Diósgyőr

Founded In
1910
Location
Miskolc, Hungary

Diósgyőr

About Diósgyőr

Diósgyőr Vasgyári Testgyakorlók Köre was established in February 1910. The team are usually known by the more simple name of Diósgyőr and sometimes by the initials DVTK. They are one of Hungary's most popular clubs and are known for their passionate supporters. Over the years, the side have enjoyed success at domestic level and have represented their country in several continental competitions.

In the winter of 1999, many of the club's players left. By 2000, the club had been declared bankrupt and ceased to exist. However, the team's supporters, together with the Miskolc government, re-established the club during that same year. They started in the lower leagues and began the process of returning Diósgyőr to the Hungary's top division. This process was eventually completed in 2004.

The club's golden era spanned the late 1970s and early 1980s, beginning with a success in the 1977 edition of the Magyar Kupa. This was a unique year for the competition, as the final four teams contested a mini-league, rather than playing knockout matches. Their success gained the side entry into the following season's European Cup Winners' Cup. Then, in 1979, Diósgyőr achieved their highest ever league finish, ending the campaign in 3rd place and receiving the bronze medal as a result. A second success in the Magyar Kupa followed in 1980. On this occasion, the club beat Vasas Budapest 3-1 in the competition's final. Although Diósgyőr returned to the final once again in 1981, their 1980 triumph remains their most recent major trophy to date.

The team play their home matches at DVTK Stadion, which opened its doors for the first time in 1939. The stadium underwent renovations in both 2006 and 2010 and currently holds a maximum of 17,000 supporters. Its record attendance, however, was set at 35,000 people for a match against Ferencvárosi back in 1968.

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