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[VIDEO] Rijeka’s Ultras Armada Celebrate 30th Birthday in True Croatian Style

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The fans of Croatian football club Rijeka celebrated their 30th birthday last night in true Croatian style – by letting off a number of flares.

NK Rijeka’s loyal ultras group Armada gathered at the club’s famous former stadium Kantrida on Tuesday night to celebrate their 30th birthday.

The name Armada was given in 1987 at a bar in the “Ri” shopping mall in Rijeka, and the first game attended by the Armada was the Final of the Yugoslav football cup against Hajduk Split in Belgrade on the 9th of May 1987.

The newly formed supporters group named themselves after the Spanish Armada because of the strength they showed in their support.

Their mottos are: Sami protiv svih – Alone against everybody, and Krepat, ma ne molat – Die but not give up. NK Rijeka are on the verge this year of winning the Croatian league.

Check out the flare show from last night below.

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