The central events of the celebration of 108th birthday of Hajduk were devoted to two legendary former players - Frane Matošić and Slavko Luštica.
On this occasion, a book "Frane Matošić - najveći kapetan" (the greatest captain) by author Boris Vrdoljak Mandeta was presented today at Poljud.
"Congratulations on the 108th birthday of our dearest Club. This year's program is dedicated to two legends of Hajduk, in memory of Frane Matošić and Slavko Luštica. The last year for us was quite turbulent, but I think we are now on the right track, relying on our own strengths and players from our Youth Academy. Every year, we remember the members of our family who left us in the past year. We once again want to thank them for everything they did for Hajduk" said the President of Hajduk Jasmin Huljaj, and then continued about the book.
"Frane Matošić was a man who attracted attention on the fields around the world, his career was such that it inspired numerous books, and on this occasion I want to thank all those who have contributed that this new book gets published" said Huljaj.
Hajduk's chronicler Jurica Gizdić also added:
"Today is a great day for our Club. We celebrate two legends of Hajduk. It is a responsibility of our sports chroniclers to write about these people so that we never forget them. The family of Frane Matošić must be proud because he played and created in difficult times. For Frane they say he was the greatest, and I agree with that".
On behalf of Frane Matošić's family, his grandson Frane Spain also thanked everyone.
"I can only say that he was a man who loved Split, Dalmatia and Croatia immensely. This book contains over 400 pages of true love, his dearest love Hajduk"
In the end, Frane Matošić's grandson Duje handed out books to five of Hajduk's current captains, from U-15 to the first senior team.