Budapest Honvéd FC

Budapest Honvéd Football Club (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈbudɒpɛʃt ˈhonveːd ˈɛft͡seː]), commonly known as Budapest Honvéd or simply Honvéd, is a Hungarian sports club based in Kispest, Budapest with the colours of red and black. The club is best known for its football team. Honvéd means the Homeland Defence. Originally formed as Kispest AC, they became Kispest FC in 1926 before reverting to their original name in 1944.

Budapest Honvéd
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Full nameBudapest Honvéd Football Club
Nickname(s)Kispest
Oroszlánok (Lions)
Founded3 August 1909; 111 years ago (1909-08-03)
GroundHidegkuti Nándor Stadion, Budapest
Capacity5,322
ManagerTamás Bódog
LeagueNB I
2019–20NB I, 5th of 12
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The team enjoyed a golden age during the 1950s when it was renamed Budapesti Honvéd SE and became the Hungarian Army team. The club's top players from this era, Ferenc Puskás, Sándor Kocsis, József Bozsik, Zoltán Czibor, and Gyula Grosics helped the club win the Hungarian League four times during the 1950s and also formed the nucleus of the legendary Hungarian national team popularly known as the Mighty Magyars.

During the 1980s and early 1990s the club enjoyed another successful period, winning a further eight Hungarian League titles. They also won league and cup doubles in 1985 and 1989. In 1991 the club was renamed Kispest Honvéd FC and adopted its current name in 2003.

When the club was originally formed in 1909 it also organised teams that competed in fencing, cycling, gymnastics, wrestling, athletics, boxing and tennis. Later the Honvéd family was extended to include a water polo team, now known as Groupama Honvéd, a 33-times basketball-champion team and a handball team that were European Champions in 1982.

HistoryEdit

Budapest Honvéd FC were founded in 1909 as Kispesti AC. At domestic level they first entered the Nemzeti Bajnokság I in the 1916–17 season. Their first success came in the 1926 Magyar Kupa season when they beat Budapesti EAC in the final.

StadiumEdit

 
The first stadium was demolished in 2019

Budapest Honvéd's first stadium was opened in 1913. On 5 August 2018, the last match was played at the stadium. The match was won by Honvéd against Paksi FC on the 3rd match day of the 2018–19 Nemzeti Bajnokság I. The only goal was scored by Danilo in the 48th minute. The referee was Viktor Kassai.[1] The stadium was demolished in 2019.

The new stadium of the club in under construction. It will be opened in July 2020.

Crest and coloursEdit

Manufacturers and shirt sponsorsEdit

The following table shows in detail Budapest Honvéd FC kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year:

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1990–1992 Adidas Fiat
1992–1994 Matchwinner Epson
1994–1996 Diadora Gösser
1996–1997 Joma
1997-1998 Faragó és Fiai Mystery
1998–2000 Umbro IBUSZ alapítása 1902
2000–2003 Jako Wilkinson Sword
2003–2005 Gems
2005–2006 Macron
2006–2008 hummel
2008–2012 Nike
2012–2013 Givova
2014 Ideasport
2014–2015
2015–18 Macron
2018– Tippmix

HonoursEdit

FriendlyEdit

Youth teamsEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 6 September 2020

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   UKR Oleksandr Nad
2 DF   ALG Mohamed Mezghrani
3 DF   NGA Eke Uzoma
4 DF   HUN Dávid Kálnoki-Kis
6 MF   HUN Dániel Gazdag
7 DF   HUN Bence Batik
8 MF   HUN Patrik Hidi (captain)
9 FW   HUN Márton Eppel
11 MF   HUN Donát Zsótér
14 DF   MDA Artur Crăciun
17 FW   HUN Norbert Balogh
18 GK   HUN András Horváth
19 FW   HUN Roland Ugrai
20 FW   HUN Dominik Cipf
22 DF   HUN Krisztián Tamás
23 MF   HUN Bence Banó-Szabó
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 DF   BIH Đorđe Kamber
25 DF   CRO Ivan Lovrić
27 MF   HUN Norbert Szendrei
29 FW   MLI Boubacar Traoré
30 DF   ALB Naser Aliji
31 MF   HUN Barna Kesztyűs
34 FW   BRB Thierry Gale
36 DF   HUN Botond Baráth
37 MF   HUN Bertalan Bocskay
66 GK   HUN Attila Berla
77 MF   HUN Gergő Nagy
82 FW   HUN Dávid László
83 GK   SVK Tomáš Tujvel
87 DF   HUN Gábor Buna
99 FW   HUN Kristóf Tóth-Gábor

Players with multiple nationalitiesEdit

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   HUN Gábor Megyeri (at A.S. Roma)
99 DF   HUN Botond Erdélyi (at BFC Siófok)
21 DF   HUN Lóránt Fazekas (at Békéscsaba 1912 Előre)
5 DF   HUN Milán Horváth (at BFC Siófok)
19 DF   HUN Zsombor Juhász (at Gyirmót SE)
33 DF   HUN Nikolasz Kovács (at Ajka)
3 DF   HUN Attila Temesvári (at Győri ETO FC)
No. Pos. Nation Player
9 MF   HUN Hajnal Gergely (at BFC Siófok)
22 MF   HUN Gergő Irimiás (at Ajka)
20 MF   HUN Milán Májer (at Győri ETO FC)
30 MF   HUN Dominik Soltész (at Ajka)
14 MF   HUN Péter Tóth (at Ajka)
4 MF   HUN Levente Zvara (at Ajka)
11 FW   HUN Bálint Tömösvári (at BFC Siófok)

Retired numbersEdit

10  Ferenc Puskás, Forward (1949–56). Number retired in July 2000.

Notable former playersEdit

Had senior international cap(s) for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Budapest Honvéd FC.


Non-playing staffEdit

ManagementEdit

Position Name
Proprietor   Reditus Equity Zrt.
Executive Director   Gábor Kun
Managing Director   Pál Gács
Marketing Director   Tamás Dudás
Technical Director   Tamara Németh
Chief Editor   Dénes Éless
Facility Manager   Judit Kuskó
Director of Communications   Benedek Rác
Director of Finance   Mária Takács
Director of Hospitality   Sándor Hólé
Press Officer   Kálmán Kaszás

[2]

First team staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach   Tamás Bódog
Assistant Coach   Tamás Györök
Assistant Coach   István Pisont
Goalkeeping Coach   Ádám Vezér
Fitness Coach   Tamás Mezei
Fitness Coach   István Nagy
Club Doctor   József Toman
Club Doctor   Péter Lestár
Physio   Buda Lajtaváry
Physio   Norbert Hollósi
Physiotherapist   Buda Katinka
Scout   Lajos Szurgent
Video Analyst   Stefano Albertoli
Kit Manager   Róbert Pandur

[3]

OwnershipEdit

  • 2006-2019:   Quinex America LLC (George F Hemingway)
  • 2019–present:   Reditus Equity (Zoltán Bozó)[4][5][6]

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Behind The Curtain – Travels in Eastern European Football: Jonathan Wilson (2006)[7]
  • 50 Years of the European Cup and Champions League: Keir Radnedge (2005)[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Győzelemmel búcsúzott a régi Bozsik-stadiontól a Honvéd". Nemzeti Sport. 5 August 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.honvedfc.hu/stab/2
  3. ^ http://www.honvedfc.hu/stab/1
  4. ^ https://honvedfc.hu/hirek/uj-tulajdonos-a-budapest-honvednal/2019-04-08
  5. ^ https://www.portfolio.hu/gazdasag/20190408/uj-tulajdonosa-van-a-budapest-honved-labdarugoklubnak-320145
  6. ^ http://www.csakfoci.hu/magyar-foci/nb-i/honved/megszolalt-az-uj-honved-tulajdonos-a-fradival-es-a-vidivel-versenyzo-csapatot-akar-epiteni
  7. ^ "Behind the Curtain: Travels in Football in Eastern Europe: Amazon.co.uk: Jonathan Wilson: Books". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  8. ^ "50 Years of the European Cup and Champions League: Amazon.co.uk: Keir Radnedge: Books". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2012.

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