2010–11 Croatian Second Football League
The 2010–11 Druga HNL (also known as 2. HNL) was the 20th season of Croatia's second level football competition since its establishment in 1992. RNK Split were league champions and were promoted to Prva HNL at the end of the previous season. The competition started on 21 August 2010 and ended on 29 May 2011.
|Goals scored||643 (2.7 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Hrvoje Tokić (19)|
|Biggest home win||Međimurje 10–0 Vukovar '91|
|Biggest away win||Suhopolje 0–7 Lučko|
|Highest scoring||Međimurje 10–0 Vukovar '91|
The league was contested by 16 teams (two more than in the previous season). Despite planned reduction in the number of clubs in Prva HNL for the 2011–12 season (in which the top flight was set to be reduced from 16 to 12 clubs), CFF Assembly on 17 December 2010 delayed the execution of this changes by one year. In that scenario five clubs would have been relegated from top level to Druga HNL and Druga HNL winners promoted to top level, with five teams relegated from Druga HNL to third level.
Instead, Druga HNL will stay at 16 teams with only the last four teams being relegated and the first three teams from 2010–11 Druga HNL earning promotion (if they are granted with top level license). As for promotion from third level, winners of all three divisions of Treća HNL (West, East and South) will be promoted to Druga HNL, while the fourth club will be decided from a qualifying round between second-placed teams from East and West division.
Changes from last seasonEdit
The following clubs have been promoted or relegated at the end of the 2009–10 season:
From 2. HNLEdit
Promoted to 1. HNL
Relegated to 3. HNL
To 2. HNLEdit
Relegated from 1. HNL
Promoted from 3. HNL
|Club||City / Town||Stadium||2009–10 result||Capacity|
|Croatia Sesvete||Zagreb||Stadion Mladina||16th in 1. HNL||3,500|
|Dugopolje||Dugopolje||Stadion Hrvatski vitezovi||1st in 3. HNL-S||5,200|
|Gorica||Velika Gorica||Stadion Radnika||1st in 3. HNL-W||8,000|
|HAŠK||Zagreb||Stadion na Peščenici||2nd in 3. HNL-W||800|
|Imotski||Imotski||Stadion Gospin dolac||8th in 2. HNL||4,000|
|Junak Sinj||Sinj||Gradski stadion Sinj||9th in 2.HNL||3,000|
|Lučko||Zagreb||Stadion Lučko||4th in 2. HNL||1,500|
|Međimurje||Čakovec||Stadion SRC Mladost||15th in 1. HNL||8,000|
|Mosor||Žrnovnica||Stadion Pricvić||10th in 2. HNL||2,000|
|MV Croatia||Slavonski Brod||Stadion Stanko Vlajnić-Dida||2nd in 3. HNL-E||10,000|
|Pomorac||Kostrena||Stadion Žuknica||2nd in 2. HNL||3,000|
|Rudeš||Zagreb||Stadion u Sigetu||7th in 2. HNL||1,000|
|Solin||Solin||Stadion pokraj Jadra||5th in 2. HNL||4,000|
|Suhopolje||Suhopolje||Stadion Park||11th in 2. HNL||8,000|
|Vinogradar||Jastrebarsko||Stadion Mladina||6th in 2. HNL||2,000|
|Vukovar '91||Vukovar||Gradski stadion u Borovu naselju||12th in 2. HNL||8,000|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Gorica (C)||30||20||4||6||54||21||+33||64||Promotion to 2011–12 Prva HNL[a]|
|13||HAŠK||30||11||5||14||40||42||−2||38||Relegation to Treća HNL[b]|
|15||Vukovar '91 (R)||30||6||2||22||21||83||−62||20|
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored
For deciding champion, promotion and relegation: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
- Only Lučko were granted top level license, Gorica's license was revoked after appeal from Istra 1961. Third placed Pomorac unsuccessfully tried to obtain it through arbitration.
- Only two teams from Treća HNL were granted license for competing in the Druga HNL, but only Radnik Sesvete was promoted as Segesta didn't finish the season within top five places.
The top scorers in the 2010–11 Druga HNL season were:
|1||Hrvoje Tokić||Mosor, MV Croatia||19||23||1799|
|5||Tomi Jurić||Croatia Sesvete||12||24||1804|
- "Kalendar natjecanja Druge HNL za 2010–11 godinu" (PDF). Druga HNL (in Croatian). 24 July 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010.
- "Liga 16 ostaje i slijedeće godine". Prva-HNL.hr (in Croatian). 29 December 2010. Archived from the original on 4 January 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
- "Zapisnik s plenuma klubova Druge HNL" (PDF). Druga-HNL.hr (in Croatian). 14 February 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
- "Izvješće povjerenika za natjecanje" (PDF) (in Croatian). Druga-HNL.com.
- Official website (in Croatian)