Season review: Serbia

FK Partizan won the Serbian title for the seventh time in eight seasons but were denied the double by FK Čukarički, who celebrated the first trophy in their 89-year existence.

Partizan finished seven points clear at the top of the Serbian Super League
Partizan finished seven points clear at the top of the Serbian Super League ©AFP/Getty Images

Champions: FK Partizan
Partizan lost just once in capturing their 26th Yugoslav/Serbian title, the same number Belgrade rivals and deposed champions FK Crvena zvezda have to their name. A spring coaching change, Zoran Milinković replaced Marko Nikolić, did little to disrupt the Black-and-Whites as they were crowned for the seventh time in eight campaigns. "We kept our level up all season and were the best when it mattered," said Partizan's 37-year-old captain Saša Ilić. "That quality made the difference."

Cup final: FK Čukarički 1-0 FK Partizan
Čukarički became the fifth different Serbian Cup winner in as many seasons. Slavoljub Srnić's 39th-minute goal secured the first trophy in Čukarički's 89-year history, denying Partizan the domestic double. "We are an organised club with lot of quality players and great motivation," said coach Vladan Milojević.

European places
FK Partizan – UEFA Champions League from second qualifying round
FK Crvena zvezda – UEFA Europa League from first qualifying round
FK Čukarički – UEFA Europa League from first qualifying round
FK Vojvodina – UEFA Europa League from first qualifying round

Player of the year: Predrag Rajković (FK Crvena zvezda)
Crvena zvezda captain and keeper Predrag Rajković rounded off an impressive season with success on the international stage. The 19-year-old conceded the fewest goals in the Super League, 20, and last month was awarded the golden glove for his ever-present role in Serbia's FIFA U-20 World Cup triumph in New Zealand.

One to watch: Andrija Živković (FK Partizan)
The 18-year-old excelled in the spring, when he scored four of his five league goals and two more in the cup. A winger capable of playing on either flank, Živković, already capped at senior international level, was one of the stars of Serbia's U-20 World Cup victory.

Leading scorer: Eze Friday (FK Mladost Lučani) – 15

Relegated: FK Radnički 1923, FK Donji Srem, FK Napredak

Promoted: FK Radnik Surdulica, FK Javor, FK Metalac

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