2014–15 Macedonian First Football League

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Macedonian First League
Season 2014–15
Dates 2 August 2014 –
27 May 2015
Champions Vardar
8th Macedonian title
9th domestic title
Relegated Pelister
Teteks
Champions League Vardar
Europa League Rabotnichki
Shkëndija
Renova
Matches played 162
Goals scored 379 (2.34 per match)
Top goalscorer Izair Emini (20)
Biggest home win Shkëndija 5–0 Teteks
Vardar 5–0 Teteks
Shkëndija 5–0 Pelister
Biggest away win Teteks 0–4 Renova
Teteks 1–5 Rabotnichki
Highest scoring Shkëndija 5–2 Turnovo
Longest winning run 8 games
Rabotnichki
Longest unbeaten run 15 games
Vardar
Rabotnichki
Longest winless run 17 games
Pelister
Longest losing run 11 games
Teteks

The 2014–15 Macedonian First League was the 23rd season of the Macedonian First Football League, the highest football league of Macedonia. It began on 2 August 2014 and ended on 27 May 2015.

That season was featured 10 teams instead of 12 because the Football Federation of Macedonia voted to decrease the size of the league in May 2013.[1]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

At the start of the 2014–15 season

Promoted from 2013–14 Second League

Relegated to 2014–15 Second League

At the end of the 2014–15 season

Promoted from 2014–15 Second League

Relegated to 2015–16 Second League

Participating teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2014–15 Macedonian First League
Club City Stadium Capacity
Bregalnica Shtip Gradski stadion Shtip 4,000
Metalurg Skopje Training Centre Petar Miloshevski 1,000
Pelister Bitola Stadion Tumbe Kafe 8,000
Rabotnichki Skopje Philip II Arena 33,460
Renova Djepchishte City Stadium Tetovo 15,000
Shkëndija Tetovo City Stadium Tetovo 15,000
Sileks Kratovo Stadion Sileks 1,800
Teteks Tetovo City Stadium Tetovo 15,000
Horizont Turnovo Turnovo Stadion Kukush 1,500
Vardar Skopje Philip II Arena 33,460

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Bregalnica Republic of Macedonia Vlatko Kostov Republic of Macedonia Goran Zdravkov Sportika Quehenberger
Metalurg Republic of Macedonia Srgjan Zaharievski Republic of Macedonia Mile Krstev Legea Makstil
Pelister Vacant Republic of Macedonia Dimche Ristevski Jako
Rabotnichki Republic of Macedonia Igor Angelovski Republic of Macedonia Blazhe Ilijoski Zeus
Renova Republic of Macedonia Qatip Osmani Republic of Macedonia Agron Mehmedi Jako Renova
Shkëndija Republic of Macedonia Jeton Beqiri Republic of Macedonia Artim Pollozhani Nike Ecolog
Sileks Republic of Macedonia Zoran Shterjovski Republic of Macedonia Nikolcho Georgiev Legea
Teteks Republic of Macedonia Gorazd Mihajlov Republic of Macedonia Vanche Manchevski Adidas
Turnovo Republic of Macedonia Shefki Arifovski (interim) Republic of Macedonia Sashko Pandev Jako Vitaminka
Vardar Russia Sergey Andreyev Republic of Macedonia Zlatko Tanevski Hummel Makedonski Telekom

Regular season[edit]

The first 27 Rounds comprise the first phase of the season, also called the Regular season. In the first phase, every team plays against every other team twice on a home-away basis till all the teams have played two matches against each other. The table standings at the end of the Regular season determine the group in which each team is going to play in the Play-offs.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Vardar 27 18 7 2 46 15 +31 61 Qualification for the Championship round
2 Rabotnichki 27 17 4 6 43 23 +20 55
3 Shkëndija 27 14 5 8 49 27 +22 47
4 Renova 27 12 8 7 34 27 +7 44
5 Sileks 27 8 10 9 26 34 −8 34
6 Metalurg 27 8 9 10 31 31 0 33
7 Bregalnica Shtip 27 7 9 11 22 28 −6 30 Qualification for the Relegation round
8 Horizont Turnovo 27 7 9 11 21 30 −9 30
9 Pelister 27 5 8 14 16 28 −12 23
10 Teteks 27 2 5 20 17 62 −45 11
Source: MacedonianFootball.com, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 7) Head-to-head goals scored; 8) Draw; 9) Play-off. (Note: Criteria 2, 3 and 8 is only used if not deciding teams for championship or relegation round).[2]

Results[edit]

Second phase[edit]

The second phase are the so called Play-off Rounds which is divided in two groups: Championship and Relegation. The top 6 ranked teams on the table after the Regular Season qualify for the Championship group, while the bottom 4 advance to the Relegation group.

Championship group[edit]

In the Championship group, each team plays against every other one only once, making 5 games in total. Records from the first phase are carried over. Teams play each other once with each team playing five games in this round.[3]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Vardar (C) 32 20 9 3 56 21 +35 69 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Rabotnichki 32 20 6 6 55 30 +25 66 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
3 Shkëndija 32 18 5 9 58 31 +27 59
4 Renova 32 13 9 10 41 39 +2 48
5 Sileks 32 10 11 11 33 42 −9 41
6 Metalurg 32 8 9 15 34 42 −8 33
Source: MacedonianFootball.com, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 7) Head-to-head goals scored; 8) Draw; 9) Play-off. (Note: Criteria 2, 3 and 8 is only used if not deciding Champion or teams for UEFA competitions).[4]
(C) Champion.
Notes:

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] MET RAB REN SKE SIL VAR
Metalurg 1–2 1–3
Rabotnichki 2–0 2–1 3–1
Renova 3–3 0–1
Shkëndija 2–1 3–1 1–0
Sileks 0–2 2–2
Vardar 2–0 2–2 4–1

Updated to games played on 18 May 2015.
Source: MacedonianFootball.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation group[edit]

In the Relegation group, each team plays twice against every opponent on a home-away basis. Records from the first phase are carried over. Teams play each other twice with each team playing six games in this round.[3]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
7 Bregalnica Shtip 33 13 9 11 33 29 +4 48
8 Horizont Turnovo (O) 33 9 9 15 26 37 −11 36 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
9 Pelister (R) 33 7 9 17 21 35 −14 30 Relegation to the Macedonian Second Football League
10 Teteks (R) 33 3 6 24 22 73 −51 15
Source: MacedonianFootball.com, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 7) Head-to-head goals scored; 8) Draw; 9) Play-off. (Note: Criteria 2, 3 and 8 is only used if not deciding teams for relegation).[5]
(O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BRE PEL TET TUR
Bregalnica Shtip 2–0 1–0 2–1
Pelister 0–1 2–2 0–2
Teteks 0–4 0–2 3–0
Horizont Turnovo 0–1 0–1 2–0

Updated to games played on 27 May 2015.
Source: MacedonianFootball.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation playoff[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Horizont Turnovo 1 – 1 Gostivar
Gjorgiev Goal 22' Report Nurishi Goal 56'
Gradski stadion, Probishtip

Second Leg[edit]

Gostivar 0 – 2 Horizont Turnovo
Report Ivanov Goal 15'
Tashev Goal 35'
Gradski stadion, Probishtip

Horizont Turnovo won 3–1 on aggregate

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of 24 May 2015
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Republic of Macedonia Izair Emini Renova 20
2 Croatia Bojan Vručina Shkendija 18
3 Republic of Macedonia Marjan Altiparmakovski Rabotnichki 15
4 Republic of Macedonia Hristijan Kirovski Shkendija 14
5 Republic of Macedonia Filip Ivanovski Vardar 11
6 Republic of Macedonia Marjan Radeski Metalurg 10
7 Republic of Macedonia Aco Stojkov Rabotnichki 9
8 Republic of Macedonia Dejan Blazhevski Vardar 8
Republic of Macedonia Blazhe Ilijoski Rabotnichki
Bosnia and Herzegovina Boško Stupić Pelister & Bregalnica

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Илчо Ѓорѓиоски во јуни добива четиригодишен мандат во Фудбалската федерација на Македонија". Ekipa.mk. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "First League 2014/2015 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "First League: Season Rules". scoresway.com. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "First League 2014/2015 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "First League 2014/2015 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 

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