FK Željezničar were again the team to beat in 2012/13 as they captured another championship crown, their sixth overall. The Blues fell short in their pursuit of a domestic double, though, succumbing on penalties to NK Široki Brijeg in the Bosnian and Herzegovinian Cup final.
Champions: FK Željezničar
Željezničar retained the title, their third in four seasons, adding weight to their status as Bosnia and Herzegovina's most eminent club. The capital team boasted an unbeaten home record and finished six points clear of closest pursuers and city rivals FK Sarajevo.
Cup final: FK Željezničar 1-1 NK Široki Brijeg (Široki Brijeg win 5-4 on pens)
After the first instalment in Sarajevo ended 1-1, Šaban Pehilj forced spot kicks in the return fixture with a late strike to cancel out Wagner's opener for Široki Brijeg. Luka Bilobrk made the decisive save in the shoot-out, stopping Muamer Svraka's effort, as Slaven Musa's men avenged last year's defeat by the same opposition and registered a second triumph in this competition.
FK Željezničar – UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
NK Široki Brijeg – UEFA Europe League second qualifying round
FK Sarajevo – UEFA Europe League first qualifying round
HŠK Zrinjski – UEFA Europe League first qualifying round
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Player of the Year: Muamer Svraka (FK Željezničar)
The ace in Amar Osim's pack, Svraka weighed in with eight goals from midfield and saved a string of sparking displays for the cup. The 24-year-old also caught the eye of national team coach Safet Sušić and has scored twice in five appearances since making his debut last May.
One to watch: Armin Hodžić (FK Željezničar)
The highly-rated player joined Liverpool FC in May 2011 but was loaned back to the champions for this term. He swiftly recaptured his form on home soil, while notching five goals for Bosnia and Herzegovina in the qualifying rounds for the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.
Surprise package: FK Radnik Bijeljina
Tipped to struggle in only their second season as a top-flight outfit, Radnik defied expectation to beat the drop once more. Much of the club's success can be attributed to mercurial midfielder Marko Basara, a player regarded as one of the division's finest.
Leading scorer: Emir Hadžic, FK Sarajevo (20)
Relegated: OFK Gradina, NK GOŠK Gabela
Promoted: NK Vitez, FK Mladost Velika Obarska
Only three coaches remained in their jobs throughout the season: Amar Osim (Željeničar), Vlado Jagodić (NK Čelik Zenica) and Vladimir Gaćinović (FK Leotar).
"Stability within the club and unity among the fans is a recipe for success."
Željezničar coach Osim underlines his footballing philosophy
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