The 1951 Yugoslav Second League season was the 5th season of the Second Federal League (Serbo-Croatian: 'Druga savezna liga'), the second level association football competition of SFR Yugoslavia, since its establishment in 1946.
1951 Yugoslav Second League Wikipedia
A total of sixteen teams contested the league, including six sides from the 1950 season, one club relegated from the 1950 Yugoslav First League and nine sides promoted from the third tier leagues played in the 1950 season. The league was contested in a double round robin format, with each club playing every other club twice, for a total of 30 rounds. Two points were awarded for a win and one point for draws.
Budućnost were relegated from the 1950 Yugoslav First League after finishing in the 10th place of the league table, while 9th placed Spartak Subotica were allowed to stay in the top level after Naša Krila Zemun were dissolved. The four clubs promoted directly to the second level were Dinamo Pančevo, Radnički Belgrade, Velež and NK Zagreb, while Bokelj, Proleter Zrenjanin, Rabotnički, Rudar Trbovlje and Tekstilac achieved this through qualifications. At the end of the season there were no teams relegated as the league changed its format.
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal average
Note: At the end of the season, Yugoslav First League team Borac Zagreb merged into NK Zagreb
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.