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.
|Full name||Szombathelyi Haladás|
|2018–19||NB I, 12th (relegated)|
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.
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. In the 2001–02 season Haladás was facing relegation problems. In August 2003 Lajos Détári resigned as coach of the club. In October 2003 former Zalaegerszeg championship-winner coach Péter Bozsik was appointed as the coach of the club. 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.
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. In the second leg the result was 2–1 to Irtysh, which meant that Haladás could play in the second round. In the second round Haladás played the Swedish club Elfsborg. In the first leg Haladás lost 3–0, while at home. During the second leg, Haladás drew with Elfsborg which caused them to be knocked out of the tournament.
Colours, badge, and nicknamesEdit
Manufacturers and shirt sponsorsEdit
The following table shows in detail Szombathelyi Haladás kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year:
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|2011–12||Contact Marketing Zrt. / Sopron Bank|
|2012–13||Contact Marketing Zrt.|
|2014–15||AGS sport 23|
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.
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.
In European footballEdit
|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|
|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)|
- István Mészáros (1942–43)
- Károly Soós (1947–48, 1948–50)
- Iuliu Bodola (1951–53)
- József Albert (1966) and (1969)
- László Sárosi (1974–79)
- Dezső Novák (01/07/1987–30/06/1988)
- László Dajka (1998–99)
- Lázár Szentes (03/01/2002–11/06/2002)
- Róbert Glázer (20/06/2002–24/04/2003)
- Lajos Détári (29/03/2003–26/08/2003)
- Péter Bozsik (2003–04)
- Tamás Artner (08/07/2005–21/06/2007)
- Aurél Csertői (21/06/2007–15/09/2009)
- Antal Róth (16/09/2009–23/07/2010)
- Aurél Csertői (23/07/2010–16/10/2010)
- Zoltán Aczél (16/10/2010–14/12/2011)
- Tamás Artner (19/12/2011–17/10/2014)
- Lázár Szentes (17/10/2014–20/04/2015)
- Attila Kuttor (21/04/2015–05/05/2015)
- Géza Mészöly (05/05/2015–30/08/2017)
- Bálint Pacsi (30/08/2017-12/11/2017)
- Michal Hipp (13/11/2017–15/09/2018)
- Ferenc Horváth (27/09/2018–30/06/2019)
- Attila Supka (11/07/2019–)
- "New coach at Haladás". UEFA. 2 January 2002.
- "Hungary round-up: No joy for Haladás". UEFA. 10 May 2002.
- "Détári takes leave of Haladás". UEFA. 27 August 2003.
- "Bozsik takes Haladás reins". UEFA. 8 October 2003.
- "Haladás waiting for bubble to burst". UEFA. 9 September 2008.
- "Haladás 1–0 Irtysh". UEFA. 2 July 2009.
- "Irtysh 2–1 Haladás". UEFA. 9 July 2009.
- "Elfsborg 3–0 Haladás". UEFA. 16 July 2009.
- "Haladás 0–0 Elfsborg". UEFA. 23 July 2009.
- "2018–19 Magyar Kupa". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-02-26.