Dunaújváros FC

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Dunaújváros FC
Club crest
Full name Dunaújváros Football Club
Founded 1952; 65 years ago (1952)
Dissolved 2009; 8 years ago (2009)
Ground Dunaferr Arena,
Dunaújváros
Ground Capacity 12,000

Dunaújváros FC (previously known as Dunaferr SE) was a football team from Dunaújváros, Hungary. Though they won the Hungarian NB I in 1999–2000, recently they played in the second league, until the team withdrew in March 2009, ceasing its operations.

History[edit]

Domestic[edit]

The team was founded in 1952 and one year later they were promoted to the Hungarian first division under the name Sztálinvárosi Vasmû Építõk. In 1954 they were relegated to the second division and from then on they bounced back and forth between the two. From 1961 the team was known as Dunaújvárosi Kohász SE. Whilst holding this name their best finish was in 1978, 7th in the NB I.

In 1998 they entered the NB I. under the name Dunaferr SE and won their first and only Hungarian championship in 2000. In 2001 they finished 2nd behind Ferencváros . In 2003 they were relegated from the NB I. At this point they had played 20 seasons in the top division. Unfortunately the Dunaferr company ended their support of the men's football team, and in 2004 when the NB I. returned from a 12-team format to a 16-team format they were unable to return and all football operations ended.

The team was resurrected by local Hungarian businessmen József Andics and József Héger and football operations returned. With the league's permission the team began play in the NB I/B (now called NB II). In 2004 they finished 16th, in 2005 5th, and in 2006 13th. The team withdrew from the second league in March 2009, and ceased operations.

UEFA Cup[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2000–01 UEFA Cup 1. Round Netherlands Feyenoord Rotterdam 0–1 1–3 1–4
2001–02 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round Cyprus Olympiakos Nicosia 2–4 2–2 4–6

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2000–01 UEFA Champions League 2. Qualifying Round Croatia HNK Hajduk Split 2–2 2–0 4–2
3. Qualifying Round Norway Rosenborg 2–2 1–2 3–4

International[edit]

Following their championship in 2000, the team qualified for the Second Qualifying Round of the UEFA Champions League 2000-01 where they defeated Hajduk Split 2–0 and 2–2. In the 3rd round they tied against Rosenborg 2–2 in Hungary, but lost in Norway 1–2, ending their only Champions League run.

Team Names[edit]

Like many football clubs, the team has undergone a number of name changes. The most notable change actually came when the city changed its name from Sztálinváros (Stalin Town, or equivalent to Stalingrad) to Dunaújváros (Danubian New Town).

  • 1951: Dunapentelei Vasas
  • 1952: Sztálin Vasmű Építők
  • 1954: Sztálinvárosi Vasas
  • 1956: Dunapentelei Vasas
  • 1957: Dunapentelei SC
  • 1957: Sztálinvárosi Vasas
  • 1959: Sztálinvárosi Kohász Sport Egyesület
  • 1961: Dunaújvárosi Kohász Sport Egyesület
  • 1990: Dunaferr Sport Egyesület
  • 2003: Slant/Fint Dunaújváros
  • 200?: Dunaújvárosi Kohász
  • 200?: Dunaújváros Futball Club

Honours[edit]

Hungarian Championship: 2000

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