1996–97 Croatian First Football League

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The 1996–97 Croatian First Football League was the sixth season of the Croatian top-level football league since its establishment.

Croatian First Football League
Season1996–97
ChampionsCroatia Zagreb
3rd Croatian title
7th domestic title
Champions LeagueCroatia Zagreb
UEFA CupHajduk Split
Cup Winners' CupNK Zagreb
Intertoto CupHrvatski Dragovoljac
Matches played240
Goals scored649 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorerIgor Cvitanović (20)
Biggest home winCroatia Zagreb 7–0 Istra
Hajduk Split 7–0 Marsonia
Biggest away winNK Zagreb 0–6 Croatia Zagreb
Marsonia 0–6 Croatia Zagreb
Highest scoringRijeka 5–3 Marsonia
Zadarkomerc 3–5 Varteks
Average attendance2,903

Stadia and personnelEdit

Team Manager1 Location Stadium Capacity
Cibalia   Tomislav Radić Vinkovci
Croatia Zagreb   Otto Barić Zagreb Stadion Maksimir
37,168
Hajduk Split   Ivan Buljan Split Stadion Poljud
35,000
Hrvatski Dragovoljac   Blaž Slišković Velika Gorica Stadion Radnik
8,000
Inker Zaprešić   Đuro Bago Zaprešić
Istra Pula   Ivica Šangulin Pula
Marsonia   Miroslav Buljan Slavonski Brod
Mladost 127   Zlatko Toth Suhopolje Stadion Park
5,000
Orijent   Ilija Lončarević Rijeka Stadion Krimeja
6,000
Osijek   Milan Đuričić Osijek Stadion Gradski vrt
19,500
Rijeka   Branko Ivanković Rijeka Stadion Kantrida
10,275
Segesta   Zlatko Kranjčar Sisak
Šibenik   Vinko Begović Šibenik Stadion Šubićevac
8,000
Varteks   Ivan Marković Varaždin Stadion Varteks
10,800
Zadarkomerc   Ante Čačić Zadar Stadion Stanovi
5,860
NK Zagreb   Krešimir Ganjto Zagreb Stadion Kranjčevićeva
8,850
  • 1 On final match day of the season, played on 1 June 1997.

Prva A HNLEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Croatia Zagreb (C) 30 26 3 1 90 23 +67 81 Qualification to Champions League first qualifying round
2 Hajduk Split 30 18 6 6 53 22 +31 60 Qualification to UEFA Cup first qualifying round
3 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 30 13 10 7 51 37 +14 49 Qualification to Intertoto Cup group stage
4 Rijeka 30 13 7 10 44 32 +12 46
5 NK Zagreb 30 13 6 11 43 39 +4 45 Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round
6 Varteks 30 12 6 12 34 35 −1 42
7 Šibenik 30 11 8 11 35 30 +5 41
8 Osijek 30 12 5 13 40 38 +2 41
9 Mladost 127 30 10 10 10 37 36 +1 40
10 Zadarkomerc 30 11 7 12 39 45 −6 40
11 Segesta (R) 30 9 12 9 35 34 +1 39 Qualification to relegation play-offs
12 Marsonia (R) 30 11 5 14 38 50 −12 38
13 Cibalia (R) 30 11 0 19 35 56 −21 33
14 Orijent (R) 30 5 11 14 28 53 −25 26 Relegation to Croatian Second Football League
15 Istra Pula (R) 30 6 7 17 25 54 −29 25
16 Inker Zaprešić (R) 30 6 3 21 22 65 −43 21
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd goal difference 4th goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away CIB CZG HAJ HRD INK IST MAR MLA ORI OSI RIJ SEG ŠIB VAR ZAD ZAG
Cibalia 0–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 2–0 3–0 0–3 1–2 1–4 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 0–2
Croatia Zagreb 3–0 2–1 2–1 5–1 7–0 4–2 2–3 3–2 3–2 3–0 3–3 4–0 6–1 2–0 4–1
Hajduk Split 4–0 1–2 0–0 4–0 2–3 7–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 5–1 1–0
Hrvatski Dragovoljac 2–1 0–3 0–0 4–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–2 5–1 4–1 0–0 3–1 4–2
Inker Zaprešić 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–2 0–3 2–1 1–4 0–1 1–2
Istra Pula 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–4 1–0 0–2 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 3–2
Marsonia 1–0 0–6 2–1 1–2 4–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–3 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 4–1
Mladost 127 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–4 3–2 3–1 2–0 5–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 3–0 0–0
Orijent 2–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1
Osijek 1–2 0–4 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 5–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–2
Rijeka 3–0 1–2 1–3 2–2 4–0 2–0 5–3 0–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–0
Segesta 3–1 0–1 0–0 3–0 4–0 3–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–3 2–2 1–1
Šibenik 5–0 0–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 5–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–0
Varteks 2–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–1
Zadarkomerc 2–3 1–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 4–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 0–0 3–5 1–0
NK Zagreb 6–1 0–6 2–0 4–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0
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 or relegation
1 Samobor (P) 30 22 6 2 70 21 +49 72 Qualification to relegation play-offs
2 Slaven Belupo (P) 30 16 6 8 51 26 +25 54
3 Dubrovnik (R) 30 15 8 7 54 33 +21 53
4 Slavonija Požega 30 16 5 9 44 30 +14 52 Relegation to Croatian Second Football League
5 Mosor 30 15 5 10 42 28 +14 50
6 Ponikve 30 14 3 13 50 47 +3 45
7 Belišće 30 12 8 10 41 35 +6 44
8 Čakovec 30 13 4 13 41 45 −4 43
9 Zagorec Krapina 30 12 6 12 51 42 +9 42
10 Primorac 30 13 2 15 32 49 −17 41
11 Uskok Klis 30 10 5 15 42 54 −12 35
12 Junak 30 9 8 13 29 46 −17 35
13 Graničar Županja 30 10 5 15 34 47 −13 35
14 Neretva 30 9 6 15 25 50 −25 33
15 Napredak Velika Mlaka 30 7 5 18 37 56 −19 26
16 Olimpija Osijek 30 3 6 21 27 61 −34 15
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd goal difference 4th goals scored
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Relegation play-offsEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Samobor 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2 6 Advanced to Croatian First Football League
2 Marsonia 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 3 Relegation to Croatian Second Football League
3 Dubrovnik 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 0
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd goal difference 4th goals scored

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Cibalia 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
2 Segesta 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
3 Slaven Belupo 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd goal difference 4th goals scored

ReplayEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Slaven Belupo 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 4 Advanced to Croatian First Football League
2 Segesta 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 Relegation to Croatian Second Football League
3 Cibalia 2 0 1 1 0 2 −2 1
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd goal difference 4th goals scored

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Igor Cvitanović Croatia Zagreb 20
2   Dragan Vukoja Hrvatski Dragovoljac 19
3   Mark Viduka Croatia Zagreb 18
4   Jurica Vučko Hajduk Split 16
5   Silvio Marić Croatia Zagreb 13
  Davor Vugrinec Varteks
7   Miljenko Mumlek Varteks 16
8   Admir Hasančić Rijeka 10
  Neno Katulić Marsonia
  Dumitru Mitu Osijek
  Josip Skoko Hajduk Split

See alsoEdit

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