|Full name||Nogometni klub Zadar|
|Founded||26 April 1945
as FD Zadar
|2015–16||Druga HNL, 12th (relegated)|
|Website||Club home page|
The first football club in Zadar originated in 1876 and it was named AC Dalmazia. The club was running (mostly in Serie C) until 1945 when the communist government took over the country. A new club was founded on 26 April 1945 as the Fiskulturno društvo Zadar with the departments of football, basketball and athletics. On 9 February 1949, the football department was spun off as NK Zadar.
In 1992 as Zadarkomerc the club was founding member of the Prva HNL. Since then, the club has always played up to five seasons in the first division of Croatia. Since 2001, the club has been officially called NK Zadar.
In 2001, the club was returned to Prva HNL, where it spent four consecutive seasons, but was again relegated after it was heavily defeated by Dinamo Zagreb at Maksimir (7–0), which the match ended at 62 minutes after the Zadar remained with too small number of players due to red cards and injuries of players.
After two seasons the Zadar has returned to Prva HNL on 30 May 2007 after beating NK Pula in the promotion playoff, 6–2 on aggregate, but eight years later Zadar was relegated to the Druga HNL. The catastrophic situation in the club was most affected their results, and Zadar was in the following season again relegated to the Treća HNL.
- As of 2 March 2015
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|1992||1. HNL||22||4||5||13||20||49||13||10th||Mate Šestan||6|
|1992–93||1. HNL||30||9||7||14||30||48||25||12th||SF||Đovani Roso||9|
|1993–94||1. HNL||34||8||17||9||24||36||33||11th||R2||Josip Butić, Anđelko Kvesić||5|
|1994–95||1. HNL||30||7||10||13||33||47||31||13th ↓||R2||Hari Vukas||6|
|1995–96||1. B HNL||30||16||7||7||46||30||55||2nd ↑||SF||Zoran Vujčić||8|
|1996–97||1. A HNL||30||11||7||12||39||45||40||10th||R1||Saša Bjelanović, Joško Španjić||6|
|1997–98||1. HNL||32||10||5||17||36||50||35||6th||R2||Jakov Surać||8|
|1998–99||1. HNL||32||9||7||16||40||54||34||11th ↓||R2||Jakša Krstulović||10|
|1999–2000||2. HNL||32||19||5||8||47||25||62||3rd||R1||Miroslav Vukić||14|
|2000–01||2. HNL||34||18||7||9||40||30||61||4th ↑||R2|
|2001–02||1. HNL||30||9||9||12||43||47||36||9th||R2||Zoran Zekić||14|
|2002–03||1. HNL||32||9||6||17||36||71||33||10th||R2||Dragan Blatnjak||8|
|2003–04||1. HNL||32||7||11||14||46||71||32||6th||R2||Mate Brajković||12|
|2004–05||1. HNL||32||10||2||20||36||70||32||12th ↓||R1||Leonardo Barnjak||11|
|2005–06||2. HNL South||32||15||6||11||52||34||51||7th||R1||Želimir Terkeš||11|
|2006–07||2. HNL||30||20||5||5||55||25||65||2nd ↑||R1||Goran Burčul||10|
|2007–08||1. HNL||33||11||7||15||49||61||40||9th||R1||Želimir Terkeš||21|
|2008–09||1. HNL||33||7||8||18||28||49||29||11th||R2||Želimir Terkeš||7|
|2009–10||1. HNL||30||9||7||14||27||41||34||12th||Antonio Mršić, Ivan Santini||6|
|2010–11||1. HNL||30||11||5||14||31||34||38||10th||Ivan Santini||10|
|2011–12||1. HNL||30||11||7||12||29||44||40||10th||R1||Ivan Santini||10|
|2012–13||1. HNL||33||9||8||15||37||59||35||9th||QF||Stipe Perica||8|
|2013–14||1. HNL||36||10||5||21||35||67||35||7th||QF||Josip Ivančić||8|
|2014–15||1. HNL||36||8||8||20||37||75||32||10th ↓||QF||Ivan Krstanović||6|
|2015–16||2. HNL||33||5||8||20||30||73||23||12th ↓||R2||Vlatko Blažević||10|
Top scorer shown in bold when he was also top scorer for the division.
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 Zadar.
Years in brackets indicate their spells at the club.
- Jakov Surać (1992–1998, 2001–)
- Fahrudin Šehić (1992–1999)
- Zvonimir Jurić (1994–2005)
- Dalibor Zebić (1996–1999, 2001–2005)
- Dragan Blatnjak (2001–2003)
- Josip Bilaver (2003–)
- Želimir Terkeš (2004–2011, 2012–2013, 2014–)
Note: For a complete list of NK Zadar players, see Category:NK Zadar players.
- "History of the club on the official website". Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
- "Jakov Surać CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- "Fahrudin Šehić CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- "Zvonimir Jurić CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- "Dalibor Zebić CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- "Josip Bilaver CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- "Želimir Terkeš CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014.