2017–18 HNK Rijeka season

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Rijeka
2017–18 season
ChairmanDamir Mišković
ManagerMatjaž Kek
StadiumRujevica
HT Prva liga2nd
Croatian CupSemi-final
UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-off round
UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stage
Top goalscorerLeague: Héber (16)
All: Héber (17)
Highest home attendance8,118 v Austria Red Bull Salzburg
(2 August 2017)
Lowest home attendance3,022 v Osijek
(22 October 2017)
Average home league attendance4,850[1]

The 2017–18 season was the 72nd season in HNK Rijeka’s history. It was their 27th successive season in the Croatian First Football League, and 44th successive top tier season.

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition First match Last match Starting round Final position Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
HT Prva liga 15 Jul 2017 19 May 2018 Matchday 1 Runners-up 36 22 4 10 75 32 +43 061.11
Croatian Cup 20 Sep 2017 4 Apr 2018 First round Semi-final 4 3 0 1 8 5 +3 075.00
UEFA Champions League 11 Jul 2017 22 Aug 2017 Second qualifying round Play-off round 6 2 2 2 9 5 +4 033.33
UEFA Europa League 14 Sep 2017 7 Dec 2017 Group stage Group stage 6 2 1 3 11 12 −1 033.33
Total 52 29 7 16 103 54 +49 055.77

Last updated: 19 May 2018.

HT Prva liga[edit]

Classification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dinamo Zagreb (C) 36 22 7 7 68 34 +34 73 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Rijeka 36 22 4 10 75 32 +43 70 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round[a]
3 Hajduk Split 36 19 9 8 70 38 +32 66 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round[a]
4 Osijek 36 14 14 8 53 38 +15 56 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round[a]
5 Lokomotiva 36 14 9 13 47 48 −1 51
Source: PrvaHNL.hr
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored (at home if two teams tied); 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Play-off
(Note: Criteria 2–4 and 7 is only used if deciding champion, teams to international competition or teams for relegation and in that case criteria 6 will not be used).[2]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Since the winners of the 2017–18 Croatian Football Cup, Dinamo Zagreb, qualified for European competition based on league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners (Europa League third qualifying round) was passed to the runners-up, the spot awarded to the runners-up was passed to the third-placed team, and the spot awarded to the third-placed team was passed to the fourth-placed team.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
36 22 4 10 75 32  +43 70 14 1 3 49 13  +36 8 3 7 26 19  +7

Last updated: 19 May 2018.
Source: Competitive matches

Results by round[edit]

Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536
GroundHHHAHHAHAAAAHAAHAHHHHAHHAHAAAAHAAHAH
ResultWWWLLWWWWDWLLLLDWLWWWLWWWWDWLWWWLWDW
Position421234322222233424443433333333322222
Updated to match(es) played on 19 May 2018. Source: Competitive matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MIL AEK RJK AW
1 Italy Milan 6 3 2 1 13 6 +7 11 Advance to knockout phase 0–0 3–2 5–1
2 Greece AEK Athens 6 1 5 0 6 5 +1 8 0–0 2–2 2–2
3 Croatia Rijeka 6 2 1 3 11 12 −1 7 2–0 1–2 1–4
4 Austria Austria Wien 6 1 2 3 9 16 −7 5 1–5 0–0 1–3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Matches[edit]

HT Prva liga[edit]

Source: Croatian Football Federation

Croatian Cup[edit]

Source: Croatian Football Federation

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Source: uefa.com

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Source: uefa.com

Friendlies[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

On-season (2017)[edit]

Mid-season[edit]

On-season (2018)[edit]

Player seasonal records[edit]

Updated 19 May 2018. Competitive matches only.

Goals[edit]

Rank Name 1. HNL Europe Cup Total
1 Brazil Héber 16 1 17
2 Switzerland Mario Gavranović 7 6 2 15
3 Croatia Jakov Puljić 8 1 2 11
4 Austria Alexander Gorgon 7 3 10
5 Ghana Maxwell Acosty 6 1 7
Croatia Domagoj Pavičić 5 1 1 7
7 Croatia Antonio Čolak 6 6
Bosnia and Herzegovina Zoran Kvržić 4 1 1 6
9 Croatia Filip Bradarić 3 3
Croatia Josip Mišić 2 1 3
Romania Florentin Matei 1 2 3
12 Slovenia Matic Črnic 2 2
Montenegro Marko Vešović 2 2
North Macedonia Leonard Zuta 2 2
Croatia Josip Elez 2 2
Croatia Matej Jelić 2 2
17 Croatia Roberto Punčec 1 1
Croatia Dario Župarić 1 1
North Macedonia Stefan Ristovski 1 1
Own goals 2 2
TOTALS 75 20 8 103

Source: Competitive matches

Clean sheets[edit]

Rank Name 1. HNL Europe Cup Total
1 Croatia Simon Sluga 10 3 13
2 Croatia Andrej Prskalo 3 1 4
TOTALS 13 3 1 17

Source: Competitive matches

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Position Player 1. HNL Europe Cup Total
Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card
4 DF Croatia Roberto Punčec 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
7 MF Bosnia and Herzegovina Zoran Kvržić 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
8 DF North Macedonia Leonard Zuta 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 0
9 FW Brazil Héber 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
10 MF Romania Florentin Matei 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
12 GK Croatia Simon Sluga 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
13 DF Croatia Dario Župarić 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 7 1 1
14 MF Ghana Maxwell Acosty 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
15 MF Bosnia and Herzegovina Srđan Grahovac 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
17 FW Croatia Antonio Čolak 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
17 FW Switzerland Mario Gavranović 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
18 DF Croatia Josip Elez 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
20 MF Austria Alexander Gorgon 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
21 FW Croatia Jakov Puljić 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
23 MF Croatia Damjan Đoković 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 MF Croatia Domagoj Pavičić 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0
26 DF Croatia Marin Leovac 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
26 MF Croatia Mate Maleš 3 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 8 1 0
27 MF Croatia Josip Mišić 4 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 8 0 1
28 MF Croatia Filip Bradarić 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 6 2 0
29 DF Montenegro Momčilo Raspopović 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
29 DF Montenegro Marko Vešović 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0
35 DF Greece Charalampos Mavrias 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
77 DF Switzerland Ivan Martić 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
90 FW Croatia Matej Jelić 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
TOTALS 65 5 1 24 1 1 7 1 0 96 7 2

Source: nk-rijeka.hr

Appearances and goals[edit]

Number Position Player Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Total 1. HNL[n 1] Europe[n 1] Croatian Cup[n 1]
3 DF Australia Jason Davidson 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
4 DF Croatia Roberto Punčec 33 1 26+1 1 1+2 0 3+0 0
6 DF Portugal João Escoval 7 0 5+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
6 DF North Macedonia Stefan Ristovski 7 1 3+0 0 4+0 1 0+0 0
7 MF Bosnia and Herzegovina Zoran Kvržić 43 6 17+13 4 5+4 1 2+2 1
8 DF North Macedonia Leonard Zuta 49 2 34+1 2 9+1 0 4+0 0
9 FW Brazil Héber 33 17 18+5 16 8+1 1 1+0 0
10 MF Romania Florentin Matei 14 3 5+3 1 1+4 2 1+0 0
10 FW Bulgaria Valeri Bojinov 2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
11 MF Slovenia Matic Črnic 26 2 4+13 2 0+6 0 3+0 0
12 GK Croatia Simon Sluga 39 0 27+0 0 9+0 0 3+0 0
13 DF Croatia Dario Župarić 46 1 31+0 1 12+0 0 3+0 0
14 MF Ghana Maxwell Acosty 31 7 17+5 6 4+2 1 1+2 0
15 MF Bosnia and Herzegovina Srđan Grahovac 15 0 14+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
17 FW Croatia Antonio Čolak 16 6 14+2 6 0+0 0 0+0 0
17 FW Switzerland Mario Gavranović 29 15 14+3 7 9+1 6 1+1 2
18 MF Croatia Josip Elez 26 2 11+2 0 11+0 2 1+1 0
20 MF Austria Alexander Gorgon 35 10 18+5 7 10+0 3 1+1 0
21 FW Croatia Jakov Puljić 32 11 9+16 8 2+2 1 3+0 2
21 FW Nigeria Goodness Ajayi 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
23 MF Croatia Damjan Đoković 3 0 1+1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
24 MF Croatia Domagoj Pavičić 34 7 20+6 5 4+1 1 3+0 1
26 DF Croatia Marin Leovac 10 0 9+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
26 MF Croatia Mate Maleš 28 0 11+4 0 6+4 0 2+1 0
27 MF Croatia Josip Mišić 32 3 17+2 2 10+0 1 3+0 0
28 MF Croatia Filip Bradarić 42 3 27+2 3 11+0 0 1+1 0
29 DF Montenegro Marko Vešović 29 2 14+2 2 12+0 0 1+0 0
29 DF Montenegro Momčilo Raspopović 8 0 8+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
31 MF Croatia Luka Capan 11 0 4+7 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
32 GK Croatia Andrej Prskalo 14 0 9+0 0 3+1 0 1+0 0
35 DF Greece Charalampos Mavrias 10 0 4+2 0 0+1 0 2+1 0
77 DF Switzerland Ivan Martić 7 0 2+3 0 1+1 0 0+0 0
77 MF North Macedonia Milan Ristovski 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
90 FW Croatia Matej Jelić 12 2 3+4 0 0+3 0 1+1 2
99 MF Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmin Čeliković 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Source: nk-rijeka.hr

Suspensions[edit]

Date Incurred Competition Player Games Missed Reason
15 Jul 2017 1. HNL Croatia Filip Bradarić 1 Yellow card Yellow-red card
7 Aug 2017 1. HNL Montenegro Marko Vešović Yellow card Yellow-red card
1. HNL Croatia Mate Maleš Yellow card Yellow-red card
16 Aug 2017 UCL North Macedonia Leonard Zuta Yellow card Yellow-red card
14 Oct 2017 1. HNL Croatia Josip Elez Yellow cardYellow cardYellow card
22 Oct 2017 1. HNL Croatia Josip Mišić Yellow cardYellow cardYellow card
1. HNL Montenegro Marko Vešović Yellow cardYellow cardYellow card
28 Oct 2017 1. HNL Croatia Mate Maleš Yellow cardYellow cardYellow card
1. HNL Bosnia and Herzegovina Zoran Kvržić Yellow cardYellow cardYellow card
2 Nov 2017 UEL Croatia Josip Mišić 3 Red card
5 Nov 2017 1. HNL Croatia Dario Župarić 1 Yellow cardYellow cardYellow card
2 Dec 2017 1. HNL Croatia Domagoj Pavičić Yellow cardYellow cardYellow card
1. HNL North Macedonia Leonard Zuta Yellow cardYellow cardYellow card
1. HNL Austria Alexander Gorgon Yellow cardYellow cardYellow card
10 Dec 2017 1. HNL Croatia Roberto Punčec Yellow cardYellow cardYellow card
17 Feb 2018 1. HNL Croatia Dario Župarić Red card
11 Mar 2018 1. HNL Croatia Filip Bradarić Yellow cardYellow cardYellow card
18 Mar 2018 1. HNL Croatia Marin Leovac Yellow cardYellow cardYellow card
31 Mar 2018 1. HNL Croatia Roberto Punčec Yellow cardYellow cardYellow card
1. HNL Croatia Antonio Čolak Yellow card Yellow-red card
4 Apr 2018 Cup Croatia Filip Bradarić 3 Yellow card Yellow-red card
13 Apr 2018 1. HNL Croatia Dario Župarić 1 Yellow card Yellow-red card

Overview of statistics[edit]

Statistic Overall 1. HNL Europe Croatian Cup
Most appearances Zuta (49) Zuta (35) Vešović & Župarić (12) Kvržić & Zuta (4)
Most starts Zuta (47) Zuta (34) Vešović & Župarić (12) Zuta (4)
Most substitute appearances Črnic & Kvržić (19) Puljić (16) Črnic (6) Acosty & Kvržić (2)
Most minutes played Zuta (4,219) Zuta (3,066) Župarić (1,080) Zuta (360)
Top goalscorer Héber (17) Héber (16) Gavranović (6) Gavranović, Jelić & Puljić (2)
Most assists Pavičić (12) Pavičić (10) Bradarić & Ristovski (3) Gavranović (2)
Most yellow cards Bradarić & Maleš (10) Župarić (7) Maleš (4) Bradarić (2)
Most red cards Bradarić & Župarić (2) Župarić (2) Mišić & Zuta (1) Bradarić (1)
Last updated: 19 May 2018.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Player Moving from Type Fee
14 Jun 2017 RB Croatia Mihael Rebernik Slovenia Aluminij Return from loan N/A
15 Jun 2017 LB Nigeria Jamilu Collins Croatia Šibenik Return from loan N/A
15 Jun 2017 DM Nigeria Gerald Diyoke Croatia Šibenik Return from loan N/A
15 Jun 2017 GK Nigeria Ayotunde Ikuepamitan Croatia Šibenik Return from loan N/A
15 Jun 2017 RW Bosnia and Herzegovina Zoran Kvržić Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol Return from loan N/A
15 Jun 2017 GK Nigeria David Nwolokor Bosnia and Herzegovina Vitez Return from loan N/A
15 Jun 2017 CF Nigeria Theophilus Solomon Croatia Istra 1961 Return from loan N/A
15 Jun 2017 CF Croatia Dario Vizinger Croatia Hrvatski Dragovoljac Return from loan N/A
23 Jun 2017 CF Brazil Héber Araujo dos Santos Croatia Slaven Belupo Transfer €300,000
29 Jun 2017 CF Croatia Filip Dangubić Slovenia Krško Return from loan N/A
30 Jun 2017 RW Croatia Marin Tomasov Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr Return from loan N/A
1 Jul 2017 CB Croatia Josip Elez Italy Lazio Transfer (buying option) €450,000
4 Jul 2017 CM Croatia Damjan Đoković Italy Spezia Transfer Free
4 Jul 2017 CM Croatia Tomislav Gomelt Italy Bari Transfer €50,000
4 Jul 2017 CB Croatia Roberto Punčec Germany Union Berlin Transfer Free
4 Jul 2017 RB North Macedonia Stefan Ristovski Italy Spezia Transfer Free
4 Jul 2017 RW Montenegro Marko Vešović Italy Spezia Transfer Free
19 Jul 2017 AM North Macedonia Milan Ristovski North Macedonia Rabotnički Loan (until 30/6/2018; option to buy) N/A
24 Jul 2017 CF Croatia Matej Jelić Austria Rapid Wien Loan (until 30/6/2018; option to buy) N/A
31 Aug 2017 RB Greece Charalampos Mavrias Germany Karlsruhe Transfer Free
31 Aug 2017 RW Ghana Maxwell Acosty Italy Crotone Loan (until 30/6/2018; buying obligation) N/A
31 Aug 2017 LB Australia Jason Davidson England Huddersfield Town Transfer Free
31 Aug 2017 SS Croatia Jakov Puljić Croatia Inter Zaprešić Loan (until 14/6/2018; buying obligation) N/A
31 Aug 2017 CM Croatia Domagoj Pavičić Croatia Dinamo Zagreb Loan (until 18/1/2018; option to buy) N/A
19 Jan 2018 DM Croatia Luka Capan Croatia Lokomotiva Transfer €100,000
19 Jan 2018 CB Portugal João Escoval Croatia Istra 1961 Transfer Free
19 Jan 2018 CM Croatia Domagoj Pavičić Croatia Dinamo Zagreb Player exchange for Gavranović N/A
23 Jan 2018 RB Montenegro Momčilo Raspopović Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica Loan (until 15/6/2018; option to buy) N/A
30 Jan 2018 CF Croatia Antonio Čolak Germany 1899 Hoffenheim Loan (until 30/6/2019; option to buy) N/A
2 Feb 2018 CF Croatia Filip Dangubić Slovenia Celje Return from loan N/A
12 Feb 2018 CF Bulgaria Valeri Bojinov Free agent Transfer N/A
12 Feb 2018 CM Croatia Dominik Križanović Croatia Cibalia Transfer €70,000
12 Feb 2018 LB Croatia Marin Leovac Greece PAOK Loan (until 30/6/2018; option to buy) N/A
13 Feb 2018 DM Bosnia and Herzegovina Srđan Grahovac Kazakhstan Astana Loan (until 31/12/2018; option to buy) N/A

Source: Glasilo Hrvatskog nogometnog saveza

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Player Moving to Type Fee
15 Jun 2017 CB Croatia Ante Kulušić Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol End of contract Free
15 Jun 2017 RB Croatia Mihael Rebernik Croatia Slaven Belupo End of contract Free
26 Jun 2017 AM Croatia Franko Andrijašević Belgium Gent Transfer €4.3 million
30 Jun 2017 CF Slovenia Roman Bezjak Germany Darmstadt 98 End of loan N/A
30 Jun 2017 LB Nigeria Jamilu Collins Germany Paderborn 07 End of contract Free
30 Jun 2017 CB Croatia Josip Elez Italy Lazio End of loan N/A
30 Jun 2017 AM North Macedonia Milan Ristovski North Macedonia Rabotnički End of loan N/A
30 Jun 2017 RB North Macedonia Stefan Ristovski Italy Spezia End of loan N/A
30 Jun 2017 RW Montenegro Marko Vešović Italy Spezia End of loan N/A
6 Jul 2017 CF Croatia Dario Vizinger Slovenia Rudar Velenje Loan (until 15/6/2018) N/A
7 Jul 2017 CF Croatia Tomislav Turčin Croatia Rudeš Loan (until 15/6/2018) N/A
11 Jul 2017 CF Croatia Filip Dangubić Slovenia Celje Loan (until 15/6/2018) N/A
11 Jul 2017 DM Croatia Bernardo Matić Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki Brijeg Loan (until 14/6/2018; option to buy) N/A
14 Jul 2017 CM Croatia Dario Čanađija Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana Loan (until 30/6/2018; option to buy) N/A
17 Jul 2017 DM Nigeria Gerald Diyoke Slovenia Krško Loan (until 15/6/2018) N/A
31 Jul 2017 CB Nigeria Bamidele Samuel Ayodeji Croatia Varaždin Loan (until 15/6/2018) N/A
31 Jul 2017 LB Nigeria Muhammed Kabiru Croatia Varaždin Loan (until 15/6/2018) N/A
7 Aug 2017 RW Croatia Marin Tomasov Kazakhstan Astana Loan (until 14/6/2018; option to buy) N/A
9 Aug 2017 RB North Macedonia Stefan Ristovski Portugal Sporting Loan (until 29/6/2018; buying obligation) €2.5 million
14 Aug 2017 GK Croatia Ivan Nevistić Croatia Varaždin Loan (until 14/6/2018) N/A
17 Aug 2017 CF Nigeria Theophilus Solomon Serbia Partizan Loan (until 15/6/2018; option to buy) N/A
21 Aug 2017 CB Montenegro Aleksandar Šofranac Belgium Cercle Brugge Released (mutual consent) Free
31 Aug 2017 RB Switzerland Ivan Martić Romania U Craiova Released (mutual consent) Free
4 Sep 2017 LW Nigeria Goodness Ajayi Israel Hapoel Ashkelon Loan (until 30/6/2018) N/A
4 Sep 2017 CM Croatia Damjan Đoković Romania Cluj Released (mutual consent) Free
10 Jan 2018 CB Croatia Josip Elez Germany Hannover 96 Loan (until 30/6/2018; buying obligation) €500,000
10 Jan 2018 RB Montenegro Marko Vešović Poland Legia Warsaw Transfer €450,000
11 Jan 2018 CM Croatia Josip Mišić Portugal Sporting Transfer €2.75 million
29 Jan 2018 CF Switzerland Mario Gavranović Croatia Dinamo Zagreb Player exchange for Pavičić N/A
31 Jan 2018 LW Romania Florentin Matei Romania Astra Giurgiu Loan (until 15/6/2018; option to buy) N/A
31 Jan 2018 CF Nigeria Theophilus Solomon Cyprus Omonia Loan (until 15/6/2018) N/A
1 Feb 2018 CM Croatia Tomislav Gomelt Spain Lorca Loan (until 30/6/2018) N/A
1 Feb 2018 AM Croatia Matej Šantek Slovenia Gorica Loan (until 15/6/2018) N/A
2 Feb 2018 CF Croatia Dario Vizinger Slovenia Celje Transfer Free
12 Feb 2018 LB Australia Jason Davidson Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana Loan (until 30/6/2018; option to buy) N/A
12 Feb 2018 CM Croatia Dominik Križanović Croatia Cibalia Loan (until 15/6/2018) N/A
26 Feb 2018 DM Croatia Mate Maleš China Dalian Yifang Transfer €450,000

Source: Glasilo Hrvatskog nogometnog saveza

Spending: Decrease €970,000
Income: Increase €10,950,000
Expenditure: Increase €9,980,000

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c First number represents appearances in starting eleven, while the second number indicates a substitute appearance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gledatelji po klubovima 2017-2018". HRnogomet.com. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Propozicije natjecanja za prvenstvo Hrvatski Telekom Prve lige za natjecateljsku godinu 2017/2018" (PDF). hns-cff.hr (in Croatian). 5 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.