First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The M:tel First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian: m:tel Prva liga Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine / м:тел Прва лига Федерације Босне и Херцеговине) is a football league in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Together with the First League of the Republika Srpska, it forms the second level of football in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Founded1995
First season1995–96
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toPremier League
Relegation toSecond League of FBiH
Domestic cup(s)Bosnian Cup, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Europa League
(The winner of the Bosnian Cup earns
an automatic spot in the UEFA Europa League)
Current championsOlimpik (3rd title)
(2019–20)
Most championshipsOlimpik
Budućnost Banovići
Travnik (3 titles)
TV partnersArena Sport
WebsiteNSFBiH (Bosnian)
2020–21 First League

The league consists of 16 teams. Each team plays a total of 30 games during the course of a regular season, twice each team (once at home and once away). The league champion is promoted to the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Relegated teams fall to the Second League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The number of relegated clubs depends on how many teams will enter the competition - Four winners of the third level leagues (Second league) and clubs relegated from the Premier League. Depending on the situation, three to five teams can be relegated.

SponsorshipEdit

On 13 August 2020, the Football Association of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina signed a three-year deal with Mtel regarding the sponsorship of the league, effectively renaming the league M:tel First League.[1]

Member clubs for 2020–21Edit

Team Last season
TOŠK Tešanj 2.
Goražde 3.
GOŠK Gabela 4.
Čapljina 5.
Rudar Kakanj 6.
Travnik 7.
Igman Konjic 8.
Zvijezda Gradačac 9.
Budućnost Banovići 11.
Bratstvo Gračanica 12.
Orašje 13.
Jedinstvo Bihać 14.
Slaven Živinice 15.
Radnik Hadžići 16.
Posušje Promoted
Vis Simm-Bau Promoted

League championsEdit

The list of champions:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ E. Čaušević (13 August 2020). "Potpisan sponzorski ugovor: Prva liga FBiH od danas ima novo ime" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Prvaci prve lige Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine". bihsoccer.com. 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2011.

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