NK Osijek

Country Croatia Croatia
City Osijek
Founded 1947
Leagues
Prva HNL

NK Osijek is a Croatian football club based in Osijek in eastern Crotia. They currently feature in the Croatian first division.

NK Osijek’s orgin stretched back to a club called NK Udarnik that was established in 1945. In 1946 NK Udarnik and another local club NK Jedinstvo merged together to form NK Slavonija. The very next year this newly formed club merged with NK Bratstvo to create NK Proleter on February 2,1947.

On September 1,1962 NK Proleter joined with Boxing and Athletic club Mladost to form a multi-form Sportsko drustvo Slavonija that started playing as NK Slavonija.

On April 3,1967 Slavonija’s football section separated itself from the sporting side and played under NK Osijek. Since the 1970s, they have almost always featured in the top division of erstwhile Yugoslavia. They enterted the Yugoslav First League in 1977 and played there until 1991.

In 1991 they were one of the founding members of the Prva HNL and have played in the Crotian first division ever since. They gained a UEFA Cup spot in the 1998-1999 season and also won the Croatian Cup in 1999. The club’s most famous is the Croatian legend Davor Suker.NK Osijek play their home matches at the Stadion Gradski vrt that has a capacity of 19,800. The team’s fans are known as Kohorta.

Team Roster

Name Position
Ricardo Bagadur Croatia defender
Antonio Mance Croatia forward
Jerry Uche Mbakogu Nigeria forward
László Kleinheisler Hungary midfielder

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