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Radnički Nogometni Klub Split commonly known as RNK Split, is a Croatian football club based in the city of Split.

RNK Split
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Full nameRadnički Nogometni Klub Split
Nickname(s)Crveni (The Reds)
Founded16 April 1912; 107 years ago (1912-04-16)
GroundStadion Park Mladeži
Capacity4,075 seated[1]
ChairmanSlaven Žužul
ManagerArmando Marenzzi
LeagueTreća HNL
2017–18Treća HNL, 4th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club had a strong fanbase in the Split's shipyard. The club was founded on 16 April 1912 as Anarch, but has had several names like Borac, Jug, HAŠK, Dalmatinac, and Arsenal since then.

During the Spanish Civil War, RNK Split organized an unsuccessful expedition of his volunteers for the fight on the side of the anti-fascist coalition against Francisco Franco's forces.

In World War II, the club became well-known because 120 of its players were killed fighting on the side of Josip Broz Tito's Partisans, fighting against Axis forces.[2]

After achieving three consecutive promotions from 2008 to 2010, the club went from playing in Croatia's fourth tier to playing in the Croatian First League, Croatia's top division.

In the team's first season in the top flight in the 2010–11 season, they achieved a very respectable third spot. Because of its finish that season, they qualified to play for Europe for the first time in the club's existence and entered into the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round where they met Slovenian side Domžale. They won 5–2 on aggregate and in the third qualifying round they were drawn against Premier League side Fulham, whom they lost to 2–0 on aggregate.

In the 2014–15 season, the club managed to reach the Europa League playoff round after defeating Mika, Hapoel Be'er Sheva and Chornomorets Odesa, but lost 1–0 on aggregate to Italian Serie A side Torino.

Logo and coloursEdit

Founded as HRŠD "Anarch", the club's first colors were black (the color of Anarchists). HRŠD stood for Hrvatsko radničko športsko društvo (Croatian Workingmen's Sports Society). In 1933, as influence of "red" (organized labour, Social democrat and Communist) youth grew stronger, the club changed its colors to all red and its name to Radnički nogometni klub Split (Workingmen's Football Club Split). During SFR Yugoslavia RNK Split played in the top football division four times, but did not win a Championship or Cup title. The biggest success in the Yugoslav Cup was in the season of 1960–61, when they lost in the semi-finals against the Macedonian team Vardar in the game on Vardar's home stadium.

HonoursEdit

Recent seasonsEdit

Season Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Cup Competition Round Player Goals
League Other competitions Top goalscorer
1992 2. HNL South 14 8 4 2 19 8 20 3rd
1992–93 2. HNL South 30 17 10 3 58 15 44 2nd R1
1993–94 2. HNL South 30 12 6 12 53 42 30 6th
1994–95 2. HNL South 32 15 10 7 51 34 55 4th R2
1995–96 2. HNL South 30 10 10 10 51 34 40 7th
1996–97 2. HNL South 36 25 5 6 73 25 80 1st
1997–98 2. HNL South 32 21 5 6 52 19 68 1st R2
1998–99 2. HNL 36 17 8 11 60 34 59 5th
1999–00 2. HNL 32 6 8 18 29 68 26 15th R1
2000–01 3. HNL South 28 10 5 13 28 37 35 10th
2001–02 3. HNL South 30 12 4 14 55 48 40 9th
2002–03 3. HNL South 28 7 9 12 30 44 30 15th
2003–04 1. ŽNL S-D 26 13 3 10 46 31 42 5th
2004–05 1. ŽNL S-D 32 12 10 10 52 41 46 7th
2005–06 1. ŽNL S-D 36 15 9 12 52 40 54 9th
2006–07 4. HNL South-A 28 12 6 10 46 34 42 2nd
2007–08 4. HNL South-A 30 21 4 5 87 25 67 1st Antonio Milardović 21
2008–09 3. HNL South 34 23 8 3 79 20 77 1st Ante Žužul 28
2009–10 2. HNL 26 16 5 5 56 26 53 1st R1 Ante Žužul 12
2010–11 1. HNL 30 16 5 9 38 22 53 3rd Bojan Golubović 6
2011–12 1. HNL 30 14 8 8 43 32 50 4th R2 Europa League QR3 Duje Čop 8
2012–13 1. HNL 33 15 7 11 49 37 52 5th R2 Ante Rebić 10
2013–14 1. HNL 36 14 10 12 41 41 52 4th Mate Bilić 9
2014–15 1. HNL 36 9 14 13 42 49 41 7th RU Europa League PO Sokol Cikalleshi 10
2015–16 1. HNL 36 10 16 10 28 29 46 6th Dražen Bagarić 8
2016–17 1. HNL 36 3 9 24 12 52 18 10th ↓↓ SF Sandro Ugrina 3
2017–18 3. HNL South 30 15 8 7 59 39 53 4th R1 Pjero Antunović, Marin Bakić 11
2018–19 3. HNL South 30 9 11 10 51 44 38 13th R1 Drago Gabrić 25

KeyEdit

European recordEdit

SummaryEdit

Competition Pld W D L GF GA Last season played
Europa League 12 5 5 2 12 7 2014–15
Total 12 5 5 2 12 7

Source: uefa.com, Last updated on 28 August 2014
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 6 4 2 0 9 2 +7
Away 6 1 3 2 3 5 −2
Total 12 5 5 2 12 7 +5

By seasonEdit

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Agg
2011–12 UEFA Europa League QR2   Domžale 3–1 2–1 5–2
QR3   Fulham 0–0 0–2 0–2
2014–15 UEFA Europa League QR1   Mika 2–0 1–1 3–1
QR2   Hapoel Be'er Sheva 2–1 0–0 2–1
QR3   Chornomorets Odesa 2–0 0–0 2–0
PO   Torino 0–0 0–1 0–1

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vulas, Frane (24 August 2010). "Cijeli će Split stati u Park mladeži". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  2. ^ U NOB-u poginulo 120 splitovaca Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian)

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