NK Varaždin (2012)

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NK Varaždin
NK Varazdin (2012).svg
Full nameNogometni klub Varaždin
Short nameVAR
Founded1 July 2012;8 years ago (2012-07-01)
Ground Stadion Varteks
Capacity10,800
PresidentDražen Vitez
Head coachVacant
League Prva HNL
2019–20 Prva HNL, 8th
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Nogometni klub Varaždin, commonly referred to as Varaždin, is a professional Croatian football club, based in the town of Varaždin. It currently competes in the Croatian First Football League.

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History

Varaždin ŠN was established by the management of NK Varaždin (1931–2015) in 2012. after the suspension of its predecessor, a club which was suspended during the second part of the 2011–12 Prva Liga season, due to a high financial debt. Legally, the two clubs' track records and honours are kept separate by the Croatian Football Federation, but the 2012. club is a continuation of the older club, which did return to competition in 2013, overlapping with the life of Varaždin ŠN. However, the older club declared bankruptcy in 2015, and changed its name to VŠNK Varaždin. That allow the follower club Varaždin ŠN to change its own name to the newly available NK Varaždin. [1]

After steadily progressing through the levels of the Croatian football league system, NK Varaždin competed in the Prva Liga for the first time in the 2019–20 season, a league that predecessor NK Varaždin had competed in for 21 seasons.

Seasons

SeasonLeague Cup European competitions Top scorer
DivisionPWDLFAPtsPosPlayerGoals
2012–13 2. ŽNL Varaždin County East2214357124453rd DNQ
2013–14 2. ŽNL Varaždin County East2214446224463rd ↑ [1] DNQ
2014–15 1. ŽNL Varaždin County 3021548138681st ↑ DNQ
2015–16 3. HNL East 301041640473411th DNQ
2016–17 3. HNL East 3018665327602nd ↑ [2] R1
2017–18 2. HNL 3318785032612nd R1
2018–19 2. HNL 2616374030511st ↑ R2 Leon Benko 22
2019–20 1. HNL 3699182950368th R2 Domagoj Drožđek
Dejan Glavica
6
2020–21 1. HNL R2
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 / Europe: PR = Preliminary round; QR = Qualifying round; R1 = First round; R2 = Second round; Group = Group stage; QF = Quarter-final; SF = Semi-final; RU = Runner-up; W = Competition won

Top scorer shown in bold when he was also top scorer for the division.

Notes

1.  a : Although NK Varaždin finished 3rd in the 2013–14 2. ŽNL Varaždin County East, it appears that teams above them did not apply for promotion, so Varaždin gained promotion to 1. ŽNL
2.  b : Although NK Međimurje finished top of the 2016–17 3. HNL East, they did not apply for promotion, so runners-up NK Varaždin gained promotion to 2. HNL

Current squad

As of 1 March 2021

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Oliver Zelenika
2 DF Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Fran Cerovcec
4 MF Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Jurica Grgec
5 DF Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  BIH Kerim Memija
6 DF Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Maks Čelić
7 MF Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  BIH Demir Peco
8 MF Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Igor Postonjski
9 FW Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Jorge Obregón
10 MF Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Ivan Posavec
11 FW Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Leon Benko
12 GK Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Matija Kovačić
13 MF Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Leonard Vuk
14 DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Itsuki Urata
16 DF Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Matej Senić
17 FW Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Dominik Glavina
No.Pos.NationPlayer
18 MF Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Matija Kolarić
19 FW Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  VEN Andris Herrera
20 MF Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Neven Đurasek (on loan from Dinamo Zagreb)
22 FW Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Borna Petrović
23 DF Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Ivan Novoselec
24 DF Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Marko Stolnik
25 FW Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Vinko Petković
30 DF Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Nikola Tkalčić
32 DF Flag of Albania.svg  ALB Jorgo Pëllumbi
44 MF Flag of Cameroon.svg  CMR Jessie Guera Djou
55 FW Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Gabrijel Boban
78 MF Flag of North Macedonia.svg  MKD Agon Elezi
99 GK Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Dinko Horkaš (on loan from Dinamo Zagreb)
MF Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Luka Mezga

On loan

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
FW Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Dejan Glavica (on loan at NK Polet SMnM until 30 June 2021)

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References

  1. "Promjenom imena do kluba neopterećenog s dugovima" [Bankrupt club changes its name to avoid its debts] (in Croatian). Regionalni tjednik. 19 July 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2016.