HNK Rijeka

HNK Rijeka
Rijeka
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Full name Hrvatski nogometni klub Rijeka
Nickname(s) Riječki bijeli
(The Rijeka's White)
Founded 1946 (as NK Kvarner)
Ground Stadion Kantrida
(Capacity: 10,600)
Chairman Robert Komen
Manager Ivo Ištuk
League 1. HNL
2010–11 1. HNL, 9th
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours

HNK Rijeka is a Croatian football club, from Rijeka on the Croatian coast.

Contents

History

The club was founded as NK Kvarner in 1946, after Rijeka (known by its Italian name Fiume up to 1945) passed from Italy to Yugoslavia following the end of World War II. During its early period in Yugoslavia, the club had moderate success in various Yugoslav and local club championships. It changed its name to NK Rijeka on June 3, 1954, and advanced to the Yugoslav First League in the 1957/58 season. It remained in the top tier until the 1969/70 season, when it got relegated to the Second League. It topped that league many times but it wasn't until 1973/74 when it returned to the First League, where it would remain until the breakup of Yugoslavia.

Rijeka won the Yugoslav Cup in 1978 and 1979, was a runner-up in 1987, won the Croatian Cup in 2005 and in 2006, and participated several times in various UEFA championships. Although it has never advanced to the final stages of the competition, Rijeka has topped and shocked some of the biggest clubs in the history of soccer on its home field during the 1980s, including Real Madrid and Juventus.

Rijeka has been playing in the Prva HNL since the independence of Croatia in 1991, generally finishing near the top. Notably it finished second in 1999 and 2006 and third in 2004. Due to many format changes of the league, Rijeka has played more games in the competition than any other team. In the 2004/2005 season, its player Tomislav Erceg was the top scorer of the Prva HNL with 17 goals.

Rivalries

Adriatic derby match between the two largest Croatia Football Club coming from Adriatic coast, Rijeka and Hajduk. Each new match these two great rivals, means a great match on the field, but also in the stands where the overruling of Rijeka Armada and Split Torcida.

Stadium

NK Rijeka play their home matches at Stadion Kantrida, which can hold 10,600 spectators.

Supporters

The fans are known as Armada Rijeka.

Current squad

As of 14 September 2011

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Croatia DF Mato Miloš
3 Croatia DF Kristijan Čaval
4 Croatia DF Denis Ljubović
5 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Igor Čagalj (captain)
6 Croatia DF Niko Datković
7 Croatia MF Valentino Stepčić
8 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Fenan Salčinović
9 Croatia FW Armando Mance
10 Croatia FW Sandi Križman
11 Croatia FW Dražen Pilčić
12 Croatia GK Robert Lisjak
14 Croatia FW Alen Matovina
15 Croatia MF Antonini Čulina
16 Croatia DF Matej Mršić
No. Position Player
17 Croatia MF Damir Kreilach
18 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Alen Dedić
19 Croatia DF Marko Simanović
20 Mexico FW Hebert Alférez (on loan from Club Atlas)
22 Croatia MF Duje Baković
23 Mexico MF Carlos Gutiérrez (on loan from Club Atlas)
24 Croatia MF Andro Švrljuga
25 Croatia MF Marin Grujević
26 Croatia MF Diego Živulić
27 Croatia MF Neven Vukman
28 Croatia DF Mario Tadejević
29 Mexico FW Luis Delgadillo (on loan from Club Atlas)
32 Croatia GK Dino Raspor
Croatia FW Ilija Sivonjić

Notable players

Managerial history

Honours

Recent seasons

Season League Cup European competitions Top goalscorer[1]
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Player Goals
1992 1. HNL 22 10 5 7 26 22 25  6th  SF Zoran Škerjanc 7
1992–93 1. HNL 30 14 11 5 41 24 39 4th R2 Zoran Ban
Elvis Scoria
8
1993–94 1. HNL 34 11 17 6 40 27 39 6th RU Mladen Mladenović 20
1994–95 1. HNL 30 8 10 12 22 32 34 11th QF Davor Dželalija 7
1995–96 1. HNL 36 11 8 17 46 56 9th QF
1996–97 1. HNL 30 13 7 10 44 32 46 4th R2 Admir Hasančić 11
1997–98 1. HNL 32 9 14 9 36 37 7th R2 Admir Hasančić 11
1998–99 1. HNL 32 22 4 6 53 33 2nd R2 Igor Musa
Barnabás Sztipánovics
14
1999–2000 1. HNL 33 14 7 12 54 39 49 4th QF Champions League QR2 Boško Balaban 15
2000–01 1. HNL 32 9 6 17 30 44 33 10th R1 UEFA Cup R1 Ante Milicic 10
2001–02 1. HNL 30 15 6 9 46 37 51 5th QF Natko Rački 13
2002–03 1. HNL 32 9 6 17 40 41 33 9th R1 Intertoto Cup R1 Sandro Klić 12
2003–04 1. HNL 32 11 9 12 36 41 42 3rd SF Sandro Klić 11
2004–05 1. HNL 32 11 14 7 52 40 47 4th W UEFA Cup QR2 Tomislav Erceg 17
2005–06 1. HNL 32 20 5 7 61 36 65 2nd W UEFA Cup QR2 Ahmad Sharbini
Davor Vugrinec
15
2006–07 1. HNL 33 12 6 15 51 53 42 7th SF UEFA Cup QR1 Ahmad Sharbini 21
2007–08 1. HNL 33 14 11 8 53 41 53 4th R2 Radomir Đalović 18
2008–09 1. HNL 33 17 5 11 50 44 56 3rd QF Intertoto Cup R1 Anas Sharbini 14
2009–10 1. HNL 30 10 10 10 49 44 40 9th R2 Europa League QR3 Radomir Đalović 10
2010–11 1. HNL 30 9 12 9 29 35 39 9th QF Hrvoje Štrok 6
Key
League: P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points won; Pos = Final position;
Cup / Europe: PR = Preliminary round; QR = Qualifying round; R1 = First round; R2 = Second round; Group = Group stage; QF = Quarter-final; SF = Semi-final; RU = Runner-up; W = Competition won;

European record

Summary

Competition Pld W D L GF GA Last season played
UEFA Champions League 2 0 0 2 1 6 1999–2000
UEFA Cup
UEFA Europa League
20 7 3 10 27 28 2009–10
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 10 3 3 4 8 9 1979–80
UEFA Intertoto Cup 4 1 1 2 3 5 2008
Total 36 11 7 18 39 48

Source: uefa.com, Last updated on 10 September 2010
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against. Defunct competitions indicated in italics.

By season

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Agg.
1978-79 Cup Winners' Cup R1 Wales Wrexham 3–0 0–2 3–2
R2 Belgium SK Beveren 0–0 0–2 0–2
1979-80 Cup Winners' Cup R1 Belgium Germinal Beerschot 2–1 0–0 2–1
R2 Czechoslovakia Lokomotiva Košice 3–0 0–2 3–2
QF Italy Juventus 0–0 0–2 0–2
1984-85 UEFA Cup R1 Spain Valladolid 4–1 0–1 4–2
R2 Spain Real Madrid 3–1 0–3 3–4
1986-87 UEFA Cup R1 Belgium Standard Liege 0–1 1–1 1–2
1999–2000 Champions League QR2 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 0–3 1–3 1–6
2000–01 UEFA Cup QR Malta Valletta 3–2 5–4 (aet) 8–6
R1 Spain Celta Vigo 0–0 0–1 (aet) 0–1
2002 Intertoto Cup R1 Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic 3–2 0–1 3–3 (a)
2004–05 UEFA Cup QR2 Turkey Gençlerbirliği 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)
2005–06 UEFA Cup QR2 Bulgaria Litex Lovech 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)
2006–07 UEFA Cup QR1 Cyprus Omonia 2–2 1–2 3–4
2008 Intertoto Cup R1 Republic of Macedonia Renova 0–0 0–2 0–2
2009–10 Europa League QR2 Luxembourg Differdange 3–0 0–1 3–1
QR3 Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 1–2 0–2 1–4

Last updated on 10 September 2010

Player records

References

  1. ^ Only league goals taken into account.
  2. ^ a b "Rijeka profile". UEFA.com. http://www.uefa.com/teamsandplayers/teams/club=52356/profile/index.html. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 

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