HNK Hajduk and its technical sponsor Macron, the Italian leader of sportswear market, unveiled the new ‘Away and third’ jersey for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, in which Hajduk will play in the new edition of the Europe League, Croatian First Football League and Croatian Football Cup.
Once again Macron confirms its leading role in the world of technical sponsorships. For Macron, sport means effort, sweat and willpower. “Work hard. Play harder” is not only the company’s pay-off, but also a philosophy which inspires the activities it carries out for teams, sportsmen and women with whom it collaborates, designing for them top quality technical products.
The third Hajduk jersey for the season 2019/2020 was inspired by the first years following the Club foundation, more precisely, the year 1912. After the team was formed, they immediately started playing the first games. In 1912, the first nets at Stari plac were set up, goals were painted in red and white following the example set by their sport friends Slavia Prague and the team played games wearing purple shirts and white shorts. Their shirts were in the shades of lavender, one of the most typical symbols of the Mediterranean. Back then, the first team's goalkeeper was the legendary barba Luka Kaliterna, while Nikola Gazdić, the first footballer who scored more than 100 goals for Hajduk, also debuted for Hajduk that year.
Today, 107 years later, HNK Hajduk represents practically a replica of the lavender jersey from that important historical period in which Hajduk was founded. The new lavander shirts are now created in collaboration with our technical sponsor Macron and Hajduk football players will wear the new third kit in some of their upcoming matches. The shirt is purple and the pants and socks are white with lavender motifs.
The away Hajduk jersey for the season 2019/2020 was inspired by 1971, the year with a great significance in the history of Hajduk. The Club's alternative shirt back then was red-blue with narrow stripes...
The fans, players, and Club management dreamed of how wonderful it would be to win the title of the national champion in the jubilee year, when Hajduk was celebrating the 60th anniversary. Moreover, 16 years passed since winning the last championship. Three rounds before the end of the season, Hajduk played in Novi Sad, where they beat Vojvodina, which meant the title of the champion was even theoretically secured. The welcome home ceremony after this victory that was organized in Split will remain something indispensable in the history of the city. There were 60 000 supporters at Riva who came to welcome their champions! After the next round when Hajduk celebrated in Belgrade against Partizan, Split saw another celebration. The whole city was once again celebrating and praising the team.
It is interesting that between the penultimate and the last championship game, that is, after they beat Partizan and before the game with Olimpija from Ljubljana, Hajduk played a friendly match with the famous Real Madrid at Stari Plac and it is important to point out that the hosts played in the reserve red and blue jerseys, while leaving their traditional white shirt to the guests from Madrid. Many legendary players played for Hajduk back then and they were: Vukčević (Katalinić), Džoni, Buljan (Ferić), Hlevnjak, Holcer, Boljat, Bošković (Smolčić), Jovanić (Gluić), Nadoveza, Jerković, Pavlica (Ivković).
The "Away" jersey has a Korean collar and vertical red and blue stripes. The backneck is personalized with the club logo and the inscription INSPIRED BY THE 1971 ORIGINAL. On the chest, on the right, is embroidered the Macron Hero, logo of the Italian brand, on the left, heart side, the patch with the club's coat of arms. In the back of the neck is inserted the year of foundation of the Hajduk Split (1911) in Roman numerals, MCMXI. The shorts are blue with white drawstring, the socks are blue and front, in the middle, have the Macron Hero, while on the calf the inscription Hajduk.
Home jersey with a Slim Fit cut and micromesh inserts to provide best breathability, bears the traditional white with gray details on the borders of the sleeves and around the round neck collar. The backneck is customized by a tag with horizontal blue, red and white stripes, the club logo and the writing “HAJDUK ŽIVI VJEČNO” (Hajduk lives forever).
On the front, on right, is the Macron logo whereas on the left, on the heart, is the Hajduk logo. Embossed under this is the year of foundation of the club – 1911 – when in a pub in Prague a group of undergraduates decided to found a club with the name of Hajduk and the traditional checkered red and white colours of Croatia.