|Full name||Nogometni klub Zadar|
|Founded||1945as FD Zadar|
|Dissolved||20 July 2020|
|2019–20||Treća HNL - South, 11th (relegated)|
Nogometni klub Zadar (English: Football Club Zadar), commonly referred to as NK Zadar or simply Zadar, was a Croatian football club based in Zadar, a city on the Adriatic coast, best known for playing in the top flight of Croatian football for almost twenty years.
The first football club in Zadar was established in 1876 and was named AC Dalmazia. The club played mostly in Italian leagues until the city annexation to Yugoslavia in 1945. On April 26, 1945, a new club named Fiskulturno društvo Zadar was founded, with departments of football, basketball and athletics. On February 9, 1949, the football department was spun off as NK Zadar.
Zadar played in the Yugoslav Second League on a number of occasions, most recently in 1986.
In 1992, as Zadarkomerc the club was a founding member of the Croatian First League. Since 2001, the club has officially been called NK Zadar.
NK Zadar played in the top tier from 1992 to 1999, from 2001 to 2005, and from 2007 to 2015. Most recently, the club has been experiencing financial difficulties, and after two seasons spent in the Croatian Third League – South (2016–17, 2017–18), the club was promoted to the Croatian Second League. After a mid-table finish in 2018–19, Zadar were administratively relegated to the Third League. As of June 2019, the club had hired an attorney to appeal against their relegation.
On 20 July 2020 it was announced that NK Zadar had dissolved because of bankruptcy. A new team, HNK Zadar, was announced as its formal successor.
The club's supporters are known as the Tornado Zadar.
- Prva B HNL:
- Runners-up (1): 1995–96
- Druga HNL:
- Runners-up (1): 2006–07
- Treća HNL - Jug:
- Third place, promotion (1): 2017–18
|1992||1. HNL||22||4||5||13||20||49||13||10th||Mate Šestan||6|
|1992–93||1. HNL||30||9||7||14||30||48||25||12th||SF||Đovani Roso||9|
|1993–94||1. HNL||34||8||17||9||24||36||33||11th||R2||Josip Butić, Anđelko Kvesić||5|
|1994–95||1. HNL||30||7||10||13||33||47||31||13th ↓||R2||Hari Vukas||6|
|1995–96||1. B HNL||30||16||7||7||46||30||55||2nd ↑||SF||Zoran Vujčić||8|
|1996–97||1. A HNL||30||11||7||12||39||45||40||10th||R1||Saša Bjelanović, Joško Španjić||6|
|1997–98||1. HNL||32||10||5||17||36||50||35||6th||R2||Jakov Surać||8|
|1998–99||1. HNL||32||9||7||16||40||54||34||11th ↓||R2||Jakša Krstulović||10|
|1999–2000||2. HNL||32||19||5||8||47||25||62||3rd||R1||Miroslav Vukić||14|
|2000–01||2. HNL||34||18||7||9||40||30||61||4th ↑||R2|
|2001–02||1. HNL||30||9||9||12||43||47||36||9th||R2||Zoran Zekić||14|
|2002–03||1. HNL||32||9||6||17||36||71||33||10th||R2||Dragan Blatnjak||8|
|2003–04||1. HNL||32||7||11||14||46||71||32||6th||R2||Mate Brajković||12|
|2004–05||1. HNL||32||10||2||20||36||70||32||12th ↓||R1||Leonardo Barnjak||11|
|2005–06||2. HNL South||32||15||6||11||52||34||51||7th||R1||Želimir Terkeš||11|
|2006–07||2. HNL||30||20||5||5||55||25||65||2nd ↑||R1||Goran Burčul||10|
|2007–08||1. HNL||33||11||7||15||49||61||40||9th||R1||Želimir Terkeš||21|
|2008–09||1. HNL||33||7||8||18||28||49||29||11th||R2||Želimir Terkeš||7|
|2009–10||1. HNL||30||9||7||14||27||41||34||12th||Antonio Mršić, Ivan Santini||6|
|2010–11||1. HNL||30||11||5||14||31||34||38||10th||Ivan Santini||10|
|2011–12||1. HNL||30||11||7||12||29||44||40||10th||R1||Ivan Santini||10|
|2012–13||1. HNL||33||9||8||15||37||59||35||9th||QF||Stipe Perica||8|
|2013–14||1. HNL||36||10||5||21||35||67||35||7th||QF||Josip Ivančić||8|
|2014–15||1. HNL||36||8||8||20||37||75||32||10th ↓||QF||Ivan Krstanović||6|
|2015–16||2. HNL||33||5||8||20||30||73||23||12th ↓||R2||Vlatko Blažević||10|
|2016–17||3. HNL South||34||13||10||11||50||40||49||7th||R1||Vlatko Blažević||25|
|2017–18||3. HNL South||30||16||6||8||74||37||54||3rd ↑||R2||Karlo Torbarina||16|
|2018–19||2. HNL||26||9||7||10||36||40||34||8th ↓||R2||Antonio Repić||12|
Top scorer shown in bold when he was also top scorer for the division.
To appear in this section a player must have:
- Played at least 150 league games for the club;
- Scored at least 50 league goals for the club; or
- Played at least one international match for their national team while playing for NK Zadar.
Years in brackets indicate their spells at the club.
- Jakov Surać (1992–1998, 2001–2016)
- Fahrudin Šehić (1992–1999)
- Zvonimir Jurić (1994–2005)
- Dalibor Zebić (1996–1999, 2001–2005)
- Luka Modrić (1996–2001; youth team)
- Dragan Blatnjak (2001–2003)
- Danijel Subašić (youth team until 2003; senior team 2003–2009)
- Josip Bilaver (2003–2017)
- Želimir Terkeš (2004–2011, 2012–2013, 2014–2018)
- Dragan Župan (2005–2006, 2006–2009, 2012–2013, 2016–2020)
- Šime Vrsaljko (youth team until 2006)
Note: For a complete list of NK Zadar players, see Category:NK Zadar players.
- "History of the club on the official website". Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
- "NK Zadar angažirao odvjetnika i uložio žalbu na odluku HNS-a o izbacivanju iz Druge lige". Antena Zadar. 6 June 2019.
- "Stadion". NK Zadar.
- "Jakov Surać CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- "Fahrudin Šehić CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- "Zvonimir Jurić CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- "Dalibor Zebić CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- "Josip Bilaver CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- "Želimir Terkeš CFS Profile". Croatian Football Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2014.