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Ferencváros
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Full name Ferencvárosi Torna Club
Nickname(s) Fradi, Zöld Sasok (Green Eagles)
Founded May 3, 1899
Ground Stadion Albert Flórián, Budapest
(Capacity: 18,100)
Owner England Kevin McCabe
Chairman England Kevin McCabe
Manager England Craig Short
League NB I
2008-09 NB II (Eastern Group) 1st
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Ferencvárosi Torna Club (FTC), also known as Ferencváros, nicknamed Fradi, is a sport club in Hungary, founded in 1899 by Ferenc Springer and a group of local residents of Budapest's ninth district, Ferencváros. By far the best-known part of the club is the well-supported men's football team - the most popular team in the country[1]. Other divisions include the women's football, women's handball, men's futsal, men's ice hockey, men's handball, men's water polo, cycling, gymnastics, athletics, wrestling, curling and swimming teams, some of which are highly successful.

The club facilities are located in Ferencváros, the ninth District of Budapest. The club colours are green and white, and the club mascot is a green eagle; hence came another of the club's nicknames, 'The Green Eagles'.

Ferencváros, especially the football division, stirs strong emotions among many fans in Hungary, backed by strong support but meeting some opposition. Its arch-rival is Újpest; the Ferencváros-Újpest rivalry has in the past ignited some of the worst scenes of football-related violence in the country. Ferencvaros and Újpest ultras were infamous for their vandalism and many of them for their racist behaviour. Other rivals include Debrecen, MTK, Kispest Honvéd, and Vasas SC.

The club runs a magazine named 100% Fradi.

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Football

Ferencváros participated in all the first division championships since the start of Hungarian Football Championships in 1901 until the 2006/07 season in which they were relegated (demoted) to the NB II for not meeting financial criteria.

They are the only football club in Hungary that hold a major European trophy, having won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1965.

Ferencváros were the first Hungarian team to qualify for the UEFA Champions League group phase in 1995 by beating Anderlecht in the qualifying matches. Ferencváros beat Grasshoppers on away ground and held Grasshoppers and Real Madrid to a draw at home, but were eliminated in the group stage.

Ferencvárosi TC's stadium is named after Flórián Albert and has a spectator capacity of 18,100.

In July 2006, the club was removed from the national first division as punishment for continued financial troubles. The club has recently challenged the legality of this move in court. Ferencváros has won the case as the verdict declared that the FA's move was against the law. An out-of-court agreement between the club and the Hungarian Football Federation has been reached.

In the season 2006/07, Nyíregyháza beat Ferencváros to promotion in a tight contest, ensuring that Ferencváros stayed in the second division.

Despite investments in players, including former Ferencváros stars, the season 2007/08 brought further trouble. This time Kecskemét and Szolnok both outran Fradi in the NB II (Eastern Group) title race. In the 2008/09 season, however, FTC has finally secured its return to the NB I.

Recently, Ferencváros youth team has won the prestigious Foyle Cup.

In February 2008, Kevin McCabe, chairman of English football club Sheffield United, finalised an agreement with the club to buy its football team and with the Hungarian government to purchase and develop the ground around Stadion Albert Flórián. In April 2008, Ferencváros Torna Club officially agreed to sell the football club, Ferencváros Labdarúgó ZRt. to Esplanade Kft, McCabe's company in Hungary.

The development of a new all-seater football stadium with a capacity of 25,000 has been started. 'The Blades' already own a Chinese club - the Chengdu Blades and have an interest in clubs in Belgium, The Ivory Coast, and Australia, and an exchange of ideas relationship with São Paulo.[2]

The club returned on 22 May 2009 to the Soproni Liga after a three year absence[3].

Affiliated Clubs

Current squad

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

No. Position Player
3 Spain DF Carlos Alcantara
4 Hungary DF Dániel Sváb
5 Spain DF Joaquín Martinez
6 Hungary MF Péter Lipcsei (Captain)
7 Pakistan MF Adnan Ahmed
9 England FW Anthony Elding
10 England FW Paul Shaw
11 Serbia FW Bojan Mamić
13 Hungary FW István Ferenczi (Vice-Captain)
14 Northern Ireland MF Tommy Doherty
15 Serbia DF Đorđe Tutorić
18 People's Republic of China FW Men Yang
19 Somalia MF Liban Abdi (on loan from Sheffield United)
20 Hungary MF Dénes Rósa
22 Hungary GK Bence Hermány
No. Position Player
23 Malta GK Justin Haber
24 Hungary MF Bálint Nyilasi
25 Jamaica MF Jason Morrison
26 Hungary DF Attila Dragóner
27 Malta MF André Schembri
30 Hungary MF Bence Tóth
32 England DF Sam Stockley
39 Jamaica DF Rafe Wolfe
42 Hungary GK Balázs Megyeri
51 Hungary MF Máté Vass
78 Hungary DF Zoltán Balog
85 Hungary DF Csaba Csizmadia
87 Hungary MF László Fitos
88 Hungary MF Dávid Kulcsár

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
28 Hungary FW István Kovács (at Ceglédi VSE)
29 Hungary DF Noel Fülöp (at Szigetszentmiklósi TK)
36 Canada FW Igor Pisanjuk (at Szolnoki MÁV FC)
60 Hungary FW Péter Pölöskey (at Rákospalotai EAC)

Transfers 2009/2010

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

No. Position Player
60 Hungary FW Péter Pölöskey (from Szombathelyi Haladás)
-- Somalia MF Liban Abdi (from Sheffield United)
5 Spain DF Joaquín Pastor Martínez (from Villarreal CF B)
3 Spain DF Carlos Alcantara (from Villarreal CF B)
20 Hungary MF Dénes Rósa (from Hibernian)
7 Pakistan MF Adnan Ahmed (from Tranmere Rovers)
88 Hungary MF Dávid Kulcsár (from Vecsés)
11 Serbia FW Bojan Mamić (from Atletico Ciudad)
14 England MF Tommy Doherty (from Wycombe Wanderers)
27 Malta MF André Schembri (from SK Austria Kärnten)
No. Position Player
-- England MF James Ashmore (released)
-- England DF Cory Sinnott (released)
5 Slovakia MF Igor Szkukalek (to Vecsés FC)
23 Hungary MF Imre Deme (to FC Tatabánya)
19 Hungary DF Tibor Baranyai (released)
92 England FW Jordan Robertson (to Sheffield United F.C.)
38 Côte d'Ivoire MF Bamba Moussa (released)
40 Côte d'Ivoire FW Dramane Kamate (released)
79 Côte d'Ivoire MF Kourouma Mohamed Lamine (to Hassania Agadir)
22 Côte d'Ivoire DF Sékou Tidiane Souare (released)
18 Trinidad and Tobago GK Jan-Michael Williams (released)
31 United States FW Carlos Diaz (to W Connection)

List of Hungarian football transfers winter 2009–2010

Retired numbers

1Hungary Gyula Grosics, Goalkeeper

2Hungary Tibor Simon, Right Fullback, 1985-1999

Honours

1903, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1934, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1949, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1976, 1981, 1992, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2004
1913, 1922, 1927, 1928, 1933, 1935, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1958, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2004
1993, 1994, 1995, 2004
1965
1928, 1937
1923[4]

* More than any other Hungarian club

Ferencvárosi TC in European competition

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1960-61 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Preliminary Round Scotland Rangers 2-1 2-4 4-5
1972-73 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1. Round Malta Floriana 6-0 0-1 6-1
2. Round Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 2-0 1-4 3-4
1974-75 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1. Round Wales Cardiff City 2-0 4-1 6-1
2. Round England Liverpool 0-0 1-1 1-1(a)
Quarter-finals Sweden Malmö FF 1-1 3-1 4-2
Semi-finals Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FK Red Star 2-1 2-2 4-3
Final Soviet Union FC Dynamo Kyiv 0-3
1978-79 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1. Round Sweden Kalmar FF 2-0 2-2 4-2
2. Round East Germany 1. FC Magdeburg 2-1 0-1 2-2(a)
1989-90 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1. Round Finland FC Haka 5-1 1-1 6-2
2. Round Austria VfB Admira Wacker Mödling 0-1 0-1 0-2
1991-92 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1. Round Bulgaria PFC Levski Sofia 4-1 3-2 7-3
2. Round Germany SV Werder Bremen 0-1 2-3 2-4
1993-94 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1. Round Austria FC Wacker Innsbruck 1-2 0-3 1-5
1994-95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Qualyfing Round Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 6-1 6-1 12-2
1. Round Russia PFC CSKA Moscow 2-1 1-2 3-3(aet)
2. Round Portugal FC Porto 2-0 0-6 2-6

UEFA Intertoto Cup

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1984 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 9 Switzerland FC Zürich 3-0 0-1
Group 9 Czechoslovakia FC Spartak Trnava 3-1 1-1
Group 9 Austria Austria Klagenfurt 0-0 2-3
1986 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 11 Czechoslovakia Slavia Praha 0-1 0-2
Group 11 Austria SK Sturm Graz 0-1 5-1
Group 11 Switzerland FC Luzern 2-4 2-3

UEFA Cup

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1962-63 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1. Round West Germany Viktoria Köln 4-1 3-4 7-5
2. Round Italy UC Sampdoria 6-0 0-1 6-1
Quarter-finals Romania Petrolul Ploiesti 2-0 0-1 2-1
Semi-finals Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia NK Dinamo Zagreb 0-1 1-2 1-3
1964-65 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1. Round Czechoslovakia Spartak Brno 2-0 0-1 2-1
2. Round Austria Wiener Sportclub 2-1 0-1 2-2 (playoff 2-0)
3. Round Italy AS Roma 1-0 2-1 3-1
Quarter-finals Spain Athletic Bilbao 1-0 1-2 2-2 (playoff 3-0)
Semi-finals England Manchester United 1-0 2-3 3-3 (playoff 2-1)
Final Italy Juventus 1-0 Winner
1966-67 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1. Round Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia NK Olimpija 3-0 3-3 6-3
2. Round Sweden Örgryte IS 7-1 0-0 7-1
3. Round West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 1-4 3-5
1967-68 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1. Round Romania FC Arges Pitesti 4-0 1-3 5-3
2. Round Spain Real Zaragoza 3-0 1-2 4-2
3. Round England Liverpool 1-0 1-0 2-0
Quarter-finals Spain Athletic Bilbao 2-1 2-1 4-2
Semi-finals Italy Bologna FC 3-2 2-2 5-4
Final England Leeds United 0-0 0-1 0-1
1970-71 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1. Round England Liverpool 1-1 0-1 1-2
1971-72 UEFA Cup 1. Round Turkey Fenerbahçe SK 3-1 1-1 4-2
2. Round Greece Panionios NFC x-x x-x w/o
3. Round West Germany Eintracht Braunschweig 5-2 1-1 6-3
Quarter-finals Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FK Zeljeznicar 1-2 2-1 3-3(p)
Semi-finals England Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 1-2 3-4
1973-74 UEFA Cup 1. Round Poland Gwardia Warszawa 0-1 1-2 1-3
1977-78 UEFA Cup 1. Round Bulgaria PFC Marek Dupnitsa 2-0 0-3 2-3
1979-80 UEFA Cup 1. Round Bulgaria PFC Lokomotiv Sofia 2-0 0-3 2-3
1982-83 UEFA Cup 1. Round Spain Athletic Bilbao 2-1 1-1 3-2
2. Round Switzerland FC Zürich 1-1 0-1 1-2
1983-84 UEFA Cup 1. Round Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 0-2 2-4 2-6
1990-91 UEFA Cup 1. Round Belgium Royal Antwerpen 3-1 0-0 3-1(aet)
2. Round Denmark Brøndby IF 0-1 0-3 0-4
1996-97 UEFA Cup 1. Round Greece Olympiacos Pireus 3-1 2-2 5-3
2. Round England Newcastle United 3-2 0-4 3-6
1997-98 UEFA Cup 1. Qualifying Round Republic of Ireland Bohemian 5-0 1-0 6-0
2. Qualifying Round Sweden Helsingborgs IF 0-1 1-0 1-1(aet)
1. Round Greece OFI Crete 2-1 0-3 2-4
1998-99 UEFA Cup 1. Qualifying Round Andorra CE Principat 6-0 8-1 14-1
2. Qualifying Round Greece AEK Athens FC 4-2 0-4 4-6
1999-00 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round Moldova Constructorul Chisinau 3-1 1-1 4-2
1. Round Czech Republic FK Teplice 1-1 1-3 2-4
2002-03 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round Cyprus AEL Limassol 4-0 1-2 5-2
1. Round Turkey Kocaelispor 4-0 1-0 5-0
2. Round Germany VfB Stuttgart 0-0 0-2 0-2
2003-04 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round Malta Birkirkara 1-0 5-0 6-0
1. Round Denmark FC København 1-1 1-1 2-2(p)
2004-05 UEFA Cup 1. Round England Millwall 3-1 1-1 4-2
Group A, 1st game Netherlands Feyenoord Rotterdam 1-1
Group A, 2nd game Germany FC Schalke 04 0-2
Group A, 3rd game Switzerland FC Basel 1-2
Group A, 4th game Scotland Heart of Midlothian 1-0
2005-06 UEFA Cup 1. Qualifying Round Belarus FC MTZ-RIPO 0-2 2-1 2-3

UEFA Champions League

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1963-64 European Cup Preliminary Round Turkey Galatasaray 2-0 0-4 2-4
1965-66 European Cup Preliminary Round Iceland Keflavík Football Club 9-1 4-1 13-2
1. Round Greece Panathinaikos FC 0-0 3-1 3-1
Quarter-finals Italy Internazionale FC 1-1 0-4 1-5
1968-69 European Cup 1. Round Bulgaria PFC Levski Sofia x-x x-x w/d
1969-70 European Cup 1. Round Bulgaria CSKA September Flag 4-1 1-2 5-3
2. Round England Leeds United 0-3 0-3 0-6
1976-77 European Cup 1. Round Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch 5-1 6-2 11-3
2. Round East Germany Dynamo Dresden 1-0 0-4 1-4
1981-82 European Cup 1. Round Czechoslovakia FC Baník Ostrava 3-2 0-3 3-5
1992-93 UEFA Champions League 1. Round Czechoslovakia ŠK Slovan Bratislava 0-0 1-4 1-4
1995-96 UEFA Champions League Qualifying Round Belgium RSC Anderlecht 1-1 1-0 2-1
Group D Switzerland Grasshoppers FC 3-3 3-0
Group D Netherlands Ajax Amsterdam 1-5 0-4
Group D Spain Real Madrid CF 1-1 1-6
1996-97 UEFA Champions League Qualifying Round Sweden IFK Göteborg 1-1 0-3 1-4
2001-02 UEFA Champions League 2. Qualifying Round Croatia HNK Hajduk Split 0-0 0-0 0-0(p)
2004-05 UEFA Champions League 2. Qualifying Round Albania KF Tirana 0-1 3-2 3-3(a)
3. Qualifying Round Czech Republic Sparta Prague 1-0 0-2 1-2(aet)

Notable former players

Managers

Retired Numbers

References

  1. ^ Median's survey, 2006|url=http://median.hu/object.6e93b549-282b-4c37-8a94-f1250cc999a5.ivy
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sheff_utd/7243262.stm BBC News - Blades chief wins Ferencvaros bid
  3. ^ Ferencváros: Titel, Chaos und ein Zwangsabstieg
  4. ^ Hans Schöggl (3 July 2008). "Philippines - List of Champions". Rec.Sport Soccer Statistics Foundation. http://www.rsssf.com/tablesp/philchamp.html. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 

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