2015–16 Slovenian PrvaLiga
|Champions||Olimpija (1st title)|
|Europa League||Maribor (cup winners)|
|Goals scored||439 (2.44 per match)|
|Best Player||Rok Kronaveter|
|Top goalscorer||Andraž Šporar, Jean-Philippe Mendy & Rok Kronaveter|
(all 17 goals)
|Best goalkeeper||Nejc Vidmar|
|Biggest home win||Maribor 7–1 Rudar|
|Biggest away win||Koper 0–5 Maribor|
|Highest scoring||Maribor 7–1 Rudar|
|Longest winning run||7 matches |
|Longest unbeaten run||12 matches |
|Longest winless run||13 matches |
|Longest losing run||5 matches |
|Highest attendance||14,000 |
Olimpija 1–2 Maribor
Krka 1–5 Rudar
The 2015–16 Slovenian PrvaLiga (also known as the Prva liga Telekom Slovenije for sponsorship reasons) was the 25th edition of the Slovenian PrvaLiga since its establishment in 1991. Also known by the abbreviation 1. SNL, PrvaLiga was contested by the top ten clubs in Slovenia, for the title of national champions. The season began on 17 July 2015 and ended on 21 May 2016.
Maribor was the defending champion, having won its 13th league title the previous season.
- 1 Competition format
- 2 Teams
- 3 League table
- 4 Results
- 5 PrvaLiga play-off
- 6 Season statistics
- 7 Awards
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Each team played 36 matches (18 home and 18 away). Teams played four matches against each other (2 home and 2 away).
Winners of the Slovenian second division Krško won direct promotion as champions of the Slovenian Second League. They replaced Radomlje in the top division, who finished at the bottom of the PrvaLiga table, ending their first season in the top division.
Stadia and locations
|NK Celje||Celje||Arena Petrol||13,059|
|NK Domžale||Domžale||Sports Park||3,100|
|ND Gorica||Nova Gorica||Sports Park||3,100|
|NK Krka||Novo Mesto||Portoval||500|
|NK Krško||Krško||Matija Gubec Stadium||1,470|
|NK Maribor||Maribor||Ljudski vrt||12,702|
|NK Olimpija Ljubljana||Ljubljana||Stožice||16,038|
|NK Rudar Velenje||Velenje||Ob Jezeru||2,341|
|NK Zavrč||Zavrč||Sports Park||962|
1Seating capacity only. Some stadiums (e.g. Krka, Krško, Rudar, Zavrč) also have standing areas.
Personnel and kits
|Team||Head coach||Captain||Kit manufacturer||Sponsors|
|NK Celje||Robert Pevnik||Blaž Vrhovec||Legea||Cinkarna|
|NK Domžale||Luka Elsner||Darko Zec||Taxa||Tark|
|ND Gorica||Miran Srebrnič||Alen Jogan||Erreà||—|
|FC Koper||Milan Obradović||Leo Štulac||Nike||Luka Koper|
|NK Krka||Miloš Kostić||Danijel Dežmar||Hummel||Krka|
|NK Krško||Tomaž Petrovič||Miha Drnovšek||Erima||—|
|NK Maribor||Darko Milanič||Marcos Tavares||Adidas||Zavarovalnica Maribor / Nova KBM / Radio City|
|NK Olimpija Ljubljana||Rodolfo Vanoli||Darijan Matić||Nike||Telekom Slovenije|
|NK Rudar Velenje||Ramiz Smajlović||Ivan Knezović||Joma||Premogovnik Velenje|
|NK Zavrč||Slavko Matić||Lovro Cvek||Zeus||RM VUK Holding / Tilia|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Olimpija Ljubljana (C)||36||22||8||6||75||25||+50||74||Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round|
|2||Maribor||36||19||11||6||78||37||+41||68||Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]|
|3||Domžale||36||14||13||9||46||31||+15||55||Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round|
|9||Zavrč (R)||36||9||13||14||32||41||−9||40[c]||Qualification for the relegation play-offs|
|10||Krka (R)||36||8||10||18||30||56||−26||34||Relegation to the Slovenian Second League|
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
- Maribor qualified for the Europa League second qualifying round by winning the 2015–16 Slovenian Cup.
- Krško ahead of Rudar Velenje on head-to-head record: Rudar–Krško 1–1, Krško–Rudar 0–0, Rudar–Krško 0–1, Krško–Rudar 1–1.
- Koper ahead of Zavrč on head-to-head record: Zavrč–Koper 1–0, Koper–Zavrč 3–1, Zavrč–Koper 1–3, Koper–Zavrč 1–0.
Positions by round
|Relegation to 2.SNL|
|29 May 2016 1||Zavrč||3–2||Aluminij||Zavrč|
|20:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)||Pihler 42'
|Report (in Slovene)||Bizjak 14' (pen.)
|Stadium: Sports Park|
Referee: Roberto Ponis
|2 June 2016 2||Aluminij||1–1|
|17:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)||Bizjak 56' (pen.)||Report (in Slovene)||Pihler 58'||Stadium: Sports Park|
Referee: Dragoslav Perić
Zavrč won the play-off fixture against Aluminij Kidričevo with the score 4–3 on aggregate but the club was unsuccessful in obtaining a licence to play in the top division for the next season, due to financial reasons. In 2015 Zavrč acquired goalkeeper Hrvoje Čubić from Croatian third division side Mosor. The transfer costs for the player was 7,000 euros and both teams agreed one thousand to be paid immediately and the rest until 14 April 2016. Zavrč paid the last installment on 14 April, however, they were unsuccessful in obtaining a signed paperwork form the Croatian side on time. According to club president Zavrč kept informing the Football Association of Slovenia about the issue and eventually they sent the license documentation without the signed document from Mosor, but they did send a bank sheet confirmation that the amount was paid in full. The date on the bank sheet was 14 April, however, according to the rules of the Football Association of Slovenia the deadline for the documentation was 31 March. On 3 May the club was informed that they do not meet the criteria to obtain a license for the next season. Čubić left the club in December 2015.
Source:PrvaLiga official website
Source:PrvaLiga official website
|Andraž Šporar||Olimpija||Rudar||5–0 (H)||30 August 2015||8||Report|
|Andraž Šporar4||Olimpija||Celje||4–0 (A)||31 October 2015||16||Report|
|Gregor Bajde||Maribor||Krško||6–0 (H)||5 December 2015||21||Report|
|Jean-Philippe Mendy||Maribor||Krško||6–0 (H)||5 December 2015||21||Report|
4 Player scored four goals
Source:PrvaLiga official website
Note1: Krško played in the Slovenian Second League the previous season.
PrvaLiga Player of the season
PrvaLiga Goalkeeper of the season
PrvaLiga U23 Player of the season
PrvaLiga Team of the season
- 2015 Slovenian Supercup
- 2015–16 Slovenian Football Cup
- 2016 Slovenian Football Cup Final
- 2015–16 Slovenian Second League
- "PrvaLiga Statistics". Slovenian PrvaLiga official website. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- Peter Dominko (17 May 2016). "Krona Kronavetru, nagrada še Manji Rogan in Mihi Zajcu" [A crown for Kronaveter, an award also to Manja Rogan and Miha Zajc] (in Slovenian). SNPortal.si. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
- Matej Rijavec (17 May 2016). "Zaradi protesta večine nogometašev ni bilo na podelitvi nagrad" [Because of protest most footballers were not at the ceremony] (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
- "Slovenian PrvaLiga Statistics 2015–16". Slovenian PrvaLiga official website. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
- "Season Rules of 1.SNL". Scoresway. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
- "Confirmed teams of league" (in Slovenian). NZS. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
- "1.SNL: Season Rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
- T.O., Danijel Poslek (10 June 2016). "NK Zavrč ogorčen: Kako je lahko 6.000 evrov takšen greh?" [NK Zavrc outraged: How could 6.000 euros be such a sin?] (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
- "Završka plat zgodbe" [Zavrc side of the story] (in Slovenian). NK Zavrč official website. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
- "Zavrč brez licence za 1. SNL" [Zavrc without a licence for 1. SNL] (in Slovenian). Football Association of Slovenia official website. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
- "URADNO: Kidričani so sprejeli prvoligaško vabilo" [Official: Aluminij accepted invitation to first division] (in Slovenian). SNPortal.si. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
- "Znan je deseti član 1. SNL" [10th member of 1. SNL is known] (in Slovenian). Ekipa. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016.