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.

Vasas FC
Vasas SC.svg
Full nameVasas Futball Club
Founded16 March 1911; 111 years ago (1911-03-16)
GroundIllovszky Rudolf Stadion,
Budapest
Capacity5,054
ChairmanLászló Markovits
ManagerElemér Kondás
LeagueNB I
2021–22NB II, 1st of 20 (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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,[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.

HistoryEdit

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

Naming historyEdit

  • 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
????−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

StadiumEdit

 
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

HonoursEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 18 July, 2022[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
2 DF   HUN Donát Szivacski
4 DF   HUN Zoltán Szilágyi
5 DF   HUN Róbert Litauszki
6 MF   HUN Patrik Hidi
7 FW   HUN Krisztián Géresi
8 MF   HUN Sebestyén Ihrig-Farkas
9 FW   HUN Róbert Feczesin
10 MF   HUN Lóránd Szatmári (captain)
13 MF   HUN Zsombor Berecz
14 MF   HUN Dávid Márkvárt
15 MF   HUN Sándor Hidi
17 MF   HUN Kristóf Hinora
19 MF   HUN Bertalan Kapornai
21 MF   HUN Máté Pátkai
23 MF   HUN Máté Vida
26 GK   HUN János Uram
No. Pos. Nation Player
30 MF   ROU Szabolcs Szilágyi
34 DF   HUN Kenneth Otigba
36 DF   HUN Botond Baráth
55 GK   HUN Levente Jova
57 DF   HUN Patrick Iyinbor (on loan from Ferencváros II)
58 DF   HUN Erik Silye
66 MF   HUN Dominik Sztojka
67 FW   HUN Dominik Cipf
70 FW   HUN András Radó
71 FW   HUN Gergely Bobál
77 MF   HUN László Pekár
86 FW   HUN Soma Novothny
95 GK   HUN Dávid Dombó
97 FW   HUN Dávid Zimonyi (on loan from Zalaegerszeg)
99 FW   HUN József Szalai

Out on loanEdit

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)
DF   HUN Bence Tóth (at Szolnok)
DF   HUN Ádám Újvárosi (at DEAC)
MF   HUN Botond Farkas (at Békéscsaba)
MF   HUN Márk Kleisz (at III. Kerületi TVE)
MF   HUN Milán Kovács (at Szeged-Csanád)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   HUN Botond Birtalan (at III. Kerületi TVE)
FW   HUN Benedek Murka (at Ajka)
FW   HUN Róbert Rétyi (at Szentlőrinc)
FW   HUN Donát Varga (at Budafok)
FW   HUN Richárd Vernes (at Győri ETO)

Youth academyEdit

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

OwnershipEdit

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

Non-playing staffEdit

ManagementEdit

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

[5]

First team staffEdit

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 teamsEdit

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]

TriviaEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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