Vasas SC

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Vasas FC
Vasas SC.svg
Full nameVasas Football Club
Founded16 March 1911; 109 years ago (1911-03-16)
GroundIllovszky Rudolf Stadion,
Budapest
Capacity5,054
ChairmanLászló Markovits
ManagerFerenc Bene jr.[1]
LeagueNB II
2019–20NB II, 3rd of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Vasas SC (Hungarian pronunciation: [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] the quarter-finals in the 1967–68 European Cup season,[3] and for being the most successful club in the Mitropa Cup with 6 championships.

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 - 1925 Vas-és Fémmunkások Sport Clubja
  • 1926 - 1943 Vasas SC
  • 1943 - 1944 Nemzeti Nehézipari Munkások Kinizsi SC
  • 1944 - 1949 Vasas SC
  • 1949 - 1957 Budapesti Vasas SC
  • 1957 - 1992 Vasas SC
  • 1992 - 1993 Vasas SC-Smirnoff
  • 1993 - 1995 Vasas Ilzer
  • 1995 - 1996 Vasas Casino Vígadó
  • 1997 Vasas SC
  • 1997 - 2001 Vasas Danubius Hotels
  • 2001 - 2003 Vasas SC
  • 2003 - 2009? Budapesti Vasas SC
  • 2009 - 2011 Vasas SC
  • 2011 – 2012 Vasas–HÍD
  • 2012 – Vasas FC

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. The capacity of the new stadium is 5054 and it cost 7.5 billion HUF.

On 7 August 2019, the first Nemzeti Bajnokság II match was played in the stadium when Vasas hosted Soroksár SC in the 2019–20 Nemzeti Bajnokság II season.

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 23 September, 2020[4]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF Hungary HUN Donát Szivacski
3 DF Hungary HUN Olivér Kalmár
4 DF Hungary HUN Zoltán Szilágyi
5 DF Hungary HUN Róbert Litauszki
6 FW Hungary HUN Botond Birtalan
7 MF Hungary HUN Richárd Vernes
8 MF Hungary HUN Krisztián Köböl
9 FW Hungary HUN Róbert Feczesin
10 MF Hungary HUN Lóránd Szatmári (captain)
12 MF Hungary HUN Milán Kovács
15 MF Hungary HUN Sándor Hidi
16 MF Hungary HUN Zoltán Szedlár
17 MF Hungary HUN Kristóf Hinora
19 MF Hungary HUN Bertalan Kapornai
20 MF Hungary HUN Márk Kleisz
21 MF Hungary HUN Máté Pátkai
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 GK Croatia CRO Ivan Radoš
23 DF Hungary HUN Martin Csató
25 DF Hungary HUN Ádám Viczián
27 FW Hungary HUN Benedek Murka
28 GK Hungary HUN Dániel Bánfalvi
29 DF Hungary HUN Botond Terbe
31 DF Hungary HUN Ádám Ujvárosi
32 MF Hungary HUN Botond Farkas
33 FW Hungary HUN Ádám Balajti
34 DF Hungary HUN Kenneth Otigba
55 GK Hungary HUN Levente Jova
58 DF Hungary HUN Erik Silye
70 FW Hungary HUN András Radó
77 MF Hungary HUN László Pekár
83 DF Hungary HUN Bence Tóth
98 DF Romania ROU Szabolcs Kilyén

Ownership[edit]

On 4 January 2017 it was announced that János Jámbor bought 99% of the shares of the Vasas FC.[5]

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

[6]

First team staff[edit]

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

[7] [8]

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.[9]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NB II: új szakmai stábot neveztek ki a Vasas élére". nemzetisport online. 23 December 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  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. ^ http://www.vasasfc.hu/csapat/jatekosok
  5. ^ "Vasas: az anyaegyesület eladta a futball kft. 99 százalékát". Nemzeti Sport. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  6. ^ http://www.vasasfc.hu/klub/vezetoseg
  7. ^ http://www.vasasfc.hu/csapat/edzok
  8. ^ http://www.vasasfc.hu/csapat/technikai_stab
  9. ^ "Vasas: holland klubbal működik együtt az akadémia". Nemzeti Sport. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.

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