2010–11 GNK Dinamo Zagreb season
|Manager||Velimir Zajec (until
9 August 2010)
Vahid Halilhodžić (from 17 August 2010 until 6 May 2011)
Marijo Tot (from 7 May 2011 until 26 May 2011)
|Prva HNL||1st (13th title)|
|Croatian Cup||Winners (11th title)|
|UEFA Champions League||Third qualifying round (eliminated by Sheriff Tiraspol)|
|UEFA Europa League||Group stage|
|Top goalscorer||League: Sammir (10)
All: Sammir (19)
|Highest home attendance||25,000 (vs PAOK, 15 December 2010)|
|Lowest home attendance||350 (vs Hrvatski Dragovoljac, 24 July 2010)|
GNK Dinamo Zagreb (also known as Dinamo Zagreb, Dinamo and The Blues) are an association football club from Zagreb, Croatia. Home matches were played at the club's ground, Maksimir Stadium. Dinamo's season officially began 1 June 2010 and concluded on 30 May 2011, although competitive matches were played between 13 July and 25 May. During the season they competed in the Prva HNL, the highest division in Croatian football, and the Croatian Cup. They also played a total of twelve European games, first in the preliminary stages of the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League and later in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League.
After guiding the club to their 12th Croatian league title in 2009–10, Krunoslav Jurčić resigned as manager of Dinamo in May 2010. He was replaced as manager by ex-Dinamo player and coach Velimir Zajec. However, after spending less than three months at the helm and after getting knocked out in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round by Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol, Zajec was replaced in mid August by Bosnian manager Vahid Halilhodžić, whose last previous post was managing Côte d'Ivoire national team.
Early in the season, first-team players including Ivan Turina, Ivica Vrdoljak and Croatia international striker Mario Mandžukić left the club while veteran defender Robert Kovač retired. New arrivals included striker Ante Rukavina, former Portugal international defender Tonel, Montenegro international forward Fatos Bećiraj and midfielder Arijan Ademi.
After a surprising league defeat to Rijeka on 31 July and the unsuccessful attempt to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage, the club's fortunes stabilised under Halilhodžić and Dinamo found themselves top of the league table by early October, a position they kept throughout the season. In spite of Dinamo's domestic dominance Halilhodžić gradually became target of increased criticism by sections of the media for what they saw as an inefficient style of football practised by the club, which culminated in a much publicized conflict with club president Zdravko Mamić in the half-time of the league game against minnows Inter Zaprešić in early May 2011. Halilhodžić's contract was then de facto terminated, so in the last four games of the season Dinamo was led by caretaker manager Marijo Tot. In other competitions Dinamo won the 2010–11 Croatian Cup, their 11th title, and appeared in the Europa League group stage for the fourth consecutive season, picking up seven points in eight matches and finishing third in their group behind Villarreal and PAOK.
- 1 Pre-season
- 2 Super Cup
- 3 Squad
- 4 Competitions
- 5 Matches
- 6 Players
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Win (W) Draw (D) Loss (L) Postponed (P–P)
|16 June 2010||Dinamo Zagreb||1 – 0||Koper||Hitrec-Kacijan, Zagreb|
|Chago 25'||||Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Dalibor Mlakar (Zagreb)
|24 June 2010||Dinamo Zagreb||0 – 0||Shandong Luneng||Stadion Slobode, Varaždin|
Referee: Kovačić (Križevci)
|26 June 2010||Dinamo Zagreb||2 – 1||Metalurh Zaporizhya||Langenfeld, Austria|
|27 June 2010||Dinamo Zagreb||1 – 2||Viktoria Plzeň||Austria|
|Sivonjić 77'||||Bakoš 34'
Horváth 83' (pen.)
|1 July 2010||Dinamo Zagreb||1 – 1||Olympiacos||Illerstadion, Kempten|
|Sammir 15' (pen.)||||Zairi 85'||Attendance: 500
|4 July 2010||Dinamo Zagreb||2 – 1||Lech Poznań||Austria|
|||Bosacki 65' (pen.)|
|7 July 2010||Mladost Petrinja||0 – 3||Dinamo Zagreb||Gradski stadion, Petrinja|
Referee: Vlado Svilokos (Sisak)
As champions of the 2009–10 Prva HNL Dinamo qualified for the 2010 Croatian Super Cup, a one-off match played between league champions and Croatian Cup winners which serves as a curtain raiser for the following football season. This was the ninth Supercup played since the formation of the Croatian football league in 1992 and the first since 2006, as it is never held when a club wins "The Double" (Dinamo had won three consecutive Doubles in 2006–07, 2007–08 and 2008–09).
The match was decided in an Eternal Derby, as Dinamo played 2009–10 Croatian Cup winners and their greatest rivals Hajduk Split at Maksimir. It was their second competitive match led by the newly appointed manager Velimir Zajec and Dinamo won the game 1–0 through a second-half header by Igor Bišćan after Dodô delivered a corner kick. It was Dinamo's fourth Super Cup win and it later proved to be Zajec's only silverware won with Dinamo as he was sacked on 9 August.
|17 July 2010||Dinamo Zagreb||1 – 0||Hajduk Split||Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb|
|Bišćan 77'||||Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Draženko Kovačić (Križevci)
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Competition||Started round||Final result||First match||Last Match|
|2010 Croatian Supercup||N/A||Winners||
|2010–11 Prva HNL||N/A||1st||24 July||21 May|
|2010–11 Croatian Cup||First round||Winners||22 September||25 May|
|2010–11 UEFA Champions League||QR2||QR3||13 July||4 August|
|2010–11 UEFA Europa League||Play-off round||Group stage||19 August||15 December|
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Dinamo Zagreb (C)||30||22||6||2||52||12||+40||72||2011–12 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round|
|2||Hajduk Split||30||16||7||7||54||32||+22||55||2011–12 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round|
|3||RNK Split||30||16||5||9||38||22||+16||53||2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round|
Updated to games played on 21 May 2011.
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
(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.
Last updated: 21 May 2011.
Results by round
Last updated: 21 May 2011.
Source: Competitive matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.
Results by opponent
Source: 2010–11 Prva HNL article
2010–11 UEFA Europa League
|1||13 Jul||UCL||QR2||H||Koper||5 – 1||7,000||Mandžukić (2), Slepička, Sammir, Etto||Sportnet.hr|
|2||17 Jul||Supercup||N/A||H||Hajduk Split||1 – 0||8,000||Bišćan||Sportnet.hr|
|3||20 Jul||UCL||QR2||AR||Koper||0 – 3||2,000||Sportnet.hr|
|4||24 Jul||1. HNL||1||H||Hrvatski Dragovoljac||4 – 1||350||Morales, Sammir, Slepička, Mesarić||Sportnet.hr|
|5||27 Jul||UCL||QR3||A||Sheriff Tiraspol||1 – 1||10,000||Sammir||Sportnet.hr|
|6||31 Jul||1. HNL||2||H||Rijeka||1 – 2||3,500||Sammir||Sportnet.hr|
|7||04 Aug||UCL||QR3||H||Sheriff Tiraspol||1 – 1||10,000||Sammir||Sportnet.hr|
|8||07 Aug||1. HNL||3||A||Varaždin||1 – 1||3,000||Rukavina||Sportnet.hr|
|9||14 Aug||1. HNL||4||H||Karlovac||4 – 2||400||Sammir (2), Kramarić, Rukavina||Sportnet.hr|
|10||19 Aug||UEL||Play-off||A||Győri ETO||2 – 0||8,000||Rukavina (2)||Sportnet.hr|
|11||22 Aug||1. HNL||5||A||Slaven Belupo||2 – 0||4,000||Rukavina, Sammir||Sportnet.hr|
|12||26 Aug||UEL||Play-off||H||Győri ETO||2 – 1||8,000||Sammir (2)||Sportnet.hr|
|13||28 Aug||1. HNL||6||H||Cibalia||2 – 0||3,500||Vrsaljko, Tomečak||Sportnet.hr|
|14||11 Sep||1. HNL||7||A||Hajduk Split||1 – 1||30,000||Sammir||Sportnet.hr|
|15||16 Sep||UEL||Group||H||Villarreal||2 – 0||21,000||Rukavina, Sammir||Sportnet.hr|
|16||19 Sep||1. HNL||8||H||NK Zagreb||1 – 0||11,000||Barbarić||Sportnet.hr|
|17||22 Sep||Cup||R1||A||Zadrugar||6 – 0||1,500||Bećiraj (2), Kramarić (3), Sylvestr||Sportnet.hr|
|18||26 Sep||1. HNL||9||AR||Lokomotiva||2 – 0||50||Chago, Tonel||Sportnet.hr|
|19||30 Sep||UEL||Group||A||PAOK||0 – 1||25,000||Sportnet.hr|
|20||03 Oct||1. HNL||10||H||Istra 1961||4 – 0||1,500||Sylvestr, Bećiraj, Sammir (2)||Sportnet.hr|
|21||16 Oct||1. HNL||11||A||Osijek||3 – 1||5,000||Sammir, Badelj, Bećiraj||Sportnet.hr|
|22||21 Oct||UEL||Group||H||Club Brugge||0 – 0||22,000||Sportnet.hr|
|23||23 Oct||1. HNL||12||H||Šibenik||1 – 0||3,000||Tomečak||Sportnet.hr|
|24||27 Oct||Cup||R2||A||Karlovac||2 – 0||1,500||Bećiraj, Cufré||Sportnet.hr|
|25||30 Oct||1. HNL||13||A||Inter Zaprešić||3 – 0||3,000||Tonel, Sammir, Ibáñez||Sportnet.hr|
|26||04 Nov||UEL||Group||A||Club Brugge||2 – 0||15,000||Sammir, Bišćan||Sportnet.hr|
|27||07 Nov||1. HNL||14||H||Zadar||1 – 0||4,000||Tomečak||Sportnet.hr|
|28||13 Nov||1. HNL||15||A||RNK Split||1 – 0||4,000||Calello||Sportnet.hr|
|29||20 Nov||1. HNL||16||A||Hrvatski Dragovoljac||6 – 0||1,000||Tomečak, Chago, Ibáñez, Kovačić, Badelj, Bećiraj||Sportnet.hr|
|30||23 Nov||Cup||QF||H||Osijek||2 – 0||1,000||Tonel, Kramarić||Sportnet.hr|
|31||27 Nov||1. HNL||17||A||Rijeka||2 – 0||2,500||Bećiraj, Badelj||Sportnet.hr|
|32||02 Dec||UEL||Group||A||Villarreal||0 – 3||Sportnet.hr|
|33||05 Dec||1. HNL||18||H||Varaždin||1 – 1||1,000||Morales||Sportnet.hr|
|34||09 Dec||Cup||QF||A||Osijek||3 – 1||300||Bećiraj (2), Bišćan||Sportnet.hr|
|35||15 Dec||UEL||Group||H||PAOK||0 – 1||25,000||Sportnet.hr|
|36||26 Feb||1. HNL||19||A||Karlovac||1 – 0||1,000||Šitum||Sportnet.hr|
|37||05 Mar||1. HNL||20||H||Slaven Belupo||0 – 0||500||Sportnet.hr|
|38||12 Mar||1. HNL||21||A||Cibalia||1 – 0||6,000||Bećiraj||Sportnet.hr|
|39||19 Mar||1. HNL||22||H||Hajduk Split||2 – 0||15,000||Badelj, Bećiraj||Sportnet.hr|
|40||02 Apr||1. HNL||23||A||NK Zagreb||1 – 0||3,000||Calello||Sportnet.hr|
|41||06 Apr||Cup||SF||H||Slaven Belupo||4 – 1||1,000||Sammir, Sylvestr, Badelj, Tomečak||Sportnet.hr|
|42||09 Apr||1. HNL||24||H||Lokomotiva||1 – 0||1,693||Sylvestr||Sportnet.hr|
|43||16 Apr||1. HNL||25||A||Istra 1961||1 – 2||2,500||Bećiraj||Sportnet.hr|
|44||20 Apr||Cup||SF||A||Slaven Belupo||1 – 0||3,000||Tomečak||Sportnet.hr|
|45||23 Apr||1. HNL||26||H||Osijek||1 – 0||1,850||Badelj||Sportnet.hr|
|46||30 Apr||1. HNL||27||A||Šibenik||2 – 0||2,000||Morales, Rukavina||Sportnet.hr|
|47||6 May||1. HNL||28||H||Inter Zaprešić||1 – 0||600||Bećiraj||Sportnet.hr|
|48||11 May||Cup||Final||H||Varaždin||5 – 1||5,000||Sammir, Tonel, Bećiraj (2), Badelj||Sportnet.hr|
|49||14 May||1. HNL||29||A||Zadar||0 – 0||2,500||Sportnet.hr|
|50||21 May||1. HNL||30||H||RNK Split||1 – 1||3,000||Badelj||Sportnet.hr|
|51||25 May||Cup||Final||A||Varaždin||3 – 1||3,500||Ibáñez, Badelj, Bećiraj||Sportnet.hr|
|This section does not cite any references or sources. (February 2013)|
Competitive matches only. Updated to games played 25 May 2011.
|Player left the club during season|
|Player joined the club during season|
|2||Fatos Bećiraj B||8||8||–||–||16|
|7||Jakub Sylvestr C||2||2||–||–||4|
|Mario Mandžukić A||–||–||2||–||2|
|Miroslav Slepička E||1||–||1||–||2|
Source: Competitive matches
A: Mandžukić was transferred out to VfL Wolfsburg on 14 July 2010.
B: Bećiraj joined Dinamo in August 2010 from FK Budućnost Podgorica
C: Sylvestr joined Dinamo in August 2010 from ŠK Slovan Bratislava
D: Tonel joined Dinamo in August 2010 from Sporting CP
E: Slepička went on a six-months loan to SpVgg Greuther Fürth in January 2011
F: Etto left Dinamo to join PAOK in January 2011
Unless a country is specified, all clubs play in the Croatian football league system.
|25 May 2010||Leonard Mesarić||Lokomotiva||Free|
|16 June 2010||Arijan Ademi||Šibenik||€120,000|
|18 July 2010||Almir Bekić||Sloboda (Bosnia and Herzegovina)||€100,000|
|31 July 2010||Ante Rukavina||Panathinaikos (Greece)||€700,000|
|1 September 2010||Fatos Bećiraj||Budućnost (Montenegro)||€650,000|
|1 September 2010||Jakub Sylvestr||Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia)||€1,500,000|
|1 September 2010||Tonel||Sporting CP (Portugal)||Undisclosed|
|15 May 2010||Guillermo Suárez||Released|
|28 May 2010||Ivan Turina||AIK (Sweden)||Undisclosed|
|28 May 2010||Ivica Vrdoljak||Legia Warsaw (Poland)||€1,500,000|
|16 July 2010||Mario Mandžukić||VfL Wolfsburg (Germany)||€7,000,000|
|18 August 2010||Ante Tomić||Released|
|20 September 2010||Karlo Primorac||Released|
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