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Round 14
Home team - Away team
1
×
2
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
12
21
67
2
0 - 3
2.51
1.49
15° clear sky
22
27
51
2
0 - 1
2.33
1.96
15° overcast clouds
38
29
33
1
1 - 0
2.24
2.63
13° light rain
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
61.2
38.8
Under
2.24
1.22
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
62%
Away
0
1 - 0
2.24
1.24
Round 15
Home team - Away team
1
×
2
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
78
16
6
1
3 - 0
2.61
1.28
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
51.58
48.42
Under
2.61
1.03
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
54%
Home
-1
3 - 0
2.61
1.07
Round 13
Home team - Away team
1
×
2
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
37
24
39
2
1 - 2
3.12
2.56
12° broken clouds
0 - 2
88
9
3
1
3 - 0
3.28
1.14
13° few clouds
1 - 1
47
25
28
1
2 - 1
2.86
2.13
12° overcast clouds
0 - 0
92
6
2
1
4 - 0
4.87
1.09
11° overcast clouds
1 - 0
41
29
30
1
1 - 0
2.29
2.44
12° few clouds
1 - 1
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
36.49
63.51
Over
3.28
1.27
1 - 1
45.53
54.47
Over
2.86
1.08
0 - 0
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
71
29
No
3 - 0
3.28
2.41
1 - 1
43
57
Yes
2 - 1
2.86
2.13
0 - 0
54
46
No
1 - 0
2.29
2.08
1 - 1
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
61%
Home
+1
1 - 2
3.12
1.22
0 - 2
53%
Away
+2
3 - 0
3.28
1.05
1 - 1
53%
Away
0
2 - 1
2.86
1.05
0 - 0
59%
Away
0
1 - 0
2.29
1.17
1 - 1
Round 4
Home team - Away team
1
×
2
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
56
25
19
1
1 - 0
2.5
1.79
24° clear sky
1 - 2
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score

Overview of the Croatian First Football League

What is the Croatia 1. HNL?

The Croatian First Football League is often known as Prva HNL or 1. HNL. Due to its sponsorship reasons, the competition is currently called the Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga. This is the top tier in the Croatian professional football league system, which was founded in 1992. 

 

Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga
Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga

 

Sponsorship Names of Prva HNL

Seasons

Sponsorship names

Sponsors

2003–2007

Prva HNL Ožujsko

Zagrebačka pivovara (Ožujsko beer brand)

2007–2011 

T-Com Prva HNL

T-Hrvatski Telekom (a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom)

2011–2017 

MAXtv Prva Liga

T-Hrvatski Telekom 

2017 – Present

Hrvatski Telekom Prva liga/

 HT Prva Liga

T-Hrvatski Telekom 

How does the Croatian Prva HNL work?

The league's organization and the number of participating clubs have evolved significantly since its inception.  A win was worth two points for the first three seasons, but from the 1994–95 season onwards, it was worth three points. The season runs from late July or early August through May, with a two-month break between December and February. The inaugural season included 12 teams and then that number turned up to 16 some years later. The 1995–96 The Prva HNL season was the first season to have separate A- and B-leagues, as well as a convoluted two-stage format.

 

The competition comprised 12 teams in 1997–98, and a new format was utilized. Teams were divided into two groups of six in March, one for the Championship and one for the Relegation, with 50 percent of their points carried over to this stage of the competition. The last team was directly relegated to the Druga HNL (Croatia 2.HNL) at the end of the season, while the second-last team was forced to compete in a two-legged relegation play-off against the Druga HNL's second-placed team.

 

As of the 2006-07 season, a 33-round system, which was previously used in 1999-2000 Prva HNL, had been applied again with the expansion of 16 teams. In the 2012-13 edition, the league was contested with 12 clubs playing in a total of 33 rounds. The number of clubs was cut to ten for the 2013–14 Prva HNL season.

 

The champion of the competition will qualify for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League, the runner-up will join the UEFA Europa League’s second round and the third-place can enter its first round. 

 

Dinamo Zagreb celebrate their champion title in Croatian 1.HNL 2021
Dinamo Zagreb celebrate their champion title in Croatian 1.HNL 2021

2021-22 Croatia 1.HNL Teams 

Club

Manager

Captain

Kit manufacturer

Sponsors

Dinamo Zagreb

Damir Krznar

Arijan Ademi

Adidas

PSK

Gorica

Krunoslav Rendulić

Matija Dvorneković

Alpas

Hajduk Split

Jens Gustafsson

Lovre Kalinić

Macron

Tommy

Hrvatski Dragovoljac

Miroslav Kuljanac

Zvonimir Šubarić

Alpas

Istra 1961

Gonzalo García

Slavko Blagojević

Kelme

Croatia Osiguranje

Lokomotiva

Silvijo Čabraja

Josip Pivarić

Adidas

Osijek

Nenad Bjelica

Mile Škorić

2Rule

DOBRO, Stadler

Rijeka

Goran Tomić

Franko Andrijašević

Joma

Sava Osiguranje

Slaven Belupo

Dean Klafurić

Goran Paracki

Adidas

Belupo

Šibenik

Mario Rosas

Mario Ćurić

Macron

Krka National Park

 

The 2021–22 Croatian First Football League is the league's 31st season since its inception in 1992. Ten clubs competed in the league. Among them, Hrvatski Dragovoljac was promoted from the 2020–21 Druga HNL (after a seven-year absence) and FC Varadin was relegated to the Druga HNL in 2021–22 after two years in the top league.

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Titles by Clubs

Club

Champions

Runners-up

Third place

Dinamo Zagreb

22

4

2

Hajduk Split

6

12

6

Rijeka

1

7

5

NK Zagreb

1

2

3

Lokomotiva

2

Osijek

1

7

Slaven Belupo

1

1

Inter Zaprešić

1

Varteks

3

Cibalia

1

Hrvatski Dragovoljac

1

RNK Split

1

 

According to the above statistics, Dinamo Zagreb is the most successful club in the league, having won 21 titles in total. Hajduk Split comes in second with six titles. Rijeka and NK Zagreb each have won one championship.

Top League Scorers over the seasons

Season

Top league scorer

Player

Club

Goals

1992

Ardian Kozniku

Hajduk Split

12

1992–93

Goran Vlaović

Croatia Zagreb

23

1993–94

Goran Vlaović

Croatia Zagreb

29

1994–95

Robert Špehar

Osijek

23

1995–96

Igor Cvitanović

Croatia Zagreb

19

1996–97

Igor Cvitanović

Croatia Zagreb

20

1997–98

Mate Baturina

NK Zagreb

18

1998–99

Joško Popović

Šibenik

21

1999–2000

Tomo Šokota

Dinamo Zagreb

21

2000–01

Tomo Šokota

Dinamo Zagreb

20

2001–02

Ivica Olić

NK Zagreb

21

2002–03

Ivica Olić

Dinamo Zagreb

16

2003–04

Robert Špehar

Osijek

18

2004–05

Tomislav Erceg

Rijeka

17

2005–06

Ivan Bošnjak

Dinamo Zagreb

22

2006–07

Eduardo

Dinamo Zagreb

34

2007–08

Želimir Terkeš

Zadar

21

2008–09

Mario Mandžukić

Dinamo Zagreb

16

2009–10

Davor Vugrinec

NK Zagreb

18

2010–11

Ivan Krstanović

NK Zagreb

19

2011–12

Fatos Bećiraj

Dinamo Zagreb

15

2012–13

Leon Benko

Rijeka

19

2013–14

Duje Čop

Dinamo Zagreb

22

2014–15

Andrej Kramarić

Rijeka

21

2015–16

Ilija Nestorovski

Inter Zaprešić

25

2016–17

Márkó Futács

Hajduk Split

18

2017–18

El Arabi Hillel Soudani

Dinamo Zagreb

17

2018–19

Mijo Caktaš

Hajduk Split

19

2019–20

Mijo Caktaš

Hajduk Split

20

Antonio Čolak

Rijeka

Mirko Marić

Osijek

2020–21

Ramón Miérez

Osijek

22

All-time Goalscorers in the Croatia 1.HNL

Rank

Player

Goals

1

Davor Vugrinec

146

2

Igor Cvitanović

126

3

Joško Popović

111

4

Ivan Krstanović

110

5

Miljenko Mumlek

106

6

Tomislav Erceg

98

7

Nino Bule

89

8

Robert Špehar

88

9

Renato Jurčec

85

10

Marijo Dodik

83

(updated on 24th June 2021)

Reference Sources

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatian_First_Football_League
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021%E2%80%9322_Croatian_First_Football_League