2019–20 First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The 2019–20 First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina was the 25th season of the First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the second tier football league of Bosnia and Herzegovina, since its original establishment and the twentieth as a second tier league. The season began on 10 August 2019 and ended abruptly on 26 May 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1]

First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Season2019–20
Dates10 August 2019 – 26 May 2020
ChampionsOlimpik
PromotedOlimpik
RelegatedMetalleghe-BSI (stepped out)
Matches played128
Goals scored366 (2.86 per match)
Top goalscorerAnes Mašić
Antonio Vidović (10 goals)
Biggest home win5–0 on several occasions
Biggest away winOrašje 1–5 Čapljina
(14 September 2019)
Highest scoringRudar Kakanj 5–2 Bratstvo Gračanica
(13 October 2019)
Rudar Kakanj 3–4 GOŠK Gabela
(9 November 2019)
Longest winning runOlimpik
TOŠK Tešanj (4 matches)
Longest unbeaten run11 matches
Olimpik
Longest winless run7 matches
Radnik Hadžići
Longest losing runRadnik Hadžići
Jedinstvo Bihać (5 matches)

Velež Mostar were the last champions, having won their second championship title in the 2018–19 season and earning a promotion to the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[2]

TeamsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Bratstvo Gračanica Gradski Stadion Luke, Gračanica 3,000
Budućnost Banovići Stadion FK Budućnost 8,500
Čapljina Čapljina Bjelave Stadium 3,000
Goražde Goražde Midhat Drljević Stadium 1,500
GOŠK Gabela Perica-Pero Pavlović Stadium 3,000
Igman Konjic Gradski Stadion, Konjic 5,000
Jedinstvo Bihać Pod Borićima Stadium 7,500
Metalleghe-BSI Jajce Mračaj Stadium 3,000
Olimpik Sarajevo Otoka Stadium 3,000
Orašje Orašje Gradski Stadion, Orašje 3,000
Radnik Hadžići Gradski Stadion, Hadžići 500
Rudar Kakanj FK Rudar Stadium 4,568
Slaven Živinice Gradski Stadion, Živinice 500
TOŠK Tešanj Luke Stadium, Tešanj 7,000
Travnik Travnik Pirota Stadium 4,000
Zvijezda Gradačac Banja Ilidža 5,000

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Olimpik (C, P) 16 11 4 1 28 13 +15 37 Promotion to the Premijer Liga BiH
2 TOŠK Tešanj 16 10 1 5 27 21 +6 31
3 Goražde 16 8 4 4 27 15 +12 28
4 GOŠK Gabela 16 8 4 4 30 25 +5 28
5 Čapljina 16 7 3 6 19 15 +4 24
6 Rudar Kakanj 16 7 2 7 26 21 +5 23
7 Travnik 16 7 2 7 23 21 +2 23
8 Igman 16 7 2 7 17 18 −1 23
9 Zvijezda Gradačac 16 6 4 6 23 26 −3 22
10 Metalleghe-BSI[a] (R, D) 16 5 6 5 23 26 −3 21 Excluded from Bosnian professional football, relegated to the First League of Central Bosnia Canton
11 Budućnost 16 5 5 6 26 22 +4 20
12 Bratstvo Gračanica 16 6 2 8 24 29 −5 20
13 Orašje 16 5 3 8 24 32 −8 18
14 Jedinstvo Bihać 16 5 2 9 20 30 −10 17
15 Slaven Živinice[b] 16 4 1 11 15 24 −9 13
16 Radnik Hadžići[c] 16 4 1 11 17 31 −14 13
Source: NS FBiH
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 (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Play-off.[5]
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ On 1 July 2020, Metalleghe-BSI stepped out of the First League of FBiH because of financial difficulties.[3]
  2. ^ Slaven avoided relegation to the Second League of FBiH because of Metalleghe's stepping out.
  3. ^ Radnik avoided relegation because of Čelik Zenica's exclusion to the League of Zenica-Doboj Canton on 13 July 2020.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A. Čaušević (26 May 2020). "Stigla je i službena odluka: Završena sezona u Prvoj ligi FBiH!" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  2. ^ K.H. (25 May 2019). "Velež se nakon tri godine vratio u Premijer ligu BiH" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  3. ^ R. Pašić (1 July 2020). "NK Metalleghe BSI istupio iz Prve lige FBiH!" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  4. ^ E.M. (13 July 2020). "Čelik takmičenje nastavlja u Kantonalnoj ligi, izabrana i nova uprava kluba" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  5. ^ "1st League: Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 16 June 2020.

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