Croatian Football Fan Groups Come Together for Earthquake Victims

Daniela Rogulj

Marin Maljković
Marin Maljković

Marin Maljković

December 30, 2020 – Croatia is on its feet after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake rattled Central Croatia on Tuesday, leaving Petrinja, Sisak, Glina, and surrounding towns especially damaged. Croatian football fan groups have always stepped up to the plate to help those most in need. 

Many citizens are offering accommodation to victims who have been left homeless, and humanitarian aid is being collected across the country. reports that Croatian football fan groups seem to be leading several of the actions.


The Osijek fan group Kohorta wrote an important notice after returning from Petrinja, Sisak, and surrounding towns. They were among the first to send help, and now they are continuing with the action.

With the help of locals, they visited the surrounding villages and houses that are not even on the map. Most earthquake victims are sleeping (or trying to sleep) in cars and outdoors by the fire. Some cannot, and some do not want to leave their homes and properties. The situation for these people is challenging.


“After the delivery of the first contingent of assistance and insight into the situation on the ground first hand, please follow.
Since many residents of the affected villages are unable to leave their homes and properties, it is most urgent to collect:

-sleeping bags
-tents (more spacious, preferably waterproof)
-tent wings
-camping cookers and gas cartridges
-battery lamps

Coordinated and direct distribution of the donations in all villages has been agreed with the local police and fire brigades in the field!

There are currently more than enough clothes and shoes, so we ask you to focus your funds on the items on the list.
In stores like Decathlon and Intersport, you can find all of the above at affordable prices.

We thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation. ❤️

Let’s move on together!


The Bad Blue Boys have launched a campaign to gather supplies in the neighborhoods.

“Tomorrow morning (today, Wednesday), we are going to Petrinja to bring groceries, blankets, quilts, pillows, necessary goods (warm clothes) that are being collected.
PLEASE, everyone who can join to help !!!
30.12. Wednesday
– 08.00 movement from Novi Jelkovac and Sesvete
– 08.30h movement from Ravnica
– 09.00h movement from Novi Zagreb – Dugave
Everyone who wants to join the action can come with us to Petrinja (bring shovels, gloves, and goodwill!)
All others who want to get involved in the action, deliver food, blankets, quilts, pillows, necessary goods (warm clothes) can to 4 addresses:
1) Rudolfa Matza 12, Novi Jelkovec (contact: 0915361951)
2) Sesvete, Izidora Poljaka 6, (contact: 0989461211)
3) Ravnice, Aleja Antuna Augustinčića 18, (contact: 0994222023)
4) Dugave, Kamenarka 2, (contact: 0915361951).
Please share this notice to get as many of us involved as possible; let’s help the people!
Thanks in advance!”

The Torcida Fan Club informed the citizens that they were collecting donations at the association’s premises at 17 Zrinsko-frankopanska Street.

“Dear Hajduk fans, people of goodwill,

We have all seen shocking scenes from Petrinja and Sisak, towns whose residents need our help as soon as possible.

We are urgently launching a campaign to collect supplies:

– perishable food

– hygiene supplies

– blankets and covers

You can bring your donations today to the Torcida Fan Club (Zrinsko frankopanska 17)

By collecting donations, we start from this moment, and we will continue through all the following days!

Share this news with your friends and acquaintances, and we will do everything to alleviate, at least a little, the difficult days ahead of the people in Petrinja and Sisak. “

Assistance is also being collected on Vrančićeva Street in Split. Dinamo fans set off from Zagreb towards Petrinja and Sisak, and several hundred of them got into personal vehicles.


“We invite everyone who can bring blankets, warm clothes, hygiene items, and water to the premises of the Aurora association at 126 Kralja Zvonimira Street from 3 pm to 8 pm (Tuesday) and tomorrow from 9 am to 8 pm (Wednesday) to help Petrinja.

Anyone who wants to donate supplies for the earthquake victims in Petrinja can also bring them to the premises of the fans’ association today from 3 pm.

Share further,” reads the announcement.


“Dear citizens of Vinkovci, fans, and sympathizers of Cibalia, people of goodwill, we are urgently launching an action to collect supplies, which our Ultras Vinkovci will take tomorrow to Petrinja.

We collect donations of:

– canned food

– Hygiene supplies

– blankets and blankets

You can bring your donations on Tuesday from 18:00 to 21:30 at the HNK Cibalia Stadium (Administration premises, first floor).

Share further so that as many people as possible get involved,” Cibalia said in a statement.


“We ask everyone who plans to bring supplies to the fan club that they bring: heaters, blankets, and food (non-perishable, canned), tomorrow from 5 pm to 9 pm. There are more than enough goods and other supplies.

Thank you to everyone who helped in any way. God save Croatia, my dear home!” Stated Armada.


“Dear fellow citizens, our humanitarian action ‘We are all part of the same happiness’ organized by Torcida Đakovo, and the Society of Friends of Hajduk Đakovo started earlier than planned. This time the collection of household items is done for the CROATIAN CITY OF PETRINJA.

Every part of this most beautiful country in the world is equally valuable, so let’s show unity again regardless of our jersey color and help people who have lost everything. Supplies are being collected now and every next day until further notice in front of the restaurant “Certissa,” Ante Starčevića 179, Đakovo from 4 to 8 p.m. May God protect our Croatia,” states DPH Đakovo.


“As many times before, Demoni have responded to help, and this time, in addition to physical help, even more help is needed in groceries and hygiene supplies; everything is welcome so that our members can take it to the scene.

Currently, the most needed is WATER !!! GROCERIES CAN BE BROUGHT IN FRONT OF THE ROJC ENTRANCE UNTIL 18:00, WHERE OUR MEMBERS WILL BE! If someone is willing to give a van transport, call us or come in front of Rojac,” announced Demoni from Pula.


“Societies of Hajduk friends from the Makarska Riviera have joined in helping those affected by the earthquake.

In agreement with the authorities from the volunteer center Red Cross Makarska, we will be collecting donations over the next few days:

– perishable food,

– hygiene supplies,

– blankets and blankets,

… which you can bring to our space at Zrnisko-frankopanska 41 in Dugiš, today and tomorrow from .00 to .00!

For other days, we will announce the exact time of collecting aid later.

Also, if anyone can offer accommodation for families whose houses have been demolished, please contact us immediately in our inbox with information about the accommodation and the number of people you can receive,” states DPH Makarska.


Humanitarian action of the 2nd HRL clubs Trnovac, Ivanec, Ludbreg, and Novi Marof to help the victims of the earthquake.

“In this unusual year, today’s devastating earthquake caught up with us even more. However, it is also an opportunity for positive things. That is why we invite you to fill your hearts with warmth and do a good deed together and help the earthquake victims. Let’s unite once again. We collect WATER (currently perhaps the most needed), canned food (pate, soups, pasta, oil, biscuits, baby food …), blankets and warm clothes, hygiene items (toilet paper, wipes, baby diapers, soaps. The place and time are in the photo. Spread the notice and thank you all in advance,” the statement said.


Follow live updates on the Petrinja earthquake HERE


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