NK Pomorac Kostrena

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NK Pomorac
NK Pomorac Kostrena.png
Full name Nogometni klub Pomorac Kostrena
Founded 1921
Ground Stadion Žuknica
Ground Capacity 3,500
Chairman Miroslav Uljan
Manager Alen Horvat
League Druga HNL
2013–14 2. HNL, 8th

NK Pomorac is a Croatian football club based in Kostrena, a suburb of Rijeka, a port city lying on the Adriatic Sea. Kostrena is known for its maritime tradition, which is reflected in the club's name, as the word "pomorac" means "mariner" or "seaman" in English.

Founded in 1921, NK Pomorac is one of the oldest football clubs in Croatia. They currently compete in Druga HNL, Croatian second division. Pomorac had finished the 2009–10 and the 2011–12 seasons in second place, but were declined promotion as they were unable to gain a licence required to compete in top level. From 2012, they have been acting as a farm team for the nearby Prva HNL club HNK Rijeka.[1]

History[edit]

Since the independence of Croatia in 1992 NK Pomorac played in Croatian Third Football League until the 1995–96 season, when they were promoted to the Druga HNL. NK Pomorac played in Druga HNL from 1996–97 to 2000–01, when they were promoted to the Prva HNL, Croatian top tier. The club had two seasons in Prva HNL - 2001–02 and 2002–03. Arguably, the 2001–02 season was the most successful in the club's history, as they finished 7th in the league and managed to reach the semifinal of the Croatian Cup. Since 2003, NK Pomorac have played in Druga HNL, where they regularly performed well and finished among the top teams.

Honours[edit]

Croatia Druga HNL:

Croatia Treća HNL - West:

  • Winners (2): 1995–96, 1998–99

First-team squad[edit]

As of 29 January 2014

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 Matia Torbarina
2 Croatia DF Josip Rudan
3 Nigeria DF Jamilu Collins (on loan from Rijeka)
4 Croatia DF Ricardo Bagadur (on loan from Rijeka)
5 Croatia MF Neven Čuturilo
6 Croatia MF Sanin Muminović
8 Nigeria MF Aliyu Okechukwu (on loan from Rijeka)
9 Croatia FW Vedran Gerc
10 Italy MF Federico Lazzoni (on loan from Spezia Calcio)
11 Croatia MF Dejan Polić (on loan from Rijeka)
12 Croatia GK Simon Sluga (on loan from Rijeka)
13 Croatia DF Mateo Damiš
No. Position Player
14 Nigeria FW Theophilus Solomon (on loan from Rijeka)
15 Croatia DF Matija Petrović
16 Croatia MF Kevin Kokorović (on loan from Rijeka)
17 Croatia MF Matej Mršić (on loan from Rijeka)
19 Croatia DF Tomislav Labudović
20 Croatia FW Ivan Bijelić
21 Croatia DF Marin Grujević
22 Croatia MF Diego Živulić (on loan from Rijeka)
Croatia MF Lovro Benić
Croatia FW Antonio Pejanović
Croatia FW Filip Dangubić (on loan from Rijeka)

Recent seasons[edit]

Season League Cup Top goalscorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Player Goals
1992 3. HNL West "A" 14 7 3 4 17 9 17 3rd
1992–93 3. HNL West 30 14 10 6 46 29 38 3rd
1993–94 3. HNL West 32 19 6 7 68 22 44 3rd
1994–95
1995–96 3. HNL West 30 24 4 2 68 15 76 1st R1 Alen Jurić 13
1996–97 2. HNL West 30 22 3 5 63 16 69 2nd
1997–98 2. HNL West 30 19 5 6 70 17 62 4th
1998–99 3. HNL West 30 23 4 3 65 15 73 1st Rajmond Blažić 18
1999–2000 2. HNL 32 17 9 6 49 26 60 4th PR Ivan Režić 12
2000–01 2. HNL 34 21 7 6 80 30 70 2nd
2001–02 1. HNL 30 12 4 14 36 41 40 7th SF Marin Prpić 10
2002–03 1. HNL 32 7 11 14 42 52 32 11th QF Ivica Karabogdan 9
2003–04 2. HNL South 32 16 10 6 55 39 58 2nd R1
2004–05 2. HNL South 32 13 7 12 37 36 46 7th R2 Nemanja Čorović 16
2005–06 2. HNL South 32 15 13 4 65 31 58 3rd R1 Edi Petrović 15
2006–07 2. HNL 30 11 9 10 53 51 42 8th R1 Ivica Karabogdan 10
2007–08 2. HNL 30 14 7 9 42 28 49 4th R2 David Dujanić 7
2008–09 2. HNL 30 9 5 16 29 45 32 13th QF Edi Petrović 6
2009–10 2. HNL 26 14 5 7 39 22 47 2nd QF Ivor Weitzer 8
2010–11 2. HNL 30 16 8 6 50 23 56 3rd R2 Tomislav Ivičić, Martin Šaban 10
2011–12 2. HNL 28 18 2 8 63 30 56 2nd R1 Ivor Weitzer 14
2012–13 2. HNL 30 13 7 10 51 39 46 7th R1 Dražen Pilčić 18
2013–14 2. HNL 33 10 14 9 24 24 44 8th R1 Matej Mršić 5

Key[edit]

1st 2nd
Champions Runners-up Promoted Relegated

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

References[edit]

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