Nogometna šola Mura (English: Mura Football School), commonly referred to as NŠ Mura or simply Mura, is a Slovenian football team, playing in the town of Murska Sobota. Founded in 2012, the team currently plays in the Slovenian PrvaLiga, the top tier of Slovenian football. The club's home ground is Fazanerija City Stadium with a capacity of 4,506 seats.
|Full name||Nogometna šola Mura|
Čarno-bejli or Črno-beli
(The Black and Whites)
|Founded||14 May 2012|
|Head Coach||Damir Čontala|
|2021–22||Slovenian PrvaLiga, 4th of 10|
The club started competing in the fourth tier of Slovenian football in 2013, and was promoted to the top flight by 2018. In 2020, Mura won its first major trophy after winning the Slovenian national cup. A year later, they became the champions of the Slovenian top division. Nicknamed the "Black and Whites" (Prekmurje Slovene: Čarno-bejli), they play their home games in black-and-white striped kits.
After the 2012–13 season, the old ND Mura 05 experienced financial difficulties and was dissolved. The newly established club used its youth club to register a team for the 2013–14 season under the name NŠ Mura. Their first season of play was in 1. MNL Murska Sobota (fourth tier), where they finished second and earned promotion to the Slovenian Third League. In 2016–17 and 2017–18, Mura earned consecutive promotions to reach the top flight of Slovenian football for the first time. In 2018–19, the club finished fourth in the PrvaLiga and qualified for the UEFA Europa League, their first European competition. The club won its first major honour in 2020, defeating second division side Nafta 1903 in the final of the Slovenian Football Cup on 24 June.
In 2020–21, Mura won its first Slovenian national league title after beating Maribor 3–1 in the final round of the season and finished with the same number of points as Maribor, but with a better head-to-head record.
On 26 August 2021, Mura made history by qualifying for their first ever group stage of European club competition. They played against Sturm Graz in the play-off round of the UEFA Europa League, and lost 5–1 on aggregate. As a result, they dropped into UEFA Europa Conference League, becoming only the second ever Slovenian side, after Maribor, to play in a group stage of European competition. Subsequently, Mura was drawn into a group with Vitesse, Rennes and Tottenham Hotspur. After losing the first four games in the group, Mura caused an upset by beating Tottenham 2–1 at home with a last-minute goal from Amadej Maroša. The result was labelled by the English press as one of the most humiliating defeats in Tottenham's entire history, given that they had played in the UEFA Champions League final as recently as 2019. Mura finished the competition in fourth place, with five defeats in six games.
Mura play their home matches at Fazanerija City Stadium in Murska Sobota, Slovenia. The stadium was originally built in 1936 and has been expanded and renovated several times since then. It currently has a capacity of 4,506 covered seats. With the standing area included, the total capacity of the stadium is around 4,700.
- As of 21 October 2022
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|2013–14||1. MNL (level 4)||2nd||15–7–4||Did not qualify|
|2014–15||3. SNL – East||4th||15–3–8||Did not qualify|
|2015–16||3. SNL – East||2nd||18–3–5||Round of 16|
|2016–17||3. SNL – East||2nd||20–3–3||Did not qualify|
|2020–21||1. SNL||1st||17–12–7||Round of 16|
- As of match played 28 July 2022
|UEFA Champions League||4||2||1||1||7||3|
|UEFA Europa League||9||3||1||5||12||15|
|UEFA Europa Conference League||10||3||2||5||10||17|
All results (home and away) list Mura's goal tally first.
|2019–20||UEFA Europa League||First qualifying round||Maccabi Haifa||2–3||0–2||2–5|
|2020–21[a]||UEFA Europa League||First qualifying round||Nõmme Kalju||—||4–0[b]||—|
|Second qualifying round||AGF||3–0||—|
|Third qualifying round||PSV Eindhoven||1–5||—|
|2021–22||UEFA Champions League||First qualifying round||Shkëndija||5–0||1–0||6–0|
|Second qualifying round||Ludogorets Razgrad||0–0||1–3||1–3|
|UEFA Europa League||Third qualifying round||Žalgiris||0–0||1–0||1–0|
|Play-off round||Sturm Graz||1–3||0–2||1–5|
|UEFA Europa Conference League||Group G||Vitesse||0–2||1–3||—|
|2022–23||UEFA Europa Conference League||First qualifying round||Sfîntul Gheorghe||2–1||2–1||4–2|
|Second qualifying round||St Patrick's Athletic||0–0[c]||1–1||1–1[d]|
- Slovenian PrvaLiga
- Winners: 2020–21
- Slovenian Second League
- Winners: 2017–18
- Slovenian Third League
- 1. MNL (fourth tier)
- Runners-up: 2013–14
- "Klubi" [Clubs] (in Slovenian). Football Association of Slovenia. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
- ""S takšnim odnosom se vsega tega ne da rešiti"" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. 29 June 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
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- R. K.; Mitja Lisjak (24 June 2020). "Mura dobila prekmurski derbi za prvi pokal po 25 letih" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
- "Prekmurci osvojili Ljudski vrt: Mura prvič državni prvak!" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. 22 May 2021. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
- R. K.; Toni Gruden (26 August 2021). "Sturm s skupnih 5:1 nadigral Muro, ki jo čaka Konferenčna liga" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
- "Pred tekmo: Mura – Radomlje" (in Slovenian). Football Association of Slovenia. 13 August 2021. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
Mura je po Mariboru šele drugi slovenski klub, ki bo zaigral v skupinskem delu evropskih tekmovanj.
- Lisjak, Mitja (27 August 2021). "Mura v skupini s Tottenhamom, Rennesom in Vitesseom" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
- "NS Mura 2–1 Tottenham: Antonio Conte's 10-man Spurs humbled in Slovenia". Sky Sports. 26 November 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
- "Mura stun Tottenham with late Europa Conference winner after Sessegnon red". The Guardian. 25 November 2021. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
- "Europa Conference League 2021/2022 – Group G". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
- "Stadion". nkmura.si (in Slovenian). Retrieved 6 June 2022.
- "(FOTO) Pred Fazanerijo urejajo parkirna mesta". vestnik.si (in Slovenian). Retrieved 2 December 2021.
- "Igralci" [Players] (in Slovenian). NŠ Mura. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
- "1. MNL 2013/14" (in Slovenian). MNZ Murska Sobota. Archived from the original on 26 June 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
- Official website (in Slovene)