Videoton

Founded In
1941
Location
Székesfehérvár, Hungary

Videoton

About Videoton

Videoton Football Club was first established in 1941 under the name Székesfehérvári Vadásztölténygyár. They rose to prominence during the 1980s and have achieved success in Hungarian football over the course of more recent seasons. The team do not have a fierce local rivalry and instead, their main rivals are the teams who have contested major honours with them, such as Ferencváros, Újpest and Debrecen. In 2005, the club founded the Ferenc Puskás Football Academy, which now serves as their youth team. 

It was under the management of Ferenc Kovács that Videoton made a name for themselves in Hungarian football, finishing the 1975–76 season as league runners up. Kovács' second spell in charge further enhanced the side's reputation and in the 1984-85 UEFA Cup, the team gained widespread attention from across the continent. Over the course of their campaign, they eliminated teams like Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain en route to the final of the tournament. Unfortunately, they ultimately lost to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

The team claimed its first major honour in 2006, by lifting the Magyar Kupa. Further success followed in another domestic cup competition, as Videoton achieved back-to-back triumphs in the Ligakupa in 2008 and 2009. The 2010–11 season marked the side's greatest ever success, as they were crowned league champions for the first time. Their reputation as a major force was further compounded by a third Ligakupa win in 2012.

Some of the most notable players to have worn the Videoton club jersey over the years have included József Szabó, Andre Alves, Filipe Oliveira and Nemanja Nikolić.

The club play their home matches at the Sóstói Stadion, which opened in 1967 and was renovated from 2002 to 2004. The venue is currently able to hold a maximum of 14,300 fans, although its record attendance was set at 40,000 for the first leg of their UEFA Cup final in 1985.

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