Ferencváros

Founded In
1899
Location
Budapest, Hungary

Ferencváros

About Ferencváros

Ferencvárosi Torna Club was first established in May 1899. The football team serves as part of a wider sports club and is the most popular football team in Hungary. Nicknamed the Green Eagles, the club have achieved significant success in both domestic competitions and continental tournaments. Their main local rivals are Újpest FC and the two sides contest the Budapest Derby; one of the most important matches in the Hungarian calendar.

The 1960s are widely seen to mark the side's golden era. Over the course of the decade, Ferencváros claimed league titles in 1963, 1964, 1967, and 1968. In addition, they enjoyed great success in continental tournaments, reaching the finals of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup twice. In the 1964-65 edition of the competition, they eliminated teams like Manchester United and Roma, before beating Juventus in the final to lift the cup.

In total, Ferencváros have been crowned Hungarian champions on 28 occasions, which makes them the most successful team in the league's history. Their most recent title win came in 2004. Their 1965 triumph in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup also made them the most successful Hungarian side in continental competitons. In addition, the team have lifted the Magyar Kupa a record 20 times and the Ligakupa once, in 2013. In 1975, they were runners up in the European Cup Winners' Cup and the club have represented their country several times in the UEFA Champions League.

Amongst the most notable players to represent the club are names like Flórián Albert, Péter Lipcsei and Marek Heinz. Flórián Albert spent his whole career with the Green Eagles and was named European Footballer of the Year in 1967.

Ferencváros traditionally play their home matches at the Stadion Albert Flórián. The venue is currently undergoing reconstruction work, which will bring its capacity up to 20,000. Whilst this work is carried out, the club are playing matches at the 56,000-seater Ferenc Puskás Stadium.