For the second consecutive year, Hajduk has achieved excellent financial results.
On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Hajduk released a financial report for the 2017 calendar year, which is even better than in 2016. Judging by the numbers, the club has every reason to be satisfied – and their dark financial past has indeed been left behind.
Here’s a look at the football club’s impressive numbers.
Hajduk’s total revenues in 2017 were 173,280,337 kuna, and total expenditures amounted to 142,603,834 kuna.
Essentially, Hajduk gained a profit of HRK 30,676,503 before tax, but after paying the state a profit tax of 5,689,571 kuna, the club’s pure profit was 24,986,932 kuna.
This impressive financial outcome is primarily the result of several good outbound transfers. At the beginning of 2017, Hajduk sold Lovre Kalinić and Lorenco Šimić, and in the summer of 2017, Jefferson and Nikola Vlašić, who achieved the record transfer of the club’s history.
With the departure of these four players, the club saw a little over 15 million euro in profit, while the club saw millions of kuna from sponsorships, marketing, and ticket sales. For example, the Everton game at Poljud alone saw some six million kuna from ticket sales.
This is the second consecutive year the Split club has recorded a big plus. If you recall, 2016 ended with a pure profit of 19.842.807 kuna.
“The club is currently stable, and the processes that are starting to develop in the positive direction can be seen from the accompanying financial report for the past year. Positive business continued in the first quarter of this year,” said Hajduk Supervisory Board Chairman Slaven Marasović.
Hajduk proudly pointed out that they have fully repaid the loan from the City of Split. The days of drowning in debt are now behind the football club, and the threat of bankruptcy no longer falls over the Hajduk’s head. Now, the club can finally turn their attention to the priorities.
The first order of business will be to elect a new president, after which sports director Saša Bjelanović will create the best and most competitive team for the upcoming season. One crucial task has already been fulfilled, and that was the purchase of Adam Gyurcso, who was on loan from the Polish club Pogon. Others are soon expected, including the arrival of Mirko Ivanovski, an excellent Macedonian striker who was the third best goalscorer of the Croatian First League last season with 15 goals for Slaven Belupo. Ivanovski’s contract expires on June 15 and he should be able to come to Poljud as a free player without compensation.