1964–65 Yugoslav First League

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Prva savezna liga
Season1964–65
Dates9 August 1964 – 10 June 1965
ChampionsPartizan (6th title)
RelegatedSutjeska
European CupPartizan
Cup Winners' CupDinamo Zagreb
Inter-Cities Fairs CupRed Star Belgrade
Zagreb
Top goalscorerZlatko Dračić (23)

The 1964–65 Yugoslav First League had an odd number of teams because FK Vardar was allowed to compete in the top league despite getting relegated the previous season. The state and FA authorities made this decision due to the major earthquake (6.1 Richter scale) that hit Skopje on 26 July 1963. The thinking was that having a team in top-flight would boost the citizens' morale.

After week 8 of fixtures on 13 September 1964, the league went on an almost two-month break in order to accommodate the October 1964 Yugoslav Olympic national team's participation at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics where the team consisting entirely of players from the Yugoslav First League made it out of its round-robin group but lost in the quarterfinals to West Germany; the season resumed on 8 November 1964.

Teams[edit]

At the end of the previous season only FK Novi Sad was relegated - in spite of finishing last, FK Vardar was allowed to stay in top flight due to the 1963 Skopje earthquake. Since NK Zagreb and Sutjeska Nikšić were promoted from Yugoslav Second League, the league was contested by 15 teams.

Team Location Federal Republic Position
in 1963–64
Dinamo Zagreb Zagreb  SR Croatia 0033rd
Hajduk Split Split  SR Croatia 01010th
OFK Belgrade Belgrade  SR Serbia 0022nd
Partizan Belgrade  SR Serbia 0055th
Radnički Niš Niš  SR Serbia 0088th
Red Star Belgrade  SR Serbia 0011st
Rijeka Rijeka  SR Croatia 0099th
Sarajevo Sarajevo  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0044th
Sutjeska Nikšić  SR Montenegro N/A
Trešnjevka Zagreb  SR Croatia 01111th
Vardar Skopje  SR Macedonia 01414th
Velež Mostar  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01212th
Vojvodina Novi Sad  SR Serbia 0077th
NK Zagreb Zagreb  SR Croatia N/A
Željezničar Sarajevo  SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0066th

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Partizan (C) 28 19 5 4 62 34 +28 43 1965–66 European Cup
2 Sarajevo 28 15 5 8 52 38 +14 35
3 Red Star Belgrade 28 13 9 6 50 38 +12 35 1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
4 Rijeka 28 14 6 8 47 30 +17 34
5 Željezničar 28 13 7 8 39 30 +9 33
6 NK Zagreb 28 12 5 11 47 42 +5 29 1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
7 Radnički Niš 28 9 10 9 39 33 +6 28
8 Dinamo Zagreb 28 11 4 13 35 34 +1 26 1965–66 European Cup Winners' Cup
9 Vojvodina 28 8 10 10 32 37 −5 26
10 OFK Belgrade 28 9 6 13 35 40 −5 24
11 Vardar 28 6 11 11 23 33 −10 23 1966–67 Balkans Cup
12 Hajduk Split 28 7 9 12 28 39 −11 23
13 Velež 28 9 3 16 37 53 −16 21
14 Trešnjevka 28 7 7 14 27 46 −19 21
15 Sutjeska Nikšić (R) 28 6 7 15 31 57 −26 19 1965–66 Yugoslav Second League
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Topscorer: Zlatko Dračić (NK Zagreb) 23 Goals

Champions[edit]

player (league matches/league goals)
Vladica Kovačević (28/14)
Josip Pirmajer (27/7)
Ljubomir Mihajlović (26/0)
Milan Galić (24/15)
Ivan Ćurković (23/0) (goalkeeper)
Mustafa Hasanagić (20/13)
Radoslav Bečejac (20/2)
Jovan Miladinović (19/0)
Joakim Vislavski (18/5)
Fahrudin Jusufi (18/0)
Branko Rašović (17/0)
Velibor Vasović (15/0)
Velimir Sombolac (14/0)
Milan Damjanović (11/0)
Milan Vukelić (10/0)
Lazar Radović (8/0)
Bora Milutinović (6/0)
Mane Bajić (5/1)
Miodrag Petrović (5/1)
Milutin Šoškić (4/0) (goalkeeper)
Branislav Mihajlović (2/0)
Jovan Ćurčić (1/0) (goalkeeper)
Vojislav Simeunović (1/0)

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