Paksi FC

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Paks
Paks football logo.png
Full name Paksi Futball Club
Nickname(s) Atomcsapat (Nuclearteam)
Founded 28 November 1952; 64 years ago (1952-11-28)
Ground Fehérvári úti Stadion
Ground Capacity 6,150
Chairman János Süli
Manager Aurél Csertői
League OTP Bank Liga
2015–16 OTP Bank Liga, 7th

Paksi FC (Paks) (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈpɒkʃ]) is a Hungarian football club based in Paks.[1] Since its founding in 1952 it has played at either a county or national level. In 2006 it ascended to Borsodi Liga, or NB I, the top division in Hungarian football, for the first time. It plays its home games at Fehérvári úti Stadion. The team colors are green and white. In the 2010–11 Hungarian Division Paksi finished second and qualified for the Europa League 2011–12 season.

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

Football first came to Paks in August, 1912 with a team composed entirely of students. Soon thereafter the Paksi Atlétikai Sport Club was formed which played locally. In 1952 the Paksi Sportegyesület was formed and began competing at a county level in Tolna county. They would continue to compete in county level competitions from 1954–64. In 1966 the team opened their new all grass playing field to a crowd of 500.

In 1970 the team won the county championship and ascended to NB III, in the central division. On July 25 of the same year they hosted Ferencváros and although the team lost 7–2, it played before a crowd of 5000. It would spend three more years in NB III before being relegated back to the county championship level.

1976 was the club's most impressive year in county play as it won the championship with an impressive goal difference of 119–21 and again returned to NB III, but this was not the end of its success. It would win the Szabadföld Kupa 4–2 at the Népstadion in Budapest, easily the team's greatest victory up to this point.

From 1981–82 the team participated in the NB III Dráva group, but it was short-lived and team returned to county level play. In the 1983–84 season, however, they won the championship in convincing fashion and returned to NB III. Throughout the 80s the team would come close several times to breaking into NB II, often battling against the other team from Paks, ASE, but always fell a few pieces short.

In July 1993 the two teams, Paksi SE and ASE United, giving the young players of PSE opportunities to learn and grow by learning from the more experienced ASE side. In 2001 the team won the NB III Duna group as an unexpected black horse, and then in 2005–06 they would win the NB II Western division with 25 wins, 1 draw, 4 losses, with a point difference of 66–22, earning them their first berth in NB I.

Recent years[edit]

Imre Gellei managing Paks between 2007–10

Paks' first season in NB I started with a 2–0 win against Dunakanyar-Vác FC – this was followed by three draws and a loss before their next win. Looking back at the season as it draws to a close, Paks was able to get strong wins at home against MTK Budapest and ZTE, teams who had spent most of their time atop the table. They won their final home game of the season 4–2 against Vasas, guaranteeing that they would not be relegated back to NB II, and staying in NB I for the 2007–08 season. In the 2010–11 Hungarian Division the team finished second and qualified for the Europa League 2011–12. Paks played their first international match in the Europa League 2011–12 season in Andorra where they beat UE Santa Coloma 1–0. The only goal of the match came in the 14th minute when Gábor Vayer scored.[2] At home they debuted with a four-goal win in Videoton's stadium, the Sóstói Stadion. József Magasföldi scored twice, one in each half. Dániel Böde and Norbert Heffler also contributed to the final result. In the second round Paks faced the Norwegian Tromsø at home in front of 1,800 spectators, again in the Sóstói Stadion, in Székesfehérvár. The first goal of the match was scored by Magnus Andersen, with an equaliser from Hungarian Gábor Vayer. The match finished 1–1.[3] In the second leg in Norway at the Alfheim Stadion Tamás Kiss scored to give Paks the lead in the 59th minute. Two more goals by Dániel Böde and again Tamás Kiss[4] on the night gave Paks a 4–1 aggregate win over Tromsø. In the third round Paks were drawn against Scottish club Hearts. In the first leg in Hungary, Paks took the lead in the 32nd minute with a stunning lobbed goal by István Sipeki. In stoppage time at the end of the first half, Finnish referee Mattias Gestranius awarded Hearts a soft penalty, which was scored by Jamie Hamill to equalise and end the scoring on the night at the Sóstói Stadion.[5][6][7][8]

Stadium[edit]

The home of the club is the Fehérvári úti Stadion which is a multi-use stadium in Paks, Hungary. Its capacity is 5,000. In the Europa League 2011–12 season the club played their home ties in the neighbouring city Székesfehérvár at the Sóstói Stadion.

Colours, badge and nicknames[edit]

The colours of the club are green and white. This combination is one of the most popular in Hungary – many clubs use it, such as Ferencváros, Szombathelyi Haladás, and Győr. The nickname of the club is Atomcsapat (in English "Nuclear Team") which stems from the fact that the only nuclear power in Hungary is based in Paks.

Current squad[edit]

As of 25 September, 2016.

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 Péter Molnár
5 Hungary DF Zsolt Gévay Captain
7 Hungary MF Tamás Báló
8 Hungary MF Tamás Kecskés
9 Hungary FW János Hahn
10 Hungary FW Zsolt Haraszti
17 Hungary MF Dénes Szakály
19 Hungary MF Barna Kesztyűs
21 Hungary MF Kristóf Papp
22 Hungary MF Áron Fejős
25 Hungary GK György Székely
No. Position Player
26 Hungary MF Lajos Bertus
29 Hungary FW Tamás Koltai
30 Hungary DF János Szabó
31 Hungary GK Gergő Rácz
38 Hungary DF Ádám Hajdú (on loan from Honvéd)
39 Hungary MF László Bartha
40 Hungary DF András Szalai
70 Hungary FW Richárd Vernes (on loan from Honvéd)
77 Hungary MF Dávid Kulcsár
94 Hungary FW Bence Daru
96 Hungary DF Bence Lenzsér
98 Hungary MF Richárd Jelena


Out on loan[edit]

No. Position Player
Hungary MF Róbert Kővári (at Dorogi)
Hungary FW Dávid Bor (at Dorogi)
 

Non-playing staff[edit]

Board of directors[edit]

Position Name
Managing Director Hungary Judit Balog
President of the department Hungary Péter Bognár
Managing director Hungary Zsolt Haraszti
PR manager Hungary Zoltán Zomborka
Technical Director Hungary József Kraszt
Manager assistant Hungary Ferenc Benedeczki
Assistant Hungary László Éger
Marketing manager Hungary Gábor Elbert
Assistant Hungary Gábor Vayer

Management[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Hungary Aurél Csertői
Coach Hungary Attila Tököli
Masseur Hungary László Varga
Masseur Hungary Győző Bernáth
Club Doctor Hungary András Kis-Miki
Club Doctor Hungary János Mohácsi

Managerial history[edit]

Honours[edit]

Domestic

Season results in Top League[edit]

Domestic International Manager
League C LC SC
# Season MP W D L GF–GA Dif. Pts. Pos. Competition Result
1. 2006–07 30 10 7 13 34–38 −4 37 11th Did not qualify Hungary Lengyel
2. 2007–08 30 10 9 11 53–50 +3 39 11th Did not qualify Hungary Lengyel, Hungary Gellei
3. 2008–09 30 9 8 13 38–51 −13 35 11th Did not qualify Hungary Gellei
4. 2009–10 30 7 10 13 31–44 −13 31 14th Did not qualify Hungary Gellei
5. 2010–11 30 17 5 8 54–37 +17 56 2nd Did not qualify Hungary Kis
6. 2011–12 30 12 9 9 47–51 −4 45 6th Europa League 3R Hungary Kis
7. 2012–13 30 8 11 11 40–38 +2 35 13th Did not qualify Hungary Kis, Hungary Máté, Serbia Sivić
8. 2013–14 30 8 10 12 39–42 −3 34 11th Did not qualify Hungary Csertői, Hungary Horváth, Hungary Csertői
9. 2014–15 30 14 9 7 44–27 +17 51 5th Did not qualify Hungary Csertői
10. 2015–16 33 12 7 14 41–40 +1 43 7th Did not qualify Hungary Csertői
11. 2016–17 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 TBD TBD Hungary Csertői
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Paksi FC in European competition[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2011–12 UEFA Europa League Q1 Andorra UE Santa Coloma 4–0 1–0 5–0
Q2 Norway Tromsø 1–1 3–0 4–1
Q3 Scotland Hearts 1–1 1–4 2–5

Record by country of opposition[edit]

  • Correct as of August 4, 2011
Country Pld W D L GF GA GD Win%
Andorra Andorra 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 100.000
Norway Norway 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 50.00
Scotland Scotland 2 0 1 1 2 5 −3 00.00
Totals 6 3 2 1 11 6 5 -

P – Played; W – Won; D – Drawn; L – Lost

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