Budapest Honvéd FC

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Full nameBudapest Honvéd Football Club
Founded3 August 1909; 109 years ago (1909-08-03)
GroundBozsik József Stadion, Budapest
ManagerAttila Supka
LeagueNB I
2017–18NB I, 4th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Budapest Honvéd FC (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈbudɒpɛʃt ˈhonveːd ˈɛft͡seː] is a Hungarian sports club based in Kispest, Budapest with colours red-black. The club is best known for its football team. Honved means the Homeland Defence. Originally formed as Kispest AC, they became Kispest FC in 1926 before reverting to their original name in 1944. The team enjoyed a golden age during the 1950s when it was renamed Budapesti Honvéd SE and became the Hungarian Army team. The club's top players from this era, Ferenc Puskás, Sándor Kocsis, József Bozsik, Zoltán Czibor, and Gyula Grosics formed the nucleus of the legendary Hungarian team known as the Mighty Magyars and helped the club win the Hungarian League four times during the 1950s. During the 1980s and early 1990s the club enjoyed another successful period, winning a further eight Hungarian League titles. They also won league and cup doubles in 1985 and 1989. In 1991 the club was renamed Kispest Honvéd FC and adopted its current name in 2003.

When the club was originally formed in 1909 it also organised teams that competed in fencing, cycling, gymnastics, wrestling, athletics, boxing and tennis. Later the Honvéd family was extended to include a water polo team, now known as Groupama Honvéd, a 33-times basketball-champion team and a handball team that were European Champions in 1982.


Budapest Honvéd FC were founded in 1909 as Kispesti AC. At domestic level they first entered the Nemzeti Bajnokság I in the 1916–17 season. Their first success came in the 1926 Magyar Kupa season when they beat Budapesti EAC in the final.

Crest and colours[edit]

Manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]

The following table shows in detail Budapest Honvéd FC kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year:

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2000–2003 Jako Wilkinson Sword
2003–2005 Gems
2005–2006 Macron
2006–2008 hummel
2008–2012 Nike
2012–2013 Givova
2014 ideasport
2015– Macron



Youth teams[edit]


Current squad[edit]

As of 21 August 2018

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

No. Position Player
2 Algeria DF Mohamed Mezghrani
3 Nigeria DF Eke Uzoma
4 Hungary DF Dávid Kálnoki-Kis
6 Hungary MF Dániel Gazdag
7 Hungary DF Bence Batik
11 Hungary MF Filip Holender
13 Hungary DF Tibor Heffler
16 Hungary MF Zsolt Pölöskei
17 Tunisia MF Änis Ben-Hatira
18 Hungary GK András Horváth
19 Brazil FW Danilo
20 Hungary FW Dominik Cipf
21 Guinea MF Fousseni Bamba
No. Position Player
22 Hungary MF Milán Májer
23 Hungary MF Bence Banó-Szabó
24 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Đorđe Kamber (captain)
25 Croatia DF Ivan Lovrić
26 Croatia DF Dino Škvorc
29 Hungary FW Patrik Tischler (on loan from Újpest)
33 Croatia DF Tonći Kukoč
48 Georgia (country) MF Zakaria Beglarishvili
55 Hungary MF Norbert Szendrei
60 Hungary DF Attila Temesvári
66 Hungary GK Attila Berla
77 Hungary MF Gergő Nagy
89 France FW David N'Gog
99 Hungary GK Dávid Gróf

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
92 Hungary FW Kristóf Herjeczki (at Gyirmót)
93 Hungary MF Dávid Stoiacovici (at Tiszakécske)
No. Position Player
96 Hungary FW Dániel Lukács (at Újpest)
98 Hungary FW Bálint Tömösvári (at Kaposvár)

Retired numbers[edit]

10Hungary Ferenc Puskás, Forward (1949–56). Number retired in July 2000.

Notable former players[edit]

Had senior international cap(s) for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Budapest Honvéd FC.

Non-playing staff[edit]


Position Name
Proprietor United States George F. Hemingway
Managing director Hungary Pál Gács
Marketing director Hungary Tamás Dudás
Chief editor Hungary Dénes Éless
Facility manager Hungary Judit Kuskó
Chief of security Hungary Csaba Tóth
Director of hospitality Hungary Sándor Hólé
Press officer Hungary Zoltán Simon


First team staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Hungary Attila Supka
Assistant coach Hungary Gábor Híres
Assistant coach TBA
Goalkeeping Coach Hungary Iván Tóth
Club Doctor Hungary József Toman
Club Doctor Hungary Ádám Szilas
Physio Hungary Buda Lajtaváry
Physio Hungary Norbert Hollósi
Physiotherapeut Hungary Ágnes Szilágyi
Kit manager Hungary Róbert Pandur


Managerial history[edit]


In European football[edit]

Overall record[edit]

Accurate as of 2 August 2018
Competition Played Won Drew Lost GF GA GD Win%
European Cup / Champions League 30 12 3 15 47 54 −7 040.00
Cup Winners' Cup 16 7 1 8 29 22 +7 043.75
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 64 30 10 24 106 96 +10 046.88
UEFA Intertoto Cup 8 3 2 3 10 9 +1 037.50
Total 118 52 16 50 192 181 +11 044.07

Legend: GF = Goals For. GA = Goals Against. GD = Goal Difference.



  • Behind The Curtain – Travels in Eastern European Football: Jonathan Wilson (2006)[3]
  • 50 Years of the European Cup and Champions League: Keir Radnedge (2005)[4]

See also[edit]


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  3. ^ "Behind the Curtain: Travels in Football in Eastern Europe: Jonathan Wilson: Books". Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  4. ^ "50 Years of the European Cup and Champions League: Keir Radnedge: Books". Retrieved 18 August 2012.

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