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NK Osijek is a Croatian football (soccer) club, from Osijek in eastern Croatia.


NK Osijek's early roots are found in club called NK Udarnik that was formed in 1945 under FPR Yugoslavia's new communist authorities on the ashes of dissolved NK Slavija Osijek. Slavija was founded in 1916 and competed in the Narodna liga of Kingdom of Yugoslavia (country's top division) from 1923 until 1940.

In 1946 NK Udarnik and another local club NK Jedinstvo merged together to form a new entity - NK Slavonija. The following year, NK Slavonija merged with NK Bratstvo, again creating a new club called NK Proleter. This took place on February 2, 1947, a date that present day NK Osijek considers to be its birthday.. Club colors were red and blue, which in the 1970s changed to white and blue. For the first time in the First Division, the club entered the 1953. after unsuccessful attempts 1950. and 1952. It is a historical match was against FK Borac Banja Luka from Banja Luka. Group was also to ascertain from Ljubljana) 2 August 1953rd when Franjo Rupnik with 5 goals brought the victory of 5-0, in front of 10,000 spectators. After three seasons in the highest rank, Osijek turns in the season when the club was fined and three match teaching. The club has played at the former playground "Kraj Drave," and since the late 1950s to the present, Osijek matches will be played at the stadium in the Stadion Gradski vrt.On September 1, 1962 NK Proleter joined with the Boxing and Athletic club Mladost and formed a multi-sport Sportsko društvo Slavonija (Slavonija Sporting Society). The football club thus again started competing under the name NK Slavonija.

The club is up to the 1980s was the second division with a permanent attempt to enter the major league (especially 1970., 1971. And 1973.) That had been hindered in many ways. It is particularly interesting to take part in qualifying for the major league 1973rd when Osijek after the expulsion Pristina played with NK Zagreb. In returned, in Zagreb, Osijek was lost on penalty shootout in front of a record 64,000 . Finally, 1977. The club enters the elite class, where with the exception of one season he remained until the collapse of former Yugoslavia. The biggest successes were the sixth place of 1984. and the Cup semifinals.

1992. he started a new Prva HNL, in his first season, playing all the games out of the Gradski vrt, Osijek ends up being the third. In the next two seasons, leads to weaker results, but in the season, Prva HNL Season 1994-95. and 1994-95. Lead by scoring the first league Robert Spehar, Osijek first won in the history of performance in UEFA Cup. After relegation from the ŠK Slovan Bratislava from Bratislava, waiting for two seasons until a new statement. Then again Osijek was the third in the Prva HNL next season, and unfortunately dropped from the Anderlecht in the UEFA Cup. It was 3-1 in Osijek and 0:2 in Brussels. That season, led by Jurica Vranjes, win the first trophy Croatian Cup. It was a shocking game, HNK Cibalia led to 93 minute when Dumitru Mitu equalizer, in extra time Lasic scored a golden goal to bring Cup in Osijek. Prva HNL 1999-00. and 1999-00. Osijek drops out of UEFA Cup smoothly from West Ham United and 0:3 and 1:3, and again won the third place in the league.

Prva HNL 2000-01. and 2000-01. Comes to the renaissance: the first victory against the Dinamo Zagreb in Maksimir in the following nine years, and the passage of the Cup UEFA against the Danish Brondby (2:1 for Osijek in the Copenhagen and in Osijek 0:0), and two wins aganist Rapid Wien (2:1 in Osijek 2-0 in Wien) and staggering against the Slavia Prague (after winning 2-0 in Osijek 1:5 defeat in Prague). Osijek in 2000. year ended as autumn Croatian champion, but after a poor game in the spring completed the championship in third place.
The club's most famous former player is Davor Šuker, who went on to be the most successful Croatian striker and Golden Boot winner at World Cup 1998.



Slavonian derby match between the two largest Croatia Football Club coming from eastern Croatia, Osijek and HNK Cibalia. Each new match these two great rivals, means a great match on the field, but also in the stands where the overruling of Kohorta Osijek from Osijek and Ultras Vinkovci from Vinkovci.


NK Osijek host domestic fixtures at Stadion Gradski vrt which has a capacity of 22,050.


The team's fans are known as Kohorta Osijek.


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Notable players

The following former NK Osijek players have been capped at full international level. Years in brackets indicate their spells at the club.
- Franjo Rupnik (1947–1951)
- Slobodan Janković (footballer born 1946) (1977–1979)
- Ratomir Dujković (1977–1980)
- Ivica Miljković (1977–1980)
- Mustafa Hukić (1978–1981)
- Jasmin Džeko (1980–1984; 1985–1989)
- Vlado Kasalo (1983–1987)
- Slobodan Marović (1984–1986)
- Davor Šuker (1984–1989)
- Milenko Spoljaric (1987–1989)
- Robert Špehar (1988–1992; 1994–1995; 2002–2004)
- Daniel Gecic (2000–2004)
- Miroslav Bičanić (1989–1992; 1993–1995)
- Alyaksandr Myatlitski (1990–1991)
- Goran Vlaović (1990–1991)
- Željko Vuković (1990–1991)
- Bakir Beširević (1992–1994; 1994–2002)
- Nenad Bjelica (1992–1993; 1999–2001)
- Tomislav Rukavina (1992–1993)
- Petar Krpan (1993–1998; 2001)
- Mario Galinović (1993–2002)
- Igor Pamić (1995–1996)
- Nermin Šabić (1996–1997)
- Marko Babić (footballer) (1997–1999; 2011–present)
- Jurica Vranješ (1997–2000)
- Josip Balatinac (1997–2006)
- Stanko Bubalo (1998–2000)
- Almir Turković (1999–2002; 2005–2006)
- Mato Neretljak (2000–2002)
- Goran Ljubojević (2001–2004; 2011–present)
- Ivan Turina (2002–2003)
- Dževad Turković (2002–2004)
- Marijan Buljat (2002–2004)
- Igor Cvitanović (2002–2004)
- Danijel Pranjić (2002–2004)
- Domagoj Vida (2006–2010)
- Andrija Vekić (1981)
- Josip Duvančić (1982)
- Ljupko Petrović (1987)
- Stjepan Čordaš (1989)
- Tonko Vukušić (1990)
- Šaban Jasenica (1990)
- Ivica Grnja (1991)
- Stjepan Čordaš (1992–93)
- Vlado Bilić (1992–93)
- Ivica Grnja (1993–94)

- Ivo Šušak (1993–95)
- Ivica Matković (football coach) (1995–96)
- Ante Čačić (1995–96)
- Ivan Katalinić (1995–96)
- Goran Popović (1996–97)
- Luka Bonačić (1996–97)
- Milan Đuričić (1996–99), (2002–03)
- Stanko Poklepović (1998–00), (2002–03)
- Pavo Strugačevac (1999–00)
- Stanko Mršić (1999–01)
- Vlado Bilić (2000–02)

- Vjekoslav Lokica (2001–02)
- Miroslav Blažević (2001–02)
- Nenad Gračan (2002–03)
- Branko Karačić (2003–04)
- Stjepan Čordaš (2004–05)
- Ivo Šušak (2005–07)
- Miroslav Žitnjak (2006–07)
- Ilija Lončarević (2007–08)
- Tomislav Steinbruckner (2008–10)
- Branko Karačić (2010–11)
- Vlado Bilić (May 2011–)


- Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 3 goals
- - Nenad Bjelica
- - Almir Turković

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