2015–16 Macedonian First Football League

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Macedonian First League
Season 2015–16
Champions Vardar
9th Macedonian title
10th domestic title
Relegated Metalurg
Mladost
Horizont Turnovo
Champions League Vardar
Europa League Shkëndija
Rabotnički
Sileks
Matches played 162
Goals scored 426 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorer Besart Ibraimi (26 goals)
Biggest home win Vardar 6–0 Mladost
Biggest away win Mladost 0–5 Bregalnica
Highest scoring Renova 5–2 Horizont Turnovo
Longest winning run 9 games
Shkendija
Longest unbeaten run 15 games
Rabotnichki
Longest winless run 11 games
Mladost
Longest losing run 10 games
Mladost
All statistics correct as of 19 May 2016.

The 2015–16 Macedonian First League was the 24th season of the Macedonian First Football League, the highest football league of Macedonia. It began on 9 August 2015 and ended in 19 May 2016.

The league was contested by 10 teams. Vardar are the defending champions, having won their eight title in 2014–15.

Promotion and relegation

At the start of the 2015–16 season

Promoted from 2014–15 Second League

Relegated to 2015–16 Second League

At the end of the 2015–16 season

Promoted from 2015–16 Second League

Relegated to 2016–17 Second League

Participating teams

Location of teams in 2015–16 Macedonian First League
Club City Stadium Capacity
Bregalnica Štip Štip Gradski stadion Štip 4,000
Metalurg Skopje Skopje Železarnica Stadium 3,000
Mladost Carev Dvor Carev Dvor SRC Biljanini Izvori 2,500
Rabotnički Skopje Philip II Arena 33,460
Renova Džepčište Gradski stadion Tetovo 15,000
Shkëndija Tetovo Gradski stadion Tetovo 15,000
Shkupi Skopje Čair Stadium 6,000
Sileks Kratovo Gradski stadion Kratovo 1,800
Horizont Turnovo Turnovo Stadion Kukuš 1,500
Vardar Skopje Philip II Arena 33,460

Personnel and kits

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 Stojanov, IgorIgor Stojanov Republic of Macedonia Zdravkov, GoranGoran Zdravkov Derbystar Quehenberger
Metalurg Republic of Macedonia Mackov, AleksoAlekso Mackov Republic of Macedonia Krstev, MileMile Krstev Macron Makstil
Mladost Republic of Macedonia Cvetanoski, ZdravkoZdravko Cvetanoski Republic of Macedonia Ristevski, AleksandarAleksandar Ristevski Legea
Rabotnichki Republic of Macedonia Franc, TomislavTomislav Franc Republic of Macedonia Ilijoski, BažeBaže Ilijoski Zeus
Renova Republic of Macedonia Osmani, QatipQatip Osmani Republic of Macedonia Nuhi, FisnikFisnik Nuhi Jako Renova
Shkendija Bosnia and Herzegovina Akrapović, BrunoBruno Akrapović Republic of Macedonia Hasani, FerhanFerhan Hasani Nike Ecolog
Shkupi Republic of Macedonia Ganiu, VisarVisar Ganiu Republic of Macedonia Zendeli, SuatSuat Zendeli Lotto Čair Municipality
Sileks Republic of Macedonia Jakovljević, MiroslavMiroslav Jakovljević Republic of Macedonia Georgiev, NikolčoNikolčo Georgiev Legea
Horizont Turnovo Republic of Macedonia Nikolovski, JaneJane Nikolovski Republic of Macedonia Pandev, SaškoSaško Pandev Jako Vitaminka
Vardar Republic of Macedonia Sedloski, GoceGoce Sedloski Republic of Macedonia Grnčarov, BobanBoban Grnčarov Hummel Zdravje

Regular season

The first 27 Rounds comprise the first phase of the season, also called the Regular season. In the first phase, every team plays against each 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

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Vardar 27 20 5 2 59 15 +44 65 Qualification to Championship round
2 Shkëndija 27 19 6 2 62 21 +41 63
3 Sileks 27 11 7 9 32 32 0 40
4 Shkupi 27 9 11 7 28 25 +3 38
5 Rabotnički 27 8 12 7 32 26 +6 36
6 Bregalnica Štip 27 9 6 12 38 43 −5 33
7 Horizont Turnovo 27 8 9 10 32 42 −10 33 Qualification to Relegation round
8 Renova 27 8 7 12 33 37 −4 31
9 Metalurg Skopje 27 4 4 19 20 48 −28 16
10 Mladost Carev Dvor 27 5 1 21 18 65 −47 16
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).[1]

Results

Second phase

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 round

In the Championship round, 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.[2]

Championship round table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Vardar (C) 5 5 0 0 8 2 +6 80 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Shkëndija 5 4 0 1 12 3 +9 75 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round[lower-alpha 1]
3 Sileks 5 1 1 3 3 8 −5 44
4 Rabotnički 5 2 1 2 4 4 0 43
5 Bregalnica Štip 5 1 2 2 4 6 −2 38
6 Shkupi 5 0 0 5 1 9 −8 38
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).[3]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. Since winners of the 2015–16 Macedonian Football Cup, Shkëndija, qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the cup winner (Europa League first qualifying round) was passed to the fourth-placed team.

Results

Home ╲ Away BRE RAB ŠKE SHK SIL VAR
Bregalnica Štip 0–0 2–0
Rabotnički 2–0 0–1
Shkëndija 3–0 3–1 3–0
Shkupi 0–1 1–3
Sileks 1–1 1–0 1–2
Vardar 2–1 1–0 2–0

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 round

In the Relegation round, 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.[2]

Relegation round table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
7 Renova 6 5 1 0 16 5 +11 47
8 Horizont Turnovo (R) 6 4 1 1 13 1 +12 46 Qualification to Relegation play-offs
9 Metalurg Skopje (R) 6 1 0 5 7 18 −11 19 Relegation to Macedonian Second Football League
10 Mladost Carev Dvor (R) 6 1 0 5 4 16 −12 19
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).[4]
(R) Relegated.

Results

Home ╲ Away MET MLA REN TUR
Metalurg 4–0 2–4 0–4
Mladost Carev Dvor 2–0 0–4 0–2
Renova 3–1 4–2 1–0
Horizont Turnovo 5–0 2–0 0–0

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 play-offs

First Leg

25 May 2016
16:00 CEST
Horizont Turnovo 1–2 Pelister
Pandev Goal 4' Report Markovski Goal 23' (pen.)29' (pen.)
Stadion Gjorče Petrov, Skopje
Attendance: 400
Referee: Josip Barton (Tetovo)

Second Leg

Pelister won 3–1 on aggregate.

Season statistics

Top scorers

As of 19 May 2016
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Republic of Macedonia Besart Ibraimi Shkendija 24
2 Republic of Macedonia Sashko Pandev Horizont Turnovo 16
3 Republic of Macedonia Bazhe Ilijoski Rabotnichki 13
4 Republic of Macedonia Ferhan Hasani Shkendija 12
5 Serbia Igor Nedeljković Sileks 11
6 Republic of Macedonia Dejan Blazhevski Vardar 10
7 Republic of Macedonia Armend Alimi Shkendija 9
Republic of Macedonia Argjent Gafuri Renova
Republic of Macedonia Marjan Radeski Shkendija
10 Republic of Macedonia Angel Nacev Bregalnica 8

Source: Soccerway

See also

References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 "First League: Season Rules". scoresway.com. Retrieved 25 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "First League 2015/2016 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 19 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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