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HNK Rijeka in European football

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Club  HNK Rijeka
First entry  1978–79 European Cup Winners' Cup
Latest entry  2016–17 UEFA Europa League

HNK Rijeka are a Croatian football club. This article details their record in European football competitions.

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History

HNK Rijeka have participated in UEFA competitions on 16 occasions, with 12 appearances since 1999. The club's greatest achievement was the 1978–79 European Cup Winners' Cup quarter–final, where they lost 2–0 on aggregate against Juventus. Among other notable continental successes, Rijeka qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League in two consecutive seasons, in 2013–14 and 2014–15, keeping an undefeated run for 12 consecutive home matches. Rijeka are one of only three Croatian clubs that have qualified for the group stages of UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League. In 2014–15, Rijeka became the first club from former Yugoslavia to win eight European fixtures in one season. Rijeka faced eventual competition winners on two separate occasions, Real Madrid in the 1984–85 UEFA Cup and Sevilla in the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League.

Summary by competition

Source: uefa.com, Last updated on 4 August 2016.
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against. Defunct competitions indicated in italics.

Summary by ground

Source: uefa.com, Last updated on 4 August 2016.
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against.

Matches by season

Last updated on 4 August 2016.

Record wins and defeats

  • Home win: 5–0 v. Prestatyn Town, 2013–14, 18 July 2013.
  • Away win: 5–1 v. Víkingur, 2014–15, 31 July 2014.
  • Home defeat: 0–3 v. Partizan, 1999–2000, 4 August 1999; v. Aberdeen, 2015–16, 16 July 2015.
  • Away defeat: 0–4 v. Vitória, 2013–14, 19 September 2013.
  • Record by country of opposition

    Updated on 4 August 2016.

    Player records

  • Most appearances in UEFA club competitions:
  • 24 appearances: Zoran Kvržić
  • Top scorer in UEFA club competitions:
  • 8 goals: Andrej Kramarić
  • Most goals in a single match:
  • 3 goals: Damir Desnica (7 November 1979 v Lokomotíva Košice); Leon Benko (18 July 2013 v Prestatyn Town); Adis Jahović (7 August 2014 v Víkingur); Andrej Kramarić (23 October 2014 v Feyenoord).
  • UEFA coefficient history (2013–)

    (As of 23 February 2017), Source: Bert Kassies website.

    In European football, UEFA coefficients are used to rank and seed teams in club competitions. The coefficients are calculated by UEFA, who administer football within Europe.

    References

    HNK Rijeka in European football Wikipedia


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