Torcida Split

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Torcida
Torcida Logo.png
AbbreviationTh1950
Founded28 October 1950
(70 years ago)
 (1950-10-28)
Type Supporters' group, Ultras group
Club HNK Hajduk Split
MottoHajduk živi vječno (Hajduk lives forever)
Location Split, Croatia
Arenas Stadion Poljud
StandNorth (at home)
Colours  
Affiliations Millwall Bushwackers
Website Torcida.hr
Torcida fans decorating the stands of Poljud stadium during the Eternal Derby. The Hajduk Split - Dinamo Zagreb derby.jpg
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]

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History

The Torcida was founded in 1950 by a group of sailors from Korčula who had witnessed the passion of the crowd at the World Cup Final in Brazil. [2]

Hajduk Split supporters, Torcida, were formed on 28 October 1950 by a group of students in Zagreb, namely Ante Dorić, Ante Ivanišević and Vjenceslav Žuvela, and are considered the oldest organized supporters group in Europe. They took their name from the Brazilian fan group they idolized, which comes from the Portuguese 'torcer' which means 'to cheer on'. "Hajduk lives forever" is their slogan.[ citation needed ]

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References

  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 . Retrieved 15 March 2017.