2019–20 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The 2019–20 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, known as Liga 12[1] and also known as BH Telecom Premier League for sponsorship reasons, is going the twentieth season of the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the highest football league of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The season began on 20 July 2019 and will be concluded in May 2020, with a winter break between early December 2019 and late February 2020.

Premijer liga
Season2019–20
Dates20 July 2019 – May 2020
Matches played114
Goals scored280 (2.46 per match)
Top goalscorerSulejman Krpić
Vojo Ubiparip (12 goals)
Best goalkeeper13 Vladan Kovačević
(10 clean sheets)
Biggest home winŽeljezničar 6–0 Zvijezda 09
(25 September 2019)
Biggest away winZvijezda 09 1–5 Tuzla City
(20 July 2019)
Highest scoringŽeljezničar 5–2 Sarajevo
(31 August 2019)
Longest winning run5 matches
Borac
Longest unbeaten run11 matches
Željezničar
Longest winless run14 matches
Zvijezda 09
Longest losing run7 matches
Zvijezda 09
Highest attendance15,000
Sarajevo 1–3 Željezničar
(30 November 2019)
Lowest attendance150
Zvijezda 09 0–0 Široki Brijeg
(31 August 2019)
Total attendance296,988
Average attendance2,605
2020–21
All statistics correct as of 8 December 2019.

TeamsEdit

A total of 12 teams is going to contest in the league, including 10 sides from the 2018–19 season and two promoted from each of the second-level leagues, Borac Banja Luka and Velež Mostar, replacing relegated sides Krupa and GOŠK Gabela.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Borac Čelik Mladost Radnik
Banja Luka City Stadium Bilino Polje MGM Farm Arena Gradski Stadion Bijeljina
Capacity: 10,030 Capacity: 15,292 Capacity: 3,000 Capacity: 6,000
Sarajevo
Locations of the 2019–20 Premier League of BiH clubs
Sloboda
Asim Ferhatović Hase Tušanj
Capacity: 34,500 Capacity: 7,200
 
Široki Brijeg Tuzla City
Pecara Tušanj
Capacity: 7,000 Capacity: 7,200
Velež Zrinjski Zvijezda 09 Željezničar
Stadion Rođeni Stadion pod Bijelim Brijegom Ugljevik City Stadium Grbavica
Capacity: 7,000 Capacity: 9,000 Capacity: 5,000 Capacity: 13,146
 

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
Borac   Branislav Krunić   Stojan Vranješ   Kelme Prointer
Čelik   Ümit Özat   Fenan Salčinović   Nike WWin
Mladost Doboj Kakanj   Fahrudin Šolbić   Aladin Isaković   Joma HeidelbergCement
Radnik   Slavko Petrović   Velibor Đurić   Joma WWin
Sarajevo   Vinko Marinović   Krste Velkoski   Nike Turkish Airlines
Sloboda   Gradimir Crnogorac   Amar Beganović   Legea WWin
Široki Brijeg   Toni Karačić   Dino Ćorić   Legea WWin
Tuzla City   Elvir Baljić   Samir Efendić   No1
Velež   Feđa Dudić   Denis Zvonić   No1 Bosnalijek
Zrinjski   Mladen Žižović   Pero Stojkić   Macron PPD
Zvijezda 09   Adnan Zildžović   Slaven Stjepanović   Nike
  Hummel
Željezničar   Amar Osim   Sulejman Krpić   Umbro (until June 2020)
  Macron (from June 2020)

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sarajevo 19 10 6 3 28 16 +12 36 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Željezničar 19 10 5 4 39 21 +18 35 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Borac Banja Luka 19 10 5 4 26 17 +9 35
4 Tuzla City 19 10 4 5 25 22 +3 34
5 Zrinjski Mostar 19 9 4 6 25 11 +14 31
6 Radnik Bijeljina 19 9 2 8 28 19 +9 29
7 Široki Brijeg 19 7 6 6 25 21 +4 27
8 Velež Mostar 19 7 4 8 21 22 −1 25
9 Mladost Doboj Kakanj 19 4 5 10 18 30 −12 17
10 Sloboda Tuzla 19 3 8 8 19 32 −13 17
11 Čelik Zenica 19 5 4 10 15 28 −13 16[a] Relegation to the Prva Liga FBiH or Prva Liga RS
12 Zvijezda 09 19 1 5 13 11 41 −30 8
Updated to match(es) played on 8 December 2019. Source: Rezultati.com
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]
Notes:
  1. ^ Čelik were deducted 3 points due to debts that they didn't pay off on time.[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
Sarajevo5413213233221112121
Željezničar6121121321132221212
Borac Banja Luka6574475876665433533
Tuzla City1742332112314544344
Zrinjski Mostar99109944444456665665
Radnik Bijeljina769101196555543356456
Široki Brijeg101057889999787787777
Velež Mostar1111121110111110101010109878888
Mladost Doboj Kakanj28687101011111111111111111111119
Sloboda Tuzla3286667667891010101010910
Čelik Zenica433555878897899991011
Zvijezda 09121211121212121212121212121212121212121212
Leader
UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
Relegation to First League of FBiH/First League of RS
Updated to match(es) played on 8 December 2019. Source: BH Telecom Premier League BiH

ResultsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 8 December 2019[5]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Sulejman Krpić Željezničar 12
  Vojo Ubiparip Tuzla City
3   Stojan Vranješ Borac 11
4   Mersudin Ahmetović Sarajevo 10
5   Brandao Velež 9
6   Semir Štilić Željezničar 7
  Velibor Đurić Radnik

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The League "12" of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Liga 12 BiH)". avaz.ba. Dnevni avaz. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  2. ^ F.Z. (21 November 2019). "Čeliku oduzeta tri boda zbog neodigravanja utakmice protiv Željezničara" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Premijer Liga 2019/2020 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Odluka Takmičarske komisije NFSBiH: Željezničar – Čelik 3:0". fkzeljeznicar.ba (in Bosnian). 5 November 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  5. ^ BiH Premier League at fc-tables.com

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