Budapest Honvéd FC

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Budapest Honvéd
Full nameBudapest Honvéd Football Club
Nickname(s)Kispest
Oroszlánok (Lions)
Founded3 August 1909;111 years ago (1909-08-03)
Ground Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion, Budapest
Capacity5,322
Manager István Pisont
League NB I
2019–20 NB I, 5th of 12
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Budapest Honvéd Football Club (Hungarian pronunciation:  [ˈbudɒpɛʃt ˈhonveːd ˈɛft͡seː] ), commonly known as Budapest Honvéd or simply Honvéd, is a Hungarian sports club based in Kispest, Budapest with the colours of red and black. The club is best known for its football team. Honvéd means the Homeland Defence. Originally formed as Kispest AC, they became Kispest FC in 1926 before reverting to their original name in 1944.

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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 helped the club win the Hungarian League four times during the 1950s and also formed the nucleus of the legendary Hungarian national team popularly known as the Mighty Magyars.

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.

When the club was originally formed in 1909, it also organised teams that competed in fencing, cycling, gymnastics, wrestling, athletics, boxing, and tennis. Later, the Honvéd family was extended to include a water polo team, now known as Groupama Honvéd , a 33-times basketball-champion team and a handball team that were European Champions in 1982.

History

Budapest Honvéd FC were founded in 1909 as Kispesti AC. At domestic level they first entered the Nemzeti Bajnokság I in the 1916–17 season. Their first success came in the 1926 Magyar Kupa season when they beat Budapesti EAC in the final.

Stadium

The first stadium was demolished in 2019 Honvedstadion.JPG
The first stadium was demolished in 2019

Budapest Honvéd's first stadium was opened in 1913. On 5 August 2018, the last match was played at the stadium. The match was won by Honvéd against Paksi FC on the 3rd match day of the 2018–19 Nemzeti Bajnokság I. The only goal was scored by Danilo in the 48th minute. The referee was Viktor Kassai. [1] The stadium was demolished in 2019.

The new stadium of the club in under construction. It will be opened in March 2021.

Crest and colours

Manufacturers and shirt sponsors

The following table shows in detail Budapest Honvéd FC kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year:

PeriodKit manufacturerShirt sponsor
1990–1992 Adidas Fiat
1992–1994Matchwinner Epson
1994–1996 Diadora Gösser
1996–1997 Joma
1997-1998Faragó és Fiai Mystery
1998–2000 Umbro IBUSZ alapítása 1902
2000–2003 Jako Wilkinson Sword
2003–2005Gems
2005–2006 Macron
2006–2008 hummel
2008–2012 Nike
2012–2013 Givova
2014Ideasport
2014–2015
2015–18 Macron
2018–Tippmix

Honours

Friendly

Youth teams

Players

Current squad

As of 12 February, 2021

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Ukraine.svg  UKR Oleksandr Nad
2 DF Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  BEL Mohamed Mezghrani
3 DF Flag of Nigeria.svg  NGA Eke Uzoma
4 DF Flag of Poland.svg  POL Lukas Klemenz
5 DF Flag of Israel.svg  ISR Nir Bardea
6 MF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Dániel Gazdag
7 DF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Bence Batik
8 MF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Patrik Hidi (captain)
9 FW Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Márton Eppel
11 MF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Donát Zsótér
17 FW Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Norbert Balogh
18 GK Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN András Horváth
19 FW Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Dominik Nagy
21 FW Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Lukács Bőle
No.Pos.NationPlayer
22 DF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Krisztián Tamás
23 MF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Bence Banó-Szabó
24 DF Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  BIH Đorđe Kamber
25 DF Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Ivan Lovrić
27 MF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Norbert Szendrei
29 FW Flag of Mali.svg  MLI Boubacar Traoré
30 DF Flag of Albania.svg  ALB Naser Aliji
31 MF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Barna Kesztyűs
34 FW Flag of Barbados.svg  BRB Thierry Gale
36 DF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Botond Baráth
37 MF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Bertalan Bocskay
66 GK Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Attila Berla
77 MF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Gergő Nagy
82 FW Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Dávid László
83 GK Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Tomáš Tujvel

Players with multiple nationalities

Out on loan

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
GK Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Gábor Megyeri(at A.S. Roma)
99 DF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Botond Erdélyi(at BFC Siófok)
21 DF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Lóránt Fazekas(at Békéscsaba 1912 Előre)
5 DF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Milán Horváth(at BFC Siófok)
19 DF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Zsombor Juhász(at Gyirmót SE)
33 DF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Nikolasz Kovács (at Ajka)
3 DF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Attila Temesvári(at Győri ETO FC)
9 MF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Hajnal Gergely(at BFC Siófok)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
22 MF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Gergő Irimiás(at Ajka)
20 MF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Milán Májer (at Győri ETO FC)
30 MF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Dominik Soltész (at Ajka)
14 MF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Péter Tóth(at Ajka)
4 MF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Levente Zvara(at Ajka)
11 FW Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Bálint Tömösvári (at BFC Siófok)
99 FW Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Kristóf Tóth-Gábor (at Kazincbarcikai SC)

Retired numbers

10 Flag of Hungary.svg Ferenc Puskás, Forward (1949–56). Number retired in July 2000.

Notable former players

Had senior international cap(s) for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Budapest Honvéd FC.


Non-playing staff

Management

PositionName
Proprietor Flag of Hungary.svg Zoltán Bozó & Dániel Mendelényi
Executive Director Flag of Hungary.svg Gábor Kun
Managing Director Flag of Hungary.svg Pál Gács
Marketing Director Flag of Hungary.svg Azurák Csaba
Technical Director Flag of Hungary.svg Tamara Németh
Director of Football Flag of Hungary.svg István Urbányi
Director of Communications Flag of Hungary.svg Benedek Rác
Director of Finance Flag of Hungary.svg Mária Takács
Director of Hospitality Flag of Hungary.svg Sándor Hólé
Chief Editor Flag of Hungary.svg Dénes Éless
Facility Manager Flag of Hungary.svg Judit Kuskó
Press Officer Flag of Hungary.svg Kálmán Kaszás

[2]

First team staff

PositionName
Head Coach Flag of Hungary.svg István Pisont
Assistant Coach Flag of Hungary.svg Tamás Györök
Coach Flag of Hungary.svg László Dajka
Goalkeeping Coach Flag of Hungary.svg Ádám Vezér
Assistant Goalkeeping Coach Flag of Hungary.svg Viktor Szentpéteri
Fitness Coach Flag of Hungary.svg Tamás Mezei
Fitness Coach Flag of Hungary.svg István Nagy
Physio Flag of Hungary.svg Buda Lajtaváry
Physio Flag of Hungary.svg Dániel Fodor
Physio Flag of Hungary.svg Norbert Hollósi
Physiotherapist Flag of Hungary.svg Attila Hajdú
Scout Flag of Hungary.svg Lajos Szurgent
Video Analyst Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Sinkó
Kit Manager Flag of Hungary.svg Róbert Pandur

[3]

Ownership

Budapest Honved FC logo during the Hemingway era (retired in 2020) Budapest Honved FC logo.svg
Budapest Honvéd FC logo during the Hemingway era (retired in 2020)

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