2007–08 Croatian First Football League

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T-Com Prva HNL
Season 2007–08
Champions Dinamo Zagreb
10th Croatian title
14th domestic title
Relegated Međimurje
Champions League Dinamo Zagreb
UEFA Cup Slaven Belupo
Hajduk Split (via Cup)
Intertoto Cup Rijeka
Matches played 198
Goals scored 573 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorer Želimir Terkeš (21)
Biggest home win Hajduk S. 7–1 Inter Z.
Biggest away win Inter Z. 0–4 Dinamo Z.
Highest scoring Hajduk S. 7–2 Inter Z.
Zagreb 7–2 Zadar
Average attendance 2,759

The 2007-08 Prva HNL (officially known as the T-Com Prva HNL for sponsorship reasons) was the sixteenth season of Prva HNL, the national championship for men's association football teams in Croatia, since its establishment in 1992. The season started on 20 July 2007 and ended on 10 May 2008. Dinamo Zagreb were the defending champions, having won their eleventh championship title the previous season, and they defended the title again, after a win against Međimurje on 12 April 2008.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Kamen Ingrad were automatically relegated to Druga HNL as they finished last in the previous season, while Inter Zaprešić were automatically promoted from Druga HNL after winning the 2006–07 title. In a two-legged playoff between Zadar and Pula, Zadar were promoted to Prva HNL by beating Pula with 6–2 on aggregate (3–0, 3–2).

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Stadium City Home club Capacity
Stadion Maksimir Zagreb Dinamo Zagreb
37,168
Stadion Poljud Split Hajduk Split
35,000
Stadion Gradski vrt Osijek Osijek
19,500
Stadion Anđelko Herjavec Varaždin Varteks
10,800
Stadion Kantrida Rijeka Rijeka
10,275
Stadion HNK Cibalia Vinkovci Cibalia
10,000
Stadion Kranjčevićeva Zagreb NK Zagreb
8,850
Stadion SRC Mladost Čakovec Međimurje
8,000
Stadion Šubićevac Šibenik Šibenik
8,000
Stadion Stanovi Zadar Zadar
5,860
Stadion ŠRC Zaprešić Zagreb Inter Zaprešić
5,000
Gradski stadion u Koprivnici Koprivnica Slaven Belupo
4,000

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Dinamo Zagreb (C) 33 26 4 3 91 34 +57 82 2008–09 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Slaven Belupo 33 16 6 11 45 29 +16 54 2008–09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
3 Osijek 33 16 6 11 43 34 +9 54
4 Rijeka 33 14 11 8 53 41 +12 53 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
5 Hajduk Split 33 14 10 9 57 41 +16 52 2008–09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round 1
6 NK Zagreb 33 11 11 11 51 40 +11 44
7 Varteks 33 11 7 15 46 53 −7 40
8 Cibalia 33 11 7 15 40 48 −8 40
9 Zadar 33 11 7 15 49 61 −12 40
10 Šibenik 33 9 12 12 34 52 −18 39
11 Inter Zaprešić (O) 33 8 9 16 27 59 −32 33 0 Relegation play-off0
12 Međimurje (R) 33 3 6 24 37 81 −44 15 Relegation to 2008–09 Druga HNL

Source: Sportnet.hr
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored
For deciding champions, qualification to UEFA Cup and relegation: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored
1 via 2007–08 Croatian Cup
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results[edit]

Matches 1-22[edit]

During matches 1-22 each team plays every other team twice (home and away).

Home ╲ Away[1] CIB DIN HAJ INT MEĐ OSI RIJ SLA ŠIB VAR ZAD ZAG
Cibalia 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–3 1–0 0–2 3–1
Dinamo Zagreb 2–1 1–0 5–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 5–0 1–2 5–1 6–3
Hajduk Split 2–2 1–2 7–1 3–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 4–1 2–1
Inter Zaprešić 1–0 0–4 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–1
Međimurje 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–1 0–1 2–0 2–2 4–1 2–4 0–3
Osijek 5–1 1–3 0–1 1–0 4–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1
Rijeka 3–0 2–4 4–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1
Slaven Belupo 2–2 5–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 6–0 4–2 1–0
Šibenik 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 4–2 1–0 3–2 0–2 4–3 0–0 0–0
Varteks 2–1 4–3 1–3 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 0–1
Zadar 1–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 4–0 5–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–0
NK Zagreb 4–1 1–3 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 0–0 7–2

Updated to games played on 8 March 2008.
Source: Sportnet.hr
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Matches 23-33[edit]

During matches 23-33 each team plays every other team once (either at home or away).
This means that during matches 1-33 each team played every other team 3 times (either 1 home, 2 away or 2 home, 1 away).

Home ╲ Away[1] CIB DIN HAJ INT MEĐ OSI RIJ SLA ŠIB VAR ZAD ZAG
Cibalia 1–1 3–0 2–0 0–1 2–2
Dinamo Zagreb 4–0 1–0 3–2 6–1 1–0 5–1
Hajduk Split 1–2 1–1 7–2 0–2 2–0 4–1
Inter Zaprešić 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–0
Međimurje 1–2 2–2 4–0 0–1 2–3
Osijek 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–1
Rijeka 2–0 1–1 5–2 2–2 5–3 1–1
Slaven Belupo 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0
Šibenik 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–2
Varteks 1–1 4–0 3–2 1–1 5–2
Zadar 1–0 2–5 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–2
NK Zagreb 0–0 2–1 6–1 3–1 0–0

Updated to games played on 10 May 2008.
Source: Sportnet.hr
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-off[edit]

First leg[edit]

17 May 2008
Inter Zaprešić 2 – 0 Hrvatski Dragovoljac
Gulić Goal 50'
Sivonjić Goal 59'
Report
(Croatian)
Stadion ŠRC Zaprešić, Zaprešić
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Vlado Svilokos (Sisak)

Second leg[edit]

21 May 2008
Hrvatski Dragovoljac 0 – 0 Inter Zaprešić
Report
(Croatian)
Krznar Red card 33'
Stadion NŠC Stjepan Spajić, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Draženko Kovačić (Križevci)

Inter Zaprešić win 2–0 on aggregate.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Position Player Club Goals
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Želimir Terkeš Zadar 21
2 Montenegro Radomir Đalović Rijeka 18
3 Croatia Nikola Kalinić Hajduk Split 17
4 Croatia Krunoslav Lovrek NK Zagreb 14
5 Croatia Luka Modrić Dinamo Zagreb 13
6 Bosnia and Herzegovina Senijad Ibričić NK Zagreb 12
Croatia Željko Malčić Cibalia 12
Croatia Mario Mandžukić Dinamo Zagreb 12
9 Croatia Boško Balaban Dinamo Zagreb 11
Croatia Anas Sharbini Rijeka 11
Croatia Josip Tadić Dinamo Zagreb 11
Croatia Ognjen Vukojević Dinamo Zagreb 11

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