2015–16 Slovenian PrvaLiga

The 2015–16 Slovenian PrvaLiga (also known as the Prva liga Telekom Slovenije for sponsorship reasons) was the 25th edition of the Slovenian PrvaLiga since its establishment in 1991. Also known by the abbreviation 1. SNL, PrvaLiga was contested by the top ten clubs in Slovenia, for the title of national champions. The season began on 17 July 2015 and ended on 21 May 2016.

Slovenian PrvaLiga
Season2015–16
ChampionsOlimpija (1st title)
RelegatedZavrč
Krka
Champions LeagueOlimpija
Europa LeagueMaribor (cup winners)
Domžale
Gorica
Matches played180
Goals scored439 (2.44 per match)
Best PlayerRok Kronaveter[1][2]
Top goalscorerAndraž Šporar, Jean-Philippe Mendy & Rok Kronaveter
(all 17 goals)
Best goalkeeperNejc Vidmar[1][2]
Biggest home winMaribor 7–1 Rudar
Biggest away winKoper 0–5 Maribor
Highest scoringMaribor 7–1 Rudar
Longest winning run7 matches[3]
Gorica
Olimpija
Longest unbeaten run12 matches[3]
Maribor
Longest winless run13 matches[3]
Krško
Longest losing run5 matches[3]
Krka
Highest attendance14,000[3]
Olimpija 1–2 Maribor
Lowest attendance100[3]
Krka 1–5 Rudar
Total attendance282,490[3]
Average attendance1,569[3]

Maribor was the defending champion, having won its 13th league title the previous season.

Competition formatEdit

Each team played 36 matches (18 home and 18 away). Teams played four matches against each other (2 home and 2 away).[4]

TeamsEdit

A total of ten teams contested the league, including nine from the 2014–15 Slovenian PrvaLiga and one promoted from the 2014–15 Slovenian Second League.

Winners of the Slovenian second division Krško won direct promotion as champions of the Slovenian Second League. They replaced Radomlje in the top division, who finished at the bottom of the PrvaLiga table, ending their first season in the top division.

This was the first season for Krško in the Slovenian PrvaLiga.[5]

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Location of teams in the 2015–16 Slovenian PrvaLiga
Team Location Stadium Capacity1
NK Celje Celje Arena Petrol 13,059
NK Domžale Domžale Sports Park 3,100
ND Gorica Nova Gorica Sports Park 3,100
FC Koper Koper Bonifika 4,047
NK Krka Novo Mesto Portoval 500
NK Krško Krško Matija Gubec Stadium 1,470
NK Maribor Maribor Ljudski vrt 12,702
NK Olimpija Ljubljana Ljubljana Stožice 16,038
NK Rudar Velenje Velenje Ob Jezeru 2,341
NK Zavrč Zavrč Sports Park 962

1Seating capacity only. Some stadiums (e.g. Krka, Krško, Rudar, Zavrč) also have standing areas.

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
NK Celje   Robert Pevnik   Blaž Vrhovec Legea Cinkarna
NK Domžale   Luka Elsner   Darko Zec Taxa Tark
ND Gorica   Miran Srebrnič   Alen Jogan Erreà None
FC Koper   Milan Obradović   Leo Štulac Nike Port of Koper
NK Krka   Miloš Kostić   Danijel Dežmar Hummel Krka
NK Krško   Tomaž Petrovič   Miha Drnovšek Erima GEN, Kostak
NK Maribor   Darko Milanič   Marcos Tavares Adidas Zavarovalnica Maribor, Nova KBM, Radio City
NK Olimpija Ljubljana   Rodolfo Vanoli   Darijan Matić Nike Telekom Slovenije
NK Rudar Velenje   Ramiz Smajlović   Ivan Knezović Joma Premogovnik Velenje
NK Zavrč   Slavko Matić   Lovro Cvek Zeus Sport RM VUK Holding, Tilia

League tableEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Olimpija Ljubljana (C) 36 22 8 6 75 25 +50 74 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Maribor 36 19 11 6 78 37 +41 68 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
3 Domžale 36 14 13 9 46 31 +15 55 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
4 Gorica 36 15 7 14 48 49 −1 52
5 Celje 36 11 12 13 32 46 −14 45
6 Krško 36 10 11 15 24 48 −24 41[b]
7 Rudar Velenje 36 11 8 17 34 52 −18 41[b]
8 Koper 36 11 7 18 40 54 −14 40[c]
9 Zavrč (R) 36 9 13 14 32 41 −9 40[c] Qualification for the relegation play-offs
10 Krka (R) 36 8 10 18 30 56 −26 34 Relegation to the Slovenian Second League
Source: Slovenian PrvaLiga (in Slovene), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored.[6]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Maribor qualified for the Europa League second qualifying round by winning the 2015–16 Slovenian Cup.
  2. ^ a b Krško ahead of Rudar Velenje on head-to-head record: Rudar–Krško 1–1, Krško–Rudar 0–0, Rudar–Krško 0–1, Krško–Rudar 1–1.
  3. ^ a b Koper ahead of Zavrč on head-to-head record: Zavrč–Koper 1–0, Koper–Zavrč 3–1, Zavrč–Koper 1–3, Koper–Zavrč 1–0.


Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021
22
2324252627282930313233343536
Olimpija126322221111111111111111111111111111
Maribor541233344455344222222222222222222222
Domžale252544433333432333333333333333333333
Gorica1063111112222223444444444444444444444
Celje888101071010101010101010910109999666667998885755
Krško414666789899991099101010101010910109777776886
Rudar91010988896666666667777998998666668567
Koper79989105789888888866667810776889999998
Zavrč675779955544555555555555555555557679
Krka3374556677777777788888778810101010101010101010
Leader
Second
Third
Relegation play-off
Relegation to 2. SNL
Source: PrvaLiga official website
Notes: Round 22 was the final round before the winter break

ResultsEdit

PrvaLiga play-offEdit

The two-legged play-off between the ninth-placed team from the PrvaLiga and the second-placed team from the 2. SNL was played. The winner earned a place in the 2016–17 Slovenian PrvaLiga.

First legEdit

29 May 2016 1 Zavrč 3–2 Aluminij Zavrč
20:00 CEST (UTC+02:00) Pihler   42'
Kokorović   44'
Tišma   86'
Report (in Slovene) Bizjak   14' (pen.)
Kurež   24'
Stadium: Sports Park
Attendance: 600
Referee: Roberto Ponis

Second legEdit

2 June 2016 2 Aluminij 1–1
(3–4 agg.)
Zavrč Kidričevo
17:00 CEST (UTC+02:00) Bizjak   56' (pen.) Report (in Slovene) Pihler   58' Stadium: Sports Park
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Dragoslav Perić

Zavrč won the play-off fixture against Aluminij 4–3 on aggregate, but the club was unsuccessful in obtaining a licence to play in the top division for the next season, due to financial reasons.[7][8]

After their decision, the Football Association of Slovenia invited Aluminij to join the top division, with the side from Kidričevo accepting the offer.[9][10]

Season statisticsEdit

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date Round Reference
  Andraž Šporar Olimpija Rudar 5–0 (H) 30 August 2015 8 Report
  Andraž Šporar4 Olimpija Celje 4–0 (A) 31 October 2015 16 Report
  Gregor Bajde Maribor Krško 6–0 (H) 5 December 2015 21 Report
  Jean-Philippe Mendy Maribor Krško 6–0 (H) 5 December 2015 21 Report

4 Player scored four goals

DisciplineEdit

Pos Team      
1 Rudar 101 6 9
2 Koper 99 5 7
3 Celje 85 3 8
4 Krka 89 2 6
5 Zavrč 100 2 2
6 Olimpija 81 4 4
7 Maribor 76 3 5
8 Krško 77 1 4
9 Gorica 74 3 4
10 Domžale 74 2 3
Totals 856 31 52

Source:PrvaLiga official website

AttendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Olimpija 78,300 14,000 1,000 4,350 +201.7%
2 Maribor 76,660 12,160 2,000 4,259 −3.3%
3 Krško 23,250 2,400 550 1,292 +250.1%1
4 Celje 21,220 4,100 450 1,179 +4.6%
5 Rudar 18,500 3,000 350 1,028 +81.0%
6 Domžale 18,050 2,600 300 1,003 +8.8%
7 Koper 13,650 2,700 200 758 +56.9%
8 Gorica 13,160 1,800 300 731 +132.1%
9 Zavrč 11,750 2,200 250 653 +31.7%
10 Krka 7,950 800 100 442 −1.8%
League total 282,490 14,000 100 1,569 +45.1%

Note1: Krško played in the Slovenian Second League the previous season.

AwardsEdit

Annual awardsEdit

PrvaLiga Player of the Season

PrvaLiga Goalkeeper of the Season

PrvaLiga U23 Player of the Season

PrvaLiga Team of the SeasonEdit

Slovenian PrvaLiga Team of the 2015–16 season – SPINS XI.
Player Team Position Ref.
  Nejc Vidmar Domžale/Olimpija Goalkeeper [1][2]
  Toni Datković Zavrč/Koper Defender [1][2]
  Matic Fink Olimpija Defender [1][2]
  Nemanja Mitrović Olimpija Defender [1][2]
  Nejc Skubic Domžale Defender [1][2]
  Rok Kronaveter Olimpija Midfielder [1][2]
  Blaž Vrhovec Celje Midfielder [1][2]
  Miha Zajc Olimpija Midfielder [1][2]
  Blessing Eleke Gorica/Olimpija Forward [1][2]
  Jean-Philippe Mendy Maribor Forward [1][2]
  Andraž Šporar Olimpija Forward [1][2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "PrvaLiga Statistics – 2015/16". Slovenian PrvaLiga. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Peter Dominko (17 May 2016). "Krona Kronavetru, nagrada še Manji Rogan in Mihi Zajcu" [A crown for Kronaveter, an award also to Manja Rogan and Miha Zajc]. Slovenski nogometni portal (in Slovenian). Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p M. R. (17 May 2016). "Zaradi protesta večine nogometašev ni bilo na podelitvi nagrad" [Due to the protest, most of the footballers were not present at the awards ceremony] (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Slovenian PrvaLiga Statistics 2015–16". Slovenian PrvaLiga official website. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Season Rules of 1. SNL". Scoresway. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Confirmed teams of league" (in Slovenian). NZS. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  6. ^ "1. SNL: Season Rules". Scoresway. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  7. ^ T. O.; Danijel Poslek (6 June 2016). "NK Zavrč ogorčen: Kako je lahko 6.000 evrov takšen greh?" [NK Zavrc outraged: How could 6,000 euros be such a sin?] (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Zavrč brez licence za 1. SNL" [Zavrc without a licence for the 1. SNL] (in Slovenian). Football Association of Slovenia. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  9. ^ Peter Dominko (7 June 2016). "URADNO: Kidričani so sprejeli prvoligaško vabilo" [Official: Aluminij have accepted the first league invitation]. Slovenski nogometni portal (in Slovenian). Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Znan je deseti član 1. SNL" [The tenth member of the 1. SNL is known]. Ekipa (in Slovenian). 7 June 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016.

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