Football in Hungary
Few associations can match the football pedigree of the Hungarian Football Federation, which was founded in 1901. A successful team from the outset, Hungary were regular features at major tournaments, such as the first Olympic Football Tournament (Stockholm 1912) and the first FIFA World Cup? (Uruguay 1930). Hungary were a true force to be reckoned with and were unbeaten for nearly a decade, a period that included a stunning 6-3 victory against England on the hallowed Wembley turf. The 1954 FIFA World Cup? Final in Berne against West Germany will also live long in the memory, as Hungary lost and the defeat signalled the start of a return to normality. Countless Hungarian officials have also excelled within FIFA and UEFA, while Hungarian referees also have an enviable reputation and are subsequently regular participants in final competitions. In the first 100 years of its existence, the Hungarian national team played 747 matches against 72 different opponents, wining 368, drawing 166 and losing just 213. A proud record for a proud association!
The first Goal project
At its meeting on 14 February 2004, the Goal Bureau added Hungary to the list of countries to receive funds towards a Goal project. After a lengthy period of evaluation, the Hungarian association presented the Goal Bureau on 7 November 2005 with a project for building modern administrative offices in Budapest that would meet the needs of a large football association. The project, opened on 25 October 2006, was funded by Goal and other external sources.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Association headquarters
Project approved on
7 November 2005
Opened on 25 October 2006
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Other sources USD 2,100,000 Total cost USD 2,500,000