Nyíregyháza Spartacus FC

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
Nickname(s)Szpari
Founded1928; 92 years ago (1928)
GroundVárosi Stadion,
Nyíregyháza
Capacity10,500
ChairmanBálint Révész
ManagerGyörgy Gálhidi
LeagueNB II
2018–19NB II, 9th
Current season

HistoryEdit

1960sEdit

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.

1980sEdit

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.

1998–2005Edit

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.

2007–2008Edit

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

2008–2009Edit

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

Colours and BadgeEdit

StadiumEdit

SupportersEdit

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]

HonoursEdit

Season resultsEdit

The following table is a list of the seasons spent in the Nemzeti Bajnokság I.

Domestic International Manager
League Cup League
Cup
Super
Cup
No. Season MP W D L GF–GA Dif. Pts. Pos. Competition Result
1. 1980–81 34 11 16 7 30–25 +5 38 7th ?  
2. 1981–82 34 8 12 14 35–51 −16 28 15th ?  
3. 1982–83 30 9 8 13 29–37 −8 26 10th ?  
4. 1983–84 30 7 8 15 28–47 −19 22 15th ?  
5. 1992–93 30 3 12 15 17–39 −22 18 15th ?  
6. 1998–99 34 10 9 15 46–52 −6 39 13th ?  
7. 1999–00 32 12 8 12 32–42 −10 44 9th ?  
8. 2000–01* 14 3 0 11 10–24 −14 9 8th ?  
9. 2004–05 30 5 11 14 38–63 −25 26 15th ?  
10. 2007–08 30 11 7 12 34–37 −3 40 10th ?   Tajti
11. 2008–09 30 7 11 12 32–41 −9 38 14th 3R   Tajti,   Révész
12. 2009–10 30 6 9 15 42–60 −19 27 15th 3R   Szentes
13. 2014–15 30 8 6 16 33–49 −16 30 12th1 3R QF   Csábi,[3]   Mátyus[4]
Σ 0 0 0 0 0–0 0 0
Notes

* The 2000–01 featured a new format involving 2 groups of 8 who played each other twice for 14 games. The top 6 teams in each group went on to form a new group of 12, whereas the bottom 4 teams were relegated.

Current squadEdit

As of 9 August, 2020.[6]

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 Tamás Fadgyas
3 DF   HUN Gábor Jánvári
4 MF   HUN Bence Ötvös
5 DF   HUN Ferenc Fodor
6 MF   HUN Aurél Farkas
8 MF   HUN Máté Papp
9 FW   HUN Márk Szokolai
10 MF   HUN Bálint Kártik
11 FW   HUN Sinan Sinanovic
15 DF   HUN Barna Papucsek
16 GK   HUN Zoltán Miski
17 MF   UKR Dávid Starosta
18 FW   HUN Norbert Kovács
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF   HUN Előd Végső
22 DF   UKR Oleksiy Shvedyuk
23 MF   HUN Ádám Galambos
27 FW   HUN Balázs Boda
30 FW   SDN Yasin Hamed
32 MF   SRB Nikola Vasiljević
34 DF   HUN Ádám Csilus
48 FW   HUN Marcell Hornyák
70 MF   HUN Bence Gyurján
74 MF   HUN László Kalocsai
95 GK   ROU Béla Fejér (on loan from Sepsi OSK)
97 FW   HUN Arthur Györgyi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.mastiffs95.fw.hu
  2. ^ http://www.szon.hu/tovabb-melyitettek-a-magyar-lengyel-baratsagot/2468846
  3. ^ "Nyíregyháza: Csábi József az új vezetőedző – hivatalos". Nemzeti Sport. 13 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Nyíregyháza: Csábi lemondott, Mátyus veszi át a csapatot". Nemzeti Sport. 20 October 2014.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ http://nyiregyhazaspartacus.hu/jatekosok

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