The greatest football club with the most passionate fans in the most beautiful city in the world – that is Hajduk Split.
What does Hajduk mean to you? To me, the club is in the blood of the people of Split from birth. Hajduk remains in your blood throughout life, through death, and mostly likely pumps through your veins through reincarnation – transmitted to the blood of the next being you become. That is what Hajduk means to me, and probably 99.9% of people in Split and Dalmatia.
It is no surprise then that a club from what we consider to be the most beautiful city in the world has gained their fair share of international popularity. Every friend or family member I have ever taken to a Hajduk match is quick to say that they are a fan for life. Really, and truly, Hajduk lives forever, and the love for the club reaches near and far.
As the ultimate proclamation of love to the club, Torcida Split, Hajduk’s organized fan group (and the oldest organized fan group in Europe), released a love song to Hajduk titled “For One Love”, and in Croatian “Zbog Jedne Ljubavi” earlier this year. The song was released as part of a project by Association Our Hajduk titled “For all time”.
After its release on April 11, 2017, the song has been played over one million times on Youtube. A pretty great feat for a football song from Split, we think.
A Hajduk supporter from Zadar, Jure Karamarko, announced the news on his Facebook yesterday.
“Since 2000 I have been following the fan movement in Croatia, and it seems to me that in those 17 years, nothing else ever hit 1,000,000 views in just four months (120 days).
Orders of fan gear made by Konzum, Ina, Ožujsko and others to raise mass euphoria of our Croatian checkers do not count. Only these real melodies of the heart.
1,000,000 views in 4 months mean that every day the song is being listened to over 8,000. That is a big deal.”
We can confirm, that is a pretty big deal.
An incredible feat for an even more outstanding club and fan group, I am not lying when I say that I can hear the song being whistled by the construction workers on the rooftop across from my balcony as I complete this story.