Székely Land football team

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Székely Land
Shirt badge/Association crest
ConfederationConIFA
Head coachZoltán Jakab
First colours
First international
 Kárpátalja 0–5 Székely Land 
(Berehovo; 16 August 2014)
Biggest win
 Kárpátalja 0–5 Székely Land 
(Berehovo; 16 August 2014)
Biggest defeat
 Northern Cyprus 3–0 Székely Land 
(Sukhumi; 29 May 2016)
ConIFA European Football Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2017)
Best result3rd (2017)

The Székely Land football team is a team representing the Székelys (ethnic Hungarians) of Székely Land, Romania. It is not affiliated with FIFA or UEFA, and therefore cannot compete for the FIFA World Cup or the UEFA European Championships.[1]

They competed at the 2017 ConIFA European Football Cup, finishing third.[2]

Origin[edit]

In 2013, the Székely Land Football Association (Hungarian: Székelyföld Labdarúgó-egyesület) was founded in Budapest and was admitted to the N.F.-Board after the inititives made by Kristóf Wenczel, lawyer with former sport background who serves as the president of the association and as well the legal counsel of some Hungarian football players who played in the national team.[3] However the N.F-Board became defunct the same year, since when its competitions have been run by the Confederation of Independent Football Associations.

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup.

Head Coach: Székely Land Zoltán Jakab
Assistant Coach: Székely Land Róbert Ilyés

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Adrian Horvát (1990-01-26) 26 January 1990 (age 28) 4 0 Romania FK Miercurea Ciuc
2 2DF Szabolcs Kilyén (1998-03-19) 19 March 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Romania FC Viitorul Constanța
3 2DF Csaba Csizmadia (1985-05-30) 30 May 1985 (age 33) 5 0 Hungary Budafoki MTE
4 2DF Zsolt Tankó (1997-07-21) 21 July 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Romania KSE Târgu Secuiesc
5 3MF Szabolcs Kis (1989-09-26) 26 September 1989 (age 29) 8 0 Hungary Csornai SE
6 2DF Dénes Csíki (1983-01-26) 26 January 1983 (age 35) 16 2 Romania AFC Odorheiu Secuiesc
7 4FW László Hodgyai (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 (age 26) 7 5 Romania FK Miercurea Ciuc
8 3MF Attila Csürös (1995-02-15) 15 February 1995 (age 23) 7 2 Romania FK Miercurea Ciuc
9 4FW László Szőcs (1984-10-10) 10 October 1984 (age 34) 9 6 Romania FK Odorheiu Secuiesc
10 3MF Róbert Ilyés (1974-02-04) 4 February 1974 (age 44) 6 0 Romania FK Miercurea Ciuc
11 3MF Arthur Györgyi (1997-03-12) 12 March 1997 (age 21) 5 0 Romania FK Miercurea Ciuc
12 1GK Barna Nagy (1991-09-03) 3 September 1991 (age 27) 3 0 Romania FK Miercurea Ciuc
13 3MF Loránd Szőcs (1978-03-03) 3 March 1978 (age 40) 15 0 Romania Imperial Wet Futsal
14 2DF Árpád Rózsa (1989-06-18) 18 June 1989 (age 29) 12 0 Romania AS Unirea Cristuru Secuiesc
15 2DF Norbert Benkő-Biró (1992-10-08) 8 October 1992 (age 26) 9 0 Romania FK Miercurea Ciuc
16 3MF Szilárd Mitra (1987-01-09) 9 January 1987 (age 31) 0 0 Romania FK Miercurea Ciuc
17 4FW Barna Bajkó (1984-05-16) 16 May 1984 (age 34) 7 5 Romania FK Miercurea Ciuc
18 3MF József Gazda (1982-10-26) 26 October 1982 (age 36) 10 1 Romania KSE Târgu Secuiesc
19 3MF Lóránd Fülöp (1997-07-24) 24 July 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Romania FC Botoșani
20 4FW István Fülöp (1990-05-18) May 18, 1990 (age 28) 0 0 Romania Sepsi OSK
21 1GK Pál Somogyi (1999-07-06) 6 July 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Hungary Békéscsaba Labdarúgó Akadémia
22 4FW Balázs Csiszér (1999-03-03) 3 March 1999 (age 19) 5 0 Romania FK Miercurea Ciuc
23 3MF Szilárd Magyari (1998-05-20) 20 May 1998 (age 20) 4 3 Romania FK Miercurea Ciuc

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Székely Land". CONIFA. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  2. ^ Kurdistan24. "CONIFA: Kurdistan team to play against Székely Land".
  3. ^ Zátyi, Tibor (25 April 2014). "Világbajnokságra készül a székelyföldi fociválogatott". www.kronika.ro. Krónikaonline.