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.
|Full name||Vác Futball Club|
|Chairman||John P. Marshall|
|2018–19||NB II, 12th|
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
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
|1993–94||30||19||8||3||58–29||+29||46||1st: Championship (1)|
|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.|
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
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.
European cup historyEdit
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UEFA Cup Winners' CupEdit
|1995–96||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||Qualyfing Round||FK Sileks Kratovo||1–1||1–3||2–4|
UEFA Intertoto CupEdit
|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|
|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
|1994–95||UEFA Champions League||Qualifying Round||Paris Saint-Germain||1–2||0–3||1–5|