NK Široki Brijeg

Nogometni klub Široki Brijeg (English: Football Club Široki Brijeg) 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
2018–19Premier League BH, 3rd
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 23 January 2020[2]

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 Martin Zlomislić
2   DF Branimir Cipetić
3   DF Josip Kvesić
4   MF Danijel Kožul
5   DF Bernardo Matić
6   DF Josip Barišić
7   DF Dino Ćorić (Captain)
8   MF Petar Franjić
9   MF Alen Jurilj
10   FW Viktor Angelov
11   FW Toni Jović
12   GK Dario Miškić
13   DF Ilija Mašić
14   MF Mateo Marić
No. Position Player
15   MF Mato Stanić
19   MF Bože Vukoja
20   FW Domagoj Marušić
21   FW Stipe Jurić
23   GK Josip Pehar
25   DF Branimir Vištica
28   DF Ante Hrkać
29   DF Toni Nikić
32   MF Dražen Bagarić
35   MF Ivan Yenin
  DF Stjepan Radeljić (on loan from Osijek)
  MF Zvonimir Begić
  MF Marin Glavaš

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
  MF Luka Knežević (at Croatia Zmijavci until 30 June 2020)

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

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Book: "Rođeni – Prvoligaške generacije 1952 – 1991" by Zoran Mrđenović, pag. 27
  2. ^ Prvi tim at siroki brijeg.com
  3. ^ uefa.com

External linksEdit