2015–16 Slovenian PrvaLiga

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Slovenian PrvaLiga
Season2015–16
ChampionsOlimpija (1st title)
RelegatedZavrč
Krka
Champions LeagueOlimpija
Europa LeagueMaribor (cup winners)
Domžale
Gorica
Matches played180
Goals scored439 (2.44 per match)
Best PlayerRok Kronaveter[1][2]
Top goalscorerAndraž Šporar, Jean-Philippe Mendy & Rok Kronaveter
(all 17 goals)
Best goalkeeperNejc Vidmar[1][2]
Biggest home winMaribor 7–1 Rudar
Biggest away winKoper 0–5 Maribor
Highest scoringMaribor 7–1 Rudar
Longest winning run7 matches[3]
Gorica
Olimpija
Longest unbeaten run12 matches[3]
Maribor
Longest winless run13 matches[3]
Krško
Longest losing run5 matches[3]
Krka
Highest attendance14,000[3]
Olimpija 1–2 Maribor
Lowest attendance100[3]
Krka 1–5 Rudar
Total attendance282,490[3]
Average attendance1,569[3]

The 2015–16 Slovenian PrvaLiga (also known as the Prva liga Telekom Slovenije for sponsorship reasons) was the 25th edition of the Slovenian PrvaLiga since its establishment in 1991. Also known by the abbreviation 1. SNL, PrvaLiga was contested by the top ten clubs in Slovenia, for the title of national champions. The season began on 17 July 2015 and ended on 21 May 2016.

Maribor was the defending champion, having won its 13th league title the previous season.

Competition format[edit]

Each team played 36 matches (18 home and 18 away). Teams played four matches against each other (2 home and 2 away).[4]

Teams[edit]

A total of ten teams contested the league, including nine from the 2014–15 Slovenian PrvaLiga and one promoted from the 2014–15 Slovenian Second League.

Winners of the Slovenian second division Krško won direct promotion as champions of the Slovenian Second League. They replaced Radomlje in the top division, who finished at the bottom of the PrvaLiga table, ending their first season in the top division.

This was the first season for Krško in the Slovenian PrvaLiga.[5]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Location of teams in the 2015–16 Slovenian PrvaLiga
Team Location Stadium Capacity1
NK Celje Celje Arena Petrol 13,059
NK Domžale Domžale Sports Park 3,100
ND Gorica Nova Gorica Sports Park 3,100
FC Koper Koper Bonifika 4,047
NK Krka Novo Mesto Portoval 500
NK Krško Krško Matija Gubec Stadium 1,470
NK Maribor Maribor Ljudski vrt 12,702
NK Olimpija Ljubljana Ljubljana Stožice 16,038
NK Rudar Velenje Velenje Ob Jezeru 2,341
NK Zavrč Zavrč Sports Park 962

1Seating capacity only. Some stadiums (e.g. Krka, Krško, Rudar, Zavrč) also have standing areas.

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsors
NK Celje Slovenia Robert Pevnik Slovenia Blaž Vrhovec Legea Cinkarna
NK Domžale Slovenia Luka Elsner Slovenia Darko Zec Taxa Tark
ND Gorica Slovenia Miran Srebrnič Slovenia Alen Jogan Erreà
FC Koper Serbia Milan Obradović Slovenia Leo Štulac Nike Luka Koper
NK Krka Slovenia Miloš Kostić Slovenia Danijel Dežmar Hummel Krka
NK Krško Slovenia Tomaž Petrovič Slovenia Miha Drnovšek Erima
NK Maribor Slovenia Darko Milanič Brazil Marcos Tavares Adidas Zavarovalnica Maribor / Nova KBM / Radio City
NK Olimpija Ljubljana Italy Rodolfo Vanoli Slovenia Darijan Matić Nike Telekom Slovenije
NK Rudar Velenje Slovenia Ramiz Smajlović Croatia Ivan Knezović Joma Premogovnik Velenje
NK Zavrč Serbia Slavko Matić Croatia Lovro Cvek Zeus RM VUK Holding / Tilia

League table[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Olimpija Ljubljana (C) 36 22 8 6 75 25 +50 74 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Maribor 36 19 11 6 78 37 +41 68 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
3 Domžale 36 14 13 9 46 31 +15 55 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
4 Gorica 36 15 7 14 48 49 −1 52
5 Celje 36 11 12 13 32 46 −14 45
6 Krško 36 10 11 15 24 48 −24 41[b]
7 Rudar Velenje 36 11 8 17 34 52 −18 41[b]
8 Koper 36 11 7 18 40 54 −14 40[c]
9 Zavrč (R) 36 9 13 14 32 41 −9 40[c] Qualification for the relegation play-offs
10 Krka (R) 36 8 10 18 30 56 −26 34 Relegation to the Slovenian Second League
Source: Slovenian PrvaLiga (in Slovene), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored.[6]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Maribor qualified for the Europa League second qualifying round by winning the 2015–16 Slovenian Cup.
  2. ^ a b Krško ahead of Rudar Velenje on head-to-head record: Rudar–Krško 1–1, Krško–Rudar 0–0, Rudar–Krško 0–1, Krško–Rudar 1–1.
  3. ^ a b Koper ahead of Zavrč on head-to-head record: Zavrč–Koper 1–0, Koper–Zavrč 3–1, Zavrč–Koper 1–3, Koper–Zavrč 1–0.

Positions by round[edit]

Key
Final round before the winter break
Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Olimpija 1 2 6 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Maribor 5 4 1 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 3 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Domžale 2 5 2 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Gorica 10 6 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Celje 8 8 8 10 10 7 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 10 9 9 9 9 6 6 6 6 6 7 9 9 8 8 8 5 7 5 5
Krško 4 1 4 6 6 6 7 8 9 8 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 10 9 7 7 7 7 7 6 8 8 6
Rudar 9 10 10 9 8 8 8 9 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 9 9 8 9 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 8 5 6 7
Koper 7 9 9 8 9 10 5 7 8 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 7 8 10 7 7 6 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 8
Zavrč 6 7 5 7 7 9 9 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 6 7 9
Krka 3 3 7 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 8 8 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Leader
Second
Third
Relegation play-off
Relegation to 2.SNL

Results[edit]

PrvaLiga play-off[edit]

The two-legged play-off between the ninth-placed team in PrvaLiga and the second-placed team in the 2. SNL was played to determine who is awarded a spot in the 2016–17 Slovenian PrvaLiga.

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Zavrč won the play-off fixture against Aluminij Kidričevo with the score 4–3 on aggregate but the club was unsuccessful in obtaining a licence to play in the top division for the next season, due to financial reasons.[7][8] In 2015 Zavrč acquired goalkeeper Hrvoje Čubić from Croatian third division side Mosor. The transfer costs for the player was 7,000 euros and both teams agreed one thousand to be paid immediately and the rest until 14 April 2016.[7][8] Zavrč paid the last installment on 14 April, however, they were unsuccessful in obtaining a signed paperwork form the Croatian side on time.[7][8] According to club president Zavrč kept informing the Football Association of Slovenia about the issue and eventually they sent the license documentation without the signed document from Mosor, but they did send a bank sheet confirmation that the amount was paid in full.[7][8] The date on the bank sheet was 14 April, however, according to the rules of the Football Association of Slovenia the deadline for the documentation was 31 March.[7][8] On 3 May the club was informed that they do not meet the criteria to obtain a license for the next season.[7][8] Čubić left the club in December 2015.[8]

After their decision the Football Association of Slovenia invited Aluminij Kidričevo to join the top division and the side from Kidričevo accepted.[9][10][11]

Season statistics[edit]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Round Reference
Slovenia Andraž Šporar Olimpija Rudar 5–0 (H) 30 August 2015 8 Report
Slovenia Andraž Šporar4 Olimpija Celje 4–0 (A) 31 October 2015 16 Report
Slovenia Gregor Bajde Maribor Krško 6–0 (H) 5 December 2015 21 Report
France Jean-Philippe Mendy Maribor Krško 6–0 (H) 5 December 2015 21 Report

4 Player scored four goals

Discipline[edit]

Pos Team Yellow card Second yellow card Red card
1 Rudar 101 6 9
2 Koper 99 5 7
3 Celje 85 3 8
4 Krka 89 2 6
5 Zavrč 100 2 2
6 Olimpija 81 4 4
7 Maribor 76 3 5
8 Krško 77 1 4
9 Gorica 74 3 4
10 Domžale 74 2 3
Totals 856 31 52

Source:PrvaLiga official website

Attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Olimpija 78,300 14,000 1,000 4,350 +201.7%
2 Maribor 76,660 12,160 2,000 4,259 −3.3%
3 Krško 23,250 2,400 550 1,292 +250.1%1
4 Celje 21,220 4,100 450 1,179 +4.6%
5 Rudar 18,500 3,000 350 1,028 +81.0%
6 Domžale 18,050 2,600 300 1,003 +8.8%
7 Koper 13,650 2,700 200 758 +56.9%
8 Gorica 13,160 1,800 300 731 +132.1%
9 Zavrč 11,750 2,200 250 653 +31.7%
10 Krka 7,950 800 100 442 −1.8%
League total 282,490 14,000 100 1,569 +45.1%

Note1: Krško played in the Slovenian Second League the previous season.

Awards[edit]

Annual awards[edit]

PrvaLiga Player of the season

PrvaLiga Goalkeeper of the season

PrvaLiga U23 Player of the season

PrvaLiga Team of the season[edit]

Slovenian PrvaLiga Team of the 2015–16 season – SPINS XI.
Player Team Position Ref.
Slovenia Nejc Vidmar Domžale/Olimpija Goalkeeper [1][2]
Croatia Toni Datković Zavrč/Koper Defender [1][2]
Slovenia Matic Fink Olimpija Defender [1][2]
Slovenia Nemanja Mitrović Olimpija Defender [1][2]
Slovenia Nejc Skubic Domžale Defender [1][2]
Slovenia Rok Kronaveter Olimpija Midfielder [1][2]
Slovenia Blaž Vrhovec Celje Midfielder [1][2]
Slovenia Miha Zajc Olimpija Midfielder [1][2]
Nigeria Blessing Eleke Gorica/Olimpija Forward [1][2]
France Jean-Philippe Mendy Maribor Forward [1][2]
Slovenia Andraž Šporar Olimpija Forward [1][2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • "PrvaLiga Statistics". Slovenian PrvaLiga official website. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Peter Dominko (17 May 2016). "Krona Kronavetru, nagrada še Manji Rogan in Mihi Zajcu" [A crown for Kronaveter, an award also to Manja Rogan and Miha Zajc] (in Slovenian). SNPortal.si. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Matej Rijavec (17 May 2016). "Zaradi protesta večine nogometašev ni bilo na podelitvi nagrad" [Because of protest most footballers were not at the ceremony] (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Slovenian PrvaLiga Statistics 2015–16". Slovenian PrvaLiga official website. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Season Rules of 1.SNL". Scoresway. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Confirmed teams of league" (in Slovenian). NZS. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  6. ^ "1.SNL: Season Rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  7. ^ a b c d e f T.O., Danijel Poslek (10 June 2016). "NK Zavrč ogorčen: Kako je lahko 6.000 evrov takšen greh?" [NK Zavrc outraged: How could 6.000 euros be such a sin?] (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "Završka plat zgodbe" [Zavrc side of the story] (in Slovenian). NK Zavrč official website. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Zavrč brez licence za 1. SNL" [Zavrc without a licence for 1. SNL] (in Slovenian). Football Association of Slovenia official website. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  10. ^ "URADNO: Kidričani so sprejeli prvoligaško vabilo" [Official: Aluminij accepted invitation to first division] (in Slovenian). SNPortal.si. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Znan je deseti član 1. SNL" [10th member of 1. SNL is known] (in Slovenian). Ekipa. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016.

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