1998–99 Croatian First Football League

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The 1998–99 Croatian First Football League was the eighth season of the Croatian top-level football league since its establishment.

Croatian First Football League
Season1998–99
ChampionsCroatia Zagreb
5th Croatian title
9th domestic title
Champions LeagueCroatia Zagreb
Rijeka
UEFA CupHajduk Split
Osijek
Intertoto CupVarteks
Hrvatski Dragovoljac
Goals scored541
Average goals/game2.82
Best PlayerMiljenko Mumlek
Top goalscorerJoško Popović (21)
Biggest home winVarteks 7–0 Šibenik
Biggest away winMladost 127 0–4 Croatia Zagreb
Highest scoringZadarkomerc 5–3 Varteks
Average attendance4,158

TeamsEdit

Stadia and personnelEdit

Team Manager1 Location Stadium Capacity
Cibalia   Srećko Lušić Vinkovci Stadion HNK Cibalia 10,000
Croatia Zagreb   Ilija Lončarević Zagreb Stadion Maksimir 37,168
Hajduk Split   Ivan Katalinić Split Stadion Poljud 35,000
Hrvatski Dragovoljac   Branko Tucak Zagreb Stadion NŠC Stjepan Spajić2 5,000
Mladost 127   Mato Šarić Suhopolje Stadion Park 5,000
Osijek   Stanko Poklepović Osijek Stadion Gradski vrt 19,500
Rijeka   Nenad Gračan Rijeka Stadion Kantrida 10,275
Slaven Belupo   Luka Bonačić Koprivnica Gradski stadion u Koprivnici 4,000
Šibenik   Stanko Mršić Šibenik Stadion Šubićevac 8,000
Varteks   Dražen Besek Varaždin Stadion Varteks 10,800
Zadarkomerc   Josip Bajlo Zadar Stadion Stanovi 5,860
NK Zagreb   Zdenko Jurički Zagreb Stadion Kranjčevićeva 8,850
  • 1 On final match day of the season, played on 26 May 1999.
  • 2 Hrvatski Dragovoljac also used Stadion ŠRC Stanko Vlajnić-Dida in Slavonski Brod for their last eight home matches of the season.

OverviewEdit

It was contested by 12 teams, and Croatia Zagreb won the championship. In the first stage upper six teams advance to Championship Group, bottom six to Relegation Group, with 50% of points taken to the next phase of the competition.

First stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Croatia Zagreb 22 17 2 3 44 14 +30 53 Qualification to championship group
2 Rijeka 22 17 1 4 35 18 +17 52
3 Hajduk Split 22 12 6 4 38 17 +21 42
4 Osijek 22 11 3 8 37 23 +14 36
5 Varteks 22 9 3 10 40 36 +4 30
6 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 22 6 7 9 17 23 −6 25
7 Šibenik 22 7 3 12 27 45 −18 24 Qualification to relegation group
8 Cibalia 22 6 5 11 22 29 −7 23[a]
9 NK Zagreb 22 5 8 9 28 37 −9 23[a]
10 Zadarkomerc 22 5 6 11 27 40 −13 21[b]
11 Slaven Belupo 22 5 6 11 24 37 −13 21[b]
12 Mladost 127 22 5 4 13 22 42 −20 19
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Cibalia–NK Zagreb 1–1, NK Zagreb–Cibalia 2–2.
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Zadarkomerc–Slaven Belupo 2–1, Slaven Belupo–Zadarkomerc 1–1.

Rounds 1–22 resultsEdit

Home \ Away CIB CZG HAJ HRD MLA OSI RIJ SLA ŠIB VAR ZAD ZAG
Cibalia 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–2 1–1
Croatia Zagreb 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 4–2 3–0 2–1 4–1 2–0 4–0 4–0
Hajduk Split 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 5–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–0
Hrvatski Dragovoljac 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 3–2
Mladost 127 0–0 0–4 1–1 3–0 1–4 1–2 0–0 4–0 4–1 2–1 0–1
Osijek 3–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–0 3–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 3–0
Rijeka 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 3–2 4–1 1–0
Slaven Belupo 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–4 1–3 3–1 2–3 1–1 2–1
Šibenik 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 4–1 2–1 0–1 3–1 0–0 4–2 2–2
Varteks 3–0 2–0 1–4 1–0 6–0 2–3 0–1 3–2 7–0 2–1 3–1
Zadarkomerc 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 5–3 1–1
NK Zagreb 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 4–3
Source: RSSSF.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Championship groupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Croatia Zagreb (C) 10 5 3 2 11 6 +5 45 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
2 Rijeka 10 5 3 2 18 15 +3 44 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
3 Hajduk Split 10 5 3 2 24 15 +9 39 Qualification to UEFA Cup qualifying round
4 Osijek 10 3 3 4 14 16 −2 30 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
5 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 10 3 1 6 15 21 −6 23 Qualification to Intertoto Cup first round
6 Varteks 10 2 1 7 10 19 −9 22
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored
(C) Champion

Rounds 23–32 resultsEdit

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

Relegation groupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
7 Slaven Belupo 10 5 3 2 15 7 +8 29
8 Šibenik 10 5 2 3 21 14 +7 29
9 Cibalia 10 4 2 4 12 15 −3 26
10 NK Zagreb 10 4 1 5 19 16 +3 25
11 Zadarkomerc (R) 10 4 1 5 13 14 −1 24 Relegation to Croatian Second Football League
12 Mladost 127 (R) 10 2 3 5 8 22 −14 19
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored
(R) Relegated

Rounds 23–32 resultsEdit

Home \ Away CIB MLA SLA ŠIB ZAD ZAG
Cibalia 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–2
Mladost 127 1–2 0–0 3–3 1–0 2–1
Slaven Belupo 0–1 4–0 3–0 1–0 2–2
Šibenik 1–0 5–0 1–1 5–1 2–1
Zadarkomerc 4–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–2
NK Zagreb 3–1 4–0 2–3 0–2 2–0
Source: RSSSF.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Joško Popović Šibenik 21
2   Zvonimir Deranja Hajduk Split 14
  Igor Musa Rijeka
  Barnabás Sztipánovics Rijeka
5   Nino Bule NK Zagreb 13
  Miljenko Mumlek Varteks
7   Stanko Bubalo Osijek 10
  Mirza Golubica Mladost 127
  Veldin Karić Varteks
  Jakša Krstulović Zadar
  Edin Mujčin Croatia Zagreb

See alsoEdit

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