In case you live in a cavern, Hajduk Split is a professional football club from Split, Croatia and Dinamo Zagreb’s main football rival. Hajduk was founded in Prague in 1911 by a group of students from Split. Since 1979, stadium Poljud in Split has been the club’s home.
In 2008, the club became a public company owned by the City of Split (~67%) and Udruga “Naš Hajduk” (~25%). Approximately 7 years ago, Hajduk started collaborations with different brands and sponsors to help ease the difficult financial situation of the club. From these collaborations came Hajduk-sponsored products that are decorated with Hajduk’s brand design.
One of the biggest collaborations is between Hajduk and the supermarket chain Tommy, where 15% of the retail price goes to Hajduk. Amazonas flip-flops with Hajduk’s logo kicks back 20% of their earnings to Hajduk.
In 2016, it was estimated that the club earns at least 40 million kuna annually through this co-branding model (with more than 600 branded products) and additional sponsors.
There are many products that carry Hajduk branding these days and many of them are supremely ridiculous. There are so many ridiculous Hajduk-sponsored products that I had to make a list of the most absurd ones for your enjoyment.
Most ridiculous Hajduk branded products in existence
For the most discerning Torcida wife.
#7 Bath Towels
Only the truest fans dry their nuts with Hajduk.
Let’s be real, this is essentially another kind of penis pasta.
#5 Rolling papers
The definitive rolling paper Dalmatians swear by. So much so I gotta wonder if they are getting a kick back. It’s Dalmatia, so yeah probably.
#4 Milk and cheese
America may be the mecca for shameless promotion, but their sports teams have not yet crossed the Rubicon into football-branded dairy products. Hajduk, you have one-upped America. Well done.
#3 Baby Bottle
When it comes to Hajduk, the indoctrination process begins at birth.
#2 Baby Pacifier
When your little monster won’t shut the fuck up during the match, muzzle it with a Hajduk pacifier.
And the winner for the absolutely most insane Hajduk-branded product is……………
#1 Baby Wipes
Your baby’s poop-covered ass can only be cleaned with the finest Hajduk baby wipes.
The club also has a plethora of other branded products including, but not limited to, T-shirts, lighters, pocket-knifes, and bathroom tiles. For everything Hajduk, you may purchase their swag online at Hajduk’s web shop, their partner’s stores and other distribution places.