Vasas SC (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈvɒʃɒʃ]) is one of Hungary's major sports clubs. Most of its facilities are situated in Budapest's 13th district in the north of the town. 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.
|Full name||Vasas Football Club|
|Founded||16 March 1911|
|Ground||Illovszky Rudolf Stadion,|
|Manager||Ferenc Bene jr.|
|2019–20||NB II, 3rd of 20|
|Active departments of Vasas|
Vasas FC has won the Hungarian League six times. Vasas is known internationally for reaching the semi-finals of the 1957–58 European Cup season, the quarter-finals in the 1967–68 European Cup season, and for being the most successful club in the Mitropa Cup with 6 championships.
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 has been between 1957 and 1966. During this period they won the Hungarian league five times.
Crest and coloursEdit
- 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 – Vasas FC
Manufacturers and shirt sponsorsEdit
The following table shows in detail Vasas SC kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year:
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|2008–09||Herz / Regale Klíma|
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.
- Hungarian League
- Hungarian Cup
- Mitropa Cup
- UEFA European Cup
- Semi-finalists (1): 1957–58
- As of 9 August, 2020
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
On 4 January 2017 it was announced that János Jámbor bought 99% of the shares of the Vasas FC.
|Managing director||László Domonyai|
|Technical director||Thomas Sowunmi|
|Technical manager||Sándor Lakatos|
|Financial manager||Éva Prohászka|
First team staffEdit
|Head coach||Ferenc Bene|
|Athletics coach||István Ferenczi|
|Goalkeeping Coach||József Lippai|
|Club Doctor||Dezső Lejkó|
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.
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.
- "NB II: új szakmai stábot neveztek ki a Vasas élére". nemzetisport online. 23 December 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
- "1957–58 UEFA European Cup". UEFA.com. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
- "1967–68 UEFA European Cup". UEFA.com. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
- "Vasas: az anyaegyesület eladta a futball kft. 99 százalékát". Nemzeti Sport. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
- "Vasas: holland klubbal működik együtt az akadémia". Nemzeti Sport. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.