|Full name||Újpest Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||Lilák (Purples), Dózsa, Újpesti Dózsa,|
16 June 1885|
as Újpesti Torna Egylet
Szusza Ferenc stadion,|
|2017–18||NB I, 3rd|
|Full name||Újpest Football Club "B"|
|Founded||2007 as Újpest FC B|
H-1044 Budapest, Megyeri út 13.|
Formed in 1885, Újpest reached the first division of the Hungarian League in 1905 and has been relegated only once since then. The club has been a member of the first division for 102 consecutive years. Újpest have been Hungarian champions twenty times, and have won the Magyar Kupa nine times and the Szuperkupa three times. In international competitions Újpest are two-times winners of the Mitropa Cup and winners of the 1930 Coupe des Nations. They also reached the semi-finals of the European Cup 1973–74 and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1961–62, and were runners-up in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1968–69.
Újpest FC was founded in 1885. At that time Újpest did not belong to Budapest. Újpest played their first Nemzeti Bajnokság I match in the 1905 Nemzeti Bajnokság I season. In the 1910–11 season they were relegated. Újpest won their first Hungarian league title in the 1929–30 season.
At international level Újpest's most successful period was in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In the 1968–69 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup they were eliminated in the final by Newcastle United. In the 1973–74 European Cup they reached the semi-finals and were eliminated by Bayern München.
Crest and coloursEdit
On 3 July 2017, Újpest FC announced that they changed their crest.
- 1885: Újpesti TE (Újpesti Torna Egylet)
- 1926: Újpest FC (Újpest Football Club) (due to the introduction of professional football)
- 1945: Újpesti TE
- 1950: Bp. Dózsa SE (Budapesti Dózsa Sport Egyesület)
- 1956: Újpesti TE (during the Hungarian revolution)
- 1957: Ú. Dózsa SC (Újpesti Dózsa Sport Club)
- 1991: Újpesti TE
- 1998: Újpest FC
Manufacturers and shirt sponsorsEdit
The following table shows in detail Újpest FC kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year:
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|2010–2011||Birdland Golf & SPA Resort|
Újpest's home stadium is Szusza Ferenc Stadion, which has been their home since the opening on 17 September 1922. It was known as Megyeri úti stadium until it was named after the club's legendary player, Ferenc Szusza in October 2003. After the renovations which took place in 2000 and 2001 the ground can hold 13,501 spectators.
On 3 December 2008, it was revealed by BBC Sport that the Premier League club Wolverhampton are considering an alliance with Újpest. Jez Moxey, the Chief executive officer of Wolves said that "We have had some initial discussions in Budapest with the officials of Ujpest. We touched on the issues of loaning players, academies and sharing of best practice on and off the field."
Újpest approached Roland Duchâtelet to become the owner of the club. Although Roland refused the club's offer, he suggested his son to be the proprietor of Újpest. Roland Duchâtelet is the owner of the Charlton Athletic F.C., FC Carl Zeiss Jena, AD Alcorcón and former owner of the Standard Liège.
On May 4, 2007, Újpest were deprived of three points in the 2006–07 Hungarian League season due to racist chanting during their home match against Debrecen. Újpest's official, Szilárd Dányi said "I would ask all of our supporters to think about all factors when they appraise the situation and try to create an atmosphere at matches so that this never happens again. I discussed the topic with the owner and we decided to accept the decision."
- Famous supporters
Újpest are in rivalry with several teams from Budapest including Ferencváros, MTK Budapest, Budapest Honvéd and several provincial clubs such as Debrecen and Diósgyőr. Since Újpest have been the third most successful club of the Hungarian football history by winning 20 Hungarian League titles and 9 Hungarian Cup titles and the most successful Hungarian club in the European football competitions in the 1970s every club in the Hungarian League wants to defeat them.
The rivalry with Ferencváros dates back to 1930s when Újpest won their first Hungarian League title. Since then the fixture between the two teams attracts the most spectators in the dometistic league. The matches between the two team often ends in violence which causes big trouble for the Hungarian football. The proposal of personal registration was refused by both clubs.
- As of 10 July 2018.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Board of directorsEdit
|Managing director||Csaba Berta|
|Club manager||Zoltán Böőr|
|Reserve Team Coach||Tamás Szalánczi|
|Head of Debrecen Academy||András Gyarmati|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Miklós Erdélyi|
|Fitness Coach||Mihály Dankó|
|Club Doctor||Zoltán Dézsi|
|Club Doctor||Károly Pikó|
- Hungarian League:
- Winners (20): 1929–30, 1930–31, 1932–33, 1934–35, 1938–39, 1945 Spring, 1945–46, 1946–47, 1959–60, 1969, 1970 Spring, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1989–90, 1997–98
- Runners-up (21): 1920–21, 1922–23, 1926–27, 1931–32, 1933–34, 1935–36, 1937–38, 1940–41, 1941–42, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1967, 1968, 1976–77, 1979–80, 1986–87, 1994–95, 1996–97, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2008–09
- Third (19): 1916–17, 1918–19, 1921–22, 1923–24, 1927–28, 1928–29, 1936–37, 1939–40, 1950 Autumn, 1951, 1952, 1957 Spring, 1962–63, 1965, 1975–76, 1987–88, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2017–18
- Hungarian Second Division:
- Winners (2): 1904, 1911–12
- Runners-up (1): 1903
- Third (1): 1901
- Hungarian Cup:
- Hungarian Super Cup:
- Winners (3): 1992, 2002, 2014
- Mitropa Cup:
- Coupe des Nations 1930 (Predecessor of Champions League):
- Winners (1): v Slavia Praha 3–0
- Inter-Cities Fairs Cup:
- European Cup of Champions:
- UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:
- Semi-Finalists (1): 1961–62 v AC Fiorentina 0–1 and 0–2
In European footballEdit
Records and statisticsEdit
- "Újpest FC: eldőlt, mostantól ez a klub új címere – fotó" [Újpest FC: It is decided, from now this is the new crest of the club] (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
- "Wolves consider Hungarian link-up". BBC Sport. 3 December 2008.
- "A '70-es évek sikereit ígérte az Újpest új belga tulajdonosa". Nemzeti Sport. 19 October 2011.
- ""Vissza akarjuk hozni a hetvenes évek sikerkorszakát" – belga kézbe került az Újpest FC". Origo.hu. 19 October 2011.
- "Megkönnyebbülhet az Újpest: pénzhez jutott a klub". Heti Világgazdaság. 27 October 2011.
- "Racist fans cost Újpest dear". UEFA.com. 16 May 2007.
- "Szurkolók és híresek". Magic Magyars. 30 April 2013.
- "Havas Henrik az Újpestről: Lila mezbe öltözött senkiháziak – tapló fradisták". pepsifoci.hu. 10 October 2010.
- "Zagyva vs. Lenhardt – avagy UTE és FTC szurkolók Parlamentben". szentkoronaradio.com. 10 September 2010.
- ""Tűzpárbaj" és könnygáz Újpesten".
- "Az UTE önkormányzati segítséget kap".
- "The Budapest Derby". Football Derbies. 20 July 2011.