One of the great legends of Hajduk Split passed away today, as the death of 83 year-old Vladimir Geza Šenauer was announced. Our condolences go out to his family. Although we never met, I did meet his son Miro on Christmas Eve, and we discussed an interview for our book on the history of Hajduk.
Born in Split in 1930, Geza was part of the so-called ‘Golden Generation’ of the 1950s, whose numerous triumphs including winning the league title without losing a single match in 1950 (see the 1950 team in the video below). In total, Geza played 471 times for Hajduk, scoring 132 goals.
A memorial service will be held at midday on January 9 at the Poljud stadium, with the funeral taking place at 15:00 at the Lovrinac cemetery, according to Slobodna Dalmacija.