Also known as the Liga 12, the Bosnia and Herzegovina Premier league was founded in 2000. At the start of the league, there were some tensions. The Republic of Srpska did not acknowledge the newly established league and continued with their separate league. However, the UEFA and FIFA did not recognize their competitions. This meant that clubs could not perform in other football competitions. Two years later, in 2002/2003, the clubs joined the Premijer Liga. Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, also known as the Premier Liga or Liga 12. The second divisions are the First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the First League of the Republika Srpska.
With our Sportmonks football API, you will be able to access the current and all the historical seasons of the Liga 12, starting from the 2005/2006 season.
The Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina changed their league format in 2016. This change led to 12 teams competing for the title. The bottom two teams will be relegated to the second division. In the 2021/2022 season, the below teams battled for the prestigious title and a chance in the UEFA Champions League.
HŠK Zrinjski Mostar (The Noblemen)
Zrinjski is based in Mostar. The football club was founded in 1905 and revived in 1992. The Nobleman are one of the most successful clubs from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Winning a total of six championships. With a seating capacity of 9,000, teir home stadium is the Stadion pod Bijelim Brijegom in Mostar.
Fudbalski klub Tuzla City
FK Tuzla City was founded in 1955 and played the majority of its existence in the First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. They earned a promotion in the 2017/2018 season to the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina. They were almost relegated immediately in their first season, but they narrowly escaped with a tenth place. In their second season, they finished fifth due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fudbalski klub Borac Banja Luka (The red-blues)
Borac Banja Luka plays their home matches in the Banja Luka City Stadium, which has a seating capacity of 10,030. The club was founded on the 4th of July in 1926. The name Borac means fighters, and they are one of the most successful clubs from the Republika of Srpska.
FK Sarajevo (The Maroon-Whites)
FK Sarajevo is one of the most successful and popular football clubs in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They won the most Liga 12 titles and some domestic cup and super cup titles. With a seating capacity of over 34,000, they have the largest stadium in the country: the Kosovo City Stadium. This stadium also serves as a home ground for the Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team.
Fudbalski klub Radnik Bijeljina
Radnik Bijeljina was founded on the 14th of June. Their home ground is the Gradski Stadion, which has a seating capacity of 6,000.
Nogometni klub Široki Brijeg (The Blues)
The blues was founded in 1948 and play its home matches on Pescara Stadium, which has a capacity of 7,000 seats. Since its founding, the club has been represented in the Bosnia and Herzegovina Premier League.
FK Sloboda Tuzla (The red and blacks)
Sloboda Tuzla was founded in 1919. The team has performed in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina since its founding in 2002. One year they were relegated, but they were promoted back again after one season.
Fudbalski klub Velež Mostar (The Born)
Velež Mostar was founded in 1922. Their home ground is the Rodeni Stadium, which has a seating capacity of 7,000.
FK Leotar (The Tigers)
The Tigers was founded on the 19th of August 1925. They thank their name to the mountains located north of the city Trebinje. FK Leotar has a stadium with a capacity of 8,550.
Posušje was founded in 1950. They play their home matches in the Mokri Dolac Stadium, located in the city Posušje.
Fudbalski klub Rudar Prijedor
Rudat Prijedor was founded on the 3rd of May in 1928. Their home ground is the Gradski stadium, which has a seating capacity of 3,540.
Fudbalski klub Željezničar Sarajevo (The Blues)
FK Željezničar Sarajevo, known as Željo, is based in Sarejevo. They share a great rivalry with FK Sarajevo. Their derby is the Sarajevo Derby, and it’s the biggest football match in Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the start of the 2021/2022 season, the club is the most successful team with six league championships, 6 cups and three super cups.