First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Founded1995
First season1995–96
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toPremier League
Relegation toSecond League of FBiH
Domestic cup(s)Bosnian Cup, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Europa Conference League
(The winner of the Bosnian Cup earns
an automatic spot in the UEFA Europa Conference League)
Current championsIgman Konjic (1st title)
(2021–22)
Most championshipsOlimpik
Budućnost Banovići
Travnik (3 titles)
TV partnersArena Sport
WebsiteNSFBiH (Bosnian)
Current: 2022–23 First League

The m:tel First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serbo-Croatian: m:tel Prva liga Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine / м:тел Прва лига Федерације Босне и Херцеговине) is a football league in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Together with the First League of the Republika Srpska, it forms the second level of football in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The league consists of 16 teams. Each team plays a total of 30 games during the course of a regular season, twice each team (once at home and once away). The league champion is promoted to the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Relegated teams fall to the Second League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The number of relegated clubs depends on how many teams will enter the competition - Four winners of the third level leagues (Second league) and clubs relegated from the Premier League. Depending on the situation, three to five teams can be relegated.

Sponsorship

On 13 August 2020, the Football Association of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina signed a three-year deal with Mtel regarding the sponsorship of the league, effectively renaming the league m:tel First League.[1]

Member clubs for 2022–23

Club City Stadium Capacity Last season
Bratstvo Gračanica Gračanica Stadion Luke 5,200 7.
Budućnost Banovići Banovići Stadion FK Budućnost 8,500 3.
Mladost Doboj Kakanj Doboj MGM Farm Arena 3,000 15.
Goražde Goražde Stadion Midhat Drljević 1,500 9.
Gabela Gabela Stadium Perica-Pero Pavlović 3,000 2.
Gradina Srebrenik Gradski Stadion 5,000 6.
Jedinstvo Bihać Bihać Pod Borićima Stadium 7,500 13.
Radnički Lukavac Lukavac Stadion Jošik 3,000 Promoted
Radnik Hadžići Hadžići Hadžići City Stadium 500 12.
Rudar Kakanj Kakanj Stadion Rudara 5,000 5.
Stupčanica Olovo Olovo Gradski Stadion Olovo Promoted
Tomislav Tomislavgrad Ferovac Stadium 16.
Tešanj Tešanj Stadion Luke 7,000 4.
Travnik Travnik Stadion Pirota 4,000 14.
Vis Simm-Bau Kosova Grabovac Stadium 1,200 11.
Zvijezda Gradačac Gradačac Stadion Banja Ilidža 5,000 10.

League champions

The list of champions:[2]

References

  1. ^ E. Čaušević (13 August 2020). "Potpisan sponzorski ugovor: Prva liga FBiH od danas ima novo ime" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Prvaci prve lige Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine". bihsoccer.com. 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2011.