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The 2017–18 Croatian First Football League (officially HT Prva liga for sponsorship reasons) will be the 27th season of the Croatian First Football League, the national championship for men's association football teams in Croatia, since its establishment in 1992. The season is scheduled to start on 14 July 2017 and is expected to end on 19 May 2018.
The league contested of 10 teams.
On 21 April 2017, Croatian Football Federation announced that the first stage of licensing procedure for 2017–18 season was complete. For the 2017–18 Prva HNL, only seven clubs were issued a top level license: Dinamo Zagreb, Hajduk Split, Inter Zaprešić, Lokomotiva, Osijek, Rijeka and Slaven Belupo. All of these clubs except Inter Zaprešić were also issued a license for participating in UEFA competitions. In the second stage of licensing, clubs that were not licensed in the first stage can appeal on the decision. On 23 May 2017, it was announced that all remaining Prva HNL clubs except RNK Split were granted top level license. Four teams from Druga HNL acquired the top level license: Gorica, Rudeš, Solin and NK Zagreb.
The following teams have secured their place in the 2017–18 Prva HNL.
Stadia and locations
|Stadium||City||Home club||Licensed club(s)||Capacity|
|Stadion HNK Cibalia||Vinkovci||Cibalia||9,958|
|Aldo Drosina||Pula||Istra 1961||8,923|
|ŠRC Zaprešić||Zaprešić||Inter Zaprešić||5,228|
|Gradski stadion||Koprivnica||Slaven Belupo||3,134|
Personnel and kits
|Cibalia||Miroslav Gagro||Mladen Bartolović||Frane Vitaić||Jako|
|Dinamo Zagreb||Mirko Barišić||Ivaylo Petev||Domagoj Antolić||adidas|
|Hajduk Split||Ivan Kos||Joan Carrillo||Zoran Nižić||Macron||Tommy|
|Inter Zaprešić||Branko Laljak||Samir Toplak||Ivan Čović||Joma||Veleučilište Baltazar Zaprešić|
|Istra 1961|| Michael Glover,|
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|Darko Raić-Sudar||Goran Roce||Nike||Croatia Osiguranje|
|Lokomotiva||Tin Dolički||Mario Tokić||Luka Capan||Nike||Crodux|
|Osijek||Ivan Meštrović||Zoran Zekić||Borna Barišić||Nike||Osječko|
|Rijeka||Damir Mišković||Matjaž Kek||Mate Maleš||Jako||Sava Osiguranje|
|Rudeš||Ivan Knežević||Iñaki Alonso||Lovre Grbić||Kelme|
|Slaven Belupo||Hrvoje Kolarić||Željko Kopić||Vedran Purić||adidas||Belupo|