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2008–09 First Macedonian Football League

First Macedonian Football League
Season 2008–09
Champions Makedonija GP
1st Macedonian title
Relegated Napredok
Champions League Makedonija GP
Europa League Milano
Renova
Rabotnički (via domestic cup)
Goals scored 380
Average goals/game 2.3
Top goalscorer Ivica Gligorovski (14)
Biggest home win Sileks 7–1 Napredok (16 November 2008)
Biggest away win Sileks 0–3 Metalurg (18 April 2009)
Highest scoring Sileks 7–1 Napredok (16 November 2008)

The 2008–09 First Macedonian Football League was the seventeenth season since its establishment. It began on August 3, 2008 and ended on May 31, 2009. FK Rabotnički were the defending champions, having won their third title the previous year. FK Baškimi withdrew from the championship due to financial reasons.[1]

Participating teams

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Vardar
Location of teams in 2008–09 First Macedonian Football League
Club City Stadium
FK Makedonija GjP Skopje Stadion Gjorče Petrov
FK Metalurg Skopje Stadion Železarnica
FK Milano Kumanovo Milano Arena
FK Napredok Kičevo Gradski stadion Kičevo
FK Pelister Bitola Stadion Tumbe Kafe
FK Pobeda Prilep Stadion Goce Delčev
FK Rabotnički Skopje Gradski stadion Skopje
Arena Filip II
FK Renova Džepčište Gradski stadion Tetovo
FK Sileks Kratovo Gradski stadion Kratovo
FK Horizont Turnovo Turnovo Stadion Kukuš
FK Vardar Skopje Gradski stadion Skopje
Arena Filip II


Standings

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Makedonija (C) 30 17 10 3 46 15 +31 61 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Milano 30 17 4 9 48 35 +13 55 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Renova 30 14 12 4 41 26 +15 54 2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 Rabotnički 30 13 8 9 40 25 +15 47 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
5 Vardar 30 11 12 7 35 23 +12 45
6 Turnovo 30 9 10 11 25 39 −14 37
7 Sileks 30 9 9 12 38 41 −3 36
8 Pobeda 30 8 8 14 31 47 −16 32
9 Metalurg (O) 30 6 11 13 25 35 −10 29 Relegation play-offs
10 Pelister (O) 30 7 7 16 25 42 −17 28
11 Napredok (R) 30 4 9 17 26 52 −26 21 Relegation to 2009–10 Second League
Baškimi (R) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 002

Source: FFM (Macedonian) (English)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head points; 5th head-to-head goal difference; 6th head-to-head goals scored; 7th draw.
For deciding champions, qualification to UEFA Cup, relegation play-offs and relegation: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th play-off.
1Rabotnički won Macedonian Cup 2008–09 and qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
2Baškimi withdrew their participation prior to the start of the season due to financial problems.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results

The schedule consists of three rounds. During the first two rounds, each team played each other once home and away for a total of 20 matches. The pairings of the third round were then set according to the standings after the first two rounds, giving every team a third game against each opponent for a total of 30 games per team.

First and second round

Home \ Away[1]
Makedonija 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 4–0 1–0
Metalurg 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1
Milano 1–0 2–1 5–0 3–1 5–2 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 1–3
Napredok 1–0 1–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–1
Pelister 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 3–1 3–1 0–0
Pobeda 1–2 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–0
Rabotnički 3–3 1–0 4–0 1–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 3–0 4–1 2–0
Renova 0–32 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1
Sileks 1–1 2–2 0–0 7–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 0–0
Turnovo 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0
Vardar 0–1 1–1 2–4 4–2 3–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–0
Source: Georges Ambourouet.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third round

Key numbers for pairing determination (number marks position after 20 games):

23rd round 24th round 25th round 26th round 27th round 28th round
 1 – 7       6 – 7     7 – 8      5 – 7      7 – 9      4 – 7
 2 – 8      11 – 4     1 – 9      6 – 4      8 – 10     5 – 3
 3 – 9      10 – 3     2 – 10    11 – 2      1 – 11     6 – 2
 4 – 10      9 – 2     3 – 11    10 – 1      3 – 6     11 – 8
 5 – 11      8 – 1     5 – 6      9 – 8      4 – 5     10 – 9

29th round 30th round 31st round 32nd round 33rd round
 7 – 10      3 – 7     7 – 11     2 – 7     11 – 6
 9 – 11      4 – 2     9 – 6      3 – 1     10 – 5
 1 – 6       5 – 1     8 – 5      4 – 8      9 – 4
 2 – 5       6 – 8     1 – 4      5 – 9      8 – 3
 3 – 4      11 – 10    2 – 3      6 – 10     1 – 2
Home \ Away[1]
Makedonija 0–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0
Metalurg 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1
Milano 2–0 4–1 3–1 3–2 1–2 1–0
Napredok 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1
Pelister 2–2 3–1 1–0 2–2 0–0
Pobeda 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–1
Rabotnički 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 3–1
Renova 4–0 4–1 3–0 1–0 2–2
Sileks 0–3 4–2 1–0 2–3
Turnovo 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1
Vardar 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–2
Source: The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation playoff

13 June 2009
16:30 (UTC+2)
Metalurg 5 – 1 Bregalnica Štip
Đurić Goal 10'
Ilioski Goal 15'75'
Mihajlović Goal 79'
Velkoski Goal 89'
Novakov Goal 55'
Stadion Goce Delčev, Prilep
Referee: Goran Spirkoski (Prilep)

13 June 2009
16:30 (UTC+2)
Pelister 3 – 0 Shkëndija 79
Glavevski Goal 64'68'
Dimitrovski Goal 85'
Stadion Mladost, Strumica
Referee: Vladimir Kiprijanovski (Skopje)

Top goalscorers

14 goals
13 goals
12 goals
11 goals
10 goals
9 goals
8 goals

Source: Macedonian Football (English)

References

External links

  • Football Federation of Macedonia (Macedonian) (English)
  • MacedonianFootball.com
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