Pécsi MFC

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Pécsi MFC
Full namePécsi Mecsek Football Club
Nickname(s)Pamacs, Munkás (Worker)
Short namePMFC
Founded1950; 73 years ago (1950)
as Pécsi Dózsa
GroundStadion PMFC
ChairmanJános Győri
ManagersÁdám Weitner
LeagueNB II
2022–23NB II, 7th of 20
WebsiteClub website

Pécsi Mecsek Football Club, commonly referred to as Pécsi MFC or simply PMFC, is a professional Hungarian football club based in Pécs, Baranya, that currently competes in the Hungarian second division. The club was established on 16 February 1973 by the merger of five other clubs from the city, Pécsi Dózsa, Pécsi Ércbányász SC, Pécsi Helyiipari SK, Pécsi Bányász and Pécsi Építők.

Pécsi MFC's home ground is the Stadium of PMFC, also known as Stadium of Újmecsekalja, a football stadium in Uránváros. The stadium's current capacity is 7,000 and was opened in 1955.

Pécsi MFC holds long-standing rivalries with other football clubs, most notably Szentlőrinc SE, Komlói Bányász SK, a club based in Komló, a city near Pécs, and Kaposvári Rákóczi FC from Kaposvár.

Since its foundation in 1973, the club played most of their seasons in the first division, with twelve seasons spent in the second division. After finishing first place in the Western Group of the second division in 2011, the club was promoted to the highest level professional league.

Despite finishing 11th in the 2014–15 season, the club lost its professional licence due to financial difficulties and gained admittance to the fourth tier of the Hungarian league system in time for the start of the following season. The relegation saw owner Dezső Matyi leaving the club after 8 years,[1] when he sold his share to the city of Pécs.[2]

Pécsi are best known for becoming the first European opponents of Universitatea Craiova when they played against the White-Blues in the 1970–71 Fairs Cup.


Early years (1950–1972)[edit]

Although association football had been present in Pécs since the early 20th century, the predecessor of Pécsi MFC was founded later, in 1950 with the name Pécsi Dózsa. The new club started to compete in the third division and eventually won promotion to the second division in 1953.[3] After spending only two years in the NB II with moderate success, Pécsi Dózsa started the 1950 season in the top flight of the Hungarian football pyramid, after a fusion with Budapest-based club Kőbányai Dózsa. Pécsi Dózsa made its debut in the first division on 27 February 1955, with a 3–0 win against Szombathely.[4] With only one year of hiatus, Pécsi Dózsa was a member of the NB I until 1972, when the club underwent another, more complex fusion with four other local clubs.

From Pécsi Dózsa to Pécsi MSC[edit]

Pécs played in second division in the 1975–76 season. They finished as champions of the second division in the 1976–77season. They then played in the first division for 20 years between 1977 and 1997. They also won the Hungarian Cup in 1990.

In the then European Cup Winners Cup they were drawn against Manchester United, and became the first team to play against English opposition in Europe since English teams were banned five years previously. They lost the game 3–0 on aggregate, and Manchester United went on to win the competition, beating Barcelona in the final.[5]

In 2003 Pécs rejoined the first division after two years of exile.[6] They drew with Szombathelyi Haladás and finished first eleven points clear. Tamás Nagy's team lost only three games out of 34 matches.

The club won the 2019–20 Nemzeti Bajnokság III season which was interrupted and finally terminated in May 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pécs was then eligible to play in the 2020-21 Nemzeti Bajnokság II.[7]

Current squad[edit]

As of 2 August, 2023

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Hungary HUN Szilveszter Nagy
3 DF Hungary HUN László Rácz
5 DF Serbia SRB Danilo Pejović
7 FW Hungary HUN Máté Szabó
10 MF Hungary HUN István Harsányi
11 FW Hungary HUN Kristóf Tóth-Gábor
13 GK Hungary HUN Donát Helesfay
14 DF Hungary HUN Zsombor Takács
16 DF Hungary HUN Martin Majnovics
17 FW Hungary HUN Bence Vas
18 MF Hungary HUN Gergő Gyurkits (on loan from Paks)
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF Hungary HUN Botond Varga
20 FW Hungary HUN Zalán Gera
21 DF Hungary HUN Botond Terbe
26 MF Romania ROU Raul Krausz
29 DF Ukraine UKR Oleksiy Shvedyuk
30 DF Hungary HUN János Mayer
32 DF Hungary HUN Valentin Hadaró
55 MF Hungary HUN Bálint Kártik
77 MF Hungary HUN Edvin Bachesz
81 GK Hungary HUN Dániel Varasdi
88 MF Hungary HUN Tamás Szeles

Other players under contract[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player

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. Pos. Nation Player
No. Pos. Nation Player


Stadion PMFC is a UEFA Category 1 football stadium in Pécs, Hungary. It is currently used for football matches and is the home stadium of Pécsi MFC. The stadium is able to hold 7,000 people and was opened in 1955.[8] The stadium used to be referred to as "PMSC stadion" due to the old name of the local team, and sometimes referred to as "Újmecsekaljai stadion", which is derived from the name of the district,[9] where the stadium is located.

Name changes[edit]

  • 1950: Dózsa (Pécsi Dózsa Sport Club)
  • 1973: PMSC (Pécsi Munkás Sport Club) amalgamation with Pécsi Bányász SC (founded in 1921 as DVAC), Pécsi Ércbányász SC (founded in 1957), Pécsi Helyiipar SK (founded in 1957) and Pécsi Építők (founded in 1949)
  • 1995: PMFC (Pécsi Mecsek Futball Club)

Season results[edit]



European cup history[edit]

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1990–91 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1. Round England Manchester United 0–2 0–1 0–3

UEFA Intertoto Cup[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1962–63 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 8 Netherlands Blauw-Wit Amsterdam 5–2 0–0
Group 8 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FK Velež Mostar 4–1 2–1
Group 8 West Germany VfV Hildesheim 5–3 1–0
Quarter-finals Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia NK Rijeka 2–1 2–2 4–3
Semi-finals Italy Calcio Padova 0–3 3–4 3–7
1988 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 9 Switzerland Grasshopper FC 0–1 0–1
Group 9 Poland Pogoń Szczecin 3–1 0–0
Group 9 Sweden Östers IF 2–0 1–3

UEFA Cup[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1970–71 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1. Round Romania Universitatea Craiova 3–0 1–2 4–2
2. Round England Newcastle United 2–0(aet) 0–2 2–2(p)
3. Round Italy Juventus FC 0–2 0–1 0–3
1986–87 UEFA Cup 1. Round Netherlands Feyenoord Rotterdam 1–0 0–2 1–2
1991–92 UEFA Cup 1. Round Germany VfB Stuttgart 2–2 1–4 3–6

See also[edit]

Other clubs from Pécs[edit]


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  2. ^ nemzetisport.hu (17 July 2015). "PMFC: 300 milliót és egy ingatlant ad a klubért Matyinak a város -". nemzetisport.hu.
  3. ^ "PMFC-MATIAS hivatalos weboldala". www.pmfc.hu. Archived from the original on 15 March 2012.
  4. ^ Magyarfutball.hu. "Pécs, Pécsi Dózsa SC (történet, adatok) • csapatok • Magyarfutball.hu". magyarfutball.hu.
  5. ^ "Official Manchester United Website". Manchester United F.C.
  6. ^ "Pécs rejoin Hungarian élite". UEFA. 22 June 2003.
  7. ^ "Summary – NB III – Hungary – Results, fixtures, tables and news – Soccerway".
  8. ^ Magyarfutball.hu. "Pécs, PMFC Stadion: képek, adatok • stadionok • Magyarfutball.hu". magyarfutball.hu.
  9. ^ "Újmecsekalja – Wikimapia". wikimapia.org.

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