Vasas SC

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Vasas FC
Vasas SC.svg
Full nameVasas Football Club
Founded16 March 1911; 108 years ago (1911-03-16)
GroundIllovszky Rudolf Stadion,
Budapest
Capacity5,054
ChairmanLászló Markovits
ManagerKároly Szanyó[1]
LeagueNB II
2018–19NB II, 3rd
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Vasas SC [ˈvɒʃɒʃ] is one of Hungary's major sports clubs. Most of its facilities are situated in Budapest's 13th district in the north of the town. Members of the Hungarian Union of Iron Workers founded the club as Vas-és Fémmunkások Sport Clubja, the "Sport Club of Iron and Metal Workers", on 16 March 1911. The club colours are red and blue.

Vasas FC has won the Hungarian League six times. Vasas is known internationally for reaching the semi finals of the 1957–58 European Cup season[2] and the quarter-finals in the 1967–68 European Cup season.[3]

History[edit]

Vasas first entered the Nemzeti Bajnokság I in the 1916-17 season. Since then the club have managed to win seven titles. The club's most successful period has been between 1957 and 1966. During this period they won the Hungarian league five times.

Crest and colours[edit]

Naming history[edit]

  • 1911: Vas-és Fémmunkások Sport Clubja
  • 1943: Kinizsi Vasas Budapest
  • 1944: Nemzeti Kinizsi Budapest
  • 1945: Budapesti Vasas SC
  • 1948: Budapesti Vasas SE
  • 1957: Budapesti Vasas SC

Manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]

The following table shows in detail Vasas SC kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year:

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
????−01 Lotto Danubius Hotels
2001–02 Hummel
2004–05 Jako pannonbau
2005–06 Herz
2006–08 Lancast
2008–09 Herz / Regale Klíma
2009–10  –
2011 Híd
2011–12 Vasas SC
2012–13 Dragon Sport  –
2014–15 Adidas HunGast
2015– ALPROSYS

Stadium[edit]

Vasas SC–Zalaegerszegi TE in the 2006–07 Nemzeti Bajnokság I on 28 April 2007

Vasas played their home matches in the Illovszky Rudolf Stadion located in the 13th district of Budapest between 1960 and 2016. The stadium capacity was 9,000. The last match was played between Vasas SS and Videoton FC in the 2016–17 Nemzeti Bajnokság I on 29 October 2016. As part of the Hungarian Football Stadium Reconstruction Program, the stadium was demolished in 2016 and a brand new stadium was built in its place.

On 5 July 2019 the new stadium was opened. The first match was played by Vasas SC and FC DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda which was won by the hosts 2-0. On 11 July 2019 the first international match was played between Budapest Honvéd FC and FK Žalgiris in the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase. The match was won by the hosts 3-1.

The new stadium

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 September 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 Bálint Szmola
2 Hungary MF Donát Szivacski
4 Hungary DF Zsolt Szilágyi
5 Hungary DF Bence Tóth
6 Hungary FW Botond Birtalan
7 Hungary MF László Tóth
9 Hungary FW Zoltán Daróczi
10 Hungary MF Lóránd Szatmári
12 Hungary MF Milán Kovács
13 Hungary FW Botond Király
14 Hungary GK Levente Bősz
17 Hungary MF Kristóf Hinora
18 Hungary MF Ádám Hajdú
No. Position Player
20 Hungary MF Márk Kleisz
21 Hungary MF Mátyás Gál
22 Croatia GK Ivan Rados
23 Hungary FW Zoárd Nagy
24 Hungary MF Róbert Rétyi
25 Hungary MF Ádám Viczián
26 Hungary DF Csaba Lakatos
27 Hungary FW Benedek Murka
28 Hungary DF Tamás Vaskó
29 Hungary MF Botond Terbe
30 Hungary MF Bálint Borbély
33 Hungary FW Ádám Balajti
Hungary FW Zoltán Szedlár

Ownership[edit]

On 4 January 2017 it was announced that János Jámbor bought 99% of the shares of the Vasas FC.[4]

Non-playing staff[edit]

Management[edit]

Position Name
Managing director Hungary László Domonyai
Technical director Hungary Thomas Sowunmi
Technical manager Hungary Sándor Lakatos
Financial manager Hungary Éva Prohászka

[5]

First team staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Hungary Károly Szanyó
Athletics coach Hungary István Ferenczi
Goalkeeping Coach Hungary József Lippai
Club Doctor Hungary Dezső Lejkó
Physio Hungary Ádám Kubó
Physio Hungary János Kiss

[6] [7]

Twin teams[edit]

On 18 May 2016 a cooperation was announced between Vasas Kubala Akadémia and Eredivisie club SBV Vitesse. According to the cooperation, the two club have a common showcase, take part in a common conference and education. Gerry Hamstra said that it is very important for the Dutch club to initiate new cooperations in this region.[8]

Trivia[edit]

János Kádár, HSWP First Secretary and Hungarian leader from 1956 until 1988, was a supporter of Vasas. A working-class man, Kádár had played in the team when young and was its president for a short period in the mid-1950s (when, after being released from prison, Kádár was party secretary in Budapest 13th district, where the team is based). During the 1960s, it was not uncommon to see Kádár in the crowd during Vasas games. Unlike some of his Eastern Europe counterparts, though, Kádár did not use his position to favor his team, nor did he allow Hungarian officials to interfere in football as it was common in other bloc countries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NB II: Szanyó Károly lett a Vasas vezetőedzője – hivatalos". nemzetisport.hu. 12 November 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  2. ^ "1957–58 UEFA European Cup". UEFA.com. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  3. ^ "1967–68 UEFA European Cup". UEFA.com. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Vasas: az anyaegyesület eladta a futball kft. 99 százalékát". Nemzeti Sport. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  5. ^ http://www.vasasfc.hu/klub/vezetoseg
  6. ^ http://www.vasasfc.hu/csapat/edzok
  7. ^ http://www.vasasfc.hu/csapat/technikai_stab
  8. ^ "Vasas: holland klubbal működik együtt az akadémia". Nemzeti Sport. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.

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