|Full name||Diósgyőr-Vasgyári Testgyakorlók Köre|
|Founded||6 February 1910|
|Ground||Diósgyőri Stadion, Miskolc|
|Head coach||Tamás Bódog|
|League||OTP Bank Liga|
|2015–16||OTP Bank Liga, 9th|
|Website||Club home page|
|Active departments of DVTK|
Diósgyőr-Vasgyári Testgyakorlók Köre (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈdioːʃɟøːri veː teː kaː]) is a Hungarian sports club from Diósgyőr district of Miskolc best known for its football team. Founded in 1910 by the local working class youth, the team plays in the first division of the Hungarian League and has spent most of its history in the top tier of Hungarian football. Diósgyőr is best known for its passionate supporters – in the past years Diósgyőr had one of the highest average attendances in the Hungarian top division. The football club enjoyed its first golden age in the late '70s and early '80s, including a third place in the 1978–79 season of the Hungarian League and two Hungarian Cup triumphs in 1977 and 1980.
- 1 History
- 2 Crest and colours
- 3 Stadiums and Facilities
- 4 Supporters
- 5 Players
- 6 Non-playing staff
- 7 Honours
- 8 Season results
- 9 European cup history
- 10 Statistics
- 11 See also
- 12 References
- 13 Sources
- 14 External links
The preparations for the establishment of a sports club of the ironworks started at the end of the 1909. Vilmos Vanger, an elementary school teacher and a five-member committee asked the director of the iron works to approve the foundation of a sports club. On 6 February 1910, the Diósgyőr-Vasgyári Testgyakorlók Köre was founded at the premises of the factory. The red and white were chosen as the colours of the club. Vilmos Vanger was nominated as the first president of the club, while, Árpád Weisz became the vice-president. The secretary was Andor Erdélyi, while the finance director was István Hamza. The first coach of the club was Gyula Molnár.
The foundation of the club was approved by the Ministry of Interior therefore the club could participate in a Hungarian League match as early as 1912. In 1916 and 1918 the club won the Northern Hungarian championships. The club had played with all of the first league teams when it celebrated its 10th birthday.
The club first reached the top league of the Hungarian League in 1940. In the 1940–41 season Diósgyőr finished 6th as Diósgyőri MÁVAG. János Füzér and István Berecz scored 33 goals during the season. In the following season, 1941–42 Diósgyőr finished 8th. During this season the club was able to beat Ferencváros by 3–2 during the season. The results of the 1942–43 season was a bit worse since the club finished only the 12th, however, during this season they also could beat its Budapest rival Ferencváros 2–1 at home. In the 1943–44 season the club finished 11th.
Diósgyőr won the 1976–77 season of the Hungarian Cup, therefore they qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1977-78 season. In the first round they encountered with the Turkish Beşiktaş J.K.. The first leg was won by the Turkish club 2–0 at the İnönü Stadium, while Diósgyőr trashed Besiktas at home in Miskolc. In the second round Diósgyőr hosted the 1976–77 Yugoslav Cup winner Hajduk Split and they won the match by 2–1. However, in the second leg the Hungarian team lost to 2–1 and 4–3 on penalty shoot-out.
In the 1978–79 season of the Hungarian League the club has reached its best result ever finishing on the third position of the table. Therefore, they qualified for the 1979-80 UEFA Cup. On 19 September 1979 Diósgyőr was hosted by SK Rapid Wien at the Gerhard Hanappi Stadium and the match was won by the Hungarian club by 1–0. On 3 October 1979 the second leg was also won by the Hungarian club by 3–2. On 24 October 1979, Diósgyőr was hosted by the Scottish club, Dundee United F.C. at the Tannadice Park. The match was won by Diósgyőr. The second leg was won by Diósgyőr by 3–1 at home, therefore the Hungarian team could qualify for the third round of the cup. on 28 November 1979, in the third round Diósgyőr faced with the giant German club 1. FC Kaiserslautern and they lost 2–0 at home which resulted a very difficult return match for the Miskolc team. On 12 December 1979 Kaiserslautern beat Diósgyőr 6–1 which resulted the farewell for the team since the German club advanced on 8–1 aggregate.
The fall of communism in Hungary also affected the club as any other clubs in the country. In 1992 the club's name was changed into Diósgyőri FC. In 2000 the club went bankrupt and many players left the club. Disógyőr was able to finish the 1999–2000 season but they were relegated since the club finished 16th.
The team spent seven years in the 2nd division. After many coaches, the breakthrough was the second appearance of coach Barnabás Tornyi. The next year they were again in the first division. The most memorable scenes were winning the second division championship, and the last match of goalkeeping-legend György Veréb. At his last match (aged 49!) and with him the team defeated the Videoton FC, 4–1. The leading players were midfielder László Kiser, and striker duo Sándor Kulcsár and Gábor Egressy. In the next season the team beat the FTC and the Újpest FC, and began the UEFA Intertoto Cup. The owners wanted to make football without spending money, and the club disappeared in 2000, via bankruptcy. In the winter of 1999 most players left the club.
After the bankruptcy the fans founded again the Diósgyőri VTK and enlisted it into the Hungarian League. The club spent its first season in the seventh division. However, thanks to a merger with Borsod Volán SE the club could play in the third division in the 2000–01 season of the Hungarian League. Although the club could not get promoted into the second division, Diósgyőr could play in the second division again in the 2001–02 season since they merged with Bőcs who already got promoted to the second division. In the second league financial problems also hindered the success of the club and finally the club went bankrupt again. However, the Diósgyőri VTK 1910 Limited company was founded and later purchased the right to play in the second division from Monor. In 2003–04 the club was promoted to the first division of the Hungarian League, although due to financial problems the club was able to play in the first league with the help of the Siófok KC Ltd. who moved to Miskolc.
Diósgyőr play in the 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10 seasons of the first division. However, the centenarian celebrations were ruined by the fact that the club finished 16th and was relegated to the second division after spending six consecutive seasons in the top flight of the Hungarian league.
Diósgyőr won the 2010–11 season of the second division of the Hungarian league and it was promoted after spending only one season in the second league. In the 2011–12 season the club finished 7th. On 27 July 2012 Diósgyőr started 2012–13 Nemzeti Bajnokság I season with a 2–1 victory over Újpest FC. On 12 September 2012 Hungarian international team player and former Genoa C.F.C. player Gergely Rudolf signed a three-year contract with Diósgyőr.
On 7 May 2014, Diósgyőr qualified for the final of the 2013–14 Hungarian Cup after beating Debrecen 2–0 at home. The first tie was won by Debrecen by 4–2. Diósgyőr lost to Újpest in the 2013–14 Hungarian Cup final on penalty shoot-out, but Diósgyőr are eligible for the 2014-15 UEFA Europa League since Újpest did not receive the UEFA licence from the Hungarian Football Federation.
Crest and colours
- 1910–38: Diósgyőri VTK
- 1938–45: Diósgyőri MÁVAG SC
- 1945–51: Diósgyőri VTK
- 1951–56: Diósgyőri Vasas
- 1956–92: Diósgyőri VTK Miskolc
- 1992–00: Diósgyőr FC
- 2000–03: Diósgyőri VTK
- 2003–04: DVTK 1910
- 2004–05: Diósgyőri Balaton FC (later Diósgyőri VTK-BFC)
- 2005–07: Diósgyőri VTK
- 2007–08: Diósgyőri VTK-BORSODI
- 2008–: Diósgyőri VTK
Manufacturers and shirt sponsors
The following table shows in detail Diósgyőri VTK kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year:
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|−2008||saller||Szeviép / Regale Klíma|
|2009||Szeviép / É.M.K.|
|2009–2010||Erreà||AVE / Jánosik és TSA. / É.M.K.|
Stadiums and Facilities
The played their matches from 1911 to 1939 near the diner of the Diósgyőr Ironworks. The stadium was first opened on 25 June 1939.
In 1968 the stadium underwent some major expansions to approximately 22,000 seats. The stadium was then reopened after renovations on 26 May 1968. At that time, it was the biggest stadium in Hungary outside of Budapest. The highest attendance record for the stadium was set on 27 November 1968, when approximately 35,000 people saw a match between the DVTK and the Ferencvárosi TC. Today its capacity is only about 17,000 because the stadium's directors always close two sections of stands to separate the fans of the home and visiting teams for security reasons.
The Complex now has a large stadium: the western Main Stand that was built in 1939. Three other wings were built in 1968, with a grass surface and a rekortan covered running track, where football matches and athletic championships are held. The Complex contains one grass surfaced training field built in 1977, one with artificial turf built in 2006, and two others with cinder covering that opened in the 1960s. The artificial grass field has lighting. Near the stadium there is a covered training field and a former boxing arena re-opened for soccer in 2009. Although the stadium does not meet the standards of many other European stadiums, it is the most modern arena in Eastern Hungary. The lighting was installed and began operating on 15 November 2003.
The Main Stand had its first renovation in 2005–06 and after a significant modernization project, it was opened on 23 April 2006 with a roof over 1,504 seats. In 2009–2010 the eastern-wing of the 40-year-old stands was demolished. For the 100th birthday of the club, new covered stands were built with a buffet, restrooms, and 3,137 seats on the so-called "Sunny wing" or "Napos oldal". This wing was so-named because the sun would make it difficult for fans to watch matches during afternoon competition. Construction began on 10 August 2009 and an opening ceremony was held on 6 March 2010. The 2009–10 renovation cost 400 million HUF. In 2011–2012, the training fields were modernized, and two additional fields were built. Currently, there are four training fields with lighting, two with natural grass and 2 with artificial grass.
From 1992 to 2000, the field was named DFC Stadium, because the team changed its name from DVTK to Diósgyőr Football club. During the 2007–2008 season the name of the stadium was DVTK-Borsodi Stadium, because of a sponsorship arrangement.
A famous section of the stadium called the Csáki-stand is named after the fan, József Csáki.
On 19 July 2014, UEFA issued sanctions against Ferencváros and Diósgyőr and Slovakia’s Spartak Trnava, following racist behaviour by their fans during 2014–15 UEFA Europa League qualifying matches against Maltese sides Sliema Wanderers, Birkirkara and Hibernians respectively. Ferencvaros were the hardest hit by the UEFA measures as club were fined by €20,000 and the partial closure of their stadium following monkey chants and racist banners displayed in both legs in Malta and Hungary.
- As of 20 October 2016.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Out on loan
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Board of directors
|Chief executive officer||Tamás Szabó |
|Executive assistant||Norbert Szemán|
|Sports director||Miklós Benczés|
|Assistant coach||Tamás Szamosi|
|Fitness coach||Barney Lord|
|Goalkeeping Coach||György Veréb|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Pál Szalma|
|Reserve team coach||Szilárd Sütő|
|Under 19 Coach||Zoltán Vitelki|
|Under 17 Coach||István Kriston|
- Hungarian League:
- Third Place (1): 1978–79
- Hungarian Cup::
- Winners (1): 2013–14
As of 10 November 2016.
|1.||1940–41||26||11||5||10||61–57||+4||27||6th||Did not qualify||Csapkay|
|30.||1980–81||34||5||15||14||28–50||−22||25||15th||R||CWC||PR||Szabó, Deák, Puskás|
|31.||1981–82||34||9||11||14||48–62||−14||29||14th||Did not qualify||Puskás|
|38.||1999-00||32||5||9||18||26–56||−30||24||16th||Did not qualify||Szapor, Temesvári|
|48.||2014–15||30||13||9||8||43–36||+7||48||7th||L16||GS||Europa League||3QR||Sivić, Vitelki|
|50.||2016–17||15||3||3||9||19-32||-13||12||12th||TBD||Egervári, Horváth, Bódog|
- Note 1: Relegation play-off: Diósgyőr 2–1 BKV Előre; BKV Előre 0–1 Diósgyőr
European cup history
|1977–78||European Cup Winners' Cup||1R||Beşiktaş J.K.||5–0||0–2||5–2|
|1979–80||UEFA Cup||1R||SK Rapid Wien||3–2||1–0||4–2|
|2R||Dundee United FC||3–1||1–0||4–1|
|3R||1. FC Kaiserslautern||0–2||1–6||1–8|
|1980–81||European Cup Winners' Cup||PR||Celtic Glasgow||2–1||0–6||2–7|
|1998||UEFA Intertoto Cup||1R||Sliema Wanderers||2–0||3–2||5–2|
|2014–15||UEFA Europa League||1Q||Birkirkara||2–1||4–1||6–2|
- 1R: First round
- 2R: Second round
- 3R: Third round
- PR: Preliminary round
- 1Q: First qualifying round
- 2Q: Second qualifying round
- 3Q: Third qualifying round
Record by country of opposition
- Correct as of 7 July 2015[update]
P – Played; W – Won; D – Drawn; L – Lost
- Miskolci AK, defunct club from Miskolc
- Miskolci VSC, club from Miskolc
- Perecesi TK, defunct club from Miskolc
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Lajos Varga: Diósgyőri Futballtörténet (Diósgyőr Soccerhistory)