Szombathelyi Haladás

Szombathelyi Haladás (Hungarian: [ˈsombɒthɛji ˈhɒlɒdaːʃ]), is a Hungarian football club based in Szombathely. Haladás is the Hungarian word for progress. The club, which was founded in 1919, plays its home games at Rohonci úti Stadion which has a capacity of 9,500 (5,430 seats). The club colours are green and white.

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Full nameSzombathelyi Haladás
Founded1919; 101 years ago (1919)
GroundHaladás Sportkomplexum
ChairmanBéla Illés
ManagerSzilárd Desits
LeagueNB II
2018–19NB I, 12th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Haladás reached the Hungarian Cup final in the years 1975, 1993 and 2002. Since its first promotion in 1936 the club has spent 51 seasons in the first division of the Hungarian league, the Nemzeti Bajnokság I (NB I).


The yoyo yearsEdit

Since 1919 the club have been famous for their yoyo between the Hungarian First Division and the Hungarian Second Division. The club were unable to strengthen their stay in the first league which resulted a continuous yoyo effect.

The 2000sEdit

In the 2001–02 season of the Hungarian Cup Haladás played in the final against Újpest. The club lost 2–1 after extra time. In January 2002 Haladás appointed Lázár Szentes as the new coach of the club.[1] In the 2001–02 season Haladás was facing relegation problems.[2] In August 2003 Lajos Détári resigned as coach of the club.[3] In October 2003 former Zalaegerszeg championship-winner coach Péter Bozsik was appointed as the coach of the club.[4] In the 2006–07 season of the Hungarian Second Division the club missed out on promotion to the first division because of an 11 points deduction for the use of ineligible players. BFC Siófok was promoted in the place of Haladás.

In the 2008 Haladás won the Hungarian Second Division which resulted the promotion of the club to the first division. In 2008 Haladás played with Arsenal a pre-season friendly match in Szombathely. The match finished 1–1.[5]

In the 2008–09 season Haladás reached the best rank ever in the history of the team. The club won the bronze medal and got the right to start the qualification rounds in the Europa League.

In the Europa League 2009–10 season Haladás played against Irtysh Pavlodar in the first round. The first leg finished 1–0 thanks to Krisztián Kenesei's goal in the 79th minute.[6] In the second leg the result was 2–1 to Irtysh, which meant that Haladás could play in the second round.[7] In the second round Haladás played the Swedish club Elfsborg. In the first leg Haladás lost 3–0,[8] while at home. During the second leg, Haladás drew with Elfsborg which caused them to be knocked out of the tournament.[9]


Szombathely were eliminated from the round of 16 of the 2018–19 Magyar Kupa by Mezőkövesd SE on 0–1 aggregate.[10]

In the 2018–19 Nemzeti Bajnokság I season Haladás finished 12th and they were relegated to the Nemzeti Bajnokság II to compete in the 2019–20 Nemzeti Bajnokság II season.

Colours, badge, and nicknamesEdit

The colours of the club are green and white. This combination is very common in Hungarian League since Ferencváros, Győr, Kaposvár, Paks have the same colour combination.

Manufacturers and shirt sponsorsEdit

The following table shows in detail Szombathelyi Haladás kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year:

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
−2008 Legea Strabag
2008–11 Contact Zrt.
2011–12 Contact Marketing Zrt. / Sopron Bank
2012–13 Contact Marketing Zrt.
2013–14  —
2014–15 AGS sport 23
2015–18 Adidas Swietelsky
2018–present 2Rule


The demolished old stadium located in Rohonci úti Stadion
The area of the demolished stadium in April 2016

Szombathelyi Haladás play their home matches at the Rohonci úti Stadion situated in Szombathely, Hungary. The capacity of the old stadium was 9,500. It was built in 1923 and it was demolished in 2015. It hosted the hammer throw events for the IAAF World Athletics Final as the Stade Louis II in Monaco is too small. Currently Haladás play their home matches in Sopron.

On 8 November 2017, the Haladás Sportkomplexum was opened. The first official match was played between Haladás and Ferencvárosi TC in the 2017-18 Nemzeti Bajnokság I season.



As of 22 Dec, 2019. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3   DF Dávid Tóth
6   MF Patrik Nyári
8   MF Gergő Holdampf
9   FW Kristóf Tóth-Gábor
11   MF Zoltán Medgyes
15   DF Ferenc Balogh
17   MF Ádám Szekér
18   MF Áron Doktorics
19   MF Bence Illés
21   MF Balázs Petró
22   DF Bence Bokor
26   DF Márk Jagodics
29   DF Milán Németh
No. Position Player
31   MF Márió Németh
35   DF Predrag Bošnjak
44   GK Márton Gyurján
66   GK Dániel Rózsa (captain)
70   MF András Jancsó
72   MF Márk Füleki
76   MF Bence Kiss
88   MF Martin Tóth
  GK István Verpecz
  DF Szilárd Devecseri
  DF Szabolcs Schimmer
  MF Ferenc Rácz

In European footballEdit

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1975–76 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1. Round   Valletta 7–0 1–1 8–1
2. Round   Sturm Graz 1–1 0–2 1–3
1981–82 Mitropa Cup   Osijek 4–2 0–3 4–5
  AC Milan 0–1 0–2 0–3
  TJ Vítkovice 2–2 1–6 3–8
1988 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 5   Young Boys 3–1 0–4 3–5
Group 5   DAC Dunajská Streda 0–0 0–3 0–3
Group 5   IFK Norrköping 0–1 0–0 0–1
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 1. Round   Irtysh Pavlodar 1–0 1–2 2–2(a)
2. Round   Elfsborg 0–0 0–3 0–3



  1. ^ "New coach at Haladás". UEFA. 2 January 2002.
  2. ^ "Hungary round-up: No joy for Haladás". UEFA. 10 May 2002.
  3. ^ "Détári takes leave of Haladás". UEFA. 27 August 2003.
  4. ^ "Bozsik takes Haladás reins". UEFA. 8 October 2003.
  5. ^ "Haladás waiting for bubble to burst". UEFA. 9 September 2008.
  6. ^ "Haladás 1–0 Irtysh". UEFA. 2 July 2009.
  7. ^ "Irtysh 2–1 Haladás". UEFA. 9 July 2009.
  8. ^ "Elfsborg 3–0 Haladás". UEFA. 16 July 2009.
  9. ^ "Haladás 0–0 Elfsborg". UEFA. 23 July 2009.
  10. ^ "2018–19 Magyar Kupa". Retrieved 2019-02-26.

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