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NK Celje

Celje
NK Celje logo.svg
Full nameNogometni klub Celje
Nickname(s)Grofje (The Counts)
Rumeno-modri
(The Yellow and Blues)
Founded28 December 1919; 101 years ago (28 December 1919)[1][2] (as SK Celje)
GroundStadion Z'de?ele
Capacity13,059
PresidentMilo? Rov?nik
ManagerJi?í Jaro?ík
LeagueSlovenian PrvaLiga
2019-20Slovenian PrvaLiga, 1st of 10 (champions)
WebsiteClub website

Nogometni klub Celje (English: Celje Football Club), commonly referred to as NK Celje or simply Celje ['ts:lj?], is an association football club from Celje, Slovenia. They play in the Slovenian PrvaLiga. Together with Maribor, they are the only club that have participated in every season of the Slovenian PrvaLiga since its formation in 1991.[3] Celje won their first league title in the 2019-20 season. They have also won the 2004-05 edition of the Slovenian Cup.

History

The club was formed in 1919 as SK Celje.[1][2] Soon after the World War II, in 1946, the club changed its name to NK Kladivar.[2] In 1964 they qualified for the Yugoslav Second League, where they played for one year.[2]

In 1992, one year after Slovenia gained independence from Yugoslavia, the club was renamed to Publikum due to sponsorship reasons.[2] They reached the finals of Slovenian Cup in 1993 and 1995, but lost on both occasions, having been beaten by Olimpija and Mura, respectively.[4] In 2003, Celje was in a title race with Maribor until the last two rounds, but in the end finished second and also lost the Slovenian cup final against Olimpija during the same season.[5] Two years later, in 2005, the club reached the final for the fourth time and this time they finally lifted their first trophy, defeating Gorica 1-0 in front of their own fans at the Arena Petrol.[6] Celje were also in the finals the next year, but lost to Koper after the penalty shoot-out.[7]

In 2020, Celje won their first national title after winning the 2019-20 Slovenian PrvaLiga season.[8]

Stadium

For most of its early years, the club played at the Glazija Stadium, but obtained the Skalna Klet after merging with D Celje in 1967. Glazija was demolished in 1983 and the club moved permanently to Skalna Klet. Since the stadium was in bad shape and could not meet UEFA stadia criteria, the club officials decided to build a new stadium and in 2003 the main stand of the new Arena Petrol stadium was built. The capacity at the time was 3,600 covered seats. After 2003, three new separate stands were built and when the last one opened in 2008, the stadium was completed. The current capacity of the stadium is 13,059 seats from which around 50% are covered.[9] In July 2017, the stadium was renamed to Stadion Z'de?ele.[10]

Current squad

As of 15 November 2020[11]

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 Metod Jurhar
2 DF Curaçao CUW Bradley Martis
3 DF Slovenia SVN Du?an Stojinovi?
4 DF Croatia CRO Josip ?alu?i?
5 DF Montenegro MNE Mirko Miliki?
6 MF Slovenia SVN Nino Pungar?ek
7 DF Slovenia SVN Denis ?traus
8 MF Slovenia SVN Jon ?porn
9 MF Slovenia SVN Roman Bezjak
10 MF Slovenia SVN Jakob Novak
11 FW Slovenia SVN Luka Kerin
12 GK Slovenia SVN Stefan Mo?i?
13 MF Slovenia SVN Matic Vrbanec
14 FW Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Mi?o Kuzmanovi?
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 DF Slovenia SVN Amadej Brecl
17 MF Slovenia SVN Lan ?travs
19 FW Slovenia SVN Ga?per Koritnik
22 GK Slovenia SVN Matja? Rozman
23 MF Slovenia SVN ?an Benedi?i?
24 FW Croatia CRO Ivan Bo?i? (on loan from Dinamo Zagreb II)
25 DF Moldova MDA Denis Marandici
30 DF Slovenia SVN ?an Zaletel
50 MF Slovenia SVN Rok ?traus
55 FW Croatia CRO Filip Dangubi?
71 MF Slovenia SVN Maj Rori?
77 FW Slovenia SVN Tom Kljun
97 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Advan Kadu?i?

Honours

League

Cup

Domestic league and cup results

Season League Position Pts P W D L GF GA Cup
1991-92 1. SNL 9 41 40 14 13 13 43 51 Round of 16
1992-93 1. SNL 10 32 34 12 8 14 37 47 Runners-up
1993-94 1. SNL 4 38 30 14 10 6 50 34 Round of 16
1994-95 1. SNL 6 38 30 16 6 8 50 27 Runners-up
1995-96 1. SNL 5 51 36 13 12 11 62 47 Semi-finals
1996-97 1. SNL 4 47 36 12 11 13 55 61 Quarter-finals
1997-98 1. SNL 6 49 36 14 7 15 57 57 Quarter-finals
1998-99 1. SNL 7 42 33 10 12 11 30 35 Round of 16
1999-00 1. SNL 6 47 33 11 14 8 53 45 Quarter-finals
2000-01 1. SNL 5 50 33 15 5 13 59 52 First round
2001-02 1. SNL 6 48 33 14 6 13 50 39 Round of 16
2002-03 1. SNL 2 55 31 15 10 6 57 38 Runners-up
2003-04 1. SNL 10 39 32 11 6 15 61 52 Quarter-finals
2004-05 1. SNL 3 52 32 16 4 12 47 28 Winners
2005-06 1. SNL 6 49 36 15 4 17 48 59 Runners-up
2006-07 1. SNL 7 45 36 11 12 13 54 51 Semi-finals
2007-08 1. SNL 8 45 36 13 6 17 42 51 Quarter-finals
2008-09 1. SNL 4 53 36 15 8 13 48 39 Round of 16
2009-10 1. SNL 5 51 36 14 9 13 53 56 Semi-finals
2010-11 1. SNL 8 37 36 9 10 17 41 55 Round of 16
2011-12 1. SNL 8 37 36 9 10 17 44 56 Runners-up
2012-13 1. SNL 5 49 36 12 13 11 39 39 Runners-up
2013-14 1. SNL 8 37 36 10 7 19 30 58 Quarter-finals
2014-15 1. SNL 2 70 36 20 10 6 58 31 Runners-up
2015-16 1. SNL 5 45 36 11 12 13 32 46 Runners-up
2016-17 1. SNL 5 55 36 15 10 11 48 39 Round of 16
2017-18 1. SNL 5 50 36 14 8 14 56 51 Semi-finals
2018-19 1. SNL 5 49 36 12 13 11 45 51 Round of 16
2019-20 1. SNL 1 69 36 19 12 5 74 36 Quarter-finals
Totals 1. SNL 1 Title 1370 1009 386 268 355 1423 1331 1 Cup
*Best results are highlighted.

European record

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

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1993-94 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Qualifying round Denmark Odense BK 0-1 0-0 0-1
1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group stage Turkey Antalyaspor 1-1 -- 2nd
Israel Maccabi Haifa -- 1-0
Russia Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod 1-2 --
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Proleter Zrenjanin -- 0-0
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round Denmark Aarhus 7-1 0-1 7-2
Second round Slovakia Petr?alka 5-0 1-1 6-1
Third round Switzerland Lausanne-Sport 1-1 0-0 1-1 (a)
2003-04 UEFA Cup Qualifying round North Macedonia Belasica 7-2 5-0 12-2
First round Israel Maccabi Haifa 2-2 1-2 3-4
2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round Bosnia and Herzegovina Sloboda Tuzla 2-1 0-1 2-2 (a)
2005-06 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round Bulgaria Levski Sofia 1-0 0-3 1-3
2012-13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Moldova Dacia Chi?in?u 0-1 0-1 0-2
2013-14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Norway Tromsø 0-2 2-1 2-3
2015-16 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Poland ?l?sk Wroc?aw 0-1 1-3 1-4
2020-21[a] UEFA Champions League First qualifying round Republic of Ireland Dundalk 3-0[b] --
Second qualifying round Norway Molde 1-2 --
UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round Armenia Ararat-Armenia -- 0-1[c] --
  1. ^ Only one match per qualifying round was played due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. ^ Celje played their home match at Szusza Ferenc Stadion in Budapest (Hungary) due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic between Slovenia and Ireland.
  3. ^ After extra time.

List of managers

References

  1. ^ a b "Klubi" [Clubs] (in Slovenian). Football Association of Slovenia. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Zgodovina" [History] (in Slovenian). NK Celje. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ Gordana Possnig (10 September 2019). "V Celju ?e sto let organizirano igrajo nogomet". Ve?er (in Slovenian). Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "Slovenia - List of Cup Finals". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Slovenia 2002/03". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "Publikum do?akal prvo lovoriko" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. 17 May 2005. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ "Slovenia 2005/06". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ A. V. (22 July 2020). "Celjani prvi? slovenski nogometni prvaki" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ "Stadion" [Stadium] (in Slovenian). NK Celje. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Celjski stadion z novim imenom, odslej bo Arena Z'de?ele". Ekipa24 (in Slovenian). 4 July 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "Seznam igralcev" [List of players] (in Slovenian). NK Celje. Retrieved 2020.

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