Croatian Second Football League

Croatian Second Football League
Country  Croatia
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1991
Number of teams 12
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to 1. HNL
Relegation to 3. HNL
Domestic cup(s) Croatian Cup
Current champions Cibalia
TV partners Kreator TV
2016–17 season

The Croatian Second Football League (Croatian: Druga hrvatska nogometna liga or commonly Druga HNL or 2.HNL) is the second highest football league in Croatia. The league was formed in 1991 with the dissolution of the Yugoslav Second League and it is operated by the Croatian Football Federation.

Between the 2001–02 season and 2005–06 season, the league was split in two divisions, one being the Northern Croatian Second League and the other being the Southern Croatian Second League. Each of these two leagues comprised twelve teams playing under a system pretty much identical to the one in the Prva HNL. However, since the start of the 2006–07 season, the united Croatian Second League comprises twelve teams from the entire country. Relegation from this division is into one of the regional divisions of the Treća HNL.

Members for 2016–17

Winning clubs


Season Divisions Division winners Clubs promoted to Prva HNL
1992 North (6 clubs)  Radnik Velika Gorica  Radnik Velika Gorica
South (8 clubs) Primorac Stobreč
West (4 clubs) Pazinka
  1992–93   North (16 clubs) Dubrava Zagreb Dubrava Zagreb
Primorac Stobreč
South (16 clubs) Primorac Stobreč
1993–94 North (16 clubs) Marsonia Marsonia
South (16 clubs) Neretva
1994–95 North (16 clubs)  Slavonija Požega  None
South (17 clubs) Uskok Klis
West (19 clubs) Hrvatski Dragovoljac
1995–96 North (16 clubs) Slaven Belupo
South (16 clubs) Junak Sinj
West (18 clubs) Samobor
1996–97 Center (16 clubs) Lučko
East (16 clubs) Croatia Đakovo
North (16 clubs) Budućnost Hodošan
South (19 clubs) RNK Split
West (16 clubs) Jadran Poreč
1997–98 Center (17 clubs) Segesta Cibalia
East (16 clubs) Cibalia
North (16 clubs) Čakovec
South (17 clubs) RNK Split
West (16 clubs) Jadran Poreč


Season Division North Division South Also promoted
1998–99 Vukovar '91 Istra Pula (2nd)
1999–2000 Marsonia Čakovec (2nd)
2000–01 Kamen Ingrad Pomorac Kostrena (2nd)
Zadar (4th)
TŠK Topolovac (5th)
2001–02 Vukovar '91 Istra Pula N/A
2002–03 Marsonia Inker Zaprešić N/A
2003–04 Međimurje Pula 1856 N/A
2004–05 Cibalia Novalja N/A
2005–06 Belišće Šibenik N/A
2006–07 Inter Zaprešić Zadar (2nd)
2007–08 Croatia Sesvete N/A
2008–09 Istra 1961 Karlovac (2nd)
Lokomotiva (3rd)
Međimurje (5th)
2009–10 RNK Split Hrvatski Dragovoljac (3rd)
2010–11 Gorica Lučko (2nd)
2011–12 Dugopolje N/A
2012–13 Hrvatski Dragovoljac N/A
2013–14 NK Zagreb N/A
2014–15 Inter Zaprešić N/A
2015–16 Cibalia N/A

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