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Ferencvárosi Torna Club
Ferencvárosi Torna Club (FTC), perhaps better known as Ferencváros, nicknamed as Fradi, is a popular (maybe the most popular) Hungarian sports club, founded in 1899. Their stadium is situated in Ferencváros (hence the name), District IX of Budapest. It has colors green and white.
The biggest part of the club is the football team, the fans call them
- ZÖLD SASOK (GREEN EAGLES).
The FTC is the only Hungarian soccer team, that participated in all the first division championships since the start of Hungarian Soccer Championships in 1901.
Meanwhile, FTC has won 28 championships [which is a national record]: 1903, 1905, 1906-07, 1908-09, 1909-10, 1910-11, 1911-12, 1912-13, 1925-26, 1926-27, 1927-28, 1931-32, 1933-34, 1937-38, 1939-40, 1940-41, 1948-49, 1962-63, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1975-76, 1980-81, 1991-92, 1994-95, 1995-96, 2000-2001, 2003-2004
The most successful years were 1931 and 1932 since FTC won the 1931-1932 championships with 100% performance, without drawns or losses.
FTC won the Hungarian National Cup 20 times [which is a national record] 1913, 1922, 1927, 1928, 1933, 1935, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1958, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2004.
In 1928 and in 1937 FTC won the Central European Cup.
In the ancestor of the UEFA Cup, FTC won the cup in 1965 and in 1968 FTC lost in the finals against Leeds.
In 1972 FTC reached the semi finals of the UEFA cup.
In 1975 the unbeaten FTC was beaten by Dinamo Kiev in the Cup Winners' Cup final.
Ferencváros is the first Hungarian team that qualified to the Champions' League's group phase in 1995 by defeating Anderlecht in the qualifying matches.
In addition to that, FTC has also a women handball club, a men ice hockey club, a men cycling club, in all FTC is either the best or in the top three clubs.
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