HNK Hajduk Split, commonly referred to as Hajduk Split or simply Hajduk, is a professional Croatian football club founded in 1911, and based in the city of Split. Since 1979, the club’s home ground has been the 35,000-seat Poljud Stadium. The team’s traditional home colours are white shirts with blue shorts and socks.
Hajduk was founded by a group of Split students in a famous tavern known as U Fleků in Prague.
The club was officially registered with the authorities on 13 February 1911.
Name “Hajduk” which symbolized “that which is best in our people: bravery, humanity, friendship, love of freedom, defiance to powers, and protection of the weak. Be worthy of that great name”
Nicknames: Bili (“Whites”), Majstori s mora (“Masters from the Sea”), Dalmatinski ponos (“The pride of Dalmatia”)
The club’s “golden era” came in the 1970s, when they won four Yugoslav leagues and five Yugoslav cups. Hajduk is also the only club in Yugoslav football history that has won five-straight Yugoslav cups (between 1972 and 1977), and also the only unbeaten champion (season 1950). Hajduk’s biggest European achievements are appearances in three European Cup quarter-finals, one UEFA Cup semi-final and one Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final.
STADIUM POLJUD 8 Mediteranskih Igara 2
Stadion Poljud is a multi-use stadium in the Croatian city of Split. It takes its name from the neighbourhood of Poljud, and is located on the northern side of the Split peninsula.
The stadium was built in 1979 and is the home venue of the Hajduk Split football club. The stadium has a capacity of 34,198.
In November 2015 the stadium was officially recognized as culture heritage.
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Torcida Split is a HNK Hajduk Split supporters’ group in Croatia with the branches in other countries, mostly, (but not exclusively) among Croat communities. Founded on 28 October 1950, Torcida is the oldest supporters group in Europe. They are one of the major football fan groups in Croatia and the one of the largest in Southeast Europe.
The Torcida was founded in 1950 by a group of sailors from Korcula who had witnessed the passion of the crowd at the World Cup Final in Brazil.
The name “Torcida” returned to public use in 1980, when the new generation of fans of Hajduk wanted, by old name and tradition, to celebrate and support the club. Since then, the fans began to assemble in the north stand of the new stadium in Poljud.
They are in good terms with the biggest ultra group of Portuguese club Benfica, No Name Boys (NN). It started during the Croatian war, when NN showed a message “Freedom for Croatia”, and some time later, Benfica played in Croatia against Hajduk and in a car accident in Mérida, Spain, 3 members of NN lost their lives (including the leader of NN, Gullit)