HNK Cibalia

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Cibalia
HNK Cibalia Vinkovci.svg
Full nameHrvatski nogometni klub Cibalia
Nickname(s)Nebesko plavi (The Sky-blues)
Founded1919; 95 years ago (1919) (as HGŽK Cibalia)
1945; 69 years ago (1945) (as Dinamo Vinkovci)
GroundStadion HNK Cibalia
Ground Capacity10,000
ChairmanŽeljko Šarčević
ManagerDamir Petravić
League2. HNL
2012–131. HNL, 11th (relegated)
WebsiteClub home page
 
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Cibalia
HNK Cibalia Vinkovci.svg
Full nameHrvatski nogometni klub Cibalia
Nickname(s)Nebesko plavi (The Sky-blues)
Founded1919; 95 years ago (1919) (as HGŽK Cibalia)
1945; 69 years ago (1945) (as Dinamo Vinkovci)
GroundStadion HNK Cibalia
Ground Capacity10,000
ChairmanŽeljko Šarčević
ManagerDamir Petravić
League2. HNL
2012–131. HNL, 11th (relegated)
WebsiteClub home page

HNK Cibalia, or just Cibalia, is a Croatian football club from the town of Vinkovci in eastern Croatia. Cibalia currently play in the Druga HNL, Croatia's second tier. Their stadium is located in the south part of their home town and can hold 12,000 spectators. The name Cibalia comes from the Roman settlement called Colonia Aurelia Cibalae which was the precursor of the present-day town of Vinkovci. In the period from 1945 to 1990 the club was called Dinamo Vinkovci.

History[edit]

The club was originally founded in 1919 as HGŽK Cibalia Vinkovci, and in 1925 the team merged with local rivals RŠK Sloga. During World War II the club suspended all activities and ceased to exist. After the war re-established clubs Sloga and OFD Graničar merged and formed NK Dinamo Vinkovci which began competing within the Yugoslav football system. The club would see several humble decades before finally making it to the Yugoslav First League in 1982. They played in the top-tier league for five seasons until they were relegated to the Yugoslav Second League in 1987.

In 1990 the team returned its traditional name of Cibalia. The club spent much of the 1990s in the Prva HNL, Croatian top level. It remained in the Prva HNL until the 2003–04 season when it was relegated to the Druga HNL. The club was also penalized by UEFA in the same season with a deduction of six points for failure to fulfill financial obligations related to past player transfers. Nevertheless, in the 2004–05 season, Cibalia outdid all of its opponents in the second league by a large margin, won the promotion playoffs and returned to Prva HNL.

Cibalia also had some success playing in the Croatian Cup, where it reached the final in 1999 (lost to Osijek) and semi-final in 2004, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

The 2009–10 season was Cibalia's best ever season in the top division of Croatian football. They finished third after giants Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Split, having spent most of the season in second position. They qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League but eventually lost to Northern Irish side Cliftonville and exited the tournament.

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 May 2013

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

No.PositionPlayer
1CroatiaGKMladen Matković
2CroatiaDFJosip Gegić
3CroatiaMFPetar Mišić
4CroatiaMFMarin Matoš
5CroatiaDFMario Lučić
7CroatiaMFLuka Muženjak
8CroatiaFWJakov Puljić
9CroatiaFWIvan Koledić
10CroatiaFWTomislav Pavličić
11Bosnia and HerzegovinaFWMladen Bartolović
12CroatiaGKMichael Paradžiković
13CroatiaDFDario Župarić
14CroatiaDFTomislav Jonjić
No.PositionPlayer
15CroatiaDFMatej Mitrović
16CroatiaFWNiko Tokić
17CroatiaDFStjepan Šimičić
18CroatiaFWDrago Ćorić
19CroatiaMFPetar Filipović
21CroatiaMFTomislav Jurić
22CroatiaMFFrane Vitaić
23CroatiaGKIvan Filipović
24CroatiaDFDario Rugašević
25CroatiaMFMarko Čulić
26CroatiaFWMarko Terzić
28CroatiaMFTomislav Mazalović
TBDCroatiaGKTomislav Vranjić

Recent seasons[edit]

SeasonLeagueCupEurope / OtherTop league scorer(s)
DivisionPWDLFAPtsPosNameGoals
19921. HNL223910132415 9th DNQ
1992–931. HNL30119103130315thR2
1993–941. HNL341113103727357thR2
1994–951. HNL309101126333710thQF
1995–961. HNL329thR2
1996–971. HNL301101935563313thR1
1997–982. HNL3022538019711stR1
1998–991. HNL32107153444269thRUIvan Bošnjak7
1999–20001. HNL331112104239456thSFIvan Bošnjak14
2000–011. HNL3251893145339thR2Intertoto CupR2Mario Meštrović7
2001–021. HNL30991234373610thR1Mladen Bartolović6
2002–031. HNL32127133944435thQFMladen Bartolović9
2003–041. HNL32871739533111thSFIntertoto CupSFZoran Ratković10
2004–052. HNL3221836523651stR1Danijel Kuzmanović14
2005–061. HNL32910133347379thR2Mladen Križanović
Aleksandar Stojanovski
Ivan Žgela
4
2006–071. HNL33951933533210thQFZoran Zekić12
2007–081. HNL33117154048408thQFŽeljko Malčić12
2008–091. HNL33108153353388thSFŽeljko Malčić9
2009–101. HNL3016954620573rdR1Dino Kresinger9
2010–111. HNL30128103324444thSFEuropa LeagueQR2Dino Kresinger11
2011–121. HNL30136113535455thSFMladen Bartolović8
2012–131. HNL33951929443211thSFTomislav Mazalović7

European record[edit]

Summary[edit]

CompetitionPldWDLGFGALast season played
UEFA Europa League2011012010–11
UEFA Intertoto Cup1033413162003
Total123451317

Source: uefa.com, Last updated on 10 September 2010
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against. Defunct competitions indicated in italics.

By season[edit]

SeasonCompetitionRoundOpponentHomeAwayAgg.
2000–01Intertoto CupR1Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FK Obilić3–11–13–1
R2Hungary FC Tatabánya0–02–32–3
2003–04Intertoto CupR2Belarus FC Shakhtyor4–21–15–3
R3Finland Tampere United0–12–02–1
SFGermany VfL Wolfsburg1–40–41–8
2010–11Europa LeagueQR2Northern Ireland Cliftonville0–00–10–1

Player records[edit]

All-time total in the Prva HNL[edit]

PointsGamesWinsDrawsLossesGFGA
HNK Cibalia515438129128181470587

Former football coaches[edit]

 
  • Croatia Davor Čop (interim) (1995)
  • Croatia Mile Petković (1996–97)
  • Croatia Tomislav Radić (1997)
  • Croatia Krasnodar Rora (1998)
  • Croatia Mijo Ručević (1998–99)
  • Croatia Srećko Lušić (1999–2000)
  • Croatia Davor Čop (2000–01)
  • Croatia Mile Petković (2001–03)
  • Croatia Bruno Buhač (interim) (2003)
  • Croatia Srećko Lušić (2003)
  • Croatia Vjeran Simunić (2003–04)
  • Croatia Davor Mladina (2004–05)
  

Sources[edit]

  1. Nogomet 85, Slaven Zambata
  2. Nogomet 86, Slaven Zambata
  3. Nogometno YU prvenstvo 85
  4. Nogometni godišnjak Hrvatska 92
  5. Arena - "Hrvatska na Europskom prvenstvu" 1996.
  6. YU fudbal 87-88 VIII/88
  7. Nogomet - Croatian football news; number 17, May 1999, p58

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cibalia profile". UEFA.com. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 

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