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2009–10 Croatian First Football League

The 2009–10 Croatian First Football League (officially known as the T-Com Prva HNL for sponsorship reasons) was the nineteenth season of the Croatian First Football League, the national championship for men's association football teams in Croatia, since its establishment in 1992. It began on 24 July 2009 and ended on 13 May 2010. Dinamo Zagreb were the defending champions, having won their eleventh championship title (and fourth consecutive title) the previous season, and they defended the title again, after a goalless draw with Hajduk Split on 1 May 2010.

T-Com Prva HNL
Season2009–10
ChampionsDinamo Zagreb
12th Croatian title
16th domestic title
RelegatedCroatia Sesvete
Međimurje
Champions LeagueDinamo Zagreb
Europa LeagueHajduk Split
Cibalia
Šibenik
Matches played240
Goals scored649 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorerDavor Vugrinec (18)
Biggest home winDinamo Z. 7–1 Istra 1961
Biggest away winMeđimurje 1–5 Rijeka
Highest scoringDinamo Z. 7–1 Istra 1961
Average attendance1,871

The format was changed from previous season in that the league was expanded from 12 to 16 clubs.

Contents

Promotion and relegation from 2008–09Edit

Due to the expansion, no teams were directly relegated following the 2008–09 season.

Four teams from 2008–09 Druga HNL earned direct promotion. These were champions Istra 1961, runners-up Karlovac, third-placed Lokomotiva and fifth-placed Međimurje. Fourth-placed team Slavonac CO had to step back from promotion after they were not able to find a suitable ground.[1]

Croatia Sesvete as last-placed team had to compete in a two-legged play-off against the sixth-placed team from Druga HNL, Hrvatski Dragovoljac. After a scoreless first leg, Croatia Sesvete retained their Prva HNL status by winning the second leg, 2–1.[2]

OverviewEdit

TeamsEdit

Team Head coach Team captain 2008–09 result Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Cibalia   Stanko Mršić   Boris Leutar 8th Jako Croatia osiguranje
Croatia Sesvete   Goran Jerković   Saša Mus 12th Diadora
Dinamo Zagreb   Krunoslav Jurčić   Igor Bišćan 1st Diadora INA, Croatia osiguranje
Hajduk Split   Stanko Poklepović   Srđan Andrić 2nd Umbro INA
Inter Zaprešić   Ilija Lončarević   Tomislav Šarić 9th Legea Hidrocommerce
Istra 1961   Zoran Vulić   Dalibor Pauletić 2. HNL, 1st Legea Puris, Favorit pivo
Karlovac   Igor Pamić   Matija Štefančić 2. HNL, 2nd Legea
Lokomotiva   Roy Ferenčina   Željko Sopić 2. HNL, 4th Legea
Međimurje   Tomislav Ivković   Mario Darmopil 2. HNL, 5th Legea
Osijek   Tomislav Steinbrückner   Domagoj Vida 7th Legea Croatia osiguranje
Rijeka   Nenad Gračan   Fausto Budicin 3rd Jako Croatia osiguranje
Slaven Belupo   Zlatko Dalić   Dalibor Poldrugač 4th Adidas Belupo
Šibenik   Branko Karačić   Arijan Ademi 6th Jako
Varteks   Samir Toplak   Miljenko Mumlek 10th Legea Croatia osiguranje
Zadar   Dalibor Zebić   Jakov Surać 11th Jako
NK Zagreb   Igor Štimac   Ivan Parlov 5th Legea

Stadia and locationsEdit

Since most Druga HNL stadiums failed to meet the licensing requirements for top-level football, the Croatian Football Federation announced on 8 May 2008 that clubs who are likely to win promotion berths have agreed to lease stadiums approved for top-flight football. Below is the list of all the stadiums which are licensed to be used in the Prva HNL, along with their home clubs and the promoted clubs who secured rights to use them as "guests" until their own grounds have sufficiently been upgraded to host top-level matches.[3]

Stadium City Home club Licensed club(s) Capacity
Stadion HNK Cibalia Vinkovci Cibalia 9,920
ŠRC Zaprešić Zaprešić Inter Zaprešić 4,528
Kranjčevićeva Zagreb NK Zagreb Croatia Sesvete 8,850
Kantrida Rijeka Rijeka 10,275
Poljud Split Hajduk Split 35,000
Anđelko Herjavec Varaždin Varteks 10,800
Maksimir Zagreb Dinamo Zagreb Lokomotiva 37,168
Gradski vrt Osijek Osijek 19,500
Gradski stadion Koprivnica Slaven Belupo 4,000
Šubićevac Šibenik Šibenik 8,000
Stanovi Zadar Zadar 5,860
Branko Čavlović-Čavlek Karlovac Karlovac 12,000
SRC Mladost Čakovec Međimurje 8,000
Veruda Pula Istra 1961 3,000

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Slaven Belupo   Mile Petković
Mutual consent
31 May 2009 [4]
  Milivoj Bračun
9 June 2009 [5]
Pre-season
Hajduk Split   Ante Miše
Resigned
2 August 2009 [6]
  Ivica Kalinić
3 August 2009 [7]
12th
Šibenik   Ivica Kalinić
Resigned
3 August 2009 [8]
  Branko Karačić
11 August 2009 [9]
5th
Slaven Belupo   Milivoj Bračun
Mutual consent
6 August 2009 [10]
  Zlatko Dalić
8 August 2009 [11]
6th
Hajduk Split   Ivica Kalinić
Mutual consent
18 August 2009
  Edoardo Reja
18 August 2009 [12]
13th
Croatia Sesvete   Anto Petrović
Sacked
1 September 2009
  Nenad Gračan
1 September 2009 [13]
15th
NK Zagreb   Luka Pavlović
Resigned
11 September 2009 [14]
  Igor Štimac
14 September 2009[15]
16th
Rijeka   Robert Rubčić
Resigned
21 September 2009 [16]
  Zoran Vulić
22 September 2009[17]
7th
Međimurje   Mario Ćutuk
Sacked
8 October 2009 [18]
  Srećko Bogdan
9 October 2009[19]
11th
Istra 1961   Elvis Scoria
Mutual consent
2 November 2009 [20]
  Valdi Šumberac
14th
Rijeka   Zoran Vulić
Resigned
10 November 2009 [21]
  Nenad Gračan
10 November 2009[22]
7th
Croatia Sesvete   Nenad Gračan
Resigned
10 November 2009[22]
  Anto Petrović
15th
Croatia Sesvete   Anto Petrović
Resigned
24 November 2009[23]
  Adolf Pinter
19 January 2010[24]
16th
Varteks   Dražen Besek
Mutual consent
26 December 2009[25]
  Damir Jagačić
4 January 2010[26]
11th
Hajduk Split   Edoardo Reja
Signed by Lazio
9 February 2010[27]
  Stanko Poklepović
12 February 2010[28]
7th
Istra 1961   Valdi Šumberac
Sacked
28 February 2010[29]
  Zoran Vulić
28 February 2010[29]
15th
Croatia Sesvete   Adolf Pinter
Sacked
5 March 2010[30]
  Goran Jerković
5 March 2010[30]
16th
Varteks   Damir Jagačić
Sacked
15 March 2010[31]
  Samir Toplak
15 March 2010[31]
11th
Međimurje   Srećko Bogdan
Sacked
2 April 2010[32]
  Tomislav Ivković
3 April 2010[32]
12th
Inter Zaprešić   Borimir Perković
Sacked
11 April 2010[33]
  Ilija Lončarević
11 April 2010[32]
12th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dinamo Zagreb (C) 30 18 8 4 70 20 +50 62 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Hajduk Split 30 17 7 6 50 21 +29 58 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round[a]
3 Cibalia 30 16 9 5 46 20 +26 57 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
4 Šibenik 30 14 8 8 34 37 −3 50 2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
5 Osijek 30 13 8 9 49 36 +13 47
6 Karlovac 30 12 11 7 32 23 +9 47
7 Slaven Belupo 30 11 10 9 44 45 −1 43
8 Lokomotiva 30 12 6 12 35 38 −3 42
9 Rijeka 30 10 10 10 49 44 +5 40
10 Varteks 30 9 9 12 36 43 −7 36
11 Istra 1961 30 9 8 13 31 40 −9 35
12 Zadar 30 9 7 14 27 41 −14 34
13 Inter Zaprešić 30 10 3 17 36 50 −14 33[b]
14 NK Zagreb 30 9 6 15 43 49 −6 33[b] Relegation to 2010–11 Druga HNL[c]
15 Međimurje (R) 30 8 5 17 37 61 −24 29
16 Croatia Sesvete (R) 30 3 5 22 30 81 −51 14
Source: soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
For deciding champions, qualification to UEFA Europa League and relegation: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Hajduk Split won the 2009–10 Croatian Cup and thus qualified for the third qualifying round of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League.
  2. ^ a b INT 1–3 ZAG; ZAG 0–3 INT
  3. ^ Despite finishing 14th NK Zagreb eventually avoided relegation as only two second level clubs were granted first division licences by the Croatian Football Federation.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away CIB CRS DIN HAJ INT IST KAR LOK MEĐ OSI RIJ SLA ŠIB VAR ZAD ZAG
Cibalia 5–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 4–3 4–0 2–0 1–0
Croatia Sesvete 0–3 2–5 2–5 3–1 2–2 0–3 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–4
Dinamo Zagreb 1–1 6–0 0–0 3–1 7–1 1–1 1–0 4–0 5–0 6–0 6–0 5–0 2–1 0–0 1–1
Hajduk Split 2–1 6–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 1–0 1–1 5–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–0
Inter Zaprešić 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–3 1–0 0–1 4–2 2–1 0–3 3–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 4–3 1–3
Istra 1961 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–1
Karlovac 3–0 0–0 1–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–0
Lokomotiva 2–0 3–2 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–3 2–2 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0
Međimurje 0–2 2–1 1–4 1–1 2–1 4–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–5 1–1 4–0 0–0 3–0 4–2
Osijek 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 4–2 3–0 0–1 3–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 3–0 5–3
Rijeka 1–1 4–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 6–0 4–0 1–1 2–3 0–1 3–3 3–2 3–1
Slaven Belupo 1–1 4–0 0–1 2–1 5–2 3–0 1–3 1–0 3–2 5–2 1–1 2–2 2–3 2–1 2–0
Šibenik 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–1
Varteks 1–1 4–1 1–2 0–3 2–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 3–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 5–1 1–0 1–0
Zadar 0–3 2–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–0
NK Zagreb 0–1 4–2 1–0 1–1 0–3 1–1 4–2 2–4 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–3 0–2 3–0 4–0
Source: TBA
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

TransfersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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