Nyíregyháza Spartacus FC

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Nyíregyháza Spartacus
Logo
Full name Nyíregyháza Spartacus Football Club
Nickname(s) Szpari
Founded 1928
Ground Városi Stadion,
Nyíregyháza
Ground Capacity 16,500
Chairman Zsolt Banka
Manager József Csábi
League Nemzeti Bajnokság I
Current season

Nyíregyháza Spartacus is a football club from Nyíregyháza, Hungary. Formed in 1928, they've had brief stints in the NB I., they currently play in the first division. The team is locally referred to by their nickname, Szpari. They play in Városi Stadion, in the city sport complex just north of the downtown.

History[edit]

1960s[edit]

The team was refounded in 1959 by the fusion of the clubs Spartacus and Építők. In the early 1960s the team entered the second division of Hungarian football and then the now non-existent NB I./B, a sub-division of the first division. These were the years of the so-called "golden team" featuring players such Bakos, Pilcsuk, Kovacsics, Páll Cini, Papp Szuszka, Szokol, Kaskötő, Ignéczi, Nagy Zoli, Harcsa, Groholy, and Csemiczky. The team, however, fell from the NB I./B in 1968, ending the golden age.

1980s[edit]

In 1980 the team finally ascended to the NB I. Their first match in the first division was played against Diósgyőri VTK, soon-to-be rivals from nearby Miskolc. The first goal was scored by Kozma "Kicsi" and Szpari won the match 2–0. The team finished the season in 7th place. However, the team was never able to improve from that season and they were relegated at the end of the 1983–1984 season.

1998–2005[edit]

The team finally returned to the NB I. in 1998–1999 and ended that season in 13th place. They finished 9th in 1999–2000, but the league shrank in the 2000–2001 season, ultimately only allowing 12 teams to compete and Szpari again exited the first division.

In the 2004–2005 season the league expanded to again allow 16 teams and Nyíregyháza again found themselves in the first division. Though there were a few highlights including a masterful win over a declining Ferencváros to a home crowd in the second half of the season, the team ended in 15th place and were relegated yet again to NB II.

NB II Championship[edit]

The team had an unsuccessful first campaign upon returning to the NB II, finishing in sixth place overall at the end of the 2005–2006 season. Next season they made a stronger case for themselves, spending most of the season challenging Ferencváros at the top of the NB II table. On the occasions they faced each other the perennial Hungarian league favorites could only draw, 0–0 in Nyíregyháza and 1–1 to a crowd of over 13,000 in Budapest. With two matches left in the season the two teams were tied in the standings, but Nyíregyháza ended triumphant, winning the 2006–2007 NB II Eastern division outright.

2007–2008[edit]

The team transitioned fairly well to the NB I. and finished in tenth place.

2008–2009[edit]

The team finished in 13th place with a great autumn(5th place) and a bum spring.

Colours and Badge[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Supporters[edit]

The team has several fan groups. The Keleti Front (Eastern Front) began in 1992, The Mastiffs began in 1995, and most recently Elit began in 2007.

Current squad[edit]

As of 26 July, 2014. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
4 Hungary DF Gábor Jánvári
5 Hungary DF Ferenc Fodor
7 Hungary MF Tamás Huszák
9 Hungary MF Krisztián Koller
10 Cameroon MF Mohamadou Abdouraman
11 Hungary DF János Patály
12 Hungary FW Marcell Molnár
13 Hungary DF Tamás Rubus
14 Serbia MF Zoran Kostić
17 Hungary FW Márk Szécsi
18 Hungary FW Péter Bajzát
19 Hungary FW Dávid Pákolicz
No. Position Player
21 Hungary DF Zsolt Szokol
22 Serbia MF Boris Zivanovic
23 Hungary MF István Spitzmüller
26 Hungary DF Gergő Gengeliczki
29 Hungary MF István Sándor
47 Hungary GK János Balogh
50 Hungary DF Zoltán Nagy
77 Hungary MF László Pekár
78 Ukraine GK Volodymyr Ovsienko
85 Hungary DF Tamás Törtei
99 Hungary MF László Rezes

NB I. Results[edit]

The team has seen limited success in Hungary's top league, finishing only one season with more goals counting for them than against them. The highest they've ever finished is 7th place and they've been relegated to lower divisions five times.

No. Year MP W D L GF-GA Dif. Pts Result
13. 2014-15 7 2 2 3 6–9 -3 8 In progress / 16 teams
12. 2009-10 30 6 9 15 42–60 -19 27 15th / 16 teams: Relegated
11. 2008-09 30 7 11 12 32–41 -9 38 14th / 16 teams
10. 2007-08 30 11 7 12 34–37 −3 40 10th / 16 teams
9. 2004-05 30 5 11 14 38–63 −25 26 15th / 16 teams: Relegated
8. 2000-01* 14 3 0 11 10–24 −14 9 8th / 8 teams (Group A): Relegated
7. 1999-00 32 12 8 12 32–42 −10 44 9th / 18 teams
6. 1998-99 34 10 9 15 46–52 −6 39 13th / 18 teams
5. 1992-93 30 3 12 15 17–39 −22 18 15th / 16 teams: Relegated
4. 1983-84 30 7 8 15 28–47 −19 22 15th / 16 teams: Relegated
3. 1982-83 30 9 8 13 29–37 −8 26 10th / 16 teams
2. 1981-82 34 8 12 14 35–51 −16 28 15th / 18 teams
1. 1980-81 34 11 16 7 30–25 +5 38 7th / 18 teams
TOTALS NBI 365 94 113 158 378–527 -149 363

* The 2000–2001 featured a new format involving 2 groups of 8 who played each other twice for 14 games. The top 6 teams in each group went on to form a new group of 12, whereas the bottom 4 teams were relegated.

Honours[edit]

  • Hungarian Second Division Champions: 1979-1980 (NBII. Eastern Division), 1997-1998 (NBI./B), 2006-2007 (NBII. Eastern Division), 2013-2014 (NBII.)

Notable former players[edit]

  • Miklós Kiss, holds team record for goals scored (19)
  • Károly Czeczeli, 2nd most goals scored (17)
  • Miklós Moldván, holds team record for matches played (122)

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