Debreceni VSC (women's handball)
|Full name||Debreceni Vasutas Sport Club|
|Arena||Hódos Imre Sportcsarnok, Debrecen|
|Head coach||Pål Oldrup Jensen|
|League||Nemzeti Bajnokság I|
|Active departments of DVSC|
- 1 History
- 2 Crest, colours, supporters
- 3 Team
- 4 Honours
- 5 Recent seasons
- 6 Records
- 7 Notable players
- 8 Notable coaches
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Nicknamed Loki, the team was founded in 1948 as a department of the multi-sports club Debreceni VSC. Seven years later they have won their first ever Hungarian championship title after beating two of their three opponents in the championship final, including title holders Csepeli SK. However, this achievement remained the lone success of the club for a long time, after they got relegated in 1959 and spent the subsequent twenty years in the second division.
Promoted back in 1979, their brightest period came under the management of Ákos Komáromi, between the late eighties and mid-nineties, during which time they won the Hungarian championship, five Hungarian cups and two consecutive EHF Cups. The latter one is an exceptional success, no other teams have ever defended their title in the EHF Cup.
In the following years the club lost many of their key players and their financial options narrowed as well, which resulted a significant setback. The team were on the brink of bankruptcy, when András Gellén, a businessman and die-hard DVSC fan took over the club in May 2009.
Gellén had his own conception, that built solely on Hungarian players and promoted the youngsters. To fulfil the club's long term plans, he also invested into a new arena for the handball academy, which was finished in January 2011 and cost around €1.4 million.
In the second part of 2011, however, DVSC faced a heavy financial crisis as Gellén could not pay the wages, and as a result, many of the first team players left. Gellén eventually sold his 63.3% share to the city of Debrecen for a nominal fee of 10 Hungarian Forint, that now owns 96.4% of the club. The city worked out a long term project, which similarly to the club's former intention wants to build on home-grown players. The budget in the first season is expected to be around 100 million Forint (approximately €330,000), which may grow to 150–180 million (€500,000–600,000) in the coming years to ensure Debrecen to achieve a podium finish and to qualify to a European cup again. Balázs Makray took the chairman duties, who faced the similar situation in 1999 when he took over the local football club, and for the 2000s he made Debreceni VSC one of the dominant team in the Hungarian league.
Crest, colours, supporters
Kit manufacturers and Shirt sponsor
The following table shows in detail Debreceni VSC kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year:
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|2004–2005||debmut / G HBZ|
|2005–2006||Hotel Balmaz / debmut / G HBZ|
|2006–2007||Hotel Balmaz / debmut|
|2009–2010||Korvex / Hajdú Takarék|
|2011–2012||Korvex / Hajdú Takarék|
|2013–2014||TvP / OTP Bank|
|2014–2015||Erima||TvP / Aquaticum|
|2015||TvP / Cívis Ház|
|2016–||TvP / Cívis Ház / Szerencsejáték Zrt.|
Squad for the 2018–19 season
- Transfers for the 2018-19 season
Nemzeti Bajnokság I (National Championship of Hungary)
- Champions (2): 1955, 1987
- Runners-up (8): 1985, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 2009–10, 2010–11
- Third place (4): 1986, 1990–91, 1992–93, 2008–09
Magyar Kupa (National Cup of Hungary)
- Winners (4): 1985, 1987, 1989–90, 1990–91
- Finalists (6): 1983, 1988, 1995–96, 2000–01, 2008–09, 2010–11
- As of 1 November 2017.
- Seasons in Nemzeti Bajnokság I: 34
- Seasons in Nemzeti Bajnokság I/B: 5
- Seasons in Nemzeti Bajnokság II: 15
In European competition
- Participations in Champions League (Champions Cup): 3x
- Participations in EHF Cup (IHF Cup): 15x
- Participations in Challenge Cup (City Cup): 1x
- Participations in Cup Winners' Cup (IHF Cup Winners' Cup): 9x
|1/4-finals||Gjerpen IF Skien||29-24||25-26||54–50|
|1986-87||Cup Winners' Cup||1/8-finals||Selchoztecnica Krasnodar||23-23||24-29||47–52|
|1987-88||IHF Cup*||1/8-finals||Belinka Ljubljana||28-25||22-26||50–51|
|1988-89||Champions Cup*||Round 1||Bp. Spartacus SC||bye –|
|1/8-finals||VIF Dimitrov Sofia||35-19||28-24||63–43|
|1989-90||Cup Winners' Cup
|Round 1||Vasas SC||bye –|
|1990-91||Cup Winners' Cup||1/8-finals||Union Hollabrunn||32-14||30-23||62–37|
|1/4-finals||Lunner IL Gran||33-28||23-24||56–52|
|1991-92||Cup Winners' Cup
|1/2-finals||Byåsen IL Trondheim||19-19||23-23||42–42 (a)|
|Finals||Radnički Belgrade (a)||26-21||19-24||45–45|
|1992-93||IHF Cup*||Round 1||Anadolu Un. SC Eskişehir||40-15||35-18||75–33|
|Finals||Viborg HK (a)||24-21||20-23||44–44|
|1/8-finals||TMO SC Ankara||22-15||22-18||44–33|
|1/2-finals||Buxtehuder SV||21-21||23-23||44–44 (a)|
|Finals||Bækkelagets Oslo||22-14||22-30||44–44 (a)|
|1/4-finals||GOG Gudme||24-15||16-25||40–40 (a)|
|Finals||Larvik HK||18-15||20-23||38–38 (a)|
|1996-97||EHF Cup||1/8-finals||Plastika Nitra||17-12||14-19||31–31 (a)|
|1997-98||City Cup||1/8-finals||Spartak Kyiv||25-27||24-32||49–59|
|1998-99||EHF Cup||1/16-finals||ŽRK Osijek||18-11||25-23||43–34|
|1999-00||EHF Cup||1/8-finals||Interinvest Mostar||31-17||27-21||58–38|
|1/4-finals||El Ferrobús Mislata||19-33||20-23||39–56|
|2000-01||EHF Cup||Round 3||McDonald´s Wr.Neustadt||25-25||25-20||50–45|
|Round 4||Zagłębie Lubin||28-25||13-17||41–42|
|2001-02||Cup Winners' Cup||Round 3||Qaradağ Sement-Baku||45-20||36-32||81–52|
|Round 4||TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen||25-23||25-32||50–55|
|2002-03||EHF Cup||Round 2||Madeira Andebol SAD||29-22||28-34||57–56|
|Round 3||GAS Anagennisi Artas||10-0||26-25||36–25|
|Round 4||Slagelse FH||23-38||29-42||52–80|
|2005-06||EHF Cup||Round 2||Astrakhanochka Astrakhan||21-18||23-25||44–43|
|Round 3||Tertnes Bergen||31-19||20-28||51–47|
|1/8 Final||SPR Icom Lublin||24-16||23-27||47–43|
|1/4 Final||HB Metz Moselle Lorraine||20-16||23-25||43–41|
|1/2 Final||Podravka Vegeta, Koprivnica||24-29||21-26||45–55|
|2006-07||EHF Cup||Round 3||C.S. HC Zalău||41-21||31-21||72–42|
|1/8 Final||HB Metz Moselle Lorraine||20-17||23-25||43–42|
|1/4 Final||Ikast Bording EH A/S||27-26||24-26||51–52|
|2007-08||Cup Winners' Cup||Round 3||ŽRK Petrol Bonus Podgorica||44-12||30-12||74–24|
|1/8 Final||C.S. Rulmentul-Urban Braşov||30-30||20-25||50–55|
|2008-09||Cup Winners' Cup||Round 3||S.S. Pallamano Bancole||44-26||38-23||82–49|
|1/8 Final||Oțelul Galați (a)||34-29||24-29||58–58|
|2009-10||Cup Winners' Cup||Round 3||DHK ZORA Olomouc||39-27||28-25||67–52|
|Round 4||Budućnost T-Mobile||27-20||20-28||47–48|
|2010-11||Champions League||Qual. Tournament 2
|SPR Lublin SSA||29-26|
|Itxako Reyno de Navarra||27–32||24–39|
|2011-12||Champions League||Qual. Tournament / SF||CDE Gil Eanes||35-22|
|Qual. Tournament / F||Buxtehuder SV||26-30 CWC|
|2011-12||Cup Winners' Cup||Round 3||Ormi-Loux Patras||41-26||31-27||72–53|
|Last 16||BM. Mar Sagunto||28-28||31-25||59–53|
|Quarter Final||Viborg HK||25-39||25-42||50–81|
|2016-17||EHF Cup||Qual. Round 2||Nantes Loire Atlantique HB||26-28||23-24||49–52|
|2017-18||EHF Cup||Qual. Round 2||Metraco Zagłębie Lubin||26-20||23-25||49–45|
|Qual. Round 3||SCM Craiova||26-24||19-24||45–48|
Most league appearances
Top league goalscorers
- Gheorghe Ionescu (1991–92)
- László Laurencz (2004–05)
- Ákos Komáromi
- Imre Bíró
- Botond Bakó
- Vilmos Köstner
- Tone Tiselj
- "DVSC SCHAEFFLER NÉVEN FOLYTATJUK!" (in Hungarian). dvsckezilabda.hu. 10 August 2018.
- "Törekvés, Lokomotív, DVSC, avagy a kezdetektől az első aranyérmen át a másodosztályig" (in Hungarian). DVSC Official Website. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
- "Sporttörténelem: címvédés az EHF-kupában" (in Hungarian). DVSC Official Website. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
- "Új úton a régi sikerekért" (in Hungarian). DVSC Official Website. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
- "Gellén András új kézilabdacsarnokot építtetett" (in Hungarian). DVSC Official Website. 12 January 2011. Archived from the original on 16 January 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
- "Makray Balázs lesz az új ügyvezető" (in Hungarian). DVSC official website. 11 January 2012. Archived from the original on 14 January 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
- "DVSC: szinte 100% az önkormányzaté". Hungarian Press Agency (in Hungarian). Handball.hu. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
- "Játékosok". dvsckezilabda.hu.
- "Magyar bajnokság NB1 - női" (in Hungarian). kezitortenelem.hu.
- "Magyar bajnokság NB1B - női" (in Hungarian). kezitortenelem.hu.
- "Magyar bajnokság NB2 - női (1957-1980)" (in Hungarian). kezitortenelem.hu.
- "Örökranglista" (in Hungarian). DVSC Official Website. Archived from the original on 25 February 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011.