2003–04 Croatian Second Football League

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Druga HNL
Season 2003–04
Champions Međimurje (North Division)
Pula 1856 (South Division)
Promoted Međimurje
Pula 1856
Relegated Virovitica
Sloga Nova Gradiška
Orijent

The 2003–04 Druga HNL (also known as 2. HNL) season was the 13th season of Croatia's second level football since its establishment in 1992. The league was contested in two regional groups (North Division and South Division), with 12 clubs each.

North Division[edit]

Play-off Group[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Međimurje (C) (P) 32 21 6 5 70 28 +42 69 0Promotion play-off0
2 Belišće 32 19 8 5 66 27 +39 65
3 Slavonija Požega 32 13 10 9 54 47 +7 49
4 Vukovar '91 32 14 5 13 45 54 −9 47
5 Grafičar Vodovod 32 12 9 11 51 36 +15 45
6 Metalac Osijek 32 10 8 14 48 56 −8 38

Updated to games played on 8 May 2004.
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Play-out Group[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
7 Koprivnica 32 12 8 12 56 58 −2 44
8 Dilj 32 10 10 12 53 57 −4 40
9 Virovitica (R) 32 10 8 14 39 48 −9 38
10 Čakovec 32 9 8 15 45 65 −20 35
11 Valpovka 32 9 4 19 39 71 −32 31
12 Sloga Nova Gradiška (R) 32 7 8 17 29 48 −19 29 Relegation to Treća HNL

Updated to games played on 8 May 2004.
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Note: NK Virovitica withdrew from the competition at the end of the season
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

South Division[edit]

Play-off Group[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Pula 1856 (C) (P) 32 18 8 6 59 33 +26 62 0Promotion play-off0
2 Pomorac 32 16 10 6 55 39 +16 58
3 Segesta 32 15 4 13 51 46 +5 49
4 Šibenik 32 15 4 13 45 42 +3 49
5 Solin Građa 32 15 3 14 56 47 +9 48
6 Novalja 32 14 6 12 43 40 +3 48

Updated to games played on 8 May 2004.
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Play-out Group[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
7 Uskok Klis 32 13 10 9 46 44 +2 49
8 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 32 11 9 12 36 35 +1 42
9 Croatia Sesvete 32 11 8 13 40 47 −7 41
10 Imotski 32 11 5 16 40 44 −4 38
11 GOŠK Dubrovnik 32 9 10 13 33 48 −15 37
12 Orijent (R) 32 2 7 23 23 62 −39 13 Relegation to Treća HNL

Updated to games played on 8 May 2004.
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Promotion play-off[edit]

Međimurje and Pula 1856, winners of the North and South Division, qualified for a two-legged promotion play-off, which took place on 12 and 16 May 2004. The tie ended in a 2–2 aggregate score and Pula 1856 won it after the penalty shootout ended 5–4 in their favor, thereby earning promotion to the Prva HNL for the following season.

12 May 2004
Međimurje 2 – 0 Pula 1856
Kelemen Goal 14'
Ribić Goal 26'
Report
(in Croatian)
Stadion SRC Mladost, Čakovec
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Željko Širić (Osijek)

16 May 2004
Pula 1856 2 – 0 Međimurje
Jerneić Goal 38'59' Report
(in Croatian)
  Penalties  
Ostović Penalty missed
Deranja Penalty scored
Raić-Sudar Penalty scored
Trešnjić Penalty scored
Iftić Penalty missed
Dobrić Penalty missed
Pauletić Penalty scored
Jerneić Penalty scored
5 – 4 Penalty scored Domjanić
Penalty missed Ribić
Penalty scored Šarić
Penalty missed Ratković
Penalty scored Perić
Penalty missed Sesar
Penalty scored Haxhiu
Penalty missed Batista
Stadion Aldo Drosina, Pula
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Edo Trivković (Split)

However, Međimurje had another chance for promotion, as the losing team from the promotion play-off played another two-legged tie against the 11th placed team of Prva HNL, Cibalia. Međimurje won 4–2 on aggregate and was promoted to 2004–05 Prva HNL.

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