First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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 championsGOŠK Gabela (3rd title)
(2022–23)
Most championshipsBudućnost Banovići
GOŠK Gabela
Olimpik
Travnik (3 titles)
TV partnersMY TV
WebsiteNSFBiH (Bosnian)
Current: 2023–24 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 2023–24

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Bratstvo Gračanica Gračanica Stadion Luke 5,200
Budućnost Banovići Banovići Stadion FK Budućnost 8,500
Čelik Zenica Zenica Bilino Polje Stadium 15,293
Goražde Goražde Stadion Midhat Drljević 1,500
Gornji Rahić Gornji Rahić SRC Gornji Rahić 1,190
Gradina Srebrenik Gradski Stadion 5,000
Jedinstvo Bihać Bihać Pod Borićima Stadium 7,500
Mladost Doboj Kakanj Doboj, Kakanj MGM Farm Arena 3,000
Radnik Hadžići Hadžići Hadžići City Stadium 500
Rudar Kakanj Kakanj Stadion Rudara 5,000
Sloboda Tuzla Tuzla Tušanj City Stadium 7,200
Stupčanica Olovo Olovo Gradski Stadion Olovo 1,000
Tomislav Tomislavgrad Gradski Stadion Tomislav 2,000
TOŠK Tešanj Tešanj Stadion Luke 7,000
Vis Simm-Bau Kosova Grabovac Stadium 1,200
Zvijezda Gradačac Gradačac Stadion Banja Ilidža 5,000

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.