NK Olimpija Ljubljana (2005)

NK Olimpija is a Slovenian football club from Ljubljana. The club currently plays in the top division of the country, the Slovenska Nogometna league.


Olimpija was founded in 1911 as Ilirija. 1966, the club went under the present name of the first Yugoslav league. Best position was about seventh in the season 1970 /71. In season 1969/70 Olimpija had reached the finals of the Yugoslav Cup, but it lost to Red Star Belgrade with 2:2 and 0:1. 1984 was relegated as Tabellensiebzehnter Olimpja however. In the 1988/89 season the team managed to rise again in the highest Yugoslav league, which left the club in the summer of 1991 in the direction of the newly established Slovenian league.

In the years 1992 to 1995, the club was able to win four times in a row, the Slovenian championship. In the years 1992/93, 1995/96, 1999/ 00 and 2002/ 03, the team also won the Slovenian Cup.

2005, the club was disbanded and then re-founded as NK Bežigrad due to financial problems. Bežigrad began in the fifth- highest division, and increased two times in a row. In summer 2007, the club took back to the old name NK Olimpija Ljubljana and rose at the end of the season 2007/08 in the second division. In the 2008 /09 season was the first club in the second division, an increase again in the highest Slovenian league in which he plays to this day.

In the season 2011/ 12 then succeeded there even a second place which meant qualification for the Europa League.


  • Slovenian champions (4): 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
  • Slovenian Cup Winners (4): 1993, 1996, 2000, 2003
  • Yugoslavian Cup finalist ( 1): 1970

Placements in the Yugoslav League

Placements in the Slovenska Nogometna League

By foundation

Placements in the Slovenian Football Cup

By foundation


  • N.V. - Overtime
  • IU - On penalties
  • Bold - Cup Winners
  • - No " first round " held

European Cup balance

Well-known former players

  • Croatia Robert Prosinečki
  • Slovenia Milenko Ačimovič
  • Slovenia Aleš Čeh
  • Slovenia Sebastjan Cimirotič
  • Jasmin Handanovic of Slovenia
  • Slovenia Srečko Katanec
  • Slovenia Željko Mitrakovič
  • Slovenia Milivoje Novakovič
  • Branko Oblak Slovenia
  • Slovenia Milan Osterc
  • Slovenia Miran Pavlin
  • Slovenia Nihad Pejković
  • Slovenia Mladen Rudonja
  • Slovenia Ermin Šiljak
  • Slovenia Marko Simeunovič
  • Slovenia Zeljko Spasojevic
  • Slovenia Anton Žlogar

External links and sources

  • History of the club on the unofficial site, Slovenian
  • Tactical analysis team squad 2011/12

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  • Slovenian football club
  • Sport ( Ljubljana)
  • Founded in 1911