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2016–17 Croatian Second Football League

The 2016–17 Croatian Second Football League (officially FavBet Druga liga for sponsorship reasons) is the 26th season of the Croatian Second Football League, the second level football competition for men's association football teams in Croatia, since its establishment in 1992. The season started on 19 August 2016 and ended on 28 May 2017.

FavBet Druga liga
Season2016–17
ChampionsRudeš
PromotedRudeš
RelegatedNK Zagreb
Imotski
Matches played198
Goals scored447 (2.26 per match)
Top goalscorerBenjamin Tatar (13)
Biggest home winRudeš 7–1 Lučko
Biggest away winNK Zagreb 0–4 Sesvete
Highest scoringSolin 5–4 NK Zagreb
Total attendance62,809[1]
Average attendance317[1]
All statistics correct as of 28 May 2017.

The league is contested by twelve teams and played in a triple round robin format, with each team playing every other team three times over 33 rounds. At the end of the previous season Cibalia were promoted, returning to the top flight after three seasons.

The fixtures were announced on 17 July 2016.[2]

TeamsEdit

On 22 April 2016, Croatian Football Federation announced that the first stage of licensing procedure for 2016–17 season was completed. For the 2016–17 Druga HNL, only eight clubs outside of top level were issued a second level license: Dugopolje, Dinamo II, Gorica, Imotski, Lučko, Rijeka II, Sesvete and Solin. In the second stage of licensing procedure clubs that were not licensed in the first round appealed the decision.[3] On 23 May 2016, all remaining Druga HNL were granted second division license, along with third level clubs Novigrad and Vinogradar.[4]

Stadia and locationsEdit

Locations of teams in 2016–17 Druga HNL
Club Coach City / Town Stadium 2015–16 result Capacity
Dinamo II Mario Cvitanović Zagreb Stadion Hitrec-Kacian 0266th 5,000
Dugopolje Miroslav Bojko Dugopolje Stadion Hrvatski vitezovi 0277th 5,200
Gorica Davor Mladina Velika Gorica Stadion Radnika 0244th 8,000
Hrvatski Dragovoljac Iztok Kapušin Zagreb Stadion NŠC Stjepan Spajić 03010th 5,000
Imotski Vjeran Simunić Imotski Stadion Gospin dolac 0299th 4,000
Lučko Dražen Biškup Zagreb Stadion Lučko 0288th 1,500
Novigrad Nino Bule Novigrad Stadion Lako 0411st (3. HNL West) 1,000
Rudeš Igor Bišćan Zagreb ŠC Rudeš 0255th 1,000
Sesvete Denis Bezer Zagreb Sv. Josip Radnik 0233rd 1,200
Solin Mirko Labrović Solin Stadion pokraj Jadra 0411st (3. HNL South) 4,000
Šibenik Zoran Slavica Šibenik Stadion Šubićevac 0222nd 8,000
NK Zagreb Dražen Madunović Zagreb Stadion Kranjčevićeva 01212th (1. HNL) 8,850

Number of teams by countyEdit

Position County Number Teams
1   City of Zagreb 6 Dinamo Zagreb II, Hrvatski Dragovoljac, Lučko, Rudeš, Sesvete and Zagreb
2   Split-Dalmatia 3 Dugopolje, Imotski and Solin
3   Istria 1 Novigrad
  Šibenik-Knin 1 Šibenik
  Zagreb County 1 Gorica

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rudeš (P) 33 17 9 7 43 27 +16 60 Promotion to the Croatian First Football League
2 Gorica 33 15 12 6 53 31 +22 57 promotion play-off
3 Solin 33 16 7 10 40 36 +4 55
4 Sesvete 33 15 7 11 53 36 +17 52
5 Dinamo Zagreb II 33 12 11 10 39 32 +7 47 Reserve teams are ineligible for promotion to the Croatian First Football League
6 Dugopolje 33 12 10 11 36 32 +4 46
7 Šibenik 33 12 9 12 32 33 −1 45
8 Novigrad 33 11 9 13 28 35 −7 42
9 Lučko 33 9 11 13 34 48 −14 38
10 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 33 9 9 15 30 39 −9 36 Relegation to the Croatian Third Football League
11 Imotski (R) 33 8 7 18 36 58 −22 31
12 NK Zagreb (R) 33 6 11 16 34 50 −16 29
Updated to match(es) played on 28 May 2017. Source: Druga-HNL.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head away goals scored
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Matches 1–22Edit

Home \ Away DIN DUG GOR HRD IMO LUČ NOV RUD SES SOL ŠIB ZAG
Dinamo Zagreb II 1–0 0–0 1–1 4–2 1–2 0–1 3–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–1
Dugopolje 1–0 4–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 3–1
Gorica 1–0 3–0 4–0 1–0 2–2 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 3–2 2–1
Hrvatski Dragovoljac 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–3 1–2 2–0 1–3 1–0 1–3 1–2 1–0
Imotski 0–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–4 3–2 2–3
Lučko 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–3 0–1 2–1 2–2
Novigrad 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 3–0 0–0 2–1
Rudeš 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 7–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–0
Sesvete 2–3 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 4–1 4–0 0–0
Solin 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 3–2 1–1 5–4
Šibenik 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–3 1–0 0–1 1–1
NK Zagreb 0–2 0–0 2–5 0–0 1–3 4–0 0–0 5–1 3–1 1–1 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 20 March 2017. Source: Druga-HNL.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Matches 23-33Edit

Home \ Away DIN DUG GOR HRD IMO LUČ NOV RUD SES SOL ŠIB ZAG
Dinamo Zagreb II 0–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 3–0
Dugopolje 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–1
Gorica 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 5–0 1–1
Hrvatski Dragovoljac 0–1 4–0 2–0 1–0 0–1
Imotski 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1
Lučko 3–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–2
Novigrad 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–1
Rudeš 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–1 2–0
Sesvete 4–2 0–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–3
Solin 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0
Šibenik 2–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–0
NK Zagreb 0–2 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–4
Updated to match(es) played on 28 May 2017. Source: Druga-HNL.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

As of 28 May 2017[5]
Rank Player Club(s) Goals
1   Benjamin Tatar Gorica 13
2   Mario Jelavić Solin 12
3   Edin Šehić NK Zagreb 10
4   Tomislav Havojić Rudeš 9
  Vedran Mesec Sesvete
  Miro Slavica Šibenik
  Tomislav Štrkalj Sesvete
8   Marin Pejić Gorica 8
  Martin Vukorepa Šibenik

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Statistics Druga HNL. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  2. ^ "RASPORED UTAKMICA FAVBET DRUGA HNL - PRVI DIO". www.druga-hnl.com. 17 July 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Središnji postupak licenciranja za natjecateljsku 2016/17. godinu završen u prvom stupnju" (PDF). HNS-CFF.hr (in Croatian). 22 April 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Središnji postupak licenciranja klubova za natjecateljsku 2016/17. godinu - Konačne odluke" (PDF). HNS-CFF.hr (in Croatian). 23 May 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  5. ^ druga-hnl.com

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