The Serbian SuperLiga, represented by 16 clubs, is the top division of the Serbian football system. The competition had been founded after Montenegro seceded from Serbia in 2006.
Before that, Serbian clubs competed in the Yugoslav First League, which was created in 1923 and existed until 2003. After the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia had collapsed in 1991, the new Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was created by Montenegro and Serbia. They decided to change the official name to Serbia and Montenegro in 2003, which entailed football league renaming. The union existed until 2006, when countries became independent and formed their own national competitions - the Montenegrin First League and the Serbian SuperLiga.
The SuperLiga initially had a playoff system in order to increase ratings and enhance competition. However, after the first season, the SuperLiga format changed, and the 2007/2008 season became the first one to be held in a more traditional way, as a play-off in the middle of the campaign was abolished. The 12 teams played each other three times during one season, but the Serbian Football Association added four teams to the SuperLiga in 2009, which meant the 2009/2010 season would be the first with 16 teams playing in the frame of one home and one away match.
After 6 seasons, capital side Partizan has won five league titles and Red Star Belgrade has won one title.
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