Ferencvárosi TC (men's water polo)

Ferencvárosi Torna Club is a water polo club from Budapest, Hungary. The team competes in the Országos Bajnokság I.

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Full nameFerencvárosi Torna Club
Nickname
  • Zöld Sasok (The Green Eagles)
  • Fradi
Short nameFTC
Founded1904; 119 years ago (1904)
(parent club in 1899)
LeagueOrszágos Bajnokság I
Based inBudapest, Hungary
ArenaNépliget
Komjádi Béla Sportuszoda
ColorsGreen and white
   
PresidentJózsef Farkas
Head coachZsolt Varga
Championships1 Champions League
2 Euro Cup
4 Cup Winners' Cup
4 LEN Super Cup
24 Hungarian Championships
21 Hungarian Cups
1 Hungarian Super Cups
2021–22Országos Bajnokság I,
1st of 14 (champions)
Websitefradi.hu

Naming historyEdit

  • Ferencvárosi Torna Club (FTC): (1899 – 1949)
  • ÉDOSZ SE: (1950 – 1956)
  • Budapesti Kinizsi (Bp. Kinizsi): (1951 – 1956)
  • Ferencvárosi TC: (1957–1988/89)
  • FTC-Törley: (1989/90 – 1992/93) - the first naming sponsor of FTC
  • Ferencvárosi TC: (1993/94)
  • FTC-Vitasport: (1994/95 – 1995/96)
  • FTC-Vitalin: (1996/97 – 1998/99)
  • FTC-Thomas Jeans: (1999/00)
  • FTC-Mirato: (2000/01)
  • FTC-VMAX: (2001/02 – 2002/03)
  • Jégcsillag-FTC: (2003/04)
  • Betonút-FTC: (2004/05 – 2005/06)
  • FTC-Aprilia: (2006/07 – 2008/09)
  • FTC-Fisher Klíma: (2008/09 – 2011/12)
  • Széchenyi Bank-FTC: (2012/13 – 2013/14)
  • Ferencvárosi TC: (2014/15)
  • FTC-PQS Waterpolo: (2015/16 – 2019/20)
  • FTC-Telekom (2020/21 – ... )

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

  Champions (24): 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1944, 1956, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1999–00, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2021–22
  Runners-up (13): 1909, 1923, 1924, 1928, 1949, 1955, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1974, 1998–99
  Third place (21): 1941, 1943, 1945, 1947, 1951*, 1957, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1988–89, 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2020–21
  Winners (21): 1923, 1924, 1926, 1949, 1957, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1996, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  Finalist (15): 1925, 1927, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1951, 1963, 1971, 1972, 1979, 1990–91, 1997, 1998–99, 2001–02

European competitionsEdit

Winners (1): 2018–19
Runners-up (1): 2020–21
Semi-finalist (1): 1988–89
Winners (2): 2016–17, 2017–18
Winners (4) – record: 1974–75, 1977–78, 1979–80, 1997–98
Winners (4): 1978, 1980, 2018, 2019

International recordEdit

Current squadEdit

Season 2021–22[1]

Nat. Player Birth Date Position L/R
1   Dániel Szakonyi (1994-03-01) March 1, 1994 (age 29) Goalkeeper
2   Lőrinc Gábor (2002-01-25) January 25, 2002 (age 21)
3   Zoltán Pohl (1995-03-27) March 27, 1995 (age 28) Defender R
4   Daniil Merkulov (1997-03-03) March 3, 1997 (age 26) Centre Back / Defender
5   Márton Vámos (1992-06-24) June 24, 1992 (age 30) Centre Back L
6   Nemanja Ubovic (1991-02-24) February 24, 1991 (age 32) Defender
7   Gergő Fekete (2000-06-24) June 24, 2000 (age 22)
8   Vendel Vigvári (2001-09-10) September 10, 2001 (age 21)
9   Toni Német (1994-01-14) January 14, 1994 (age 29) Centre forward
10   Dénes Varga (1987-03-29) March 29, 1987 (age 36) Centre Back R
11   Szilárd Jansik (1994-04-06) April 6, 1994 (age 29) Wing
12   Luca Damonte (1992-04-03) April 3, 1992 (age 31) L
13   Balázs Nyíri (2002-09-03) September 3, 2002 (age 20)
14   Soma Vogel (1997-07-07) July 7, 1997 (age 25) Goalkeeper
  Erik Molnár (2003-06-24) June 24, 2003 (age 19)

StaffEdit

Technical Staff
Section Chairman   Tamás Ambrus (posthumous)
Section leader   Viktor Paján
Technical Manager   Norbert Katona
Head Coach   Zsolt Varga
Technical Director   György Gerendás

Transfers (2022-23)Edit

Recent seasonsEdit

As of 13 January 2023.
Season Tier League Pos. Domestic cup European competitions
1984–85 1 OB I 7th Fourth place
1985–86 1 OB I 6th Third place
1986–87 1 OB I 9th Round of 16
1987–88 1 OB I 1st Quarterfinalist
1988–89 1 OB I 3rd Champion 1 European Cup SF
1989–90 1 OB I 1st Champion 2 Cup Winners' Cup
1990–91 1 OB I 4th Runner-up
1991–92 1 OB I 4th Semifinalist
1992–93 1 OB I 6th
1993–94 1 OB I 4th
1994–95 1 OB I 3rd
1995–96 1 OB I 5th
1996–97 1 OB I 3rd Champion 3 LEN Cup SF
1997–98 1 OB I 3rd Runner-up 2 Cup Winners' Cup C
1998–99 1 OB I 2nd Runner-up
1999–00 1 OB I 1st 2 Cup Winners' Cup
2000–01 1 OB I 4th 1 Champions League PR
2001–02 1 OB I 4th Runner-up 3 LEN Cup QF
2002–03 1 OB I 4th
2003–04 1 OB I 4th did not held 2 LEN Cup QF
2004–05 1 OB I 5th 1 Euroleague QR2
2 LEN Cup
2005–06 1 OB I 6th 2 LEN Cup QF
2006–07 1 OB I 6th
2007–08 1 OB I 6th Semifinalist
2008–09 1 OB I 4th Quarterfinalist
2009–10 1 OB I 4th Preliminary round 2 LEN Cup QF
2010–11 1 OB I 6th Semifinalist 2 LEN Cup QF
2011–12 1 OB I 7th Quarterfinalist
2012–13 1 OB I 12th Quarterfinalist
2013–14 1 OB I 9th Preliminary round
2014–15 1 OB I 4th Quarterfinalist
2015–16 1 OB I 4th Quarterfinalist 2 Euro Cup QR2
2016–17 1 OB I 4th Quarterfinalist 2 Euro Cup C
2017–18 1 OB I 1st Semifinalist LEN Super Cup F
2 Euro Cup C
2018–19 1 OB I 1st Champion LEN Super Cup C
1 Champions League C
2019–20 1 OB I 1st1 Champion LEN Super Cup C
1 Champions League 1
2020–21 1 OB I 3rd Champion 1 Champions League F
2021–22 1 OB I 1st Champion 1 Champions League 3rd
2022–23 1 OB I Champion 1 Champions League
^1 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Hungary.

In European competitionEdit

Notable former playersEdit

Olympic championsEdit

Former coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Játékosok". fradi.hu.

External linksEdit