Torcida Split

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Torcida
Abbreviation Th1950
Founded 28 October 1950
(66 years ago)
 (1950-10-28)
Type Supporters' group, Ultras group
Club HNK Hajduk Split
Motto Hajduk živi vječno (Hajduk lives forever)
Location Split, Croatia
Arenas Stadion Poljud
Stand North (at home)
Colors          
Website Torcida.hr
Torcida fans decorating the stands of Poljud stadium during the Eternal Derby.

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.[1] They are one of the major football fan groups in Croatia and the one of the largest in Southeast Europe.[citation needed]


History[edit]

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.[2]

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.[citation needed]

Alliances[edit]

They are in very good terms with another ultra group from Dalmatia, Tornado Zadar. 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).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TORCIDA SPLIT 1950 | Fans Sportal", Fans-Sportal.com, 31 October 2011, webpage: FS31.
  2. ^ Jamie Rainbow (10 April 2013). "Hajduk Split Torcida: trailblazers across Europe". World Soccer (magazine). Time Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Jovens dos NN morrem em Espanha" [NN youngsters die in Spain]. O Benfica. September 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 

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