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The Székely Land football team is a team representing the Székelys (ethnic Hungarians) of Székely Land, Romania. It is not affiliated with FIFA or UEFA, and therefore cannot compete for the FIFA World Cup or the UEFA European Championships.[1]

Székely Land
Shirt badge/Association crest
ConfederationConIFA
Head coachZoltán Jakab
First colours
First international
 Kárpátalja 0–5 Székely Land 
(Berehovo; 16 August 2014)
Biggest win
 Kárpátalja 0–5 Székely Land 
(Berehovo; 16 August 2014)
Biggest defeat
 Northern Cyprus 3–0 Székely Land 
(Sukhumi; 29 May 2016)
ConIFA European Football Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2017)
Best result3rd (2017)

They competed at the 2017 ConIFA European Football Cup, finishing third.[2]

OriginEdit

In 2013, the Székely Land Football Association (Hungarian: Székelyföld Labdarúgó-egyesület) was founded in Budapest and was admitted to the N.F.-Board after the initiatives made by Kristóf Wenczel, lawyer with former sport background who serves as the president of the association and as well the legal counsel of some Hungarian football players who played in the national team.[3] However the N.F-Board became defunct the same year, since when its competitions have been run by the Confederation of Independent Football Associations.

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup.

Head Coach:   Zoltán Jakab
Assistant Coach:   Róbert Ilyés

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Adrian Horvát (1990-01-26) 26 January 1990 (age 29) 4 0   FK Miercurea Ciuc
2 2DF Szabolcs Kilyén (1998-03-19) 19 March 1998 (age 21) 0 0   FC Viitorul Constanța
3 2DF Csaba Csizmadia (1985-05-30) 30 May 1985 (age 34) 5 0   Budafoki MTE
4 2DF Zsolt Tankó (1997-07-21) 21 July 1997 (age 22) 0 0   KSE Târgu Secuiesc
5 3MF Szabolcs Kis (1989-09-26) 26 September 1989 (age 30) 8 0   Csornai SE
6 2DF Dénes Csíki (1983-01-26) 26 January 1983 (age 36) 16 2   AFC Odorheiu Secuiesc
7 4FW László Hodgyai (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 (age 27) 7 5   FK Miercurea Ciuc
8 3MF Attila Csürös (1995-02-15) 15 February 1995 (age 24) 7 2   FK Miercurea Ciuc
9 4FW László Szőcs (1984-10-10) 10 October 1984 (age 35) 9 6   FK Odorheiu Secuiesc
10 3MF Róbert Ilyés (1974-02-04) 4 February 1974 (age 45) 6 0   FK Miercurea Ciuc
11 3MF Arthur Györgyi (1997-03-12) 12 March 1997 (age 22) 5 0   FK Miercurea Ciuc
12 1GK Barna Nagy (1991-09-03) 3 September 1991 (age 28) 3 0   FK Miercurea Ciuc
13 3MF Loránd Szőcs (1978-03-03) 3 March 1978 (age 41) 15 0   Imperial Wet Futsal
14 2DF Árpád Rózsa (1989-06-18) 18 June 1989 (age 30) 12 0   AS Unirea Cristuru Secuiesc
15 2DF Norbert Benkő-Biró (1992-10-08) 8 October 1992 (age 27) 9 0   FK Miercurea Ciuc
16 3MF Szilárd Mitra (1987-01-09) 9 January 1987 (age 32) 0 0   FK Miercurea Ciuc
17 4FW Barna Bajkó (1984-05-16) 16 May 1984 (age 35) 7 5   FK Miercurea Ciuc
18 3MF József Gazda (1982-10-26) 26 October 1982 (age 36) 10 1   KSE Târgu Secuiesc
19 3MF Lóránd Fülöp (1997-07-24) 24 July 1997 (age 22) 0 0   FC Botoșani
20 4FW István Fülöp (1990-05-18) May 18, 1990 (age 29) 0 0   Sepsi OSK
21 1GK Pál Somogyi (1999-07-06) 6 July 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Békéscsaba Labdarúgó Akadémia
22 4FW Balázs Csiszér (1999-03-03) 3 March 1999 (age 20) 5 0   FK Miercurea Ciuc
23 3MF Szilárd Magyari (1998-05-20) 20 May 1998 (age 21) 4 3   FK Miercurea Ciuc

ManagersEdit

Manager Period Played Won Drawn Lost Win %
  Zoltán Jakab 2014–2017 12 4 1 7 033.3
  Róbert Ilyés 2017– 6 3 1 2 050.0
Totals 18 7 2 9 38.88

PresidentEdit

President Year(s)
  Wenczel Kristóf 2014-

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Székely Land". CONIFA. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  2. ^ Kurdistan24. "CONIFA: Kurdistan team to play against Székely Land".
  3. ^ Zátyi, Tibor (25 April 2014). "Világbajnokságra készül a székelyföldi fociválogatott". www.kronika.ro. Krónikaonline.