Serbian Super League in football
November 30, 2021
The Serbian Super League, for sponsorship reasons, the Linglong Super League (Linglong SuperLiga), is the official name of the main professional football league in Serbia. The lower rank of the competition is the First League of Serbia. The Serbian Super League was formed in 2006 after the disintegration of the joint state of Serbia and Montenegro and the disbandment of the former First League of Serbia and Montenegro. From the 2009/10 season. The league has 16 clubs, unlike previous seasons when it had 12. From 2006 to October 3, 2008, the official name of the league was Meridian SuperLiga, and the name was changed by the official signing of the contract between the Football Association of Serbia and Apatin Brewery, and from 2008 to 2015 the league was called Jelen Superliga (Jelen SuperLiga). From the 2019/20 season, the Chinese company Linglong Tire is the new title and general sponsor of the Serbian Football Super League. Competition system In the 2006/07 season, the first season of the Serbian Super League under a new name after the dissolution of the First League of Serbia and Montenegro, the championship was organized in 32 rounds and was conducted in two parts. In the first part, 22 matches were played according to the double point system (11 + 11). In the second part, 10 rounds (5 + 5) were played for the playoffs, where the clubs that would take places from 1st to 6th played for the Super League champion and placement in UEFA competitions, and the clubs from 7th to 12th place - for survival in league. In the seasons 2007/08 and 2008/09. the league was played according to a three-round system (33 rounds), and since the 2009/10 season the league has been expanded from 12 to 16 clubs, five new clubs have entered the Super League from the First League, and only one club has dropped out of the JSL. At the 24th session held on July 11, the Executive Board of the FSS made a decision that from the 2013/14 season. a barrage to fill the Super League will be introduced, in which the 14th-placed team of the Super League, ie the third-placed team of the First League, will participate. The champion of the Serbian Super League has secured a place in the 2nd round of qualifications of the UEFA Champions League, and the second-placed and third-placed team provide participation in the 2nd round of qualifications of the UEFA Europa League. The winner of the Serbian Cup starts the competition in the 3rd round of qualifications of the UEFA Europa League. Since the Intertoto Cup has been canceled, the fourth-placed team has a chance to participate in the UEFA Europa League if both finalists of the Serbian Cup have already secured participation in European competitions through a position in the league. Clubs in the 2020/21 season.