HNK Šibenik

HNK Šibenik (Croatian: Hrvatski nogometni klub Šibenik, English: Croatian Football Club Šibenik), commonly referred to as HNK Šibenik (Croatian pronunciation: [šȉbenīk]) or simply Šibenik, is a professional Croatian football club founded in 1932, and based in the city of Šibenik. It competes in the Croatian First Football League.[2] Since 1948, the club's home ground has been the 3,412-seat Stadion Šubićevac. The team's traditional home colours are orange shirts with orange shorts and orange socks.

HNK Šibenik
HNK Šibenik logo.svg
Full nameHrvatski nogometni klub Šibenik
(Croatian Football Club Šibenik)
Nickname(s)Narančasti (The Oranges)
Short nameŠIB
Founded1 December 1932; 87 years ago (1932-12-01) as RSD Šibenik
GroundStadion Šubićevac
Capacity3,412[1]
ChairmanJure Zoričić
ManagerKrunoslav Rendulić
LeaguePrva HNL[2]
2019–20Druga HNL, 1st[2]
(promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

 
NK Železničar Maribor vs HNK Šibenik in September 1969, Yugoslav Second League

The club was formed in 1932 under the name RSD Šibenik ("Workers' Sport Association Šibenik"). The first president, Dr Martin Čičin-Šain, was only appointed to this role during the first board meeting which was held in August 1933. They played in a stadium in the area of Crnica, next to the La Dalmatienne factory in Koprivnica. The playing field was officially opened on 31 May 1936. The first matches played were part of a 1936 tournament between Šibenik, Osvit, Split and AŠK. Around the same time the first registered football club in Šibenik was also formed. This club was called Osvit and it was responsible for the construction of Stadion Šubićevac.

The club played its first official league match in 1946 under the name FD Šibenik and the very next year it was crowned the champion of the Dalmatia region. The club's new home ground was opened on 1 May 1948 and bore the name of "the people's hero" Rade Končar. In 1950–51 season, Šibenik finished top of the Croatian Republic League and gained promotion to the Yugoslav Second League for the first time in their history. However, they were relegated immediately and it was not until 1954–55 that they returned to the second division. In 1957, the club made it to the semi-final of the Yugoslav Cup.

In 1983 Šibenik made it back to the Yugoslav Second League, where they played in the West Division, composed from 18 clubs from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Vojvodina. In their first season (1983–84) they finished fourth, while in 1984–85 season they came close second, only three points behind the champion, Čelik Zenica, thus falling short of winning promotion to the Yugoslav First League. This was their best result in the Yugoslav Second League ever. After holding the middle position of the table for the next couple of seasons, Šibenik finished fifth in 1987–88 season. They defended their fifth place in 1988–89 season, the first Yugoslav Second League season which featured a unified format instead of two divisions (West and East), as well as in 1989–90 season.

Šibenik played in the Croatian First League for 12 consecutive seasons, from 1992 until 2003. In 2006, the club finished first in the Croatian Second League's southern division and returned to the Croatian First League. In the 2009–10 season, Šibenik finished fourth in domestic league, which was their best result ever, and thus qualified for the 2010–11 Europa League qualifying round for the first time in the club's history. They were eliminated in the second qualifying round by Anorthosis Famagusta 2–3 on aggregate.

In the 2011–12 Prva HNL season, the club finished fourteenth and were relegated to Druga HNL. In the following season, Šibenik finished fourth, but due to financial difficulties, they were once again relegated to Treća HNL. In the 2013–14 season, Šibenik finished in second place with their marksman Miro Slavica scoring 30 goals to take out the league's top goalscorer award, but failed to lead his side to promotion.

At the end of the 2014–15 season, Šibenik gained promotion to Druga HNL, topping the 3. HNL - Jug. Mirko Labrović took over as manager in 2015. They finished close second to Cibalia in 2015–16, failing to beat them in the last match of the season and thus failing to win direct promotion to the Croatian First League by only one point. Šibenik played against Istra 1961 in relegation play-offs on 29 May and 1 June 2016. Both matches ended 1–1 and Šibenik lost the play-off after penalty shoot-out.

In the 2018–19 season, Šibenik finished close second to Varaždin, and again played relegation play-offs over Istra 1961. The first match played in Šibenik ended 1–1, but in the second match played on Stadion Aldo Drosina, Istra beat them by a score of 0–2.

On 6 May 2020, by the decision of the Croatian Football Federation to suspend the 2019–20 Croatian Second League, Šibenik was promoted to the first league after 8 years.[2]

HonoursEdit

Recent seasonsEdit

Season League Cup European competitions Top goalscorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Player Goals
1992 1. HNL 22 2 7 13 18 41 11 12th Mile Petković, Dean Računica 4
1992–93 1. HNL 30 4 8 18 21 45 16 16th QF Ismet Mulavdić 6
1993–94 1. HNL 34 12 8 14 36 42 32 13th R2 Ylli Shehu 7
1994–95 1. HNL 30 9 10 11 44 46 37 9th R2 Ylli Shehu 22
1995–96 1. A HNL 36 15 6 15 44 43 51 7th R2 Mate Baturina 11
1996–97 1. A HNL 30 11 8 11 35 30 41 7th R1 Robert Banđen, Ylli Shehu 6
1997–98 1. HNL 32 9 8 15 35 45 34 9th R1 Joško Popović 9
1998–99 1. HNL 32 12 5 15 48 59 41 8th R2 Joško Popović 21
1999–2000 1. HNL 33 8 10 15 33 50 34 9th R2 Klaudio Vuković 12
2000–01 1. HNL 32 12 7 13 40 40 43 7th R2 Paul Matas 12
2001–02 1. HNL 30 10 6 14 33 36 36 11th R2 Mate Dragičević 12
2002–03 1. HNL 32 8 7 17 37 53 31 12th ↓ R2 Ivan Bulat 9
2003–04 2. HNL South 32 15 4 13 45 42 49 4th R1
2004–05 2. HNL South 32 13 12 7 42 26 48(−3) 4th R1 Ivan Božić 12
2005–06 2. HNL South 32 21 6 5 71 38 69 1st ↑ R1 Ivan Božić 14
2006–07 1. HNL 33 14 7 12 50 47 49 4th R2 Marko Kartelo 10
2007–08 1. HNL 33 9 12 12 34 52 39 10th R2 Frane Vitaić, Ermin Zec 8
2008–09 1. HNL 33 13 7 13 44 35 46 6th R1 Ermin Zec 14
2009–10 1. HNL 30 14 8 8 34 37 50 4th RU Ermin Zec 11
2010–11 1. HNL 30 8 11 11 37 38 35 12th R2 Europa League QR2 Mehmed Alispahić 11
2011–12 1. HNL 30 6 9 15 27 40 27 14th ↓ R1 Stipe Bačelić-Grgić 4
2012–13 2. HNL 30 13 10 7 42 31 48 4th ↓ R1 Franjo Tepurić 12
2013–14 3. HNL South 34 21 8 5 73 27 71 2nd R1 Miro Slavica 30
2014–15 3. HNL South 34 23 5 6 78 25 74 1st ↑ R2 Igor Prijić 14
2015–16 2. HNL 33 20 9 4 54 21 69 2nd R2 Theophilus Solomon 11
2016–17 2. HNL 33 12 9 12 32 33 45 7th R2 Miro Slavica 9
2017–18 2. HNL 33 11 9 13 39 43 42 7th R2 Davor Kukec 7
2018–19 2. HNL 26 13 7 6 38 25 46 2nd R2 Prince Obeng Ampem 7
2019–20 2. HNL 19 13 2 4 26 15 41 1st ↑ QF Luka Juričić 8

Key

League: P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points won; Pos = Final position;
Cup: R1 = First round; R2 = Round of 16; QF = Quarter-final; SF = Semi-final; RU = Runner-up; W = Competition won;

European recordEdit

SummaryEdit

Competition Pld W D L GF GA Last season played
UEFA Europa League 4 2 1 1 5 3 2010–11
Total 4 2 1 1 5 3

Last updated on 10 September 2010.[3]
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against

By seasonEdit

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Agg.
2010–11 Europa League QR1   Sliema Wanderers 0–0 3–0 3–0
QR2   Anorthosis 0–3 (aet) 2–0 2–3

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 27 July 2020[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Nediljko Labrović
4   DF Boris Pandža (captain)
5   DF Martin Pajić
6   MF Karlo Bilić
8   MF Luka Fuštin
13   MF Nikola Rak
14   FW Prince Obeng Ampem
15   DF Branimir Barišić
16   MF Josip Maleš
18   DF Martin Vukorepa
No. Position Player
19   MF Marko Bulat
20   MF Toni Španja
21   MF Luka Celić
23   MF Luka Musić
25   DF Doni Grdić
27   FW Pjero Lokin
28   MF Ivan Radomirović
29   FW Ivan Laća
30   MF Mario Ćurić
95   GK Lovre Rogić
  DF Silvio Anočić
  FW Deni Jurić
  DF Arian Mršulja
  FW Emir Sahiti (on loan from   Hajduk Split)

Players with multiple nationalitiesEdit

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
22   GK Antonio Đaković (at   Cibalia)

PersonnelEdit

As of 20 June 2019[5]
Staff Job title
  Jure Zoričić Chairman
  Josip Bulat Chairman of the
Supervisory Board
  Ivan Bulat Director of Football
  Krunoslav Rendulić Manager
  Klaudio Vuković Assistant Manager
  Ivica Matas Goalkeeper Coach
  Frane Cinotti Condition Coach
  Sanja Čikara-Pleić Medical
  Krešimir Zamarin Medical
  Ivan Čular Physiotherapist

Notable playersEdit

The following HNK Šibenik players have been capped at full international level. Years in brackets indicate their spells at the club.

 

Managerial historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Javna ustanova športski objekti "Šibenik"". www.juso-sibenik.hr. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e "NASTAVAK NOGOMETNIH NATJECANJA 30. SVIBNJA". hns-cff.hr (in Croatian). 6 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  3. ^ UEFA.com
  4. ^ "First Team". hnk-sibenik.hr. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Vodstvo kluba". hnk-sibenik.hr. Retrieved 13 July 2020.

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