1995–96 Croatian First Football League

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The 1995-96 Croatian First Football League was the fifth season of the Croatian top-level league since its establishment. The season started on 13 August 1995 and concluded on 26 May 1996. This was the first season to feature separate A- and B- leagues, with a complicated two-stage format to the season.

1. HNL
Season1995–96
Dates13 August 1995 –
26 May 1996
ChampionsCroatia Zagreb
2nd Croatian title
6th domestic title
UEFA CupCroatia Zagreb
Hajduk Split
Cup Winners' CupVarteks
Intertoto CupSegesta
Matches played364
Goals scored952 (2.62 per match)
Top goalscorerIgor Cvitanović (19)
Biggest home winCroatia Zagreb 6–0 Hrvatski Dragovoljac
Segesta 6–0 Rijeka
Biggest away winNK Zagreb 1–6 Hajduk Split
Highest scoringOsijek 5–3 Hajduk Split
Rijeka 4–4 Inker Zaprešić
Rijeka 4–4 Cibalia
Average attendance2,612

After the HNS changed plans during the course of the season, no relegation took place. Instead, 1-A and 1-B were expanded to 16 teams each the following season, with Zadar and Orijent Rijeka joining the teams from the championship group and the Prva A HNL play-off group in the 1-A division for the 1996-97 season.

First stageEdit

Prva A HNLEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Croatia Zagreb 22 14 5 3 46 13 +33 47 Qualification to championship group
2 Hajduk Split 22 12 6 4 41 19 +22 42
3 Osijek 22 12 4 6 38 19 +19 40
4 Varteks 22 11 6 5 29 19 +10 39
5 NK Zagreb 22 7 8 7 24 25 −1 29
6 Segesta 22 8 4 10 32 35 −3 28 Qualification to Prva A HNL Play-off
7 Cibalia 22 6 9 7 26 37 −11 27[a]
8 Inker Zaprešić 22 7 6 9 28 38 −10 27[a]
9 Šibenik 22 7 6 9 25 28 −3 27[a]
10 Marsonia 22 6 3 13 14 33 −19 21
11 Rijeka 22 4 5 13 25 42 −17 17[b]
12 Istra Pula 22 3 8 11 16 36 −20 17[b]
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd goal difference 4th goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head points: Cibalia 8 pts, Inker 5 pts, Šibenik 3 pts.
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Rijeka–Istra Pula 4–0, Istra Pula–Rijeka 0–1.

Rounds 1–22 resultsEdit

Home \ Away CIB CZG HAJ INK IST MAR OSI RIJ SEG ŠIB VAR ZAG
Cibalia 2–2 2–4 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–1
Croatia Zagreb 3–0 1–0 5–1 4–0 5–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–1 2–0 2–0
Hajduk Split 4–1 2–1 3–1 5–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–1
Inker Zaprešić 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–2 0–2 0–3 3–1 2–4 2–0 0–2 0–1
Istra Pula 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–1
Marsonia 2–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 0–3 0–2 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 1–2
Osijek 4–0 1–2 5–3 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 4–0 4–1 1–0 2–2
Rijeka 4–4 1–1 0–3 4–4 4–0 0–1 0–2 0–1 3–1 2–2 1–2
Segesta 3–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 2–0 0–4 6–0 2–2 1–2 2–2
Šibenik 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0
Varteks 3–0 1–1 0–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–0
NK Zagreb 0–0 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–0 0–0 2–0 2–2
Source: RSSSF.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Prva B HNLEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 18 13 2 3 30 11 +19 41 Qualification to championship group
2 Mladost 127 18 12 2 4 27 11 +16 38 Qualification to Prva A HNL Play-off
3 Zadar 18 9 5 4 24 13 +11 32 Qualification to Prva B HNL Play-off
4 Orijent 18 9 2 7 29 24 +5 29
5 Neretva 18 8 3 7 21 17 +4 27
6 Slavonija Požega 18 6 4 8 26 26 0 22[a]
7 Dubrovnik 18 6 4 8 15 15 0 22[a]
8 Belišće 18 5 4 9 20 26 −6 19
9 Primorac 18 5 2 11 14 33 −19 17
10 Uskok Klis 18 2 2 14 9 39 −30 8
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd goal difference 4th goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Slavonija Požega–Dubrovnik 1–0, Dubrovnik–Slavonija Požega 1–0.

Rounds 1–20 resultsEdit

Home \ Away BEL DBK HRD MLA NER ORI PRI SLP USK ZAD
Belišće 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 4–1 3–1
Dubrovnik 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 1–1
Hrvatski Dragovoljac 3–1 1–0 0–3 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 3–0 1–0
Mladost 127 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 4–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 3–1
Neretva 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 3–0 1–0 2–1 0–1
Orijent 4–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 3–1 4–1 2–1 2–0 1–0
Primorac 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 3–4 2–1 0–1
Slavonija Požega 3–3 1–0 0–3 1–2 3–2 4–1 4–0 2–0 1–1
Uskok Klis 0–0 1–0 0–4 1–2 0–3 1–5 1–1 1–0 0–1
Zadar 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 2–0 4–1 3–0
Source: RSSSF.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second stageEdit

Championship groupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Croatia Zagreb (C) 10 7 0 3 28 14 +14 26 Qualification to UEFA Cup preliminary round
2 Hajduk Split 10 7 1 2 25 14 +11 26
3 Varteks 10 7 1 2 15 7 +8 24 Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round
4 Osijek 10 4 0 6 13 13 0 15
5 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 10 1 3 6 8 23 −15 7
6 NK Zagreb 10 1 1 8 7 25 −18 5
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd goal difference 4th goals scored.
(C) Champion.

Rounds 23–32 resultsEdit

Home \ Away CZG HAJ HRD OSI VAR ZAG
Croatia Zagreb 4–1 6–0 2–1 3–4 5–1
Hajduk Split 3–2 5–1 2–0 1–0 2–1
Hrvatski Dragovoljac 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–2
Osijek 1–2 2–3 3–0 1–0 1–0
Varteks 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0
NK Zagreb 1–3 1–6 1–1 0–2 0–2
Source: RSSSF.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Prva A HNL Play-offEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Šibenik 14 8 0 6 19 15 +4 28
2 Segesta 14 6 3 5 19 18 +1 28 Qualification to Intertoto Cup group stage
3 Rijeka 14 7 3 4 21 14 +7 26
4 Mladost 127 14 7 3 4 22 14 +8 25
5 Istra Pula 14 7 2 5 17 17 0 24
6 Cibalia 14 5 3 6 17 18 −1 24
7 Inker Zaprešić 14 2 5 7 10 15 −5 16
8 Marsonia 14 3 3 8 12 26 −14 15
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd goal difference 4th goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away CIB INK IST MAR MLA RIJ SEG ŠIB
Cibalia 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 4–1 3–1
Inker Zaprešić 3–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–1
Istra Pula 1–0 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0
Marsonia 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–3 1–0 0–3 3–2
Mladost 127 2–1 3–1 3–1 4–0 0–0 1–0 2–0
Rijeka 2–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–0
Segesta 2–1 1–0 4–1 2–1 1–1 3–3 2–1
Šibenik 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 3–0 2–0
Source: RSSSF.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Prva B HNL Play-offEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Zadar 28 16 5 7 44 25 +19 53 Placed in Prva A HNL
2 Orijent 28 15 4 9 45 34 +11 49
3 Dubrovnik 28 14 3 11 39 29 +10 45 Placed in Prva B HNL
4 Belišće 28 11 8 9 40 37 +3 41
5 Slavonija Požega 28 12 5 11 39 43 −4 41
6 Neretva 28 10 7 11 36 30 +6 37
7 Primorac 28 8 4 16 35 52 −17 28
8 Uskok Klis 28 6 4 18 21 49 −28 22
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd goal difference 4th goals scored

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BEL DBK NER ORI PRI SLP USK ZAD
Belišće 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–0
Dubrovnik 3–0 1–0 3–1 4–2 3–1 2–1 2–1
Neretva 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–3 3–0
Orijent 3–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–1
Primorac 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 7–1 1–2 2–0
Slavonija Požega 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–3 1–0 1–0 1–0
Uskok Klis 1–2 0–3 0–3 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–1
Zadar 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 5–1 4–2 2–2
Source: RSSSF.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Igor Cvitanović Croatia Zagreb 19
2   Nenad Pralija Hajduk Split 17
  Igor Pamić Osijek
  Davor Vugrinec Varteks
5   Hari Vukas Segesta 16
6   Senad Brkić Rijeka 15
7   Vladimir Petrović Segesta 12
  Mark Viduka Croatia Zagreb
  Renato Jurčec Hajduk Split
10   Elvis Scoria Istra Pula 11
  Mate Baturina Šibenik

See alsoEdit

References and notesEdit