NK Široki Brijeg
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|Full name||Nogometni klub Široki Brijeg|
|Nickname(s)||Plavi (The Blues)|
|League||Premier League BH|
|2018–19||Premier League BH, 3rd|
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.
Until 1991 the club competed in the Yugoslav league system under the name of NK Mladost Lištica.
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.
- As of 25 June 2019
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Nikola Marić||Goalkeeping Coach|
|Damir Crnjac||Condition coach|
|Dalibor Šilić||Sporting director|
|Damir Kutle||Technical director|
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.
- Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
- First League of Herzeg-Bosnia:
- Winners (5): 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98
- Runners-up (1): 1998-99
|Competition||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||Last season played|
|UEFA Cup / Europa League||44||15||8||21||52||67||2017–18|
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
Last updated: 20 July 2017.
|2004–05||UEFA Champions League||QR1||Neftchi Baku||2–1||0–1||2–2 (a)|
|2006–07||UEFA Champions League||QR1||Shakhtyor Soligorsk||1–0||1–0||2–0|
|QR2||Hapoel Tel Aviv||0–3||0–3||0–6|
|2009–10||UEFA Europa League||QR1||Banants||0–1||2–0||2–1|
|2010–11||UEFA Europa League||QR1||Olimpija Ljubljana||3–0||2–0||5–0|
|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|
|2014–15||UEFA Europa League||QR1||Gabala||3–0||2–0||5–0|
|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|
|2018–19||UEFA Europa League||QR1||Domžale||2−2||1–1||3–3 (a)|
|2019–20||UEFA Europa League||QR1||Kairat|
As of 3 June 2019. Source
- Zoran Bubalo (July 1, 2005 – June 30, 2006)
- Miroslav Buljan
- Ivica Kalinić (2006–2007)
- Toni Karačić (Aug 27, 2007 – June 30, 2009)
- Mario Ćutuk (Sept 4, 2007 – May 13, 2008)
- Ivan Katalinić (July 1, 2008 – June 1, 2009)
- Ivica Barbarić (June 4, 2009 – Aug 29, 2009)
- Toni Karačić (Aug 30, 2009 – May 26, 2010)
- Ivo Ištuk (May 27, 2010 – March 13, 2011)
- Blaž Slišković (March 24, 2011 – June 4, 2011)
- Mario Ćutuk (June 4, 2011 – July 9, 2011)
- Branko Karačić (July 9, 2011 – March 19, 2012)
- Marijan Bloudek (March 20, 2012 – Aug 6, 2012)
- Anto Kokić (interim) (Aug 6, 2012 – Aug 13, 2012)
- Davor Mladina
- Slaven Musa (Aug 13, 2012 – April 19, 2015)
- Book: "Rođeni – Prvoligaške generacije 1952 – 1991" by Zoran Mrđenović, pag. 27
- Prvi tim at siroki brijeg.com