Nyíregyháza Spartacus FC

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Nyíregyháza Spartacus is a football club from Nyíregyháza, Hungary. Formed in 1928, they've had brief stints in the Nemzeti Bajnokság III, they currently play in the second division. The team is locally referred to by their nickname, Szpari. They play in Városi Stadion, in the city sport complex just north of the downtown.

Nyíregyháza Spartacus
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Full nameNyíregyháza Spartacus Football Club
Founded1928; 95 years ago (1928)
GroundVárosi Stadion,
ChairmanBálint Révész
ManagerEde Višinka
LeagueNB II
2020–21NB II, 7th of 20
Current season



The team was refounded in 1959 by the fusion of the clubs Spartacus and Építők. In the early 1960s, the team entered the second division of Hungarian football and then the now non-existent NB I./B, a sub-division of the first division. These were the years of the so-called "golden team" featuring players such Bakos, Pilcsuk, Kovacsics, Páll Cini, Papp Szuszka, Szokol, Kaskötő, Ignéczi, Nagy Zoli, Harcsa, Groholy, and Csemiczky. The team, however, fell from the NB I./B in 1968, ending the golden age.


In 1980, the team finally ascended to the NB I. Their first match in the first division was played against Diósgyőri VTK, soon-to-be rivals from nearby Miskolc. The first goal was scored by Kozma "Kicsi" and Szpari won the match 2–0. The team finished the season in 7th place. However, the team was never able to improve from that season and they were relegated at the end of the 1983–84 season.


The team finally returned to the NB I. in 1998–99 and ended that season in 13th place. They finished 9th in 1999–00, but the league shrank in the 2000–01 season, ultimately only allowing 12 teams to compete and Szpari again exited the first division.

In the 2004–05 season, the league expanded to again allow 16 teams and Nyíregyháza again found themselves in the first division. Though there were a few highlights including a masterful win over a declining Ferencváros to a home crowd in the second half of the season, the team ended in 15th place and were relegated yet again to NB II.

NB II ChampionshipEdit

The team had an unsuccessful first campaign upon returning to the NB II, finishing in sixth place overall at the end of the 2005–06 season. Next season they made a stronger case for themselves, spending most of the season challenging Ferencváros at the top of the NB II table. On the occasions they faced each other the perennial Hungarian league favorites could only draw, 0–0 in Nyíregyháza and 1–1 to a crowd of over 13,000 in Budapest. With two matches left in the season the two teams were tied in the standings, but Nyíregyháza ended triumphant, winning the 2006–07 NB II Eastern division outright.


The team transitioned fairly well to the NB I. and finished in tenth place.


The team finished in 13th place with a great autumn (5th place) and a poor spring.

Colours and BadgeEdit



The team has several fan groups. The Keleti Front (Eastern Front) began in 1992, The Mastiffs[1] in 1995, and most recently Elit in 2007. The fans have a friendship with Polish fans of Resovia Rzeszów.[2]



Current squadEdit

As of 24 February 2023.[3]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   HUN Alex Hrabina
3 DF   HUN Gábor Jánvári
5 MF   HUN Marcell Major (on loan from Puskás Akadémia)
6 DF   HUN Alex Herczku
7 FW   HUN Krisztofer Szerető
8 MF   HUN Ákos Sigér
9 FW   HUN Csanád Novák
10 MF   HUN Roland Paku
11 MF   HUN Patrik Vass
13 DF   HUN Gergő Gengeliczki
14 DF   HUN Barnabás Nagy
15 DF   HUN Barna Papucsek
19 MF   HUN Mátyás Gresó
20 FW   SRB Nikola Pantović
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 MF   HUN Bence Pataki
23 FW   HUN Márk Kovácsréti
25 DF   HUN Szabolcs Gál
26 DF   HUN Ákos Kiss
27 FW   HUN Máté Adamcsek
28 DF   HUN Zsolt Szokol
30 DF   HUN Bence Deutsch
33 GK   HUN László Talián
44 DF   HUN Ákos Baki
47 MF   HUN Richárd Csősz
77 MF   HUN László Pekár
88 DF   HUN Bendegúz Farkas (on loan from Puskás Akadémia)
92 FW   BRA Myke
95 GK   ROU Béla Fejér

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
FW   SDN Yasin Hamed (at Békéscsaba until 30 June 2023)


  1. ^ http://www.mastiffs95.fw.hu
  2. ^ "Szon - 404".
  3. ^ "Játékosok".

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