2003–04 Croatian First Football League

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Prva HNL Ožujsko
Season2003–04
ChampionsHajduk Split
5th Croatian title
17th domestic title
RelegatedCibalia
Marsonia
Champions LeagueHajduk Split
UEFA CupDinamo Zagreb
Rijeka
Intertoto CupKamen Ingrad
Slaven Belupo
Matches played192
Goals scored531 (2.77 per match)
Best PlayerNiko Kranjčar
Top goalscorerRobert Špehar (18)
Biggest home winDinamo Z. 7–0 Marsonia
Biggest away winZadar 0–3 Osijek
Marsonia 0–3 Inter Z.
Highest scoringDinamo Z. 7–0 Marsonia
Inter Z. 4–3 S. Belupo
Varteks 3–4 Dinamo Z.
Average attendance2,919

The 2003–04 Croatian First Football League (officially known as the Prva HNL Ožujsko for sponsorship reasons) was the thirteenth season of the Croatian First Football League, the national championship for men's association football teams in Croatia, since its establishment in 1992. The season started on 24 July 2003 and ended on 15 May 2004. Dinamo Zagreb were the defending champions, having won their tenth championship title the previous season. Hajduk Split won the title, after a win against Varteks on 15 May 2004.

Teams[edit]

Stadia and personnel[edit]

Team Manager1 Location Stadium Capacity
Cibalia Croatia Davor Mladina Vinkovci Stadion HNK Cibalia 9,920
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia Nikola Jurčević Zagreb Stadion Maksimir 37,168
Hajduk Split Croatia Petar Nadoveza Split Stadion Poljud 35,000
Inter Zaprešić Croatia Srećko Bogdan Šibenik Stadion ŠRC Zaprešić 5,000
Kamen Ingrad Croatia Nenad Gračan Velika Stadion Kamen Ingrad 8,000
Marsonia Croatia Vjekoslav Lokica Slavonski Brod Gradski stadion uz Savu 10,000
Osijek Croatia Branko Karačić Osijek Stadion Gradski vrt 19,500
Rijeka Croatia Ivan Katalinić Rijeka Stadion Kantrida 10,275
Slaven Belupo Croatia Milo Nižetić Koprivnica Gradski stadion u Koprivnici 4,000
Varteks Croatia Miroslav Blažević Varaždin Stadion Anđelko Herjavec 10,800
Zadar Croatia Stanko Mršić Zadar Stadion Stanovi 5,860
NK Zagreb Croatia Mile Petković Zagreb Stadion Kranjčevićeva 8,850
  • 1 On final match day of the season, played on 15 May 2004.

First stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Hajduk Split 22 18 1 3 46 18 +28 55 Championship group
2 Dinamo Zagreb 22 15 5 2 47 16 +31 50
3 Rijeka 22 8 7 7 26 25 +1 31
4 Osijek 22 8 5 9 36 40 −4 29[a]
5 Varteks 22 7 8 7 21 25 −4 29[a]
6 Zadar 22 7 7 8 37 44 −7 28[b]
7 Kamen Ingrad 22 8 4 10 32 27 +5 28[b] Relegation group
8 Inter Zaprešić 22 6 9 7 22 23 −1 27
9 Slaven Belupo 22 6 8 8 22 27 −5 26
10 Cibalia 22 5 5 12 25 35 −10 20
11 NK Zagreb 22 3 10 9 21 32 −11 19
12 Marsonia 22 4 5 13 25 48 −23 17
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b OSI 3–1 VAR; VAR 1–1 OSI
  2. ^ a b ZAD 2–1 KAM; KAM 2–2 ZAD

Rounds 1–22 results[edit]

Home \ Away CIB DIN HAJ INT KAM MAR OSI RIJ SLA VAR ZAD ZAG
Cibalia 0–1 2–3 1–0 1–1 2–4 3–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1
Dinamo Zagreb 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 7–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 3–0 4–2 1–1
Hajduk Split 3–1 3–1 1–4 1–0 5–0 2–0 4–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–0
Inter Zaprešić 1–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–1
Kamen Ingrad 3–2 0–1 0–1 3–1 5–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–1
Marsonia 1–3 1–3 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 4–1 3–0
Osijek 2–1 3–2 2–3 3–2 3–2 2–1 2–3 0–1 3–1 1–2 5–2
Rijeka 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 4–2 1–0
Slaven Belupo 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–3 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–0
Varteks 1–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–0
Zadar 4–1 2–2 1–3 0–0 2–1 3–2 1–1 3–2 2–0 2–2 1–1
NK Zagreb 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–3 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Updated to match(es) played on 20 March 2004. Source: RSSSF.com
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
1 Hajduk Split (C) 32 25 3 4 63 24 +39 78 2004–05 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Dinamo Zagreb 32 23 7 2 77 25 +52 76 2004–05 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round
3 Rijeka 32 11 9 12 36 41 −5 42
4 Osijek 32 11 6 15 50 57 −7 39
5 Varteks 32 9 11 12 33 42 −9 38
6 Zadar 32 7 11 14 46 71 −25 32
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

Rounds 23–32 results[edit]

Home \ Away DIN HAJ OSI RIJ VAR ZAD
Dinamo Zagreb 3–1 4–1 5–0 4–1 5–0
Hajduk Split 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 5–1
Osijek 2–3 0–1 2–1 4–1 1–1
Rijeka 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 3–1
Varteks 3–4 0–0 2–0 1–1 4–1
Zadar 1–1 2–3 0–3 2–2 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 15 May 2004. Source: RSSSF.com
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 Kamen Ingrad 32 13 7 12 45 36 +9 46 2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
8 Inter Zaprešić 32 11 9 12 40 38 +2 42
9 Slaven Belupo 32 10 10 12 37 39 −2 40 2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
10 NK Zagreb 32 8 12 12 33 41 −8 36
11 Cibalia (R) 32 8 7 17 39 53 −14 31 Relegation play-off
12 Marsonia (R) 32 5 10 17 32 64 −32 25 Relegation to 2004–05 Druga HNL
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated.

Rounds 23–32 results[edit]

Home \ Away CIB INT KAM MAR SLA ZAG
Cibalia 3–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–2
Inter Zaprešić 3–1 3–2 3–0 4–3 0–1
Kamen Ingrad 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0
Marsonia 3–2 0–3 1–1 2–2 0–0
Slaven Belupo 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–1
NK Zagreb 2–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 0–2
Updated to match(es) played on 15 May 2004. Source: RSSSF.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-off[edit]

First leg[edit]

Međimurje2 – 0Cibalia
Kelemen Goal 27'
Domjanić Goal 65'
Report
(in Croatian)
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Vlado Svilokos (Sisak)

Second leg[edit]

Cibalia2 – 2Međimurje
Pavličić Goal 19'
Greer Goal 82'
Report
(in Croatian)
Kresinger Goal 32'
Ribić Goal 58'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Rijeka)

Međimurje win 4–2 on aggregate and are promoted to 2004–05 Prva HNL.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Croatia Robert Špehar Osijek 18
2 Croatia Goran Ljubojević Osijek 16
Croatia Dario Zahora Dinamo Zagreb 16
4 Bosnia and Herzegovina Zoran Zekić Kamen Ingrad 13
5 Croatia Mate Brajković Zadar 12
Croatia Petar Krpan Hajduk Split 12
Croatia Marijan Vuka Marsonia 12
8 Croatia Sandro Klić Rijeka 11
North Macedonia Goce Sedloski Dinamo Zagreb 11

Source: 1.hnl.net (in Croatian)

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