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ND Gorica
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Full name Nogometno Društvo Gorica
Nickname(s) Vrtnice (Roses)
Founded 1947
Ground Stadion Športni Park,
Nova Gorica
(Capacity: 3,066)
Chairman Anton Kosmačin
Manager Miran Srebrnič
League 1.SNL
2008-09 2nd
Home colours
Away colours

ND HiT Gorica is a Slovenian association football (soccer) club, playing in the town of Nova Gorica. They have won the Slovenian League championship in 1996 and for three seasons, beginning in 2003-2004. Until 2003 the club was called HIT Gorica.

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History

The history of Slovenian association football in the Goriška region goes back to the year 1907, when the first football club "Jugoslavija" was formed by the Slovenes of Gorizia.

October 1947 marks the beginning of the club with the foundation of "Gorica Club" in Šempeter pri Gorici, where it operated until 1963 when the club's activity was transferred to Nova Gorica, which has remained its seat ever since.

After the declaration of Slovenia's independence in 1991 the club played in the First League under the name HIT GORICA and during the season 1995/96 won the National Championship for the first time. In the seasons that followed, 2000/01, 2001/02 the club became the Cup Winner of Slovenia. Gorica also won National Championship in 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2005/2006.

Honours

Total titles: 14

League

Winners (4): 1995/96, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06
Runners-up (4): 1998/99, 1999/00, 2006/07, 2008/09

Cup

Winners (2): 2001, 2002
Runners-up (1): 2005
Winners (1): 1996

Gorica in European Cups

Season Competition Round Land Club Score
1996–97 UEFA Cup 1Q Republic of Macedonia FK Vardar 0-1, 1-2
1997–98 UEFA Cup 1Q Romania FC Oţelul Galaţi 2-0, 2-4
2Q Belgium Club Brugge K.V. 3-5, 0-3
1999–00 UEFA Cup Q Wales UWIC Inter Cardiff F.C. 2-0, 0-1
1R Greece Panathinaikos FC 0-1, 0-2
2000–01 UEFA Cup Q Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku PFC 0-1, 3-1
1R Italy AS Roma 1-4, 0-7
2001–02 UEFA Cup Q Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku PFC 0-0, 0-1
1R Croatia NK Osijek 1-1, 0-1
2002–03 UEFA Cup Q Romania FC Rapid Bucureşti 0-2, 1-3
2004–05 Champions League 1Q Estonia FC Flora Tallinn 4-2, 3-1
2Q Denmark F.C. Copenhagen 1-2, 5-0
3Q France AS Monaco 0-3, 0-6
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1R Greece AEK Athens F.C. 1-1, 0-1
2005–06 Champions League 1Q Albania KF Tirana 2-0, 0-3
2006–07 Champions League 1Q Northern Ireland Linfield FC 3-1, 2-2
2Q Romania FC Steaua Bucureşti 0-2, 0-3
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1Q Republic of Macedonia FK Rabotnički 1-2, 1-2
2008 Intertoto Cup 1R Malta Hibernians F.C. 3-0, 0-0
2R Bulgaria PFC Chernomorets Burgas 1-1, 0-2
2009–10 Europa League 2Q Finland FC Lahti 1-0, 0-2

Current squad

As of March 2009 Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Slovenia DF Dragoljub Nikolič
4 Slovenia MF Gorazd Gorinšek
6 Slovenia DF Aris Zafirovič
7 Slovenia MF Amedej Vetrih
8 Croatia MF Matija Katanec
9 Slovenia DF Gregor Balažic
10 Slovenia MF Admir Kršić
11 Slovenia FW Etien Velikonja
12 Slovenia GK Vasja Šimčič
13 Slovenia MF Domen Fratina
14 Slovenia DF Matija Škarabot
15 Slovenia MF Dino Martinovič
16 Slovenia DF Nejc Mevlja
17 Slovenia MF Miha Mevlja
18 Slovenia FW Sandi Arčon
No. Position Player
19 Slovenia MF Sebastjan Komel
20 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Goran Galešić
21 Slovenia MF Matej Mlakar
22 Slovenia GK Mitja Pirih
23 Slovenia DF Matija Širok
24 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Enes Demirović
25 Slovenia FW Ivan Brečević
27 Slovenia MF Goran Cvijanović
28 Slovenia FW Dejan Žigon
29 Croatia DF Bojan Đukić
30 Serbia GK Dragan Žilić
31 Slovenia MF Danijel Rakušček
32 Slovenia FW Milan Osterc
35 Slovenia DF Miha Gregorič

Notable former players

SLOVENIA

SERBIA

  • Serbia Novica Nikčevič

MONTENEGRO

MOLDOVA

NIGERIA

ITALY

BRAZIL

JAPAN

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