It was originally built in 1952 and later underwent a series of major reconstructions in the 1990s and 2000s.Maribor's nicknames are The Purples ( The board of the newly established club then organized the presidential elections and Dr.Whereas Slovakia is situated directly in Central Europe with no access to the sea.
Slovenia has a population of about 2 mil., Slovakia 5.4 mil.
Both countries were there in South Africa on the football worldcup in 2010.
Srečko Koren was appointed as the first club president, while Andrija Pflander was appointed as the first head coach and Oto Blaznik as the first team captain.
The club played their first match on 5 February 1961, when they defeated city rivals Kovinar 2–1 (0–0), with Stefan Tolič scoring both goals.
A few new states were created in Europe at the beginning of the 90s.
Two big countries, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, broke into several smaller states.
In addition, they are the only Slovenian club to have participated in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.
The club holds a long-standing rivalry with Olimpija from the capital Ljubljana, with whom they contest the Eternal derby ().
Prior to Slovenia's independence in 1991, Maribor played in the Yugoslav football system, where the club, apart from winning the Yugoslav second division in 1967, had no major successes.