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Vác FC is a Hungarian football club based in Vác, north of Budapest. The club of the second division of the Hungarian League was established in June 1899 as Váci Városi SE plays its home matches at the Stadion Városi Vác. Before 2009, the club was known by a variety of other names.

Vác FC
Vác FC logo
Full nameVác Futball Club
Founded1899; 120 years ago (1899)
GroundLigeti Stadion,
Vác
Capacity9,000
ChairmanJohn P. Marshall
ManagerJános Csank
LeagueNB II
2018–19NB II, 12th
Current season

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NameEdit

The team has undergone a number of name changes since its inception, often due to the politics of the time, and since 2003 has been named after the Dunakanyar, Hungarian for Danube Bend, the point where the Danube river changes direction near where Vác is located.

  • 1899-48: Váci SE
  • 1948–55: Váci Dolgozók TK
  • 1955-55: Váci Petőfi
  • 1955–57: Váci Bástya
  • 1957-57: Váci SE
  • 1957–61: Váci Petőfi
  • 1961–65: Váci Vasas
  • 1965–70: Váci SE
  • 1970–80: Váci Híradás
  • 1980–92: Váci Izzó MTE
  • 1992–97: Vác FC-Samsung
  • 1997–98: Vác FC
  • 1998-01: Vác FC-Zollner
  • 2001–03: Váci VLSE
  • 2003–07: Dunakanyar-Vác FC
  • 2007–09: Vác-Újbuda LTC
  • 2009–13 Dunakanyar-Vác FC
  • 2013– Vác FC

HistoryEdit

DomesticEdit

The club was founded on 28 November 1899 as Váci Sportegyesület. The main activities were cycling, fencing, gymnastics and tennis. The first (friendly) match of the football team was played on 24 May 1904 against Műegyetem FC (now Műegyetemi AFC – university team in Budapest, they were in the second league in that time), and lost 0–3.

Before 1926 in the Hungarian football system there were only Budapest teams allowed to play in the first league. There were regional championships (kerületi bajnokság) for the non-Budapest (Hungarian: vidéki) teams. Váci SE has won two regional titles in 1913 and 1924.

After 1926 the new professional league was open for the non-Budapest teams, but Váci SE couldn't afford to have a professional team. In the August 1948 two clubs, Váci AC (founded: 1920) and Váci Reménység (founded: 1922) were merged into Váci SE, and the club was renamed as Váci Dolgozók TK.

In 1986–1987 under János Csank the team won the NB II. Division and was promoted to the I. division, where they would spend the next 13 years. They reached the Hungarian Cup final in 1991 and 1992, but lost 0–1 against Ferencvárosi TC and 0–1 after extra time against Újpest FC. In 1991–1992 and 1992–1993 they barely finished in 2nd behind Ferencvárosi TC and later Kispest-Honvéd. In 1993–1994 they won the Hungarian League for the first and only time. The following year, however, was their most dismal year thus far in the first division, but they rached the cup final again, and lost again against Ferencváros 0–2, 3–4.

In 2000 the league reorganized to relegate the bottom two teams and Vác, who had put up their most miserable season to date, was relegated to the II. division. By 2001 they fell further to the III. division. After this, with the help of young players—on average 20.7 years old—the team returned to II. division play in 2003.

In 2005–2006 they won the NB II. Eastern Division and earned the right to enter the first division. The 2006–2007 saw little success, and the team was relegated at the bottom of the table. Many of the team's players were only semi-professional and work other jobs besides football.

In the summer of 2007 an amateur club from the district XI of Budapest, Újbuda-Lágymányosi TC were merged into the club.

NB I. Division resultsEdit

Year MP W D L GF-GA Dif. Pts Finish
1987–88 30 9 10 11 34–34 0 28 10th
1988–89 30 10 5/5 10 33–34 −1 45 8th
1989–90 30 8 12 10 30–31 −1 36 11th
1990–91 30 14 8 8 35–29 +6 36 4th
1991–92 30 19 7 4 51–27 +24 45 2nd
1992–93 30 17 8 5 48–28 +20 42 2nd
1993–94 30 19 8 3 58–29 +29 46 1st: Championship (1)
1994–95 30 8 11 11 37–44 −7 35 13th
1995–96 30 7 12 11 39–46 −7 33 11th
1996–97 34 10 10 14 40–48 −8 40 11th
1997–98 34 15 6 13 45–47 −2 51 6th
1998–99 34 13 10 11 51–49 +2 49 10th
1999–00 32 3 6 23 24–85 −61 15 16th: Relegated to NB II.
2006–07 30 4 7 19 21–57 −36 19 16th: Relegated to NB II.
TOTALS 434 156 125 153 546–588 -42 520

InternationalEdit

They played in the UEFA Champions League 1994-95, losing both matches, 3–0 and 2–1, against Paris Saint-Germain F.C., from France.

They fared little better in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1995-96, where they had one draw and one loss to FK Sileks Kratovo, from the Republic of Macedonia, losing 2–4 agg.

The team's only international wins came in the UEFA Cup. In the UEFA Cup 1991-92 they beat FC Dynamo Moscow 1–0 in the first leg, but lost the second leg 1–4 and did not advance. In the UEFA Cup 1992-93 they defeated their first round opponent F.C. Groningen 1–0 and 1–1, only to be defeated by S.L. Benfica in the second round 1–5 and 0–1. In the UEFA Cup 1993-94 they won their first match against Apollon Limassol 2–0, but lost the second 0–4 and didn't make it out of the first round.

All-time International ResultsEdit

Competition MP W D L GF-GA Dif.
Champions League 2 0 0 2 1–5 −4
Winner's Cup 2 0 1 1 2–4 −2
UEFA Cup 8 3 1 4 7–15 −8
TOTAL 12 3 2 7 10–24 -14

HonoursEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 8 March 2016. 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 Csaba Hegedűs
3   FW Barna Tóth
4   DF Árpád Majoros
5   MF Barnabás Tóth
6   DF Gergő Tányéros
9   FW Richárd Zsolnai
10   FW Péter Pölöskei
11   FW Gergely Rusvay
12   GK Zoltán Fehér
13   MF Krisztián Kószás
15   MF Gergő Rása
No. Position Player
16   DF Gábor Németh
17   DF Dávid Görgényi
18   MF Gábor Gulyás
19   DF András Dlusztus
20   MF Árpád Majoros
21   GK Dávid Palásthy
22   MF István Sipeki
23   DF Ferenc Tóth
24   MF Martin Csirszki
29   FW Richárd Frank
39   GK Zoltán Czirjék

European cup historyEdit

UEFA Cup Winners' CupEdit

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1995–96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Qualyfing Round   FK Sileks Kratovo 1–1 1–3 2–4

UEFA Intertoto CupEdit

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1989 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 3   FC Tirol Innsbruck 0–0 0–1
Group 3   FC Etar Veliko Tarnovo 1–0 0–0
Group 3   AC Bellinzona 1–0 1–1
1991 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 3   SV Austria Salzburg 1–2 1–1
Group 3   Hallescher FC 2–1 1–5
Group 3   Ikast FS 2–0 1–2
1992 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 7   SK Slovan Bratislava 2–3 1–5
Group 7   Aarhus GF 2–0 1–0
Group 7   Kiruna FF 5–2 2–0
1994 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 4, 1st game   Hamburger SV 1–2
Group 4, 2nd game   FK Inter Bratislava 3–2
Group 4, 3rd game   SK Dynamo Ceske Budejovice 2–1
Group 4, 4th game   Ikast FS 4–0

UEFA CupEdit

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1991–92 UEFA Cup 1. Round   FC Dynamo Moscow 1–0 1–4 2–4
1992–93 UEFA Cup 1. Round   FC Groningen 1–0 1–1 2–1
2. Round   S.L. Benfica 0–1 1–5 1–6
1993–94 UEFA Cup 1. Round   Apollon Limassol 2–0 0–4 2–4(aet)

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1994–95 UEFA Champions League Qualifying Round   Paris Saint-Germain 1–2 0–3 1–5

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