HNK Cibalia

HNK Cibalia Vinkovci is a Croatian football club from the town of Vinkovci.

History

Founded in 1919, each clubs Zeljeznicki sports skiing club (German Railway Sports Association ) and GSK " Cibalia " joined in 1920 ŽGSK " Cibalia " together. After the Second World War, the club NK Dinamo Vinkovci said.

In 1968, Dinamo Vinkovci qualified for the newly founded second Yugoslav league in 1982 succeeded in rising to the first division of Yugoslavia, took place from the 1987 relegation to the second division.

After Croatia's declaration of independence, the club on 13 September 1990 was given the name Hrvatski Nogometni club " CIBALIA " Vinkovci and in 1992 was a founding member of the first HNL.

Since then, the club has always played up on the seasons 1997/98 and 2004/ 05 in the first division of Croatia. The highest rankings were two fifth places in the seasons 1992/93 and 2002/ 03. The greatest success came in 1999 with the club reaching the final of the Croatian Cup.

At European level, played Cibalia Vinkovci 2000 and 2003 respectively in the UEFA Intertoto Cup, with 2003, the collection succeeded to the semifinals, where the VfL ​​Wolfsburg kept the upper hand.

Stadium

The stadium of Cibalia Vinkovci is, as the club was in 1966 under the name Mladost (German Youth) built and expanded to 18,000 seats after the rise in the first Yugoslav league in 1982. With the independence of Croatia, the stadium received its present name. Larger renovations in 2003 and 2008 led to the present capacity of 10,000 seats.

Known Former

  • Mladen Bartolović ( b. 1977 )
  • Ivan Bošnjak ( b. 1979 )
  • Sulejman Halilović (* 1955)
  • Miralem Ibrahimović ( born 1963 )
  • Tomislav Ivković ( b. 1960 )
  • Renato Jurcec ( b. 1966 )
  • Andrej Kerić (* 1986)
  • Marijan Mrmić ( b. 1965 )
  • Igor Štimac ( b. 1967 )
  • Neven Rudić (* 1958)
  • Tomislav Vranjić ( b. 1983 )
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