NK Karlovac

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NK Karlovac
NK Karlovac.svg
Full name Nogometni klub Karlovac
Founded 1919; 95 years ago (1919) (as NK Borac)
Ground Stadion Branko Čavlović-Čavlek
Ground Capacity 5000
Chairman Saša Pavletić/Miroslav Mišić
League suspended
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

NK Karlovac is a Croatian football club based in the town of Karlovac. Currently they are suspended by Croatian Football Federation due to financial irregularities and debts towards former players.

NK Karlovac 1919 is a club that claims to be successor club that plays in the Croatian third league Treća HNL - Center. Legally, the two clubs' track records and honors are kept separate by the Croatian Football Federation.

Karlovac played their home matches at the 12,000-capacity Stadion Branko Čavlović-Čavlek.

History[edit]

Traditionally lower-level minnows, the club's most successful period in the Yugoslav football league system was in the 1970s when they competed in the Yugoslav Second League. After the breakup of Yugoslavia and the formation of the Croatian football league system in 1992 Karlovac spent most of the time playing in Druga HNL and Treća HNL, second and third levels.

Led by manager Igor Pamić, Karlovac won consecutive promotions in the 2007–08 and 2008–09 seasons, which saw them join the top level for the first time in their history. After sixth place in debut season in 1. HNL and equally good second season, financial troubles during 2011–12 season hit Karlovac hard. They faced relegation to second division but due to financial irregularities, Karlovac was suspended by Croatian Football Federation.

In summer of 2012, NK Karlovac 1919 was founded as a successor club but the two clubs' track records and honors are kept separate by the Croatian Football Federation.

Former names[edit]

Originally founded in 1919 as NK Borac, they changed their name in 1920 to NŠK Karlovac. This lasted until 1941 when they merged with several local sides to form ŠK Velebit. Following World War II Velebit was disbanded and re-established as FD Udarnik, which was then renamed in 1948 SD Slavija before adopting their current name NK Karlovac in 1954.

  • Borac (1919–1920)
  • NŠK Karlovac (1920–1941)
  • HŠK Velebit (1941–1945)
  • Udarnik (1945–1948)
  • Slavija (1948–1954)
  • Karlovac (1954–1958)
  • KSD (1958–1960)
  • Karlovac (1960–2012)

Honours[edit]

Croatia Druga HNL:

Croatia Treća HNL - Center:

  • Winners (1): 2004–05

Croatia Treća HNL - West:

  • Winners (1): 2007–08

Recent seasons[edit]

Season League Cup Top goalscorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Player Goals
1992 2. HNL ZG 10 3 2 5 8 17 8 5th
1992–93 2. HNL North 30 8 6 16 41 69 22 14th
1993–94 2. HNL North 30 10 6 14 34 46 26 10th
1994–95 2. HNL West 36 13 8 15 59 35 47 12th R1
1995–96 2. HNL West 34 9 8 17 25 52 35 14th R1
1996–97 2. HNL Centre 30 17 7 6 56 32 58 3rd
1997–98 2. HNL Centre 30 7 6 19 36 59 27 12th
1998–99 3. HNL Centre 30 13 9 8 53 40 48 5th
1999–2000 3. HNL Centre 28 17 7 4 50 17 58 2nd
2000–01 3. HNL Centre 30 10 8 12 43 43 38 11th R1
2001–02 3. HNL Centre 30 14 5 11 53 34 47 7th
2002–03 3. HNL Centre 30 17 4 9 49 36 55 2nd
2003–04 3. HNL Centre 30 14 5 11 50 45 47 6th PR
2004–05 3. HNL Centre 32 19 5 8 73 37 62 1st ↑ R1
2005–06 2. HNL South 32 4 6 22 21 70 18 12th ↓ Saša Kajkut 5
2006–07 3. HNL West 34 13 7 14 46 49 46 12th R1 Ivan Trbušić 12
2007–08 3. HNL West 34 28 3 3 96 20 87 1st ↑ Mario Rac 30
2008–09 2. HNL 30 18 5 7 50 24 59 2nd ↑ R2 Ivan Lišnić 10
2009–10 1. HNL 30 12 11 7 32 23 47 6th R2 Enes Novinić, Zvonko Pamić 5
2010–11 1. HNL 30 11 8 11 25 27 41 6th R2 Karlo Primorac 5
2011–12 1. HNL 30 6 7 17 25 53 24 15th ↓ R2 Enes Novinić 7

Key[edit]

1st 2nd
Champions Runners-up Promoted Relegated

Top scorer shown in bold when he was also top scorer for the division.

Managers[edit]

  • Croatia Igor Pamić (2007–2011)
  • Croatia Srećko Lušić (Mar 2011–Sept 2011)
  • Croatia Damir Petravić (Sep 2011–Dec 2011)
  • Croatia Krešimir Ganjto (Jan 2012–Mar 2012)
  • Croatia Sanjin Lucijanić (Mar 2012–May 2012)

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