2001–02 Macedonian First Football League
|Dates||12 August 2001 –|
29 May 2002
4th Macedonian title
5th domestic title
|Goals scored||561 (2.92 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Miroslav Gjokić|
|Biggest home win||Sileks 7–1 Napredok|
Sloga 7–1 Kumanovo
Cementarnica 6–0 Kumanovo
|Biggest away win||Sileks 0–7 Rabotnichki|
|Highest scoring||Pobeda 7–3 Cementarnica|
The 2001–02 Macedonian First League was the 10th season of the Macedonian First Football League, the highest football league of Macedonia. The first matches of the season were played on 12 August 2001 and the last on 29 May 2002. Sloga Jugomagnat were the defending champions, having won their third title in a row. The 2001-02 champions were Vardar who had won their fourth title, first since 1995. That was the first season in which the league consisted of 12 teams and only season (until the 2014–15 season) which contained the league play-off/play-out system.
Promotion and relegation
Promoted from 2000–01 Second League
Relegated to 2001–02 Second League
Promoted from 2001–02 Second League
Relegated to 2002–03 Second League
The first 22 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. 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.
|1||Pobeda||22||14||2||6||41||23||+18||44||Qualification for the championship round|
|7||Sileks||22||10||3||9||44||35||+9||33||Qualification for the relegation round|
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).
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 6 advance to the Relegation group. The teams will keep only the head-to-head records with the teams which he entered.
|1||Vardar (C)||20||11||4||5||28||16||+12||37||Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round|
|2||Belasica||20||11||3||6||29||22||+7||36||Qualification for the UEFA Cup qualifying round|
|3||Cementarnica 55||20||8||3||9||33||34||−1||27||Qualification for the Intertoto Cup first round|
|4||Pobeda||20||7||4||9||28||28||0||25||Qualification for the UEFA Cup qualifying round[a]|
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).
|11||Makedonija GP (R)||20||7||3||10||29||28||+1||24||Relegation to the Macedonian Second League|
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).
|3||Argjend Beqiri||Sloga Jugomagnat||15|