2018–19 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The 2018–19 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, known as Liga 12[1] 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.

Premijer liga
Season2018–19
Dates21 July 2018 – 25 May 2019
ChampionsSarajevo
RelegatedKrupa
GOŠK Gabela
Champions LeagueSarajevo
Europa LeagueZrinjski
Široki Brijeg
Radnik
Matches played198
Goals scored432 (2.18 per match)
Top goalscorerSulejman Krpić
(16 goals)
Best goalkeeper13 Vladan Kovačević
(16 clean sheets)
Biggest home winŠiroki Brijeg 6–0 Čelik
(5 August 2018)
Biggest away winMladost Doboj Kakanj 0–6 Sarajevo
(6 October 2018)
Highest scoringKrupa 5–2 Čelik
(13 April 2019)
Longest winning run6 matches
Sarajevo
Longest unbeaten run14 matches
Sarajevo
Longest winless run12 matches
Zvijezda 09
Longest losing run7 matches
GOŠK Gabela
Highest attendance15,500
Sarajevo 4–0 Zvijezda 09
(18 May 2019)
Lowest attendance100
Zvijezda 09 2–1 GOŠK Gabela
(11 May 2019)
Total attendance344,167
Average attendance1,738

TeamsEdit

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

Čelik GOŠK Krupa Mladost
Bilino Polje Perica-Pero Pavlović Krupa na Vrbasu MGM Farm Arena
Capacity: 15,292 Capacity: 3,000 Capacity: 3,500 Capacity: 3,000
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Radnik
Locations of the 2018–19 Premier League of BiH clubs


Sarajevo
Gradski Stadion Bijeljina Asim Ferhatović Hase
Capacity: 6,000 Capacity: 35,630
 
Sloboda Široki Brijeg
Tušanj Pecara
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

League tableEdit

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]
3 Široki Brijeg 33 13 15 5 40 23 +17 54
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
7 Čelik Zenica 33 11 10 12 30 49 −19 43
8 Sloboda Tuzla 33 10 8 15 22 31 −9 38
9 Zvijezda 09 33 9 11 13 33 45 −12 38
10 Tuzla City 33 9 9 15 32 44 −12 36
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
Source: Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Soccerway, UEFA
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)[3]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b 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.
  2. ^ 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).[2]

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.

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233
Čelik Zenica1279765567776778788988865567766657
GOŠK Gabela101211119991011111111111211111111111111111111111111121212121212
Krupa125476688881010912121212121212121212121212111111111111
Mladost Doboj Kakanj61112111212121199108887855646688888899976
Radnik Bijeljina246544756667655677777756656555565
Sarajevo852333122111111111111111111111111
Sloboda Tuzla9910957475545566566565577775677788
Široki Brijeg431212344454444444333444333333333
Tuzla City111078101010910109991010101010101010999999101010101010
Zrinjski314688833332232222222222222222222
Zvijezda 0978810111111121212121212119999899101010101010988899
Željezničar563121211223323333454333444444444
Leader
UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
Relegation to First League of FBiH/First League of RS
Updated to match(es) played on 18 May 2019. Source: BH Telecom Premier League BiH, 2018/19 Premier League BiH

ResultsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[4]
1   Sulejman Krpić Željezničar 16
2   Nemanja Bilbija Zrinjski 14
  Mersudin Ahmetović Sarajevo
4   Benjamin Tatar Sarajevo 12
  Vojo Ubiparip Tuzla City
6   Krste Velkoski Sarajevo 11
7   Haris Dilaver Čelik 10
  Irfan Hadžić Radnik Bijeljina

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The League "12" of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Liga 12 BiH)". avaz.ba. Dnevni avaz. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  2. ^ Klix.ba saznaje: Željezničar ostao bez licence i pretrpio težak finansijski udarac at Klix.ba, 27 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Premijer Liga 2018/2019 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  4. ^ 2018/19 BiH Premier League goalscorers at worldfootball.net

External linksEdit