In Yugoslav times, major rivalries used to also include Serbian clubs Red Star Belgrade and Partizan. Despite spending most of their recent history playing in the same division as Dinamo, and being from same city, NK Zagreb are not considered major rivals by the fans.
The Bosnian playmaker opened the scoring in the Croatian capital before setting up Gonzalo Higuain for a quickfire second. Injury forced Pjanic to remain in the changing room following half-time but Paulo Dybala added gloss to the scoreline with a long-range contribution shortly after the restart.
During the time Dinamo competed in the Yugoslav football league system, they were Yugoslav First League champions nine times. The team had won 9 Yugoslav Cup editions and had also finished eight times as runners-up. Overall, the club won 54 official domestic titles and two competitive international tournaments, the 1966–67 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 1976 Balkans Cup, making it a grand total of 56 titles won.
In the 2015–16 Champions League, they defeated Fola Esch 4–1 (1–1 at home, 3–0 away) in the second qualifying round, Molde 4–4 (1–1 at home, 3–3 away, winning on away goals) in the third qualifying round, and Skënderbeu Korçë 6–2 (2–1 away, 4–1 at home) in play-off round, later being drawn into group F alongside Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Olympiacos, where they notably defeated Arsenal 2–1 at home on 16 September 2015.
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Lyon eased the pressure on coach Bruno Genesio with a comfortable 3-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb to open their Champions League campaign.
Miralem Pjanic pulled the strings as Juventus recorded their first victory in Champions League Group H by beating Dinamo Zagreb 4-0 at Stadion Maksimir.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Dinamo Zagreb player Arijan Ademi is challenging his four-year ban for doping in the Champions League at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
CAS said Ademi's appeal against UEFA will be heard on Oct. 28.
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Corentin Tolisso's first-half opener was followed by goals from Jordan Ferri and Gnarly Cornet after the break to end a two-game losing run that had raised some questions about Genesio's future.
The club's annual budget for the 2012–13 season was between €20 and €25 million, though the following season it was intentionally halved to €11–12 million, drastically reducing the club's operating expenditure. The club also limited its wage budget, so that the currently highest individual player salary is €400,000 annually, although in recent years first-team players like Josip Šimunić and Ante Rukavina earned as much as €650,000–€670,000 per season.
In 2011, when the chairmanship of Dinamo Zagreb organized a controversial celebration of the club's disputed centennial, a group of experts, along with the club's fans, chose 11 of Dinamo Zagreb's former and current players to fit in an ideal squad in 3–4–3 diamond formation. Shown in brackets is a period in which the players played for the first team of the club.
The team's traditional colour is royal blue, which has been replaced for European matches in recent times with the darker navy blue. The club's biggest rivals are Hajduk Split, and matches between the two teams are referred to as "Eternal Derby." Dinamo are currently reigning Croatian league champions having won their eleventh consecutive Prva HNL title in the 2015–16 season.
The following is a list of former Dinamo players which have made significant contributions to the club while playing for its first team. The list is sorted in alphabetical order and in accordance with the specified inclusion criteria.[note 2] Players that were named in the club's "Best 11" squad are excluded from the list.
Amid the breakup of Yugoslavia and formation of the Croatian football league system, Dinamo left the Yugoslav league in 1991. Dinamo are the only Croatian club with European silverware, having won the 1966–67 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup by defeating Leeds United in the final. They also finished runners-up in the same competition in 1963 when they lost to Valencia.
UEFA banned the 25-year-old Macedonia midfielder last November after he tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol after a 2-1 win over Arsenal.
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The following are lists of top players in terms of number of appearances and goals for Dinamo Zagreb, as of 25 August 2011. Bold denotes players still playing for Dinamo Zagreb.
Dinamo presented a potential banana skin for the Lyon boss -- though when these sides met five years ago Lyon won 7-1 -- and while the scoreline was not as emphatic the expected...
Dinamo Zagreb was founded on 9 June 1945. They entered the Yugoslav First League in its inaugural 1946–47 season, finishing as runners-up. In their second season in Yugoslav top flight in 1947–48 they finished as Yugoslav champions which was their first major trophy. The club won three more league titles and seven Yugoslav Cups.
Juventus dominated the game right from the start beating Dinamo Zagreb 4-0 in UEFA Champions League.
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The following season, Dinamo once again managed to qualify for the Champions League group stage after defeating Ludogorets Razgrad, Sheriff Tiraspol and NK Maribor. They were drawn in group A alongside Porto, Dynamo Kyiv and Paris Saint-Germain. However, they failed to reach the next stage after recording just one point and a −13 goal difference, with their best result a 1–1 draw with Dynamo Kyiv at the Stadion Maksimir.
Dinamo's biggest rivals are Hajduk Split, and the matches between the two teams are referred to as "Eternal Derby" or "Croatian Derby." Matches between the two clubs are recognized as the most anticipated event of Croatian club football, which attracts the greatest number of spectators and most media attention of all the football matches in Croatia. There is also a rivalry with HNK Rijeka.
Last updated: 6 July 2014 Source: GNK Dinamo Zagreb official website
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