Szombathelyi Haladás

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Haladás
Szombathelyi Haladás VSE logo.png
Full name Szombathelyi Haladás
Nickname(s) Hali
Founded 1919; 99 years ago (1919)
Ground Haladás Sportkomplexum
Ground Capacity 9,859
Chairman Béla Illés
Manager Michal Hipp
League NB I
2017–18 NB I, 8th
Website Club website
Current season

Szombathelyi Haladás (Hungarian: [ˈsombɒthɛji ˈhɒlɒdaːʃ]), is a Hungarian football club based in Szombathely. Haladás is the Hungarian word for progress. The club, which was founded in 1919, plays its home games at Rohonci úti Stadion which has a capacity of 9,500 (5,430 seats). The club colours are green and white.

Haladás reached the Hungarian Cup final in the years 1975, 1993 and 2002. Since its first promotion in 1936 the club has spent 51 seasons in the first division of the Hungarian league, the Nemzeti Bajnokság I (NB I).

History[edit]

Former logo.

The yoyo years[edit]

Since 1919 the club have been famous for their yoyo between the Hungarian First Division and the Hungarian Second Division. The club were unable to strengthen their stay in the first league which resulted a continuous yoyo effect.

The 2000s[edit]

In the 2001–02 season of the Hungarian Cup Haladás played in the final against Újpest. The club lost 2–1 after extra time. In January 2002 Haladás appointed Lázár Szentes as the new coach of the club.[1] In the 2001–02 season Haladás was facing relegation problems.[2] In August 2003 Lajos Détári resigned as coach of the club.[3] In October 2003 former Zalaegerszeg championship-winner coach Péter Bozsik was appointed as the coach of the club.[4] In the 2006–07 season of the Hungarian Second Division the club missed out on promotion to the first division because of an 11 points deduction for the use of ineligible players. BFC Siófok was promoted in the place of Haladás.

In the 2008 Haladás won the Hungarian Second Division which resulted the promotion of the club to the first division. In 2008 Haladás played with Arsenal a pre-season friendly match in Szombathely. The match finished 1–1.[5]

In the 2008–09 season Haladás reached the best rank ever in the history of the team. The club won the bronze medal and got the right to start the qualification rounds in the Europa League.

In the Europa League 2009–10 season Haladás played against Irtysh Pavlodar in the first round. The first leg finished 1–0 thanks to Krisztián Kenesei's goal in the 79th minute.[6] In the second leg the result was 2–1 to Irtysh, which meant that Haladás could play in the second round.[7] In the second round Haladás played the Swedish club Elfsborg. In the first leg Haladás lost 3–0,[8] while at home. During the second leg, Haladás drew with Elfsborg which caused them to be knocked out of the tournament.[9]

Colours, badge, and nicknames[edit]

The colours of the club are green and white. This combination is very common in Hungarian League since Ferencváros, Győr, Kaposvár, Paks have the same colour combination.

Manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]

The following table shows in detail Szombathelyi Haladás kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year:

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
−2008 Legea Strabag
2008–11 Contact Zrt.
2011–12 Contact Marketing Zrt. / Sopron Bank
2012–13 Contact Marketing Zrt.
2013–14  —
2014–15 AGS sport 23
2015– adidas Swietelsky

Stadium[edit]

The demolished old stadium located in Rohonci úti Stadion
The area of the demolished stadium in April 2016

Szombathelyi Haladás play their home matches at the Rohonci úti Stadion situated in Szombathely, Hungary. The capacity of the old stadium was 9,500. It was built in 1923 and it was demolished in 2015. It hosted the hammer throw events for the IAAF World Athletics Final as the Stade Louis II in Monaco is too small. Currently Haladás play their home matches in Sopron.

On 8 November 2017, the Haladás Sportkomplexum was opened. The first official match was played between Haladás and Ferencvárosi TC in the 2017-18 Nemzeti Bajnokság I season.

Players[edit]

As of 10 March, 2018. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Hungary GK Gábor Király
7 Slovakia FW Patrik Pinte
8 Nigeria FW Funsho Bamgboye
9 Serbia FW Miroslav Grumić
10 Slovakia FW Karol Mészáros
12 Hungary MF Bence Kiss
13 Hungary DF Kristóf Polgár
14 Hungary FW Zoltán Medgyes
16 Hungary MF Barnabás Rácz
19 Czech Republic FW Michael Rabušic
21 Hungary FW Tamás Kiss
23 Hungary DF Szabolcs Schimmer
No. Position Player
26 Hungary DF Márk Jagodics
27 Hungary MF Lóránt Kovács
29 Hungary DF Milán Németh
31 Hungary MF Márió Németh
32 Slovakia DF Kristián Kolčák
35 Hungary DF Predrag Bošnjak
42 Hungary GK Gergely Lévay
44 Hungary GK Márton Gyurján
66 Hungary GK Dániel Rózsa
70 Hungary DF András Jancsó
79 Hungary MF Péter Halmosi (captain)
80 Hungary MF Balázs Petró
98 Hungary MF Máté Tóth

Honours[edit]

Seasons[edit]

In European football[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1975–76 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1. Round Malta Valletta 7–0 1–1 8–1
2. Round Austria Sturm Graz 1–1 0–2 1–3
1981–82 Mitropa Cup Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Osijek 4–2 0–3 4–5
Italy AC Milan 0–1 0–2 0–3
Czechoslovakia TJ Vítkovice 2–2 1–6 3–8
1988 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 5 Switzerland Young Boys 3–1 0–4 3–5
Group 5 Czechoslovakia DAC Dunajská Streda 0–0 0–3 0–3
Group 5 Sweden IFK Norrköping 0–1 0–0 0–1
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 1. Round Kazakhstan Irtysh Pavlodar 1–0 1–2 2–2(a)
2. Round Sweden Elfsborg 0–0 0–3 0–3

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New coach at Haladás". UEFA. 2 January 2002. 
  2. ^ "Hungary round-up: No joy for Haladás". UEFA. 10 May 2002. 
  3. ^ "Détári takes leave of Haladás". UEFA. 27 August 2003. 
  4. ^ "Bozsik takes Haladás reins". UEFA. 8 October 2003. 
  5. ^ "Haladás waiting for bubble to burst". UEFA. 9 September 2008. 
  6. ^ "Haladás 1–0 Irtysh". UEFA. 2 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "Irtysh 2–1 Haladás". UEFA. 9 July 2009. 
  8. ^ "Elfsborg 3–0 Haladás". UEFA. 16 July 2009. 
  9. ^ "Haladás 0–0 Elfsborg". UEFA. 23 July 2009. 

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