2018–19 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina
The 2018–19 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, known as Liga 12 and also known as BH Telecom Premier League for sponsorship reasons, was the nineteenth season of the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the highest football league of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The season began on 21 July 2018 and concluded on 25 May 2019, with a winter break between early December 2018 and late February 2019.
|Dates||21 July 2018 – 25 May 2019|
|Europa League||Zrinjski |
|Goals scored||432 (2.18 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Sulejman Krpić |
|Best goalkeeper||13 Vladan Kovačević|
(16 clean sheets)
|Biggest home win||Široki Brijeg 6–0 Čelik|
(5 August 2018)
|Biggest away win||Mladost Doboj Kakanj 0–6 Sarajevo|
(6 October 2018)
|Highest scoring||Krupa 5–2 Čelik|
(13 April 2019)
|Longest winning run||6 matches|
|Longest unbeaten run||14 matches|
|Longest winless run||12 matches|
|Longest losing run||7 matches |
Sarajevo 4–0 Zvijezda 09
(18 May 2019)
Zvijezda 09 2–1 GOŠK Gabela
(11 May 2019)
A total of 12 teams contested in the league, including 10 sides from the 2017–18 season and two promoted from each of the second-level league.
Stadiums and locationsEdit
|Bilino Polje||Perica-Pero Pavlović||Krupa na Vrbasu||MGM Farm Arena|
|Capacity: 15,292||Capacity: 3,000||Capacity: 3,500||Capacity: 3,000|
|Gradski Stadion Bijeljina||Asim Ferhatović Hase|
|Capacity: 6,000||Capacity: 35,630|
|Capacity: 7,200||Capacity: 7,000|
|Tuzla City||Zrinjski||Zvijezda 09||Željezničar|
|Tušanj||Stadion pod Bijelim Brijegom||Ugljevik City Stadium||Grbavica|
|Capacity: 7,200||Capacity: 9,000||Capacity: 5,000||Capacity: 13,785|
Personnel and kitsEdit
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Team||Head coach||Captain||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|Čelik||Cihat Arslan||Fenan Salčinović||Hummel||WWin|
|GOŠK||Stanko Mršić||Dalibor Kozić||No1||Cemex|
|Krupa||Slobodan Starčević||Slobodan Milanović||No1||EKO-EURO TIM|
|Mladost Doboj Kakanj||Elvedin Beganović (caretaker)||Aladin Isaković||Joma||HeidelbergCement|
|Radnik||Mladen Žižović||Velibor Đurić||Joma||—|
|Sarajevo||Husref Musemić||Krste Velkoski||Nike||Turkish Airlines|
|Sloboda||Zlatan Nalić||Perica Ivetić||NAAI||WWin|
|Široki Brijeg||Goce Sedloski||Josip Barišić||Legea||FEAL|
|Tuzla City||Mirza Varešanović||Ivan Kostić||No1||—|
|Zrinjski||Blaž Slišković||Pero Stojkić||Macron||PPD|
|Zvijezda 09||Milenko Bošnjaković||Filip Erić||Hummel||—|
|Željezničar||Amar Osim||Sulejman Krpić||Umbro||—|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Sarajevo (C)||33||21||7||5||68||20||+48||70||Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round|
|2||Zrinjski Mostar||33||19||8||6||46||22||+24||65||Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]|
|4||Željezničar||33||14||8||11||43||32||+11||50||Ineligible for 2019–20 European competitions[b]|
|5||Radnik Bijeljina||33||10||14||9||29||25||+4||44||Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]|
|6||Mladost Doboj Kakanj||33||12||7||14||36||45||−9||43|
|11||Krupa (R)||33||8||9||16||40||48||−8||33||Relegation to the Prva Liga RS|
|12||GOŠK Gabela (R)||33||5||8||20||23||54||−31||23||Relegation to the Prva Liga FBiH|
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 (only if two teams); 7) Head-to-head goals scored; 8) Goal difference; 9) Play-off. (Criteria 2 and 3 are not used to decide champion, UEFA competition qualification, or relegation)
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
- Since the winners of the 2018–19 Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup, Sarajevo, qualified for European competition based on league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners (Europa League first qualifying round) was passed to the fourth-placed team.
- As 4th placed Željezničar Sarajevo failed to get the UEFA license for the competition due to financial problems, Radnik Bijeljina was awarded the place as the next best placed team (5th place).
Positions by tableEdit
The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards.
|UEFA Europa League First qualifying round|
|Relegation to First League of FBiH/First League of RS|
|Vojo Ubiparip||Tuzla City|
|Irfan Hadžić||Radnik Bijeljina|
- "The League "12" of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Liga 12 BiH)". avaz.ba. Dnevni avaz. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
- Klix.ba saznaje: Željezničar ostao bez licence i pretrpio težak finansijski udarac at Klix.ba, 27 May 2019.
- "Premijer Liga 2018/2019 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
- 2018/19 BiH Premier League goalscorers at worldfootball.net