SPLIT, 3 July 2019 – Croatian football club Hajduk Split have unveiled their new away and third kits for the 2019/20 season on Wednesday and it features a shirt inspired by the club’s first from over 100 years ago.
HNK Hajduk and its technical sponsor Macron, the Italian leader of sportswear market, unveiled the new kit which was inspired by Hajduk’s history and the year 1912.
“After the team was formed (in 1911), 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,” Hajduk.hr said.
Today, 107 years later, HNK Hajduk have gone with 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.”