March 10. 2018.
Fradi History
The most important achievements of FTC.

Ferencvárosi Torna Club was founded on the 3rd of May in 1899, it quickly became the most popular sports club in Hungary. The colors of the club are green and white and the motto is Morality, Strength, Consensus. The badge design of Fradi was first published on the 8th of December in 1901.

 


Our first sections were the following: athletics, cycling, football, gymnastics, and swimming. Our football team competed in the national championship in 1901 for the very first time and became a vanguard amongst the other Hungarian teams very fast. In 1903 our football players won the championship for the first time.
In 1910, our water polo team won its first championship title; in the following years, they were able to win it another three times.

 


In 1912, at the Olympic Games in Stockholm, lots of Fradi athletes were competing in Hungarian colors. Kóczán Mór even won a bronze medal in javelin-throwing.

By the 1920s, the water polo team won the Hungarian Championship 6 times already, while our football players became internationally successful,  in 1928 and in 1937 they’ve won the Central European Cup.

 


In 1928, Ferencváros earned its first Olympic gold too: Kocsis Antal, a boxer of FTC won the gold in the flyweight category. Tunyogi József and Badó Rajmund both became European Champions in wrestling. 

In 1931, Székely András won our first European Championship gold in swimming. 

 


Between 1950 and 1956 the communist leaders of Hungary changed the name and colors of the club.

 


The Olympic Games in Helsinki was very successful for both Hungary and Fradi. Our swimmer Szőke Katalin won 2 gold medals; Novák Éva and Ilona were both parts of the team who won the 4x100 relay. Szilvásy Miklós became an Olympic champion in wrestling. Dalnoki Jenő came first with the Hungarian National Football Team, while Fábian Dezső, Szittya Károly, and Kárpáti György were all parts of the gold-winning National Waterpolo Team. 

 


In 1965, our football team won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, this is still the biggest achievement in the history of Hungarian football clubs. Albert Flórián, the football player who helped the team with the cup also won the Ballon d’Or in 1967, he’s the only Hungarian to ever accomplish that. 

 


Our Ladies’ Handball Team first became Hungarian Champions in 1966. 

 

In the ’70s our water polo team was the most successful Internationally, they’ve won the CWC 3 times and the European Super Cup twice. The Ladies’ handball team also won the CWC and got into the final of the Champions League. Our football team participated in the final of CWC.

 


Magyar Zoltán, legendary gymnast of FTC won Olympic gold medals in 1976 and 1980.

Bowler of Fradi, Csányi Béla was very successful in the ’80s. He won the world championship 7 times between 1980 and 1988. 

Our wrestlers were also outstanding: Komáromi Tibor won the European and World Championship repeatedly, in 1988 Sike András became an Olympic champion in Seoul. 

 

In the ’90s our football team came first in the National League and got into the Champions Leagues' Round of 16. The ladies’ basketball team also won the Hungarian National League while our bowlers became world champions 3 times. 

 


Bácsi Péter became a European champion twice; in 2014 and in 2018 he won the World Championship.

 


The Ladies Handball team of Ferencváros won the Cup Winners' Cup in 2011 and  2012. The water polo team came first in the Hungarian National League and won the Hungarian Cup, both the domestic and continental super cups and also the Euro Cup. 

 


Our football team won the National League in the 2015/16 season with a record high of 21 points. 

 

Ferencvarosi Torna Club celebrated the 120th anniversary of its foundation on the 3rd of May 2019. On the occasion the Council of the 9th district organised an outdoor photo exibition.


In the 2018/19 seas Ferencváros’ football team has won its 30th championship, which meant the third star.

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