2003–04 Macedonian First Football League

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Macedonian First League
Season2003–04
Dates8 August 2003 –
30 May 2004
ChampionsPobeda
1st domestic title
RelegatedTikvesh
Bregalnica Delchevo
Champions LeaguePobeda
UEFA CupSileks
Sloga Jugomagnat
Intertoto CupVardar
Matches played198
Goals scored607 (3.07 per match)
Top goalscorerDragan Dimitrovski
(25 goals)
Biggest home winSloga 12–1 Bregalnica (D)
Biggest away winBregalnica (D) 0–9 Sileks
Highest scoringSloga 12–1 Bregalnica (D)

The 2003–04 Macedonian First League was the 12th season of the Macedonian First Football League, the highest football league of Macedonia. The first matches of the season were played on 8 August 2003 and the last on 30 May 2004. Vardar were the defending champions, having won their fifth title. The 2003-04 champions were Pobeda who had won their first title.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

At the start of the 2003–04 season

Promoted from 2002–03 Second League

Relegated to 2003–04 Second League

At the end of the 2003–04 season

Promoted from 2003–04 Second League

Relegated to 2004–05 Second League

Participating teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2003–04 Macedonian First League
Club City Stadium
Bashkimi Kumanovo Gradski stadion Kumanovo
Belasica Strumica Stadion Mladost
Bregalnica Delchevo Gradski stadion Goce Delchev
Cementarnica 55 Skopje Stadion Cementarnica
Madjari Solidarnost Skopje Stadion Madjari
Napredok Kichevo Gradski stadion Kichevo
Pobeda Prilep Stadion Goce Delchev
Rabotnichki Kometal Skopje Gradski stadion Skopje
Sileks Kratovo Stadion Sileks
Sloga Jugomagnat Skopje Chair Stadium
Tikvesh Kavadarci Gradski stadion Kavadarci
Vardar Skopje Gradski stadion Skopje

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Pobeda (C) 33 22 5 6 78 42 +36 71 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Sileks 33 20 6 7 67 52 +15 66 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first qualifying round
3 Vardar 33 17 9 7 66 39 +27 60 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup first round
4 Rabotnichki Kometal 33 16 10 7 58 40 +18 58
5 Sloga Jugomagnat 33 17 6 10 69 36 +33 57 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first qualifying round[a]
6 Madjari Solidarnost 33 14 8 11 44 30 +14 50
7 Cementarnica 55 33 11 12 10 48 41 +7 45
8 Bashkimi 33 14 1 18 44 54 −10 43
9 Napredok 33 12 5 16 51 52 −1 41
10 Belasica 33 10 6 17 37 55 −18 36
11 Tikvesh (R) 33 5 4 24 25 62 −37 19 Relegation to the Macedonian Second League
12 Bregalnica Delchevo[b] (R) 33 2 4 27 20 124 −104 7
Source: MacedonianFootball.com, RSSSF.com
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, teams for UEFA competitions or relegation).
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Sloga Jugomagnat qualified for the UEFA Cup first qualifying round by winning the 2003–04 Macedonian Football Cup.
  2. ^ Bregalnica Delchevo were deducted three points for walking off at the match against Sileks in the 32nd round.

Results[edit]

Every team will play three times against each other team for a total of 33 matches. The first 22 matchdays will consist of a regular double round-robin schedule. The league standings at this point will then be used to determine the games for the last 11 matchdays.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 North Macedonia Dragan Dimitrovski Pobeda 25
2 North Macedonia Ivica Gligorovski Sileks 18
North Macedonia Stevica Ristić Sileks
4 Brazil Wandeir Vardar 17
5 North Macedonia Ljubiša Savić Sloga Jugomagnat 15
6 North Macedonia Nikolche Zdravevski Pobeda 14
7 North Macedonia Blazhe Ilijoski Rabotnichki 13
8 North Macedonia Sasho Krstev Pobeda 11
North Macedonia Aleksandar Toleski Cementarnica

Source: rsssf.com

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