2009–10 in Croatian football

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2009–10 in Croatian football
First Division champions
Dinamo Zagreb (12th title)
Second Division champions
RNK Split
Third Division champions
Lipik (East)
Dugopolje (South)
Gorica (West)
Croatian Cup winners
Hajduk Split (5th title)
Teams in Europe
Dinamo Zagreb, Hajduk Split,
Rijeka, Slaven Belupo
Croatia national team
2010 World Cup qualification

The following article presents a summary of the 2009–10 football (soccer) season in Croatia, which is the 19th season of competitive football in the country.

National team[edit]

The home team is on the left column; the away team is on the right column.

Friendly matches[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

2010 World Cup qualifiers[edit]

League tables[edit]

Prva HNL[edit]

Main article: 2009–10 Prva HNL
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Dinamo Zagreb (C) 30 18 8 4 70 20 +50 62 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Hajduk Split 30 17 7 6 50 21 +29 58 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round a
3 Cibalia 30 16 9 5 46 20 +26 57 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
4 Šibenik 30 14 8 8 34 37 −3 50 2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
5 Osijek 30 13 8 9 49 36 +13 47
6 Karlovac 30 12 11 7 32 23 +9 47
7 Slaven Belupo 30 11 10 9 44 45 −1 43
8 Lokomotiva 30 12 6 12 35 38 −3 42
9 Rijeka 30 10 10 10 49 44 +5 40
10 Varteks 30 9 9 12 36 43 −7 36
11 Istra 1961 30 9 8 13 31 40 −9 35
12 Zadar 30 9 7 14 27 41 −14 34
13 Inter Zaprešić 30 10 3 17 36 50 −14 33 INT 1–3 ZAG
ZAG 0–3 INT
14 NK Zagreb 30 9 6 15 43 49 −6 33 Relegation to 2010–11 Druga HNL b
15 Međimurje (R) 30 8 5 17 37 61 −24 29
16 Croatia Sesvete (R) 30 3 5 22 30 81 −51 14

Source: soccerway
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored
For deciding champions, qualification to UEFA Europa League and relegation: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored.
a. Hajduk Split won the 2009–10 Croatian Cup and thus qualified for the third qualifying round of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League.
b. Despite finishing 14th NK Zagreb eventually avoided relegation as only two second level clubs were granted first division licences by the Croatian Football Federation.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Druga HNL[edit]

Main article: 2009–10 Druga HNL
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 RNK Split (P) 26 16 5 5 56 26 +30 53 Promotion to 2010–11 Prva HNL 1
2 Pomorac 26 14 5 7 39 22 +17 47
3 Hrvatski Dragovoljac (P) 26 11 9 6 33 21 +12 42
4 Lučko 26 12 6 8 38 28 +10 42
5 Solin 26 10 10 6 29 22 +7 40
6 Vinogradar 26 11 4 11 38 37 +1 37
7 Rudeš 26 10 7 9 38 38 0 37
8 Imotski 26 10 5 11 29 31 −2 35
9 Junak 26 10 4 12 40 49 −9 34
10 Mosor 26 9 6 11 26 34 −8 33
11 Suhopolje 26 8 7 11 29 31 −2 31
12 Vukovar '91 26 7 10 9 31 39 −8 31
13 Moslavina (R) 26 6 6 14 25 44 −19 24 Relegation to Treća HNL
14 Segesta (R) 26 4 4 18 17 46 −29 16

Updated to games played on 29 May 2010.
Source: Sportnet.hr (Croatian)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Only RNK Split and Hrvatski Dragovoljac were granted a Prva HNL license for the 2010–11 Prva HNL.
(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.

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner Runners-up
Croatian Cup Hajduk Split Šibenik
1. HNL Dinamo Zagreb Hajduk Split
2. HNL RNK Split Pomorac
3. HNL East Division Lipik MV Croatia
3. HNL South Division Dugopolje Raštane
3. HNL West Division Gorica HAŠK

Croatian clubs in Europe[edit]

Summary[edit]

Club Competition Final round
Dinamo Zagreb UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
UEFA Europa League Group stage
Slaven Belupo UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Rijeka UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Hajduk Split UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round

Dinamo Zagreb[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[1] Dinamo scorer(s) Report
2009–10 Champions League - Second qualifying round
14 July 2009 Republican, Yerevan (A) Armenia Pyunik 0–0 uefa.com
21 July 2009 Maksimir, Zagreb (H) Armenia Pyunik 3–0 Mandžukić, Badelj, Lovren uefa.com
2009–10 Champions League - Third qualifying round
29 July 2009 Red Bull Arena, Salzburg (A) Austria Red Bull Salzburg 1–1 Mandžukić uefa.com
4 Aug 2009 Maksimir, Zagreb (H) Austria Red Bull Salzburg 1–2 Papadopoulos uefa.com
2009–10 Europa League - Play-off round
20 Aug 2009 Maksimir, Zagreb (H) Scotland Hearts 4–0 Mandžukić, Papadopoulos, Vrdoljak, Bišćan uefa.com
27 Aug 2009 Tynecastle, Edinburgh (A) Scotland Hearts 0–2 uefa.com
2009–10 Europa League - Group stage
17 Sep 2009 Maksimir, Zagreb (H) Belgium Anderlecht 0–2 uefa.com
1 Oct 2009 Dan Păltinişanu, Timişoara (A) Romania Timişoara 3–0 Badelj, Sammir, Morales uefa.com
22 Oct 2009 Arena, Amsterdam (A) Netherlands Ajax 1–2 Tomečak uefa.com
5 Nov 2009 Maksimir, Zagreb (H) Netherlands Ajax 0–2 uefa.com
2 Dec 2009 Vanden Stock, Anderlecht (A) Belgium Anderlecht 1–0 Slepička uefa.com
16 Dec 2009 Maksimir, Zagreb (H) Romania Timişoara 1–2 Scutaru (o.g.) uefa.com

Slaven Belupo[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Slaven scorer(s) Report
Europa League - First qualifying round
2 July 2009 Gradski stadion, Koprivnica (H) Malta Birkirkara 1–0 Csizmadia uefa.com
9 July 2009 Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali (A) Malta Birkirkara 0–0 uefa.com
Europa League - Second qualifying round
16 July 2009 Gradski Stadion, Kumanovo (A) Republic of Macedonia Milano 4–0 Csizmadia, Vojnović (3) uefa.com
23 July 2009 Gradski stadion, Koprivnica (H) Republic of Macedonia Milano 8–2 Poredski, Vručina, Tepurić (2), Vojnović (2), Gregurina, Jurić uefa.com
Europa League - Third qualifying round
30 July 2009 Alfheim, Tromsø (A) Norway Tromsø 1–2 Šafarić uefa.com
6 August 2009 Gradski stadion, Koprivnica (H) Norway Tromsø 0–2 uefa.com

Rijeka[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Rijeka scorer(s) Report
Europa League - Second qualifying round
16 July 2009 Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (A) Luxembourg Differdange 0–1 uefa.com
23 July 2009 Kantrida, Rijeka (H) Luxembourg Differdange 3–0 Cerić, An. Sharbini, Ah. Sharbini uefa.com
Europa League - Third qualifying round
30 July 2009 Kantrida, Rijeka (H) Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 1–2 Ah. Sharbini uefa.com
23 July 2009 Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv (A) Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 0–2 uefa.com

Hajduk Split[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Hajduk scorer(s) Report
Europa League - Third qualifying round
30 July 2009 Pod Dubňom, Žilina (A) Slovakia Žilina 1–1 Rafael Paraiba uefa.com
6 August 2009 Poljud, Split (H) Slovakia Žilina 0–1 uefa.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinamo score is shown first.
  2. ^ a b c The score of the Croatian team is shown first.