15 Facts About Dinamo Zagreb


The newly established Dinamo Zagreb took over Gradanski's colors and nickname, inherited its pre-war fan base, and in 1969 even adopted a badge strongly resembling Gradanski's.

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Dinamo Zagreb later added three more cup titles and two championship wins.

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Dinamo Zagreb was through to the second round, where they were drawn against Scottish side Dunfermline.

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Dinamo Zagreb took part of the initial UEFA Cup season, but lost in the second round of the competition to Rapid Wien on the away goals rule.

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Dinamo Zagreb claimed that Edmond Tomic, who joined Rijeka that season from Lirija, didn't serve a one-match suspension following two yellow cards received while playing for his former club.

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In 1982, Dinamo Zagreb sealed their fourth Yugoslav championship and in 1983 won their seventh Yugoslav Cup, the club's last trophy as a part of the SFR Yugoslavia.

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Dinamo Zagreb was very close to finishing second after wins against Villarreal at home and Club Brugge away, but failed to win in their last game against PAOK at home, thus failing to qualify for the next stage.

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Dinamo Zagreb managed to reach the group stage of the Champions League in 2011 after beating Neftci Baki, HJK Helsinki and Malmo FF.

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Dinamo Zagreb finished last in the group stage, with a -19 goal difference and 22 total goals conceded.

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Dinamo Zagreb got drawn in the Group K together with Feyenoord, CSKA Moscow and Wolfsberg.

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Dinamo Zagreb were then drawn to play Tottenham Hotspur in the Round of 16.

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GNK Dinamo Zagreb played their first European Cup match against Czechoslovak side Dukla Prague in 1958.

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Dinamo Zagreb is a registered corporate personhood, more precisely a nonprofit organization that, unlike the football clubs organized as limited companies, does not issue shares, and, consistently with the Croatian law for citizens' associations, does not pay income tax.

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Each legally capable member of Dinamo Zagreb has an equal say in its democratic processes; for example, the elections for the representatives in the chairmanship of the club.

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The arranged reconstruction of Stadion Maksimir soon became an enormous financial problem for the city, and for a brief period of time Bandic was planning to call a referendum in which the citizens of Dinamo Zagreb would decide whether to continue with investments into Stadion Maksimir, or rather to build a brand new Stadion Kajzerica.

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