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2016–17 Croatian First Football League

The 2016–17 Croatian First Football League (officially MAXtv Prva liga for sponsorship reasons) was the 26th season of the Croatian First Football League, the national championship for men's association football teams in Croatia, since its establishment in 1992. The fixtures were announced on 15 June 2016.[3] The season started on 15 July 2016 and finished on 27 May 2017.[4] The league was contested by 10 teams. Rijeka won their first ever title, which broke Dinamo Zagreb's dominance of eleven consecutive titles.

MAXtv Prva liga
Season2016–17
ChampionsRijeka
RelegatedRNK Split
Champions LeagueRijeka
Europa LeagueDinamo Zagreb
Hajduk Split
Osijek
Matches played180
Goals scored435 (2.42 per match)
Top goalscorerMárkó Futács (18)
Biggest home winDinamo Zagreb 6–0 Cibalia
Hajduk Split 6–0 Inter Zaprešić
Biggest away winHajduk Split 0–4 Dinamo Zagreb
Highest scoringRijeka 5–2 Dinamo Zagreb
Hajduk Split 6–1 Cibalia
Hajduk Split 5–2 RNK Split
Dinamo Zagreb 5–2 Rijeka
Longest winning runDinamo Zagreb (8)
Longest unbeaten runRijeka (31)
Longest winless runInter Zaprešić (17)
Longest losing runCibalia (7)
Highest attendance29,109
Hajduk Split 0–4 Dinamo Zagreb
Lowest attendance45
Hajduk Split 1–1 Slaven Belupo
Hajduk Split 3–0 Cibalia
Total attendance494,941[1][2]
Average attendance2,750[1][2]
All statistics correct as of 27 May 2017[2].

TeamsEdit

On 22 April 2016, Croatian Football Federation announced that the first stage of licensing procedure for 2016–17 season was complete. For the 2016–17 Prva HNL, only seven clubs were issued a top level license: Dinamo Zagreb, Hajduk Split, Istra 1961, Lokomotiva, Rijeka, Slaven Belupo and NK Zagreb. These clubs were also issued a license for participating in UEFA competitions.[5] In the second stage of licensing, clubs that were not licensed in the first stage appealed the decision. On 23 May 2016, it was announced that all remaining Prva HNL clubs were granted top level license. Only two teams from Druga HNL acquired the top level license: Cibalia and Šibenik.[6]

The following teams participated in the 2016–17 Prva HNL.

Locations of teams in 2016–17 Prva HNL

Stadia and locationsEdit

Stadium City Home club Licensed club(s) Capacity
Maksimir Zagreb Dinamo Zagreb 38,079[7]
Poljud Split Hajduk Split 34,448[8]
Gradski vrt Osijek Osijek 22,050[9]
Stadion HNK Cibalia Vinkovci Cibalia 9,958[10]
Aldo Drosina Pula Istra 1961 8,923[11]
Kranjčevićeva Zagreb Zagreb Lokomotiva 8,850[12]
Rujevica Rijeka Rijeka 6,134[13]
ŠRC Zaprešić Zaprešić Inter Zaprešić 5,228[14]
Park Mladeži Split RNK Split 4,075[15]
Gradski stadion Koprivnica Slaven Belupo 3,134[16]

Personnel and kitsEdit

Club Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsors
Cibalia   Mladen Bartolović   Frane Vitaić Jako
Dinamo Zagreb   Ivaylo Petev   Domagoj Antolić Puma
Hajduk Split   Joan Carrillo   Zoran Nižić Macron Tommy
Inter Zaprešić   Samir Toplak   Ivan Čović Joma Veleučilište Baltazar Zaprešić
Istra 1961   Darko Raić-Sudar   Goran Roce Nike Croatia Osiguranje
Lokomotiva   Mario Tokić   Luka Capan Nike Crodux
Osijek   Zoran Zekić   Borna Barišić Nike Osječko
Rijeka   Matjaž Kek   Mate Maleš Jako Sava Osiguranje
Slaven Belupo   Željko Kopić   Vedran Purić adidas Belupo
RNK Split   Bruno Akrapović   Tomislav Duka Jako Skladgradnja

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Lokomotiva   Sreten Ćuk Signed by Persepolis 30 May 2016[17]   Valentin Barišić 30 May 2016[17] Pre-season
Hajduk Split   Damir Burić Removed from position 2 June 2016[18]   Marijan Pušnik 2 June 2016[18] Pre-season
Dinamo Zagreb   Zoran Mamić Signed by Al-Nassr 20 June 2016[19]   Zlatko Kranjčar 23 June 2016[20] Pre-season
Lokomotiva   Valentin Barišić Removed from position 6 July 2016[21]   Mario Tokić (caretaker) Pre-season
Istra 1961   Andrej Panadić Resigned 18 July 2016[22]   Goran Tomić 26 July 2016[23] 6th
RNK Split   Goran Sablić Resigned 18 July 2016[24]   Vjekoslav Lokica 20 July 2016[24] 10th
Lokomotiva   Mario Tokić (caretaker) Signing of Ivković   Tomislav Ivković 23 July 2016[25] 7th
Dinamo Zagreb   Zlatko Kranjčar Resigned 18 September 2016[26]   Željko Sopić (caretaker) 3rd
Dinamo Zagreb   Željko Sopić (caretaker) Signing of Petev   Ivaylo Petev 29 September 2016[27] 3rd
Lokomotiva   Tomislav Ivković Signed by Al-Faisaly 14 November 2016[28]   Mario Tokić 14 November 2016[28] 6th
Cibalia   Stanko Mršić Removed from position 15 November 2016[29]   Siniša Sesar (caretaker) 9th
Istra 1961   Goran Tomić Signed by Shenzhen 29 November 2016[30]   Darko Raić-Sudar (caretaker) 5th
Hajduk Split   Marijan Pušnik Removed from position 1 December 2016[31]   Joan Carrillo 5 December 2016[32] 3rd
Istra 1961   Darko Raić-Sudar (caretaker) Signing of Tot   Marijo Tot 30 December 2016[33] 8th
Cibalia   Siniša Sesar (caretaker) Signing of Pacult   Peter Pacult 7 January 2017[34] 10th
RNK Split   Vjekoslav Lokica Resigned 9 February 2017[35]   Bruno Akrapović 12 February 2017[36] 9th
Cibalia   Peter Pacult Resigned 23 March 2017[37]   Mladen Bartolović 27 March 2017[38] 10th
Istra 1961   Marijo Tot Removed from position 19 May 2017[39]   Darko Raić-Sudar (caretaker) 7th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rijeka (C) 36 27 7 2 71 23 +48 88 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Dinamo Zagreb 36 27 5 4 68 24 +44 86 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round[a]
3 Hajduk Split 36 20 9 7 70 31 +39 69 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round
4 Osijek 36 20 6 10 52 37 +15 66 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
5 Lokomotiva 36 12 8 16 41 38 +3 44
6 Istra 1961 36 10 9 17 33 49 −16 39
7 Slaven Belupo 36 9 11 16 36 45 −9 38
8 Inter Zaprešić 36 5 13 18 26 57 −31 28
9 Cibalia (O) 36 4 9 23 26 79 −53 21 Qualification to Relegation play-offs
10 RNK Split (R) 36 3 9 24 12 52 −40 18 Relegation to Croatian Third Football League[40]
Source: Prva HNL (in Croatian), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored (away goals if 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).[41]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since winners of 2016–17 Croatian Football Cup, Rijeka, qualified for Champions League, the spot awarded to the cup winner (Europa League third qualifying round) was passed to the runners-up and all other spots were adjusted accordingly.

ResultsEdit

Each team plays home-and-away against every other team in the league twice, for a total of 36 matches each played.

Relegation play-offsEdit

At the end of the season, ninth placed Cibalia qualified for a two-legged relegation play-off tie against Gorica, runners-up of the 2016–17 Croatian Second Football League.

First legEdit

Gorica0–2Cibalia
Report P. Mišić   52'
Baša   89'
Attendance: 1,820
Referee: Fran Jović (Zagreb)

Second legEdit

Cibalia3–1Gorica
Baša   22'
Glavica   58'
Vitaić   89'
Report Pejić   40'
Attendance: 1,536
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Rijeka)

Cibalia won 5–1 on aggregate.

StatisticsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  42. ^ PrvaHNL.hr
  43. ^ Soccerway - Players
  44. ^ SofaScore

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