Croatian Second Football League

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Druga HNL
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Founded1991
CountryCroatia
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2
Promotion to Prva HNL
Relegation to Treća HNL
Domestic cup(s) Croatian Cup
Current champions Hrvatski Dragovoljac
(2020–21)
Most championships Cibalia
Inter Zaprešić
Marsonia
RNK Split (3 titles)
TV partnersHNTV
Website www.druga-hnl.com
Current: 2021–22 season

The Croatian Second Football League (Croatian : Druga hrvatska nogometna liga) or, more commonly, Druga HNL or 2. HNL is the second tier of the football league system in Croatia. The league was formed in 1991 with the breakup of Yugoslavia and the dissolution of the Yugoslav Second League. The 2. HNL is operated by the Croatian Football Federation, which also was formed in 1991, contributing (along with the newly formed Football Association of Slovenia) to the dissolution of the Football Association of Yugoslavia.

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Between the 2001–02 season and 2005–06 season, the league was split in two divisions, one being the Northern Croatian Second League and the other being the Southern Croatian Second League. Each of these two leagues comprised twelve teams playing under a system pretty much identical to the one in the Prva HNL. However, since the start of the 2006–07 season, the united Croatian Second League comprises twelve teams from the entire country. Relegation from this division is into one of the regional divisions of the Treća HNL.

Winning clubs

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Key

Winners that haven't been promoted due to various reasons
SeasonDivisionsDivision winnersClubs promoted to Prva HNL Top scorerGoals
1992 Zagreb (6 clubs) Radnik Velika Gorica Radnik Velika Gorica
Segesta
Belišće
Pazinka
Dalmatia (8 clubs) Primorac Stobreč
Rijeka & Istra (4 clubs) Pazinka
1992–93 North (16 clubs) Dubrava Zagreb Dubrava Zagreb
Primorac Stobreč
South (16 clubs) Primorac Stobreč
1993–94 North (16 clubs) Marsonia Marsonia
Neretva
South (16 clubs) Neretva
1994–95North (16 clubs) Slavonija Požega Slavonija Požega
Orijent
Mladost 127
Uskok Klis
Dubrovnik
Hrvatski Dragovoljac
South (17 clubs) Uskok Klis
West (19 clubs) Hrvatski Dragovoljac
1995–96North (16 clubs) Slaven Belupo Slaven Belupo
Olimpija Osijek
Graničar
Čakovec Union
Junak Sinj
Mosor
Samobor
Ponikve
Zagorec Krapina
Napredak Velika Mlaka
South (16 clubs) Junak Sinj
West (18 clubs) Samobor
1996–97Center (16 clubs) Lučko None
East (16 clubs) Croatia Đakovo
North (16 clubs) Budućnost Hodošan
South (19 clubs) RNK Split
West (16 clubs) Jadran Poreč
1997–98Center (17 clubs) Segesta Cibalia
East (16 clubs) Cibalia
North (16 clubs) Čakovec
South (17 clubs) RNK Split
West (16 clubs) Jadran Poreč
1998–99 19 clubs Vukovar '91 Vukovar '91
Istra Pula
Flag of Croatia.svg Dubravko Zdrilić29
1999–00 17 clubs Marsonia Marsonia
Čakovec
Flag of Croatia.svg Miroslav Vukić26
2000–01 18 clubs Kamen Ingrad Kamen Ingrad
Pomorac Kostrena
Zadar
TŠK Topolovac
2001–02 North (16 clubs) Vukovar '91 None
South (16 clubs) Istra Pula
2002–03 North (16 clubs) Marsonia Marsonia
Inker Zaprešić
South (16 clubs) Inker Zaprešić
2003–04 North (16 clubs) Međimurje Međimurje
Pula 1856
South (16 clubs) Pula 1856
2004–05 North (16 clubs) Cibalia Cibalia
South (16 clubs) Novalja
2005–06 North (16 clubs) Belišće Šibenik
South (16 clubs) Šibenik
2006–07 16 clubs Inter Zaprešić Inter Zaprešić
Zadar
Flag of Croatia.svg Zdravko Popović 30
2007–08 16 clubs Croatia Sesvete Croatia Sesvete Flag of Croatia.svg Marijan Maruna19
2008–09 16 clubs Istra 1961 Istra 1961
Karlovac
Lokomotiva
Međimurje
Flag of Croatia.svg Marijan Vuka 19
2009–10 14 clubs RNK Split RNK Split
Hrvatski Dragovoljac
Flag of Croatia.svg Romano Obilinović 17
2010–11 16 clubs Gorica Lučko Flag of Croatia.svg Hrvoje Tokić 19
2011–12 15 clubs Dugopolje None Flag of Croatia.svg Alen Guć16
2012–13 16 clubs Hrvatski Dragovoljac Hrvatski Dragovoljac Flag of Croatia.svg Dražen Pilčić 18
2013–14 12 clubs NK Zagreb NK Zagreb Flag of North Macedonia.svg Ilija Nestorovski 20
2014–15 12 clubs Inter Zaprešić Inter Zaprešić Flag of North Macedonia.svg Ilija Nestorovski 24
2015–16 12 clubs Cibalia Cibalia Flag of Croatia.svg Frane Vitaić 15
2016–17 12 clubs Rudeš Rudeš Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Benjamin Tatar 13
2017–18 12 clubs Gorica Gorica Flag of Croatia.svg Domagoj Drožđek 16
2018–19 14 clubs Varaždin Varaždin Flag of Croatia.svg Leon Benko 21
2019–20 [1] 16 clubs Šibenik Šibenik Flag of Croatia.svg Mijo Šabić12
2020–21 18 clubs Hrvatski Dragovoljac Hrvatski Dragovoljac Flag of Croatia.svg Marko Dabro 30

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References

  1. "NASTAVAK NOGOMETNIH NATJECANJA 30. SVIBNJA". hns-cff.hr (in Croatian). 6 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.