Dunakanyar-Vác FC

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Vác FC
Dunakanyar-Vác logo
Full name Vác FC
Founded 1899
Ground Városi Stadion,
Vác
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman England John P. Marshall
Manager Hungary János Csank
League Nemzeti Bajnokság II (East Group)
2011–12 11th
Current season

Vác FC is a Hungarian football club based in Vác, north of Budapest bordering on the IV district Újpest. The club of the second division of the Hungarian League was established in June 1899 as Váci Városi SE plays its home matches at the Stadion Városi Vác. Before 2009, the club was known by a variety of other names.

Name[edit]

The team has undergone a number of name changes since its inception, often due to the politics of the time, and since 2003 has been named after the Dunakanyar, Hungarian for Danube Bend, the point where the Danube river changes direction near where Vác is located.

  • 1899-48: Váci SE
  • 1948-55: Váci Dolgozók TK
  • 1955-55: Váci Petőfi
  • 1955-57: Váci Bástya
  • 1957-57: Váci SE
  • 1957-61: Váci Petőfi
  • 1961-65: Váci Vasas
  • 1965-70: Váci SE
  • 1970-80: Váci Híradás
  • 1980-92: Váci Izzó MTE
  • 1992-97: Vác FC-Samsung
  • 1997-98: Vác FC
  • 1998-01: Vác FC-Zollner
  • 2001-03: Váci VLSE
  • 2003-07: Dunakanyar-Vác FC
  • 2007-09: Vác-Újbuda LTC
  • 2009-13 Dunakanyar-Vác FC
  • 2013- Vác FC

History[edit]

Domestic[edit]

The club was founded in 28 November 1899 as Váci Sportegyesület. The main activities were cycling, fencing, gymnastics and tennis. The first (friendly) match of the football team was played in 24 May 1904 against Műegyetem FC (now Műegyetemi AFC - university team in Budapest, they were in the second league in that time), and lost 0-3.

Before 1926 in the Hungarian football system there were only Budapest teams allowed to play in the first league. There were regional championships (kerületi bajnokság) for the non-Budapest (Hungarian: vidéki) teams. Váci SE has won two regional titles in 1913 and 1924.

After 1926 the new professional league was open for the non-Budapest teams, but Váci SE couldn't afford to have a professional team. In the August 1948 two clubs, Váci AC (founded: 1920) and Váci Reménység (founded: 1922) were merged into Váci SE, and the club was renamed as Váci Dolgozók TK.

In 1986-1987 under János Csank the team won the NB II. Division and was promoted to the I. division, where they would spend the next 13 years. They reached the Hungarian Cup final in 1991 and 1992, but lost 0-1 against Ferencvárosi TC and 0-1 after extra time against Újpest FC. In 1991-1992 and 1992-1993 they barely finished in 2nd behind Ferencvárosi TC and later Kispest-Honvéd. In 1993-1994 they won the Hungarian League for the first and only time. The following year, however, was their most dismal year thus far in the first division, but they rached the cup final again, and lost again against Ferencváros 0-2, 3-4.

In 2000 the league reorganized to relegate the bottom two teams and Vác, who had put up their most miserable season to date, was relegated to the II. division. By 2001 they fell further to the III. division. After this, with the help of young players—on average 20.7 years old—the team returned to II. division play in 2003.

In 2005-2006 they won the NB II. Eastern Division and earned the right to enter the first division. The 2006-2007 saw little success, and the team was relegated at the bottom of the table. Many of the team's players were only semi-professional and work other jobs besides football.

In the summer of 2007 an amateur club from the district XI of Budapest, Újbuda-Lágymányosi TC were merged into the club.

NB I. Division results[edit]

Year MP W D L GF-GA Dif. Pts Finish
1987–88 30 9 10 11 34-34 0 28 10th
1988–89 30 10 5/5 10 33-34 -1 45 8th
1989–90 30 8 12 10 30-31 -1 36 11th
1990–91 30 14 8 8 35-29 +6 36 4th
1991–92 30 19 7 4 51-27 +24 45 2nd
1992–93 30 17 8 5 48-28 +20 42 2nd
1993–94 30 19 8 3 58-29 +29 46 1st: Championship (1)
1994–95 30 8 11 11 37-44 -7 35 13th
1995–96 30 7 12 11 39-46 -7 33 11th
1996–97 34 10 10 14 40-48 -8 40 11th
1997–98 34 15 6 13 45-47 -2 51 6th
1998–99 34 13 10 11 51-49 +2 49 10th
1999–00 32 3 6 23 24-85 -61 15 16th: Relegated to NB II.
2006–07 30 4 7 19 21-57 -36 19 16th: Relegated to NB II.
TOTALS 434 156 125 153 546-588 -42 520

International[edit]

They played in the UEFA Champions League 1994-95, losing both matches, 3-0 and 2-1, against Paris Saint-Germain F.C., from France.

They fared little better in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1995-96, where they had one draw and one loss to FK Sileks Kratovo, from the Republic of Macedonia, losing 2-4 agg.

The team's only international wins came in the UEFA Cup. In the UEFA Cup 1991-92 they beat FC Dynamo Moscow 1-0 in the first leg, but lost the second leg 1-4 and did not advance. In the UEFA Cup 1992-93 they defeated their first round opponent F.C. Groningen 1-0 and 1-1, only to be defeated by S.L. Benfica in the second round 1-5 and 0-1. In the UEFA Cup 1993-94 they won their first match against Apollon Limassol 2-0, but lost the second 0-4 and didn't make it out of the first round.

All-time International Results[edit]

Competition MP W D L GF-GA Dif.
Champions League 2 0 0 2 1-5 -4
Winner's Cup 2 0 1 1 2-4 -2
UEFA Cup 8 3 1 4 7-15 -8
TOTAL 12 3 2 7 10-24 -14

Honours[edit]

  • Hungarian Cup:
    • Runner Up (3): 1990-1991 (as Váci Izzó), 1991–1992, 1994–1995
  • Hungarian Second Division
    • Winners (2): 1986-1987, 2005–2006
  • Regional Championship (Kerületi Bajnokság)
    • Winners (2): 1913, 1924

Current squad[edit]

As of 4 August 2012 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Hungary GK Ádám Héger
3 Hungary DF Tamás Páles
4 Hungary DF Bence Juhász
5 Hungary MF Tamás Szabados
8 Hungary MF Róbert Kiss
11 Hungary FW Gergely Rusvay
12 Hungary GK Dávid Palásthy
13 Hungary MF Zoltán Arany
14 Hungary MF Kristóf Papp
15 Hungary MF István Berki
16 Hungary DF Martin Króner
No. Position Player
17 Hungary FW Ádám Andrejcsik
18 Hungary MF Gábor Gulyás
19 Hungary MF Márk Aranyos
20 Hungary FW Norbert Palásthy
21 Hungary DF Gergő Tányéros
Hungary GK Csaba Borszéki
Hungary DF Tamás Petrezselyem
Hungary DF Viktor Benke
Hungary MF Dániel Kákonyi
Hungary MF Péter Farkas
Hungary MF Róbert Franyó

European cup history[edit]

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1995-96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Qualyfing Round Republic of Macedonia FK Sileks Kratovo 1-1 1-3 2-4

UEFA Intertoto Cup[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1989 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 3 Austria FC Tirol Innsbruck 0-0 0-1
Group 3 Bulgaria FC Etar Veliko Tarnovo 1-0 0-0
Group 3 Switzerland AC Bellinzona 1-0 1-1
1991 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 3 Austria SV Austria Salzburg 1-2 1-1
Group 3 Germany Hallescher FC 2-1 1-5
Group 3 Denmark Ikast FS 2-0 1-2
1992 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 7 Slovakia SK Slovan Bratislava 2-3 1-5
Group 7 Denmark Aarhus GF 2-0 1-0
Group 7 Sweden Kiruna FF 5-2 2-0
1994 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 4, 1st game Germany Hamburger SV 1-2
Group 4, 2nd game Slovakia FK Inter Bratislava 3-2
Group 4, 3rd game Czech Republic SK Dynamo Ceske Budejovice 2-1
Group 4, 4th game Denmark Ikast FS 4-0

UEFA Cup[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1991-92 UEFA Cup 1. Round Soviet Union FC Dynamo Moscow 1-0 1-4 2-4
1992-93 UEFA Cup 1. Round Netherlands FC Groningen 1-0 1-1 2-1
2. Round Portugal S.L. Benfica 0-1 1-5 1-6
1993-94 UEFA Cup 1. Round Cyprus Apollon Limassol 2-0 0-4 2-4(aet)

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1994-95 UEFA Champions League Qualifying Round France Paris Saint-Germain 1-2 0-3 1-5

Notable former players[edit]

External links[edit]