In 2012, Ferencvárosi Torna Club was the first among the Hungarian clubs to initiate a campaign against exclusion, and since then we have been raising awareness about the importance of this issue with short films.
The club’s campaign has a slogan each year, and this year the message is: Together we are more in Fradi! After the various videos of the previous years, this year the creators relied on unique video graphics. In the making of this video a motion picture production company helped our club. The Hungarian narrator of the 2021 film is none other than the familiar voice from the home matches of Fradi, Károly Zsolt Szendrey, a.k.a. Szasza, who has contributed to previous campaign films against exclusion, but this year he lent his voice to the production.
We have made our first short film in 2012, with the initiation of our campaign to raise awareness about exclusion. FTC was awarded with the Fair Play award by the Hungarian Olympic Committee for the campaign, which Gábor Kubatov, the club’s president received with our Brazilian player, Somália.
Ferencvárosi Torna Club believed it is important to come up with a new activity from time to time to encourage the proper behavior among its supporters. In our second campaign film members of our football team raised awareness on the fact that exclusionary behavior is intolerable even in the stands. Later Pál Orosz, the CEO of FTC Labdarúgó Zrt. held a presentation on our campaign in the Ferenc Puskás Stadium.
In that year besides the players and the head coach of our football team Thomas Doll, two Fradi icons, Péter Lipcsei and Attila Dragóner have also addressed the supporters. We have emphasized again that in life everyone is equal, and “only Fradi matters!”
In our next short film besides the importance of the fight against exclusion, our football players have also raised awareness on the fact that assisting those in need is also a part of being responsible.
In the 2015 video, seven players of our football team cleansed our environment from symbols of exclusion using a football. Starring Somália and Zoltán Gera we have emphasized that “only our heart is green and white!”
In the 2017 campaign a record number of Fradi supporters have participated. The video was made for the song titled “Mi vagyunk a Ferencváros” by Lotfi Begi. Our players and coaches told that at Fradi we are one, and it is not a topic in the changing room where one comes from.
In 2018 we didn’t only make a campaign video, but we’ve made a movement. During the match against Kisvárda in the family sector children held messages and a spectacular banner in the stands. In the signs they pointed out the importance of fair play, passion, respect, honor, and team play. During the creation of the spectacular banner, which portrayed the Fradi Eagle and the badge, the athletes of Ferencváros made a heart from their handprints, and raising their hands covered in green paint they indicated: at Fradi, we are one!
In our 2019 campaign video six of our footballers, Miha Blazic, Franck Boli, Dénes Dibusz, Gergő Lovrencsics, Isael Barbosa and Tokmac Nguen told our slogan in their mother tongue: For us only one color matters, that is green!
The protagonist of our 2020 campaign video was Tokmac Nguen. The camera followed him through a typical day in his life, but we could see several athletes of the club in different setting, emphasizing the message that at Ferencváros everyone stands together, no matter where one comes, what one went through, or where one belongs. The 2020 slogan was: We are a family at Fradi!
In the life of Ferencvárosi Torna Club social responsibility plays a key role. Supporting and joining valuable and sustainable projects in the spirit of environmental awareness is one of our main aims. Our club believes in creating value. The most popular sports club of Hungary is proud to initiate steps that aim to support causes that are important for society, like community building, promoting a healthy lifestyle, fair play, sports free of violence. The club is also keen on helping disadvantaged people and groups and boosting equal opportunities.
Since 2015 Ferencváros has reached about 60 thousand students of more than 175 schools thanks to the Fradi School Program, in which children get to know the rich and honorable history of Ferencváros, and participate in interactive and fun games. The Fradi School Program has been acknowledged by the Hungarian Olympic Committee: In 2017 they awarded FTC with the Fair Play Award for its imitative in the category of Promoting Fair Play. Besides this, Ferencvárosi Torna Club has initiated the Community Champions League, a football championship among schools and amateur clubs in Ferencváros. Another initiative is the Fradi gym class, in which our club’s athletes and professionals hold intensive, experience-oriented, and entertaining classes for children aged 6-18 regarding football and handball.
The aim of the Fradi Fair Play Committee, which is also stated in its charter, is to raise awareness to fair play and the values and traditions of “Faradism”, with special attention to promoting moral rules, respect and non-violent and doping-free sport.
In 2020 Ferencvárosi Torna Club has formed its first walking football team. The most important rule of walking football is that it is forbidden to run, this way this amazing sport becomes playable again for the elderly. Walking football is not only good for encouraging an active lifestyle for the elderly, but through it people who are living more isolated, or have fewer friends or family members can be part of a community and a group again.
New options, games, an easier way of purchasing tickets – all in the fresh Fradi app!
Liu Shaoang came first on 500 meters and Liu Shaolin Sándor on 1000 meters.
Ferencvárosi Torna Club is taking another step to promote fair play.
Our football team is charitable this year too by donating to four children's hospitals in Budapest.
Leandro de Almeida and László Bázsa-Mosó receive the Fradi Fair-Play Award in 2020.
With the knowledge of the first training, the Walking Football players arrived at the FTC trainings complex.
The Walking Football team of the Ferencvárosi Torna Club held its first training.
We have offered the amount of sold Christmas sweaters (321.000 HUF) to Bethesda Children Hospital.