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NK Junak Sinj

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Junak Sinj
Full nameNogometni Klub Junak Sinj
Founded18 July 1916; 104 years ago (18 July 1916)
GroundGradski stadion Sinj
Capacity15,000
ChairmanStipe Perić
ManagerStipe Balajić
LeagueDruga HNL
2019–202.HNL
(promoted)

Nogometni Klub Junak Sinj (Football Club Junak Sinj), commonly referred to as Junak Sinj or just Junak, is a Croatian football club based in the town of Sinj, in the southern Croatian region of Dalmatia. They currently compete in the Croatian Second Football League. Junak play their home matches at the 3,096-seated Gradski stadion Sinj (English: Sinj City Stadium).

History

NK Junak Sinj was founded on 18 July 1916. For a brief period between 1922 and 1924 the club was called Velebit. The club was established by university students from Sinj who had been introduced to football in cities such as Split and Zagreb and who decided to form a club in their hometown. The name Junak (English: Hero) was chosen as a reply to Hajduk (English: Outlaw), as in Hajduk Split, the name of the well-known club from the nearby city of Split which had been formed five years earlier. The first President was Ante Brož.

The club's home kit is blue, although they played in black and white kits in the early 20th century as blue cloth was expensive and difficult to come by at the time. Junak played their very first game on 15 August 1916 and the side was captained by Mirko Kačić. After finishing in a low 14th position in the 2017/2018 season the club won first place in the 2018/2019 season.[1]

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Croatia CRO Mario Pernat
GK Croatia CRO Marko Ćurković
DF Croatia CRO Andrija Bandalo
DF Croatia CRO Hrvoje Mandac (captain)
MF Croatia CRO Petar Bašić-Šiško
MF Croatia CRO Ivan Batovanja
MF Croatia CRO Jure Matijašević
MF Croatia CRO Mijo Mišerda
MF Croatia CRO Ante Perić
MF Croatia CRO Stipe Poljak
MF Croatia CRO Dino Ramljak
MF Croatia CRO Dražen Vitić
MF Croatia CRO Mario Vrdoljak
FW Croatia CRO Domagoj Barać
FW Croatia CRO Josip Kozina
FW Croatia CRO Mario Midenjak
FW Croatia CRO Ante Petričić
FW Croatia CRO Lovro Šindik
FW Croatia CRO Duje Tadić

References

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