Győri ETO FC
WKW ETO FC Győr (Egyetértés Torna Osztály Futball Club Győr; lit. Concordance Gymnastics Department Football Club of Győr) or just ETO, is a football club from the city of Győr in Hungary. They are best known for reaching the semi-finals of the European Cup 1964-65. The club has won the Hungarian League four times. In 1904 the club was founded as Győri Vagongyár ETO and has undergone many name changes since. The colours of the club are green and white.
|Full name||Egyetértés Torna Osztály Futball Club Győr|
|Ground||ETO Park, Győr|
|2018–19||NB II, 8th|
Crest and coloursEdit
The colours of the club are green and white. This combination of colours is very common in Hungary, as it is also used by clubs such as Ferencváros, Szombathelyi Haladás, Paks. The crest of the club includes a cock sitting on a cross.
- 1904: Győri Vagongyár ETO
- 1950: Győri Vasas SC ETO
- 1952: Győri Vasas
- 1953: Vasas SE Győr
- 1954: Wilhelm Pieck Vasas ETO SK Győr
- 1957: Magyar Wilhelm Pieck Vagon- és Gépgyár ETO Győr
- 1957: Győri Vasas ETO
- 1965: Rába ETO Győr
- 1985: Győri ETO FC
- 1992: Rába ETO FC Győr
- 1994: Győri ETO FC
- 2015: ETO FC Győr
- 2017: WKW ETO FC Győr
Manufacturers and shirt sponsorsEdit
The following table shows in detail Győri ETO FC kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year:
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|2011–2014||Questor / Audi|
The home of the club is the multi-purpose stadium ETO Park. It was opened in 2008 as a replacement for Stadion ETO. Its capacity is 16,000 but if necessary the stadium can be expanded in order to host 30,000 spectators. The stadium complex also includes three grass practice pitches and one synthetic practice pitch, as well as two indoor pitches. A hotel can be found next to the pitch. The stadium can also host cultural events such as concerts and exhibitions. The style of the stadium is 'a la English' that is open at the corners.
On 7 June 2013, Csaba Tarsoly said that the ETO Park is unique in Hungary that it was built without any governmental support. The facility corresponds to the UEFA stadium criteria, except for the fact that a UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League final cannot be played at the stadium since it is not able to host 30,000 spectators.
On 14 June 2001, the Quaestor Financial Hrurira Kft bought the club and the stadium from the Rába Rt.
On 22 April 2015, the mayor of Győr, Zsolt Borkai said that the club will compete either in the Nemzeti Bajnokság III or in the county championship from the 2015–16 season due to the fact that the club will not be able to receive license from the Hungarian Football Federation since the club has amassed a 200 million HUF of debt.
On 23 April 2015, it was revealed that an English investor is interested in the club.
The promotion to the 2017–18 Nemzeti Bajnokság II aroused the interest of different investor. Among the investors there is a Belgian group who showed interest in purchasing the club and their estates.
Supporters and rivalriesEdit
The supporters of the club are mainly from the city of Győr and the neighbouring area. However, the club have supporters from all over the country. Győr have a strong local rivalry with neighbouring clubs such as Szombathelyi Haladás and Zalaegerszeg. However, the club's historic rivals come from Budapest, due to the fierce competition between Győr, Ferencváros and Budapest Honvéd in the early 1980s. Currently the club are in rivalry with the most successful clubs of the country such as Debrecen and Videoton.
- Nemzeti Bajnokság I
- Nemzeti Bajnokság III
- Winners (1): 2016–17
- Magyar Kupa
- Winners (1): 2013
As of 03 January 2019. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
See also Győri ETO FC II.
Board of directorsEdit
|Technical director||Ádám Nagy|
|Club manager||Imre Soós|
|Youth director||Frigyes Tuboly|
|International scout manager||Tamás Darázs|
|Head coach||József Király|
|Assistant coach||Ottó Szabó|
|Assistant coach||Péter Stark|
|Goalkeepers Coach||Lukács Boros|
|Team Doctor||László Ágh dr.|
In European footballEdit
Győri ETO has several successful departments, e.g., the handball teams won many national championships. The men's team also won the EHF Cup in 1986 as Rába Vasas ETO Győr. Particularly well known these days are the handball ladies, playing as Győri ETO Kézilabda Club (en. handball club), which is a four-time Champions League winner team.
- "Hungary 1-1 Bulgaria=UEFA.com". 29 February 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
- "NB I: 2014-ben lesz stadion Debrecenben és az Üllői úton". Nemzeti Sport. 7 June 2013.
- "Eladták a Rába ETO stadionját". Sport Géza. 14 June 2001.
- "Győri ETO: a klubelnök régóta várt már erre a sikerre". Nemzeti Sport. 12 May 2013.
- "Új korszak jöhet Győrben – az önkormányzat figyel". Nemzeti Sport. 11 March 2015.
- "Győri ETO: az Audi kihátrál a futballcsapat mögül". Nemzeti Sport. 14 March 2015.
- "ETO: külföldi befektető a láthatáron, folynak a tárgyalások". Nemzeti Sport. 22 April 2015.
- "Beszánthatják az ETO Parkot, 400 gyerek kerülhet az utcára". Népszabadság. 21 April 2015.
- "ETO: az angol befektetőjelölt május 8-ig kivár". Nemzeti Sport. 22 April 2015.
- "Belga vonal – újabb meghatározó zöld-fehér csapat a cél". Nemzeti Sport. 16 June 2017.