Stadion Albert Flórián

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Albert Stadion
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Full name Albert Flórián Stadion
Location Budapest, Hungary
Owner Ferencvárosi Torna Club
Operator Ferencváros
Capacity 29,505 (1974-1991)
18,100 (1991-2013)
20,000
Field size 105 × 68 m (344 × 223 ft)
Surface Grass
Field
Construction
Broke ground 1933
Built 1910-11
Opened 1911
Renovated 1971-1974,
Demolished 1971, 2013
Architect József Schall, Miklós Kapsza (1974-2013)
Tenants
Hungary national football team
Ferencváros

Stadion Albert Flórián was a sports stadium in Budapest, Hungary. The stadium was the home of the association football club Ferencvárosi TC. The stadium had a capacity of 18,100. Formerly known as Üllői úti stadion for its location, it had been renamed for Ballon d'Or winner club legend Flórián Albert in 2007. Today, the stadium's place is occupied by the newly built Groupama Arena.

History[edit]

Construction[edit]

The first stadium was started to be built in the autumn of 1910. On 12 February 1911, Ferencváros played their first match against Budapest rival MTK Budapest which was won by the club. The starting line-up consisted of Fritz, Rumbold, Magnlitz, Weinber, Bródy, Payer, Szeitler, Weisz, Koródy, Schlosser, Borbás. The first stadium could host 40,000 spectators.

First reconstruction[edit]

In 1971 the stands were demolished and a new stadium was started to be built. The new stadium was inaugurated on the 75th anniversary of the club. On 19 May 1974, the first match was played against the Vasas old boys. The new stadium could host 29,505 spectators (including 10 771 seats and 18 734 standing). In the 1990s the stadium was redesigned to meet the UEFA requirements therefore its capacity was reduced to 18 100.

On 21 December 2007, the stadium was changed from Üllői úti Stadion to Stadion Albert Flórián. Flórián Albert, the former Ferencváros icon, was present at the inauguration ceremony.

Milestone matches[edit]

First era (1911-1971)[edit]

Second era (1974-2013)[edit]

Match Home Result Opponent Date Competition
First match Hungary Ferencváros 0-1 Hungary Vasas Friendly match
First UEFA Cup Winners' Cup match Hungary Ferencváros 2-0 Wales Cardiff City F.C. UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1974-75
Last UEFA Europa League match Hungary Ferencváros 2-1 Norway Aalesunds FK UEFA Europa League 2011-12
Last Hungarian League match Hungary Ferencváros 2-1 Hungary (Újpest FC
Last Hungarian League Cup match Hungary Ferencváros 1-0 Hungary Egri FC
Last match Hungary Ferencváros 0-0 Romania CFR Cluj

International matches[edit]

No. Date Home Away Result Attendance
1. 31 May 1984 Friendly Hungary Hungary 1-1 Spain Spain 10,000
2. 2 December 1987 UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying Hungary Hungary 1-0 Cyprus Cyprus 3,000
3. 20 March 1990 Friendly Hungary Hungary 2-0 United States United States 12,000
4. 23 September 1992 Friendly Hungary Hungary 0-0 Israel Israel 3,000
5. 8 September 1993 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification Hungary Hungary 1-3 Russia Russia 10,000
6. 27 October 1993 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification Hungary Hungary 1-0 Luxembourg Luxembourg 2,000
7. 10 September 1997 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification Hungary Hungary 3-1 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 10,000
8. 29 October 1997 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification Hungary Hungary 1-7 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 17,000
9. 18 November 1998 Friendly Hungary Hungary 2-0 Switzerland Switzerland 3,000
10. 10 March 1999 Friendly Hungary Hungary 1-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia 8,000
8 September 1999
Hungary  5 – 0  Liechtenstein
J. SebőkGoal 17'
Sebők Goal 33'Goal 41'Goal 85'
Illés Goal 74'
UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Kapitanis (Cyprus)
18 August 1999
Hungary  1 – 1  Moldova
Sebők Goal 39' Cleșcenco Goal 66'
Friendly match
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Sowa (Austria)
8 September 1999
Hungary  3 – 0  Azerbaijan
Sebők Goal 29'
Gábor Egressy Goal 52'
Sowunmi Goal 54'
UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Lularevski (Macedonia)
23 February 2000
Hungary  0 – 3  Australia
Laybutt Goal 12'
Skoko Goal 72'
Moore Goal 90'
Friendly match
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Drabek (Austria)
25 April 2001
Hungary  0 – 0  Finland
Friendly match
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Treossi (Italy)
20 November 2002
Hungary  1 – 1  Moldova
Dárdai Goal 55' Patula Goal 14'
Friendly match
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Sowa (Austria)
19 November 2003
Hungary  0 – 1  Estonia
Rooba Goal 87'
Friendly match
Attendance: 457
Referee: Milan Šedivý (Czech Republic)

Record[edit]

P W D L GF GA W%
17 7 6 4 23 19

Photo gallery[edit]

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Coordinates: 47°28′31″N 19°5′46″E / 47.47528°N 19.09611°E / 47.47528; 19.09611