Debreceni VSC

Debreceni Vasutas Sport Club is a professional football club, based in Debrecen, Hungary, that competes in the Nemzeti Bajnokság I, the first tier of Hungarian football.[2] They are best known internationally for reaching the group stages of the UEFA Champions League in the 2009–10 season.[3] Debrecen have become the most successful club in Hungary since 2000, winning the Hungarian League seven times.[4]

Debreceni VSC
Full nameDebreceni Vasutas Sport Club
Short nameDVSC
Founded12 March 1902; 119 years ago (1902-03-12)
GroundNagyerdei Stadion
ChairmanPéter Szabó
ManagerSzabolcs Huszti[1]
LeagueNB I
2020–21NB II, 1st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Current season


Debrecen was founded on 12 March 1902 as Debreceni Vasutas Sport Club. The club first reached the Nemzeti Bajnokság I in the 1943–44 season. Debrecen rose to domestic prominence in the early 2000s when they won their first Hungarian league title in 2004–05 season. Since then the club managed to win seven titles in the 2010s total. However, in the late 2010s the club lost its governmental support and started to decline. In the 2016-17 Nemzeti Bajnokság I, they were escaping from relegation.

At international level, Debrecen reached their biggest success when they managed to reach the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage. The following year they reached the group stages of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League.

Crest and colours

Naming history

  • 1902–12: Egyetértés Football Club
  • 1912–48: Debreceni Vasutas
  • 1948–49: Debreceni Vasutas Sport Egyesület
  • 1949–55: Debreceni Lokomotív
  • 1955–56: Debreceni Törekvés
  • 1957–79: Debreceni Vasutas Sport Club
  • 1979–89: Debreceni Munkás Vasutas Sport Club
  • 1989–95: Debreceni Vasutas Sport Club
  • 1995–99: DVSC-Epona
  • 1999–01: Debreceni VSC
  • 2001–02: Netforum-DVSC
  • 2002: Debreceni VSC
  • 2003–05: DVSC-MegaForce
  • 2005–06: DVSC-AVE Ásványvíz
  • 2006–16: DVSC-TEVA
  • 2016–: Debreceni Vasutas Sport Club

Manufacturers and shirt sponsors

The following table shows in detail Debreceni VSC kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year:

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1977– adidas
1993–1995 paletta
−2000 Epona
2000–2001 Soproni Ászok
2002–2003 Arany Ászok
2003–2004 Nike MegaForce / Arany Ászok
2005 adidas Ave Ásványvíz / Arany Ászok
2005–2006 Ave Ásványvíz /
2006–2007 Teva / Ave Ásványvíz
2008–2009 Teva
2009–2010 Orangeways / Teva
2010–2016 Teva

Stadiums and facilities

Debrecen played their home matches at Oláh Gábor utcai Stadion between 1989 and 2014

Debrecen played their home matches between 1989 and 2014 at the Oláh Gábor utcai Stadion, which has a capacity of 12,500. After winning the first Nemzeti Bajnokság I trophy, it was found that the stadium did not meet UEFA stadium criteria. Therefore, the most important UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches had to be played at the Ferenc Puskás Stadium as in 2009-10 UEFA Champions League group stage and the 2010-11 UEFA Europa League group stage.

On 1 May 2014, the Nagyerdei stadium was opened with an inauguration ceremony. Viktor Orbán, Hungarian prime minister, said that "the Hungarian spirit, the architects, the engineers, the workers make Hungary great again with this constructions like the Nagyerdei stadium" (in Hungarian: "A magyar szellem, a tervezők, a mérnökök, a munkások ilyen alkotásokkal teszik ismét naggyá Magyarországot"). The stadium was also sanctified by Nándor Bosák, bishop of the Roman Catholic Church, Gusztáv Bölcskei, minister, and Fülöp Kocsis, bishops of the Greek Catholic Church. After the sanctification, singers such as Lou Bega, Viktor Király, Ildikó Kersztes, Gigi Radić, and Erika Miklósa entertained the audience. The first match was played between the Debrecen All Stars and Hungary All Stars, including players such as Attila Pintér, current Hungary national football team coach, Kálmán Kovács, former Budapest Honvéd legend, Péter Lipcsei, former Ferencváros icon, György Véber, former Újpest icon and Mezőkövesd manager at that time, Imre Garaba, former Hungary international, Flórián Urbán, former Újpest legend, and Lajos Détári, former Hungary national team legend.[5]

On 10 May 2014, the first official match was played at the new stadium between Debrecen and Újpest in the 2013–14 Hungarian League season. The match ended with a 3–1 victory over the Budapest-based rival, Újpest. The first goal of the match was scored by Kulcsár in the 27th minute. Although Vasiljević equalised the score in the 37th minute, Debrecen were able to clinch the victory in the second half due to an own goal by Antón in the 46-minute and a goal by Vadnai in the 85th minute.[6][7]

On 22 May 2014, the first match of the Hungary national football team was played at the stadium in front of 20,000 spectators, which ended with a 2–2 draw against Denmark national football team. The first goal was scored by the former Debrecen player Dzsudzsák. Eriksen equalised the score in the 56th minute. The debutant Varga took the lead in the 69th minute again, but the score was equalised by Schöne in the 72nd minute.[8][9][10]


Supporters of DVSC are mainly based in Debrecen, Hungary. However, the club is popular in all over Hungary. Club's main ultras group is Szívtiprók Ultras Debrecen (SZ.U.D.), which is the largest and oldest faction, founded in 1994.[11] As of 2000, SZ.U.D started to divide itself, in factions of ultras outside Debrecen, such as SZ.U.D. Budapest, SZ.U.D. Nagyvárad and SZ.U.D. Hódmezővásárhely. Among smaller groups are considered Force Field, Red Territory and Vadmacskák, which are the oldest. However, since 2009, new ultras factions, such as Sziporkák, Debrecen Hooligans, Barrabrava Debrecen and others appeared. This while several, like North Side Hooligans were dissolved in early 2000s. Debrecen has fierce rivalries with Nyíregyháza, Békéscsaba and competitive rivalries with Ferencváros, Újpest and Videoton.

On 5 August 2014, UEFA issued sanctions against Debrecen, Romania's Steaua București and Slovenia's Maribor following racist behaviour by their fans during 2014–15 UEFA Champions League qualifying against Cliftonville, Strømsgodset and Zrinjski Mostar respectively. Debrecen shut sector B of their ground after fans showed an "illicit banner" during the match against Northern Ireland’s Cliftonville.[12]

  • Szívtiprók Ultras Debrecen (founded in 1994)
Famous supporters


On 27 May 2017, it was announced that Andy Vajna could replace Gábor Szima as the owner of Debrecen. Nevertheless, Andy Vajna added that he likes football but he does not want to invest into football.[14]

On 15 August 2017, it was revealed that Gábor Szima, the owner of Debrecen, might leave the club and a Greek tycoon might arrive.[15]

On 1 July 2020, Szima resigned as the owner of the club.[16] The 73 percent of the shares of the club were purchased by the local government. László Papp, mayor of Debrecen, announced that the main goal is to be promoted to the first league again. Dániel Tőzsér, former footballer, is appointed the director of the club. It was also announced that the budget of the club will be 1.2 billion HUF.[17]

Péter Szabó said that the new management of the club will base its function on business.[18]

On 18 December 2020, it was announced that the DVSC Egyesület purchased the majority of the shares.[19]




Current squad

As of 12 July, 2021.[20]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
4 DF  FRA Sylvain Deslandes
5 DF  HUN Bence Pávkovics
6 DF  SRB Marko Nikolić
8 MF  MKD David Babunski
10 FW  HUN Roland Ugrai
11 DF  HUN János Ferenczi
15 MF  HUN Mátyás Balla
17 FW  HUN Donát Bárány
18 MF  HUN Attila Haris
19 MF  HUN Balázs Dzsudzsák (captain)
20 MF  HUN Ágoston Bényei
21 MF  HUN Ádám Pintér
22 MF  HUN Bence Sós
23 MF  HUN Álmos Kalafat (on loan from Beşiktaş)
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 DF  HUN Patrik Poór
25 MF  HUN Árpád Szabó
27 MF  HUN Ádám Bódi
29 DF  HUN Erik Kusnyír
30 FW  HUN Patrik Tischler
31 DF  HUN Zsombor Bévárdi
33 MF  HUN József Varga
42 GK  HUN Alex Hrabina
65 FW  HUN Norbert Kundrák
69 DF  HUN Mihály Korhut
77 MF  HUN Péter Baráth
86 GK  SVK Tomas Kosicky
88 FW  HUN Márk Szécsi
96 DF  BRA Charleston
99 GK  HUN Dávid Gróf

Players with multiple nationalities

Out on loan

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF  HUN Nándor Kóródi (at Szeged-Csanád)

B squad

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK  HUN István Szabados
GK  HUN Péter Kovács
DF  HUN Richárd Gafouroglou
DF  HUN Viktor Koval
DF  HUN Erik Mocsán
DF  HUN Zsolt Pap
DF  HUN Márk Tóth
DF  HUN István Albert
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF  HUN Kálmán Kozák
MF  HUN Alex Engel
MF  HUN Szabolcs Len
MF  HUN Bendegúz Györky
MF  HUN Mátyás Gál
FW  HUN Norbert Angyal
FW  HUN Lajos András Tóth

Non-playing staff

Board of directors

Position Name
Financial Director Géza Róka
Senior Independent Director Ferenc Frida
Press Director Zoltán Csubák



Manager Gábor Toldi
Assistant Manager Szabolcs Huszti
Assistant Manager Tibor Dombi
Goalkeeping Coach Miklós Erdélyi
Fitness Coach Mihály Dankó
Club Doctor Zoltán Dézsi
Club Doctor Tibor Tamás


Notable foreign players

See also


  1. "A Huszti-Toldi edzőpáros váltja Kondást a Loki kispadján" (in Hungarian). Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  2. "Debreceni VSC". UEFA. 15 July 2014.
  3. "UEFA Champions League 2009–10: Clubs". UEFA. 15 July 2014.
  4. "Hungarian League winners". The Rec Sport Soccer Statistics Foundation. 15 July 2014.
  5. "DVSC: átadták a vadonatúj Nagyerdei Stadiont – fotók". 1 May 2014.
  6. "Matematikailag nem, gyakorlatilag viszont már bajnok lehet a Loki". 9 May 2014.
  7. "DVSC: Loki-fieszta az új stadion nyitányán – képek". 10 May 2014.
  8. "Kétszer is vezettünk a dánok ellen, szép gólok után a vége iksz". 22 May 2014.
  9. "Válogatott: a dánok szerint gyenge csapattal ikszeltek – lapszemle". 22 May 2014.
  10. "A mosdóban volt meleg víz, és egy órát még futballoztunk is!". 22 May 2014.
  11. "Szívtiprók Ultras Debrecen". 3 August 2015.
  12. UEFA closes stands at Steaua, Debrecen and Maribor after racist incidents, The Guardian, 5 August 2015
  13. "Lukács László – benne a vér, piros-fehér". 22 October 2014.
  14. "DVSC: Andy Vajna cáfolja, hogy ő lesz az új tulajdonos" [DVSC: Any Vajna repudiates that he might be the next owner] (in Hungarian). 27 May 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  15. "DVSC: Szima Gábor távozhat, görög hajómágnás jöhet" [DVSC: Gábor Szima might leave, Greek tycoon can come] (in Hungarian). 15 August 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  20. "Debrecen". Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  21. "DVSC – A hivatalos oldal".
  22. "DVSC – A hivatalos oldal".