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List of HNK Rijeka records and statistics

HNK Rijeka is a Croatian professional association football club based in Rijeka, Croatia, that competes in the Croatian First Football League. The club was formed in July 1946 as NK Kvarner, and played its first unofficial match on 7 August 1946 against Hajduk Split, winning 2–0. The first goal for the club was scored by Rinaldo Petronio. The first official game was played in the qualifiers for the 1946–47 Yugoslav First League against Unione Sportiva Operaia (Pula), losing 2–1 in Rijeka. Kvarner later won the return leg 4–1 in Pula and qualified for the Yugoslav championship.[1] This article lists various records and statistics related to the club and individual players and managers.

All records and statistics accurate as of 25 May 2019.

Contents

Individual records and statisticsEdit

Current players and manager are in bold/italics.

AppearancesEdit

Other records in the Croatian First Football LeagueEdit

Other records in the Yugoslav First LeagueEdit

  • Most used substitute
    • 44,   Valdi Šumberac (1986–91)
  • Most used substitute (one season)
  • Appearances in most seasons

Most appearancesEdit

As of 14 May 2016 (includes only Yugoslav First League and Croatian First Football League matches):

Name Period Games
1   Srećko Juričić 1974–85 293
2   Damir Desnica 1972–84 251
3   Zvjezdan Radin 1974–85 247
4   Miloš Hrstić 1975–84 230
5   Vladimir Lukarić 1958–69
1971–72
202
6   Kristijan Čaval 1998–05
2010–13
196
=   Damir Milinović 1994–2000
2001
2003–04
196
8   Marijan Jantoljak 1960–71 190
9   Mauro Ravnić 1978–88 186
10     Robert Rubčić 1982–84
1985–94
1995–96
184
11     Mladen Romić 1988–94
1995–98
180
12   Milan Ružić 1976–83 176
=   Ðoni Tafra 1996–03 176
14   Anđelo Milevoj 1963–70 174
15   Roberto Paliska 1984–91
1994–96
172
16   Sergio Machin 1970–82 166
17   Adriano Fegic 1977–85 161
18   Dragan Tadić 1992–95
2003–07
158
=   Mladen Vranković 1960–68 158
20     Mladen Mladenović 1981–89
1993–94
1997–98
156
=   Dalibor Višković 1995–02 156
22   Velimir Naumović 1956–65 155
23   Nikica Milenković 1978–87 154
24   Mladen Ivančić 1993–99
2001–03
153
25   Dario Knežević 2002–06
2012–15
148
26   Admir Hasančić 1995–2000 147
=     Daniel Šarić 1990–93
2003–07
147
28     Nenad Gračan 1980–86
1995–96
146
=     Mladen Žganjer 1989–97 146
30   Nedeljko Vukoje 1961–69 143

GoalsEdit

Other goalscoring records in Croatian First Football LeagueEdit

Other goalscoring records in Yugoslav First LeagueEdit

Other goalscoring records in UEFA competitionsEdit

LandmarksEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 4 May 2019 (includes only Yugoslav First League and Croatian First Football League matches):

Name Period Goals
1   Milan Radović 1976–81 56
2   Ahmad Sharbini 2003–07
2008–09
54
=   Damir Desnica 1974–85 54
4   Admir Hasančić 1994–01 46
5     Mladen Mladenović 1981–89
1993–94
1998
43
6   Boško Bursać 1964–72 41
7   Vladimir Lukarić 1958–69
1971–72
40
8   Miodrag Kustudić 1974–78
1982–83
39
=   Anas Sharbini 2005–10
2013–15
39
10   Bruno Veselica 1954–64 38
11   Janko Janković 1985–88 37
=   Andrej Kramarić 2013–14 37
13   Adriano Fegic 1977–85 36
14   Edmond Tomić 1978–84 35
15   Leon Benko 2012–14 34
16   Radomir Đalović 2007–08
2009–11
33
17     Nenad Gračan 1980–86
1995–96
32
=   Nedeljko Vukoje 1961–70 32
19   Senad Brkić 1994–98 31
20   Tonči Gulin 1963–67 30
21   Alexander Gorgon 2016– 27
22   Mario Gavranović 2016–17 25
=   Héber Araujo dos Santos 2017–19 25
=   Danko Matrljan 1982–88 25
=   Nebojša Malbaša 1981–86 25
26   Roman Bezjak 2015–16
2017
24
=   Jakov Puljić 2017– 24
28   Sandro Klić 1999–2004 23
29   Ivan Medle 1958–63 22
=   Natko Rački 2001–03 22
31   Boško Balaban 1996–2000 21
32   Damir Kreilach 2008–13 19
=   Velimir Naumović 1956–65 19
=   Andrija Perčić 1964–69 19
=   Barnabás Sztipánovics 1998–2000 19
=     Zoran Škerjanc 1982–88
1992
19

AssistsEdit

Data is for the Croatian First Football League (since 2007–08).

GoalkeepingEdit

DisciplinaryEdit

InternationalEdit

Homegrown players with most appearances in national teamEdit

# Name Career Apps
1   Boško Balaban 2000–07 35
2   Daniel Šarić 1997–2002 30
3   Mario Tokić 1998–2006 28
4   Mladen Mladenović 1990–96 19
  Petar Radaković 1961–64 19
6   Jasmin Agić 1999–2004 14
7   Dario Knežević 2006–09 13
8   Marijan Brnčić 1962–67 10
  Nenad Gračan 1984–86 10
  Miloš Hrstić 1979–82 10
11   Elvis Brajković 1994–96 8
12   Igor Budan 2007–08 6
  Vladimir Lukarić 1961–65 6
  Mauro Ravnić 1986–87 6

Participation in major international tournaments by Rijeka playersEdit

FIFA World CupEdit
UEFA EuroEdit

ManagerialEdit

AwardsEdit

Yugoslav First League top goalscorers

Season Name Goals
1980–81   Milan Radović 26

Croatian First Football League top goalscorers

Season Name Goals
2004–05   Tomislav Erceg 17
2012–13   Leon Benko 18
2014–15   Andrej Kramarić 21

Croatian Football Cup top goalscorers

Season Name Goals
2004–05   Tomislav Erceg 7
2013–14   Andrej Kramarić 10
2015–16   Marin Tomasov 5
2016–17   Mario Gavranović 7
2018–19   Antonio Čolak 7

Most assists in the Croatian First Football League (since 2007–08)

Season Name Assists
2012–13   Josip Brezovec 10
2013–14   Anas Sharbini 9
2015–16   Marin Tomasov 12
2017–18   Domagoj Pavičić 10
2018–19   Zoran Kvržić 11

Sportske novosti Yellow Shirt award

Prva HNL Player of the Year (Tportal)

Club records and statisticsEdit

As of 25 May 2019.

Competition appearancesEdit

Final positionEdit

League records and statisticsEdit

  • In Croatian First Football League:[2]
    • Matches played: 907 (ranked 1st).[3]
    • Wins: 405 (ranked 3rd).
    • Draws: 246 (ranked 1st).
    • Defeats: 256 (ranked 8th).
    • Goals scored: 1354 (ranked 3rd).
    • Goals conceded: 1004 (ranked 4th).
    • Foreign players: 101 (ranked 1st).[4]
  • In Yugoslav First League:[5]
    • Matches played: 898 (ranked 12th).
    • Wins: 310 (ranked 12th).
    • Draws: 252 (ranked 11th).
    • Defeats: 336 (ranked 10th).
    • Goals scored: 1083 (ranked 11th).
    • Goals conceded: 1163 (ranked 11th).
    • Points: 857 (ranked 12th).

Matches and scorelinesEdit

FirstsEdit

LastsEdit

LandmarksEdit

Biggest winsEdit

Biggest defeatsEdit

Highest scoring drawsEdit

Records and statistics by seasonEdit

PointsEdit

First division (Yugoslav First League and Croatian First Football League) only.

MatchesEdit

WinsEdit

DefeatsEdit

DrawsEdit

Goals scoredEdit

Goals concededEdit

Goal differenceEdit

DisciplinaryEdit

Croatian First Football League only.

  • Yellow cards:
    • Most (total): 90 in 36 matches (2015–16).
    • Fewest (total): 29 in 22 matches (1992).
    • Most (average per match): 2.719 (1998–99).
    • Fewest (average per match): 1.318 (1992).
  • Red cards:
    • Most (total): 10 in 32 matches (2000–01).
    • Fewest (total): 0 in 32 matches (2004–05).
    • Most (average per match): 0.313 (2000–01).
    • Fewest (average per match): 0.000 (2004–05).

Sequences and runsEdit

Currently active sequences are in bold/italics.

GoalsEdit

WinsEdit

  • Longest winning streak:
    • In Yugoslav First League: 5 matches (28 May 1989 to 20 Aug 1989).
      • Home: 11 matches (13 Sep 1964 to 29 Aug 1965).
      • Away: 2 matches (3 times).
    • In Croatian First Football League: 10 matches (31 Oct 1998 to 7 Mar 1999).
      • Home: 14 matches (9 Nov 2008 to 12 Sep 2009).
      • Away: 4 matches (3 times).
    • In Yugoslav Cup: 6 matches (7 Sep 1977 to 8 Nov 1978).
      • Home: 4 matches (13 Oct 1976 to 8 Nov 1978).
      • Away: 4 matches (24 Oct 1977 to 24 May 1979).
    • In Croatian Cup: 9 matches (21 Sep 2016 to 4 Apr 2018).
      • Home: 7 matches (12 Apr 2005 to 13 Mar 2007).
      • Away: 7 matches (21 Sep 2016 to 4 Apr 2018).
    • In UEFA competitions: 6 matches (17 Jul 2014 to 18 Sep 2014).
      • Home: 3 matches (3 times).
      • Away: 3 matches (24 Jul 2014 to 28 Aug 2014).
  • Longest winning streak (all official matches):
    • Seasons in top flight: 16 matches, including 8 league, 5 European and 3 domestic cup matches (2 May 2014 to 24 Aug 2014).
      • Home: 16 matches (1 Mar 2014 to 21 Sep 2014).
      • Away: 7 matches (7 May 2014 to 24 Aug 2014).
  • Longest winning streak (one or two-legged knock-out ties):
    • In Yugoslav Cup: 10 ties (7 Sep 1977 to 24 May 1979).
    • In Croatian Cup: 13 ties (22 Sep 2004 to 29 Nov 2006).
    • In UEFA competitions: 6 ties (18 Jul 2013 to 28 Aug 2014).
    • In all knock-out competitions: 16 ties (18 Jul 2013 to 4 Mar 2015).

UnbeatenEdit

  • Longest unbeaten run:
    • In Yugoslav First League: 13 matches (20 Oct 1985 to 27 Apr 1986).
      • Home: 43 matches (20 Nov 1982 to 23 Jun 1985).
      • Away: 6 matches (18 Mar 1984 to 9 Aug 1984).
    • In Croatian First Football League: 44 matches (21 Feb 2016 to 6 May 2017).
      • Home: 53 matches (21 Sep 2014 to 11 Aug 2017).
      • Away: 21 matches (21 Feb 2016 to 6 May 2017).
    • In Yugoslav Cup: 14 matches (1 Dec 1976 to 7 Nov 1981).
      • Home: 8 matches (13 Oct 1976 to 27 Apr 1983).
      • Away: 7 matches (26 Oct 1977 to 7 Nov 1981).
    • In Croatian Cup: 16 matches (7 Apr 2004 to 3 May 2006).
      • Home: 15 matches (7 Dec 2001 to 24 Nov 2010).
      • Away: 7 matches (7 Apr 2004 to 3 May 2006; 21 Sep 2016 to 4 Apr 2018).
    • In UEFA competitions: 9 matches (7 Nov 2013 to 18 Sep 2014).
      • Home: 12 matches (18 Jul 2013 to 16 Jul 2015).
      • Away: 4 matches (12 Dec 2013 to 18 Sep 2014; 11 Dec 2014 to 16 Aug 2017).
  • Longest unbeaten run (all official matches):
    • Seasons in top flight: 45 matches (5 Apr 2016 to 6 May 2017); second longest run in European football.
      • Home: 44 matches (16 Jul 2015 to 11 Aug 2017).
      • Away: 23 matches (5 Apr 2016 to 6 May 2017).
    • Seasons in lower divisions: 32 matches (31 Aug 1969 to 6 Sep 1970).
      • Home: 39 matches (25 Mar 1973 to 19 Jun 1975).
      • Away: 26 matches (24 Aug 1969 to 17 Mar 1971).

WinlessEdit

  • Longest streak without a win:
    • In Yugoslav First League: 10 matches in 1959, 1961–62 and 1978–79.
      • Home: 6 matches (15 Oct 1961 to 26 Aug 1962).
      • Away: 30 matches (30 Oct 1968 to 13 Sep 1975).
    • In Croatian First Football League: 9 matches (21 Sep 2002 to 22 Feb 2003).
      • Home: 7 matches (20 Sep 1995 to 17 Mar 1996).
      • Away: 22 matches (14 Apr 2002 to 25 Oct 2003).
    • In Yugoslav Cup: 4 matches in 1961–65 and 1987–89.
      • Home: 2 matches (2 times).
      • Away: 11 matches (2 Dec 1959 to 26 Oct 1977).
    • In Croatian Cup: 4 matches in 2001–03.
      • Home: 4 matches (25 Oct 1996 to 29 Oct 2003).
      • Away: 4 matches (31 Aug 1993 to 7 Sep 1994).
    • In UEFA competitions: 7 matches in 2013–14.
      • Home: 4 matches (11 Jul 2017 to 7 Dec 2017).
      • Away: 9 matches (27 Sep 1978 to 24 Aug 2000).

DefeatsEdit

  • Longest losing streak:
    • In Yugoslav First League: 6 matches in 1959 and 1968.
      • Home: 4 matches (14 Jun 1959 to 6 Dec 1959).
      • Away: 8 matches (3 times).
    • In Croatian First Football League: 7 matches (28 Sep 2002 to 16 Nov 2002).
      • Home: 3 matches (2 times).
      • Away: 8 matches (14 Apr 2002 to 9 Nov 2002).
    • In Yugoslav Cup: 4 matches in 1962–66.
      • Home: 2 matches (8 Apr 1959 to 27 Feb 1966).
      • Away: 11 matches (2 Dec 1959 to 26 Oct 1977).
    • In Croatian Cup: 3 matches (2 times).
      • Home: 4 matches (20 Mar 1996 to 7 Dec 2001).
      • Away: 2 matches (3 times).
    • In UEFA competitions: 4 matches (16 Aug 2017 to 28 Sep 2017).
      • Home: 3 matches (22 Aug 2017 to 7 Dec 2017).
      • Away: 7 matches (30 Jun 2002 to 6 Aug 2009).

DrawsEdit

  • Longest drawing streak:
    • In Yugoslav First League: 5 matches (1 Nov 1987 to 6 Dec 1987).
      • Home: 4 matches (2 times).
      • Away: 5 matches (20 Oct 1985 to 27 Apr 1986).
    • In Croatian First Football League: 4 matches (5 times).
      • Home: 4 matches (3 times).
      • Away: 5 matches (2 times).
    • In Yugoslav Cup: 2 matches in 1979–80 and 1986–87.
      • Home: 1 match (4 times).
      • Away: 3 matches (2 times).
    • In Croatian Cup: 3 matches in 2008.
      • Home: 2 matches (13 Mar 2007 to 12 Nov 2008).
      • Away: 2 matches (29 Oct 2008 to 26 Nov 2008).
    • In UEFA competitions: 3 matches in 2013 and 2015–16.
      • Home: 3 matches (3 Oct 2013 to 28 Nov 2013).
      • Away: 2 matches (3 times).
  • Longest streak without a draw:
    • In Yugoslav First League: 15 matches (20 Apr 1988 to 2 Oct 1988).
      • Home: 11 matches (13 Sep 1964 to 29 Aug 1965).
      • Away: 16 matches (20 May 1979 to 5 Jun 1980).
    • In Croatian First Football League: 23 matches (16 Aug 1998 to 2 May 1999).
      • Home: 16 matches (21 Sep 2008 to 12 Sep 2009).
      • Away: 25 matches (21 May 2005 to 24 Feb 2007).
    • In Yugoslav Cup: 16 matches in 1952–67.
      • Home: 9 matches (16 May 1979 to 19 Nov 1986).
      • Away: 21 matches (11 Nov 1951 to 24 May 1979).
    • In Croatian Cup: 24 matches (26 Nov 2008 to 22 Apr 2015).
      • Home: 14 matches (15 Jun 1994 to 8 Mar 2005).
      • Away: 31 matches (26 Nov 2008 to present).
    • In UEFA competitions: 8 matches (21 Jun 2008 to 8 Aug 2013).
      • Home: 9 matches (5 Mar 1980 to 13 Jul 2006).
      • Away: 8 matches (14 Sep 2000 to 8 Aug 2013).

Longest sequences and runs against single opposition in the Croatian First Football LeagueEdit

Opponents and familiarityEdit

Records and statistics against major rivalsEdit

As of 22 May 2019.

v. Hajduk SplitEdit

Competition Played Rijeka wins Draws Hajduk wins Rijeka goals Hajduk goals
  Yugoslav championship (1946–1991)
League 58 11 23 24 61 90
Yugoslav Cup 5 2 2 1 6 5
Yugoslavia totals 63 13 25 25 67 95
  Croatian championship (1992–present)
Prva HNL 81 27 23 31 102 111
Croatian Cup 8 3 5 0 9 6
Supercup 1 0 0 1 0 1
Croatia totals 90 30 28 32 111 118
TOTALS
League 139 38 46 55 163 201
League (H) 70 26 27 17 94 69
League (A) 69 12 19 38 69 132
Cup 13 5 7 1 15 11
ALL TIME 153 43 53 57 178 213

v. Dinamo ZagrebEdit

Competition Played Rijeka wins Draws Dinamo wins Rijeka goals Dinamo goals
  Yugoslav championship (1946–1991)
League 58 16 16 26 61 96
Yugoslav Cup 2 0 0 2 2 8
Yugoslavia totals 60 16 16 28 63 104
  Croatian championship (1992–present)
Prva HNL 79 17 18 44 71 148
Croatian Cup 17 7 2 8 20 22
Supercup 2 1 0 1 3 5
Croatia totals 98 25 20 53 94 175
TOTALS
League 137 33 34 70 132 244
League (H) 67 26 23 18 87 71
League (A) 70 7 11 52 45 173
Cup 19 7 2 10 22 30
ALL TIME 158 41 36 81 157 279

Average home league attendance recordEdit

Season Attendance Change
  Yugoslav First League
1958–59 13,700  
1959–60 10,909  
1960–61 11,200  
1961–62 10,400  
1962–63 9,923  
1963–64 9,154  
1964–65 9,285  
1965–66 6,400  
1966–67 5,933  
1967–68 6,100  
1968–69 4,794  
1974–75 10,941  
1975–76 9,176  
1976–77 6,088  
1977–78 5,676  
1978–79 6,765  
1979–80 5,353  
1980–81 5,059  
1981–82 4,588  
1982–83 5,059  
1983–84 6,471  
1984–85 5,706  
1985–86 5,588  
1986–87 6,382  
1987–88 4,445  
1988–89 2,805  
1989–90 2,555  
1990–91 1,484  
Season Attendance Change
  Croatian First League
1992 1,664  
1992–93 2,220  
1993–94 1,547  
1994–95 1,453  
1995–96 2,350  
1996–97 3,333  
1997–98 2,619  
1998–99 8,500  
1999–00 3,041  
2000–01 1,900  
2001–02 2,620  
2002–03 2,763  
2003–04 2,813  
2004–05 3,813  
2005–06 4,250  
2006–07 2,019  
2007–08 3,106  
2008–09 2,429  
2009–10 2,087  
2010–11 2,413  
2011–12 2,450  
2012–13 4,059  
2013–14 5,500  
2014–15 5,244  
2015–16 4,216  
2016–17 4,757  
2017–18 4,850  
2018–19 4,526  

Source: hrnogomet.com

Penalty shoot-out historyEdit

Season Competition Location Opponent Result
Full-time Shoot-out
1952 Cup Rijeka   Proleter Osijek 0–0 4–31
1966–67 Cup Rijeka   Red Star 1–1 4–5
1969–70 1. Div qual. Crvenka   Crvenka 2–2 (2–2 agg.) 5–6
1970–71 1. Div qual. Rijeka   Osijek 0–0 (0–0 agg.) 5–6
1978–79 Cup Rijeka   Istra 0–0 4–3
1979–80 Cup Sarajevo   Sarajevo 1–1 2–4
1980–81 Cup Belgrade   Partizan 2–2 2–4
1983–84 Cup Vitez   Vitez 0–0 6–5
1984–85 Cup Belgrade   Partizan 0–0 3–4
1986–87 Cup Rijeka   Željezničar 0–0 (0–0 agg.) 4–2
Belgrade   Hajduk Split 1–1 8–9
1988–89 1. Div 2 Rijeka   Spartak 0–0 5–6
Tuzla   Sloboda 0–0 4–5
Novi Sad   Vojvodina 0–0 3–4
Rijeka   Partizan 1–1 3–4
Rijeka   Hajduk Split 0–0 1–3
Rijeka   Radnički Niš 0–0 4–5
Rijeka   Sarajevo 0–0 2–3
1989–90 1. Div 2 Rijeka   Budućnost 0–0 5–4
Zagreb   Dinamo Zagreb 1–1 3–4
Skopje   Vardar 0–0 5–4
Split   Hajduk Split 1–1 6–5
Rijeka   Olimpija 0–0 3–2
Rijeka   Dinamo Zagreb 1–1 4–1
1990–91 Cup Zadar   Zadar 0–0 4–2
1. Div 2 Rijeka   Dinamo Zagreb 0–0 3–1
Split   Hajduk Split 1–1 6–5
Rijeka   Red Star 0–0 1–3
Rijeka   Željezničar 1–1 1–4
Rijeka   Borac 0–0 9–10
Rijeka   Zemun 0–0 1–3
Rijeka   Hajduk Split 0–0 1–3
Rijeka   Rad 0–0 6–5
Novi Sad   Vojvodina 1–1 2–4
Banja Luka   Borac 0–0 3–4
1992 Cup Zagreb   HAŠK Građanski 1–2 (3–3 agg.) 1–3
1994–95 Cup Rijeka   Osijek 1–0 (1–1 agg.) 2–4
2001–02 Cup Zagreb   H. Dragovoljac 1–1 5–4
2006–07 Cup Zagreb   H. Dragovoljac 0–0 5–3
2008–09 Cup Zadar   Zadar 2–2 5–4
Zagreb   NK Zagreb 2–2 (4–4 agg.) 2–4
2013–14 Cup Osijek   Osijek 0–1 (1–1 agg.) 4–2

1This was the first ever match in a well-known competition that used the penalty shootout procedure to decide a tie.[6]
2 For three consecutive seasons (from 1988–89 to 1990–91), if a league fixture ended in a draw, penalty shoot-outs were used to determine which side will be awarded one point (the losing side did not get a point).

Sources: List of HNK Rijeka seasons, Glasilo Hrvatskog nogometnog saveza

BibliographyEdit

  • Croatian Football Statistics (www.hrnogomet.com) ‹See Tfd›(in Croatian)
  • Football in the former Yugoslavia (www.exyufudbal.in.rs) ‹See Tfd›(in Serbian)
  • Lazzarich, Marinko (2008). Kantrida bijelih snova (in Croatian). Adamić. ISBN 978-953-219-393-0.
  • Almanah Fudbalskog saveza Jugoslavije 1978–86 (in Serbo-Croatian). Football Association of Yugoslavia. 1986.
  • Almanah Yu Fudbal 1987–88 (in Serbo-Croatian). Belgrade: Tempo. 1988.
  • Almanah Yu Fudbal 1988–89 (in Serbo-Croatian). Belgrade: Tempo. 1989.
  • Almanah Yu Fudbal 1989–90 (in Serbo-Croatian). Belgrade: Tempo. 1990.
  • Almanah Yu Fudbal 1990–91 (in Serbo-Croatian). Belgrade: Tempo. 1991.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lazzarich, Marinko (2008) (in Croatian). Kantrida bijelih snova. Rijeka: Adamić. ISBN 978-953-219-393-0, pp. 47-8
  2. ^ HRnogomet.com
  3. ^ HRnogomet.com
  4. ^ HRnogomet.com
  5. ^ RSSSF.com
  6. ^ Dann, Uzi (22 November 2017). "Israel's Little-known Contribution to Soccer History - Penalty Shootouts". Haaretz. Retrieved 23 November 2017.