Stadion Albert Flórián
Stadion Albert Flórián was a sports stadium in Budapest, Hungary. The stadium was the home of the association football club Ferencvárosi TC. The stadium had a capacity of 18,100. Formerly known as Üllői úti stadion for its location, it had been renamed for Ballon d'Or winner club legend Flórián Albert in 2007. Today, the stadium's place is occupied by the newly built Groupama Arena.
|Full name||Albert Flórián Stadion|
|Owner||Ferencvárosi Torna Club|
|Field size||105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)|
|Architect||József Schall, Miklós Kapsza (1974-2013)|
|Hungary national football team|
The first stadium was started to be built in the autumn of 1910. On 12 February 1911, Ferencváros played their first match against Budapest rival MTK Budapest which was won by the club. The starting line-up consisted of Fritz, Rumbold, Magnlitz, Weinber, Bródy, Payer, Szeitler, Weisz, Koródy, Schlosser, Borbás. The first stadium could host 40,000 spectators.
In 1971 the stands were demolished and a new stadium was started to be built. The new stadium was inaugurated on the 75th anniversary of the club. On 19 May 1974, the first match was played against the Vasas old boys. The new stadium could host 29,505 spectators (including 10 771 seats and 18 734 standing). In the 1990s the stadium was redesigned to meet the UEFA requirements therefore its capacity was reduced to 18 100.
On 21 December 2007, the stadium was changed from Üllői úti Stadion to Stadion Albert Flórián. Flórián Albert, the former Ferencváros icon, was present at the inauguration ceremony.
First era (1911-1971)Edit
- First match: Ferencváros 2-1 MTK Budapest FC
- First UEFA match: Ferencváros 2-1 Rangers F.C. (UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1960-61)
- Last UEFA match: Ferencváros 1-1 Liverpool F.C. (Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1970-71)
Second era (1974-2013)Edit
|First match||Ferencváros||0-1||Vasas||Friendly match|
|First UEFA Cup Winners' Cup match||Ferencváros||2-0||Cardiff City F.C.||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1974-75|
|Last UEFA Europa League match||Ferencváros||2-1||Aalesunds FK||UEFA Europa League 2011-12|
|Last Hungarian League match||Ferencváros||2-1||Újpest FC|
|Last Hungarian League Cup match||Ferencváros||1-0||Egri FC|
|Last match||Ferencváros||0-0||CFR Cluj|
|1.||31 May 1984||Friendly||Hungary||1-1||Spain||10,000|
|2.||2 December 1987||UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying||Hungary||1-0||Cyprus||3,000|
|3.||20 March 1990||Friendly||Hungary||2-0||United States||12,000|
|4.||23 September 1992||Friendly||Hungary||0-0||Israel||3,000|
|5.||8 September 1993||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification||Hungary||1-3||Russia||10,000|
|6.||27 October 1993||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification||Hungary||1-0||Luxembourg||2,000|
|7.||10 September 1997||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification||Hungary||3-1||Azerbaijan||10,000|
|8.||29 October 1997||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification||Hungary||1-7||Yugoslavia||17,000|
|9.||18 November 1998||Friendly||Hungary||2-0||Switzerland||3,000|
|10.||10 March 1999||Friendly||Hungary||1-1||Bosnia||8,000|
|Hungary||5 – 0||Liechtenstein|
|J. Sebők 17'
Sebők 33', 41', 85'
|Hungary||3 – 0||Azerbaijan|
Gábor Egressy 52'
|Hungary||0 – 3||Australia|
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