2019–20 Serbian First League

The 2019–20 Serbian First League was the fifteenth season of the Serbian First League since its establishment.

Serbian First League
Season2019–20
ChampionsZlatibor
PromotedZlatibor
FK Metalac Gornji Milanovac
Bačka
Novi Pazar
RelegatedSinđelić
Smederevo 1924
Matches played240
Goals scored516 (2.15 per match)
Top goalscorerAleksandar Katanić (19)
Biggest home winRadnički 1923 5–1 Sinđelić
Žarkovo 4–0 Budućnost
Radnički Pirot 4–0 Smederevo 1924
Bačka 4–0 Novi Pazar
Biggest away winSinđelić 0–5 Grafičar
Highest scoringRadnički 1923 5–1 Sinđelić
Zlatibor 4–2 Sinđelić
Metalac 4–2 Sinđelić
Grafičar 4–2 Dinamo
Smederevo 1924 3–3 Žarkovo
Novi Pazar 2–4 Žarkovo
Longest winning runZlatibor 5 games
Longest unbeaten runKabel 12 games
Longest winless runBudućnost 14 games
Longest losing runSmederevo 1924 7 games

2019–20 league formatEdit

In 2019–20 season 16 teams competed in regular season. At the end of regular season top 8 teams were supposed to play promotion playoff round, while 8 lowest placed teams were supposed to play in the relegation playoff round. At the end of relegation playoff four bottom placed teams will be relegated to the Serbian League. At the end of promotion playoff round two top placed teams will earn promotion into Serbian SuperLiga, while third and fourth placed teams will play additional two round promotion playoff games against thirteen and fourteen placed teams from 2019–20 Serbian SuperLiga.[1]

Team changesEdit

The following teams have changed division since the 2018–19 season.

TeamsEdit

Location of the 2019–20 Serbian First League teams
Locations of the 2019–20 Serbian First League teams on the territory of Belgrade
Team City Stadium Capacity
Bačka Bačka Palanka Stadion Slavko Maletin Vava 4,000
Budućnost Dobanovci Belgrade Stadion FK Budućnost 1,000
Dinamo Vranje Vranje Surdulica City Stadium 3,312
Grafičar Belgrade Topčiderska zvezda 1,000
Kabel Novi Sad Stadion FK Kabel 2,000
Kolubara Lazarevac Stadion FK Kolubara 2,500
Metalac Gornji Milanovac Stadion Metalac 4,400
Novi Pazar Novi Pazar Gradski Stadion 13,000
Radnički 1923 Kragujevac Čika Dača 15,100
Radnički Pirot Pirot Stadion Dragan Nikolić 13,816
Sinđelić Belgrade Stadion FK Sinđelić 1,500
Smederevo 1924 Smederevo Smederevo Stadium 17,200
Trayal Kruševac Stadion FK Trayal 1,500
Žarkovo Belgrade Stadion FK Žarkovo 610
Zemun Belgrade Zemun Stadium 9,588
Zlatibor Čajetina Stadion Švajcarija 1,040

TransfersEdit

For the list of transfers involving First League clubs during 2019–20 season, please see: List of Serbian football transfers summer 2019, List of Serbian football transfers winter 2019–20.

Regular seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Zlatibor 30 14 12 4 33 18 +15 54[a] Promotion to the Serbian SuperLiga
2 Grafičar[b] 30 16 6 8 49 27 +22 54[a]
3 Metalac G.M. 30 16 5 9 41 34 +7 53[c] Promotion to the Serbian SuperLiga
4 Bačka 30 16 5 9 40 26 +14 53[c]
5 Kolubara 30 13 8 9 35 25 +10 47
6 Kabel 30 14 10 6 31 20 +11 42[d][e]
7 Radnički 1923 30 11 9 10 31 26 +5 42[d]
8 Radnički Pirot 30 11 8 11 34 34 0 41
9 Žarkovo 30 10 10 10 35 36 −1 40[f]
10 Novi Pazar[g] 30 11 7 12 32 31 +1 40[f] Promotion to the Serbian SuperLiga
11 Dinamo 30 10 8 12 35 38 −3 38
12 Zemun 30 8 9 13 25 29 −4 33
13 Trayal 30 7 10 13 21 30 −9 31
14 Sinđelić Beograd[h] 30 6 7 17 27 55 −28 25 Relegation to Serbian League
15 Budućnost 30 5 7 18 21 41 −20 22[i]
16 Smederevo 1924[j] 30 9 5 16 27 47 −20 22[i][k] Relegation to Serbian League
Source: Prva Liga (in Serbian), Soccerway
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 (if two teams tied); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Fair play ranking; 9) Draw.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Zlatibor 4, Grafičar 1.
  2. ^ Graficar decided to reject promotion to SuperLiga .[3]
  3. ^ a b Head-to-head away goals: Metalac G.M. 1, Bačka 0.
  4. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Kabel 6, Radnički 1923 0.
  5. ^ Kabel were deducted 10 points due to match fixing.[4]
  6. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Žarkovo 4, Novi Pazar 1.
  7. ^ Novi Pazar promotion to SuperLiga, after Graficar rejected.[5]
  8. ^ Sinđelić were relegated due to financial issues.[6]
  9. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Budućnost 6, Smederevo 1924 0.
  10. ^ Smederevo relegation to Serbian League due to match fixing.
  11. ^ Smederevo 1924 were deducted 10 points due to match fixing.[4]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BAČ BDO DVR GRA KBL KOL MET NPZ RDK RDP SIN SMD TRA ŽAR ZEM ZLA
Bačka 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 3–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 3–2 3–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–0
Budućnost 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–2
Dinamo 2–1 2–0 1–4 1–0 2–3 2–3 0–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 3–1 0–0 2–2 0–2 0–0
Grafičar 0–0 2–0 4–2 0–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–2
Kabel 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–1 3–2 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–0
Kolubara 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–2 3–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–2
Metalac G.M. 2–0 1–0 3–2 0–0 1–3 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 4–2 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1
Novi Pazar 0–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–1 3–1 2–4 2–1 2–0
Radnički 1923 2–1 1–0 0–4 3–2 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 3–0 5–1 3–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–0
Radnički Pirot 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–3 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 2–3 2–1 1–1
Sinđelić Beograd 0–2 3–2 1–0 0–5 1–1 1–3 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–1
Smederevo 1924 0–1 0–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–3 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 3–3 2–1 0–0
Trayal 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2
Žarkovo 1–0 4–0 0–0 0–3 0–1 2–1 1–3 0–0 2–0 1–3 2–3 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–3
Zemun 0–2 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–1
Zlatibor 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 4–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0
Source: Prva liga (in Serbian)
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.

Individual statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

As of matches played on 20 June 2020.[7]

Top goalscorers
Pos Scorer Teams Goals
1   Aleksandar Katanić Metalac 19
2   Dimitrije Pobulić Radnički Pirot / Grafičar 14
3   Slađan Nikodijević Radnički 1923 11
  Dejan Đenić Kolubara
  Krsta Đorđević Bačka

Hat-tricksEdit

Hat-tricks
Player For Against Result Date
  Dejan Đenić Kolubara Smederevo 1924 3–0 10 August 2019
  Aleksandar Katanić Metalac Dinamo 3–2 18 August 2019
  Filip Kukuličić Grafičar Radnički Pirot 3–1 15 September 2019
  Željko Gavrić Grafičar Dinamo 4–2 29 September 2019
  Nikola Nedeljković Zlatibor Sinđelić 4–2 7 March 2020
  Krsta Đorđević Bačka Novi Pazar 4–0 6 June 2020

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Bežanija and Borac were relegated due to financial issues. Their places was taken by Kolubara who was promoted from Serbian League Belgrade and Novi Pazar who avoided relegation.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ П Р О П О З И Ц И Ј ЕТАКМИЧЕЊА ЗА ПРВЕНСТВО ПРВЕЛИГЕ СРБИЈЕУ ФУДБАЛУ ЗА ТАКМИЧАРСКУСЕЗОНУ2019/2020 at prvaliga.rs (in Serbian) 13-6-2019.
  2. ^ Prva liga Srbije: Nakon Bežanije i čačanski Borac istupio iz takmičenja
  3. ^ "Grafičar odustao od Superlige: Zvezdi ne treba naša senka" (in Serbian). mozzartsport.com.
  4. ^ a b "Disciplinci presudili: Kabelu i Smederevu oduzeto po 10 bodova" (in Serbian). mozzartsport.com.
  5. ^ "IO FSS: DONETA ODLUKA O POPUNJAVANJU SUPER LIGE I PRVE LIGE SRBIJE" (in Serbian). prvaliga.rs.
  6. ^ "Sinđelić istupio iz Prve lige" (in Serbian). mozzartsport.com.
  7. ^ "Prva liga - Lista strelaca". www.prvaliga.rs.

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