1998–99 Croatian First Football League

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Croatian First Football League
Season 1998–99
Champions Croatia Zagreb
5th Croatian title
9th domestic title
Champions League Croatia Zagreb
Rijeka
UEFA Cup Hajduk Split
Osijek
Intertoto Cup Varteks
Hrvatski Dragovoljac
Goals scored 541
Average goals/game 2.82
Best Player Miljenko Mumlek
Top goalscorer Joško Popović (21)
Biggest home win Varteks 7–0 Šibenik
Biggest away win Mladost 127 0–4 Croatia Zagreb
Highest scoring Zadarkomerc 5–3 Varteks
Average attendance 4,158

The 1998–99 Croatian First Football League was the eighth season of the Croatian top-level football league since its establishment.

Teams[edit]

Stadia and personnel[edit]

Team Manager1 Location Stadium Capacity
Cibalia Croatia Srećko Lušić Vinkovci Stadion HNK Cibalia
10,000
Croatia Zagreb Croatia Ilija Lončarević Zagreb Stadion Maksimir
37,168
Hajduk Split Croatia Ivan Katalinić Split Stadion Poljud
35,000
Hrvatski Dragovoljac Croatia Branko Tucak Zagreb Stadion NŠC Stjepan Spajić2
5,000
Mladost 127 Croatia Mato Šarić Suhopolje Stadion Park
5,000
Osijek Croatia Stanko Poklepović Osijek Stadion Gradski vrt
19,500
Rijeka Croatia Nenad Gračan Rijeka Stadion Kantrida
10,275
Slaven Belupo Croatia Luka Bonačić Koprivnica Gradski stadion u Koprivnici
4,000
Šibenik Croatia Stanko Mršić Šibenik Stadion Šubićevac
8,000
Varteks Croatia Dražen Besek Varaždin Stadion Anđelko Herjavec
10,800
Zadarkomerc Croatia Josip Bajlo Zadar Stadion Stanovi
5,860
NK Zagreb Croatia Zdenko Jurički Zagreb Stadion Kranjčevićeva
8,850
  • 1 On final match day of the season, played on 26 May 1999.
  • 2 Hrvatski Dragovoljac also used Stadion ŠRC Stanko Vlajnić-Dida in Slavonski Brod for their last eight home matches of the season.

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 12 teams, and Croatia Zagreb won the championship. In the first stage upper six teams advance to Championship Group, bottom six to Relegation Group, with 50% of points taken to the next phase of the competition.

First stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Croatia Zagreb 22 17 2 3 44 14 +30 53 Championship group
2 Rijeka 22 17 1 4 35 18 +17 52
3 Hajduk Split 22 12 6 4 38 17 +21 42
4 Osijek 22 11 3 8 37 23 +14 36
5 Varteks 22 9 3 10 40 36 +4 30
6 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 22 6 7 9 17 23 −6 25
7 Šibenik 22 7 3 12 27 45 −18 24 Relegation group
8 Cibalia 22 6 5 11 22 29 −7 23[a]
9 NK Zagreb 22 5 8 9 28 37 −9 23[a]
10 Zadarkomerc 22 5 6 11 27 40 −13 21[b]
11 Slaven Belupo 22 5 6 11 24 37 −13 21[b]
12 Mladost 127 22 5 4 13 22 42 −20 19
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ a b CIB 1–1 ZAG; ZAG 2–2 CIB
  2. ^ a b ZAD 2–1 SLA; SLA 1–1 ZAD

Rounds 1–22 results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] CIB CZG HAJ HRD MLA OSI RIJ SLA ŠIB VAR ZAD ZAG
Cibalia 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–2 1–1
Croatia Zagreb 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 4–2 3–0 2–1 4–1 2–0 4–0 4–0
Hajduk Split 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 5–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–0
Hrvatski Dragovoljac 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 3–2
Mladost 127 0–0 0–4 1–1 3–0 1–4 1–2 0–0 4–0 4–1 2–1 0–1
Osijek 3–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–0 3–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 3–0
Rijeka 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 3–2 4–1 1–0
Slaven Belupo 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–4 1–3 3–1 2–3 1–1 2–1
Šibenik 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 4–1 2–1 0–1 3–1 0–0 4–2 2–2
Varteks 3–0 2–0 1–4 1–0 6–0 2–3 0–1 3–2 7–0 2–1 3–1
Zadarkomerc 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 5–3 1–1
NK Zagreb 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 4–3

Updated to games played on 21 March 1999.
Source: RSSSF.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Championship group[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Croatia Zagreb (C) 10 5 3 2 11 6 +5 45 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Rijeka 10 5 3 2 18 15 +3 44 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Hajduk Split 10 5 3 2 24 15 +9 39 1999–2000 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
4 Osijek 10 3 3 4 14 16 −2 30 1999–2000 UEFA Cup First round
5 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 10 3 1 6 15 21 −6 23 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
6 Varteks 10 2 1 7 10 19 −9 22
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored
(C) Champion.

Rounds 23–32 results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] CZG HAJ HRD OSI RIJ VAR
Croatia Zagreb 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–0
Hajduk Split 1–0 6–1 4–1 1–3 4–1
Hrvatski Dragovoljac 1–1 3–1 3–2 1–2 3–0
Osijek 0–1 1–1 2–1 5–2 0–2
Rijeka 0–2 3–3 3–0 1–1 2–1
Varteks 1–2 1–2 3–2 0–1 1–1

Updated to games played on 26 May 1999.
Source: RSSSF.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation group[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
7 Slaven Belupo 10 5 3 2 15 7 +8 29
8 Šibenik 10 5 2 3 21 14 +7 29
9 Cibalia 10 4 2 4 12 15 −3 26
10 NK Zagreb 10 4 1 5 19 16 +3 25
11 Zadarkomerc (R) 10 4 1 5 13 14 −1 24 Relegation to 1999–2000 Druga HNL
12 Mladost 127 (R) 10 2 3 5 8 22 −14 19
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored
(R) Relegated.

Rounds 23–32 results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] CIB MLA SLA ŠIB ZAD ZAG
Cibalia 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–2
Mladost 127 1–2 0–0 3–3 1–0 2–1
Slaven Belupo 0–1 4–0 3–0 1–0 2–2
Šibenik 1–0 5–0 1–1 5–1 2–1
Zadarkomerc 4–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–2
NK Zagreb 3–1 4–0 2–3 0–2 2–0

Updated to games played on 26 May 1998.
Source: RSSSF.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

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