NK Osijek

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Osijek
NK Osijek.svg
Full name Nogometni klub Osijek
Nickname(s) Bijelo-plavi
(The White-blues)
Founded 27 February 1947; 67 years ago (1947-02-27)
Ground Stadion Gradski vrt
Ground Capacity 22,050
Chairman Slobodan Tolj
Manager Tomislav Rukavina
League 1. HNL
2013–14 1. HNL, 8th
Website Club home page
Current season

NK Osijek is a Croatian football club from Osijek in eastern Croatia.

History[edit]

NK Osijek's early roots are found in club called NK Udarnik that was formed in 1945 under FPR Yugoslavia's new communist authorities on the ashes of dissolved HŠK Slavija. Slavija was founded in 1916 and competed in the Nacionalna liga of Kingdom of Yugoslavia (country's top division) occasionally, from 1923 until 1940.

In 1946 NK Udarnik and another local club NK Jedinstvo merged to form a new entity – NK Slavonija. The following year, NK Slavonija merged with NK Bratstvo, again creating a new club called NK Proleter. This took place on 2 February 1947, a date that present day NK Osijek considers to be its birthday. Club colors were red and blue, which in the 1970s changed to white and blue. For the first time in the First Division, the club entered the 1953. after unsuccessful attempts 1950. and 1952. It is a historical match was against Borac from Banja Luka. Group was also to ascertain from Ljubljana) 2 August 1953rd when Franjo Rupnik with 5 goals brought the victory of 5–0, in front of 10,000 spectators. After three seasons in the highest rank, Osijek turns in the season when the club was fined and three match teaching. The club has played at the former playground "Kraj Drave", and since the late 1950s to the present, Osijek matches will be played at the stadium in the Gradskom vrtu.On 1 September 1962 NK Proleter joined with the Boxing and Athletic club Mladost and formed a multi-sport Sportsko društvo Slavonija (Slavonija Sporting Society). The football club thus again started competing under the name NK Slavonija.

The club, up to the 1980s, was the second division with a permanent attempt to enter the top-league (especially 1970., 1971. And 1973.) That had been hindered in many ways. It is particularly interesting to take part in qualifying for the major league in 1973 when Osijek after the expulsion Pristina played with Zagreb. In 2nd leg in Zagreb, Osijek lost on penalties in front of a record 64,000 attendance. Finally, 1977. the club enters the elite class, where with the exception of one season, remained until the collapse of Yugoslavia. The biggest successes were the sixth place of 1984 and the Cup semifinals.

In 1992 with start of new Prva HNL, in his first season, playing all the games out of the Gradski vrt, Osijek ends up being the third. In the next two seasons, leads to weaker results, but in the season, Prva HNL Season 1994–95. and 1994–95. Lead by scoring the first league Robert Spehar, Osijek first won in the history of performance in Europe. After relegation from the Slovan from Bratislava, waiting for two seasons until a new statement. Then again Osijek was the third in the Prva HNL next season, and unfortunately dropped from the Anderlecht in the UEFA Cup. It was 3–1 in Osijek and 0:2 in Brussels. That season, led by Jurica Vranjes, win the first trophy Croatian Cup. It was a shocking game, Cibalia led to 93 minute when Mitu equalized, in extra time Lasic scored a golden goal to bring Cup in Osijek. Osijek drops out of UEFA Cup smoothly from West Ham and 0:3 and 1:3, and again won the third place in the league.

Prva HNL 2000–01. and 2000–01. Comes to the renaissance: the first victory against the Dinamo Zagreb in Maksimir in the following nine years, and the passage of the Cup UEFA against the Danish Brøndby (2:1 for Osijek in the Copenhagen and in Osijek 0:0), and two wins against Rapid Wien (2:1 in Osijek 2–0 in Wien) and staggering against the Slavia Prague (after winning 2–0 in Osijek 1:5 defeat in Prague). Osijek in year 2000 ended as autumn Croatian champion, but after a poor game in the spring completed the championship in third place. The club's most famous former player is Davor Šuker, who went on to be the most successful Croatian striker and Golden Boot winner at World Cup 1998.

First-team squad[edit]

As of 22 July 2013

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

No. Position Player
1 Croatia GK Zvonimir Mikulić
2 Croatia DF Andrej Šimunec
3 Croatia DF Antonio Pavić
4 Croatia MF Hrvoje Kurtović
5 Croatia DF Matej Jonjić (on loan from HNK Hajduk Split)
6 Croatia MF Andrej Lukić
7 Croatia DF Davor Špehar
8 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Jasmin Mešanović
9 Croatia FW Ivan Baraban
10 Croatia MF Antonio Perošević
11 Croatia FW Josip Barišić
12 Croatia GK Borna Žitnjak
13 Croatia GK Marko Malenica
14 Croatia DF Ivan Aleksić
15 Croatia MF Ivan Jakovljević
No. Position Player
16 Croatia DF Saša Novaković
17 Croatia FW Marko Dugandžić
18 Croatia DF Marin Glavaš
19 Croatia DF Borna Barišić
21 Croatia MF Mile Škorić
22 Croatia MF Tomislav Šorša
23 Croatia MF Karlo Lulić
24 Croatia DF Jurica Pranjić
25 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Nermin Jamak
26 Croatia FW Alen Grgić
27 Croatia MF Josip Mišić
28 Croatia DF Slavko Bralić
29 Croatia MF Steven Ugarković
30 Croatia GK Filip Lončarić

Stadium[edit]

NK Osijek host domestic matches at Stadion Gradski vrt which has a capacity of 22,050.

Supporters[edit]

See also: Kohorta Osijek

The team's fans are known as Kohorta.

Rivalries[edit]

See also: Slavonian derby

Slavonian derby match between the two largest Croatia Football Club from eastern Croatia, Osijek and Cibalia. Each new match these two great rivals, means a great match on the field, but also in the stands where the overruling of Kohorta from Osijek and Ultrasi from Vinkovci.

Kit manufacturers[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer
1997–06 Macron
2006–08 Kappa
2008–10 Legea
2010–11 Kappa
2011–present Jako

Honours[edit]

In the following table, defunct competitions are listed in italics.

Honours No. Years
League
Yugoslav Second League Winners 5 1952–53, 1969–70, 1972–73, 1976–77, 1980–81
Domestic cups
Croatian Cup Winners 1 1998–99
Croatian Cup Runners-up 1 2011–12
Best European results
UEFA Cup Third round 1 2000–01
UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round 1 2006
Mitropa Cup Third place 1 1981–82

Recent seasons[edit]

Further information: List of NK Osijek seasons
Season League Cup European competitions Top goalscorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Player Goals
1992 1. HNL 22 12 3 7 33 28 27 3rd QF Robert Špehar 9
1992–93 1. HNL 30 11 7 12 40 42 29 6th QF Alen Petrović 10
1993–94 1. HNL 34 12 11 11 56 58 35 8th R2 Antun Labak 16
1994–95 1. HNL 30 16 11 3 65 30 59 3rd SF Robert Špehar 23
1995–96 1. A HNL 32 16 4 12 51 32 52 4th QF UEFA Cup QR Igor Pamić 17
1996–97 1. A HNL 30 12 5 13 40 38 41 8th SF Dumitru Mitu 10
1997–98 1. HNL 32 14 6 12 42 38 48 3rd R1 Petar Krpan 10
1998–99 1. HNL 32 14 6 12 51 39 48 4th W UEFA Cup QR2 Stanko Bubalo 10
1999–00 1. HNL 33 15 8 10 55 49 53 3rd QF UEFA Cup R1 Stanko Bubalo 13
2000–01 1. HNL 32 17 6 9 61 47 57 3rd SF UEFA Cup R3 Nenad Bjelica, Marijan Vuka 9
2001–02 1. HNL 30 11 4 15 45 48 37 8th SF UEFA Cup R2 Milan Pavličić 9
2002–03 1. HNL 32 10 9 13 32 51 39 8th QF Milan Pavličić 11
2003–04 1. HNL 32 11 6 15 50 57 39 4th QF Robert Špehar 18
2004–05 1. HNL 32 9 14 9 41 45 41 8th SF Karlo Primorac 11
2005–06 1. HNL 32 13 5 14 31 48 44 4th QF Josip Balatinac 6
2006–07 1. HNL 33 11 10 12 42 45 43 6th R2 Intertoto Cup R2 Stjepan Jukić 9
2007–08 1. HNL 33 16 6 11 43 34 54 3rd R2 Vedran Nikšić 8
2008–09 1. HNL 33 10 11 12 40 41 41 7th R1 Josip Barišić 8
2009–10 1. HNL 30 13 8 9 49 36 47 5th QF Josip Barišić, Ivan Miličević, Vedran Nikšić 8
2010–11 1. HNL 30 9 12 9 31 29 39 8th QF Ivan Miličević 5
2011–12 1. HNL 30 11 10 9 45 38 43 8th RU Antonio Perošević 7
2012–13 1. HNL 33 9 12 12 25 33 39 7th QF Europa League QR2 Antonio Perošević, Zoran Kvržić 4
2013–14 1. HNL 36 8 9 19 38 64 33 8th QF

Key

League: P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points won; Pos = Final position;
Cup / Europe: PR = Preliminary round; QR = Qualifying round; R1 = First round; R2 = Second round; QF = Quarter-final; SF = Semi-final; RU = Runner-up; W = Competition won;

European competitions[edit]

Summary[edit]

Competition Pld W D L GF GA Last season played
UEFA Cup
UEFA Europa League
22 10 1 11 26 37 2012–13
UEFA Intertoto Cup 2 0 2 0 2 2 2006
Total 24 10 3 11 28 39

Source: uefa.com, Last updated on 26 July 2012
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.
1995–96 UEFA Cup QR Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 0–2 0–4 0–6
1998–99 UEFA Cup QR2 Belgium Anderlecht 3–1 0–2 3–3 (a)
1999–00 UEFA Cup R1 England West Ham 1–3 0–3 1–6
2000–01 UEFA Cup R1 Denmark Brøndby 0–0 2–1 2–1
R2 Austria Rapid Wien 2–1 2–0 4–1
R3 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 2–0 1–5 3–5
2001–02 UEFA Cup QR Latvia Dinaburg 1–0 1–2 2–2 (a)
R1 Slovenia ND Gorica 1–0 2–1 3–1
R2 Greece AEK Athens 1–2 2–3 3–5
2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup R2 Cyprus Ethnikos Achna 2–2 0–0 2–2 (a)
2012–13 UEFA Europa League QR1 Andorra FC Santa Coloma 3–1 1–0 4–1
QR2 Sweden Kalmar FF 1–3 0–3 1–6

Last updated on 26 July 2012

Player records[edit]

Notable players[edit]

The following former NK Osijek players have been capped at full international level. Years in brackets indicate their spells at the club.

 

Former managers[edit]

incomplete list

   

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Osijek profile". UEFA.com. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 

External links[edit]