Ferencvárosi TC

Ferencvárosi TC
Official Website: www.fradi.hu
Stadium: Groupama Aréna, Budapest
Capacity: 22,000

Ferencvárosi Torna Club, known as Ferencváros were founded in 1899 by Ferenc Springer and a group of local residents of Budapest’s ninth district, Ferencváros.

Ferencváros have played in the NBI since its inception in 1901, except for three seasons between 2006 and 2009.

Ferencváros is the most successful Hungarian team both domestically and internationally. They won the 1964–65 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, after defeating Juventus 1–0 in Turin, and have won the NBI 30 times and the Magyar Kupa 23 times. They lost to Leeds United in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Final in 1968 and to to Dynamo Kiev in the final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup in the 1974–75 season.

Their current stadium is the Groupama Arena, which has a capacity of 20,000 spectators in UEFA matches and 23,700 in Hungarian League matches. The stadium opening match was played against Chelsea on 10th August, 2014. Since the demolition of the Puskás Ferenc Stadion, the Hungarian National Team play their home matches at the Groupama, however, the new Puskás Ferenc Stadion is due to open in November 2019.

Manager: Sergei Rebrov – basically starting 2nd full season
Last season: Champions
Leading scorer: Davide Lanzafame – 16 goals, 7 assists
Top players: Gergo Lovrencsics D/W, Lasha Dvali D, Davide Lanzafame F, Ihor Kharatin M
Captain: Leandro D/M

Key transfers in:
Eldar Civic D- left back from Sparta Praha (22 games, 2 A)
Michal Svarka M – from Zilina (32 games – 10G, 15A)
Dávid Gróf GK – started every game for Honvéd last season
Oleksandr Zubkov W – loan from Shakhtar Donetsk
Danylo Ihnatenko M – loan from Shakhtar Donetsk
Rui Pedro M – returned from Haladás loan
Tamas Priskin F – returned from Haladás loan

Key transfers out:
Fernando Gorriarán M – to Santos Laguna
Dánial Böde F – to Paks
Ivan Petriak W – returned to Shakhtar Donetsk