NK Opatija

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NK Opatija
NK Opatija Logo.svg
Full nameNogometni klub Opatija
Founded1911; 110 years ago (1911)
GroundIgralište Opatije
Stadion Kantrida
Capacity1,500
10,600
ChairmanRobert Perčić
ManagerZoran Bogolin
LeagueDruga HNL
2020–21Druga HNL , 5th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

NK Opatija is a Croatian association football club founded in 1911 and based in Opatija. They compete in Druga HNL, the second tier of the Croatian football league system.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1911 and had an early rivalry with the German-organised team in Opatija, Vorwärts.[1]

Opatija won the 2013–14 Treća HNL West group, but instead of promotion to the second division, they decided to play in the fourth division the next season due to not meeting the licensing requirements.[2]

Opatija famously took Dinamo Zagreb to extra time in the 1/8th round of the 2014–15 Croatian Cup, losing 4–2 after a controversial penalty was awarded to Dinamo.[3]

The club has been looking into reconstructing their stadium to allow them to play in the 2. HNL. Currently, the stadium's pitch dimensions are only 100x64 meters, which do not meet the requirements for the second division.[4] However, the newly proposed stadium would only have dimensions of 90x60 meters, only good enough for the fifth division.[3] The new stadium is currently planned to be built in 2021.[5]

Recent seasons[edit]

Season League Cup Top goalscorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Player Goals
1992 3. HNL West 14 4 4 6 22 19 12 6th
1992-93 3. HNL West 30 11 10 9 70 46 32 9th
1993-94 3. HNL West 32 9 7 16 41 66 25 12th
1994-95 3. HNL West N/A
1996-97 2. HNL West 30 10 10 10 41 40 30* 6th
1997-98 2. HNL West 30 8 10 12 43 39 34 11th ↓
1998-99 3. HNL West 30 11 7 12 34 38 40 8th
1999-2000 3. HNL West 30 9 10 11 33 35 37 10th
2000-01 3. HNL West 30 12 11 7 59 42 47 4th
2001-02 3. HNL West 30 21 5 4 66 25 68 1st
2002-03 3. HNL West 30 17 5 8 46 28 56 3rd
2003-04 3. HNL West 30 9 10 11 30 40 37 11th
2004-05 3. HNL West 30 10 9 11 40 42 39 9th
2005-06 3. HNL West 30 7 10 13 49 53 30 13th ↓
2006-07 4. HNL West 28 10 5 12 40 39 36 7th
2007-08 4. HNL West 26 9 3 14 47 47 30 10th
2008-09 4. HNL West 28 17 3 8 53 26 54 3rd
2009-10 4. HNL West 28 20 4 4 69 16 63 1st ↑
2010–11 3. HNL West 34 13 11 10 53 42 50 7th R1 Alen Matovina 13
2011–12 3. HNL West 34 15 9 10 39 38 54 4th R1 Ratko Kremenović 9
2012–13 3. HNL West 30 12 7 11 51 44 43 5th Danijel Lazić, Damir Radomir 7
2013–14 3. HNL West 28 20 4 4 64 30 64 1st ↓ PR Niko Vlatković 15
2014–15 4. HNL Rijeka 30 17 6 7 55 27 57 2nd ↑ R2 Antun Dunković 13
2015–16 3. HNL West 30 13 4 13 39 45 43 9th R2 Ivan Brozović, Alen Matovina 8
2016–17 3. HNL West 30 14 7 9 58 51 49 5th Aleksandar Šolić 7
2017–18 3. HNL West 34 21 6 7 55 28 69 2nd Alen Matovina 18
2018–19 3. HNL West 34 13 9 12 55 50 48 8th Baltazar Anton Bogolin 11
2019–20 3. HNL West 16 10 4 2 34 13 34 1st ↑ R2 Baltazar Anton Bogolin
Antonio Pejanović
7
2020–21 2. HNL

Key

League: P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points won; Pos = Final position.
Cup: PR = Preliminary round; R1 = First round; R2 = Round of 16; QF = Quarter-final; SF = Semi-final; RU = Runner-up; W = Competition won.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "O Nama". NK Opatija. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. ^ Volarić, Ivan (26 September 2014). "Bogolin: Grad mora shvatiti da NK Opatija nije iz Bjelovara". Novi List.
  3. ^ a b Miličić, Dubravko (6 October 2017). "I danas se smijemo penalu koji je suđen za Dinamo". 24 Sata.
  4. ^ Kirigin, Marina (3 October 2017). "NK Opatija želi igrati Drugu HNL, Grad im servira stadion za – petu". Novi List.
  5. ^ Žic, Davor (December 2018). "NK Opatija požalio se na odgodu investicije u stadion – Svake godine početak radova planira se 'za dvije godine'".