Note that the Yugoslavia of the communist era dissolved in the early 1990s. Whereas clubs from all six constituent Republics had still participated in the 1990/91 league structure, by the start of the 1992/93 season, only two of these (Serbia and Montenegro) had remained. The departure of the Croatian clubs in 1991 effectively reduced the league to one dominated by Serbian clubs, although the country did not officially change name to Serbia and Montenegro until more than a decade later. Shortly after (in 2006), Montenegro opted out of the federation as well.
Note that prior to the first ever national championship of Yugoslavia in 1923, championships had already been organised in most constituent republics, e.g. in Croatia (1912, winners HAŠK (Zagreb)) Serbia (1919/20, winners Beogradski SK) and, Slovenia (1920, winners SK Ilirija (Ljubljana)).
During the inter-bellum, the championship was usually contested between the winners of regional championships (possibly with additional teams). Only at the end of the thirties a nationwide league championship was organised regularly (first in 1933, then not until the 1936/37 season).
Kingdom of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs 1923 Građanski (Zagreb) 1924 Jugoslavija (Beograd) 1925 Jugoslavija (Beograd) 1926 Građanski (Zagreb) 1927 Hajduk (Split) 1928 Građanski (Zagreb) 1929 Hajduk (Split) Kingdom of Yugoslavia 1930 Concordia (Zagreb) 1931 Beogradski SK (Beograd) 1932 Concordia (Zagreb) 1933 Beogradski SK (Beograd) 1934 cancelled 1934/35 Beogradski SK (Beograd) 1935/36 cancelled 1936 Beogradski SK (Beograd) 1936/37 Građanski (Zagreb) 1937/38 HAŠK (Zagreb) 1938/39 Beogradski SK (Beograd) 1939/40 Građanski (Zagreb) 1940/41 no championship 1941/42 no championship 1942/43 no championship 1943/44 no championship 1944/45 no championship Yugoslavia 1945 Srbija  1946/47 Partizan (Beograd) 1947/48 Dinamo (Zagreb) 1948/49 Partizan (Beograd) 1950 Hajduk (Split) 1951 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1952 Hajduk (Split) 1952/53 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1953/54 Dinamo (Zagreb) 1954/55 Hajduk (Split) 1955/56 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1956/57 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1957/58 Dinamo (Zagreb) 1958/59 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1959/60 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1960/61 Partizan (Beograd) 1961/62 Partizan (Beograd) 1962/63 Partizan (Beograd) 1963/64 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1964/65 Partizan (Beograd) 1965/66 Vojvodina (Novi Sad) 1966/67 FK Sarajevo (Sarajevo) 1967/68 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1968/69 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1969/70 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1970/71 Hajduk (Split) 1971/72 Željezničar (Sarajevo) 1972/73 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1973/74 Hajduk (Split) 1974/75 Hajduk (Split) 1975/76 Partizan (Beograd) 1976/77 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1977/78 Partizan (Beograd) 1978/79 Hajduk (Split) 1979/80 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1980/81 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1981/82 Dinamo (Zagreb) 1982/83 Partizan (Beograd) 1983/84 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1984/85 FK Sarajevo (Sarajevo) 1985/86 Partizan (Beograd)  1986/87 Partizan (Beograd)  1987/88 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1988/89 Vojvodina (Novi Sad) 1989/90 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1990/91 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) Championships of 'traditional' Yugoslavia (62) 18 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 11 Partizan (Beograd) 9 Hajduk (Split) 5 Beogradski SK (Beograd) Građanski (Zagreb) 4 Dinamo (Zagreb) 2 Concordia (Zagreb) Jugoslavija (Beograd) FK Sarajevo (Sarajevo) Vojvodina (Novi Sad) 1 HAŠK (Zagreb) Željezničar (Sarajevo) NB: see files on Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Slovenia for champions in those countries after Yugoslavia was dissolved. Notes  This was a championship between representations of the 6 republics, the Yugoslav Army, and a representation of the autonomous province Vojvodina.  The Yugoslav FA decided that the last round of fixtures had to be replayed, after accusations that certain results had been fixed. Partizan, who had won the title with a 4-0 over Zeljeznicar Sarajevo, refused, after which the game was awarded 3-0 to Zeljeznicar, which gave Crvena zvezda the title. Crvena zvezda played in the 1986/87 European Champions Cup. However, after a sequence of legal processes, the original final table, with Partizan as champions, was officially recognized, in 1987.  Ten clubs had started the 1986/87 season with a deduction of 6 points, among them Partizan and Crvena zvezda, because of the events in the previous season. Vardar Skopje, who had not been deducted 6 points, won the title, and participated in the 1987/88 Champions Cup, but the points deduction was later annulled after more legal proceedings, and the title was given to Partizan, who headed the table with the deduction.
"Remainder" Yugoslavia 1991/92 Crvena zvezda (Beograd)  1992/93 Partizan (Beograd) 1993/94 Partizan (Beograd) 1994/95 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1995/96 Partizan (Beograd) 1996/97 Partizan (Beograd) 1997/98 FK Obilić (Obilić) 1998/99 Partizan (Beograd)  1999/00 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 2000/01 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 2001/02 Partizan (Beograd) Serbia and Montenegro (since February 2003) 2002/03 Partizan (Beograd) 2003/04 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 2004/05 Partizan (Beograd) 2005/06 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) Serbia (since 2006) 2006/07 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 2007/08 Partizan (Beograd) 2008/09 Partizan (Beograd) 2009/10 Partizan (Beograd) 2010/11 Partizan (Beograd) 2011/12 Partizan (Beograd) 2012/13 Partizan (Beograd) 2013/14 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 2014/15 Partizan (Beograd) 2015/16 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 2016/17 Partizan (Beograd) 2017/18 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 2018/19 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 2019/20 NB: see file on Montenegro. Championships of 'remainder' Yugoslavia/Serbia (and Montenegro) (28) 16 Partizan (Beograd) 11 Crvena zvezda (Beograd) 1 FK Obilić (Obilić) Notes  Before the start of the season, the Croatian clubs (Dinamo (Zagreb), later renamed to Građanski (they meanwhile reverted to Dinamo after having been known as Croatia for a while as well), Hajduk (Split), NK Osijek, NK Rijeka, and NK Zagreb) and Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia) withdrew and started to play in the 1991/92 championship of Croatia and Slovenia. During the season, the clubs from Bosnia-Hercegovina were not able to continue playing; this concerned FK Sarajevo, Sloboda Tuzla, Velez Mostar and Željezničar Sarajevo; Borac Banja Luka finished the season and were relocated to (Beograd) in 1992/93. After the season, Vardar Skopje and Pelister Bitola withdrew to play in the championship of Macedonia.  Season interrupted on May 12 due to the NATO attack on Yugoslavia, when there were 10 more rounds left to play; Partizan were declared champions on Jun 13, 1999.
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