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Re: NBI Season 2020/21
« on: Wed 08 Jul 2020 13:02 »
The teams:

Ferencvárosi TC
Ferencvárosi Torna Club, known as Ferencváros were founded in 1899 by Ferenc Springer and a group of local residents of Budapest’s ninth district, Ferencváros.  Ferencváros have played in the NBI since its inception in 1901, except for three seasons between 2006 and 2009.  Ferencváros is the most successful Hungarian team both domestically and internationally. They won the 1964–65 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, after defeating Juventus 1–0 in Turin, and have won the NBI 30 times and the Magyar Kupa 23 times. They lost to Leeds United in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Final in 1968 and to to Dynamo Kiev in the final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup in the 1974–75 season.

Manager: Sergei Rebrov
Last season: Champions
Stadium: Groupama Aréna, Budapest
Capacity: 22,000
Located: Budapest, District IX
Nickname: Fradi

Mol Fehérvár
Fehérvár was founded in 1941 as Székesfehérvári Vadásztölténygyár SK. After several name changes, adopting the term Videoton. On 1 July 2018, the club’s name was changed from Videoton FC to MOL Vidi FC despite strong disagreement of the supporters of the club, however since 1 July 2019, the name has been changed again to Mol Fehérvár FC. At international level, Fehérvár’s biggest success has been reaching the 1985 UEFA Cup Final where they lost to Real Madrid.

Manager: Gábor Márton Szabics Imre - takes over in April
Last season: 2nd
Stadium: MOL Aréna Sósto
Capacity: 14,201
Located: Székesfehérvár, Fejér County (About 65 km SE of Budapest)
Nickname: Vidi/Videoton

Puskás Akadémia
Puskás Ferenc Labdarugó Akadémia, commonly known as Puskás Akadémia FC or simply Puskás Akadémia, were founded in 2005 in Felcsút, Hungary. The aim of the founders was to establish an academy for Videoton (Now MOL Fehérvár) and to establish a fitting memorial to former Hungarian national footballer Ferenc Puskás, despite the team not actually having any academy players or Ferenc Puskás having any links to either Videoton or Felcsút! For this reason alone they are hated and mocked in Hungary with the vast majority of fans refusing to use the made up name and simply referring to them instead as Felcsút. The Prime Minister supports Mol Fehérvár/Videoton or whatever they are actually called this week & is from Felcsút. The football ground is virtually in his garden.

Manager: Zsolt Hornyak
Last season: 3rd
Stadium: Pancho Aréna, Felcsút
Capacity: 3,816
Location: Felcsút, Fejér County (about 45km W and slightly south of Budapest)
Nickname: Felcsút

Mezőkövesd Zsóry
Mezőkövesdi Sport Egyesület were founded on 31 January 1975.The team name comes from the Zsóry family who founded the thermal baths that brought wealth to the town of Mezőkövesd.

Manager: Attila Kuttor 11.11.20 - Attila Pintér
Last season: 4th
Stadium: Mezőkövesd Városi Stadion, Mezőkövesd
Capacity: 5,000
Located: Mezőkövesd, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County around 130km NE Budapest (more East than North!)
Nickname: Mezo for short

Budapest Honvéd
Originally formed in 1909 as Kispest AC, they became Kispest FC in 1926 before reverting to their original name in 1944. The team enjoyed a golden age during the 1950s when it was renamed Budapesti Honvéd SE and became the Hungarian Army team.  The club’s top players from this era, Ferenc Puskás, Sándor Kocsis, József Bozsik, Zoltán Czibor, and Gyula Grosics formed the nucleus of the legendary Hungarian team known as the Mighty Magyars and helped the club win the Hungarian League four times during the 1950s. During the 1980s and early 1990s the club enjoyed another successful period, winning a further eight Hungarian League titles. They also won league and cup doubles in 1985 and 1989. In 1991 the club was renamed Kispest Honvéd FC and adopted its current name in 2003.  At domestic level they first entered the NBI in the 1916–17 season. Their first success came in the 1926 Magyar Kupa season when they beat Budapesti EAC in the final. In total they have won the NB1 14 times and the Magyar Kupa 7 times.

Manager: Tamás Bodog 08.12.20 - István Pisont 17.02.21 - Ferenc Horváth
Last season: 5th
Stadium: Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion (Groundshare)
Capacity: 8,000
Location: Budapest, District XIX
Nickname: Kispest

Formed in 1885, Újpest, are the longest running football club in Hungary. They reached the first division of the Hungarian League in 1905 and have only been relegated once since then (1910/11). The club has been a member of the first division for 107 consecutive years.  Újpest have been Hungarian champions twenty times, have won the Magyar Kupa ten times and the Szuperkupa three times. In international competitions Újpest are two-times winners of the Mitropa Cup and winners of the 1930 Coupe des Nations. They also reached the semi-finals of the European Cup 1973–74 and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup 1961–62, and were runners-up in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1968–69. Since 17 September 1922 their home ground has been the Szusza Ferenc Stadion in Újpest, previously known as Megyeri úti stadium, it was named after the club’s legendary player, Ferenc Szusza in October 2003.

Manager: Predrag Rogan 23.12.21 Michael Oenning
Last season: 6th
Stadium:Szusza Ferenc Stadion
Capacity: 14,817
Location: Budapest, District IV.
Nickname: Lilák

Zalaegerszegi Torna Egylet (ZTE) were formed in 1920 although can trace their roots back to 1912, during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Their progress was halted by the outbreak of World War I. ZTE’s league history began in 1924, when they joined the Hungarian second division. The club won the title a decade later and entered the top flight in 1934. However, the start of World War II under the regime of Admiral Miklós Horthy saw ZTE’s field and equipment confiscated. After the war, in 1957, ZTE merged with two other local teams, signalling the rebirth of the club.  It was 1994 before ZTE were able to get any real stronghold in the top flight and their only championship win came in season 01/02. In the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase ZTE defeated Croatian champions NK Zagreb on away goals. In the third qualifying round ZTE were faced with Manchester United. In the first leg, ZTE provided a stunning shock by winning 1–0 in Hungary with a last minute goal from Béla Koplárovics. However, in the return leg at Old Trafford, Man United were convincing 5–0 winners. In season 2006–07 ZTE finished third securing a place in the European competitions of the Intertoto Cup 2007.  They were eventually relegated to the NB2 in 2012 and this is their 2nd season in the NBI.

Manager: Gábor Boér 15.03.21 - Waltner Róbert
Last season: 7th
Stadium: ZTE Aréna, Zalaegerszeg
Capacity: 8,990
Location: Zalaegerszeg, Zala county, West Hungary. About 230km South West of Budapest

Kisvárda Master Good
Kisvárda FC, later known as Várda SE, were founded in 1911 as Kisvárdai Sport Egyesület (KSE). On 1 April 1970 the football team was merged with other local sports clubs forming the Kisvárda Sports Association. Despite this KSE were closed in 2001 due to financial problems.  A new football club was formed in 2003 called Várda SE was formed in 2003 only in Kisvárda.  In 2013, when the team won promotion to the NB II, the club decided to re-name Kisvárda on the basis of historical traditions and replace the former Várda SE coat of arms. Since the 2013–14 season, the official name of the club is Kisvárda Master Good FC.

Manager: Attila Supka
Last season: 8th
Stadium: Várkert Sportpálya, Kisvárda
Capacity: 2,750
Location: Kisvárda, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county. NE Hungary near the border of Slovakia and Ukraine, around 280km from Budapest.
Nickname: Kisvárda

Diósgyőr-Vasgyári Testgyakorlók Köre, more commonly known as Diósgyőri VTK or simply DVTK were founded 6 February 1910. The football club enjoyed its first golden age in the late ’70s and early ’80s, including a third place in the 1978–79 season of the Hungarian League and two Hungarian Cup triumphs in 1977 and 1980. DVTK have spent most of their history in the top tier of Hungarian football. They have never won the championship.  Diósgyőr have many passionate fans and are one of the most supported clubs in Hungary. On 19 July 2014, UEFA issued sanctions against Diósgyőr, following racist behaviour by their fans during the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League qualifying matches against Birkirkara.

Manager: Tamás Feczkó 08.12.20 - Gergely Geri
Last season: 9th
Stadium: Diósgyőri Stadion, Miskolc
Capacity: 15,325
Location: Diósgyőr, Miskolc. North Hungary near the Slovakia border. Around 200km NE of Budapest

In 1952 the Paksi Sportegyesület was formed and began competing at a county level in Tolna county. They played at either a county or lower national level until 2006 when they won promotion to the Borsodi Liga, or NB I, for the first time.  In the 2010–11 Hungarian Division Paksi finished second and qualified for the Europa League 2011–12 season. They were knocked out of the competition by Hearts in the 3rd qualifying round, having beaten UE Santa Coloma from Andorra in the 1st qualifying round and Tromsř from Norway in the 2nd qualifying round. This is their biggest success to date.

Manager: Tomislav Sivic
Last season: 10th
Stadium: Fehérvári úti Stadion, Paks
Capacity: 6,150
Location: Paks, Tolna county, 100 km south of Budapest

MTK Budapest
Magyar Testgyakorlók Köre Budapest Futball Club (Hungarian Practitioners Circle Budapest Football Club) based in Józsefváros. They are one of the most successful Hungarian football clubs, MTK has won the Hungarian League 23 times and the Hungarian Cup 12 times. The club has also won the Hungarian Super Cup 2 times. In 1955, as Vörös Lobogó SE, they became the first Hungarian team to play in the European Cup and in 1964 they finished as runners-up in the European Cup Winners' Cup after losing to Sporting Clube de Portugal in the final. The club founded the Sándor Károly Football Academy in 2001. The Academy also has a partnership agreement with English club Liverpool F.C.  MTK Budapest first entered the Nemzeti Bajnokság in the 1903 season. In the subsequent season, MTK won their first domestic title. Between 1913 and 1914 and 1924–25 MTK dominated Hungarian football by winning ten titles in a row. Fierce hatred with Fradi that stems originally from racism - MTK are considered a Jewish club & Fradi are associated with Far Right politics, they are also neighbouring districts within Budapest. 2nd most prestigious derby to Fradi v Újpest.

Manager: Michael Boris
Last season: Champions NBII
Stadium: Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion
Capacity: 8,000
Location: Budapest, District VIII

Budafoki MTE
Budafoki Munkás Testedző Egyesület (Budafok workers bodybuilding association) more simply referred to as Budafok. Budafoki Labdarúgó Club debuted in the 1945–46 season of the Hungarian League and finished ninth. Like most Hungarian clubs they have undergone a number of name changes over the years (a lot were enforced under communist rule). They remained in the county level leagues until 2016-17 when they had their first season in the NBIII, they won the league and achieved back to back promotions, entering the NBII for season 17/18. They finished 14th and then 16th in season 18/19. When the league was suspended in May 2020 due to covid-19 they were in 2nd place in the NBII and have therefore been promoted as runners up.  They play in a field! Not quite sure how their ground has been passed for the NBI, it is literally a field with an athletics track around the outside and 1200 seats! Impressive array of solar panels. It has undergone several upgrades including a roof being added to the stand over the past 5 years, there are floodlights but don't think there is undersoil heating, although that could be being added ahead of the season starting. It looks fantastic and is on my to visit for a game list for this coming season!

Manager: Csaba Csizmadia
Last season: Runners up NBII
Stadium: Promontor utcai Stadion
Capacity: 4,000
Location: District XXII Budapest
Nickname: Budafok
« Last Edit: Mon 15 Mar 2021 22:55 by bmb »
Hajrá Lilák. Csak a Kispest. Hajrá Magyarok! Hajrá játékvezetői csapat! Soha ne add fel. Nincs sárga kérem!!!
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