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Dinamo domination continues in Croatia

Published: Tuesday 22 April 2014, 21.40CET
GNK Dinamo Zagreb have claimed their ninth successive Croatian First League title with four matches to spare, securing the championship by beating NK Hrvatski dragovoljac.
by Elvir Islamović
from Zagreb
Dinamo domination continues in Croatia
Dinamo celebrate during their 5-0 win against Hrvatski dragovoljac ©GNK Dinamo Zagreb
Published: Tuesday 22 April 2014, 21.40CET

Dinamo domination continues in Croatia

GNK Dinamo Zagreb have claimed their ninth successive Croatian First League title with four matches to spare, securing the championship by beating NK Hrvatski dragovoljac.

GNK Dinamo Zagreb have claimed their ninth successive Croatian First League title with four matches to spare thanks to a 5-0 defeat of NK Hrvatski dragovoljac.

The defeat of the league's bottom club moved Dinamo 12 points ahead of HNK Rijeka, their superior head-to-head record ensuring they will finish above their title rivals in the final standings. Dinamo have therefore stretched their run of championship-winning seasons, which started in 2005/06, and have now claimed 20 league titles in all.

The run of success followed the 2005 appointment of Zoran Mamić, who returned to Dinamo as a player before becoming sporting director and, now, coach. "It's a great feeling to be a champion, and when you do it nine times in a row it's the greatest feeling for every person in the club," said Mamić, whose side are closing in on Skonto FC's European record of 14 successive Latvian league titles, set between 1992 and 2004.

"This is the ninth title in a row since I returned to the club as a player," Mamić added. "Now, as a coach, I am proud of all my players. I am lucky to have guys who are willing to listen and learn. We will not have a big celebration now; we still have a league match on Saturday and a cup game next Wednesday. We need to be on top form in every match." 

Last updated: 22/04/14 22.15CET

Results

Croatian First League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 22/04/2014 19:23 CET

22/04/2014

Dinamo ZagrebDinamo Zagreb5-0Hrvatski dragovoljacHrvatski dragovoljac

Pavičić 28, Čop 50, Soudani 62, Halilović 64, Husejinović 90+1

Venue: Zagreb

Standings

Last updated: 22/04/2014 19:23 CET

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