2012–13 Slovenian PrvaLiga
Celje (cup finalists)
|Goals scored||487 (2.71 per match)|
|Best Player||Agim Ibraimi|
|Top goalscorer||Marcos Tavares|
|Best goalkeeper||Aleksander Šeliga|
|Biggest home win||Maribor 5–1 Celje|
|Biggest away win||Gorica 1–6 Maribor|
|Highest scoring||Aluminij 3–5 Rudar|
|Longest winning run||7 games|
|Longest unbeaten run||12 games|
|Longest winless run||11 games|
|Longest losing run||6 games|
Maribor 1–0 Olimpija
Mura 05 3–0 Koper
The 2012–13 Slovenian PrvaLiga was the 22nd edition of the Slovenian PrvaLiga since its establishment in 1991. Also known by the abbreviation 1. SNL, PrvaLiga was contested by the top ten clubs in Slovenia, for the title of national champions. The fixture schedule was released on 26 June 2012. The season began on 14 July 2012 and ended on 26 May 2013.
Maribor were the defending champions, having won their 10th league title the previous season. The season featured nine teams from the 2011–12 Slovenian PrvaLiga and one team from the 2011–12 Slovenian Second League, Aluminij, who was promoted directly as the winners of the second division, replacing Nafta. This was the first season for Aluminij in the top division.
A total of ten teams constested the league, including nine from the 2011–12 Slovenian PrvaLiga and one promoted from the 2011–12 Slovenian Second League. Winners of the Slovenian second division Aluminij secured direct promotion as champions of the Slovenian Second League. They replaced Nafta Lendava in the top division, who finished at the bottom of the PrvaLiga table, ending their seven-season tenure in the top division. This was the first season for Aluminij in the Slovenian PrvaLiga. Even though Dob won the relegation play-offs against Triglav Kranj, they decided against competing in the top division because of financial reasons; as a result, Triglav was not relegated and remained in the PrvaLiga for the 2012–13.
Stadia and locations
|Gorica||Nova Gorica||Sports Park||3,100|
|Mura 05||Murska Sobota||Fazanerija||3,782|
1Seating capacity only. Some stadiums (e.g. Aluminij, Mura 05, Rudar) also have standing areas.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Maribor (C)||36||24||6||6||80||35||+45||78||Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round|
|2||Olimpija||36||21||7||8||73||35||+38||70||Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round[a]|
|3||Domžale||36||17||9||10||42||34||+8||60||Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round|
|5||Celje||36||12||13||11||39||39||0||49||Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round[b]|
|9||Mura 05 (R)||36||9||6||21||43||66||−23||33||Qualification to relegation play-offs|
|10||Aluminij (R)||36||7||9||20||36||67||−31||30||Relegation to Slovenian Second League|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
- Maribor won the 2012-13 Slovenian Cup, so the cup-winner spot in 2013–14 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round passed to the 2nd-placed Olimpija Ljubljana, and Celje took the first qualifying round spot as cup runners-up.
Positions by round
|Qualification for relegation play-offs|
|Relegated to 2013–14 Slovenian Second League|
Every team plays four times against their opponents, twice at home and twice on the road, for a total of 36 matches.
|Rank||Club||Total attendance||Matches played||Average|
PrvaLiga Player of the season
PrvaLiga U23 Player of the season
- A The official figure of 0 attendance on a match between Mura 05 and Koper, during the 34th round, is disputed and presumably wrong. Although the PrvaLiga uses the figure on their official website it can be clearly seen from the official video summary of the match, on the same website, that during the match there were several hundred spectators on the stands. A report from the Slovenian Press Agency uses the figure of 500 spectators for the match.
- Matej Rijavec (26 June 2012). "Za uvod tako kot lani tekma med Mariborom in Gorico" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
- Rok Plestenjak (16 May 2012). "Uradno: Aluminij gre v 1. SNL" (in Slovenian). Siol. Archived from the original on 20 May 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
- "Lestvica strelcev". PrvaLiga official website (in Slovenian). Retrieved 31 March 2013.
- "Člani SPINS izbrali najboljše nogometaše v sezoni 2012/2013". SPINS. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
- "34. krog (sezona 12–13)" (in Slovenian). Slovenian PrvaLiga official website. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
- Slovenian Press Agency (18 May 2013). "Poročilo: Mura 3-0 Luka Koper" (in Slovenian). Slovenian PrvaLiga official website. Retrieved 14 May 2014.