2014–15 in Croatian football

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Football in Croatia
Season2014–15
Men's football
Prva HNLDinamo Zagreb
Druga HNLInter Zaprešić
Treća HNLDinamo Zagreb II (West)
Šibenik (South)
Slavija Pleternica (East)
Croatian CupDinamo Zagreb
Croatian SupercupRijeka
2013–14 Croatia 2015–16

The following article presents a summary of the 2014–15 football season in Croatia, which is the 24th season of competitive football in the country.

National teams[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score Croatia scorer(s) Report
UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying - Group stage
9 September 2014 Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb  Malta 2–0 Modrić, Kramarić UEFA.com
10 October 2014 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia  Bulgaria 1–0 Bodurov (o.g.) UEFA.com
13 October 2014 Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek  Azerbaijan 6–0 Kramarić, Perišić (2), Brozović, Modrić, Sadygov (o.g.) UEFA.com
16 November 2014 San Siro, Milan  Italy 1–1 Perišić UEFA.com
28 March 2015 Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb  Norway 5–1 Brozović, Perišić, Olić, Schildenfeld, Pranjić UEFA.com
12 June 2015 Stadion Poljud, Split  Italy 1–1 Mandžukić UEFA.com
Friendly fixtures
4 September 2014 Stadion Aldo Drosina, Pula  Cyprus 2–0 Mandžukić (2) HNS-CFF.hr
12 November 2014 Boleyn Ground, London  Argentina 1–2 Sharbini HNS-CFF.hr
7 June 2015 Stadion Anđelko Herjavec, Varaždin  Gibraltar 4–0 Sharbini, Kovačić, Mandžukić, Kramarić

Croatia U21[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score Croatia scorer(s) Report
2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification - Group stage
3 September 2014 Zemgales Olympic Centre, Jelgava  Latvia 3–1 Bagarić, Rebić, Župarić UEFA.com
2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification - Play-offs
10 October 2014 Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton  England 1–2 Livaja UEFA.com
14 October 2014 Stadion HNK Cibalia, Vinkovci  England 1–2 Livaja UEFA.com
Friendly fixtures
13 August 2014 Gradski stadion, Sinj  Montenegro 0–0 HNS-CFF.hr
13 November 2014 Stadion Šubićevac, Šibenik  Norway 3–0 Pašalić, Ćaleta-Car, Šimunović HNS-CFF.hr
26 March 2015 Stadion Sv. Josip Radnik, Sesvete  Montenegro 3–1 Perić, Mišić, Krovinović HNS-CFF.hr
30 March 2015 Peristeri Stadium, Athens  Greece 2–0 Rog, Pašalić HNS-CFF.hr

Croatia U19[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score Croatia scorer(s) Report
2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification - Qualifying round
7 October 2014 Gradski stadion, Sinj  Estonia 1–0 Roguljić UEFA.com
9 October 2014 Stadion Hrvatski vitezovi, Dugopolje  Iceland 4–1 Ćaleta-Car, Šunjić, Benković, Džalto UEFA.com
12 October 2014 Stadion Šubićevac, Šibenik  Turkey 0–0 UEFA.com
2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification - Elite round
26 March 2015 Lindabrunn Stadium, Enzesfeld-Lindabrunn  Italy 2–2 Roguljić (2) UEFA.com
28 March 2015 Stadion Wiener Neustadt, Wiener Neustadt  Austria 0–2 UEFA.com
31 March 2015 Lindabrunn Stadium, Enzesfeld-Lindabrunn  Scotland 1–1 Bašić UEFA.com
Friendly fixtures
2 August 2014  Azerbaijan 0–1 HNS-CFF.hr
5 August 2014  Albania 0–1 HNS-CFF.hr
13 August 2014 Campo Comunale di Manzano, Manzano  Italy 2–1 Brodić, Roguljić HNS-CFF.hr
10 September 2014 ŠRC Stanko Vlainić - Dida, Slavonski Brod  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–1 Maloku HNS-CFF.hr
12 September 2014 Stadion Goal, Orašje  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–1 Klarić HNS-CFF.hr
24 February 2015 Sportski centar NS Srbije, Stara Pazova  Serbia 2–4 Šunjić, Lulić HNS-CFF.hr
26 February 2015 Sportski centar NS Srbije, Stara Pazova  Serbia 1–2 Šunjić HNS-CFF.hr
26 May 2015 Aspire Dome, Doha  New Zealand 4–1 Matić (2), Mudražija, Džalto HNS-CFF.hr

Croatia U17[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score Croatia scorer(s) Report
2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification - Qualifying round
21 October 2014 Grosics Gyula Stadion, Tatabánya  Kazakhstan 8–1 Moro, Lovren (2), Brekalo (2), Sosa, Crnički (2) UEFA.com
23 October 2014 Grosics Gyula Stadion, Tatabánya  Israel 0–0 UEFA.com
26 October 2014 Globall Football Park, Telki  Hungary 2–1 Lovren, Pasariček UEFA.com
2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification - Elite round
17 March 2015 Bakcell Arena, Baku  Azerbaijan 4–0 Majić (2), Erlić, Blečić UEFA.com
19 March 2015 Ismet Qaibov Stadium, Baku  Serbia 3–0 Moro, Brekalo, Blečić UEFA.com
22 March 2015 Baku FC Stadium, Baku  Portugal 1–0 Moro UEFA.com
2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship - Group stage
6 May 2015 Beroe Stadium, Stara Zagora  Bulgaria 2–0 Babić, Blečić UEFA.com
9 May 2015 Arena Sozopol, Sozopol  Austria 1–0 Lovren UEFA.com
12 May 2015 Hadzhi Dimitar Stadium, Sliven  Spain 0–0 UEFA.com
2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship - Knockout stage
15 May 2015 Lazur Stadium, Burgas  Belgium 1–1 (3–5 p) Majić UEFA.com
19 May 2015 Arena Sozopol, Sozopol  Italy 1–0 Moro UEFA.com
Friendly fixtures
16 September 2014 Dinamovo igralište br. 3, Zagreb  Armenia 4–0 Soldo, Brekalo (2), Majić HNS-CFF.hr
18 September 2014 Stadion Lučko, Zagreb  Armenia 4–1 Markota, Olujić, Kotlar, Brekalo HNS-CFF.hr
24 February 2015 Dinamovo igralište br. 3, Zagreb  Republic of Ireland 4–3 Markota, Brekalo, Moro, Blečić HNS-CFF.hr
26 February 2015 Dinamovo igralište br. 3, Zagreb  Republic of Ireland 2–1 Brekalo, Blečić HNS-CFF.hr

League tables[edit]

Prva HNL[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dinamo Zagreb (C) 36 26 10 0 85 21 +64 88 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Rijeka 36 22 9 5 76 29 +47 75 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round
3 Hajduk Split[a] 36 15 8 13 59 56 +3 50 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
4 Lokomotiva 36 13 7 16 59 68 −9 46
5 NK Zagreb 36 13 7 16 45 54 −9 46
6 Slaven Belupo 36 11 9 16 38 49 −11 42
7 RNK Split 36 9 14 13 42 49 −7 41
8 Osijek 36 10 6 20 42 59 −17 36
9 Istra 1961 36 7 14 15 36 59 −23 35 Qualification to relegation play-off
10 Zadar (R) 36 8 8 20 37 75 −38 32 Relegation to Croatian Second Football League
Source: Croatian Football Statistics
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
For deciding champions, qualification to UEFA Europa League and relegation: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Hajduk Split were deducted 3 points for not showing up for the match against Dinamo Zagreb in the 16th round.

Druga HNL[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Inter Zaprešić (C, P) 30 17 7 6 48 25 +23 58 Promotion to Croatian First Football League
2 Sesvete 30 15 8 7 53 30 +23 53 Qualification to promotion play-off
3 Gorica 30 13 12 5 46 26 +20 51
4 Rudeš 30 10 12 8 36 28 +8 42
5 Imotski 30 9 11 10 31 38 −7 38
6 Cibalia 30 10 8 12 36 44 −8 38
7 Dugopolje 30 7 13 10 27 32 −5 34
8 Segesta 30 9 7 14 31 42 −11 34
9 Lučko 30 8 9 13 24 35 −11 33
10 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 30 8 9 13 30 42 −12 33 Relegation to Croatian Third Football League
11 Bistra (R) 30 5 12 13 18 38 −20 27
12 Pomorac 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdraw from the league
Source: Druga-HNL.com, Sportnet.hr (in Croatian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored
For deciding champion, promotion and relegation: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Croatian clubs in Europe[edit]

Summary[edit]

Club Competition Starting round Final round Matches played
Dinamo Zagreb Champions League 2nd qualifying round Europa League - Group stage 12
Rijeka Europa League 2nd qualifying round Group stage 12
Hajduk Split Europa League 2nd qualifying round Play-off round 6
RNK Split Europa League 1st qualifying round Play-off round 8

Dinamo Zagreb[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score Dinamo Zagreb scorer(s) Report
2014–15 Champions League - Second qualifying round
15 July 2014 Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius 2–0 Soudani, Antolić UEFA.com
22 July 2014 LFF Stadium, Vilnius Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius 2–0 Soudani, Šimunić UEFA.com
2014–15 Champions League - Third qualifying round
30 July 2014 Nordjyske Arena, Aalborg Denmark AaB 1–0 Brozović UEFA.com
6 August 2014 Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb Denmark AaB 0–2 UEFA.com
2014–15 Europa League - Play-off round
21 August 2014 Ilie Oană Stadium, Ploiești Romania Petrolul Ploiești 3–1 Čop (2), Machado UEFA.com
28 August 2014 Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb Romania Petrolul Ploiești 2–1 Čop, Antolić UEFA.com
2014–15 Europa League - Group stage
18 September 2014 Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb Romania Astra Giurgiu 5–1 Soudani (3), Henríquez, Ćorić UEFA.com
2 October 2014 Celtic Park, Glasgow Scotland Celtic 0–1 UEFA.com
23 October 2014 Red Bull Arena, Wals-Siezenheim Austria Red Bull Salzburg 2–4 Ademi, Henríquez UEFA.com
6 November 2014 Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb Austria Red Bull Salzburg 1–5 Henríquez UEFA.com
27 November 2014 Stadionul Marin Anastasovici, Giurgiu Romania Astra Giurgiu 0–1 UEFA.com
11 December 2014 Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb Scotland Celtic 4–3 Pjaca (3), Brozović UEFA.com

Rijeka[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score Rijeka scorer(s) Report
2014–15 Europa League - Second qualifying round
17 July 2014 Stadion Kantrida, Rijeka Hungary Ferencváros 1–0 Krstanović UEFA.com
24 July 2014 Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest Hungary Ferencváros 2–1 Krstanović, Samardžić UEFA.com
2014–15 Europa League - Third qualifying round
31 July 2014 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn Faroe Islands Víkingur 5–1 Lešković, Kvržić (2), Jahović, Kramarić UEFA.com
7 August 2014 Stadion Kantrida, Rijeka Faroe Islands Víkingur 4–0 Jahović (3), Jacobsen (o.g.) UEFA.com
2014–15 Europa League - Play-off round
21 August 2014 Stadion Kantrida, Rijeka Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 1–0 Leovac UEFA.com
28 August 2014 Sheriff Stadium, Tiraspol Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 3–0 Ligger (o.g.), Kramarić, Moisés UEFA.com
2014–15 Europa League - Group stage
18 September 2014 Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liège Belgium Standard Liège 0–2 UEFA.com
2 October 2014 Stadion Kantrida, Rijeka Spain Sevilla 2–2 Kramarić, Kvržić UEFA.com
23 October 2014 Stadion Kantrida, Rijeka Netherlands Feyenoord 3–1 Kramarić (3) UEFA.com
6 November 2014 De Kuip, Rotterdam Netherlands Feyenoord 0–2 UEFA.com
27 November 2014 Stadion Kantrida, Rijeka Belgium Standard Liège 2–0 Moisés, Kramarić UEFA.com
11 December 2014 Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, Seville Spain Sevilla 0–1 UEFA.com

Hajduk Split[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score Hajduk Split scorer(s) Report
2014–15 Europa League - Second qualifying round
17 July 2014 Oriel Park, Dundalk Republic of Ireland Dundalk 2–0 Caktaš, Vlašić UEFA.com
24 July 2014 Stadion Poljud, Split Republic of Ireland Dundalk 1–2 Kouassi UEFA.com
2014–15 Europa League - Third qualifying round
31 July 2014 Shakhter Stadium, Karagandy Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy 2–4 Gotal, Caktaš UEFA.com
7 August 2014 Stadion Poljud, Split Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy 3–0 Sušić, Maglica, Gotal UEFA.com
2014–15 Europa League - Play-off round
20 August 2014 Olympic Stadium, Kiev Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1–2 Sušić UEFA.com
28 August 2014 Stadion Poljud, Split Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 0–0 UEFA.com

RNK Split[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score RNK Split scorer(s) Report
2014–15 Europa League - First qualifying round
3 July 2014 Stadion Park Mladeži, Split Armenia Mika 2–0 Glumac, Vojnović UEFA.com
10 July 2014 Mika Stadium, Yerevan Armenia Mika 1–1 Bilić UEFA.com
2014–15 Europa League - Second qualifying round
17 July 2014 Stadion Park Mladeži, Split Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva 2–1 Dujmović, Bilić UEFA.com
24 July 2014 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva 0–0 UEFA.com
2014–15 Europa League - Third qualifying round
31 July 2014 Stadion Park Mladeži, Split Ukraine Chornomorets Odesa 2–0 Rog, Belle UEFA.com
7 August 2014 Chornomorets Stadium, Odessa Ukraine Chornomorets Odesa 0–0 UEFA.com
2014–15 Europa League - Play-off round
21 August 2014 Stadion Hrvatski vitezovi, Dugopolje Italy Torino 0–0 UEFA.com
28 August 2014 Stadio Olimpico di Torino, Turin Italy Torino 0–1 UEFA.com

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