HNK Rijeka Academy

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Rijeka II
Full name Hrvatski nogometni klub Rijeka II
Founded 4 June 2014; 3 years ago (2014-06-04)
Dissolved 28 May 2016
Ground Stadion Rujevica
2015–16 Treća HNL West, 10th
Website Club website

HNK Rijeka Academy is the youth academy of HNK Rijeka. There are a total of eleven age categories within the academy, the oldest being the Juniori (under-19) and youngest the Morčići (under-8). Rijeka's football academy was officially founded in 1972. More than 400 youth footballers attend the academy.[1]

Training camp[edit]

HNK Rijeka's youth academy are based at the newly built training camp, located in the Rujevica neighbourhood, 4km northwest of the city centre. Officially opened in August 2015 at a cost of €24 million, the training centre was financed by the owners of HNK Rijeka.[2] In addition to four fields that are mainly used by the club's youth teams, the facility also houses Stadion Rujevica, the first team's temporary home ground during construction of new Kantrida.[3]

Rijeka U19[edit]

Rijeka U19 compete in the Croatian Academy Football League (Juniori).

As of 31 August 2017[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Croatia GK Lovro Majkić
22 Croatia GK Ivor Pandur

2 Croatia DF Ivan Smolčić
4 Croatia DF Dominik Mulac
5 Croatia DF Vito Šegon
6 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Jasmin Čeliković
16 Croatia DF Hrvoje Smolčić
Croatia DF Luka Mikulica
Croatia DF Benjamin Ivančević

3 Croatia MF Mateo Bukvić
7 Croatia MF Jakov Mioč
8 Croatia MF Matej Vuk
10 Croatia MF Matej Šantek
No. Position Player
18 Croatia MF Antun Svetić
20 Croatia MF Ivan Lepinjica
21 Croatia MF Jozef Kuqi
24 Croatia MF Nino Mohorovičić
25 Republic of Macedonia MF Milan Ristovski
Croatia MF Denis Bušnja

9 Croatia FW Antonio Dedić
11 Croatia FW Dino Dukađin
13 Croatia FW Mateo Jurešić
14 Croatia FW Emanuel Črnko
23 Croatia FW Josip Mitrović
Croatia FW Matija Matulja

Reserve team (2014–16)[edit]

HNK Rijeka II were HNK Rijeka's reserve team for two consecutive seasons. Rijeka II were formed in June 2014 and initially replaced the club's U19 team. For two seasons, Rijeka II competed in Croatia’s 3. HNL. Following the end of the 2015–16 Croatian Third Football League, in May 2016, the club leadership decided to disband the reserve team.[5]

Seasons[edit]

Season League Top goalscorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Player Goals
2014–15 3. HNL West 30 19 5 6 51 21 62 2nd Filip Dangubić 16
2015–16 3. HNL West 30 13 3 14 43 49 42 10th Dario Vizinger 7

Key

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points won; Pos = Final position.

Staff[edit]

As of 3 October 2017[6]

Honours[edit]

  • Croatian Championship U19 (5): 1981, 1987, 1992, 1996, 2014 [7][8]
  • Croatian Championship U17 (1): 1990
  • Yugoslav Cup U18 (1): 1982 [9]
  • Croatian Cup U19 (6): 1982, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2007
  • Croatian Cup U17 (2): 1989, 1994
  • Kvarnerska Rivijera U19/U17 (Rijeka, Croatia) (20): 1957, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1973, 1975, 1987, 1989, 1992–93, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2009–12, 2014, 2016–17 [10]
  • Bellinzona U18 (Bellinzona, Switzerland) (3): 1955, 1956, 1965 [11]
  • Future Talents Cup U17 (Budapest, Hungary) (1): 2016 [12]
  • Football Friends Foča U17 (Foča, Bosnia and Herzegovina) (2): 2016, 2017
  • Karol Wojtyła Cup U19 (Province of Rome, Italy) (1): 2017 [13]

References[edit]

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