NK Zadar

Nogometni klub Zadar (English: Football Club Zadar), commonly referred to as NK Zadar or simply Zadar, was a Croatian football club based in Zadar, a city on the Adriatic coast, best known for playing in the top flight of Croatian football for almost twenty years.[1]

NK Zadar
NK Zadar logo.png
Full nameNogometni klub Zadar
Founded1945; 76 years ago (1945) as FD Zadar
Dissolved20 July 2020; 9 months ago (2020-07-20)
GroundStadion Stanovi
Capacity5,860
2019–20Treća HNL - South, 11th (relegated)

HistoryEdit

The first football club in Zadar was established in 1876 and was named AC Dalmazia. The club played mostly in Italian leagues until the city annexation to Yugoslavia in 1945. On April 26, 1945, a new club named Fiskulturno društvo Zadar was founded, with departments of football, basketball and athletics. On February 9, 1949, the football department was spun off as NK Zadar.[2]

Zadar played in the Yugoslav Second League on a number of occasions, most recently in 1986.

In 1992, as Zadarkomerc the club was a founding member of the Croatian First League. Since 2001, the club has officially been called NK Zadar.

The club's greatest success in the Croatian Football Cup was achieved in season 1995–96, when they lost in the semi-final against Croatia Zagreb.[3]

NK Zadar played in the top tier from 1992 to 1999, from 2001 to 2005, and from 2007 to 2015. Most recently, the club has been experiencing financial difficulties, and after two seasons spent in the Croatian Third League – South (2016–17, 2017–18), the club was promoted to the Croatian Second League. After a mid-table finish in 2018–19, Zadar were administratively relegated to the Third League. As of June 2019, the club had hired an attorney to appeal against their relegation.[4]

On 20 July 2020 it was announced that NK Zadar had dissolved because of bankruptcy. A new team, HNK Zadar, was announced as its formal successor.

StadiumEdit

NK Zadar's home stadium is the Stanovi with a capacity of 3,858 persons.[5]

SupportersEdit

The club's supporters are known as the Tornado Zadar.

HonoursEdit

SeasonsEdit

 
Club's logo until 2014
Season League Cup Top goalscorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Player Goals
1992 1. HNL 22 4 5 13 20 49 13 10th Mate Šestan 6
1992–93 1. HNL 30 9 7 14 30 48 25 12th SF Đovani Roso 9
1993–94 1. HNL 34 8 17 9 24 36 33 11th R2 Josip Butić, Anđelko Kvesić 5
1994–95 1. HNL 30 7 10 13 33 47 31 13th ↓ R2 Hari Vukas 6
1995–96 1. B HNL 30 16 7 7 46 30 55 2nd ↑ SF Zoran Vujčić 8
1996–97 1. A HNL 30 11 7 12 39 45 40 10th R1 Saša Bjelanović, Joško Španjić 6
1997–98 1. HNL 32 10 5 17 36 50 35 6th R2 Jakov Surać 8
1998–99 1. HNL 32 9 7 16 40 54 34 11th ↓ R2 Jakša Krstulović 10
1999–2000 2. HNL 32 19 5 8 47 25 62 3rd R1 Miroslav Vukić 14
2000–01 2. HNL 34 18 7 9 40 30 61 4th ↑ R2
2001–02 1. HNL 30 9 9 12 43 47 36 9th R2 Zoran Zekić 14
2002–03 1. HNL 32 9 6 17 36 71 33 10th R2 Dragan Blatnjak 8
2003–04 1. HNL 32 7 11 14 46 71 32 6th R2 Mate Brajković 12
2004–05 1. HNL 32 10 2 20 36 70 32 12th ↓ R1 Leonardo Barnjak 11
2005–06 2. HNL South 32 15 6 11 52 34 51 7th R1 Želimir Terkeš 11
2006–07 2. HNL 30 20 5 5 55 25 65 2nd ↑ R1 Goran Burčul 10
2007–08 1. HNL 33 11 7 15 49 61 40 9th R1 Želimir Terkeš 21
2008–09 1. HNL 33 7 8 18 28 49 29 11th R2 Želimir Terkeš 7
2009–10 1. HNL 30 9 7 14 27 41 34 12th Antonio Mršić, Ivan Santini 6
2010–11 1. HNL 30 11 5 14 31 34 38 10th Ivan Santini 10
2011–12 1. HNL 30 11 7 12 29 44 40 10th R1 Ivan Santini 10
2012–13 1. HNL 33 9 8 15 37 59 35 9th QF Stipe Perica 8
2013–14 1. HNL 36 10 5 21 35 67 35 7th QF Josip Ivančić 8
2014–15 1. HNL 36 8 8 20 37 75 32 10th ↓ QF Ivan Krstanović 6
2015–16 2. HNL 33 5 8 20 30 73 23 12th ↓ R2 Vlatko Blažević 10
2016–17 3. HNL South 34 13 10 11 50 40 49 7th R1 Vlatko Blažević 25
2017–18 3. HNL South 30 16 6 8 74 37 54 3rd ↑ R2 Karlo Torbarina 16
2018–19 2. HNL 26 9 7 10 36 40 34 8th ↓ R2 Antonio Repić 12

Key

1st 2nd
Champions Runners-up Promoted Relegated

Top scorer shown in bold when he was also top scorer for the division.

Notable playersEdit

To appear in this section a player must have:

  • Played at least 150 league games for the club;
  • Scored at least 50 league goals for the club; or
  • Played at least one international match for their national team while playing for NK Zadar.

Years in brackets indicate their spells at the club.

Note: For a complete list of NK Zadar players, see Category:NK Zadar players.

Managerial historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://nkzadar.hr/klub/organizacija/
  2. ^ "History of the club on the official website". Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  3. ^ RSSSF.com
  4. ^ "NK Zadar angažirao odvjetnika i uložio žalbu na odluku HNS-a o izbacivanju iz Druge lige". Antena Zadar. 6 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Stadion". NK Zadar.
  6. ^ "Jakov Surać CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Fahrudin Šehić CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Zvonimir Jurić CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Dalibor Zebić CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Josip Bilaver CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Želimir Terkeš CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014.

External linksEdit