|Full name||Silver's Surfers|
|Founded:||November 8, 2007|
|Last season:||1st in V.48|
|Current season:||See current season|
Silver's Surfers is Croatian Hattrick football club, managed by SilverZG and founded in Zagreb on November 8, 2007 as Raiders on the storm. After the team owner decided that they should become farm for Croatian national team, the club changed its name to Farmers on the storm on April 2, 2014. On December 26, 2020 SilverZG decided that the club needs to change its name again, and renamed it Silver's Surfers.
2007 - 2013
The team was founded in Croatian season 19 (World season 34) and played in series VI.436 for 7 seasons, winning it twice, before being promoted to V.58.
In V.58 Raiders were very succesful, achieving #2 in season 24 and winning the series with maximum of 42 points in season 25, thus being promoted to IV.19, where they played an unsuccesful season, being relegated immediately. Raiders were relegated to V.12, where they won the title in season 29, but failed to qualificate to 4th division.
Next season, they finished at dissapointing 3rd place, and manager SilverZG almost decided to stop playing Hattrick. The club then struggled and was relegated back to lowest tier of Croatian Hattrick pyramid, in series VI.433. After coming back from brief semi-retirement, Silver bought a handful of good players and started playing passing, with young players in attacking positions and veterans in defence. This "revamped" Raiders team won back promotion to 5th tier after winning VI.433 with maximum amount of points and was promoted to V.138.
Raiders played in V.138 for 4 seasons, reaching one 4th and two 3rd places in the division before winning the title, the clubs third V division title in history.
The club played two very succesful seasons in IV.12, ending third on both occasions. Buring this time, it was training a lot of players, but most notably wingback Benjamin Ramljak. Ramljak played all 14 games in Croatian unsuccesful campaing (ending 3rd in the group) to reach U20 WC XX in [Italia|Italy]]. As Ramljak was amongst greatest talents in his generation, Raiders had two options - continue training him, but with suffering in results, or to sell him. SilverZG decided that the team will train Ramljak - and many other top Croatian prospects! - thus announcing selling of all other players besides Ramljak, making Olaf Erik Tomschitz, clubs' trusted captain, new long-term coach and deliberately losing all games in the league. On April 2, 2014, the club board decided that new era should be marked by new name, thus renaming the club 'Farmers on the storm'.
2014 - 2020
In the first 4 seasons of farming, Farmers were very bad team, losing almost all games against human opponents and ending in qualifications in all of its seasons in V.205. In qualification game in season 43, Farmers failed to field a team, thus losing the match and being relegated in lowest divison again. But, around this time Ramljak came of age, even earning a few caps for Croatia National Team at the age of 25 and Farmers bought another top wingback prospect in the likes of Zoran Dobrila. The teams fortunes reversed, and the greatest era of success came. Farmers won VI.973 in season 44 and V.128 the next season, but lost qualifications match for IV. Next season ended with dissapointing 3rd place, but in season Farmers again won V.128, and this time defeated IV. league opponent, PoolSideLiver and won promotion to series IV.48.
In IV.48, Farmers enjoyed success, reaching 2nd place in debut season, and surprasingly winning the series title a season after, which earned them first ever promotion to Div. III! In first season in new division, III.15, Farmers again made good result against the odds, ending in 3rd spot. During this time, Dobrila and Ramljak (now National Team players with 50+ caps) were joined by two other Croatia national team players, wingback Vladimir Stipaničev and centre-back Leonardo Kršlović. At the begining of qualificating phase for World Cup XXVIII, Farmers on the storm had four players in Croatia national team roster.
In the season 68, Farmers won the series III.15, which is the greatest result of the club in history. After three more seasons, Farmers got relegeted from III.15 and decided for a rebuild. During the rebuilding phase, they decided to play in the competitive 5th division, V.48.
2020 - Present
During aforementioned rebuilding phase, SilverZG decided that Farmers won't be farm team for Croatian NT anymore. Thus started the new era for the team, which was formalized on December 26, 2020 when the team changed the name for the second time in its 13-year history, becoming Silver's Surfers. The new era of the team started with promoting three players from the youth academy - wingback Bruno Baf (who also made U20 Hrvatska team) and central defenders Pero Žungul and Roland Mulc, and acquiring another Croatian wingback, Nino Grđan, who also has made U20 team. During the end of season 75, Farmers bought three former U20 international inner midfielders - Uzbekistani Armen Dikranyan, Ecuadorian Erick Ron and Liechtensteinian Giorgio Castellano. Those seven players will form the core of the team in the years to come.
Last 10 seasons
Season 82: 1st in III.9
Season 81: 3rd in III.9
Season 80: 4th in III.9
Season 79: 1st in IV.29
Season 78: 1st in V.48
Season 77: 2nd in V.48
Season 76: 5th in V.48
Season 75: 7th in IV.48
Season 74: 1st in V.48
Season 73: 3rd in V.48
Season 72: 7th in IV.23
Season 71: 5th in III.15
Season 70: 4th in III.15
Current squad and staff
Correct as of 21/11/2022
* denotes Home-grown players
Records and Statistics
Note: only official matches are considered, no friendlies. Note: when some record is achieved on multiple times, only first time is listed
|Biggest Home Win||13-01-2012||Raiders on the storm - The mighty cookies||VI.433||12 - 0|
|Biggest Away Win||22-02-2012||Mala Marama - Raiders on the storm||Cup||0 - 12|
|Biggest Home Loss||11-01-2014||Raiders on the storm - NK House||IV.12||0 - 8|
|Biggest Away Loss||08-02-2014||Simuni - Raiders on the storm||Cup||6 - 0|
|Best Team Performance||22-10-2022||Silver's Surfers - Zupa dubrovacka 5 - 0||III.9||503|
|Best Defence Performance||09-09-2017||Laka Lovica - Farmers on the storm 1 - 0||III.15||304|
|Best Midfield Performance||20-05-2017||Farmers on the storm - Baba RYK 2 - 0||III.15||198|
|Best Attack Performance||29-10-2022||The Red Lion Göteborg - Silver's Surfers 0 - 4||III.9||188|
|Largest home attendance||20-11-2021||Silver's Surfers - Vrutki Opatija 6 - 1||IV.29||67 419|
|Lowest home attendance||01-12-2007||Raiders on the storm - Ado i ekipa 1 - 4||VI.436||2 573|
|Largest transfer in||18-11-2021||Akin Alpyürek||IV.29||13 503 000€|
|Largest transfer out||10-01-2021||Nino Grđan||V.48||8 835 000 €|
Top scorers - all time
Note: Bolded players are still playing for the team
|Season||Competition||Player||Number of goals|
|19-50||All games||Nebojša Ralević||107|
|19-50||League - All time||Giuseppe Margolfo||71|
|19-50||Cup - All time||Leonardo Kršlović||24|
Competitive Top Scorers by Seasons
List of top scorers for every season, counting only official matches (League, Cups, Qualification)
Series Top Scorers
Following Raiders/Farmers players won the titles of division top scorers:
|Season||Series||Player(s)||Number of goals|
|24||VI.436|| Gorun Patrascu
Note: All games, both competitive and friendly are counted!
Note: Players still at club are marked bold, while members of Hall of Fame are marked italic
Note: Stats correct as of 29/11/2021
Top 20 Appearances
|Number||Player||Number of appearances|
|5||Olaf Erik Tomschitz||312|
|18|| Erick Ron
Top 10 Goals
|Number||Player||Number of goals|
|3|| Yiğit Gizay
Olaf Erik Tomschitz
|Number||Player||Number of captaincies|
|2||Olaf Erik Tomschitz||200|
|9|| Ratko Sedlić
Clean sheet Top 5
|Number||Player||Number of clean sheets|
|4|| Strahinja Petrović
|1||34||Juan Carlos Hollstein|
|3||38-?||Diego Javier Lahaye|
|8||54-62||Olaf Erik Tomschitz|