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Videoton FC
Fehérvár.png
Full name Videoton FC
Nickname(s) Vidi
Founded 1941
Ground Stadion Sóstói,
Székesfehérvár
(Capacity: 16,000)
Chairman Hungary Sándor Berzi
Manager Hungary György Mezey
Coach Hungary György Mezey
League Soproni Liga (NB1)
2008-09 6th
Home colours
Away colours

Videoton FC is a Hungarian football club, based in Székesfehérvár. The club was founded in 1941 and its colours are blue and red. It is best known for reaching the UEFA Cup final in 1985.

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History

Founded in 1941 as Székesfehérvári Vadásztölténygyár SK by the defense manufacturing company Székesfehérvári Vadásztölténygyár, the club was made up of workers of the factory in its early years. The team first entered the Fejér County Championship in 1942/43 and went on to win the championship. In 1948 the club was broken into three teams, with one team playing in the NB III (Third Division of the National Championship), one in the County Championship and the third one in the Second division of the County Championship. In 1950, the workers of the factory assembled their own team in the hope of achieving better results, and the club was renamed Vadásztölténygyári Vasas on March 10. On January 3, 1956, all teams joined forces in a unified team built on Vadásztölténygyár. In that season the team won the County Championship by a very wide margin, and, after winning the following year’s County Championship Winners Trophy, qualified for the second Division of the National Championship for the 1957/58 season.

The first opportunity to play in the Hungary's highest league presented itself only a few years later. In the 1961/62 season the team finished in third position - barely qualifying for the first division. Known now as VT Vasas, the dream finally came true in 1967 when the team finished second in the second division and was promoted to the top league.

On January 22, 1968, the club was renamed Videoton SC, due to sponsorship by the electrical goods manufacturer Videoton. The first year in the top league wasn't very successful. The team had 9 wins and 18 defeats, finishing in fifteenth place and being relegated.

However, the following year, Videoton bounced back and won the second division. The following years the club consolidated its position in the first division by finishing tenth, seventh, fifth, fourth and again fifth in the next 5 seasons. Then in the 1975/76 season the team achieved the best position in its history by finishing second.

After this Videoton produced modest results in the ensuing years, failing to finish in the top three on four occasions. Finally, in 1982, the team reached the final of the Hungarian Cup, but were defeated 2-0 by Újpest. This was the beginning of the club's golden age. In 1984, the team finished third with the same number of points as ETO Győr, who finished second, because of a superior head-to-head performance. In this season, József Szabó was the top goal-scorer in the 1st division with 19 goals.

On September 18, 1985, the UEFA Cup success story started. The club caught international attention when it reached the final after a remarkable campaign. Videoton overcame Dukla Prague (1-0/0-0), Paris Saint-Germain FC (4-2/1-0), FK Partizan (0-2/5-0), Manchester United (0-1/1-0) and FK Željezničar (3-1/1-2). After this, they lost the first leg of the final at home 3-0 to Real Madrid, but won the return match at the Bernabéu 1-0. In the championship Videoton once again finished in third place.

After this Videoton continued to be a mainstay in the first division. However, they failed to achieve significant results. In 1998 they barely escaped relegation. Finishing the season in 16th place, the club had to win a play-off against MATÁV Sopron to remain in the top flight. They won both games 2-1 and 3-0. Relegation came the following year ending a streak of 29 years in the first division.

This was the beginning of a reformation for the club. After winning the Second Division and gaining promotion in 2000, the teamed once again reached the cup final in 2001, losing 5-2 to Debrecen. This led to the team's only participation in the Intertoto Cup, where they were defeated by PFC Marek Dupnitsa in the first round.

In 2005, the club changed its name to FC Fehérvar. The next year saw the club's most successful domestic year. After a third place finish, the first in 21 years, the team finally won the Hungarian Cup for the first time by defeating Vasas SC 6-5 in a penalty shoot-out, after the match had finished 2-2 after extra time. Two years later, the team won the first edition of the Hungarian League Cup by defeating Debrecen 3-0 on aggregate (Home 3-0; Away 1-2). They won the league cup again in 2009, this time beating Pécsi FC 3-1 in the final. At the beginning of the 2009-10 season, the club reassumed the Videoton name.[1]

Current squad

As of September 5, 2009.

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
1 Hungary GK Zsolt Sebõk
2 Serbia DF Marko Andić
3 Hungary DF Gábor Horváth
4 Hungary DF Róbert Varga
5 Hungary DF Zoltán Lipták
6 Hungary MF Tamás Sifter
7 Hungary FW Dénes Szakály
8 Hungary MF Attila Polonkai
9 Hungary FW Illés Sitku
10 Hungary MF Zsolt Dvéri
11 Montenegro FW Milan Purović (on loan from Sporting CP)
12 Slovakia GK Tomáš Tujvel
13 Montenegro DF Ilija Radović
14 Hungary MF Balázs Farkas
No. Position Player
15 Hungary MF Dániel Nagy
16 Hungary DF Ádám Présinger
18 Montenegro FW Goran Vujović
19 Hungary FW János Máté
20 Hungary DF Pál Lázár
21 Brazil FW André Alves
22 Serbia GK Nenad Filipović
23 Hungary DF Gábor Kocsis
24 Hungary FW Dávid Kocsis
25 Hungary MF Ákos Elek
26 Croatia MF Damir Milanović
27 Hungary MF Gábor Demjén
28 Hungary MF Tamás Móri
29 Hungary FW Balázs II Farkas (on loan from Dynamo Kiev)

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
-- Hungary Ákos Koller (to Kecskemét)
-- Hungary Dávid Mohl (to Debreceni VSC)
-- Hungary Péter Simek (to Újpest FC)
-- Hungary Norbert Lattenstein (to Szombathelyi Haladás)
-- Brazil Romero (released)
-- Croatia Ivan Buljubasic (released)
-- Croatia Milan Pavličić (released)
-- Ukraine Oleksandr Tkatchuk (released)
-- Montenegro Darko Karadžić (released)
-- Hungary Viktor Németh (released)
No. Position Player
-- Hungary Róbert Varga (from Győr)
-- Hungary Gergő Vaszicsku (from Felcsút)
-- Hungary Dávid Palkó (from Felcsút)
-- Hungary Gábor Demjén (from DVSC)
-- Hungary Dávid Kocsis (from Vác)
-- Hungary Zoltán Lipták (from Újpest)
-- Hungary Ádám Présinger (from MTK)
-- Hungary Ádám Csobánki (from REAC)
-- Croatia Damir Milanovic (from Sibenik)
-- Slovakia GK Tomáš Tujvel (from Nitra)
-- Hungary FW Balázs Farkas (from Dynamo Kyiv)

In the system

  • Hungary Ádám Horváth
  • Hungary Gergő Kalas
  • Hungary József Kakas

Honours

1985
1976
2006
2008, 2009

European cup history

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UEFA Cup

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1974-75 UEFA Cup 1. Round Italy SSC Napoli 1-1 0-2 1-3
1976-77 UEFA Cup 1. Round Turkey Fenerbahçe SK 4-0 1-2 5-2
2. Round Austria FC Wacker Innsbruck 1-0 1-1 2-1
3. Round East Germany 1. FC Magdeburg 1-0 0-5 1-5
1981-82 UEFA Cup 1. Round Austria SK Rapid Wien 0-2 2-2 2-4
1984-85 UEFA Cup 1. Round Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague 1-0 0-0 1-0
2. Round France Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 4-2 5-2
3. Round Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FK Partizan 5-0 0-2 5-2
Quarter-finals England Manchester United 1-0 0-1 1-1(p)
Semi-finals Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FK Zeljeznicar 3-1 1-2 4-3
Final Spain Real Madrid CF 0-3 1-0 1-3
1985-86 UEFA Cup 1. Round Sweden Malmö FF 1-0 2-3 3-3(a)
2. Round Poland Legia Warszawa 0-1 1-1 1-2
1989-90 UEFA Cup 1. Round Scotland Hibernian FC 0-3 0-1 0-4
2006-07 UEFA Cup 1. Qualifying Round Kazakhstan FC Kairat 1-0 1-2 2-2(a)
2. Qualifying Round Switzerland Grasshoppers FC 1-1 0-2 1-3

UEFA Intertoto Cup

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1. Round Bulgaria PFC Marek Dupnitsa 2-2 2-3 4-5(aet)

Famous players

Selected former coaches

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