• 23 jan
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Hajduk Split: presenting the opponent

On January 24 FC Dynamo Kyiv will play the fourth friendly at the first training camp in Turkey. Our team will face Croatian side HNK Hajduk Split.

This will be the game within the Gloria Cup friendly tournament at the Gloria Sports Arena Belek stadium. Kick-off – 17:00 Kyiv time.

HNK Hajduk Split

Founded: February 13 1911

Colors: white, blue, red

Ground: Stadion Poljud, 34 198 seats

Chairman: Marin Brbic

Head coach: Igor Tudor

Current domestic league position: 2

Lineup average age: 24,1 years



Croatian league: 6 titles

Croatian Cup: 6

Croatian Super Cup: 5

Yugoslavian league: 9

Yugoslavian Cup: 9


Current season

After 19 matchdays Hajduk are second in domestic league table with 35 points, way behind Dinamo Zagreb (47 points).

They tumbled out of the national cup in the second round by losing against HNK Gorica (1:2).

In the second round of the Europa League qualification Hajduk were outplayed by Maltese side Gzira United FC on aggregate (2:0 home win, 1:3 home defeat).

Hajduk have 12 wins, 5 draws and 6 defeats in all competitions this season. Their goal difference is 36:22.


The average age of Split side lineup is 24,1 years. Foreigners make 43% of the team.

Goalkeepers Josip Posaves and Marin Ljubic get approximately equal amount of game practice this season (10 and 9 appearances respectively).

Key centre backs are Albanian Ardian Ismajli and representative of Czech Republic Stefan Simic. Laterals are David Colina and Josip Juranovic (team captain). Leading halfbacks are Mijo Caktas, Darko Nejasmic, Filip Bradarid and Hamza Barry. The main attacking force of the team is Jairo de Macedo da Silva (8 goals this season, just like Mijo Caktas).


41-year-old Igor Tudor is Hajduk trainee, who used to be a famous player. He won the 1998 World Cup bronze with Croatia national team. He spent the major part of his career in Juventus, featuring as supporting midfielder. After Italy, Tudor returned to Hajduk and finished his career there. Being in charge of the team he won the Croatian Cup in 2013.

Opposition history

Dynamo and Hajduk haven’t faced each other yet, but still they have certain connections.

Defender Goran Sablic, who featured for Dynamo from 2002 till 2010, started his career in Hajduk. In 2007-2010 ex-Dynamo halfback Florin Cernat played for Split side. So did forward Maris Verparovskis is 2007-2008. Besides, in 2007-2008 Hajduk striker Tomislav Busic peformed for Dynamo on loan.

In 2014-2015 Dynamo and Ukraine national team former forward Artem Milevskyi also played for Hajduk.