1. HNL | Croatia - an overview
The Prva HNL or the 1. HNL is also known as the Croatian First Football League, and is the top level or professional football within the Croatian league system.
There are just 10 teams in this league, with the winners picking up the Croatian First Football League trophy. Dinamo Zagreb are probably the most famous and successful of the Croatian clubs, having lifted this title 19 times.
There is no promotion from the 1 HNL, but the top team qualifies for the UEFA Champions League, with the runner up entering the 2nd stage qualifying round. Third and fourth qualify for the Europa League. One further Europa League place is determined by domestic cup competition.
Dinamo Zagreb, HNK Gorica, HNK Rijeka, Hajduk Split, Inter Zaprešić, Lokomotiva Zagreb, NK Istra 1961, NK Osijek, NK Rudeš, NK Slaven Belupo, NK Varaždin
Gradski stadion Velika Gorica - HNK Gorica, Gradski stadion u Koprivnici - NK Slaven Belupo, Stadion Aldo Drosina - NK Istra 1961, Stadion Gradski vrt - NK Osijek, Stadion Kantrida - HNK Rijeka, Stadion Maksimir - Dinamo Zagreb, Stadion Poljud - Hajduk Split, Stadion u Kranjčevićevoj - Lokomotiva Zagreb, Stadion u Kranjčevićevoj - NK Rudeš, ŠRC Zaprešić - Inter Zaprešić