Hajduk Football Club

On February 13, 1911, a group of students from Split founded today's Croatian football club Hajduk Split in the Prague pub U Fleků. Hajduk won its first title of national champions in 1927. The following season they continued successfully by winning second place, and in 1929 they were again national champions. Although the 1930s were not as successful as the 1920s, Hajduk's luck changed in 1941 when it won the Croatian Banovina title. In 1950, after defeating Crvena Zvezda, Hajduk earned its first Yugoslavian title. In Yugoslavia, Hajduk was part of the so-called "Big Four", which consisted of Dinamo, Red Star and Partizan.

The great success of the club was winning the Cup in 1967 when they defeated Sarajevo, in Hajduk's Split. In 1970s, Hajduk won 4 championship titles and 5 cups, and it all started in 1971 when the team led by coach Slavko Luštica won the title for the first time in 16 seasons. In the 1980s, the Hajduk team continues to successfully win three Winners' Cups, and three times they were second and third in the national championship.

In 1992, Hajduk won the Croatian Football Championship and became the first champion in the independent Republic of Croatia, and won the title five more times. Hajduk has won the Croatian Football Cup the same number of times. Many famous football players played in the Hajduk jersey, such as Slaven Bilić, former Hajduk coach and Croatian national team coach, Danijel Subašić, former Croatian national team goalkeeper, former national team player Niko Kranjčar. Current national team players Mario Pašalić and Nikola Vlašić, who was the biggest transfer in the club and the fourth biggest in Croatian history, also played for Hajduk. Finally, Croatian national team player Marko Livaja is currently playing for the club.

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