is a Croatian football
club, from the Croatian capital of Zagreb
NK Zagreb's home is the Stadion Kranjčevićeva
with capacity of 8,850. The club's fans are known as the White Angels (Bijeli Anđeli
in Croatian). They are known for their somewhat unique views in the Croatian football supporters scene in that they are strictly opposed to all forms of discrimination (whether it's religious, national, or any other kind), and have a strong anti-hooliganism standpoint.
The nickname of the club is "The Poets" (Pjesnici
in Croatian; first mentioned by a radioreporter Ivo Tomić). Kranjčevićeva street, where their stadium is located, is named after Croatian poet Silvije Strahimir Kranjčević
The club was founded in 1903 as PNIŠK
(Prvi nogometni i športski klub, translated First Football and Sports Club
), being one of the first to be formed in Croatia. First secretary was Dragutin Baki, the president was Vilhelm Witte, and the captain of the team and instructor was Chech Jan Todl.
Since there weren't any clubs to play with, the first official match was played between the club's players divided into two groups in 1904. Ticket income from the match was 3 krune and 3 filirs.
The first international match was played in 1905. against Magyar champion FTC on Magyar Athleticai Club's pitch. Home team won with a high 11:1 score. The players who played for Zagreb were: Filipčić, Schwarz, Todl, Mutefelija, Slavnič, Ugrinić, Polivka, Uhrl, Višinger, Koruna,... Read More