Pécsi MFC

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Pécsi MFC
Full name Pécsi Mecsek Football Club
Nickname(s) Pamacs, Munkás (Worker)
Founded 1950 as Pécsi Dózsa
Ground Stadium of Újmecsekalja
Ground Capacity 7,000
Chairman Hungary Dezső Matyi
Managers

Hungary Emil Lőrincz,

Hungary Gábor Márton
League OTP Bank Liga
2012–13 12th
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

Pécsi Mecsek Football Club, commonly referred to as Pécsi MFC or simply PMFC, is a professional Hungarian football club based in Pécs, Baranya, that plays in the OTP Bank Liga, the Hungarian First Division. The club was established on 16 February 1973 by the merger of five other clubs of the city, Pécsi Dózsa, Pécsi Ércbányász SC, Pécsi Helyiipari SK, Pécsi Bányász and Pécsi Építők.

Pécsi MFC’s home ground is the Stadium of PMFC, also known as Stadium of Újmecsekalja, a football stadium in Uránváros. The stadium’s current capacity is 7,160, it was opened in 1955.

Pécsi MFC holds long-standing rivalries with other football clubs, most notably Komlói Bányász SK, a club based in Komló, a city near Pécs, and Kaposvári Rákóczi FC from Kaposvár.

Since its foundation in 1973, the club played most of their seasons in the first division, with twelve seasons spent in the second division. After finishing on the first place of the Western Group of the second division in 2011, the club was promoted to the highest level of professional league.

The owner of the club is Dezső Matyi, a local businessman in the book publishing industry, who acquired the club in 2007.

History[edit]

Pécs were promoted to the first division in 1955 and they have managed to play on top flight to 1975 since except for the season of 1958-59 when they finished as champions of the second division after the relegation. Pécs played in second division in the season of 1975-76. Pécs finished as champions of the second division in the season of 1976-77. PMSC has been playing in the first division for 20 years between 1977 and 1997. They won the Hungarian Cup in 1990.

In the then European Cup Winners Cup they were drawn against Manchester United, and became the first team to play against English opposition in Europe since English teams were banned five years previously. They lost the game 3-0 on aggregate, and Manchester United went on to win the competition, beating Barcelona in the final.[1]

In 2003 Pécs rejoined the first division after two years of exile.[2] Pécs drew with Szombathelyi Haladás and finished first eleven points clear. Tamás Nagy's team lost only three times in 34 matches.

Name changes[edit]

  • 190?: Pécs (Pécsi Athlétikai Club)
  • 1950: Pécs (Pécsi Dózsa Sport Club)
  • 1956: Pécs (Pécs Baranya)
  • 1957: Pécs (Pécsi Dózsa Sport Club)
  • 1973: Pécs (Pécsi Munkás Sport Club) amalgamation with Pécsi Bányász SC, Pécsi Ércbányász SC, Pécsi Helyiipar SK and Pécsi Építők --> PMSC
  • 1995: Pécs (Pécsi Mecsek Futball Club)

Managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

  • Hungarian Second Division:
    • Winners (4): 1958-59, 1976–77, 2002–03, 2010–11

Current squad[edit]

As of 2 March, 2014.

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Hungary GK Gergő Gőcze
2 Hungary DF Péter Beke
3 Hungary DF Bence Deutsch (on loan from MTK)
4 Hungary DF József Nagy
5 Hungary DF Ferenc Fodor
6 Hungary DF Béla Balogh
7 Hungary MF Dávid Wittrédi
8 Hungary MF Dávid Márkvárt
9 Hungary FW Krisztián Koller
10 Hungary FW Roland Frőhlich
11 Serbia FW Milan Perić (on loan from Videoton)
No. Position Player
13 Serbia MF Đorđe Jočić
17 Hungary MF Adrián Horváth
18 Hungary DF Levente Lantos
20 Hungary FW Viktor Városi
21 Croatia DF Danijel Romić
22 Hungary DF Dávid Mohl
25 Hungary MF Ferenc Rácz (on loan from MTK)
27 Hungary MF Róbert Kővári
31 Hungary GK Bence Steer
32 Hungary MF Lóránd Szatmári
60 Hungary FW Péter Pölöskey (on loan from Debrecen)

European cup history[edit]

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1990-91 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1. Round England Manchester United 0-2 0-1 0-3

UEFA Intertoto Cup[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1962–63 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 8 Netherlands Blauw-Wit Amsterdam 5-2 0-0
Group 8 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FK Velež Mostar 4-1 2-1
Group 8 West Germany VfV Hildesheim 5-3 1-0
Quarter-finals Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia NK Rijeka 2-1 2-2 4-3
Semi-finals Italy Calcio Padova 0-3 3-4 3-7
1988 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 9 Switzerland Grasshopper FC 0-1 0-1
Group 9 Poland Pogoń Szczecin 3-1 0-0
Group 9 Sweden Östers IF 2-0 1-3

UEFA Cup[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1970-71 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1. Round Romania FC Universitatea Craiova 3-0 1-2 4-2
2. Round England Newcastle United 2-0(aet) 0-2 2-2(p)
3. Round Italy Juventus FC 0-2 0-1 0-3
1986-87 UEFA Cup 1. Round Netherlands Feyenoord Rotterdam 1-0 0-2 1-2
1991-92 UEFA Cup 1. Round Germany VfB Stuttgart 2-2 1-4 3-6

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