"The Yugoslavs are great (but very temperamental) sportsmen!"

Soccer Weekly News, 10/9/1949

 

In 1949, Hajduk Split toured Australia. As customary, the team was billed as Yugoslavia, a distortion that probably caused more resentment among the Croatians in the team than among observers of political accuracy in Australia. The tourists played 20 games with only one defeat - 2-1 against the national team in Newcastle - and a 3-3 draw against Victoria in Melbourne.

 

The tour included a special trip to Broken Hill, where they were welcomed by the resident Yugoslav community, mainly Dalmatian Croatians whose Napredak soccer team had been formed before the war. Hajduk played a Broken Hill team made up of several nationalities, winning 5-0.

 

The Yugoslavs gave a preview of a style of play that would soon enlighten the game in Australia, playing with notable skill. The tourists chalked up 110 goals, conceding only 20. This design marks the Yugoslav tour.

Yugoslavia Tour of Australia 1949 T-shirt

SKU: FC0000226
$40.00Price
  • Specifications

    • Unisex, regular fit 
    • Crew neck 
    • Mid-weight, 180 GSM
    • 100% combed cotton
    • Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
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