HNK Hajduk Split
HNK Hajduk Split is a Croatian football club based in the city of Split. They currently feature in the Croatian first division and are one of the two most popular clubs in the nation.
Hajduk Split were established in the fampus U Fleku pub in Pragie, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, by a group of students from Split. The club officially came into existence on February 13,1911. The club had socio-political interests too as they were against the Austro-Hungarian government’s policy of not allowing the unification of Croatian provinces and keeping them separated.
In the late 1920s Split won the Yugoslav championships twice and then enjoyed their best years in the 1970s when the Golden Generation won five consucutive Cups and three championships from 1972 to 1979.
They won the Crotian championship in 1992,1994,1995,2001,2004 and 2005. Hajduk Split have also reached the quarter-finals of the European Cup thrice and the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1973 and the UEFA Cup in 1984.
Hajduk Split play their home matches at the Poljud Stadium that has a capacity of 35,000. They bear the nicknames Bili (Whites) and Masters from the Sea.
-6 Croatian championships -9 Yugoslav championships -4 Croatian Cups -9 Yugoslav Cups
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