Diósgyőri VTK

Diósgyőr-Vasgyári Testgyakorlók Köre, more commonly Diósgyőri VTK (Hungarian: [ˈdioːʒɟøːri ˈveːteːkaː]) is a Hungarian sports club from Diósgyőr district of Miskolc best known for its football team. Founded in 1910 by the local working class youth, the team plays in the second division of the Hungarian League and has spent most of its history in the top tier of Hungarian football. Diósgyőr is best known for its passionate supporters – in the past years Diósgyőr had one of the highest average attendances in the Hungarian top division.[1] The football club enjoyed its first golden age in the late 1970s and early 1980s, including a third place in the 1978–79 season of the Hungarian League and two Hungarian Cup triumphs in 1977 and 1980.

Diósgyőri VTK
Diosgyori VTK logo.svg
Full nameDiosgyori vasutas torna klub
Short nameDVTK
Founded6 February 1910; 112 years ago (1910-02-06)
GroundDiósgyőri Stadion, Miskolc
ChairmanGergely Sántha
Head coachDragan Vukmir
LeagueNB II
2020–21NB I, 11th of 12 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season


Crest and coloursEdit

Naming historyEdit

  • 1910–38: Diósgyőri VTK
  • 1938–45: Diósgyőri MÁVAG SC
  • 1945–51: Diósgyőri VTK
  • 1951–56: Diósgyőri Vasas
  • 1956–92: Diósgyőri VTK Miskolc
  • 1992–00: Diósgyőr FC
  • 2000–03: Diósgyőri VTK
  • 2003–04: DVTK 1910
  • 2004–05: Diósgyőri Balaton FC (later Diósgyőri VTK-BFC)
  • 2005–07: Diósgyőri VTK
  • 2007–08: Diósgyőri VTK-BORSODI
  • 2008–: Diósgyőri VTK

Manufacturers and shirt sponsorsEdit

The following table shows in detail Diósgyőri VTK kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year:

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
−2008 saller Szeviép / Regale Klíma
2008  –
2009 Szeviép / É.M.K.
2009–2010 Erreà AVE / Jánosik és TSA. / É.M.K.
2010–2011 AVE
2011–2013 Nike  –
2014–2018 Borsodi
2018– 2Rule Borsodi

Stadia and FacilitiesEdit

The home of the club is the multi-purpose Diósgyőri Stadion located in Miskolc, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Hungary. The maximum capacity of the stadium is approximately 17,000 spectators.

They played their matches from 1911 to 1939 near the canteen of the Diósgyőr Ironworks. The stadium was first opened on 25 June 1939.

In 1968, the stadium has undergone major expansions and the capacity has increased to 22,000. The stadium was then reopened after renovations on 26 May 1968. At that time, it was the biggest stadium in Hungary outside of Budapest. The highest attendance record for the stadium was set on 27 November 1968, when approximately 35,000 people saw a match between the DVTK and the Ferencvárosi TC. In the 2000s, its capacity was dropped to 15,000 due to security reasons sections of the stadium was closed from the public.

Prior to demolition in 2016, the stadium had the following areas: the western Main Stand that was built in 1939. Three other wings were built in 1968, with a grass surface and a tartan covered running track, where football matches and athletic championships are held. The Complex contains one grass surfaced training field built in 1977, one with artificial turf built in 2006, and two others with cinder covering that opened in the 1960s. The artificial grass field has lighting. Near the stadium, there is a covered training field and a former boxing arena re-opened for soccer in 2009. Although the stadium does not meet the standards of many other European stadiums, it is the most modern arena in Eastern Hungary. Floodlighting was installed and began operating on 15 November 2003.

The Main Stand had its first renovation in 2005–06 and after a significant modernization project, it was opened on 23 April 2006 with a roof over 1,504 seats. In 2009–2010, the eastern-wing of the 40-year-old stands was demolished. For the 100th birthday of the club, new covered stands were built with a buffet, restrooms, and 3,137 seats on the so-called "Sunny wing" or "Napos oldal". This wing was so-named because the sun would make it difficult for fans to watch matches during afternoon competition. Construction began on 10 August 2009 and an opening ceremony was held on 6 March 2010. The 2009–10 renovation cost 400 million HUF. In 2011–2012, the training fields were modernized, and two additional fields were built. Currently, there are four training fields with floodlights, two with natural grass and 2 with artificial grass.

From 1992 to 2000, the field was named DFC Stadium due to the club changed its name from DVTK to Diósgyőri Football club. During the 2007–2008 season, the name of the stadium was DVTK-Borsodi Stadium, because of a sponsorship arrangement.

A famous section of the stadium called the Csáki-stand is named after the fan, József Csáki.

In 2016, the construction of a new stadium has been started.

On 20 June 2017, it was announced that Diósgyőr is not able to play their home matches at the Mezőkövesdi Városi Stadion due to the turf cannot endure it. As a consequence, Diósgyőr will play the home matches of the 2017–18 Nemzeti Bajnokság I matches at stadium of Debreceni VSC', Nagyerdei Stadion, in Debrecen.[2]

On 5 May 2018, the new stadium was opened officially.[3] The first official match was played between Diósgyőr and Mezkőkövesd in the 2017–18 Nemzeti Bajnokság I season. The match ended with a 1–0 win for the Borsod-rival Mezőkövesd. The first goal was scored by Dražić in the 88th minute of the game.[4]


Diósgyőr has one of the most supporters in Hungary and almost everybody in the town is fond of football. In the 2007–08 season, the average number of attendance in Diósgyőr matches was 5,063, with DVTK being the most visited team in NB I. On the season peak, 10,000 fans encouraged the team. In the 2011–12 season, the average number of fans was 7,793, with the most visited team at the top, while the season peaked at 11,398 at the stadium, which meant a full house. The relationship with the Nyíregyháza, Ferencváros, and Újpest supporters is particularly bad. DVTK fans have previously sympathized with the other red and white team in East Hungary, DVSC supporters. In recent years, a friendly relationship with the supporters of Szeged has evolved and they have a friendship with the Polish fans of GKS Bełchatów.

On 19 July 2014, UEFA issued sanctions against Ferencváros and Diósgyőr and Slovakia’s Spartak Trnava, following racist behaviour by their fans during 2014–15 UEFA Europa League qualifying matches against Maltese sides Sliema Wanderers, Birkirkara and Hibernians respectively. Ferencvaros were the hardest hit by the UEFA measures as club were fined by €20,000 and the partial closure of their stadium following monkey chants and racist banners displayed in both legs in Malta and Hungary.[5]






Current squadEdit

As of 31 January, 2023[6]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF   HUN Csaba Szatmári
4 DF   HUN Szilárd Bokros
5 DF   HUN Máté Kotula
6 DF   HUN Bence Bárdos
7 DF   HUN István Csirmaz
8 MF   HUN Lajos Bertus
9 FW   HUN Márton Eppel
10 FW   HUN Dániel Lukács
11 FW   HUN Gábor Jurek
18 MF   HUN Attila Lőrinczy
20 MF   HUN Ágoston Bényei
22 GK   HUN Bogdán Bánhegyi
23 MF   HUN Vladimir Koman
No. Pos. Nation Player
25 MF   HUN Gergő Holdampf
26 DF   HUN Kornél Szűcs
32 DF   HUN Sinan Medgyes
33 MF   HUN Dániel Gera
36 DF   HUN Ádám Viczián
42 FW   HUN Norbert Könyves
44 GK   SRB Branislav Danilović
48 MF   HUN Márton Radics
55 GK   HUN Zsombor Senkó
70 FW   GAB Moussango Obounet
72 DF   SRB Dániel Farkas
94 MF   HUN Benjámin Cseke
99 FW   HUN Marcell Papp

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
DF   HUN Marcell Orosz (at DEAC)
MF   HUN Balázs Zsemlye (at Pécs)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   HUN Gábor Makrai (at Csákvár)

Non-playing staffEdit

Board of directorsEdit

Position Name
Chief executive officer   Gergely Sántha
Executive assistant   Tamás Gábor


Position Name
Technical director Vacant
Head coach   Dragan Vukmir
Assistant coach   László Vas
Fitness coach   Attila Dobos
Goalkeeping Coach   József Andrusch
Masseur   Ferenc Hajba
Reserve team coach   Szilárd Sütő
Under 19 Coach   Zoltán Fogarasi
Under 17 Coach   Gyula Zsivóczky
Video Analytics   Balázs Benczés


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Stagnál a nézőszám az NB I-ben". rangado.hu. 17 April 2014.
  2. ^ "NB I: nem Mezőkövesd lesz a DVTK otthona az új szezonban". Nemzeti Sport. 20 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Rémálomba fordult ünnep – új stadionjában kapott ki a DVTK". Nemzeti Sport. 5 May 2018.
  4. ^ "2017–18 Nemzeti Bajnokság I: Diósgyőr 0–1 Mezőkövesd". Soccerway.com. 5 May 2018.
  5. ^ "UEFA punish clubs for racist abuse against Maltese teams". Times of Malta. 19 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Diósgyőri VTK (játékosok)" (in Hungarian). Diósgyőri VTK.
  7. ^ "DVTK: Kádár Tamás 400 ezer euróért távozik – sajtóhír". Nemzeti Sport. 29 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Lech: Kádárért 450 ezer eurót fizettek, Holmanért 100 ezret – sajtóhír". Nemzeti Sport. 2 February 2015.
  9. ^ "DVTK: "jelentős összeg" a klub számláján Elek eladása után". Nemzeti Sport. 2015.


  • Lajos Varga: Diósgyőri Futballtörténet (Diósgyőr Soccerhistory)

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