NK Široki Brijeg

Nogometni klub Široki Brijeg (English: Široki Brijeg Football Club) is a professional association football club from the city of Široki Brijeg, that is situated in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Široki Brijeg
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Full nameNogometni klub Široki Brijeg
Nickname(s)Plavi (The Blues)
Founded1948; 72 years ago (1948)
GroundPecara Stadium,
Široki Brijeg
Capacity7,000
ChairmanMiro Kraljević
ManagerToni Karačić
LeaguePremier League BH
2019–20Premier League BH, 7th
WebsiteClub website
Široki Brijeg vs. FC Urartu on 9 July 2009

Currently, Široki Brijeg plays in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina and plays its home matches on Pecara Stadium which a capacity of 7,000 seats. The club also has a fully equipped sports and recreational center outside the town which is used as training grounds for the team.

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1948 as Nogometni klub Borak and competed in local leagues. Until 1991, it competed in the Yugoslav league system under the name of NK Mladost Lištica.[1]

The club was renamed several times until 1995 when it got its present-day name. Široki Brijeg experienced its greatest successes in the 1990s and onwards. The club has won the, now defunct, First League of Herzeg-Bosnia five times and is the most successful club of the competition. Since 2000, Široki Brijeg plays in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the country's top division, which they won two times, as well as three Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cups.

Since 2002, the club has also, almost non stop been present in many UEFA competitions, most notably the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. However, Široki Brijeg still hasn't competed in the group stages of both mentioned competitions.

Colours and badgeEdit

The club wears blue and white striped jerseys at home while away the team has a white kit. The club's crest features a football bordered by the club's name and topped with the Croatian chequy.

FansEdit

Škripari is the organisation of football supporters of the Croat-backed club NK Široki Brijeg. They also support Široki Brijeg's other sport clubs, primarily HKK Široki in basketball.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 13 September 2020[2]

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   BIH Martin Zlomislić
2 DF   BIH Branimir Cipetić
3 MF   BIH Kristijan Medić
4 DF   CRO Jure Obšivač
5 DF   CRO Tomislav Čuljak
6 MF   BIH Ivan Grgić
7 MF   BIH Dino Ćorić (Captain)
8 DF   BIH Ilija Mašić
9 MF   BIH Alen Jurilj
10 FW   MKD Viktor Angelov
11 FW   CRO Toni Jović
12 GK   CRO Dario Miškić
14 MF   BIH Mateo Marić
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 MF   BIH Mato Stanić
16 DF   BIH Stjepan Radeljić (on loan from Osijek)
17 DF   CRO Filip Brekalo
19 MF   BIH Bože Vukoja
21 FW   BIH Stipe Jurić
22 MF   BIH Zvonimir Begić
23 GK   BIH Josip Pehar
24 DF   CRO Marko Jurić
27 DF   CRO Bernardo Matić
29 MF   CRO Ivan Ikić
30 MF   CRO Marko Pervan
33 MF   BIH Luka Knežević

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. Pos. Nation Player
DF   BIH Toni Nikić (at Čapljina until 30 June 2021)
DF   BIH Branimir Vištica (at   Kustošija until 30 June 2021)
DF   BIH Vladimir Oršolić (at GOŠK Gabela until 31 December 2020)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BIH Stanko Marić (at Čapljina until 30 June 2021)
FW   BIH Daniel Lukić (at   Neretvanac Opuzen until 30 June 2021)
FW   BIH Domagoj Marušić (at   Neretvanac Opuzen until 30 June 2021)

Coaching staffEdit

Staff Job title
  Toni Karačić Manager
  Jure Ivanković Assistant coach
  Nenad Džidić Goalkeeping Coach
  Damir Crnjac Condition coach
  Dalibor Šilić Sporting director
  Damir Kutle Technical director
  Dragan Mijatović Physiotherapist
  Zoran Bilać Gunsmith
  Marko Vranjković Doctor

HonoursEdit

Široki Brijeg has so far won two Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina titles as well as five First League of Herzeg-Bosnia championships that served as the top football league for Croat clubs in Bosnia and Herzegovina until the merger into the Premier League in 2000. The club has also won three Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup titles, the most recent one being in the 2016–17 season.

DomesticEdit

LeagueEdit

CupsEdit

European recordEdit

SummaryEdit

Competition Pld W D L GF GA Last season played
Champions League 6 3 1 2 4 5 2006–07
UEFA Cup / Europa League 48 15 10 23 57 74 2019–20
Total 54 18 13 25 61 79

Source:,[3] Last updated on 18 July 2019.
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against

By resultEdit

Overall Pld W D L GF GA GD
Home 28 10 7 11 35 31 +4
Away 26 8 4 15 27 50 −23
Total 54 19 11 25 62 81 −19

Last updated: 17 July 2019.

By seasonEdit

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Agg.
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR   Senec 3–0 2–1 5–1
R1   Sparta Prague 0–1 0–3 0–4
2004–05 UEFA Champions League QR1   Neftchi Baku 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)
2005–06 UEFA Cup QR1   Teuta 3–0 1–3 4–3
QR2   Zeta 4–2 1–0 5–2
R1   Basel 0–1 0–5 0–6
2006–07 UEFA Champions League QR1   Shakhtyor Soligorsk 1–0 1–0 2–0
QR2   Hearts 0–0 0–3 0–3
2007–08 UEFA Cup QR1   Koper 3–1 3–2 6–3
QR2   Hapoel Tel Aviv 0–3 0–3 0–6
2008–09 UEFA Cup QR1   Partizani 0–0 3–1 3–1
QR2   Beşiktaş 1–2 0–4 1–6
2009–10 UEFA Europa League QR1   Urartu 0–1 2–0 2–1
QR2   Sturm Graz 1–1 1–2 2–3
2010–11 UEFA Europa League QR1   Olimpija Ljubljana 3–0 2–0 5–0
QR2   Austria Wien 0–1 2–2 2–3
2011–12 UEFA Europa League QR1   Olimpija Ljubljana 0–0 0–3 0–3
2012–13 UEFA Europa League QR2   St Patrick's Athletic 1–1 1–2 (aet) 2–3
2013–14 UEFA Europa League QR2   Irtysh Pavlodar 2–0 2–3 4–3
QR3   Udinese 1–3 0–4 1–7
2014–15 UEFA Europa League QR1   Gabala 3–0 2–0 5–0
QR2   Mladá Boleslav 0–4 1–2 1–6
2016–17 UEFA Europa League QR1   Birkirkara 1–1 0–2 1–3
2017–18 UEFA Europa League QR1   Ordabasy 2–0 0–0 2–0
QR2   Aberdeen 0–2 1–1 1–3
2018–19 UEFA Europa League QR1   Domžale 2−2 1–1 3–3 (a)
2019–20 UEFA Europa League QR1   Kairat 1–2 1–2 2–4

Club rankingEdit

UEFA coefficientEdit

2019–20 seasonEdit

Rank Team Points
319   Željezničar 3.000
320   2.750
321   Laçi 2.750
322   Široki Brijeg 2.750
323   Europa 2.750
324   Mura 2.600
325   Rudar Veljenje 2.600

As of 8 November 2019. Source

Notable managersEdit

 
Slaven Musa won the 2012–13 Bosnian Cup with Široki Brijeg.
Dates Name Honours
2002–2004   Ivo Ištuk 2003–04 Bosnian Championship
2004–2006   Ivica Barbarić 2005–06 Bosnian Championship
2006–2007   Ivica Kalinić 2006−07 Bosnian Cup
2012–2015   Slaven Musa 2012–13 Bosnian Cup
2017–2018   Goran Sablić 2016–17 Bosnian Cup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Book: "Rođeni – Prvoligaške generacije 1952 – 1991" by Zoran Mrđenović, pag. 27
  2. ^ "Prvi tim". nk-sirokibrijeg.com (in Croatian). Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  3. ^ uefa.com

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