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  • Hajduk Stadium - Poljud
    Hajduk Stadium - Poljud
    by Srechko
  • Ivanisevic welcome - Wimbledon 2001
    Ivanisevic welcome - Wimbledon 2001
    by canaglic
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    by Srechko Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Hajduk Stadium - Poljud

    Splicani, people from Split are big sports fans. This city is a home for two teams with big history - soccer team Hajduk ('The bandit') and basketball team 'Split' - former 'Jugoplastika' in old Yugoslavia.

    So Splicani would probably like you more if you mention to someone how you know that Goran Ivanisevic (tennis), Toni Kukoc and Dino Radja (basketball), and Slaven Bilic (soccer) are from Split!!!

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    The "Splicani"

    by canaglic Written Apr 10, 2003
    Ivanisevic welcome - Wimbledon 2001

    This is the Croatian name for the inhabitants of Split. They are well known for the gregarious nature, love of singing, good food and drink and particularly for their devotion to sport. The local soccer team, Hajduk ("The Bandit") is one of the best supported teams in the country and plays in the Poljud Stadium, which the Rough Guide to European Soccer declared "the stadium with the best atmosphere in Europe". Former Croatian soccer stars Slaven Bilic and Igor Stimac, who have both played in the English Premiership in the past, are Splicani. The 2001 Wimbledon Champion, Goran Ivanisevic, is Split-born and lives there when not travelling, whilst up-and-coming tennis player Mario Ancic is also from Split. The American basketball NBA star Toni Kukoc (Chicago Bulls) also hails from here. And finally, and there is no dispute about this, the most beautiful girls in Croatia come from Split (sorry, Zagreb!).

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