Vasas SC (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈvɒʃɒʃ]) is a Hungarian sports club based in Budapest.

Vasas FC
Full nameVasas Futball Club
Founded16 March 1911; 112 years ago (1911-03-16)
GroundIllovszky Rudolf Stadion,
Budapest
Capacity5,054
ChairmanLászló Markovits
ManagerSzilárd Desits
LeagueNB II
2022–23NB I, 12th of 12 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Members of the Hungarian Union of Iron Workers founded the club as Vas- és Fémmunkások Sport Clubja, the "Sport Club of Iron and Metal Workers", on 16 March 1911. The club colours are red and blue. Most of its facilities are situated in Budapest's 13th district in the north of the city.

They have won the Hungarian League six times. Vasas is known internationally for reaching the semi-finals of the 1957–58 European Cup,[1] the quarter-finals in the 1967–68 European Cup season,[2] and for being the most successful club in the Mitropa Cup with 6 championships.

History edit

Vasas first entered the Nemzeti Bajnokság I in the 1916–17 season. Since then the club have managed to win seven titles. The club's most successful period was between 1957 and 1966, when they won the Hungarian league five times.

Crest and colours edit

Naming history edit

  • 1911–1925: Vas-és Fémmunkások Sport Clubja
  • 1926–1943: Vasas SC
  • 1943–1944: Nemzeti Nehézipari Munkások Kinizsi SC
  • 1944–1949: Vasas SC
  • 1949–1957: Budapesti Vasas SC
  • 1957–1992: Vasas SC
  • 1992–1993 Vasas SC-Smirnoff
  • 1993–1995: Vasas Ilzer
  • 1995–1996: Vasas Casino Vígadó
  • 1997: Vasas SC
  • 1997–2001: Vasas Danubius Hotels
  • 2001–2003: Vasas SC
  • 2003–2009?: Budapesti Vasas SC
  • 2009–2011: Vasas SC
  • 2011–2012: Vasas–HÍD
  • 2012–present: Vasas FC

Manufacturers and shirt sponsors edit

The following table shows in detail Vasas SC kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year:

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
????−01 Lotto Danubius Hotels
2001–02 Hummel
2004–05 Jako pannonbau
2005–06 Herz
2006–08 Lancast
2008–09 Herz / Regale Klíma
2009–10  –
2011 Híd
2011–12 Vasas SC
2012–13 Dragon Sport  –
2014–15 Adidas HunGast
2015– ALPROSYS

Stadium edit

 
Vasas SC–Zalaegerszegi TE in the 2006–07 Nemzeti Bajnokság I on 28 April 2007

Vasas played their home matches in the Illovszky Rudolf Stadion located in the 13th district of Budapest between 1960 and 2016. The stadium capacity was 9,000. The last match was played between Vasas SS and Videoton FC in the 2016–17 Nemzeti Bajnokság I on 29 October 2016. As part of the Hungarian Football Stadium Reconstruction Program, the stadium was demolished in 2016 and a brand new stadium was built in its place.

On 5 July 2019, the new stadium was opened. The first match was played by Vasas SC and FC DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda which was won by the hosts 2–0. The capacity of the new stadium is 5054 and it cost 7.5 billion HUF.

On 7 August 2019, the first Nemzeti Bajnokság II match was played in the stadium when Vasas hosted Soroksár SC in the 2019–20 Nemzeti Bajnokság II season.

On 11 July 2019 the first international match was played between Budapest Honvéd FC and FK Žalgiris in the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase. The match was won by the hosts 3–1.

 
The new stadium

Honours edit

Current squad edit

As of 21 February 2024[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
4 DF   HUN Bence Pávkovics
5 DF   HUN Róbert Litauszki
6 MF   HUN Dominik Sztojka
7 MF   HUN Balázs Bakti (on loan from Puskás Akadémia)
10 FW   HUN Filip Holender
13 MF   HUN Zsombor Berecz (captain)
14 FW   HUN Áron Doktorics
15 MF   HUN Sándor Hidi
16 MF   HUN Boldizsár Rab
17 MF   HUN Kristóf Hinora
19 DF   HUN László Deutsch
20 DF   HUN Máté Ódor
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 MF   HUN Bálint Faragó
23 MF   HUN Máté Vida
26 GK   HUN János Uram
34 DF   HUN Kenneth Otigba
36 DF   HUN Botond Baráth
44 FW   HUN Szabolcs Szalay (on loan from Zalaegerszeg)
55 GK   HUN Levente Jova
70 FW   HUN András Radó
77 FW   HUN Milán Tóth
88 MF   SVK Jozef Urblík
97 FW   HUN Dávid Zimonyi
FW   HUN Regő Szánthó

Out on loan edit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   HUN Dániel Bánfalvi (at Komárom until 30 June 2024)
DF   HUN Donát Szivacski (at Mezőkövesd until 30 June 2024)
DF   ROU Szabolcs Szilágyi (at Mezőkövesd until 30 June 2024)
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   HUN Sebestyén Ihrig-Farkas (at BVSC-Zugló until 30 June 2024)
MF   HUN Bertalan Kapornai (at Mosonmagyaróvár until 30 June 2024)

Youth academy edit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   HUN Dominik Kovács
DF   HUN Zsombor Puskás
DF   HUN Máté Lukácz
MF   HUN Bendegúz Móga
MF   HUN Zalán Vecsey
MF   HUN Zsombor Boros
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   HUN Attila Girsik
FW   HUN Balázs Pócs
FW   HUN Csaba Molnár
FW   HUN Jeromos Farkas
FW   HUN Dominik Földi
FW   HUN Márk Petres

Ownership edit

On 4 January 2017 it was announced that János Jámbor bought 99% of the shares of the Vasas FC.[4]

Non-playing staff edit

Management edit

Position Name
Managing director   Nagy Miklós
Technical director   Kopjári Nándor
Technical manager   Sándor Lakatos
Financial manager   Éva Prohászka

[5]

First team staff edit

Position Name
Head coach   Schindler Szabolcs
Assistant coach   Tóth András
Athletics coach   Gaál Miklós
Goalkeeping coach   József Lippai
Club doctor   Dezső Lejkó
Physio   Ádám Kubó
Physio   János Kiss

[6][7]

Twin teams edit

On 18 May 2016 a cooperation was announced between Vasas Kubala Akadémia and Eredivisie club SBV Vitesse. According to the cooperation, the two club have a common showcase, take part in a common conference and education. Gerry Hamstra said that it is very important for the Dutch club to initiate new cooperations in this region.[8]

Trivia edit

János Kádár, HSWP First Secretary and Hungarian leader from 1956 until 1988, was a supporter of Vasas. A working-class man, Kádár had played in the team when young and was its president for a short period in the mid-1950s (when, after being released from prison, Kádár was party secretary in Budapest 13th district, where the team is based). During the 1960s, it was not uncommon to see Kádár in the crowd during Vasas games. Unlike some of his Eastern Europe counterparts, though, Kádár did not use his position to favor his team, nor did he allow Hungarian officials to interfere in football as it was common in other bloc countries.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "1957–58 UEFA European Cup". UEFA. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  2. ^ "1967–68 UEFA European Cup". UEFA. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Csapat – VASAS FC".
  4. ^ "Vasas: az anyaegyesület eladta a futball kft. 99 százalékát". Nemzeti Sport. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Vezetőség".
  6. ^ "Csapat".
  7. ^ "Csapat".
  8. ^ "Vasas: holland klubbal működik együtt az akadémia". Nemzeti Sport. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.

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