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!
Second Goal project
After a long period of inactivity, the Hungarian Football Federation has launched a number of important projects in quick succession in the last ten years. The new federation headquarters were inaugurated at the end of 2005, and the Goal Bureau approved a second project on 21 March 2007, this time for a technical centre in Budapest to consolidate all coaching and educational activities, particularly at youth level, and for training national teams at all levels. This project was inaugurated on 3 May 2009.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Training centre in Budapest
Project approved on
21 March 2007
Opened on 3 May 2009
Goal USD 400,000 Association USD 2,000,000 Other sources USD 3,000,000 Total cost USD 5,400,000