Serbian League

The Serbian League (Serbian: Српска лига / Srpska liga) is the third level football league in Serbia. It consists of four groups, namely Belgrade, East, Vojvodina, and West. The winner of each group earns promotion to the Serbian First League.

Serbian League
Founded1992
Country Serbia and Montenegro (1992–2006)
 Serbia (2006–present)
ConfederationUEFA
DivisionsSerbian League Belgrade
Serbian League East
Serbian League Vojvodina
Serbian League West
Number of teams78
Level on pyramid3
Promotion toSerbian First League
Relegation toSerbian Zone League
Domestic cup(s)Serbian Cup
Current championsIMT (Belgrade)
Jagodina Tabane (East)
Železničar Pančevo (Vojvodina)
Borac 1926 (West)
(2019–20)

HistoryEdit

1992–1995Edit

In the summer of 1992, following the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the Serbian League became one of the two leagues (together with the Montenegrin League) that replaced the Yugoslav Third League, serving as the third level of newly formed league system in Serbia and Montenegro (then known as FR Yugoslavia).[1] It was divided into three groups:

1995–2003Edit

In the summer of 1995, after the initial three seasons, the league expanded from three to six groups. The Serbian League East split into the Serbian League Niš and Serbian League Timok, the Serbian League North split into the Serbian League Belgrade and Serbian League Vojvodina, while the Serbian League West split into the Serbian League Danube and Serbian League Morava. In the summer 1997, the Serbian League Kosovo was formed but lasted for only one season.

2003–presentEdit

In the summer of 2003, the Serbian League went through a second major reorganization, when the number of groups was reduced to four.[2] The Serbian League Niš and Serbian League Timok merged back into the Serbian League East, while the Serbian League Danube and Serbian League Morava merged back into the Serbian League West. Those two groups, East and West, previously existed from 1992 to 1995.

WinnersEdit

1992–1995Edit

Season East North West
1992–93 Topličanin Čukarički Badnjevac
1993–94 Železničar Niš Hajduk Beograd Budućnost Valjevo
1994–95 Jedinstvo Paraćin Železnik Radnički Kragujevac

1995–2003Edit

Season Belgrade Danube Morava Niš Timok Vojvodina Kosovo
1995–96 Palilulac Beograd Sinđelić Niš Radnički Pirot Solunac Karađorđevo
1996–97 Milicionar Mladost SP Sloga Kraljevo Vučje Napredak Kušiljevo Mladost Apatin
1997–98 Kolubara Železničar Lajkovac Bane Winner Broker Jedinstvo Paraćin ČSK Čelarevo Crvena Zvezda Gnjilane
1998–99 BSK Borča Rudar Kostolac Šumadija Kragujevac OFK Niš Trayal Kruševac Cement Beočin
1999–2000 Bežanija Jedinstvo Ub Zastava Kragujevac Železničar Niš Rudar Bor Mladost Lukićevo
2000–01 Mladenovac Radnički Pirot Građanski Svilajnac Veternik
2001–02 Dorćol Budućnost Valjevo Metalac Gornji Milanovac Car Konstantin Timok Elan Srbobran
2002–03 Bežanija Jedinstvo Ub Novi Pazar Vlasina Morava Ćuprija Proleter Zrenjanin

2003–presentEdit

Season Belgrade East Vojvodina West
2003–04 Voždovac Kosanica Spartak Subotica Mladost Lučani
2004–05 Mladenovac Radnički Pirot Glogonj Radnički Kragujevac
2005–06 BSK Borča Dinamo Vranje Inđija Mladost Lučani
2006–07 Hajduk Beograd Jagodina Novi Sad Metalac Gornji Milanovac
2007–08 Kolubara Dinamo Vranje Zlatibor Voda Mladi Radnik Požarevac
2008–09 Zemun Radnički Niš Proleter Novi Sad Sloga Kraljevo
2009–10 BASK Sinđelić Niš Big Bull Bačinci Šumadija Radnički 1923
2010–11 Mladenovac Radnički Niš Donji Srem Sloga Kraljevo
2011–12 Voždovac Timok Radnički Nova Pazova Jedinstvo Užice
2012–13 Sinđelić Beograd Radnik Surdulica Dolina Padina Sloga Petrovac
2013–14 Kolubara Moravac Mrštane OFK Bačka Mačva Šabac
2014–15 Zemun Dinamo Vranje ČSK Čelarevo Loznica
2015–16 Budućnost Dobanovci Radnički Pirot OFK Odžaci Mačva Šabac
2016–17 Teleoptik Temnić 1924 Bratstvo Prigrevica Radnički 1923
2017–18 Žarkovo Trayal Kruševac Bečej 1918 Zlatibor Čajetina
2018–19 Grafičar Beograd Radnički Pirot Kabel Smederevo 1924
2019–20 IMT Jagodina Tabane Železničar Pančevo Borac 1926

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RAT, RASPAD SFR JUGOSLAVIJE, SANKCIJE" (in Serbian). fsgzrenjanin.com. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Serbia and Montenegro 2002/03". rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 December 2019.

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