NK Slaven Belupo

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Slaven Belupo
NK Slaven-Belupo Koprivnica.svg
Full name Nogometni klub Slaven
Nickname(s) Farmaceuti (The Pharmacists)
Founded June 1907
Ground Gradski stadion
Ground Capacity 3,200
Chairman Hrvoje Kolarić
Manager Željko Kopić
League Prva HNL
2015–16 Prva HNL, 7th
Website Club home page

NK Slaven Belupo, often referred to simply as Slaven and known internationally as NK Slaven Koprivnica, is a Croatian football club based in the city of Koprivnica in the north of the country. They play their home matches at Gradski stadion in Koprivnica.

History[edit]

The first football club in Koprivnica was founded in June 1907, when a student team was formed and named Đački nogometni klub, which is Croatian for Students' Football Club. The name Slaven first appeared when a sports club named HŠK Slaven was founded by the members of the Friedrich family on 20 August 1912 and this is considered to be the foundation date of the present-day club. The club won the Croatian regional championship in 1920. Slaven was subsequently renamed HŠK Victorija, but disbanded six years later due to financial difficulties. Subsequently, the city of Koprivnica was without a football club for four years, between 1926 and 1930.

Between 1930 and 1945, the club was known as HŠK Koprivnica, HŠK Danica and RNHŠK Sloga, before the name Slaven returned with the foundation of FD Slaven. From 1953, the club was known as SD Podravka, before being renamed to NK Slaven in 1958. The name Slaven remains until today, with occasional changes to the name of the club's principal sponsors. The club was thus known as NK Slaven Bilokalnik between 1992 and 1994, after which it was changed to its current name following a sponsorship agreement with the Koprivnica-based pharmaceutical company Belupo.

Slaven gained their first promotion to the Prva HNL in 1997 and have never been relegated. In 2000, they finished fifth in the Prva HNL and qualified for the UEFA Intertoto Cup. In their first Intertoto Cup appearance, they managed to reach the third round of the competition before being eliminated by Czech club Sigma Olomouc after losing 2−0 at home and getting a goalless draw on the road. One year later, they repeated the success and were eliminated by renowned English club Aston Villa with a 3−2 aggregate defeat. In their next two Intertoto Cup appearances, they were even more successful as they reached the semifinals of the competition on both occasions. They were eliminated after losing to renowned clubs Stuttgart from Germany and Lille from France, respectively. Their last Intertoto Cup appearance in 2005 ended in the third round with a 4−0 aggregate defeat to Spanish club Deportivo La Coruña, having lost the first leg by 1−0[1] and the second leg by 0−3.[2]

In 2007, the club reached the Croatian Cup final for the first time, after defeating defending Cup holders HNK Rijeka 3−2 on aggregate. In the final, they lost to Dinamo Zagreb 2−1 on aggregate. Despite having lost the final, Slaven qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time in their history, since Dinamo had already qualified for the UEFA Champions League by virtue of having won the Prva HNL.

Slaven reached the second qualifying round of the 2007–08 UEFA Cup, defeating Albanian side Teuta Durrës 8−4 on aggregate before being eliminated after a 4−2 aggregate defeat to Turkish club Galatasaray.[3] In 2008, Slaven finished runners-up in the Croatian league, which remains their best domestic result to date.[4]

On 28 August 2008 Slaven Belupo qualified for the 2008–09 UEFA Cup by beating Aris of Greece 2−1 on aggregate, thereby achieving arguably the best result in the history of the club.[5][6]

Slaven finished 3rd in the 2011−12 1. HNL, qualifying for the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League. After defeating Portadown 10−2 on aggregate they bowed out to Spanish giants Athletic Bilbao 4−3 on aggregate.

In 2016, Slaven defeated HNK Rijeka 4−2 on aggregate in the 2015–16 Croatian Football Cup semi-final, reaching the final for the second time in their history.

Current squad[edit]

As of 27 February 2016 [7]

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

No. Position Player
1 Slovenia GK Matjaž Rozman
12 Croatia GK Antun Marković
25 Croatia GK Goran Blažević

3 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Aleksandar Jovičić
4 Croatia DF Vinko Međimorec
6 Croatia DF Špiro Peričić
16 Croatia DF Vedran Purić
18 Croatia DF Gordan Barić
19 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Nikola Katić
22 Croatia DF Marko Martinaga
24 Croatia DF Dino Štiglec
26 Croatia DF Božo Musa

7 Austria MF Stefan Savić
No. Position Player
8 Denmark MF Søren Christensen
10 Croatia MF Nikola Pokrivač
11 Croatia MF Goran Paracki
13 Croatia MF David Arap
17 Croatia MF Mario Burić
20 Croatia MF Mario Gregurina
21 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Goran Zakarić

9 Republic of Macedonia FW Muzafer Ejupi
14 Croatia MF Mateas Delić Captain
15 Croatia FW Sandi Križman
23 Croatia FW Marko Marciuš
27 Brazil FW Helder Ribeiro Silva
Republic of Macedonia FW Mirko Ivanovski

Recent seasons[edit]

Season League Cup European competitions Top league scorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Player Goals
1992 3. HNL North 14 7 2 5 30 19 16 3rd ↑
1992–93 2. HNL North 30 11 6 13 47 52 28 10th
1993–94 2. HNL North 30 14 5 11 53 38 33 6th
1994–95 2. HNL North 30 17 6 7 68 25 57 3rd R1
1995–96 2. HNL North 30 25 2 3 81 13 77 1st ↑ R2
1996–97 1B. HNL 30 16 6 8 51 26 54 2nd ↑ R2
1997–98 1. HNL 32 11 5 16 31 56 38 9th R2 Josip Markovinović 6
1998–99 1. HNL 32 10 9 13 39 44 39 7th SF Zoran Slišković 7
1999–00 1. HNL 33 12 13 8 34 34 49 5th QF Marijo Dodik 13
2000–01 1. HNL 32 11 11 10 39 37 44 5th R2 Intertoto Cup R3 Marijo Dodik 16
2001–02 1. HNL 30 11 9 10 34 36 41 6th R1 Intertoto Cup R3 Miljenko Kovačić 9
2002–03 1. HNL 32 12 4 16 37 36 40 7th R2 Intertoto Cup SF Marijo Dodik 12
2003–04 1. HNL 32 10 10 12 37 39 40 9th R2 Srebrenko Posavec 11
2004–05 1. HNL 32 12 9 11 37 41 45 6th QF Intertoto Cup SF Ivica Karabogdan 10
2005–06 1. HNL 32 10 11 11 46 48 41 8th QF Intertoto Cup R3 Marijo Dodik, Igor Musa, Bojan Vručina 8
2006–07 1. HNL 33 14 7 12 40 37 49 5th RU Bojan Vručina 11
2007–08 1. HNL 33 16 6 11 45 29 54 2nd QF UEFA Cup QR2 Stjepan Poljak 8
2008–09 1. HNL 33 16 7 10 46 39 55 4th QF UEFA Cup R1 Bojan Vručina 14
2009–10 1. HNL 30 11 10 9 44 45 43 7th QF Europa League QR3 Mateas Delić 6
2010–11 1. HNL 30 10 10 10 34 30 40 7th SF Leon Benko 8
2011–12 1. HNL 30 14 10 6 41 27 52 3rd R2 Leon Benko 7
2012–13 1. HNL 33 10 9 14 35 50 39 8th SF Europa League QR3 Davor Vugrinec 8
2013–14 1. HNL 36 7 11 18 46 65 32 9th SF Davor Vugrinec 8
2014–15 1. HNL 36 11 9 16 38 49 42 6th R2 Marko Mirić 10
2015–16 1. HNL 36 10 12 14 41 42 42 7th RU Muzafer Ejupi 16

European record[edit]

Summary[edit]

Competition Pld W D L GF GA Last season played
UEFA Cup / Europa League 20 10 2 8 48 24 2012–13
Intertoto Cup 34 17 7 10 50 29 2005
Total 54 27 9 18 98 53

Source: uefa.com, Last updated on 9 August 2012
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against

By result[edit]

Overall Pld W D L GF GA GD
Home 27 18 4 5 65 21 +44
Away 27 9 5 13 33 32 +1
Total 54 27 9 18 98 53 +45

Last updated: 9 August 2012

By season[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Agg
2000–01 Intertoto Cup R1 Northern Ireland Glenavon 3–0 1–1 4–1
R2 Poland Zagłębie Lubin 0–0 1–1 1–1 (a)
R3 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc 1–1 0–1 1–2
2001–02 Intertoto Cup R1 Cyprus Anorthosis 7–0 2–0 9–0
R2 France Bastia 1–0 1–0 2–0
R3 England Aston Villa 2–1 0–2 2–3
2002–03 Intertoto Cup R1 Slovakia OD Trenčín 5–0 1–3 6–3
R2 Portugal Belenenses 2–0 1–0 3–0
R3 Bulgaria Marek Dupnitsa 3–1 3–0 6–1
SF Germany VfB Stuttgart 0–1 1–2 1–3
2004–05 Intertoto Cup R1 Malta Hibernians 3–0 1–2 4–2
R2 Albania Vllaznia 2–0 0–1 2–1
R3 Slovakia Spartak Trnava 0–0 2–2 2–2 (a)
SF France Lille 1–1 0–3 1–4
2005–06 Intertoto Cup R1 Slovenia Drava Ptuj 1–0 1–0 2–0
R2 Romania Gloria Bistriţa 3–2 1–0 4–2
R3 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 0–3 0–1 0–4
2007–08 UEFA Cup QR1 Albania Teuta 6–2 2–2 8–4
QR2 Turkey Galatasaray 1–2 1–2 2–4
2008–09 UEFA Cup QR1 Malta Marsaxlokk 4–0 4–0 8–0
QR2 Greece Aris Thessaloniki 2–0 0–1 2–1
R1 Russia CSKA Moscow 1–2 0–1 1–3
2009–10 Europa League QR1 Malta Birkirkara 1–0 0–0 1–0
QR2 Republic of Macedonia Milano Kumanovo 8–2 4–0 12–2
QR3 Norway Tromsø 0–2 1–2 1–4
2012–13 Europa League QR2 Northern Ireland Portadown 6–0 4–2 10–2
QR3 Spain Athletic Bilbao 2–1 1–3 3–4

Last updated on 9 August 2012

Player records[edit]

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have:

  • Played at least 150 league games for the club;
  • Scored at least 50 league goals for the club; or
  • Played at least one international match for their national team while playing for NK Slaven Belupo.

Years in brackets indicate their spells at the club.

Managerial history[edit]

 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deportivo de La Coruña - NK Slaven Belupo : 1-0 (Match Report) ScoresPro.com
  2. ^ NK Slaven Belupo - Deportivo de La Coruña : 0-3 (Match Report) ScoresPro.com
  3. ^ "Two Turkish sides through to next round of UEFA Cup". NTV MSNBC. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  4. ^ Final table of the Croatian league in 2007-08
  5. ^ "Second qualifying round - 28 August 2008 18:30 CET (18:30 local time) - Gradski - Koprivnica". 28 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  6. ^ "Farmaceuti u kupu Uefe!". 28 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  7. ^ "Ekipa - igrači" (in Croatian). NK Slaven Belupo. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Slaven Koprivnica profile". UEFA.com. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "Roy Ferenčina CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Marijo Dodik CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Petar Bošnjak CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Srebrenko Posavec CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Bojan Vručina CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Silvio Rodić CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Mateas Delić CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Vedran Purić CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 

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