Győri ETO

Founded In
Győr, Hungary

About Győri ETO

Győri Egyetértés Torna Osztály Football Club, often known more simply as Győri ETO, was founded in 1904. Throughout their history, the team have enjoyed notable success in domestic competitions and have competed in several continental tournaments. Although the club have rivalries with the nearby clubs like Zalaegerszeg and Szombathelyi Haladás, historically, their main rivals have been the more successful Budapest-based teams like Ferencváros and Honvéd.

The 1963 season marked Győri's first taste of major success, as they were crowned Hungarian League champions. The remainder of the decade brought further success, as the club lifted the Magyar Kupa three times, with those victories coming in consecutive years in 1965, 1966 and 1967. In 1964-65, the team reached the semi finals of the European Cup, before being eliminated by Portuguese giants Benfica. To date, this remains the side's best performance in a European competition.

During the late 1970s and early 1980s, the club entered into a second golden era, starting with their fourth Magyar Kupa triumph in 1979. Győri built on this success and added league title wins in both 1982 and 1983. They finished as runners up in 1984 and 1985, but would not add another league championship to their trophy haul until the 2013 season. As a result, the 2013–14 season will mark their first appearance in the European Cup/UEFA Champions League for 30 years.

Some of the most notable footballers to have represented the club over the years include names like Péter Hannich, Lázár Szentes and Tarmo Kink.

The team play their home matches at ETO Park, which opened in 2008. Upon opening, the venue replaced the club's previous home, Stadion ETO. As well as hosting Győri's matches, the venue has been used several times by Hungary's national team. It is currently able to hold a maximum of 16,000 supporters.

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