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Croatian Second Football League

Croatian Second Football League
Country Croatia
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2
Promotion to1. HNL
Relegation to3. HNL
Domestic cup(s)Croatian Cup
Current champions?ibenik[1]
Most championshipsCibalia
Inter Zapre?i?
RNK Split (3 titles)
TV partnersHNTV
2019-20 season

The Croatian Second Football League (Croatian: Druga hrvatska nogometna liga or, more commonly, Druga HNL or 2. HNL) is the second highest football league in Croatia. The league was formed in 1991 with the dissolution of the Yugoslav Second League and it is operated by the Croatian Football Federation.

Between the 2001-02 season and 2005-06 season, the league was split in two divisions, one being the Northern Croatian Second League and the other being the Southern Croatian Second League. Each of these two leagues comprised twelve teams playing under a system pretty much identical to the one in the Prva HNL. However, since the start of the 2006-07 season, the united Croatian Second League comprises twelve teams from the entire country. Relegation from this division is into one of the regional divisions of the Tre?a HNL.

Members for 2019-20

Winning clubs



Winners that haven't been promoted due to various reasons
Season Divisions Division winners Clubs promoted to Prva HNL Top scorer Goals
1992 Zagreb (6 clubs) Radnik Velika Gorica Radnik Velika Gorica
Dalmatia (8 clubs) Primorac Stobre?
Rijeka & Istra (4 clubs) Pazinka
1992-93 North (16 clubs) Dubrava Zagreb Dubrava Zagreb
Primorac Stobre?
South (16 clubs) Primorac Stobre?
1993-94 North (16 clubs) Marsonia Marsonia
South (16 clubs) Neretva
1994-95 North (16 clubs) Slavonija Po?ega Slavonija Po?ega
Mladost 127
Uskok Klis
Hrvatski Dragovoljac
South (17 clubs) Uskok Klis
West (19 clubs) Hrvatski Dragovoljac
1995-96 North (16 clubs) Slaven Belupo Slaven Belupo
Olimpija Osijek
?akovec Union
Junak Sinj
Zagorec Krapina
Napredak Velika Mlaka
South (16 clubs) Junak Sinj
West (18 clubs) Samobor
1996-97 Center (16 clubs) Lu?ko None
East (16 clubs) Croatia ?akovo
North (16 clubs) Budu?nost Hodo?an
South (19 clubs) RNK Split
West (16 clubs) Jadran Pore?
1997-98 Center (17 clubs) Segesta Cibalia
East (16 clubs) Cibalia
North (16 clubs) ?akovec
South (17 clubs) RNK Split
West (16 clubs) Jadran Pore?
1998-99 19 clubs Vukovar '91 Vukovar '91
Istra Pula
Croatia Dubravko Zdrili? 29
1999-00 17 clubs Marsonia Marsonia
Croatia Miroslav Vuki? 26
2000-01 18 clubs Kamen Ingrad Kamen Ingrad
Pomorac Kostrena
T?K Topolovac
2001-02 North (16 clubs) Vukovar '91 None
South (16 clubs) Istra Pula
2002-03 North (16 clubs) Marsonia Marsonia
Inker Zapre?i?
South (16 clubs) Inker Zapre?i?
2003-04 North (16 clubs) Me?imurje Me?imurje
Pula 1856
South (16 clubs) Pula 1856
2004-05 North (16 clubs) Cibalia Cibalia
South (16 clubs) Novalja
2005-06 North (16 clubs) Belie ?ibenik
South (16 clubs) ?ibenik
2006-07 16 clubs Inter Zapre?i? Inter Zapre?i?
Croatia Zdravko Popovi? 30
2007-08 16 clubs Croatia Sesvete Croatia Sesvete Croatia Marijan Maruna 19
2008-09 16 clubs Istra 1961 Istra 1961
Croatia Marijan Vuka 19
2009-10 14 clubs RNK Split RNK Split
Hrvatski Dragovoljac
Croatia Romano Obilinovi? 17
2010-11 16 clubs Gorica Lu?ko Croatia Hrvoje Toki? 19
2011-12 15 clubs Dugopolje None Croatia Alen Gu? 16
2012-13 16 clubs Hrvatski Dragovoljac Hrvatski Dragovoljac Croatia Dra?en Pil?i? 18
2013-14 12 clubs NK Zagreb NK Zagreb North Macedonia Ilija Nestorovski 20
2014-15 12 clubs Inter Zapre?i? Inter Zapre?i? North Macedonia Ilija Nestorovski 24
2015-16 12 clubs Cibalia Cibalia Croatia Frane Vitai? 15
2016-17 12 clubs Rude? Rude? Bosnia and Herzegovina Benjamin Tatar 13
2017-18 12 clubs Gorica Gorica Croatia Domagoj Droek 16
2018-19 14 clubs Vara?din Vara?din Croatia Leon Benko 21
2019-20[1] 16 clubs ?ibenik ?ibenik Croatia Deni Juri? 9


  1. ^ a b "NASTAVAK NOGOMETNIH NATJECANJA 30. SVIBNJA". (in Croatian). 6 May 2020. Retrieved 2020.

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