History of our club.
Foundation and the '40s
The club is formed, and is named Szekesfehervar Hunters Cartridge Factory SK. The club decide on the colours of the town, which are red and blue.
On the 21st November, the club is officially founded at a special meeting. The founding deeds list the club’s name as: Szekesfehervar MOVE Hunters Cartridge Factory sport and cultural club. VSK, in short, enter the county championship in the 1942-43 season. Their first game is against Mori Miners, which they win 6-4.
The 1950's and 60's
The Hungarian National team, who at that time were the best team in the world, play a game against the club. Hungary win the game 20-0 with their goals coming from Kocsis (5), Csordás (4), Tichy (3), Sándor (3), Hidegkuti (2), Puskás, Szimcsák, and Palotás
The club play in the second division for the first time. The first game is against Veszprem, which VSK win 2-1. The club’s first goal came from Imre Derfalvi, who later went on to become a famous sports presenter.
The 1961-62 season sees the club achieve its best finish yet, ending up third in the second division. They only just miss out on promotion to the first division. The club changes its name at the end of this season, to VT Vasas. They would go on to use this name in the first division in the coming years
The new Sostoi Stadium opens its doors
The opening ceremony of the Sostoi Stadium takes place on September 20th, when VT Vasas play Rot Weiss Erfurt, of East Germany, with the visitors winning 3-2. A massive success happens at the end of this season, as Videoton, after changing its name once more, get promoted to the first division, after finishing second.
1968 A club meeting takes place on January 22nd, when it is decided that the club should be known as Videoton SC. The club suffers a 6-1 defeat to Budapest Vasas, within a month of that meeting, in a first division match. The club’s first division one goal is scored by Laszlo Csukovics.
1978 The club achieve one of its best championship finishes, as they finish runners up in the first division. Many fans still remember how referee Muncz, took away top spot, with his performance at Ferencvaros’ Ulloi Street stadium.
The Golden Era
Videoton achieve a fantastic result in the UEFA Cup, when they beat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu Stadium, with Majer scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win. Real clinch the trophy with their 3-0 win in Hungary in the first leg, but this went down as one of Hungarian football’s best nights, with the club finishing runners up in the cup.
The 1988-89 season sees the side produce a great team, and end up being one of Videoton’s strongest ever teams, under the guidance of manager Gabor Kaszas. Vidi end the season in 4th place, but if the 3 points for a win system, which was only introduced the following season, had been in operation, that may have meant the title for the Club.
Hungarian Cup Winners
FC Fehervar win the Hungarian Cup.
The New Promising Era
The club are on the brink of virtual bankruptcy within a year and a half of the cup win. They lose their division one license. Istvan Garancsi comes to the rescue, paying off the large debts that had built up. Vidi continue to take part in the league campaign of 2008.
The first League Cup Success
The first stop under the new regime sees FC Fehervar win the League Cup
The club wins the League Cup for the second year running. Perhaps the biggest success under the leadership of Garancsi, is that the club is once again known as Videoton.
Videoton FC achieves its best league finish for 34 years, as they finish runners up in the Soproni League. That takes them into Europe to compete in the Europa league. Vidi led the table for long periods, but it was Debrecen who took the title following an exciting end to the season. The European adventure ends at the first stage as Slovenian side NK Maribor beat Videoton over two legs.
Videoton FC win the Hungarian Championship
CHAMPIONS! Vidi finish top of the league for the first time in the clubs history. They do this by ending up in top place by several points! It was a confident performance on the domestic front, and Vidi qualify for the Champions League. They could have made it a league and cup double, but Kecskemet lifted the Hungarian cup. Vidi emerge winners in the Super Cup final with a win over Kecskemet. This is the first success for new manager Paulo Sousa, who begins his reign at Videoton with a win.
Europa League Group Stage
Vidi pick up the Super Cup for the second season running with a win over Debrecen in the final. However, the real success is just about to happen as the red and blues go on an unforgettable adventure in the Europa League. Wins in the qualification stage over Slovan, Gent, Trabzonspor mean that Vidi qualify for the Europa League group stage. The group stage puts Vidi in the same group as Portuguese side Sporting, Swiss club Basel and Belgium team Genk. Videoton complete the group stage with 6 points to their name thanks to two memorable wins at the Sostoi stadium over Sporting and Basel. It is a proud end to a great run in Europe. Vidi win the League Cup for the third time. They finish runner up in the championship. The 66 points picked up in the league was the highest in the club’s history.
Videoton finish second in the domestic league under the management of José Gomes. Plans are drawn up to redevelop the Sostoi stadium to make it a modern stadium with the latest features. Videoton make it to the League cup final, but lose to Ferencvaros.
Videoton win their second ever league title under Spanish manager Joan Carrillo. An impressive season sees them also make it to the Hungarian cup final. Work on demolishing the Sostoi stadium begins at the end of the year with a new modern stadium being built on the same site.
Videoton end the 2015/2016 with a second place finish that secures them Europa League football. The stadium project continues with the stands, old scoreboard and floodlights being removed to make way for the new stadium to take shape.
Videoton end the season in second place with the league title being decided on the very final day of the season.
Videoton win their third league title with a 2-0 win over Honved to secure top spot. It caps a good season that saw the club make it to the play off's of the Europa League, having knocked out French side Bordeaux over two legs in the qualifying stage. The success comes in the first season in charge for manager Marko Nikolic.
In fact the year of 2018 ended up being even more successful as MOL Vidi qualified for the Europa League Group Stage for the second time in the clubs history. Infact they could have gone one better and made it into the Champions League Group Stage, but defeat to AEK Athens in the play off's secured the Europa League after several qualifying games that included wins over Ludogorets and Malmo. The EL Group Stage saw Vidi paired with Chelsea, PAOK and BATE. The Hungarian side managed home and away wins over PAOK and a point at home to Chelsea to collect 7 points and 3rd place.
The MOL Vidi team line up ahead of the 2-2 draw in Budapest against Premier League side Chelsea.
The club changes its name to MOL Fehervar FC in the summer. That came just after they had won the Hungarian Cup against Honved. They came from behind to win 2-1 in the final held at the Groupama Arena in Budapest. The team enter the Europa League in the summer and end the first half of the new 2019/2020 season in second place. Joan Carrillo returns to the club as the new manager in November. His previous reign had ended with him guiding the club to their second league title win back in 2015.
We reached the playoffs in the Europa League, while losing in the final of the MOL Hungarian Cup and third place in the championship. The new head coach appointed in the summer, Gábor Márton, left his post after just 9 months, he was briefly replaced by Tamás Szalai, and from the 1st April Imre Szabics took over.
One of the biggest successes of the season came from Nemanja Nikolics, who scored his 112th goal in the NB I for Vidi in the match away against Gyirmót, overtaking the club record holder József Szabó. Nikolics scored 117 goals in the league, and as his contract, which was due to expire at the end of the season, was not renewed, he finished his career with 117 goals in the NB I. Our club has retired the number 17 shirt for good.
Our team did a good job in the European Conference League, we advanced against Gabala from Azerbaijan and Petrocub from Moldova, and we even beat 1. FC Köln from the Bundesliga 2-1 away from home in the play off game, but in the MOL Arena Sóstó, in a great atmosphere, in front of more than 10,000 spectators, the Germans won 3-0, so they qualified for the group stage. The results in the league did not go according to plan, so in October István Sallói was replaced by Roland Juhász as sporting director and Szabolcs Huszti took over as head coach from Michael Boris. In the MOL Hungarian Cup, we went out in the last 32 against Puskás Akadémia.
Author: Videoton FC