NK Celje

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Celje
Club crest
Full name Nogometni Klub Celje
Nickname(s) Grofje (The Counts)
Rumeno-modri (The Yellow-Blues)
Founded 1919; 95 years ago (1919)[1][2] (as SK Celje)
Ground Arena Petrol,
Celje
Ground Capacity 13,006
President Stevan Đorđević[3]
Head Coach Simon Rožman
League Slovenian PrvaLiga
2013–14 1. SNL, 8th
Website Club home page

Nogometni Klub Celje (English: Celje Football Club), commonly referred to as NK Celje or simply Celje, is an association football club from Slovenia. They are based in Celje, Slovenia's third largest city. They play in the Slovenian PrvaLiga. Together with Maribor and Gorica they are the only club that have participated in every season of the Slovenian PrvaLiga since its formation in 1991.[4]

History[edit]

NK Celje was formed in 1919[1][2] as SK Celje. Soon after the World War II, in 1946, the club changed its name to NK Kladivar (expressionistic term in Slovene for a blacksmith). In 1964 they qualified for the Yugoslav Second League, where they played for two years in a row.

In 1992, year after Slovenia gained independence from Yugoslavia, the club again changed its name, this time to Publikum. They reached the finals of Slovenian Cup in 1993 and 1995, but lost on both occasions, having been beaten by Olimpija and Mura. In 2003, Celje was in a title race with Maribor until the very last, but in the end finished second and also lost Slovenian cup finals against Olimpija in the same year. Two years later in 2005 the club reached Slovenian cup finals for the third time and this time they finally lifted their first trophy, defeating Gorica 1–0 in front of their own fans at the Arena Petrol. Celje were also in the finals the next year, but lost to Koper after the penalty shoot-out.

Stadium[edit]

For most of its early years, the club played at the Glazija Stadium, but moved to the Skalna Klet after merging with ŽŠD Celje in 1967. Since the stadium was in bad shape and could not meet UEFA stadia criteria, the club officials decided to build a new stadium and in 2003 the main stand of the new Arena Petrol stadium was built. The capacity at the time was 3,600 covered seats. After 2003, three new separate stands were build and when the last one opened in 2008, the stadium was completed. The current capacity of the stadium is 13,006 seats from which around 50% are covered. The old stadium is still used as a training facility for the club.

The club also has a smaller third training ground called Olimp, which was renovated in 2005 and is used as a training camp for youth squads of the club.

Domestic league and cup results[edit]

Season League Position Pts P W D L GF GA Cup
1991–92 1. SNL 9 41 40 14 13 13 43 51 Round of 16
1992–93 1. SNL 10 32 34 12 8 14 37 47 Runners-up
1993–94 1. SNL 4 38 30 14 10 6 50 34 Round of 16
1994–95 1. SNL 6 38 30 16 6 8 50 27 Runners-up
1995–96 1. SNL 5 51 36 13 12 11 62 47 Semi-finals
1996–97 1. SNL 4 47 36 12 11 13 55 61 Quarter-finals
1997–98 1.SNL 6 49 36 14 7 15 57 57 Quarter-finals
1998–99 1. SNL 7 42 33 10 12 11 30 35 Round of 16
1999–2000 1. SNL 6 47 33 11 14 8 53 45 Quarter-finals
2000–01 1. SNL 5 50 33 15 5 13 59 52 First round
2001–02 1. SNL 6 48 33 14 6 13 50 39 Round of 16
2002–03 1. SNL 2 55 31 15 10 6 57 38 Runners-up
2003–04 1. SNL 10 39 32 11 6 15 61 52 Quarter-finals
2004–05 1. SNL 3 52 32 16 4 12 47 28 Winners
2005–06 1.SNL 6 49 36 15 4 17 48 59 Runners-up
2006–07 1. SNL 7 45 36 11 12 13 54 51 Semi-finals
2007–08 1. SNL 8 45 36 13 6 17 42 51 Quarter-finals
2008–09 1. SNL 4 53 36 15 8 13 48 39 Round of 16
2009–10 1. SNL 5 51 36 14 9 13 53 56 Semi-finals
2010–11 1. SNL 8 37 36 9 10 17 41 55 Round of 16
2011–12 1. SNL 8 37 36 9 10 17 44 56 Runners-up
2012–13 1. SNL 5 49 36 12 13 11 39 39 Runners-up
2013–14 1. SNL 8 37 36 10 7 19 30 58 Quarter-finals
Totals 1. SNL 0 Titles 1032 793 295 203 295 1110 1077 1 Cup
*Best results are highlighted.

Honours[edit]

League

Winners (1): 1963–64
Runners-up (6): 1936–37, 1950, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1970–71, 1973–74
Runners-up (1): 2002–03

Cup

Winners (1): 1964
Winners (1): 2004–05
Runners-up (6): 1992–93, 1994–95, 2002–03, 2005–06, 2011–12, 2012–13

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1993–94 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Preliminary round Denmark Odense 0–1 0–0 0–1
1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group stage Turkey Antalyaspor 1–1
Israel Maccabi Haifa 1–0
Russia Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod 1–2
Serbia Proleter Zrenjanin 0–0
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round Denmark Aarhus 7–1 0–1 7–2
Second round Slovakia Petržalka 5–0 1–1 6–1
Third round Switzerland Lausanne-Sport 1–1 0–0 1–1 (a)
2003–04 UEFA Cup Qualifying round Republic of Macedonia Belasica 7–2 5–0 12–2
First round Israel Maccabi Haifa 2–2 1–2 3–4
2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round Bosnia and Herzegovina Sloboda 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)
2005–06 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round Bulgaria Levski Sofia 1–0 0–3 1–3
2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Moldova Dacia 0–1 0–1 0–2
2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Norway Tromsø 0–2 2–1 2–3

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 July 2014 [1]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina GK Amel Mujčinović
4 Slovenia MF Blaž Vrhovec
5 Slovenia DF Marko Krajcer
7 Slovenia FW Benjamin Verbič
8 Croatia MF Igor Jugović
9 Slovenia FW Gregor Bajde
12 Slovenia GK Matic Kotnik
13 Slovenia MF Jon Šporn
14 Albania DF Amir Bilali
17 Slovenia FW Matic Marcius
18 Slovenia MF Sebastjan Gobec
19 Croatia MF Danijel Miškić
22 Slovenia GK Mateo Barukčič
No. Position Player
23 Slovenia MF Nino Pungaršek
24 Slovenia DF Matic Žitko
26 Slovenia DF Siniša Borenović
28 Slovenia MF Miha Zajc (on loan from Bravo Ljubljana)
29 Slovenia FW Andraž Žurej
30 Slovenia DF Tadej Vidmajer
32 Slovenia FW Nicolas Rajsel
Slovenia GK Metod Jurhar
Slovenia DF Marko Jakolić
Slovenia MF Blaž Zbičajnik
Albania FW Valon Ahmedi
Slovenia FW Rok Kidrič
Nigeria FW Sunny Ogbemudia Omoregie

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NZS: Klubi" [NZS: Clubs] (in Slovene). Football Association of Slovenia official website. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b NK Celje. "Zgodovina kluba" [Club's history] (in Slovene). NK Celje official website. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  3. ^ NK Celje (26 May 2014). "Novi predsednik NK Celje je dr. Stevan Đorđević" [New NK Celje president is dr. Stevan Đorđević] (in Slovene). NK Celje official website. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Slavko Jerič, Tjaša Corn (13 May 2013). "Bozgo in Tavares edina vijolična kralja strelcev" [Bozgo and Tavares the only purple kings of the goalscorers] (in Slovene). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 

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