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GNK Dinamo Zagreb

GNK Dinamo Zagreb
Dinamo won the 2010/11 Prva Liga title with four matches to spare ©PIXSELL

GNK Dinamo Zagreb

Formed: 1911
Nickname: Modri

UEFA club competition honours
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• Yugoslavian league title: 9 (1982)
• Croatian league title: 13 (2011)
• Yugoslavian Cup: 9 (1983)
• Croatian Cup: 11 (2011)

History
• GNK Dinamo Zagreb were founded in 1911 as 1. HŠK Građanski. They won five league titles before being disbanded by the Yugoslav Communist Party and reformed, in homage to FC Dinamo Moskva, as Dinamo Zagreb in June 1945.

• Dinamo finished runners-up in the Yugoslav First League in 1946/47 before claiming their first title under their new guise the following campaign. A first Yugoslav Cup was lifted in 1951 and two more titles ensued in 1954 and 1958.

• The first signs of progress in European competition came in the 1960s with a run to the 1961 UEFA European Cup Winners' Cup semi-final and a 4-1 defeat by Valencia CF in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup showpiece two years later. In 1967, Ivan Horvat's side, boasting internationals including Slaven Zambata and Rudolf Belin, became the first Yugoslavian team to win a European club trophy, the 'Golden Generation' securing the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup with a 2-0 aggregate victory against Leeds United AFC.

• Following Croatia's declaration of independence in 1991, Dinamo were renamed HAŠK Građanski and then NK Croatia, who became the predominant footballing force in the country, winning five consecutive titles from 1996 to the turn of the century and appearing twice in the UEFA Champions League group stage. Following objections by supporters, the prefix Dinamo was restored in February 2000.

• Dinamo have enjoyed a resurgence in recent years, winning six successive Prva Liga titles from 2006-2011, the most impressive of which came in 2006/07 when Branko Ivanković's charges amassed 92 out of a possible 99 points. The same coach also masterminded a remarkable sequence of 28 consecutive league victories from 8 November 2006 until 23 September 2007.

Club records
Most appearances: Dražen Ladić (802)
Most goals: Igor Cvitanović (304)
Record victory: 10-1 against NK Pazinka (Croatian first division, 12 December 1993)
Record defeat: 7-1 against Olympique Lyonnais (UEFA Champions League, 7 December 2011; 6-0 on two occasions, most recently at FK Velež (Yugoslavian first division, 1970)

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Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    19/09/2002, Dinamo Zagreb 6-0 Zalaegerszeg, Zagreb
    01/09/1993, Dinamo Zagreb 6-0 B68, Zagreb
  • Biggest defeat:
    07/12/2011, Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 Lyon, Zagreb
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  18
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  9
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  22
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 76
    Sammir (  CRO)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 15
    Igor Cvitanović (  CRO)