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, was 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 ended abruptly on 1 June 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Bosnia and Herzegovina,[2] with a winter break between early December 2019 and late February 2020.

Premijer liga
Season2019–20
Dates20 July 2019 – 1 June 2020
ChampionsSarajevo
RelegatedČelik (to League of Zenica-Doboj Canton)
Zvijezda 09
Champions LeagueSarajevo
Europa LeagueŽeljezničar
Zrinjski
Borac
Matches played132
Goals scored328 (2.48 per match)
Top goalscorerMersudin Ahmetović (13 goals)
Biggest home winŽeljezničar 6–0 Zvijezda 09
(25 September 2019)
Biggest away winZvijezda 09 1–5 Tuzla City
(20 July 2019)
Highest scoringSarajevo 6–2 Tuzla City
(22 February 2020)
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 attendance354,986
Average attendance2,689

TeamsEdit

A total of 12 teams contested 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   Vlado Jagodić   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   Zlatan Nalić   Samir Efendić   No1
Velež   Feđa Dudić   Denis Zvonić   No1 Bosnalijek
Zrinjski   Mladen Žižović   Pero Stojkić   Macron PPD
Zvijezda 09   Perica Ognjenović   Aleksandar Vojinović   Nike
  Hummel
Željezničar   Amar Osim   Semir Štilić   Umbro Whirlpool

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sarajevo (C) 22 13 6 3 38 19 +19 45 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Željezničar 22 12 6 4 43 21 +22 42 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Zrinjski Mostar 22 11 5 6 30 12 +18 38
4 Borac Banja Luka 22 10 6 6 29 23 +6 36
5 Tuzla City 22 10 5 7 27 29 −2 35
6 Radnik Bijeljina 22 10 4 8 34 21 +13 34
7 Široki Brijeg 22 8 8 6 31 26 +5 32
8 Velež Mostar 22 9 5 8 25 23 +2 32
9 Sloboda Tuzla 22 4 9 9 21 35 −14 21
10 Mladost Doboj Kakanj 22 4 6 12 21 35 −14 18
11 Čelik Zenica[a] (R, D) 22 5 5 12 17 33 −16 17[b] Excluded from Bosnian professional football, relegated to the League of Zenica-Doboj Canton
12 Zvijezda 09 (R) 22 1 5 16 12 51 −39 8 Relegation to the Prva Liga RS
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)[5]
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Čelik were initially relegated to the Prva Liga FBiH, but were then excluded from the league on 13 July 2020.[3]
  2. ^ Čelik were deducted 3 points due to debts that they didn't pay off on time.[4]

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 ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
Sarajevo5413213233221112121111
Željezničar6121121321132221212222
Zrinjski99109944444456665665433
Borac6574475876665433533344
Tuzla City1742332112314544344555
Radnik769101196555543356456666
Široki Brijeg101057889999787787777777
Velež1111121110111110101010109878888888
Sloboda328666766789101010101091010109
Mladost Doboj Kakanj286871010111111111111111111111199910
Čelik433555878897899991011111111
Zvijezda 0912121112121212121212121212121212121212121212
Leader
UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
Relegation to First League of FBiH/First League of RS

ResultsEdit

Rounds 1–22Edit

Home \ Away BOR ČEL MDK RAD SAR ŠB SLO TUZ VEL Z09 ZRI ŽEL
Borac 3–1 0–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 3–0
Čelik 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–2 0–2
Mladost Doboj Kakanj 1–1 4–2 0–4 0–3 2–3 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 0–2 0–2
Radnik 1–2 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 3–0 0–1 5–1 1–0 0–0
Sarajevo 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 3–0 6–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–3
Široki Brijeg 2–2 0–1 3–2 3–0 0–0 2–0 1–3 1–0 4–0 1–1 3–3
Sloboda 3–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–3 0–4
Tuzla City 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–3 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–0 0–0 2–2
Velež 2–1 1–2 1–3 0–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1
Zvijezda 09 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–4 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–5 1–2 2–0 0–3
Zrinjski 4–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–3 2–0 4–0 1–0 3–0 2–1
Željezničar 0–0 3–0[a] 2–1 1–0 5–2 1–2 2–2 1–0 0–2 6–0 1–0
Source: Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.
  1. ^ Željezničar was given a 3–0 win by default in Round 15 since the match was postponed because of Čelik's unpaid debts on time to their former players and staff.[6]

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[7]
1   Mersudin Ahmetović Sarajevo 13
2   Sulejman Krpić Željezničar 12
  Vojo Ubiparip Tuzla City
  Stojan Vranješ Borac
5   Brandao Velež 10
6   Semir Štilić Željezničar 8
7   Amer Bekić Sloboda 7
  Vladimir Bradonjić Radnik
  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. (1 June 2020). "Zvanično! Sarajevo prvak BiH drugu godinu zaredom, Čelik i Zvijezda ispadaju" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  3. ^ E.M. (13 July 2020). "Čelik takmičenje nastavlja u Kantonalnoj ligi, izabrana i nova uprava kluba" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  4. ^ F.Z. (21 November 2019). "Čeliku oduzeta tri boda zbog neodigravanja utakmice protiv Željezničara" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Premijer Liga 2019/2020". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Odluka Takmičarske komisije NFSBiH: Željezničar – Čelik 3:0". fkzeljeznicar.ba (in Bosnian). 5 November 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  7. ^ BiH Premier League at fc-tables.com

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