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The 2015–16 season was the 70th season in HNK Rijeka’s history. It was their 25th successive season in the Prva HNL, and 42nd successive top tier season.

Rijeka
2015–16 season
ChairmanDamir Mišković
ManagerMatjaž Kek
StadiumKantrida (Jul 2015)
Rujevica (from Aug 2015)
Prva HNL2nd
Croatian CupSemi-final
UEFA Europa LeagueSecond qualifying round
Top goalscorerLeague: Roman Bezjak (13)
All: Roman Bezjak (17)
Highest home attendance8,200 v Scotland Aberdeen
(16 July 2015)
Lowest home attendance2,522 v RNK Split
(1 May 2016)
Average home league attendance4,216[1]

Contents

CompetitionsEdit

OverallEdit

Competition First match Last match Starting round Final position Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
MAXtv Prva Liga 10 Jul 2015 14 May 2016 Matchday 1 Runners-up 36 21 14 1 56 20 +36 058.33
Croatian Cup 23 Sep 2015 5 Apr 2016 First round Semi-final 5 4 0 1 16 4 +12 080.00
UEFA Europa League 16 Jul 2015 23 Jul 2015 QR2 QR2 2 0 1 1 2 5 −3 000.00
Total 43 25 15 3 74 29 +45 058.14

Last updated: 14 May 2016.

MAXtv Prva LigaEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dinamo Zagreb (C) 36 26 7 3 67 19 +48 85 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round[a]
2 Rijeka 36 21 14 1 56 20 +36 77 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round
3 Hajduk Split 36 17 10 9 46 28 +18 61 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
4 Lokomotiva 36 16 4 16 56 53 +3 52 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
5 Inter Zaprešić 36 11 14 11 39 48 −9 47
Source: PrvaHNL.hr, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored (at home if two teams tied); 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Play-off
(Note: Criteria 2-4 and 7 is only used if deciding Champion, teams to international competition or teams for relegation and in that case criteria 6 will not be used).[2]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Dinamo Zagreb qualified for the Europa League third qualifying round by winning the 2015–16 Croatian Football Cup. However, since they already qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners was passed down the league.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
36 21 14 1 56 20  +36 77 12 6 0 35 9  +26 9 8 1 21 11  +10

Last updated: 14 May 2016.
Source: Sportnet.hr

Results by opponentEdit

Team Results Points
1 2 3 4
Dinamo Zagreb 0–0 2–1 0–3 0–0 5
Hajduk Split 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 10
Inter Zaprešić 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–0 6
Istra 1961 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 12
Lokomotiva 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 12
Osijek 5–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 8
Slaven Belupo 3–3 0–0 1–1 0–0 4
Split 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 10
Zagreb 3–3 4–1 2–0 3–0 10

Results by roundEdit

Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536
GroundAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
ResultDDDWDDWWWDDWWWWWDWDDWWLWWWWWDWWDWDDW
Position656444222233321111222222222222222222
Updated to match(es) played on 14 May 2016. Source: Competitive matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

MAXtv Prva LigaEdit

Source: Croatian Football Federation

Croatian CupEdit

Source: Croatian Football Federation

UEFA Europa LeagueEdit

Source: uefa.com

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

On-season (2015)Edit

Mid-seasonEdit

On-season (2016)Edit

Player seasonal recordsEdit

Updated 14 May 2016. Competitive matches only.

GoalsEdit

Rank Name League Europe Cup Total
1   Roman Bezjak 13 4 17
2   Marin Tomasov 8 1 5 14
3   Bekim Balaj 9 1 10
4   Mario Gavranović 7 7
5   Miral Samardžić 4 2 6
6   Anas Sharbini 3 3
7   Marko Vešović 2 2
  Filip Bradarić 1 1 2
  Florentin Matei 1 1 2
  Moisés Lima Magalhães 1 1 2
  Odise Roshi 1 1 2
12   Josip Brezovec 1 1
  Marin Leovac 1 1
  Marko Lešković 1 1
  Mate Maleš 1 1
  Matej Mitrović 1 1
  Josip Radošević 1 1
  Zoran Kvržić 1 1
TOTALS 56 2 16 74

Source: Competitive matches

AssistsEdit

Rank Name League Europe Cup Total
1   Marin Tomasov 12 3 15
2   Roman Bezjak 5 1 6
  Stefan Ristovski 4 2 6
4   Florentin Matei 4 1 5
5   Ivan Močinić 4 4
6   Vedran Jugović 3 3
  Marko Vešović 3 3
  Josip Radošević 2 1 3
  Leonard Zuta 3 3
10   Bekim Balaj 2 2
  Josip Brezovec 2 2
  Mate Maleš 2 2
  Filip Bradarić 1 1 2
14   Mario Gavranović 1 1
  Marko Lešković 1 1
  Matej Mitrović 1 1
  Odise Roshi 1 1
  Anas Sharbini 1 1
  Ivan Vargić 1 1
  Zoran Kvržić 1 1
  Moisés Lima Magalhães 1 1
TOTALS 50 2 12 64

Source: Competitive matches

Clean sheetsEdit

Rank Name League Europe Cup Total
1   Ivan Vargić 21 1 22
2   Andrej Prskalo 1 2 3
TOTALS 22 0 3 25

Source: Competitive matches

Disciplinary recordEdit

Number Position Name 1. HNL Europe Croatian Cup Total
                               
6 DF   Stefan Ristovski 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
7 MF   Marin Tomasov 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
8 MF   Zoran Kvržić 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
8 DF   Leonard Zuta 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 8 0 0
9 FW   Bekim Balaj 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0
10 MF   Florentin Matei 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
10 MF   Anas Sharbini 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
11 FW   Roman Bezjak 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 1
13 DF   Marko Lešković 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
15 DF   Matej Mitrović 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
16 MF   Ivan Močinić 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
17 FW   Mario Gavranović 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
18 MF   Filip Bradarić 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0
19 DF   Miral Samardžić 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 0 0
22 DF   Marin Leovac 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
23 MF   Odise Roshi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 GK   Ivan Vargić 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
26 MF   Mate Maleš 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0
29 DF   Marko Vešović 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
30 MF   Josip Brezovec 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
33 MF   Josip Radošević 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
88 MF   Moisés Lima Magalhães 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 1
TOTALS 90 4 3 3 0 0 10 0 0 103 4 3

Source: nk-rijeka.hr

Appearances and goalsEdit

Number Position Player Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Total 1. HNL[n 1] Europa League[n 1] Croatian Cup[n 1]
1 GK   Simon Sluga 3 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
6 DF   Stefan Ristovski 38 0 31+1 0 1+0 0 5+0 0
7 MF   Marin Tomasov 43 14 32+4 8 2+0 1 4+1 5
8 MF   Zoran Kvržić 3 1 0+1 0 0+2 1 0+0 0
8 DF   Leonard Zuta 30 0 24+2 0 0+0 0 4+0 0
9 FW   Bekim Balaj 37 10 20+11 9 1+1 0 2+2 1
10 MF   Florentin Matei 15 2 10+3 1 0+0 0 2+0 1
10 MF   Anas Sharbini 14 3 10+2 3 1+0 0 1+0 0
11 FW   Roman Bezjak 39 17 30+2 13 1+1 0 4+1 4
11 DF   Ivan Tomečak 6 0 4+1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
13 DF   Marko Lešković 21 1 20+0 1 1+0 0 0+0 0
15 DF   Matej Mitrović 29 1 20+3 1 1+0 0 5+0 0
16 MF   Ivan Močinić 34 0 24+7 0 0+1 0 1+1 0
17 FW   Mario Gavranović 15 7 13+0 7 0+0 0 2+0 0
18 MF   Filip Bradarić 33 2 20+6 1 2+0 0 3+2 1
19 DF   Miral Samardžić 37 6 30+0 4 2+0 0 5+0 2
20 FW   Dario Vizinger 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
21 DF   Aleš Mejač 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
22 DF   Marin Leovac 7 1 5+0 1 2+0 0 0+0 0
23 MF   Odise Roshi 25 2 1+19 1 1+0 0 2+2 1
24 DF   Mateo Bertoša 6 0 3+2 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
25 GK   Ivan Vargić 36 0 32+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
26 MF   Mate Maleš 31 1 25+3 1 0+0 0 2+1 0
27 MF   Josip Mišić 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
29 DF   Marko Vešović 22 2 6+12 2 0+0 0 0+4 0
30 MF   Josip Brezovec 13 1 7+5 1 0+0 0 1+0 0
32 GK   Andrej Prskalo 4 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
33 MF   Josip Radošević 20 1 7+9 1 2+0 0 2+0 0
33 DF   Mihael Rebernik 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
40 MF   Gerald Diyoke 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
88 MF   Moisés Lima Magalhães 19 2 10+4 1 2+0 0 2+1 1
89 MF   Vedran Jugović 13 0 5+6 0 0+0 0 2+0 0

Source: nk-rijeka.hr

CaptainsEdit

Updated 14 May 2016. *Only counts starts as captain.

No. Player 1. HNL Europe Cup Total
16   Ivan Močinić 16 1 17
25   Ivan Vargić 9 2 11
10   Anas Sharbini 8 1 9
89   Vedran Jugović 2 2 4
26   Mate Maleš 1 1
88   Moisés 1 1

SuspensionsEdit

Updated 14 May 2016.

Date Incurred Competition Player Games Missed Reason
29 May 2015 1. HNL   Filip Bradarić 1    
  Matej Mitrović    
  Josip Radošević    
26 Jul 2015   Josip Radošević    
8 Aug 2015   Roman Bezjak 2  
  Marin Leovac 1    
15 Aug 2015   Moisés  
  Anas Sharbini    
22 Aug 2015   Marko Lešković  
30 Aug 2015   Filip Bradarić    
  Miral Samardžić    
26 Sep 2015   Ivan Močinić    
4 Oct 2015   Filip Bradarić    
25 Oct 2015   Mate Maleš    
1 Nov 2015   Bekim Balaj    
8 Nov 2015   Moisés    
21 Nov 2015   Roman Bezjak    
4 Dec 2015   Marko Vešović    
8 Dec 2015 Cup   Leonard Zuta    
13 Dec 2015 1. HNL   Filip Bradarić    
  Mate Maleš    
18 Dec 2015   Stefan Ristovski    
12 Feb 2016   Miral Samardžić    
27 Feb 2016   Mate Maleš    
  Ivan Močinić    
2 Mar 2016   Leonard Zuta    
  Bekim Balaj    
19 Mar 2016   Matej Mitrović    
9 Apr 2016   Roman Bezjak    
  Mate Maleš    
16 Apr 2016   Josip Brezovec    
24 Apr 2016   Bekim Balaj    
1 May 2016   Miral Samardžić    
7 May 2016   Ivan Močinić    
  Filip Bradarić    

PenaltiesEdit

For
Date Competition Player Opposition Scored?
10 Jul 2015 1. HNL   Marko Lešković Inter Zaprešić  N
19 Jul 2015 1. HNL   Moisés Slaven Belupo  N
19 Sep 2015 1. HNL   Filip Bradarić Inter Zaprešić  N
8 Nov 2015 1. HNL   Marin Tomasov RNK Split  N
Against
Date Competition Goalkeeper Opposition Scored?
19 Jul 2015 1. HNL   Ivan Vargić Slaven Belupo  Y
8 Nov 2015 1. HNL   Ivan Vargić RNK Split  Y
21 Nov 2015 1. HNL   Ivan Vargić Osijek  Y
2 Mar 2016 1. HNL   Ivan Vargić RNK Split  N
6 Mar 2016 1. HNL   Ivan Vargić Osijek  Y
16 Apr 2016 1. HNL   Ivan Vargić Lokomotiva  N

Overview of statisticsEdit

Statistic Overall Prva HNL Croatian Cup Europa League
Most appearances Tomasov (43) Tomasov (36) 6 players (5) 8 players (2)
Most starts Tomasov (38) Tomasov & Vargić (32) Mitrović, Ristovski & Samardžić (5) 6 players (2)
Most substitute appearances Roshi (21) Roshi (19) Vešović (4) Kvržić (2)
Most minutes played Samardžić (3,330) Vargić (2,880) Mitrović & Samardžić (450) Leovac, Moisés & Samardžić (180)
Top goalscorer Bezjak (17) Bezjak (13) Tomasov (5) Kvržić & Tomasov (1)
Most assists Tomasov (15) Tomasov (12) Tomasov & Zuta (3) Kvržić & Radošević (1)
Most yellow cards Maleš (11) Maleš (11) Zuta (3) Kvržić, Leovac & Lešković (1)
Most red cards 7 players (1) 7 players (1)
Last updated: 14 May 2016.

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Pos. Player Moving from Type Fee
19 Jun 2015 CF   Roman Bezjak   Ludogorets Transfer Free
19 Jun 2015 GK   Simon Sluga   Lokomotiva Return from loan N/A
3 Jul 2015 GK   Ivan Nevistić   Osijek Transfer €50,000
3 Jul 2015 CF   Dario Vizinger   Varaždin Transfer €50,000
6 Jul 2015 RW   Zoran Kvržić   Spezia Return from loan N/A
6 Jul 2015 RW   Odise Roshi   FSV Frankfurt Transfer Free
7 Jul 2015 RB   Stefan Ristovski   Spezia Loan (until 30/6/2016) N/A
17 Jul 2015 CF   Juri Cisotti   Spezia Loan (until 30/6/2016) N/A
20 Jul 2015 CB   Frane Ikić   Zadar Transfer €65,000
11 Aug 2015 RB   Marko Vešović   Spezia Loan (until 30/6/2016) N/A
4 Sep 2015 LB   Leonard Zuta   Häcken Transfer €50,000
22 Jan 2016 CM   Josip Brezovec   Spezia Return from loan N/A
22 Jan 2016 CM   Asmir Kajević   Zürich Transfer Free
22 Jan 2016 RW   Tomislav Turčin   Cibalia Transfer €60,000
29 Jan 2016 LB   Jamilu Collins   Krka Return from loan N/A
5 Feb 2016 GK   Ivan Vargić   Lazio Loan (until 30/6/2016) N/A
9 Feb 2016 CF   Mario Gavranović   Zürich Transfer €600,000
9 Feb 2016 AM   Florentin Matei   Volyn Lutsk Transfer €500,000
9 Feb 2016 RB   Aleš Mejač   Maribor Loan (until 31/5/2016) N/A

Source: Glasilo Hrvatskog nogometnog saveza

OutEdit

Date Pos. Player Moving to Type Fee
23 Jun 2015 CF   Josip Ivančić   Koper Loan (until 15/6/2016) N/A
24 Jun 2015 DM   Domagoj Pušić   Lugano Transfer Free
1 Jul 2015 CM   Álex Fernández   Espanyol End of loan N/A
6 Jul 2015 RB   Marko Vešović   Torino End of loan N/A
9 Jul 2015 LB   Jamilu Collins   Krka Loan (until 14/6/2016) N/A
9 Jul 2015 CF   Ventsislav Hristov   Skënderbeu Korçë Loan (until 30/6/2016) N/A
9 Jul 2015 GK   David Nwolokor   Šibenik Loan (until 14/6/2016) N/A
9 Jul 2015 CF   Solomon Theophilus   Šibenik Loan (until 14/6/2016) N/A
14 Jul 2015 CF   Filip Dangubić   Krka Loan (until 14/6/2016) N/A
16 Jul 2015 AM   Aliyu Okechukwu   Šibenik Loan (until 14/6/2016) N/A
19 Jul 2015 CB   Jozo Špikić   Široki Brijeg Loan (until 15/6/2016) N/A
19 Jul 2015 CM   Damir Zlomislić   Istra 1961 Loan (until 15/6/2016) N/A
22 Jul 2015 CB   Niko Datković   Lugano Loan (until 30/6/2016) N/A
23 Jul 2015 AM   Antonini Čulina   Lugano Transfer Undisclosed
30 Jul 2015 LW   Goodness Ajayi   Široki Brijeg Loan (until 15/6/2016) N/A
3 Aug 2015 CF   Andrija Filipović   Spezia Loan (until 30/6/2016) N/A
3 Aug 2015 RB   Mato Miloš   Spezia Loan (until 30/6/2016) N/A
5 Aug 2015 RW   Zoran Kvržić   Spezia Loan (until 30/6/2016) N/A
12 Aug 2015 GK   Simon Sluga   Spezia Loan (until 30/6/2016) N/A
17 Aug 2015 LB   Marin Leovac   PAOK Transfer €1.7 million
23 Aug 2015 CM   Josip Mišić   Spezia Loan (until 30/6/2016) N/A
31 Aug 2015 RB   Ivan Tomečak   Dnipro Transfer €1 million
21 Sep 2015 CB   Dario Knežević Retirement N/A
12 Oct 2015 CM   Goran Cvijanović   Gorica Transfer Free
19 Nov 2015 RW   Drago Gabrić   Koper Transfer Free
13 Jan 2016 CF   Juri Cisotti   Spezia End of loan N/A
15 Jan 2016 AM   Mislav Oršić   Jeonnam Dragons Transfer $1 million
18 Jan 2016 RB   Mato Miloš   Perugia Loan (until 30/6/2016) N/A
21 Jan 2016 DM   Josip Radošević   Napoli End of loan N/A
30 Jan 2016 LB   Muhammed Kabiru   Krka Loan (until 15/6/2016) N/A
1 Feb 2016 GK   Ivan Vargić   Lazio Transfer €2.559 million
3 Feb 2016 CF   Ventsislav Hristov   Levski Sofia Transfer €80,000
7 Feb 2016 CM   Moisés   Palmeiras Transfer €1 million
11 Feb 2016 RW   Tomislav Turčin   Cibalia Loan (until 15/6/2016) N/A
15 Feb 2016 LB   Jamilu Collins   Šibenik Loan (until 14/6/2016) N/A
15 Feb 2016 RM   Vedran Jugović   Jeonnam Dragons Loan (until 31/12/2016; option to buy) N/A
15 Feb 2016 LW   Anas Sharbini   Osmanlıspor Loan (until 15/6/2016; option to buy) €100,000
19 Feb 2016 CF   Josip Ivančić   Sheriff Tiraspol Transfer €100,000

Source: Glasilo Hrvatskog nogometnog saveza

Spending:   €1,375,000
Income:   €7,414,000
Expenditure:   €6,039,000

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c First number represents appearances in starting eleven, while the second number indicates a substitute appearance.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gledatelji po klubovima 2015-2016". HRnogomet.com. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Propozicije natjecanja za prvenstvo MAXtv prve lige za natjecateljsku godinu 2015/2016" (pdf) (in Croatian). Croatian Football Federation. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015.