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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.

Albert Stadion
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Full nameAlbert Flórián Stadion
LocationBudapest, Hungary
OwnerFerencvárosi Torna Club
OperatorFerencváros
Capacity29,505 (1974-1991)
18,100 (1991-2013)
20,000
Field size105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
SurfaceGrass
Field
Construction
Broke ground1933
Built1910-11
Opened1911
Renovated1971-1974,
Demolished1971, 2013
ArchitectJózsef Schall, Miklós Kapsza (1974-2013)
Tenants
Hungary national football team
Ferencváros

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HistoryEdit

ConstructionEdit

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.

First reconstructionEdit

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.

Milestone matchesEdit

First era (1911-1971)Edit

Second era (1974-2013)Edit

Match Home Result Opponent Date Competition
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

International matchesEdit

No. Date Home Result Away Attendance
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'
Illés   74'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Kapitanis (Cyprus)
Hungary  1 – 1  Moldova
Sebők   39' Cleșcenco   66'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Sowa (Austria)
Hungary  3 – 0  Azerbaijan
Sebők   29'
Gábor Egressy   52'
Sowunmi   54'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Lularevski (Macedonia)
Hungary  0 – 3  Australia
Laybutt   12'
Skoko   72'
Moore   90'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Drabek (Austria)
Hungary  0 – 0  Finland
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Treossi (Italy)
Hungary  1 – 1  Moldova
Dárdai   55' Patula   14'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Sowa (Austria)
Hungary  0 – 1  Estonia
Rooba   87'

RecordEdit

P W D L GF GA W%
17 7 6 4 23 19

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