List of HNK Rijeka records

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HNK Rijeka is a Croatian professional association football club based in Rijeka, Croatia, that competes in Prva HNL, the top football league in the country. The club was formed in July 1946 as NK Kvarner, and played its first competitive match on 7 August 1946 against Hajduk Split, winning 2-0. The first goal for the club was scored by Rinaldo Petronio. The first official game was played in the qualifiers for the 1946-47 Yugoslav First League against Unione Sportiva Operaia (Pula), losing 2-1 in Rijeka. Kvarner later won the return leg 4-1 in Pula and qualified for the Yugoslav championship.[1]

This list encompasses the major records set by the club, their managers and their players. The individual records section includes details of the club's leading goalscorers and those who have made most appearances in first-team competitions. The source of data is the definitive history of the club by Marinko Lazzarich.[2]

All stats accurate as of 15 December 2014.

Individual records[edit]

Appearances and Goals[edit]

All-time top 20 appearances[edit]

As of 16 August 2014 (includes only first division matches):

Name Period Games
1 Srećko Juričić 1974–85 293
2 Damir Desnica 1972–84 251
3 Zvjezdan Radin 1974–85 247
4 Miloš Hrstić 1975–84 230
5 Vladimir Lukarić 1958–69
1971–72
202
6 Kristijan Čaval 1996–97
1998–2005
2010–13
198
7 Damir Milinović 1994–2000
2001–04
197
8 Marijan Jantoljak 1960–71 190
9 Mauro Ravnić 1978–88 186
10 Robert Rubčić 1982–84
1985–94
1995–96
184
11 Mladen Romić 1988–94
1995–98
180
12 Ðoni Tafra 1996–2003 176
13 Milan Ružić 1976–83 175
14 Anđelo Milevoj 1963–70 174
15 Roberto Paliska 1984–91
1994–96
172
16 Sergio Machin 1970–82 166
17 Dragan Tadić 1992–95
2003–07
161
18 Adriano Fegic 1977–85 160
19 Mladen Vranković 1960–68 158
20 Mladen Mladenović 1981–89
1993–94
1997–98
156
20 Dalibor Višković 1995–2002 156

All-time top 20 goalscorers[edit]

As of 15 December 2014 (includes only first division matches):

Name Period Goals
1 Milan Radović 1976–81 56
2 Ahmad Sharbini 2002–07
2008–09
54
2 Damir Desnica 1974–85 54
4 Admir Hasančić 1994–2001 46
5 Mladen Mladenović 1981–89
1993–94
1998
44
6 Boško Bursać 1964–72 41
7 Vladimir Lukarić 1958–69
1971–72
40
8 Miodrag Kustudić 1974–78
1982–83
39
9 Bruno Veselica 1954–64 38
10 Janko Janković 1985–88 37
10 Andrej Kramarić 2013– 37
12 Adriano Fegic 1977–85 36
13 Edmond Tomić 1978–84 35
13 Anas Sharbini 2005–10
2013–
35
15 Leon Benko 2012–14 34
16 Radomir Đalović 2007–08
2009–11
33
17 Nenad Gračan 1980–86
1995–96
32
17 Nedeljko Vukoje 1961–70 32
19 Senad Brkić 1994–98 31
20 Tonči Gulin 1963–67 30
21 Danko Matrljan 1982–88 25
21 Nebojša Malbaša 1981–86 25

Awards[edit]

Yugoslav First League top scorers

Season Name Goals
1980–81 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milan Radović 26

Prva HNL top scorers

Season Name Goals
2003–04 Croatia Tomislav Erceg 17
2012–13 Croatia Leon Benko 18

Sportske novosti Yellow Shirt award

Club records[edit]

First competitive matches[edit]

Extreme Results since 1946[edit]

As of 6 December 2014.

Landmarks[edit]

Records against rivals[edit]

As of 6 December 2014.

v. Hajduk Split[edit]

Competition Played Rijeka wins Draws Hajduk wins Rijeka goals Hajduk goals
Yugoslav championship (1946–1991)
League 58 11 23 24 61 90
Yugoslav Cup 5 2 2 1 6 5
Yugoslavia totals 63 13 25 25 67 95
Croatian championship (1992–present)
Prva HNL 63 17 17 29 73 95
Croatian Cup 8 3 5 0 9 6
Supercup 1 0 0 1 0 1
Croatia totals 72 20 22 30 82 102
TOTALS
League 121 28 40 53 134 185
League (H) 61 21 24 16 81 64
League (A) 60 7 16 37 53 121
Cup 13 5 7 1 15 11
ALL TIME 135 33 47 55 149 197
  • Longest sequence of victories:
    • 2 in 1962-63, 1977-78, 2005-06, 2009, 2014.
    • Home: 3 in 2008-09.
  • Longest sequence of unbeaten matches (consecutive matches):
    • 9 in 2012-14 (current).
    • Home: 14 in 1976-90, 15 if only league games are taken into account (1976-92).
    • Away: 5 in 2011-14 (current).
  • Longest sequence of matches without a victory:
    • 12 in 1979-86.
  • Longest sequence of defeats:
    • 10 in 2000-05.

v. Dinamo Zagreb[edit]

Competition Played Rijeka wins Draws Dinamo wins Rijeka goals Dinamo goals
Yugoslav championship (1946–1991)
League 58 16 16 26 61 96
Yugoslav Cup 2 0 0 2 2 8
Yugoslavia totals 60 16 16 28 63 104
Croatian championship (1992–present)
Prva HNL 61 12 11 38 49 119
Croatian Cup 12 5 1 6 13 15
Supercup 2 1 0 1 3 5
Croatia totals 75 18 12 45 65 139
TOTALS
League 119 28 27 64 110 215
League (H) 58 22 19 17 72 62
League (A) 61 6 8 47 38 153
Cup 14 5 1 8 15 23
ALL TIME 135 34 28 73 128 243
  • Longest sequence of victories:
    • 3 in 1980-81, 2014.
    • Home: 5 in 1977-80.
  • Longest sequence of unbeaten matches (consecutive matches):
    • 4 in 1976-79, 1979-82, 1984-87.
    • Home: 13 in 1964-83; 23 if only league games are taken into account (1964-94).
  • Longest sequence of matches without a victory:
    • 11 in 1959-65.
  • Longest sequence of defeats:
    • 8 in 2006-08.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lazzarich, Marinko (2008) (in Croatian). Kantrida bijelih snova. Rijeka: Adamić. ISBN 978-953-219-393-0, pp. 47-8
  2. ^ Lazzarich, Marinko (2008) (in Croatian). Kantrida bijelih snova. Rijeka: Adamić. ISBN 978-953-219-393-0.