2016–17 Montenegrin First League

The 2016–17 Montenegrin First League (known as 1. CFL 2016–17) was the eleventh season of the top-tier football in Montenegro. Mladost Podgorica are the defending champions. The season began on 6 August 2016 and ended on 27 May 2017; the relegation play-offs will follow.

Montenegrin First League
Season2016–17
Dates6 August 2016 – 27 May 2017
ChampionsBudućnost
3rd title
RelegatedBokelj
Lovćen
Jedinstvo
Champions LeagueBudućnost
Europa LeagueZeta
Mladost
Sutjeska
Matches played192
Goals scored381 (1.98 per match)
Top goalscorerZoran Petrović (14 goals)
Biggest home winLovćen 6–0 Petrovac
(30 April 2017)
Biggest away winDečić 1–4 Petrovac
(6 August 2016)
Jedinstvo 1–4 Rudar
(10 May 2017)
0–3 (8 matches)
Highest scoringMladost 7–2 Lovćen
(27 May 2017)

Format of competitionEdit

Locations of the 2016–17 Montenegrin First League teams

A total of 12 teams will participate in this edition of the First Montenegrin League. Mornar was relegated to 2016–17 Montenegrin Second League. They were replaced with FK Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje.

This is the last season of Prva CFL with 12 participants. From the 2017–18 season, there will be 10 clubs in the top-tier rank of Montenegro. At the end of the 2016–17 season, the three worst-placed teams in the league will be directly relegated to the Second Montenegrin League. Additionally, the 8th and 9th-placed teams will take part in play-offs against the 2nd and 3rd-placed teams from the Second League.

Teams and stadiumsEdit

From the first time in history, championship title from the previous season will defend FK Mladost Podgorica.
Among 12 members which are participating in Montenegrin First League 2016–17, there are 11 members from the previous season – FK Bokelj, FK Budućnost, FK Dečić, OFK Grbalj, FK Iskra, FK Lovćen, FK Mladost, OFK Petrovac, FK Rudar, FK Sutjeska and FK Zeta. New member is FK Jedinstvo, which played their last games in the First League during the 2012–13 season.
The only town which had more than one member of the First League is Podgorica, with its teams Budućnost and Mladost. Except that, two other clubs are from the cities of Podgorica Capital territory – Zeta from Golubovci and Dečić from Tuzi. There are two clubs from the territory of Municipality of Kotor – Bokelj from Kotor and Grbalj from Radanovići.
First time since foundation of the First Montenegrin League, at the start of the season, managers of all clubs were from Montenegro.

Team City Stadium Capacity Coach
Bokelj Kotor Stadion pod Vrmcem 5,000   Milorad Malovrazić
Budućnost Podgorica Stadion pod Goricom 15,230   Miodrag Vukotić
Dečić Tuzi Stadion Tuško Polje 3,000   Edis Mulalić
Grbalj Radanovići Stadion Donja Sutvara 1,500   Dragoljub Đuretić
Iskra Danilovgrad Stadion Braće Velašević 2,500   Mirsad Omerhodžić
Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje Gradski stadion 5,000   Goran Jovanović
Lovćen Cetinje Stadion Obilića Poljana 2,000   Dragi Kanatlarovski
Mladost Podgorica Camp FSCG 2,000   Dejan Vukićević
Petrovac Petrovac Stadion pod Malim brdom 1,630   Aleksandar Nedović
Rudar Pljevlja Stadion pod Golubinjom 5,140   Dragan Radojičić
Sutjeska Nikšić Stadion kraj Bistrice 5,214   Nikola Rakojević
Zeta Golubovci Stadion Trešnjica 4,000   Dušan Vlaisavljević

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Budućnost (C) 33 17 6 10 52 28 +24 57[a] Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Zeta[b] 33 19 6 8 38 17 +21 57[a] Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[c]
3 Mladost 33 16 9 8 46 22 +24 57[a]
4 Sutjeska 33 15 10 8 43 25 +18 55
5 Dečić 33 14 8 11 27 32 −5 50
6 Iskra 33 14 7 12 29 32 −3 49
7 Grbalj 33 11 13 9 28 25 +3 46
8 Rudar (O) 33 11 9 13 35 31 +4 42 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
9 Petrovac (O) 33 11 6 16 30 50 −20 39
10 Bokelj (R) 33 8 12 13 28 34 −6 36 Relegation to the Second League
11 Lovćen[d] (R) 33 10 7 16 25 36 −11 34
12 Jedinstvo (R) 33 3 5 25 20 69 −49 14
Source: Football Association of Montenegro (in Montenegrin), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored; 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Draw.[4]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head points: Budućnost 10 pts, Zeta 8 pts, Mladost 7 pts.
  2. ^ Zeta were deducted a total of six points for two separate disciplinary breaches.[1][2][3]
  3. ^ Sutjeska qualified for Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2016–17 Montenegrin Cup.
  4. ^ Lovćen were deducted three points.[citation needed]

ResultsEdit

The schedule consists of three rounds. During the first two rounds, each team played each other once home-and-away for a total of 22 games. The pairings of the third round were then set according to the standings after the first two rounds, giving every team a third game against each opponent for a total of 33 games per team.

First and second roundEdit

Home \ Away BOK BUD DEČ GRB ISK JED LOV MLA PET RUD SUT ZET
Bokelj 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–2 0–1
Budućnost 3–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 5–0 1–0 5–0 0–2 4–2 1–0
Dečić 1–3 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–4 2–1 1–0 2–0
Grbalj 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–0
Iskra 1–0 0–3 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–3 1–0 1–0 0–3 0–2
Jedinstvo 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–3
Lovćen 2–0 0–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–1
Mladost 3–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 5–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–0
Petrovac 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–2 0–3 1–1
Rudar 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 5–0 1–1 0–1 3–2 1–0 1–1
Sutjeska 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–0
Zeta 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–0
Source: Football Association of Montenegro (in Montenegrin)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Third roundEdit

Key numbers for pairing determination (number marks position after 22 games):

Rounds
23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31st 32nd 33rd
1 – 12
2 – 11
3 – 10
4 – 9
5 – 8
6 – 7
1 – 2
8 – 6
9 – 5
10 – 4
11 – 3
12 – 7
2 – 12
3 – 1
4 – 11
5 – 10
6 – 9
7 – 8
1 – 4
2 – 3
9 – 7
10 – 6
11 – 5
12 – 8
3 – 12
4 – 2
5 – 1
6 – 11
7 – 10
8 – 9
1 – 6
2 – 5
3 – 4
10 – 8
11 – 7
12 – 9
4 – 12
5 – 3
6 – 2
7 – 1
8 – 11
9 – 10
1 – 8
2 – 7
3 – 6
4 – 5
11 – 9
12 – 10
5 – 12
6 – 4
7 – 3
8 – 2
9 – 1
10 – 11
1 – 10
2 – 9
3 – 8
4 – 7
5 – 6
12 – 11
6 – 12
7 – 5
8 – 4
9 – 3
10 – 2
11 – 1
Home \ Away BOK BUD DEČ GRB ISK JED LOV MLA PET RUD SUT ZET
Bokelj 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
Budućnost 2–2 2–0 0–2 4–1 0–3[a] 3–2
Dečić 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0
Grbalj 0–1 2–3 1–0 0–3 0–0 1–0
Iskra 0–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 1–0
Jedinstvo 1–3 0–2 0–1 3–1 1–4
Lovćen 1–0 0–0 6–0 0–2 0–3
Mladost 1–2 6–2 7–2 2–0 1–3 0–1
Petrovac 1–3 1–0 3–1 0–1 3–1
Rudar 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–1
Sutjeska 1–1 1–0 0–0 4–0 2–0 1–2
Zeta 1–0 1–0 3–0 0–1 3–0 1–0
Source: Football Association of Montenegro (in Montenegrin)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.
  1. ^ Match awarded 3–0 to Mladost Podgorica due to match abandonment caused by crowd violence; the match was abandoned with the score Budućnost Podgorica 0–1 Mladost Podgorica.[5]

Relegation play-offsEdit

The eighth and ninth-placed teams in this season's league, Rudar and Petrovac respectively, will each pair off against the runners-up and third-placed team from the 2016–17 Montenegrin Second League in the relegation play-offs, to be played over two legs. The draw was made on 29 May 2017.[6] The two winners will play in next season's top-flight.

SummaryEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Petrovac 5–1 Ibar 4–0 1–1
Otrant-Olympic 1–3 Rudar 1–0 0–3

MatchesEdit

Petrovac4–0Ibar
  • Vučinić   37' (pen.)
  • Kacić   45+3' (pen.), 61'
  • Pepić   64'
Report
Attendance: 400
Referee: Miloš Novović
Ibar1–1Petrovac
  • Pepić   65'
Report
  • Suzuki   76'
Stadion Bandžovo Brdo, Rožaje
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Jovan Kaluđerović

Petrovac won 5–1 on aggregate.


Otrant-Olympic1–0Rudar
  • Tachibana   14'
Report
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Jovan Kaluđerović
Rudar3–0Otrant-Olympic
Report
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Miloš Novović

Rudar won 3–1 on aggregate.

Top scorersEdit

As of 26 May 2017[7]
Rank Scorer Club Goals
1   Zoran Petrović Mladost 14
2   Goran Vujović Budućnost 12
3   Bojan Božović Sutjeska 11
4   Radomir Đalović Budućnost 10
  Vule Vujačić Dečić
6   Admir Adrović Mladost 9
  Marko Đurović Lovćen
  Rodoljub Paunović Iskra
9   Igor Ivanović Sutjeska 8
  Milivoje Raičević Budućnost

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Zeti oduzeta tri boda zbog Raja Božovića" [Zeta seized three points because of Raja Bozovic]. Vijesti. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Saopštenje Disciplinske komisije – 30.08.0216" [Communication Disciplinary Committee – 30.08.0216.]. Football Association of Montenegro (in Montenegrin). 30 August 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Saopštenje Disciplinske komisije – 19.04.2017" [The release of the Disciplinary Commission - 19.04.2017.]. Football Association of Montenegro (in Montenegrin). 19 April 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  4. ^ "First League 2016/2017 - Rules". Scoresway. Archived from the original on 4 March 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Saopštenje Disciplinske komisije – 26.05.2017" [The release of the Disciplinary Commission - 26.05.2017.]. Football Association of Montenegro (in Montenegrin). 26 May 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Telekom 1. CFL: Utvrđen raspored baraža" [Telecom first CFL: set order of the play-off]. Football Association of Montenegro (in Montenegrin). 29 May 2017. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Players - First League - Montenegro". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 May 2017.

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