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Györi ETO FC

Györi ETO FC is a football (soccer) club from Hungary.

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Győri ETO FC , Győri Egyetértés Torna Osztály Football Club (literally: Concordance Gymnastics Department of Győr) or just Győr, is a Hungarian sports club from Győr, a mid-size town in the north-west of the country. In 1904 the club was founded as Győri Vagongyár ETO and has undergone many name changes since. The colours of the club are green and white.


Early years

The team first reached the Hungarian League in 1937. Then they were relegated to the second division. In 1960 they reached again the first division and they have never been releagted since then.

Semi-finals of the European Cup (1964-65)

In 1963 the Győri ETO FC won the Hungarian National Championship I title for the first time.
As a consequence, the team could enter the European Cup 1964-65 season. On 2 September 1964 Győr beat Chemie Leipzig 2-0 in Leipzig. In the second leg Győr could win 4-2 and could enter the first round of the qualification. In the first round Győr played their first match at home against Lokomotiv Sofia and they won the first leg by 5-3. In Sofia they lost to 4-3 but could win on aggregate 8-7. In the quarter finals Győr played with the Dutch people Door Wilskracht Sterk. The first leg was played in Amsterdam at the Olympisch Stadion (Amsterdam) and the final result was 1-1. In the second leg at home Győr could win the match by 1-0 and won 2-1 on aggregate. In the semi-finals Győr faced with the Portuguese people giant club SL Benfica and lost their first match 1-0 at home at the Népstadion (now Puskás Ferenc Stadium). In the second leg Benfica won 4-0 at the Estádio da Luz which resulted the farewell of Győr from the European Cup.

The 1980s

The team won the second Hungarian National Championship I title in 1981/82 and the third title in the following year in 1982/83. As a consequence the team could enter the European Cup 1982-83 season, but they lost in the first round to Standard Liège 5-3. In the following season of the European Cup 1983-84 they beat Víkingur in the first round, but they lost to Dinamo Minsk F.C in the second round.

The 2000s

In January 2003 Aurél Csertői was appointed as the coach of the club.
Attila Pintér became the coach of the Győri ETO FC in 2009. During his coaching the team finished third in the Hungarian National Championship I 2009–10 season after beating Videoton FC in the last round.
On international turf the team entered the Europa League 2010-11 season. In the first qualifying round Győr played their first match against FC Nitra. The final result was 2-2. In the second leg Attila Pintér's team could win 3-1 at the ETO Park. In the second qualifying round Győr played their first match in Kazakhstan against Atyrau. The match finished 2-0 to Győr thanks to the goals of Linas Pilibaitis and Fouad Bouguerra. In the second leg Győr could win 2-0. The goals were scored by Rati Aleksidze and Mihai Nicorec. In the third qualifying round Győr played with the French people Montpellier HSC. The first match was played at the ETO Park and the final result was 1-0 to the French team. The only goal of the match was scored by Olivier Giroud. In the second leg Győr won 1-0. The only goal was scored by Valentin Babić. In the extra time there were no more goals therefore the teams had to decide the match in the penatly shootout. Győr won 4-3 on penalties and could enter the play-offs of the Europa League. Győr played with the Croatian people Dinamo Zagreb in the play-off of the Europa League 2010-11. The first match was won by Zagreb 2-0. In the second leg at the Stadion Maksimir győr lost to 2-1 and were eliminated from the Europa League on 4-1 aggregate.
Due to the increase of the number of matches the team were unable to do well both in the Hungarian League and in the Europa League. The results in the domestic league were not satisfying for the management, therefore Attila Pintér and the management mutually terminated the contract between each other and the management appointed Aurél Csertői as the manager.

The 2010s

In 2011 Aurél Csertői was appointed as the manager of the team. Győr started the 2011-12 Nemzeti Bajnokság I season with seven consecutive wins.

Colours and crest

The colurs of the club are green and white. This combination of colours is very common in Hungary since other clubs use it such as Ferencvárosi TC, Szombathelyi Haladás, Paksi SE. The crest of the club includes a cock sitting on a cross.


The home of the club is the multi-purpose stadium ETO Park. It was opened in 2008 as a replacement for Stadion ETO. Its capacity is 16,000 but if necessary the stadium can be expanded in order to host 30,000 spectators. The stadium complex also includes three grass practice pitches and one synthetic practice pitch, as well as two indoor pitches. A hotel can be found next to the pitch. The stadium can also host cultural events such as concerts and exhibitions. The style of the stadium is 'a la English' that is open at the corners.
The stadium also home to the national team of Hungary national football team. On 3 March 2010 Hungary national football team drew with Russia national football team in a friendly match. 16,000 spectators attended the match.

Supporters and rivalries

The supporters of the club are from the city of Győr and the neighbouring area. However,the club have supporters from all over the country.
Győr are in rivalry with the neighbouring clubs such as Szombathelyi Haladás, Zalaegerszegi TE. However, the club's main rivals are the clubs from Budapest since Győr were competing for the championship titles with Ferencvárosi TC and Budapest Honvéd FC in the early 1980s. Currently the club are in rivalry with the most successful clubs of the country such as Debreceni VSC and Videoton FC.



- Hungarian League
- - Winners (3): Nemzeti Bajnokság I 1963, Nemzeti Bajnokság I 1981-82, Nemzeti Bajnokság I 1982-83
- - Runners-up (2): Nemzeti Bajnokság I 1983-84, Nemzeti Bajnokság I 1984-85
- - Third place (5): Nemzeti Bajnokság I 1967, Nemzeti Bajnokság I 1973-74, Nemzeti Bajnokság I 1985-86, Nemzeti Bajnokság I 2007-08, 2009–10 Nemzeti Bajnokság I

- Hungarian Cup
- - Winners (4): 1965, 1966, 1967, 1979
- - Runners-up: 1964, 1984, 2009


- European Cup
- - Semi-finals: European Cup 1964-65

- Europa League
- - Play-offs: Europa League 2009-10

Naming history

- 1994: Győri ETO FC
- 1992: Rába ETO FC Győr
- 1985: Győri ETO FC
- 1965: Rába ETO Győr
- 1957: Győri Vasas ETO
- 1957: Magyar Wilhelm Pieck Vagon- és Gépgyár ETO Győr
- 1954: Wilhelm Pieck Vasas ETO SK Győr
- 1953: Vasas SE Győr
- 1952: Győri Vasas
- 1950: Győri Vasas SC ETO
- 1904: Győri Vagongyár ETO


The football (soccer) team of the club plays its home matches in the Stadion ETO, which has a capacity of about 16 000. In 2008, it was replaced by ETO Park which is designed to hold 20 000 spectators. The football players hitherto have won three Hungarian League (1963, 1982, 1983) and four times the Hungarian Cup (1965, 1966, 1967, 1979). In the European Cup 1964-65 the team, as Vasas ETO Györ, progressed all the way to the semifinals, being stopped there by Eusebio's SL Benfica.

As of 3 February, 2012

On loan


See also Győri ETO FC II.

European cup history

UEFA Champions League

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup


UEFA Intertoto Cup

UEFA Europa League

Notable players

- Sulejman Demollari
- Tarmo Kink
- Miklós Fehér
- Gyula Hajszán
- György Korsós
- Károly Palotai
- Tamás Priskin
- Vasile Miriuţă
- Peter Vermes

Former managers

- Károly Fogl (1938–39)
- József Lóránt (1945–46)
- Béla Farkas (1945–46)
- Lajos Remmer (1946–47)
- Pál Horváth (1947–48)
- Lajos Baróti (1948–52)
- Ferenc Magyar (1952)
- Imre Pál Kovács (1952–54)
- Rudolf Jeny (1955)
- Imre Pál Kovács (1958–59)
- István Orczifalvi (1960–62)
- Ferenc Szusza (1962–63)
- Nándor Hidegkuti (1963–65)
- Ferenc Szusza (1966–68)
- József Mészáros (1969–71)
- Ágoston Dombos (1970–71)
- László Győrfi (1971–72)

- Ferenc Farsang (1972–75)
- Antal Pálfy (1975–76)
- Tibor Palicskó (1976–78)
- Imre Kovács (1978–81)
- József Verebes (1981–86)
- Imre Gellei (1986–87)
- László Győrfi (1986–88)
- Sándor Haász (1988–89)
- Károly Pecze (1989–90)
- Róbert Glázer (1990–92)
- Lázár Szentes (1992)
- Barnabás Tornyi (1992–93)
- József Verebes (1993–95)
- László Győrfi (1994–96)
- József Póczik (1995–96)
- Sándor Haász (1995–97)
- László Keglovich (1997)

- István Reszeli Soós (1997–99)
- Károly Gergely (1999–00)
- József Garami (1999–01)
- Zoltán Varga (footballer) (2001)
- Zsolt Tamási (football coach) (2001–03)
- Aurél Csertői (2003)
- József Kiprich (July 2003–Jan 04)
- István Reszeli Soós (2004–05)
- János Csank (2006)
- János Pajkos (2006–07)
- István Reszeli Soós (2006–07)
- István Klement (2006–07)
- Sándor Egervári (2007–09)
- Dragoljub Bekvalac (2009)
- Attila Pintér (2009–11)
- Aurél Csertői (2011–)

Other departments

Győri ETO has several successful departments, eg., the Team handball teams won many national championships. The men's team also won the EHF Cup in 1986 as Rába Vasas ETO Győr. Particularly well known these days are the handball ladies, playing as Győri Audi ETO KC (en. handball club), which made it in 2006 into the final of the Women's EHF Cup Winners' Cup and in 2007 into the semifinals of the Women's EHF Champions League.

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