1997–98 HNK Rijeka season

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Rijeka
1997–98 season
Chairman Prof. Žarko Tomljanović
Manager Branko Ivanković, Nenad Gračan
Prva HNL 7th
Croatian Cup Round 2
Top goalscorer League: Admir Hasančić (11)
All: Admir Hasančić (11)
Highest home attendance 7,500 vs Croatia Croatia Zagreb (21 September 1997 - Prva HNL)
Lowest home attendance 1,000 (2 times - Prva HNL)

The 1997–98 season was the 51st season in Rijeka’s history. It was their 7th season in the Prva HNL and 24th successive top tier season.

Competitions[edit]

Competition First match Last match Starting round Final position Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Prva HNL 3 August 1997 10 May 1998 Matchday 1 7th 32 9 14 9 36 37 -1 28.13
Croatian Cup 6 August 1997 1 October 1997 First round Second round 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 50.00
Total 34 10 14 10 39 39 +0 29.41

Prva HNL[edit]

Classification[edit]

First stage[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Croatia Zagreb 22 15 4 3 46 18 +28 49 0 Championship group0
2 Hajduk Split 22 13 4 5 36 20 +16 43
3 NK Zagreb 22 12 5 5 35 23 +12 41
4 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 22 10 6 6 31 18 +13 36
5 Osijek 22 9 5 8 29 26 +3 32
6 Zadarkomerc 22 8 4 10 25 24 +1 28
7 Rijeka 22 5 11 6 20 24 −4 26 0 Relegation group0
8 Varteks 22 6 6 10 24 32 −8 24
9 Slaven Belupo 22 6 5 11 20 43 −23 23 SLA 2–0 MLA
MLA 2–1 SLA
10 Mladost 127 22 6 5 11 17 24 −7 23
11 Samobor 22 6 4 12 23 35 −12 22
12 Šibenik 22 4 5 13 19 38 −19 17

Updated to games played on 15 March 1998.
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Second stage (relegation play-off)[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
7 Rijeka 10 4 3 3 16 13 +3 28
8 Šibenik 10 5 3 2 16 8 +8 27
9 Slaven Belupo 10 5 0 5 11 13 −2 27
10 Varteks 10 4 2 4 10 12 −2 26 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round
11 Mladost 127 (O) 10 4 1 5 13 11 +2 25 0 Relegation play-off0
12 Samobor (R) 10 3 1 6 11 20 −9 21 Relegation to 1998–99 Druga HNL

Updated to games played on 10 May 1998.
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
32 9 14 9 36 37 −1 41 8 8 0 26 12 +14 1 6 9 10 25 −15

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
Ground H A H A H A H A H H A A H A H A H A H A A H H H A H A A A H A H
Result W D W D D L D L W D L D W D D L D L D D L W D W L W L W D W L D
Position 5 4 3 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 8 7 9 7 8 7 8 7 7 7 7 7

Last updated: 2 February 2014.
Source: Competitive matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Prva HNL[edit]

Main article: 1997–98 Prva HNL
Round Date Venue Opponent Score Attendance Rijeka Scorers Report
1 3 Aug H Slaven Belupo 1 – 0 3,000 Hasančić HRnogomet.com
2 10 Aug A Zagreb 2 – 2 2,500 Brkić, Mladenović HRnogomet.com
3 17 Aug H Mladost 127 2 – 0 2,500 Cimirotič, Hasančić HRnogomet.com
4 24 Aug A Varteks 1 – 1 3,000 Mladenović HRnogomet.com
5 31 Aug H Osijek 1 – 1 5,000 o.g. HRnogomet.com
6 12 Sep A Hajduk Split 1 – 2 5,000 Cimirotič HRnogomet.com
7 21 Sep H Croatia Zagreb 1 – 1 7,500 Pilipović HRnogomet.com
8 28 Sep A Samobor 0 – 2 1,000 HRnogomet.com
9 5 Oct H Šibenik 3 – 1 1,500 Benedejčič, Balaban, Hasančić HRnogomet.com
10 19 Oct H Zadarkomerc 1 – 1 2,000 Peršon HRnogomet.com
11 26 Oct AR Hrvatski Dragovoljac 0 – 3 300 HRnogomet.com
12 2 Nov A Slaven Belupo 0 – 0 3,000 HRnogomet.com
13 9 Nov H Zagreb 2 – 1 1,500 Brkić (2) HRnogomet.com
14 19 Nov A Mladost 127 1 – 1 1,500 Ivančić HRnogomet.com
15 23 Nov H Varteks 1 – 1 2,000 Hasančić HRnogomet.com
16 29 Nov A Osijek 0 – 2 1,500 HRnogomet.com
17 7 Dec H Hajduk Split 1 – 1 7,000 Benedejčič HRnogomet.com
18 22 Feb A Croatia Zagreb 0 – 2 4,000 HRnogomet.com
19 1 Mar H Samobor 0 – 0 2,000 HRnogomet.com
20 8 Mar A Šibenik 1 – 1 2,000 Milinović HRnogomet.com
21 11 Mar A Zadarkomerc 0 – 1 5,500 HRnogomet.com
22 15 Mar H Hrvatski Dragovoljac 1 – 0 2,000 Brkić HRnogomet.com
23 22 Mar H Šibenik 0 – 0 1,000 HRnogomet.com
24 29 Mar H Varteks 4 – 1 1,200 Ivančić, Hasančić (2), Milinović HRnogomet.com
25 5 Apr A Slaven Belupo 0 – 1 3,000 HRnogomet.com
26 8 Apr H Mladost 127 3 – 2 1,200 Hasančić (2), Ivančić HRnogomet.com
27 11 Apr A Samobor 1 – 3 700 Budan HRnogomet.com
28 19 Apr A Šibenik 1 – 0 2,000 Seferović HRnogomet.com
29 26 Apr A Varteks 1 – 1 3,000 Hasančić HRnogomet.com
30 29 Apr H Slaven Belupo 4 – 1 1,000 Brkić, Hasančić (2), Budan HRnogomet.com
31 3 May A Mladost 127 1 – 3 5,000 Šimić HRnogomet.com
32 10 May H Samobor 1 – 1 1,500 Brkić HRnogomet.com

Source: HRnogomet.com

Croatian Cup[edit]

Round Date Venue Opponent Score Attendance Rijeka Scorers Report
R1 6 Aug A Olimpija Osijek 3 – 0 600 Brkić, Ivančić, Mladenović HRnogomet.com
R2 1 Oct H Orijent 0 – 2 1,500 HRnogomet.com

Source: HRnogomet.com

Squad statistics[edit]

Competitive matches only.
Appearances in brackets indicate numbers of times the player came on as a substitute.

Name Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
League Cup Total
Croatia Tafra, ÐoniÐoni Tafra 26 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 27 (0) 0
Croatia Ivančić, MladenMladen Ivančić 30 (0) 3 2 (0) 1 32 (0) 4
Croatia Milinović, DamirDamir Milinović 14 (0) 2 0 (0) 0 14 (0) 2
Croatia Tokić, MarioMario Tokić 25 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 26 (0) 0
Croatia Peršon, SašaSaša Peršon 18 (2) 1 1 (0) 0 19 (2) 1
Croatia Romić, MladenMladen Romić 16 (5) 0 1 (0) 0 17 (5) 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Brkić, SenadSenad Brkić 22 (4) 6 0 (1) 1 22 (5) 7
Bosnia and Herzegovina Hasančić, AdmirAdmir Hasančić 28 (0) 11 2 (0) 0 30 (0) 11
Croatia Agić, JasminJasmin Agić 22 (6) 0 1 (1) 0 23 (7) 0
Croatia Paska, SašaSaša Paska 16 (2) 0 2 (0) 0 18 (2) 0
Slovenia Benedejčič, IgorIgor Benedejčič 22 (4) 2 1 (0) 0 23 (4) 2
Croatia Pilipović, RenatoRenato Pilipović 18 (7) 1 0 (2) 0 18 (9) 1
Croatia Višković, DaliborDalibor Višković 18 (3) 0 2 (0) 0 20 (3) 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Seferović, SeadSead Seferović 24 (2) 1 1 (0) 0 25 (2) 1
Croatia Balaban, BoškoBoško Balaban 8 (18) 1 2 (0) 0 10 (18) 1
Slovenia Cimirotič, SebastjanSebastjan Cimirotič 8 (2) 2 2 (0) 0 10 (2) 2
Croatia Mladenović, MladenMladen Mladenović 9 (0) 2 2 (0) 1 11 (0) 3
Croatia Budan, IgorIgor Budan 6 (4) 2 0 (0) 0 6 (4) 2
Croatia Župetić, ŽeljkoŽeljko Župetić 9 (1) 0 0 (0) 0 9 (1) 0
Croatia Žganjer, MladenMladen Žganjer 6 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 7 (0) 0
Croatia Grubišić, MarkoMarko Grubišić 1 (9) 0 0 (0) 0 1 (9) 0
Croatia Madžar, VedranVedran Madžar 4 (2) 0 0 (0) 0 4 (2) 0
Croatia Marić, SlađankoSlađanko Marić 0 (5) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (5) 0
Croatia Panić, BrankoBranko Panić 1 (1) 0 0 (0) 0 1 (1) 0
Croatia Šimić, ZdravkoZdravko Šimić 1 (1) 1 0 (0) 0 1 (1) 1
Albania Jupi, RediRedi Jupi 0 (3) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (3) 0
Croatia Kontešić, LjupkoLjupko Kontešić 0 (3) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (3) 0

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