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2010–11 Croatian Second Football League

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Season  2010–11
Promoted  Lučko
Biggest away win  Suhopolje 0–7 Lučko
Champion  HNK Gorica
Goals scored  643
Champions  Gorica
Top goalscorer  Hrvoje Tokić (19)
Dates  21 Aug 2010 – 29 May 2011
Location  Croatia
Matches played  238
2010–11 Croatian Second Football League
Biggest home win  Međimurje 10–0 Vukovar '91
People also search for  2009–10 Croatian Second Football League

The 2010–11 Druga HNL (also known as 2. HNL) was the 20th season of Croatia's second level football competition since its establishment in 1992. RNK Split were league champions and were promoted to Prva HNL at the end of the previous season. The competition started on 21 August 2010 and ended on 29 May 2011.

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Format

The league was contested by 16 teams (two more than in the previous season). Despite planned reduction in the number of clubs in Prva HNL for the 2011–12 season (in which the top flight was set to be reduced from 16 to 12 clubs), CFF Assembly on 17 December 2010 delayed the execution of this changes by one year. In that scenario five clubs would have been relegated from top level to Druga HNL and Druga HNL winners promoted to top level, with five teams relegated from Druga HNL to third level.

Instead, Druga HNL will stay at 16 teams with only the last four teams being relegated and the first three teams from 2010–11 Druga HNL earning promotion (if they are granted with top level license). As for promotion from third level, winners of all three divisions of Treća HNL (West, East and South) will be promoted to Druga HNL, while the fourth club will be decided from a qualifying round between second-placed teams from East and West division.

Changes from last season

The following clubs have been promoted or relegated at the end of the 2009–10 season:

League table

Updated to games played on 29 May 2011.
Source: Druga-HNL.hr, Sportnet.hr (Croatian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored
For deciding champion, promotion and relegation: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored
1 Only Lučko were granted top level license, Gorica's license was revoked after appeal from Istra 1961. Third placed Pomorac unsuccessfully tried to obtain it through arbitration.
2 Only two teams from Treća HNL were granted license for competing in the Druga HNL, but only Radnik Sesvete was promoted as Segesta didn't finish the season within top five places.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results

Updated to games played on 29 May 2011.
Source: Druga-HNL.hr
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Croatia Sesvete was suspended and thus unable to play the match so the game was awarded 3–0 to Vukovar '91
Match was played at Lučko due to severe weather conditions
a Match was abandoned after 72 minutes at the result 3–0 for Vinogradar as Dugopolje was left with only six players on the field. The game was later awarded 3–0 to Vinogradar.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers

The top scorers in the 2010–11 Druga HNL season were:

References

2010–11 Croatian Second Football League Wikipedia


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