HNK Šibenik

Hrvatski nogometni klub Šibenik (English: Croatian Football Club Šibenik), better known as HNK Šibenik or simply Šibenik (pronounced [ʃîbeniːk]), is a Croatian professional football club based in Šibenik. It competes in the Croatian First Football League,[1] and plays their home matches at the Stadion Šubićevac, which has a capacity of 3,412.[2]

HNK Šibenik
HNK Šibenik logo.svg
Full nameHrvatski nogometni klub Šibenik
(Croatian Football Club Šibenik)
Nickname(s)Narančasti (The Oranges)
Short nameŠibenik, ŠIB
Founded1 December 1932; 88 years ago (1932-12-01) (as RSD Šibenik)
GroundStadion Šubićevac
Capacity3,412
PresidentJure Zoričić
Head coachMario Rosas
LeaguePrva HNL
2020–21Prva HNL, 6th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

 
Železničar Maribor vs Šibenik in September 1969, Yugoslav Second League

The club was formed in 1932 under the name Radničko sportsko društvo 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 town area of Crnica, next to the La Dalmatienne factory. 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 Šubićevac Stadium.

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 the 1950–51 season, Šibenik finished top of the Croatian Republic League and gained promotion to the Yugoslav Second League for the first time in its 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 SAP Vojvodina. In their first season (1983–84) they finished fourth, while in the 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 the 1987–88 season. They defended their fifth place in the 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 the 1989–90 season.

Šibenik played in the Croatian First League for twelve consecutive seasons, from 1992 until 2003. In 2006 the club finished first in the Croatian Second League's southern division and returned to the 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 UEFA Europa League first qualifying round for the first time in its history. They were eliminated in the second qualifying round by Anorthosis Famagusta 2–3 on aggregate.

In the 2011–12 season, the club finished fourteenth and were relegated to the second league. In the following season, Šibenik finished fourth but due to financial difficulties, they were once again relegated to the third league. 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 the second league, topping the third league – south. Mirko Labrović took over as manager in 2015. They finished close second to Cibalia in the 2015–16 season, failing to beat them in the last match of the season and thus failing to win direct promotion to the first tier by only one point. Šibenik played against Istra 1961 in the relegation play-offs on 29 May and 1 June 2016. Both matches ended 1–1 and Šibenik lost the play-off after penalty shootout.

In the 2018–19 season, Šibenik finished a 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 scoreline of 0–2. On 6 May 2020, by a decision of the Croatian Football Federation to suspend the 2019–20 Croatian Second League season, Šibenik was promoted to the first tier after eight seasons.[1]

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 Ampem 7
2019–20 2. HNL 19 13 2 4 26 15 41 1st ↑ QF Luka Juričić 8
2020–21 1. HNL 36 9 8 19 32 47 35 6th R2 Deni Jurić 11

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 22 July 2021[4]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   CRO Antonio Đaković
2 DF   COL Juan Camilo Mesa
3 DF   BIH Josip Kvesić
4 DF   BIH Boris Pandža
5 DF   AUT Stefan Perić
6 DF   CRO Karlo Bilić
7 MF   KVX Suad Sahiti
9 FW   AUS Deni Jurić (on loan from Dinamo Zagreb)
10 MF   CRO Mario Ćurić
13 DF   CRO Adam Benić
14 MF   CRO Stipe Bačelić-Grgić
16 MF   CRO Ivan Močinić
17 DF   COL Marcos Mina
18 FW   ARG Ignacio Bailone
19 FW   CRO Ivan Delić
20 FW   CRO Antonio Marin (on loan from Dinamo Zagreb)
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 FW   COL Carlos Torres
21 MF   CRO Edin Julardžija (on loan from Dinamo Zagreb)
22 GK   CRO Marko Benat
23 MF   COL José López
24 MF   COL Cristhian Mena
25 DF   AUS Doni Grdić
26 MF   ENG Alexander Cvetkovic
27 DF   CRO Niko Rak
28 DF   CRO Ivica Batarelo
29 FW   CRO Ivan Laća
95 GK   CRO Lovre Rogić
DF   WAL Cole Dasilva
MF   CRO Toni Španja
FW   CRO Marin Jakoliš (on loan from Hajduk Split)

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

As of 2 July 2021[5]
Position Staff
Head coach   Mario Rosas
Assistant coaches   Anel Karabeg
  Klaudio Vuković
Goalkeeper coach   Ivica Matas
Fitness coach   Frane Cinotti
Team manager   Josip Maleš
Doctors   Danijel Pilipac
  Bartol Petković
  Sanja Čikara-Pleić
Physiotherapists   Ivan Čular
  Duje Protega

Notable playersEdit

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

 

Coaching historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Nastavak nogometnih natjecanja 30. svibnja" (in Croatian). Croatian Football Federation. 6 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Javna ustanova športski objekti "Šibenik"". www.juso-sibenik.hr (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 3 February 2020. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  3. ^ UEFA.com
  4. ^ "First Team". HNK Šibenik. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Vodstvo kluba". HNK Šibenik. Retrieved 13 July 2020.

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