World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

NK Pazinka

Article Id: WHEBN0012374946
Reproduction Date:

Title: NK Pazinka  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Dado Pršo, List of football clubs in Croatia, Druga HNL, Luka Bonačić, Ivica Matković (football coach), Igor Pamić, Tonči Gabrić, Almir Memić, 1992–93 Prva HNL, 1993–94 Prva HNL
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

NK Pazinka

Pazinka
Full name Nogometni klub Pazinka
Founded 1948 (as SD Pazin)
Ground Igralište NK Pazinka
Ground Capacity 2,500
Chairman Edi Ćus
Manager Albert Rajc
League First League of Istria County
2012–13 Second County League - Center, 1st (promoted)
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours

NK Pazinka is a Croatian football club based in the town of Pazin in Istria. Founded in 1948, their greatest success was competing in the Croatian top flight 1. HNL for two seasons between 1992 and 1994. They are currently members of the First League of Istria County.

History

The club was established in 1948 as part of the SD Pazin sports society.[1] They spent the next few decades in relative obscurity contesting Istrian regional league competitions within the Yugoslav league system. In 1970 the club was renamed NK Pazinka, after the local textile factory which began sponsoring the club after it had ran into financial difficulties.[1] In 1985 they won promotion to Croatian League West, one of several regional fourth level divisions in SR Croatia. In spite of winning the division in 1989–90 Pazinka failed to progress further up the football pyramid and remained at fourth level until the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1991.

Following Croatia's independence in 1991 Pazinka entered one of the three regional divisions of the newly formed 2. HNL in the shortened 1992 season and finished top, thus gaining promotion to top level in 1992–93.[2] They finished their debut top level season in 11th place but were then relegated in the 1993–94 season.[2]

Notable players who appeared for Pazinka during this spell included Dado Pršo (later with AS Monaco and Rangers), Zoran Škerjanc (formerly of Dinamo Zagreb and Recreativo Huelva) and Damir Desnica (one of the very few deaf professional footballers, formerly with Rijeka and Kortrijk).

The club then spent several seasons in second level before slipping down to 3. HNL in the 1997–98 season which coincided with the bankruptcy of the Pazinka textile factory.[1] After spending a few years struggling to stay in third level they slipped down to fourth level in 2003 and then again to fifth level in 2004. However, Pazinka won the fifth level Istria Group and earned promotion back to 4. HNL in 2007–08.

References

External links

  • Official website (Croatian)
  • NK Pazinka at Nogometni leksikon (Croatian)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.