NK Slaven Belupo

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Slaven Belupo
NK Slaven-Belupo Koprivnica.svg
Full name Nogometni klub Slaven
Nickname(s) Farmaceuti (The Pharmacists)
Founded 20 August 1907; 107 years ago (1907-08-20)
as HŠK Slaven
Ground Gradski stadion
Ground Capacity 4,000
Chairman Stanislav Biondić
Manager Elvis Scoria
League 1. HNL
2013–14 9th
Website Club home page
Current season

NK Slaven Belupo, often referred to simply as Slaven and known internationally as NK Slaven Koprivnica, is a Croatian football club based in the city of Koprivnica in the north of the country. They play their home matches at Gradski stadion in Koprivnica.

History[edit]

The first football club in Koprivnica was founded back in June 1907, when a student team was formed and named Đački nogometni klub, which is Croatian for Students' Football Club. The name Slaven first appeared when a sports club named HŠK Slaven was founded by the members of the Friedrich family on 20 August 1912 and this is considered to be the foundation date of the present-day club. The club won the Croatian regional championship in 1920. Slaven was subsequently renamed HŠK Victorija, but was then disbanded due to financial difficulties and the city of Koprivnica was subsequently without a football club for four years, between 1926 and 1930.

Between 1930 and 1945, the club was known as HŠK Koprivnica, HŠK Danica and RNHŠK Sloga, before the name Slaven returned with the foundation of FD Slaven. Between 1953 and 1958, the club was known as SD Podravka and was then renamed NK Slaven. The name Slaven remained until today, with only the names of the club's principal sponsors being added to it. The club was thus known as NK Slaven Bilokalnik between 1992 and 1994, after which it was given its current name following a sponsorship agreement with the Koprivnica-based pharmaceutical company Belupo.

Slaven gained their first promotion to the Prva HNL in 1997 and have been playing in the league without relegation ever since. In 2000, they surprisingly finished fifth in the Prva HNL and qualified for the UEFA Intertoto Cup. In their first Intertoto Cup appearance, they managed to reach the third round of the competition before being eliminated by Czech club SK Sigma Olomouc after losing 2-0 at home and getting a goalless draw on the road. One year later, they repeated the success and were only stopped by renowned English club Aston Villa F.C. with a 3-2 aggregate defeat. In their next two Intertoto Cup appearances, they were even more successful as they reached the semifinals of the competition on both occasions, only to be eliminated after losing to renowned clubs Stuttgart from Germany and Lille from France respectively. Their last Intertoto Cup appearance in 2005 ended in the third round with a 4-0 aggregate defeat to Spanish club Deportivo La Coruña.

In 2007, the club reached the Croatian Cup final after beating defending Cup holders NK Rijeka 3-2 in the second leg of the semifinals, going on to play Dinamo Zagreb in the final. Although losing to Dinamo in the final, 2-1 on aggregate, Slaven took a place in the UEFA Cup qualifying for the first time in their history, since their opponents had already qualified for the UEFA Champions League by virtue of having won the Prva HNL.

Slaven reached the second qualifying round of the UEFA Cup 2007–08, beating Albanian side KS Teuta Durrës 8-4 on aggregate before being eliminated after a 4-2 aggregate defeat to Turkish club Galatasaray S.K..[1] In 2008, Slaven finished runners-up in the Croatian league, which is their best domestic result to date.[2]

On 28 August 2008 NK Slaven Belupo qualified for the UEFA Cup 2008–09 by beating Aris of Greece 2-0 at their home stadium, to reach an aggregate score of 2-1, thereby achieving arguably the best result in the history of the club.[3][4]

Current squad[edit]

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 Ivan Kardum
3 Croatia DF Dario Melnjak
4 Croatia DF Mato Grgić
5 Brazil DF Edson
6 Croatia MF Ljuban Crepulja
8 Croatia FW Danijel Cesarec
9 Croatia FW Dominik Glavina
10 Croatia MF Petar Brlek
12 Croatia GK Dominik Picak
13 Croatia MF Petar Filipović
24 Croatia MF Hrvoje Barišić
25 Croatia GK Antun Marković
14 Croatia MF Mateas Delić
No. Position Player
15 Croatia FW Davor Vugrinec
16 Croatia DF Vedran Purić
18 Croatia DF Ivan Fuštar
19 Serbia MF Marko Mirić
20 Croatia MF Mario Gregurina
22 Croatia FW Enes Novinić
23 Croatia DF Stjepan Geng
26 Croatia DF Hrvoje Plazanić
30 Croatia MF Filip Ozobić
Croatia MF Ivan Parlov

Recent seasons[edit]

Season League Cup European competitions Top league scorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Player Goals
1997–98 1. HNL 32 11 5 16 31 56 38 9th R2 Josip Markovinović 6
1998–99 1. HNL 32 10 9 13 39 44 39 7th SF Zoran Slišković 7
1999–2000 1. HNL 33 12 13 8 34 34 49 5th QF Marijo Dodik 13
2000–01 1. HNL 32 11 11 10 39 37 44 5th R2 Intertoto Cup R3 Marijo Dodik 16
2001–02 1. HNL 30 11 9 10 34 36 41 6th R1 Intertoto Cup R3 Miljenko Kovačić 9
2002–03 1. HNL 32 12 4 16 37 36 40 7th R2 Intertoto Cup SF Marijo Dodik 12
2003–04 1. HNL 32 10 10 12 37 39 40 9th R2 Srebrenko Posavec 11
2004–05 1. HNL 32 12 9 11 37 41 45 6th QF Intertoto Cup SF Ivica Karabogdan 10
2005–06 1. HNL 32 10 11 11 46 48 41 8th QF Intertoto Cup R3 Marijo Dodik, Igor Musa, Bojan Vručina 8
2006–07 1. HNL 33 14 7 12 40 37 49 5th RU Bojan Vručina 11
2007–08 1. HNL 33 16 6 11 45 29 54 2nd QF UEFA Cup QR2 Stjepan Poljak 8
2008–09 1. HNL 33 16 7 10 46 39 55 4th QF UEFA Cup R1 Bojan Vručina 14
2009–10 1. HNL 30 11 10 9 44 45 43 7th QF Europa League QR3 Mateas Delić 6
2010–11 1. HNL 30 10 10 10 34 30 40 7th SF Leon Benko 8
2011–12 1. HNL 30 14 10 6 41 27 52 3rd R2 Leon Benko 7
2012–13 1. HNL 33 10 9 14 35 50 39 8th SF Europa League QR3 Davor Vugrinec 8
2013–14 1. HNL 36 7 11 18 46 65 32 9th SF Davor Vugrinec 8

European record[edit]

Summary[edit]

Competition Pld W D L GF GA Last season played
UEFA Cup / Europa League 20 10 2 8 48 24 2012–13
Intertoto Cup 34 17 7 10 50 29 2005
Total 54 27 9 18 98 53

Source: uefa.com, Last updated on 9 August 2012
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against

By result[edit]

Overall Pld W D L GF GA GD
Home 27 18 4 5 65 21 +44
Away 27 9 5 13 33 32 +1
Total 54 27 9 18 98 53 +45

Last updated: 9 August 2012

By season[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Agg
2000–01 Intertoto Cup R1 Northern Ireland Glenavon 3–0 1–1 4–1
R2 Poland Zagłębie Lubin 0–0 1–1 1–1 (a)
R3 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc 1–1 0–1 1–2
2001–02 Intertoto Cup R1 Cyprus Anorthosis 7–0 2–0 9–0
R2 France Bastia 1–0 1–0 2–0
R3 England Aston Villa 2–1 0–2 2–3
2002–03 Intertoto Cup R1 Slovakia OD Trenčín 5–0 1–3 6–3
R2 Portugal Belenenses 2–0 1–0 3–0
R3 Bulgaria Marek Dupnitsa 3–1 3–0 6–1
SF Germany VfB Stuttgart 0–1 1–2 1–3
2004–05 Intertoto Cup R1 Malta Hibernians 3–0 1–2 4–2
R2 Albania Vllaznia 2–0 0–1 2–1
R3 Slovakia Spartak Trnava 0–0 2–2 2–2 (a)
SF France Lille 1–1 0–3 1–4
2005–06 Intertoto Cup R1 Slovenia Drava Ptuj 1–0 1–0 2–0
R2 Romania Gloria Bistriţa 3–2 1–0 4–2
R3 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 0–3 0–1 0–4
2007–08 UEFA Cup QR1 Albania Teuta 6–2 2–2 8–4
QR2 Turkey Galatasaray 1–2 1–2 2–4
2008–09 UEFA Cup QR1 Malta Marsaxlokk 4–0 4–0 8–0
QR2 Greece Aris Thessaloniki 2–0 0–1 2–1
R1 Russia CSKA Moscow 1–2 0–1 1–3
2009–10 Europa League QR1 Malta Birkirkara 1–0 0–0 1–0
QR2 Republic of Macedonia Milano Kumanovo 8–2 4–0 12–2
QR3 Norway Tromsø 0–2 1–2 1–4
2012–13 Europa League QR2 Northern Ireland Portadown 6–0 4–2 10–2
QR3 Spain Athletic Bilbao 2–1 1–3 3–4

Last updated on 9 August 2012

Player records[edit]

Managerial history[edit]

 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two Turkish sides through to next round of UEFA Cup". NTV MSNBC. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  2. ^ Final table of the Croatian league in 2007-08
  3. ^ "Second qualifying round - 28 August 2008 18:30 CET (18:30 local time) - Gradski - Koprivnica". 28 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  4. ^ "Farmaceuti u kupu Uefe!". 28 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  5. ^ a b "Slaven Koprivnica profile". UEFA.com. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 

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