Premier Futsal League of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Premijer futsal liga BiH
Founded 1994
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams 12
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to First League of FBiH
First League of RS
Domestic cup(s) Kup BiH
International cup(s) UEFA Futsal Cup
Most championships Centar Sarajevo (3 titles)
Website Website
Current Season at UEFA.com

The Premier Futsal League of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian: Premijer futsal liga Bosne i Hercegovine; Премијер футсал лига Босне и Херцеговине) is the top-level futsal league in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The competition is organized and run by the Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina although clubs have their own organization.

Formation and history[edit]

The Premier League was founded in 2013. Prior, since 1994, there were two leagues based on entity principles with best teams from both taking part in playoff to crown national champion. Later, after UEFA decided to help Bosnia and Herzegovina FA to establish nationwide league played in whole country, the league itself was started in 2013, along with Women's football league (also assisted by UEFA).

Competition ormat[edit]

12 teams take part in the competition. The league is played in two phases. In first phase teams play each other once in 11 rounds. Top six teams qualify to Championship stage while bottom six teams qualify to Relegation stage. In both second phase stages teams play each other twice on home-away basis so there are 21 rounds (11+10) total. Top team of Championship stage is crowned champion while bottom two teams of Relegation stage are relegated.

In first two season (2013-14 and 2014-15), competition was played in home-away round-robin format. Top team after 22 rounds was crowned champion.

If relegated teams comes from Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina entity, they will play in First league of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina next season; otherwise, if team comes from Republic of Srpska entity, it will take part in First league of Republic of Srpska next season. Relegated teams could be both from same entity. Champions of entity leagues (First League of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina; First League of Republika Srpska) are promoted to the Premier league.

Winner of the competition qualifies to UEFA Futsal Cup. Best result in the competition by a team from Bosnia Herzegovina was achieved in 2013-14 edition when Tango reached Elite round (best 16 teams of the competition).

Champions[edit]

Listed below are the champions of Premier League.

Rank Club Titles Seasons
1 Centar Sarajevo 3 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16
2 Mostar Stari Grad 1 2016-17

Before Premier League[edit]

Rank Club Titles Seasons
1 Kaskada Gračanica 4 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07
2 Karaka Mostar 3 2001-02, 2004-05, 2005-06
Leotar Trebinje 2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12
4 Partizan Sarajevo 2 1994-95, 2005-06
Orlić Sarajevo 2007-08, 2000-10
6 Kreka Tuzlanska Tuzla 1 1995-96
Bihać 1996-97
Kompred Tuzla 1997-98
Banovići 1999-00
Tango Istočno Sarajevo 2012-13

Teams[edit]

Locations of the 2017–18 Premier Futsal League of Bosnia and Herzegovina teams

Eight teams are representing Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina while four are representing Republic of Srpska.

Club City Arena Season
MNK Brotnjo Čitluk Čitluk Gradska dvorana 5th
Centar Sarajevo Sarajevo Ramiz Salčin 5th
Brčko Brčko 1st
Željezničar Sarajevo Sarajevo 1st
Kaskada Gračanica Gračanica 5th
Leotar Trebinje Trebinje Miloš Mrdić 5th
Mostar Stari Grad Mostar 5th
Nevesinje Nevesinje Nevesinjka 3nd
Seljak Livno Livno Dalibor Perković Dali 5th
Sofić Konjic Konjic Gradska dvorana 3nd
Tango Istočno Sarajevo Istočno Sarajevo O.Š. Aleksa Šantić 5th
Zrinjski Mostar Mostar Dvorana Bijeli brijeg 5th

title holder
promoted

All-time table[edit]

Below is the Premier league all-time table, as of 2016-17 season completion. Total of 16 teams played in the competition during four seasons. Two new teams are set for their debut in 2017-18. One team that pulled out of competition in first season, Karaka Mostar, is not counted as all of their matches were annulled.

Rank Team S GP W D L G+ G- Pts
1 Centar Sarajevo 4 84 62 14 8 426 232 200
2 Brotnjo Čitluk 4 84 48 11 25 381 302 155
3 Zrinjski Mostar 4 84 47 13 24 354 254 154
4 Mostar Stari Grad 4 84 47 8 29 340 280 149
5 Tango Istočno Sarajevo 4 84 46 4 34 294 265 142
6 Čelinac 4 84 31 10 43 263 332 103
7 Leotar Trebinje 4 84 33 3 48 267 310 102
8 Seljak Livno 4 84 30 8 46 299 332 98
9 Kaskada Gračanica 4 84 29 8 47 320 365 95
10 Bosna Tuzla 2 43 19 3 21 176 168 60
11 Sofić Konjic 2 42 18 2 22 184 183 56
12 Nevesinje 2 43 12 3 28 134 179 39
13 Sokrates Banja Luka 2 42 10 6 26 138 221 36
14 Salines Tuzla 1 21 10 2 9 76 78 32
15 Galaktikosi Visoko 1 20 4 1 15 68 99 13
16 Jošavka Čelinac 1 21 0 0 21 38 162 0
17 Željezničar Sarajevo promoted, will play in 2017-18 season
17 Brčko promoted, will play in 2017-18 season

S - number of seasons; GP - games played; W, D, L - games won, drawn, lost, G+, G- - goals for, against; Pts - points

Members of the league for 2017-18 season

Season by season positions[edit]

Team 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Bosna Tuzla - 6 11 - -
Brotnjo Čitluk 3 3 3 8
Centar Sarajevo 1 1 1 2
Čelinac 6 8 9 11 -
Galaktikosi Visoko 11 - - - -
Jošavka Čelinac - - 12 - -
Kaskada Gračanica 5 8 9 12 -
Leotar Trebinje 9 4 5 6
Mostar Stari Grad 8 7 2 1
Nevesinje - 12 - 10
Salines Tuzla - - - 7
Seljak Livno 7 10 6 9
Sokrates Banja Luka 10 11 - - -
Tango Istočno Sarajevo 2 5 7 4
Zrinjski Mostar 4 2 4 3
Brčko - - - -
Željezničar Sarajevo - - - -
Champion
Relegated

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