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Budapest Honvéd FC (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈbudɒpɛʃt ˈhonveːd ˈɛft͡seː] is a Hungarian sports club based in Kispest, Budapest with colours red-black. The club is best known for its football team. Honved means the Homeland Defence. Originally formed as Kispest AC, they became Kispest FC in 1926 before reverting to their original name in 1944. 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 formed the nucleus of the legendary Hungarian team known as the Mighty Magyars and helped the club win the Hungarian League four times during the 1950s. 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.

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Full nameBudapest Honvéd Football Club
Founded3 August 1909; 109 years ago (1909-08-03)
GroundBozsik József Stadion, Budapest
ManagerAttila Supka
LeagueNB I
2018–19NB I, 4th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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.



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.

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
2000–2003 Jako Wilkinson Sword
2003–2005 Gems
2005–2006 Macron
2006–2008 hummel
2008–2012 Nike
2012–2013 Givova
2014 ideasport
2015– Macron



Current squadEdit

As of 21 August 2018

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

No. Position Player
2   DF Mohamed Mezghrani
3   DF Eke Uzoma
4   DF Dávid Kálnoki-Kis
6   MF Dániel Gazdag
7   DF Bence Batik
11   MF Filip Holender
13   DF Tibor Heffler
16   MF Zsolt Pölöskei
17   MF Änis Ben-Hatira
18   GK András Horváth
19   FW Danilo
20   FW Dominik Cipf
21   MF Fousseni Bamba
No. Position Player
22   MF Milán Májer
23   MF Bence Banó-Szabó
24   MF Đorđe Kamber (captain)
25   DF Ivan Lovrić
26   DF Dino Škvorc
29   FW Patrik Tischler (on loan from Újpest)
33   DF Tonći Kukoč
48   MF Zakaria Beglarishvili
55   MF Norbert Szendrei
60   DF Attila Temesvári
66   GK Attila Berla
77   MF Gergő Nagy
89   FW David N'Gog
99   GK Dávid Gróf

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
92   FW Kristóf Herjeczki (at Gyirmót)
93   MF Dávid Stoiacovici (at Tiszakécske)
No. Position Player
96   FW Dániel Lukács (at Újpest)
98   FW Bálint Tömösvári (at Kaposvár)

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


Position Name
Proprietor   George F. Hemingway
Managing director   Pál Gács
Marketing director   Tamás Dudás
Chief editor   Dénes Éless
Facility manager   Judit Kuskó
Chief of security   Csaba Tóth
Director of hospitality   Sándor Hólé
Press officer   Zoltán Simon


First team staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach   Attila Supka
Assistant coach   Gábor Híres
Assistant coach TBA
Goalkeeping Coach   Iván Tóth
Club Doctor   József Toman
Club Doctor   Ádám Szilas
Physio   Buda Lajtaváry
Physio   Norbert Hollósi
Physiotherapeut   Ágnes Szilágyi
Kit manager   Róbert Pandur


Managerial historyEdit


In European footballEdit

Overall recordEdit

Accurate as of 2 August 2018
Competition Played Won Drew Lost GF GA GD Win%
European Cup / Champions League 30 12 3 15 47 54 −7 040.00
Cup Winners' Cup 16 7 1 8 29 22 +7 043.75
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 64 30 10 24 106 96 +10 046.88
UEFA Intertoto Cup 8 3 2 3 10 9 +1 037.50
Total 118 52 16 50 192 181 +11 044.07

Legend: GF = Goals For. GA = Goals Against. GD = Goal Difference.



  • Behind The Curtain – Travels in Eastern European Football: Jonathan Wilson (2006)[3]
  • 50 Years of the European Cup and Champions League: Keir Radnedge (2005)[4]

See alsoEdit


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  3. ^ "Behind the Curtain: Travels in Football in Eastern Europe: Jonathan Wilson: Books". Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  4. ^ "50 Years of the European Cup and Champions League: Keir Radnedge: Books". Retrieved 18 August 2012.

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