Prva HNL
Prva HNL
Country Croatia Croatia
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1992
Number of teams 10
Relegation to Croatian Second League
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Croatian Cup, Croatian Super Cup
UEFA cup(s) UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League
Current champions Dinamo Zagreb (17th title) (2014–15)
Most successful club Dinamo Zagreb
(17 titles)
TV T-Hrvatski Telekom
(Arenasport channels)
Website Official website
Football current event 2015–16 season

The Croatian First Football League, also known as Prva HNL or 1. HNL) or for sponsorship reasons the MAXtv Prva Liga, is the top Croatian football league competition, established in 1992. The winners qualify for the UEFA Champions League. Dinamo Zagreb are the current champions, having won their tenth consecutive title in the 2014–15 season, and are the most successful club with 17 titles overall, followed by Hajduk Split with six titles.

Since 2003, the league has been named after its main sponsor, giving it the following names (Logos see below):

  • 2003–2007 – Prva HNL Ožujsko (Sponsored by Zagrebačka pivovara and their Ožujsko beer brand.)
  • 2007–2011 – T-Com Prva HNL (Sponsored by T-Hrvatski Telekom, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom.)
  • 2011–present – MAXtv Prva Liga (Sponsored by T-Hrvatski Telekom, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom.)

Members for 2015–16

The following ten clubs will contest the Croatian First Football League 2015-16 season, the 25th season since the league's establishment.

Most of the clubs currently competing in the Croatian top level also had spells in the Yugoslav First League before Croatian clubs abandoned it in 1991 – as of the 2015–16 season seven out of nine Croatian clubs which had appeared in the Yugoslav top division at some point between 1945 and 1991 compete in the Croatian top level - the remaining two being Cibalia, currently in second level, and the fourth level side Trešnjevka).

As of 2015, four of the 12 founding members of the league have never been relegated - Dinamo Zagreb, Hajduk Split, Osijek and Rijeka.

in 2014–15
First season in
top division
Number of seasons
in top division
Number of seasons
in 1. HNL
First season of
current spell in
top division
Top division
Last top division title
Dinamo Zagreb0011st1946–4769251946–4721 nb12014–15
Hajduk Split0033rd19238725192315 nb22004–05
Inter ZaprešićZZZ1st in 2.HNL199216162015–160 N/A
Istra 1961 0099th2004–05992009–100 N/A
Lokomotiva 0044th1946–471672009–100 N/A
Osijek0088th1953–5439251981–820 N/A
Rijeka0022nd1946–4753251974–750 N/A
Slaven Belupo 0066th1997–9819191997–980 N/A
RNK Split 0077th1957–58862010–110 N/A
NK Zagreb0055th195241242014–1512001–02

† – One of the 12 founding members of the league in the inaugural 1992 season.
‡ – Appeared in all 25 seasons up to and including the 2015–16 season.
nb1 – Dinamo Zagreb tally includes four Yugoslav and 17 Croatian league titles.
nb2 – Hajduk Split tally includes nine Yugoslav and six Croatian league titles.

External links

Croatian First Football League 2017-18

Cibalia · Dinamo Zagreb · Hajduk Split · Inter Zaprešić · Istra 1961 · Lokomotiva · Osijek · Rijeka · Slaven Belupo · Zagreb

Croatian First Football League stadiums 2015-16

Aldo Drosina (Pula) · Gradski (Koprivnica) · Gradski vrt (Osijek) · Kranjčevićeva (Zagreb) · Maksimir (Zagreb) · Park Mladeži (Split) · Poljud (Split) · Rujevica (Rijeka) · ŠRC Zaprešić (Zaprešić)

Croatian First Football League seasons

2000-01 · 2001-02 · 2002-03 · 2003-04 · 2004-05 · 2005-06 · 2006-07 · 2007-08 · 2008-09 · 2009-10 · 2010-11 · 2011-12 · 2012-13 · 2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 ·

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