Meet Branko Šegović, Hajduk’s Oldest Season Ticket Holder

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The love for Hajduk still burns brightly at the age of 93 for one season-ticket holder. 

Branko Šegović is the first on the list of oldest season ticket holders for Hajduk’s home matches. He is 93, but looks much younger. He feel so good that he almost got angry when asked whether he will come to the match against Stromsgodset: “How could I possibly not come? I don’t mind the summer temperatures. And, knock on wood, I feel fine,” reports Slobodna Dalmacija on August 18, 2015.

Šegović lives on the eighth floor of the “Chinese Wall” building in Split. Aged 93, he is certainly a rarity among Hajduk’s season ticket holders. “Before Hajduk moved to the Poljud stadium, I was also a regular, but on the east stand of the Stari Plac stadium, where the wildest fans were gathering. When Hajduk moved to Poljud, I took a season ticket with my friends: Sector R, Row 29, Seat 1. You can find me there every match if I’m in Split”, said Šegović.

“Even at this age, I still travel a lot. I am a choreographer and a member of World Folklore Group. I am rather well-known and respected in the dancing world and I’m often invited to various events. Football is my first love, but only as a fan, and business is business. I have studied choreography in Basel and Zagreb, and I ran the Jedinstvo folklore group. I have travelled all over the world. But, if I’m not on the road, then I always come to matches on Poljud”, said Šegović.

“After Split Football Club entered the First Croatian Division, I have bought a season ticket for their games as well. Hajduk is Hajduk, but I love Split as well. I’m one of those people who are glad that Split now has two teams in the first division”, added Šegović.

“As far as Hajduk today is concerned, I wish they would play a little better. But, what can I do, I still go to the stadium and watch the matches. I like good moves, exciting action, and I applaud the opponents as well. I do not lose any sleep over football. I am a normal fan. The fans around me are all serious people, there are no kids around us. We know each other very well, we even know when somebody has a birthday”, said Šegović.

“My family is originally from Muć, but we have long ago moved to Split. My father was a well-known trader, he had a shop in Smodlakina Street. He did not like football, so I had to hide from him. I had a good stepmother who would cover for me when I would go to play football. My father didn’t want me to play it, he thought it was a waste of time”, concluded Šegović.


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