The Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the top football league in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the country's most prestigious level of football competition currently contested by 16 clubs with last two teams relegated at the end of every season. The winner of the Premier League is seeded into the Champions League 2nd Round. The winner of the Football Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Premier League runners up go to the 2nd round of Europa League and the third placed team goes to the 1st round of Europa League At the end of the season last two teams are relegated, and winners of First League of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and First League of Republika Srpska are promoted to Premier League. The league is operated by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1998 and 2000, the champion was decided after a play-off between Bosnian and Croatian clubs. In 2001, a national league started for the first time, with Serbian clubs refusing to take part in the first two league seasons, eventually joining in 2002. Notable Performances in Europe In the qualifiers for the UEFA Champions League season 2002/03, Željezničar gained the greatest success in Bosnian post-war club-football so far, going all the way to the last qualifying round for the most important club competition in Europe. After big wins over ÍA Akraness and Lillestrøm SK, Maniacs were held from Newcastle United. In the first match in Newcastle the result was 4-1 for Newcastle, and in Sarajevo it was 1-0 for the guests. The second time a Bosnian club moved into the last qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League was FK Sarajevo in 2007/08, when they lost to Dynamo Kyiv 0-4 on aggregate, after going over Maltese Marsaxlokk and Belgian side Genk. Another remarkable season for Bosnian clubs in Europe was 2009/10. The most memorable performances were marked by FK Sarajevo and FK Slavija. While Slavija surprisingly beat Aalborg BK in the Second Qualifying round but couldn't overcome MFK Košice in the third round, FK Sarajevo was able to reach the Play-Offs for the Group Stage of the newly formed UEFA Europa League after beating FC Spartak Trnava and Helsingborgs IF. However, they lost there unhappily 3-2 on aggregate to CFR Cluj.