Posted by Alex Bonilla on January 3, 2019
Happy New Year! FBref has already gotten far since we first launched in June, expanding to cover 20 major national competitions. The 20th addition is Croatia, as we now have 1. HNL (or First Football League) statistics back to the league's 2007-08 season. One of our major added features in 2018 was getting current-season statistics running, and we also have that for 1. HNL, where on the league's 2018-19 page you can see the current league table, as well as goal leaders, clean sheet leaders and most common nationalities in the league.
As we add more countries we also get to complete more players' professional beginnings, and Croatia is no exception. Luka Modrić has been a key piece of Real Madrid for years, and now we have his age-21 season with Dinamo Zagreb. Elsewhere, Mario Mandžukić won championships with Bayern Munich and Juventus, but before then he was part of three championship squads in Zagreb.
FBref will continue to grow in 2019, and you can keep up with the latest additions of country coverage and new features here on the Sports Reference Blog, or by signing up for FBref's mailing list. Feel free to send us any questions or suggestions through our feedback form or FBref's official Twitter account.