Sarajevo 0:0 Željezničar
Lowest attendance150
Total attendance170,000
Average attendance1,214

A total of 16 teams contested the league, including 14 sides from the 2012–13 season and one promoted club from each of the two second-level leagues, Vitez from 2012–13 First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Mladost from 2012–13 First League of the Republika Srpska who replaced relegated Gradina and GOŠK.

Zrinjski were crowned national champions for the third time, while defending champions Željezničar ended up in fourth position.

Leotar and Rudar Prijedor were relegated at the end of the season, after finishing last and second from last, respectively.

TeamsEdit

A total of 16 teams contested the league, including 14 sides from the 2012–13 season and two promoted from each of the second-level league, 2012–13 First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 2012–13 First League of the Republika Srpska.

Gradina was constantly on the last spot already since round 5 and got officially relegated 5 rounds before the season finished, ending their debut season rather unsuccessfully, earning only 9 points, which is the third lowest since the league renamed to Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the year 2000. The relegation of GOŠK was confirmed only after the last round finished, ending their two year run in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The relegated teams were replaced by the champions of the two second–level leagues, Vitez from the First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Mladost from the First League of the Republika Srpska. Both teams made their debut in the Premier League.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity[4]
Borac Banja Luka Gradski Stadion, Banja Luka 13,730
Čelik Zenica Bilino Polje 15,292
Leotar Trebinje Police 8,550
Mladost Velika Obarska Gradski Stadion1 1,000
Olimpic Sarajevo Otoka 3,000
Radnik Bijeljina Gradski Stadion 6,000
Rudar Prijedor Gradski Stadion 5,000
Sarajevo Sarajevo Asim Ferhatović Hase 35,630
Slavija Istočno Sarajevo SRC Slavija 6,000
Široki Brijeg Široki Brijeg Pecara 5,628
Travnik Travnik Pirota 3,200
Velež Mostar Vrapčići 5,294
Vitez Vitez Gradski Stadion2 3,000
Zrinjski Mostar Bijeli Brijeg 20,000
Zvijezda Gradačac Banja Ilidža 5,000
Željezničar Sarajevo Grbavica 16,100

1 Mladost will play their home games on 7,5 kilometer away Gradski stadion, Bijeljina because their Gradski stadion, Velika Obarska doesn't fulfill criteria for Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2 Vitez will play their home games on 16,5 kilometer away Kamberović polje, Zenica due to their stadium not yet fulfilling criteria for Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is planned that they will play on their Gradski stadion, Vitez at the begin of October.

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
Borac   Dragan Jović   Boris Raspudić   NAAI    m:tel
Čelik   Nijaz Hukić   Kenan Horić   Joma   RM-LH
Leotar   Dragan Spaić    Zdravko Šaraba   Kappa   Elnos
Mladost   Dušan Jevrić   ?    uhlsport/Nike
Olimpic   Faik Kolar   Veldin Muharemović   NAAI   Europlakat
Radnik   Srđan Bajić   ? Bull
Rudar   Boris Gavran   Goran Kotaran   NAAI   Optima,   ArcelorMittal
Sarajevo   Dženan Uščuplić   Amer Dupovac   Haad   Visit Malaysia
Slavija   Slaviša Božičić   ?   Joma   Nova Banka
Široki Brijeg    Slaven Musa    Dalibor Šilić   Jako   Mepas
Travnik   Husnija Arapović   ?   NAAI   ADK
Velež   Nedim Jusufbegović   ?   Haad HEPOK Mostar
Vitez   Ante Miše   Dario Pranjković   Joma
Zrinjski   Branko Karačić    Igor Melher   Zeus   HT-ERONET
Zvijezda   Denis Taletović   Jasmin Moranjkić Bull
Željezničar   Hajrudin Đurbuzović   Muamer Svraka   Joma -

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Leotar   Vladimir Gaćinović Resigned 30 May 2013[5] Preseason   Dragan Spaić 9 July 2013
Rudar   Vlado Čapljić Resigned 30 May 2013[6] Preseason   Slobodan Starčević 11 June 2013[7]
Borac   Slobodan Starčević Resigned 6 June 2013 Preseason   Dragan Jović 19 June 2013[8]
Zvijezda   Milomir Odović Mutual agreement 7 June 2013 Preseason   Vladimir Gaćinović 7 June 2013[9]
Travnik   Nermin Bašić Resigned 19 June 2013 Preseason   Edin Prljača 19 June 2013[10]
Slavija   Milomir Šešlija Resigned 11 July 2013 Preseason   Dragan Radović 11 July 2013[11]
Željezničar   Amar Osim Mutual agreement 26 July 2013[12] Preseason   Hajrudin Đurbuzović
(Caretaker)
26 July 2013[13]
Zvijezda   Vladimir Gaćinović Resigned 19 August 2013[14] 16   Nermin Huseinbašić
(Caretaker)
28 August 2013[15]
Travnik   Edin Prljača Resigned 28 August 2013[16] 14   Husnija Arapović 6 September 2013[17]
Mladost   Mile Milanović Sacked 4 September 2013 12   Dušan Jevrić 4 September 2013[18]
Rudar   Slobodan Starčević Resigned 17 September 2013[19] 16   Boris Gavran 18 September 2013[20]
Velež   Ibro Rahimić Sacked 27 September 2013[21] 7   Nedim Jusufbegović 3 October 2013[22]
Olimpic   Nedim Jusufbegović Signed by Velež[23] 3 October 2013 5   Faik Kolar 3 October 2013
Zvijezda   Nermin Huseinbašić Sacked 10 October 2013 10   Denis Taletović 10 October 2013[24]
Čelik   Vlado Jagodić Mutual agreement 30 October 2013[25] 11   Nizah Hukić
(Caretaker)
30 October 2013
Slavija   Dragan Radović Sacked 31 October 2013[26] 10   Aleksandar Simić
(Caretaker)
31 October 2013
Vitez   Valentin Plavčić Mutual agreement 31 October 2013[27] 15   Ante Miše 2 November 2013[28]
Slavija   Aleksandar Simić
(Caretaker)
Mutual agreement 13 November 2013[29] 11   Slaviša Božičić 13 November 2013
Sarajevo   Husref Musemić Sacked 1 December 2013[30] 2   Robert Jarni 1 December 2013[31]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Zrinjski (C) 30 18 7 5 56 21 +35 61 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Široki Brijeg 30 17 8 5 66 23 +43 59 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 Sarajevo 30 16 10 4 45 21 +24 58 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round[a]
4 Željezničar 30 16 9 5 51 29 +22 57 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
5 Velež 30 15 9 6 42 23 +19 54
6 Borac Banja Luka 30 13 6 11 39 32 +7 45
7 Čelik 30 10 13 7 35 32 +3 43
8 Olimpic 30 10 11 9 39 30 +9 41
9 Vitez 30 10 6 14 34 39 −5 36
10 Radnik 30 10 6 14 34 50 −16 36
11 Mladost Velika Obarska 30 8 9 13 24 38 −14 33
12 Travnik 30 7 10 13 31 44 −13 31
13 Slavija[b] 30 9 7 14 27 43 −16 31
14 Zvijezda 30 9 4 17 25 49 −24 31
15 Rudar Prijedor (R) 30 5 12 13 24 39 −15 27 Relegation to Prva Liga RS
16 Leotar (R) 30 2 3 25 11 70 −59 9
Source: SportSport.ba (in Bosnian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored
For deciding champions, qualification to UEFA Europa League and relegation: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th head-to-head away goals scored; 6th goal difference; 7th goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Borac Banja Luka546511311111111112555566766
Čelik88101011101012111111101111101098888888888
Leotar161515151611151516161616161616161616161616161616161616161616
Mladost Velika Obarska11911121212131112121415131415151313131313131412121012
Olimpic124247466544545466666655577
Radnik655459978657891181091091111111010119
Rudar Prijedor71012111013161615151513151213131414141414151515151515
Sarajevo468922224332222225244434444
Slavija13119785689109910109111211121012121213111211
Široki Brijeg1232374743468656543322211333
Travnik91413131415121313131314121314141515151515141314141414
Velež273898557886777777777777655
Vitez10121414151614141414121214151212111211121010999910
Zrinjski14137663132223333654433322111
Zvijezda151616161314111010910119889810911991011131313
Željezničar311136895775464331111143222
Leader
2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
Relegation to 2014–15 Prva Liga FBiH or 2014–15 Prva Liga RS

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BOR ČEL LEO MVO OLI RAD RPR SAR SLA ŠB TRA VEL VIT ZRI ZVI ŽEL
Borac Banja Luka 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 2–2 2–3 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–1
Čelik 1–1 3–0 4–1 2–2 2–0 4–1 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 3–2 3–1 2–2
Leotar 0–5 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–0 0–4 0–2 0–4 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–3
Mladost Velika Obarska 2–3 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–4
Olimpic 1–1 0–0 4–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 0–2 6–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–3 1–4
Radnik 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–0
Rudar Prijedor 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 3–0 1–1
Sarajevo 0–3 3–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 3–2 3–2 3–0 1–2 3–1 2–1 4–0 1–0 3–0 0–0
Slavija 2–0 0–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 2–5 1–1 0–0 4–2 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–1
Široki Brijeg 3–0 2–0 3–0 6–0 0–0 4–0 3–3 2–0 1–0 5–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 6–0 3–2
Travnik 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–3 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2
Velež 3–0 0–2 3–0 0–0 1–1 5–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 4–2
Vitez 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–2 3–0 2–1 3–0 1–5 1–1 3–1 0–1
Zrinjski 2–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 5–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 3–2 5–1 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–1
Zvijezda 1–0 1–0 4–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–3 0–3 0–1
Željezničar 1–0 3–0 4–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–0 0–3 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–0
Source: SportSport.ba
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Clubs season-progressEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Borac Banja LukaDWDWWWLWWWWDLWWDLLL
ČelikDDDDLWLDDDDWDLWDDWW
LeotarLDLLDWLDLLLWLLLLLLL
Mladost Velika ObarskaDDDLLDDWLDLLWLLLWLW
OlimpicWDDWDLWLDWDWDWDWDWL
RadnikDWDWDLLWDWDLLLLWLWL
Rudar PrijedorDDLDDLLLWLLWLWLLLDD
SarajevoWDLWWWDDLWDWWDWDWLW
SlavijaLDWWDWDLLLWLDLWLLDD
Široki BrijegDWWDLWLWDDLDWWDWWWD
TravnikDLDLDLWDDDDLWLLLLLD
VeležWLWDDDWDLDDWLWDWLWL
VitezDLLLDLWDDLWLLLWWWLW
ZrinjskiLDWWDWWLWDWLDWDDWWD
ZvijezdaLLLLWLWWWDDLWWLLWLD
ŽeljezničarWWWLDLDLWDDWWDWWWWW
Updated to match(es) played on 5 August 2013. Source: SportSport.ba
W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lose

Season statisticsEdit

TransfersEdit

For the list of transfers involving Premier League clubs during 2013–14 season, please see: List of Bosnia and Herzegovina football transfers summer 2013 and List of Bosnia and Herzegovina football transfers winter 2013–14.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[32]
1   Wagner Santos Lago Široki Brijeg 18
2    Joco Stokić Borac Banja Luka 10
3   Nikola Komazec Sarajevo 9
  Marko Obradović Radnik
5   Armin Hodžić Željezničar 8
  Amer Bekić Zrinjski
6    Krešimir Kordić Široki Brijeg 7
   Dino Ćorić Široki Brijeg
  Vernes Selimović Željezničar
  Ševko Okić Velež
  Alen Dedić Čelik
   Saša Kajkut Čelik

* Italic highlights the former club, while bold the current one.

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Armin Hodžić Željezničar Leotar 4–1 25 September 2013
  Vedran Vidović Vitez Travnik 3–0 9 November 2013
  Dino Ćorić Široki Brijeg Mladost 6–0 10 November 2013

Clean sheetsEdit

See alsoEdit

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