2017–18 Serbian First League

The Serbian First League (Serbian: Prva Liga Srbija) is the second-highest football league in Serbia. The league is operated by the Serbian FA. 16 teams compete in the league for the 2017–18 season. Two teams will be promoted to the Serbian SuperLiga. Four teams will be relegated to the Serbian League, the third-highest division overall in the Serbian football league system. Bratstvo Prigrevica, the winner of 2016–17 Serbian League Vojvodina decided to forfeit its promotion, as did the second-placed Omladinac Novi Banovci. As a consequence, third-placed TSC Bačka Topola took the vacant place.[1] The season begun in August 2017 and will end in May 2018.

Serbian First League
Season2017–18
ChampionsProleter
PromotedProleter, Dinamo
RelegatedRadnički Pirot, Temnić 1924, ČSK, Jagodina
Matches played240
Goals scored551 (2.3 per match)
Top goalscorerZakaria Suraka (Dinamo),
17 goals
Biggest home winTSC 7–0 Temnić (31 May 2018)
Biggest away winJagodina 0–3 Radnički 1923 (9 September 2017)
Radnički 0–3 Metalac (1 October 2017)
Bežanija 0–3 Teleoptik (25 November 2017)
ČSK Pivara 0–3 Sinđelić(10 March 2018)
Sinđelić 0–3 Proleter (6 May 2018)
Radnički 1923 0–3 Dinamo (31 May 2018)
Sloboda 0–3 Radnički Pirot(31 May 2018)
Highest scoringRadnički 3–5 Dinamo (16 September 2017)

Team changesEdit

The following teams have changed division since the 2016–17 season.

To First LeagueEdit

Promoted from Serbian League

Relegated from Serbian SuperLiga

From First LeagueEdit

Relegated to Serbian League

Promoted to Serbian SuperLiga

2017–18 teamsEdit

Location of teams in the 2017–18 Serbian First league
Team City Stadium Capacity Kit manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
Bežanija Belgrade Stadion Bežanije 4,000 Sportika
Budućnost Dobanovci Belgrade Stadion FK Budućnost 1,000 Legea
ČSK Čelarevo Čelarevo Stadion Pivare 3,000 NAAI
Dinamo Vranje Vranje Yumco Stadion 4,000 Nike Inc.
Inđija Inđija Stadion FK Inđija 4,500 Jako ZUTI Market
Jagodina Jagodina Gradski Stadion 15,000 Legea
Metalac G. M. Gornji Milanovac Stadion FK Metalac 4,400 Image Sport Metalac
Novi Pazar Novi Pazar Gradski Stadion 13,000 Givova
Proleter Novi Sad Novi Sad Stadion Slana Bara 2,000 Umbro
Radnički Kragujevac Kragujevac Čika Dača 15,100 NAAI Grad Kragujevac
Radnički Pirot Pirot Stadion Dragan Nikolić 13,816 Asics Tigar Pirot
Sinđelić Beograd Belgrade Stadion FK Sinđelić 1,500 NAAI AMS Osiguranje
Sloboda Užice Užice Gradski Stadion 12,000 NAAI UNITRAG
Teleoptik Zemun SC Partizan-Teleoptik 5,000 Adidas
TSC Bačka Topola Bačka Topola Gradski Stadion 5,000 Adidas SAT-TRAKT Communications
Temnić Varvarin Mičetov Stadion (Kruševac) 1,500 M-Sport MAK 037 Trade d.o.o.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Proleter Novi Sad (C, P) 30 20 5 5 63 25 +38 65 Promotion to the Serbian SuperLiga
2 Dinamo Vranje (P) 30 20 3 7 47 24 +23 63
3 Metalac G.M. 30 17 6 7 43 21 +22 57
4 TSC 30 15 9 6 49 22 +27 54
5 Inđija 30 12 9 9 30 25 +5 45
6 Sinđelić Beograd 30 13 6 11 31 32 −1 45
7 Bežanija 30 11 11 8 35 32 +3 44
8 Teleoptik 30 10 10 10 39 32 +7 40
9 Novi Pazar 30 9 13 8 28 33 −5 40
10 Budućnost Dobanovci 30 9 11 10 33 33 0 38
11 Radnički 1923 30 10 6 14 32 39 −7 36
12 Sloboda Užice 30 9 7 14 23 35 −12 34
13 Radnički Pirot (R) 30 8 7 15 28 39 −11 31 Relegation to the Serbian League
14 Temnić 1924 (R) 30 6 8 16 24 47 −23 26
15 ČSK (R) 30 4 10 16 30 53 −23 22
16 Jagodina[a] (R) 30 3 7 20 16 59 −43 10
Source: Football Association of Serbia (in Serbian)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Due to not paying agreed transfer fee Jagodina received 6 points deduction.[2]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BEŽ BDO ČSK DVR INĐ JAG MET NPZ PNS RDK RPI SIN SUŽ TLO TEM TSC
Bežanija 2–0 3–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 4–0 0–3 0–0 2–1
Budućnost Dobanovci 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 4–0 0–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1
FK ČSK Pivara 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 5–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–0 2–1 0–3 3–1 3–2 2–2 0–3
Dinamo Vranje 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1
Inđija 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1
Jagodina 1–2 1–1 3–2 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–1 2–2 0–3 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 0–1
Metalac G.M. 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–3 2–0 1–1
Novi Pazar 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–1 4–3 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–0
Proleter Novi Sad 3–2 3–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 6–0 2–3 5–0 2–0 5–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–2
Radnički 1923 1–1 0–2 1–0 0–3 1–0 5–0 0–1 2–0 1–3 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 4–2 2–2
Radnički Pirot 0–2 0–0 2–0 3–5 0–0 3–1 0–3 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–2
Sinđelić Beograd 2–2 1–0 2–1 1–3 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–3 3–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–0
Sloboda Užice 0–0 0–2 5–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–3 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–3
Teleoptik 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–2 0–0 4–0 2–2 2–1 4–0 3–0 0–0 2–0
Temnić 1924 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 4–2 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–3 0–2
TSC Bačka Topola 4–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–2 3–0 3–0 7–0
Source: Prva liga
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Including matches played on 31 May 2018; Source: Prva liga official website

Pos Scorer Team Goals
1   Zakaria Suraka Dinamo 17
2   Milan Mirosavljev Proleter 16
3   Slađan Nikodijević Inđija 13
4   Slobodan Novaković Proleter 12
5   Željko Dimitrov Radnički Pirot 11

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Zakaria Suraka Dinamo Sinđelić 4:1 13 November 2017

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ФУДБАЛ Ванредни Број 6 Archived 2017-10-27 at the Wayback Machine at Football Association of Serbia official website, 30-6-2017 (in Serbian)
  2. ^ Jagodina "u minusu" zbog transfera Pešića at mondo.rs, 25-5-2018 (in Serbian)

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