Six clubs participated in a knockout tournament to decide the inaugural national championship.
HSK Gradanski Zagreb
Founded in 1911, a multi sports club with an emphasis on Croatian identity. Gradanski won the Zagreb Regional Championship 6 times between 1919 and 1928.
The oldest club in Yugoslavia, founded by members of the Croat/Bunjevac community in the city of Subotica in 1901. They used to compete in the southern section of the Austro-Hungarian league.
Sarajevo amaterski športski klub- Sarajevo is in modern day Bosnia Herzegovina.
Founded in Prague by a group of students from Split in 1911. The clubs Croatian nationalist tendencies were reflected in the name- a Hajduk being a partisan fighter against firstly the Ottoman Turks and latterly the Austrian Empire.
Slovenian club from Ljubljana founded in 1911. Initially they played Zagreb based clubs because there were only 2 established clubs in Slovenia - Ilirija and Slovan. After 1918 football developed in Slovenia, and Ilirija won 12 Slovenian titles between 1920 and 1935.
Serbian multi-sports club from Belgrade, originally founded as SK Velika Srbija (Great Serbia) in 1913,
changing its name to Jugoslavija in 1919.
Jugoslavija 2-1 Backa
SASK 4-3 Hajduk
Gradanski 2-1 Ilirija
Jugoslavija 3-4 SASK
Final: Gradanski 1-1 SASK
replay: Gradanski 4-2 SASK
Gradanski were coached by former Bolton Wanderers player Arthur Gaskell.
Dragan Jovanović of Jugoslavija was the competition's top scorer with 4 goals. In an 8 year career with the club he scored 331 goals in 252 matches.