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ND Gorica

Gorica
ND Gorica logo.svg
Full nameNogometno dru?tvo Gorica
Nickname(s)Vrtnice (The Roses)
Plavo-beli (The Blue and Whites)
FoundedOctober 1947; 73 years ago (October 1947)
(as FD Gorica)[1]
GroundNova Gorica Sports Park
Capacity3,100
PresidentHari Ar?on[2]
LeagueSlovenian PrvaLiga
2019-20Slovenian Second League, 2nd
(promoted via play-offs)
WebsiteClub website

Nogometno dru?tvo Gorica, commonly referred to as ND Gorica or simply Gorica, is a Slovenian football club playing in the town of Nova Gorica. They are one of the most successful Slovenian clubs with four Slovenian PrvaLiga and three Slovenian Cup titles. The club plays its matches at the Nova Gorica Sports Park stadium with the capacity of 3,100 seats. As of the 2020-21 season, Gorica plays in the Slovenian PrvaLiga, the top-tier league in Slovenia.

History

Beginnings (1947-1991)

The history of Slovenian association football in the Gori?ka region goes back to 1907, when the first football club Jugoslavija was formed by the Slovenes of Gorizia.[1]

October 1947 marks the beginning of the club with the foundation of FD Gorica in ?empeter pri Gorici, where it operated until 1963.[1] They started in the second-level but quickly promoted to the Slovenian Republic League in 1950 under the new name ?elezni?ar Nova Gorica. Five years later they became republic champions and qualified for the Yugoslav Second League, which was club's biggest achievement during the time of Yugoslavia. In 1963 the club merged with Branik Solkan and the club's activity was transferred to Nova Gorica, where it remains ever since.[3] They stabilised as a mid-table club in the 1960s, renamed to NK Vozila in 1971 and achieved better results only in the last years before the Slovenian independence. Managed by Pavel Pinni, Vozila finished third in the 1988-89 season of the Slovenian Republic League.

Slovenian independence (1991 to present)

After the independence of Slovenia in 1991, the club played in the 1. SNL under the name HIT Gorica and during the 1995-96 season, Gorica won the Slovenian championship for the first time. In the next season, the club played its first Slovenian Supercup final and won their second trophy with a 3-1 victory over Olimpija. During the league domination of Maribor, the club managed to win two Slovenian cup titles in a row (2000-01 and 2001-02).

On the last day of the 2003-04 season on 30 May 2004, Gorica won its second title after one of the most dramatic rounds in the Slovenian league history. Before the last round, Maribor was leading the table with 54 points, one point ahead of Gorica. In the final round, Maribor played an away match against their rivals Mura and Gorica played at home against Koper. Maribor lost the game 2-1 after a second-half comeback by Mura, meaning that Gorica, who eventually won against Koper 2-0, had secured their second title.[4]

The second title started an impressive run for Gorica as the team won another two league titles in a row (2004-05 and 2005-06).[5] After the last title, Gorica was a runner-up in the 2006-07 and 2008-09 seasons, while finishing third in 2007-08 and 2009-10.[6]

In 2013, Gorica became associated with Parma.[7] On 21 May 2014 they won their first trophy after eight years as they defeated Maribor 2-0 in the cup final.[8] After 28 seasons in the top division, Gorica was relegated for the first time in the 2018-19 season after losing a relegation play-offs against Tabor Se?ana.[9]

Current squad

As of 9 November, 2020[10]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Slovenia SVN Darko Marjanovi?
4 MF Slovenia SVN Rok Grudina
7 FW Slovenia SVN Etien Velikonja (on loan from NEC Nijmegen)
8 DF Slovenia SVN Matija ?irok
9 FW The Gambia GAM Lamin Colley
10 MF Slovenia SVN Goran Cvijanovi?
11 MF Slovenia SVN Luka Volari?
12 GK Slovenia SVN Uro? Likar
14 MF Slovenia SVN Aaron Ka?inari
18 DF Serbia SRB Aleksandar Bjelica
19 DF Slovenia SVN Matija Kav?i?
20 MF Slovenia SVN Mateo Itrak
21 MF Slovenia SVN Nik Jermol
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 DF Slovenia SVN Adis Hod?i?
23 DF Slovenia SVN Tine Kav?i?
25 DF Croatia CRO Matteo Tomi?ek
27 FW Nigeria NGA Kehinde Oyewusi
30 MF Slovenia SVN Leon Marini?
35 DF Slovenia SVN Matic Paljk
43 MF Nigeria NGA Chinwendu Nkama (on loan from Lugano)
51 DF Slovenia SVN Nejc Mevlja
77 MF Senegal SEN Abdou Diakhaté
79 MF Slovenia SVN Tja? Begi?
92 MF Slovenia SVN Matic ?rnic
99 FW Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Semir Smajlagi?

Honours

League

1995-96, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06

Cup

2000-01, 2001-02, 2013-14
1996

Notable managers

The following managers have won at least one trophy when in charge of Gorica after the independence of Slovenia in 1991:

Domestic league and cup results

Season League Position Pts Played W D L GF GA Cup
1991-92 1. SNL 4 46 40 15 16 9 63 40 Round of 16
1992-93 1. SNL 12 31 34 11 9 14 39 46 First round
1993-94 1. SNL 5 35 30 12 11 7 40 38 First round
1994-95 1. SNL 3 41 30 18 5 7 66 30 Quarter-finals
1995-96 1. SNL 1 67 36 18 13 5 49 22 Quarter-finals
1996-97 1. SNL 3 65 36 18 11 7 52 33 Round of 16
1997-98 1. SNL 3 65 36 20 5 11 64 36 Round of 16
1998-99 1. SNL 2 62 33 18 8 7 55 31 First round
1999-2000 1. SNL 2 62 33 19 5 9 55 34 Semi-finals
2000-01 1. SNL 7 43 33 13 4 16 52 46 Winners
2001-02 1. SNL 4 51 33 14 9 10 38 40 Winners
2002-03 1. SNL 8 34 31 7 13 11 34 43 Quarter-finals
2003-04 1. SNL 1 56 32 15 11 6 55 29 Round of 16
2004-05 1. SNL 1 65 32 18 11 3 49 23 Runners-up
2005-06 1. SNL 1 73 36 21 10 5 75 30 Semi-finals
2006-07 1. SNL 2 58 36 17 7 12 66 63 Semi-finals
2007-08 1. SNL 3 57 36 16 9 11 61 50 Round of 16
2008-09 1. SNL 2 56 36 17 5 14 60 55 Semi-finals
2009-10 1. SNL 3 55 36 16 7 13 74 60 Quarter-finals
2010-11 1. SNL 5 48 36 13 9 14 42 53 Quarter-finals
2011-12 1. SNL 5 53 36 14 11 11 49 37 Quarter-finals
2012-13 1. SNL 6 41 36 10 11 15 45 60 Quarter-finals
2013-14 1. SNL 4 58 36 16 10 10 60 32 Winners
2014-15 1. SNL 9 37 36 10 7 19 40 46 Quarter-finals
2015-16 1. SNL 4 52 36 15 7 14 48 49 First round
2016-17 1. SNL 2 60 36 16 12 8 48 39 Quarter-finals
2017-18 1. SNL 6 47 36 14 5 17 40 48 Semi-finals
2018-19 1. SNL 9 31 36 7 10 19 44 63 Quarter-finals
2019-20 2. SNL 2[a] 41 20 13 2 5 40 22 Round of 16
Totals 1. SNL 4 Titles 1449 973 418 251 304 1463 1176 3 Cups
  1. ^ The season was not completed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
*Best results are highlighted.

European record

All results (home and away) list Gorica's goal tally first.

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Agg.
1996-97 UEFA Cup PR North Macedonia Vardar 0-1 1-2 1-3
1997-98 UEFA Cup 1Q Romania O?elul Gala?i 2-0 2-4 4-4 (a)
2Q Belgium Club Brugge 3-5 0-3 3-8
1999-2000 UEFA Cup Q Wales Inter Cardiff 2-0 0-1 2-1
1R Greece Panathinaikos 0-1 0-2 0-3
2000-01 UEFA Cup Q Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku 3-1 0-1 3-2
1R Italy Roma 1-4 0-7 1-11
2001-02 UEFA Cup Q Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku 1-0 0-0 1-0
1R Croatia Osijek 1-2 0-1 1-3
2002-03 UEFA Cup Q Romania Rapid Bucure?ti 1-3 0-2 1-5
2004-05 UEFA Champions League 1Q Estonia Flora Tallinn 3-1 4-2 7-3
2Q Denmark Copenhagen 1-2 5-0 6-2
3Q France Monaco 0-3 0-6 0-9
2004-05 UEFA Cup 1R Greece AEK Athens 1-1 0-1 1-2
2005-06 UEFA Champions League 1Q Albania Tirana 2-0 0-3 2-3
2006-07 UEFA Champions League 1Q Northern Ireland Linfield 2-2 3-1 5-3
2Q Romania Steaua Bucure?ti 0-2 0-3 0-5
2007-08 UEFA Cup 1Q North Macedonia Rabotni?ki 1-2 1-2 2-4
2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Malta Hibernians 0-0 3-0 3-0
2R Bulgaria Chernomorets Burgas 0-2 1-1 1-3
2009-10 UEFA Europa League 2Q Finland Lahti 1-0 0-2 1-2
2010-11 UEFA Europa League 2Q Denmark Randers 0-3 1-1 1-4
2014-15 UEFA Europa League 2Q Norway Molde 1-1 1-4 2-5
2016-17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 0-1 0-3 0-4
2017-18 UEFA Europa League 1Q Armenia Shirak 2-2 2-0 4-2
2Q Greece Panionios 2-3 0-2 2-5
Notes
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • Q: Qualifying round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • 1R: First round
  • 2R: Second round

References

  1. ^ a b c "Obdobje: 1947-1963" (in Slovenian). ND Gorica. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Gorica" (in Slovenian). Slovenian PrvaLiga. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Obdobje: 1963-1980" (in Slovenian). ND Gorica. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "Napeto do konca, Gorica prvak" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. 30 May 2004. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "HIT Gorica tretji? zapored prvak" [Third title in a row for Gorica]. Delo (in Slovenian). 4 June 2006. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "Gorica - Arhiv - Prva liga Telekom Slovenije" (in Slovenian). Slovenian PrvaLiga. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ Ervin ?urli? (1 August 2013). "Gorica potrdila sodelovanje s Parmo" [Gorica confirmed cooperation with Parma] (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ A. V. (21 May 2014). "Ne Maribor, Gorica je pokalni prvak" [Not Maribor, Gorica is the cup winner] (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ D. S. (2 June 2019). "Se?anci vzeli Gori?anom prvoliga?ki status" (in Slovenian). Nova Gorica: RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "Prva ekipa 2019-20" [2019-20 First Team] (in Slovenian). ND Gorica. Retrieved 2019.

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