2014–15 Slovenian Third League

The season began on 23 August 2014 and ended on 7 June 2015.

Slovenian Third League
Season2014–15
Champions
Promoted
Relegated
Matches played669
Goals scored2,273 (3.4 per match)
Biggest home winZagorje 9–0 Kočevje
Biggest away winBritof 0–9 Zagorje
Highest scoringMons Claudius 1–9 Maribor B

Format and rulesEdit

For the 2014–15, the Slovenian Third League, 3. SNL, was divided into four regional groups with a total of 52 participating clubs. Three groups (i.e. North, Center, East) were composed of 14 clubs, while the West group only had 10 clubs that participated in the competition. The winners of the regular season in each group played a promotional two-legged play-offs to decide which two teams would be promoted to the Slovenian Second League. Reserve teams of the top division sides were ineligible to promote to the second division, due to the rules of the Football Association of Slovenia, which stipulate that one club's main squad and their reserve team must be at least two leagues apart in the country's football pyramid.

The number of relegated teams from each group was determined by the number of regional MNZ's from which the clubs in all four groups are a part of.

  • MNZ Celje (North)
  • MNZ Maribor (North)
  • MNZ Ptuj (North)
  • MNZG-Kranj (Centre)
  • MNZ Ljubljana (Centre)
  • MNZ Lendava (East)
  • MNZ Murska Sobota (East)
  • MNZ Koper (West)
  • MNZ Nova Gorica (West)

This meant that three teams from 3. SNL North were relegated at the end of the season and replaced by the winners of the fourth tier competitions held separately in MNZ Celje, MNZ Maribor and MNZ Ptuj. The number of relegated teams from 3. SNL Centre and 3. SNL East was two, while only the bottom team was relegated from the 3. SNL West as MNZ Koper and MNZ Nova Gorica managed a combined fourth tier competition.

3. SNL CentreEdit

ClubsEdit

Club Location Stadium 2013–14 position
Bled Bled Bled Sports Centre 3rd, Carniolan
Britof Britof NK Britof Stadium 2nd, Carniolan
Ilirija Ljubljana Ilirija Sports Park 2nd, Ljubljana
Ivančna Gorica Ivančna Gorica Ivančna Gorica Stadium 4th
Jezero Medvode Ob Sori Stadium 12th
Kolpa Podzemelj Podzemelj Sports Park 3rd, Ljubljana
Kočevje Kočevje Gaj Stadium 5th, Ljubljana
Komenda Komenda Komenda Hipodrom 1st, Ljubljana
Lesce Lesce Na Žagi Stadium 1st, Carniolan
Radomlje B Radomlje Radomlje Sports Park 4th, Ljubljana
Rudar Trbovlje Rudar Stadium 6th
Sava Kranj Stražišče Sports Park 13th
Zagorje Zagorje ob Savi Zagorje City Stadium 3rd
Zarica Kranj Zarica Sports Park 2nd

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Zarica Kranj (Q, P) 26 19 6 1 67 14 +53 63 Qualification to Play-offs
2 Ilirija 26 17 5 4 60 21 +39 56
3 Ivančna Gorica 26 15 8 3 48 16 +32 53
4 Zagorje 26 15 6 5 77 28 +49 51
5 Radomlje B (R) 26 10 7 9 42 29 +13 37 Relegation to MNZ Ljubljana[a]
6 Sava Kranj 26 10 6 10 36 36 0 36
7 Rudar Trbovlje 26 9 6 11 24 40 −16 33
8 Bled 26 10 1 15 27 45 −18 31
9 Jezero Medvode 26 7 9 10 32 40 −8 30
10 Kolpa 26 9 3 14 26 43 −17 30
11 Lesce 26 6 6 14 28 42 −14 24
12 Komenda 26 7 3 16 29 55 −26 24
13 Kočevje (R) 26 5 7 14 21 52 −31 22 Relegation to MNZ Ljubljana
14 Britof (R) 26 5 3 18 25 81 −56 18 Relegation to MNZG-Kranj
Source: MNZG-Kranj (in Slovene)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) points in head-to-head matches; 3) goal difference in head-to-head matches; 4) goals scored in head-to-head matches; 5) total goal difference; 6) total goals scored
(P) Promoted; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Radomlje B were relegated because their main squad, Radomlje, were relegated from the top division to the second division.

3. SNL EastEdit

ClubsEdit

Club Location Stadium 2013–14 position
Bakovci Bakovci ŠRC Bakovci 3rd, Murska Sobota
Beltinci Beltinci Beltinci Sports Park 5th
Bistrica Srednja Bistrica NK Bistrica Stadium 2nd, Lendava
Čarda Martjanci ŠRC Martjanci 14th
Črenšovci Črenšovci Črenšovci Sports Park 1st, Lendava
Grad Grad Igrišče Pod gradom 12th
Ljutomer Ljutomer Ljutomer Sports Park 8th
Mura Murska Sobota Fazanerija 2nd, Murska Sobota
Nafta 1903 Lendava Lendava Sports Park 7th
Odranci Odranci ŠRC Odranci 3rd
Rakičan Rakičan Grajski Park Stadium 4th
Serdica Serdica Serdica Stadium 1st, Murska Sobota
Tromejnik Kuzma Kuzma Football Stadium 10th
Turnišče Turnišče Turnišče Stadium 3rd, Lendava

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Odranci (Q) 26 19 3 4 75 30 +45 60 Qualification to Play-offs
2 Beltinci 26 17 4 5 84 30 +54 55
3 Grad 26 14 6 6 60 36 +24 48
4 Mura 26 15 3 8 54 28 +26 48
5 Ljutomer 26 14 4 8 49 35 +14 46
6 Tromejnik 26 14 4 8 46 36 +10 46
7 Turnišče 26 14 2 10 54 45 +9 44
8 Rakičan 26 12 7 7 51 36 +15 43
9 Nafta 1903 26 10 8 8 40 43 −3 38
10 Čarda 26 8 5 13 35 49 −14 29
11 Črenšovci 26 4 7 15 32 58 −26 19
12 Bakovci 26 4 3 19 18 73 −55 15
13 Bistrica (R) 26 3 5 18 39 75 −36 14 Relegation to MNZ Lendava
14 Serdica (R) 26 1 5 20 17 80 −63 8 Relegation to MNZ Murska Sobota
Source: MNZ Murska Sobota (in Slovene)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) points in head-to-head matches; 3) goal difference in head-to-head matches; 4) goals scored in head-to-head matches; 5) total goal difference; 6) total goals scored
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated

3. SNL NorthEdit

ClubsEdit

Club Location Stadium 2013–14 position
Bistrica Slovenska Bistrica Slovenska Bistrica Sports Park 13th
Drava Ptuj Ptuj City Stadium 2nd
Dravograd Dravograd Dravograd Sports Centre 2nd, Styrian
Fužinar Ravne na Koroškem City Stadium 1st, Styrian
Korotan Prevalje Stadion na Prevaljah 1st, MNZ Maribor
Lenart Lenart ŠRC Polena 3rd, Styrian
Malečnik Malečnik Berl Sports Centre 9th
Maribor B Maribor Tabor Sports Park N/A1
Mons Claudius Rogatec Rogatec Sports Centre 5th, Styrian
Podvinci Podvinci Podvinci Stadium 3rd, Ptuj
Radlje Radlje ob Dravi Radlje ob Dravi Stadium 4th, Styrian
Šampion Celje Olimp 9th, 2. SNL
Šentjur Šentjur Šentjur Sports Park 11th
Šmarje Šmarje pri Jelšah Sports Park 6th

1 Stojnci and Videm declined promotion.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Maribor B 26 22 1 3 80 25 +55 67 Ineligible for promotion[a]
2 Drava Ptuj (Q, P) 26 19 4 3 82 29 +53 61 Qualification to Play-offs
3 Podvinci 26 13 4 9 49 35 +14 43
4 Dravograd 26 12 6 8 56 42 +14 42
5 Šmarje pri Jelšah 26 12 4 10 45 36 +9 40
6 Fužinar 26 10 10 6 39 35 +4 40
7 Šampion 26 12 2 12 66 49 +17 38
8 Mons Claudius 26 12 2 12 37 61 −24 38
9 Radlje 26 10 5 11 50 44 +6 35
10 Lenart 26 11 0 15 41 50 −9 33
11 Šentjur (R) 26 9 4 13 39 59 −20 31 Relegation to MNZ Celje[b]
12 Korotan Prevalje (R) 26 9 2 15 42 50 −8 29 Relegation to MNZ Maribor
13 Bistrica (R) 26 4 1 21 22 71 −49 13 Relegation to MNZ Ptuj
14 Malečnik (R) 26 4 1 21 28 90 −62 13 Relegation to MNZ Maribor
Source: MNZ Maribor (in Slovene)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) points in head-to-head matches; 3) goal difference in head-to-head matches; 4) goals scored in head-to-head matches; 5) total goal difference; 6) total goals scored
(P) Promoted; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Maribor B are ineligible for promotion because their main squad, Maribor, plays in the top division.
  2. ^ Šentjur are relegated because Šmartno 1928 and Dravinja finished as the bottom-placed teams during the 2014–15 Slovenian Second League and will both be relegated to the 3. SNL North.

3. SNL WestEdit

ClubsEdit

Club Location Stadium 2013–14 position
Adria Miren Pri Štantu Stadium 11th
Ajdovščina Škou Ajdovščina Ajdovščina Stadium 10th
Bilje Bilje Stadion V dolinci 1st, Littoral
Brda Dobrovo Vipolže Stadium 8th
Cerknica Cerknica Koleno Stadium 3rd, Littoral
Ilirska Bistrica Ilirska Bistrica Trnovo Sports Centre 4th, Littoral
Izola Izola Izola City Stadium 5th
Jadran Dekani Dekani Sports Park 7th
Portorož Piran Piran Pod Obzidjem Stadium 2nd, Littoral
Tabor Sežana Rajko Štolfa Stadium 9th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Ajdovščina Škou (Q) 25 17 6 2 63 24 +39 57 Qualification to Play-offs
2 Izola 25 16 6 3 73 30 +43 54
3 Brda 25 12 7 6 46 36 +10 43
4 Bilje 25 13 4 8 46 31 +15 43
5 Jadran Dekani 25 9 7 9 43 43 0 34
6 Tabor Sežana 25 7 9 9 44 46 −2 30
7 Ilirska Bistrica 25 5 8 12 32 58 −26 23
8 Adria 25 6 2 17 18 47 −29 20
9 Cerknica 25 5 4 16 21 50 −29 19
10 Portorož Piran (R) 9 0 1 8 4 25 −21 1 Relegation to MNZ Koper[a]
Source: MNZ Nova Gorica (in Slovene)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) points in head-to-head matches; 3) goal difference in head-to-head matches; 4) goals scored in head-to-head matches; 5) total goal difference; 6) total goals scored
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Portorož Piran withdrew from the competition after 14 rounds, due to financial reasons. Results of the first third of the competition (rounds 1–9) were recognized.

Play-offsEdit

First legEdit

13 June 2015 Ajdovščina Škou 1–1 Zarica Kranj Ajdovščina, Slovenia
18:00 CET Lazarević   79' Report (in Slovene) Šujica   9' Stadium: Ajdovščina Stadium
Attendance: 800
Referee: Asmir Sagrković
13 June 2015 Drava Ptuj 2–0 Odranci Ptuj, Slovenia
18:00 CET
  • Tisaj   11'
  • Šalamun   78'
Report (in Slovene) Stadium: Ptuj City Stadium
Attendance: 700
Referee: Dragoslav Perić

Second legEdit

17 June 2015 Zarica Kranj 3–1
(4–2 agg.)
Ajdovščina Škou Kranj, Slovenia
17:00 CET
  • Božičić   5'
  • Peternel   70'
  • Robnik   76'
Report (in Slovene) Kadrija   65' Stadium: Zarica Sports Park
Attendance: 700
Referee: Mitja Žganec
17 June 2015 Odranci 2–1
(2–3 agg.)
Drava Ptuj Odranci, Slovenia
17:00 CET Gostan   10'44' Report (in Slovene) Tomažič Šeruga   89' Stadium: ŠRC Odranci
Attendance: 750
Referee: Tadej Mežnar

Zarica Kranj and Drava Ptuj were promoted to the 2015–16 Slovenian Second League.

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