Slovenian Second League
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Founded1991; 31 years ago (1991)
CountrySlovenia
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2
Promotion to1. SNL
Relegation to3. SNL (2 divisions)
Current championsGorica (1st title)
(2021–22)
Most championshipsRudar Velenje
Triglav Kranj
(both 3 titles)
TV partnersSportklub
Website2. SNL
Current: 2022–23 Slovenian Second League

The Slovenian Second Football League (Slovene: Druga slovenska nogometna liga or commonly 2. SNL) is the second highest football league in Slovenia. The league was formed in 1991 and is operated by the Football Association of Slovenia.

Format and rules

In its inaugural season (1991–92), the Slovenian Second League was divided into two regional groups (East and West), with both winners directly promoted to the Slovenian PrvaLiga. In 1992, a unified league was formed with 16 clubs playing the round-robin system, which lasted until 2003. Two clubs were usually promoted, while the number of those relegated varied with the number of divisions in the Slovenian Third League. In 2003, the league was reduced to twelve teams and only the champion was directly promoted to PrvaLiga, as additional promotion play-offs were introduced for the second place. In 2005 the league was further reduced to ten teams, which played the triple round-robin format.

In 2017, the competition returned to the old system with 16 clubs, used between 1992 and 2003. Each club plays every other club twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 30 matchdays. Teams receive three points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss. The winner is promoted to the Slovenian PrvaLiga, the second-placed team is qualified for promotion play-offs, while the bottom two teams are relegated to the Slovenian Third League.

2022–23 teams

Winners

Source:[1][2]

Season Champions Runners-up Third place
1991–92 East Železničar Maribor Dravograd Turnišče
West Krka Triglav Kranj Ilirija
1992–93 Jadran Dekani Primorje Kočevje
1993–94 Kočevje Korotan Prevalje Turnišče
1994–95 Šmartno Nafta Lendava Zagorje
1995–96 Železničar Ljubljana Nafta Lendava Črnuče
1996–97 Vevče Drava Ptuj Dravograd
1997–98 Triglav Kranj Koper Domžale
1998–99 Dravograd Pohorje Železničar Maribor
1999–2000 Koper Tabor Sežana Šmartno
2000–01 Triglav Kranj Šmartno Aluminij
2001–02 Dravograd Ljubljana Aluminij
2002–03 Domžale Drava Ptuj Aluminij
2003–04 Rudar Velenje Bela Krajina Zagorje
2004–05 Rudar Velenje Nafta Lendava Svoboda
2005–06 Factor Dravinja Triglav Kranj
2006–07 Livar Bonifika Krško
2007–08 Rudar Velenje Bonifika Bela Krajina
2008–09 Olimpija Aluminij Triglav Kranj
2009–10 Primorje Triglav Kranj Aluminij
2010–11 Aluminij Interblock Dravinja
2011–12 Aluminij Dob Šenčur
2012–13 Zavrč Dob Krka
2013–14 Dob Radomlje Aluminij
2014–15 Krško Aluminij Dob
2015–16 Radomlje Aluminij Drava Ptuj
2016–17 Triglav Kranj Dob Ankaran
2017–18 Mura Drava Ptuj Nafta 1903
2018–19 Bravo Tabor Sežana Radomlje
2019–20 Cancelled[a]
2020–21 Radomlje Krka Nafta 1903
2021–22 Gorica Triglav Kranj Krka

Top scorers

Season Player Goals Club
1992–93 Slovenia Miloš Breznikar
31
1993–94 Slovenia Milan Osterc
20
1994–95 Slovenia Tomi Druškovič
26
1995–96 Slovenia Marjan Dominko
Slovenia Oskar Drobne
19
1996–97 Slovenia Anton Usnik
15
1997–98 Slovenia Oliver Bogatinov
32
1998–99 Slovenia Alen Mujanovič
18
1999–2000 Slovenia Milan Emeršič
21
2000–01[4] Slovenia Borut Arlič
22
2001–02[5] Slovenia Matej Rebol
23
2002–03[6] Slovenia Matjaž Majcen
26
2003–04[7] Slovenia Ismet Ekmečić
30
2004–05[8] Slovenia Mirnes Ibrahimovič
32
2005–06[9] Serbia Živojin Vidojević
15
2006–07[10] Slovenia Dejan Božičič
Slovenia Dalibor Volaš
14
2007–08[11] Slovenia Alen Mujanovič
21
2008–09[12] Slovenia Dejan Burgar
16
2009–10[13] Slovenia Darko Kremenović
15
2010–11[14] Slovenia Ladislav Stanko
16
2011–12[15] Slovenia Goran Vuk
17
2012–13[16] Croatia Josip Golubar
Slovenia Amer Krcić
13
2013–14[17] Slovenia Marko Nunić
16
2014–15[18] Slovenia Matej Poplatnik
18
2015–16[19] Slovenia Lovro Bizjak
Slovenia Dejan Sokanović
14
2016–17[20] Slovenia Matej Poplatnik
27
2017–18[21] Croatia Marko Roginić
21
2018–19[22] Bosnia and Herzegovina Anel Hajrić
35
2019–20 Not awarded
2020–21[23] Jamaica Kaheem Parris
16
2021–22[24] Croatia Tin Matić
21

Awards

Player of the Year awards are presented by the Union of Professional Football Players of Slovenia (SPINS) since 2018.

Notes

  1. ^ The season was interrupted in March 2020 and later cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Slovenia, and the winners were not announced.[3] Koper and Gorica, the top two teams before the cancellation of the season, were promoted to the top division.

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