Short history of Slovenian Football
Slovenia has participated in international football as an independent nation since 1991, when the country gained independence from SFR Yugoslavia. In Yugoslavia, the majority of Slovenian clubs played in the federal football league system. First post-war champion Nafta competed in the 1946–47 Yugoslav First League, an achievement that was later repeated only by Olimpija Ljubljana and Maribor. Olimpija was the most successful team in the period, playing 22 seasons in Yugoslav top league. The most well-known Slovenian players who managed to get into the Yugoslavia national team were Branko Oblak, Srečko Katanec and Danilo Popivoda.