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Nogometni klub Široki Brijeg (English: Football Club Široki Brijeg) is a professional football club, based in Široki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Široki Brijeg
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Full nameNogometni klub Široki Brijeg
Nickname(s)Plavi (The Blues)
Founded1948; 71 years ago (1948)
GroundPecara Stadium,
Široki Brijeg
Capacity5,628
ChairmanMiro Kraljević
ManagerGoce Sedloski
LeaguePremier League BH
2018–19Premier League BH, 3rd
Široki Brijeg vs. FC Banants on 9 July 2009

The club was founded in 1948 as Nogometni klub Borak and competed in local leagues. 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 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. They play on the Pecara Stadium with 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.

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HistoryEdit

Until 1991 the club competed in the Yugoslav league system under the name of NK Mladost Lištica.[1]

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.

Current squadEdit

As of 25 June 2019[2]

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

No. Position Player
3   DF Josip Kvesić
4   MF Danijel Kožul
5   DF Bernardo Matić
6   DF Josip Barišić (Captain)
7   DF Dino Ćorić
10   MF Mario Babić
13   FW Tomislav Turčin (on loan from Rijeka)
14   MF Mateo Marić
15   MF Mato Stanić
No. Position Player
20   FW Domagoj Marušić
21   FW Stipe Jurić
22   MF Zvonimir Vukoja
23   GK Martin Zlomislić
24   DF Dominik Kovačić
32   MF Dražen Bagarić
33   DF Stipo Marković
35   MF Ivan Yenin
  MF Josip Bešlić
  FW Toni Jović
  GK Dario Miškić

Coaching staffEdit

Staff Job title
  Goce Sedloski Manager
Vacant Assistant Manager
  Nikola Marić Goalkeeping Coach
  Damir Crnjac Condition coach
  Dalibor Šilić Sporting director
  Damir Kutle Technical director
  Dragan Mijatović Physiotherapist
  Zoran Bilać Gunsmith
  Vlatko Krešić Doctor

HonoursEdit

Široki won two Bosnia and Herzegovina championships 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 merger into Premier League in 2000. The club also won one Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup title in 2007. In the following table defunct competitions are indicated in italics.

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 44 15 8 21 52 67 2017–18
Total 50 18 9 23 56 72

Source: uefa.com, Last updated on 20 July 2017.
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 25 10 6 9 31 25 +6
Away 25 8 3 14 25 47 −22
Total 50 18 9 23 56 72 −16

Last updated: 20 July 2017.

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   Banants 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

Club rankingEdit

UEFA coefficientEdit

2019/2020 seasonEdit

Rank Team Points
213   Titograd 1.000
214   Ilves 1.000
215   Milsami Orhei 1.000
216   Široki Brijeg 1.000
217   Keşla 1.000
218   Tre Fiori 1.000
219   Rabotnički 1.000

As of 3 June 2019. Source

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit