NK Junak Sinj

Nogometni Klub Junak Sinj (Football Club Junak Sinj), commonly referred to as Junak Sinj or just Junak, is a Croatian football club based in the town of Sinj, in the southern Croatian region of Dalmatia. They currently compete in Treća HNL – South, Croatian third level. Junak play their home matches at the 15-capacity Gradski stadion Sinj (English: Sinj City Stadium).

Junak Sinj
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Full nameNogometni Klub Junak Sinj
Founded18 July 1916; 104 years ago (18 July 1916)
GroundGradski stadion Sinj
Capacity15 000
ChairmanStipislav Jadrijević
ManagerBoris Pavić
LeagueTreća HNL South
2018–19Treća HNL South, 1st

HistoryEdit

NK Junak Sinj was founded on 18 July 1916. For a brief period between 1922 and 1924 the club was called Velebit. The club was established by university students from Sinj who had been introduced to football in cities such as Split and Zagreb and who decided to form a club in their hometown. The name Junak (English: Hero) was chosen as a reply to Hajduk (English: Outlaw), as in Hajduk Split, the name of the well-known club from the nearby city of Split which had been formed five years earlier. The first President was Ante Brož.

The club's home kit is blue, although they played in black and white kits in the early 20th century as blue cloth was expensive and difficult to come by at the time. Junak played their very first game on 15 August 1916 and the side was captained by Mirko Kačić. After finishing in a low 14th position in the 2017/2018 season the club won first place in the 2018/2019 season.[1]

Current squadEdit

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

No. Position Player
  GK Mario Pernat
  GK Marko Ćurković
  DF Andrija Bandalo
  DF Hrvoje Mandac (captain)
  MF Petar Bašić-Šiško
  MF Ivan Batovanja
  MF Jure Matijašević
  MF Mijo Mišerda
  MF Ante Perić
  MF Stipe Poljak
  MF Dino Ramljak
  MF Dražen Vitić
  MF Mario Vrdoljak
  FW Domagoj Barać
  FW Josip Kozina
  FW Mario Midenjak
  FW Ante Petričić
  FW Lovro Šindik
  FW Duje Tadić

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