2014–15 Croatian Second Football League

The 2014–15 Croatian Second Football League (also known as Druga HNL or 2. HNL) is the 24th season of Croatia's second level football competition since its establishment in 1992.

Croatian Second Football League
Season2014–15
ChampionsInter Zaprešić
PromotedInter Zaprešić
RelegatedBistra
Matches played165
Goals scored380 (2.3 per match)
Top goalscorerIlija Nestorovski (24)
Biggest home win
Biggest away winImotski 0–4 Gorica
Highest scoringSegesta 4–3 Sesvete

NK Zagreb were league champions and earned a place in Croatia's first division, Croatian First Football League. Pomorac withdrew from the competition due to financial instability.[1]

FormatEdit

The league is contested by 12 teams. Only two teams from Croatian Third Football League were granted license for competing in the second level - Bistra and Imotski.

Hrvatski Dragovoljac were relegated from 2013–14 Croatian First Football League.

Changes from last seasonEdit

The following clubs have been promoted or relegated at the end of the 2013–14 season:

ClubsEdit

Locations of teams in 2014–15 Druga HNL
Club City / Town Stadium 2013-14 result Capacity
Bistra Donja Bistra SRC Bistra 3rd in 3. HNL Center 1,000
Cibalia Vinkovci Stadion HNK Cibalia 2nd in 2. HNL 10,000
Dugopolje Dugopolje Stadion Hrvatski vitezovi 10th in 2. HNL 5,200
Gorica Velika Gorica Stadion Radnika 7th in 2. HNL 8,000
Hrvatski Dragovoljac Zagreb Stadion NŠC Stjepan Spajić 12th in 1. HNL 5,000
Imotski Imotski Stadion Gospin dolac 1st in 3. HNL South 4,000
Inter Zaprešić Zaprešić Stadion ŠRC Zaprešić 3rd in 2. HNL 5,228
Lučko Zagreb Stadion Lučko 9th in 2. HNL 1,500
Pomorac Kostrena Stadion Žuknica 7th in 2. HNL 3,000
Rudeš Zagreb ŠC Rudeš 4th in 2. HNL 1,000
Segesta Sisak Gradski stadion Sisak 6th in 2. HNL 8,000
Sesvete Zagreb Sv. Josip Radnik 5th in 2. HNL 1,200

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Cibalia   Stanko Mršić Contract expired 31 May 2014[2]   Zoran Tomić 25 June 2014[2] Pre-season
Segesta   Valentin Barišić Contract expired 31 May 2014   Vjeran Simunić 2 July 2014[3] Pre-season
Dugopolje   Stipe Balajić Resigned 11 September 2014[4]   Mario Smodlaka 11 September 2014[4] 2nd
Segesta   Vjeran Simunić Resigned 11 September 2014[5]   Mile Buinac 11 September 2014[5] 8th
Cibalia   Zoran Tomić Resigned 15 October 2014[6]   Siniša Sesar 20 October 2014[7] 4th
Bistra   Iztok Kapušin Sacked 28 October 2014   Bernard Gulić 28 October 2014 8th
Gorica   Ilija Lončarević Mutual consent 29 November 2014[8]   Dražen Biškup 3 December 2014[9] 1st
Cibalia   Siniša Sesar Resigned 29 March 2015   Branko Buhač (caretaker) 4th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Inter Zaprešić (C, P) 30 17 7 6 48 25 +23 58 Promotion to Croatian First Football League
2 Sesvete 30 15 8 7 53 30 +23 53 Qualification to promotion play-off
3 Gorica 30 13 12 5 46 26 +20 51
4 Rudeš 30 10 12 8 36 28 +8 42
5 Imotski 30 9 11 10 31 38 −7 38
6 Cibalia 30 10 8 12 36 44 −8 38
7 Dugopolje 30 7 13 10 27 32 −5 34
8 Segesta 30 9 7 14 31 42 −11 34
9 Lučko 30 8 9 13 24 35 −11 33
10 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 30 8 9 13 30 42 −12 33 Relegation to Croatian Third Football League
11 Bistra (R) 30 5 12 13 18 38 −20 27
12 Pomorac 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdraw from the league
Source: Druga-HNL.com, Sportnet.hr (in Croatian)
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.

ResultsEdit

Matches 1–22Edit

Home \ Away BIS CIB DUG GOR HRD IMO INT LUČ RUD SEG SES
Bistra 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 0–2
Cibalia 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–3 0–3 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–0
Dugopolje 3–0 0–1 0–3 3–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1
Gorica 2–0 1–2 0–0 5–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 3–2 1–1
Hrvatski Dragovoljac 1–1 2–2 0–1 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 3–2 2–1 1–1
Imotski 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–4 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–1
Inter Zaprešić 3–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 4–1
Lučko 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–0
Rudeš 0–0 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–4 3–0 1–2
Segesta 4–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 4–3
Sesvete 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 5–1 2–0 5–0 2–0 3–0 2–1
Source: Druga-HNL.com, Hrsport.net
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Matches 23–33Edit

Home \ Away BIS CIB DUG GOR HRD IMO INT LUČ RUD SEG SES
Bistra 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–1
Cibalia 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–1 2–4
Dugopolje 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0
Gorica 3–1 1–1 3–2 0–1 0–2 0–0
Hrvatski Dragovoljac 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–0
Imotski 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–1
Inter Zaprešić 3–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–0
Lučko 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1
Rudeš 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 4–0
Segesta 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1
Sesvete 4–0 3–0 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–1
Source: Druga-HNL.com, Hrsport.net
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

The top scorers in the 2014–15 Croatian Second Football League season were:[10]

Rank Name Club Goals Apps Minutes played
1   Ilija Nestorovski Inter Zaprešić 24 27 2423
2   Jakov Puljić Cibalia 16 26 2320
3   Franck Ohandza Sesvete 15 22 1785
4   Tomislav Kiš[n 1] Gorica 11 16 1327
5   Josip Ćorić[n 2] Sesvete 9 27 2296
6   Miro Slavica Imotski, Lučko 8 23 1852
  Matija Dvorneković[n 3] Gorica 8 24 2123
  Matej Dumbović Segesta 8 29 2189
9   Ante Vitaić Dugopolje 7 22 1905
  Nikola Rak Gorica 7 26 2051

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Doesn't include a goal Kiš scored in a 3–0 victory over Pomorac on 7 September 2014
  2. ^ Doesn't include a goal Ćorić scored in a 1–0 victory over Pomorac on 24 August 2014
  3. ^ Doesn't include two goals Dvorneković scored in a 3–0 victory over Pomorac on 7 September 2014

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.sportcom.hr/lokalni-sport/nogomet/druga-liga/u-kostreni-osnovan-pomorac-1921-marijan-karlovcan-prvi-predsjednik-novog-kluba.html
  2. ^ a b Mikulić, Davor (25 June 2014). "Cibalia predstavila novog trenera, na klupu sjeda Zoran Tomić". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  3. ^ Prerad, Danijel (3 July 2014). "Vjeran Simunić na čelu Segeste". sisak.info (in Croatian). Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  4. ^ a b Mikulić, Davor (11 September 2014). "Stipe Balajić napustio klupu Dugopolja". slobodnadalmacija.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  5. ^ a b Prerad, Danijel (12 September 2014). "Mile Buinac je novi trener Segeste". sisak.info (in Croatian). Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  6. ^ Mikulić, Davor (16 October 2014). "Četvrta utakmica u nizu bez pobjede za Cibaliju, klupu napustio Zoran Tomić". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  7. ^ G., A. (21 October 2014). "Siniša Sesar potvrđen kao novi trener Vinkovčana". glas-slavonije.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Ilija Lončarević više nije trener Gorice". dalmacijanews.hr (in Croatian). 29 November 2014. Archived from the original on 4 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Dražen Biškup novi trener HNK Gorice". vgdanas.hr (in Croatian). 3 December 2014. Archived from the original on 4 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Izvješće povjerenika za natjecanje" (PDF) (in Croatian). Druga-HNL.com.

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