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!
Third Goal project
The Hungarian Football Federation's third project was wide-reaching, and involved the installation of several hundred artificial turf pitches of all sizes all over the country. The basis for the project was a plan drawn up by local and regional authorities in cooperation with centres of education. The project was coordinated by an agency with close links to the federation and was approved by the Goal Bureau on 4 February 2008. The project was inaugurated on 3 May 2009 together with the federation's second project
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Artificial turf pitches of all sizes for Hungarian cities and villages
Project approved
4 February 2008
Opened on 3 May 2009
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Other sources USD 3,000,000 Total cost USD 3,400,000