HNK Cibalia

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Cibalia
HNK Cibalia Vinkovci.svg
Full name Hrvatski nogometni klub Cibalia
Nickname(s) Nebesko plavi (The Sky-blues)
Founded 1919; 95 years ago (1919) (as HGŽK Cibalia)
1945; 69 years ago (1945) (as Dinamo Vinkovci)
Ground Stadion HNK Cibalia
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Željko Šarčević
Manager Damir Petravić
League 2. HNL
2012–13 1. HNL, 11th (relegated)
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours

HNK Cibalia, or just Cibalia, is a Croatian football club from the town of Vinkovci in eastern Croatia. Cibalia currently play in the Druga HNL, Croatia's second tier. Their stadium is located in the south part of their home town and can hold 12,000 spectators. The name Cibalia comes from the Roman settlement called Colonia Aurelia Cibalae which was the precursor of the present-day town of Vinkovci. In the period from 1945 to 1990 the club was called Dinamo Vinkovci.

History[edit]

The club was originally founded in 1919 as HGŽK Cibalia Vinkovci, and in 1925 the team merged with local rivals RŠK Sloga. During World War II the club suspended all activities and ceased to exist. After the war re-established clubs Sloga and OFD Graničar merged and formed NK Dinamo Vinkovci which began competing within the Yugoslav football system. The club would see several humble decades before finally making it to the Yugoslav First League in 1982. They played in the top-tier league for five seasons until they were relegated to the Yugoslav Second League in 1987.

In 1990 the team returned its traditional name of Cibalia. The club spent much of the 1990s in the Prva HNL, Croatian top level. It remained in the Prva HNL until the 2003–04 season when it was relegated to the Druga HNL. The club was also penalized by UEFA in the same season with a deduction of six points for failure to fulfill financial obligations related to past player transfers. Nevertheless, in the 2004–05 season, Cibalia outdid all of its opponents in the second league by a large margin, won the promotion playoffs and returned to Prva HNL.

Cibalia also had some success playing in the Croatian Cup, where it reached the final in 1999 (lost to Osijek) and semi-final in 2004, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

The 2009–10 season was Cibalia's best ever season in the top division of Croatian football. They finished third after giants Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Split, having spent most of the season in second position. They qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League but eventually lost to Northern Irish side Cliftonville and exited the tournament.

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 May 2013

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Croatia GK Mladen Matković
2 Croatia DF Josip Gegić
3 Croatia MF Petar Mišić
4 Croatia MF Marin Matoš
5 Croatia DF Mario Lučić
7 Croatia MF Luka Muženjak
8 Croatia FW Jakov Puljić
9 Croatia FW Ivan Koledić
10 Croatia FW Tomislav Pavličić
11 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Mladen Bartolović
12 Croatia GK Michael Paradžiković
13 Croatia DF Dario Župarić
14 Croatia DF Tomislav Jonjić
No. Position Player
15 Croatia DF Matej Mitrović
16 Croatia FW Niko Tokić
17 Croatia DF Stjepan Šimičić
18 Croatia FW Drago Ćorić
19 Croatia MF Petar Filipović
21 Croatia MF Tomislav Jurić
22 Croatia MF Frane Vitaić
23 Croatia GK Ivan Filipović
24 Croatia DF Dario Rugašević
25 Croatia MF Marko Čulić
26 Croatia FW Marko Terzić
28 Croatia MF Tomislav Mazalović
TBD Croatia GK Tomislav Vranjić

Recent seasons[edit]

Season League Cup Europe / Other Top league scorer(s)
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
1992 1. HNL 22 3 9 10 13 24 15  9th  DNQ
1992–93 1. HNL 30 11 9 10 31 30 31 5th R2
1993–94 1. HNL 34 11 13 10 37 27 35 7th R2
1994–95 1. HNL 30 9 10 11 26 33 37 10th QF
1995–96 1. HNL 32 9th R2
1996–97 1. HNL 30 11 0 19 35 56 33 13th R1
1997–98 2. HNL 30 22 5 3 80 19 71 1st R1
1998–99 1. HNL 32 10 7 15 34 44 26 9th RU Ivan Bošnjak 7
1999–2000 1. HNL 33 11 12 10 42 39 45 6th SF Ivan Bošnjak 14
2000–01 1. HNL 32 5 18 9 31 45 33 9th R2 Intertoto Cup R2 Mario Meštrović 7
2001–02 1. HNL 30 9 9 12 34 37 36 10th R1 Mladen Bartolović 6
2002–03 1. HNL 32 12 7 13 39 44 43 5th QF Mladen Bartolović 9
2003–04 1. HNL 32 8 7 17 39 53 31 11th SF Intertoto Cup SF Zoran Ratković 10
2004–05 2. HNL 32 21 8 3 65 23 65 1st R1 Danijel Kuzmanović 14
2005–06 1. HNL 32 9 10 13 33 47 37 9th R2 Mladen Križanović
Aleksandar Stojanovski
Ivan Žgela
4
2006–07 1. HNL 33 9 5 19 33 53 32 10th QF Zoran Zekić 12
2007–08 1. HNL 33 11 7 15 40 48 40 8th QF Željko Malčić 12
2008–09 1. HNL 33 10 8 15 33 53 38 8th SF Željko Malčić 9
2009–10 1. HNL 30 16 9 5 46 20 57 3rd R1 Dino Kresinger 9
2010–11 1. HNL 30 12 8 10 33 24 44 4th SF Europa League QR2 Dino Kresinger 11
2011–12 1. HNL 30 13 6 11 35 35 45 5th SF Mladen Bartolović 8
2012–13 1. HNL 33 9 5 19 29 44 32 11th SF Tomislav Mazalović 7

European record[edit]

Summary[edit]

Competition Pld W D L GF GA Last season played
UEFA Europa League 2 0 1 1 0 1 2010–11
UEFA Intertoto Cup 10 3 3 4 13 16 2003
Total 12 3 4 5 13 17

Source: uefa.com, Last updated on 10 September 2010
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against. Defunct competitions indicated in italics.

By season[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Agg.
2000–01 Intertoto Cup R1 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FK Obilić 3–1 1–1 3–1
R2 Hungary FC Tatabánya 0–0 2–3 2–3
2003–04 Intertoto Cup R2 Belarus FC Shakhtyor 4–2 1–1 5–3
R3 Finland Tampere United 0–1 2–0 2–1
SF Germany VfL Wolfsburg 1–4 0–4 1–8
2010–11 Europa League QR2 Northern Ireland Cliftonville 0–0 0–1 0–1

Player records[edit]

  • Most appearances in UEFA club competitions: 10 appearances[1]
    • Jure Jurić
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 3 goals[1]

All-time total in the Prva HNL[edit]

Points Games Wins Draws Losses GF GA
HNK Cibalia 515 438 129 128 181 470 587

Former football coaches[edit]

 
  • Croatia Davor Čop (interim) (1995)
  • Croatia Mile Petković (1996–97)
  • Croatia Tomislav Radić (1997)
  • Croatia Krasnodar Rora (1998)
  • Croatia Mijo Ručević (1998–99)
  • Croatia Srećko Lušić (1999–2000)
  • Croatia Davor Čop (2000–01)
  • Croatia Mile Petković (2001–03)
  • Croatia Bruno Buhač (interim) (2003)
  • Croatia Srećko Lušić (2003)
  • Croatia Vjeran Simunić (2003–04)
  • Croatia Davor Mladina (2004–05)
   

Sources[edit]

  1. Nogomet 85, Slaven Zambata
  2. Nogomet 86, Slaven Zambata
  3. Nogometno YU prvenstvo 85
  4. Nogometni godišnjak Hrvatska 92
  5. Arena - "Hrvatska na Europskom prvenstvu" 1996.
  6. YU fudbal 87-88 VIII/88
  7. Nogomet - Croatian football news; number 17, May 1999, p58

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cibalia profile". UEFA.com. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 

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