2019–20 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina
The 2019–20 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, known as Liga 12 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, with a winter break between early December 2019 and late February 2020.
|Dates||20 July 2019 – 1 June 2020|
|Relegated||Čelik (to League of Zenica-Doboj Canton)|
|Goals scored||328 (2.48 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Mersudin Ahmetović (13 goals)|
|Biggest home win||Željezničar 6–0 Zvijezda 09|
(25 September 2019)
|Biggest away win||Zvijezda 09 1–5 Tuzla City|
(20 July 2019)
|Highest scoring||Sarajevo 6–2 Tuzla City|
(22 February 2020)
|Longest winning run||5 matches|
|Longest unbeaten run||11 matches|
|Longest winless run||14 matches|
|Longest losing run||7 matches|
Sarajevo 1–3 Željezničar
(30 November 2019)
Zvijezda 09 0–0 Široki Brijeg
(31 August 2019)
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
|Banja Luka City Stadium||Bilino Polje||MGM Farm Arena||Gradski Stadion Bijeljina|
|Capacity: 10,030||Capacity: 15,292||Capacity: 3,000||Capacity: 6,000|
|Asim Ferhatović Hase||Tušanj|
|Capacity: 34,500||Capacity: 7,200|
|Široki Brijeg||Tuzla City|
|Capacity: 7,000||Capacity: 7,200|
|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
|Željezničar||Amar Osim||Semir Štilić||Umbro||Whirlpool|
|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|
|4||Borac Banja Luka||22||10||6||6||29||23||+6||36|
|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|
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; (D) Disqualified; (R) Relegated.
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|
- 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.
|Vojo Ubiparip||Tuzla City|
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