The Macedonian Third League (Macedonian: Македонска Трета Лига - Makedonska Treta Liga) is the third highest football competition in the Republic of Macedonia.
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FK Vardar is a football club based in the capital city of Skopje, in Macedonia . Founded in 1947, they have been members of the Macedonian First Football League since its inception in 1992. Vardar is the most popular and renowned Macedonian football club both domestically and abroad, having won 10 national championships and 5 national cups. Its home venue is the Philip II Arena, with a capacity of 33,460.
FK Vardar's first competitive European match was a 0–5 loss against Dunfermline Athletic in the 1961–62 European Cup Winners' Cup. Muarem Zekir holds the record for most appearances in Europe for the club with 21. Top scorer in UEFA club competitions is Wandeir with 13 goals. The biggest win in UEFA competition was against Ethnikos Achnas in the 2004 Intertoto Cup, defeating them twice by the score of 5–1 and 10–2 on aggregate.
After promotion to the Macedonian Second League in 2014, in 2015 the club won promotion to the Macedonian First League for the first time in his history, but in the following season, Mladost was relegated after taking the last place in the league. But that was not the end of trouble because the club was withdraw from the Second League due to financial problems.
Rabotnički is the other team in Skopje with organised fans, although the rivalry is rarely manifested on the football pitch, it is widely upheld however in handball and basketball.
The Macedonian Women's League (Macedonian: 1. лига - Жени, first league for women) is the top level women's football league of Macedonia.
FK Mladost Carev Dvor (Macedonian: ФК Младост Царев Двор) is a football club based in the village of Carev Dvor near Resen, Republic of Macedonia. They was recently played in the Macedonian First League.
FK Shkupi and previously upheld by predecessor Sloga is the main derby in the city, as both clubs have active organised support. This rivalry is drawn along ethnic lines as Vardar fans are Macedonians and Orthodox Christians, while Shkupi are Albanians and Muslims.
FK Vardar's home venue is Philip II Arena. Its current capacity is 33,460 spectators which puts it among 10 largest stadiums on the Balkans. The pitch is 105 x 68 m. Two big scoreboards, 18 x 6 m are installed on both East and West stands. There are 494 VIP boxes and 386 media seats, all of them on the North stand. Philip II Arena is an all-seater ground with 80% of the seats covered from inclement weather.
The winning team of the league qualifies for a spot in the UEFA Women's Champions League.
Vardar has a strong rivalry with Shkëndija Tetovo Like the rivalry with Shkupi, this rivalry is also drawn along ethnic lines as Shkëndija fans are Albanians and Muslims.
There is also a friendly "brotherhood derby" with Teteks Tetovo; the fans of these two clubs have been dubbed as "Orthodox Brothers".
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