Csepel SC

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Csepel SC [ˈtʃɛpɛl] is a Hungarian sports club based in Csepel, the XXI district of Budapest, which is on an island in the Danube in the south of the city. The club was formed in 1912 as Csepeli Torna Klub ("gymnastics club").

Csepel SC is the most successful Hungarian sports club in Olympic medals and points.[citation needed]

The Csepel SC football department

Csepel SC have won the Hungarian football championship four times. They became champions of the following seasons; 1941/42, 1942/43, 1947/48 and 1958/59.

The football department of the club was dissolved after 2001/02 season. The team then played in the second division. Its homeground was the Béke téri, which has a capacity of 14 000.

Until its relegation 1996/97 Csepel SC spent 51 season in the first division and remains to-date (2007), eighth in the all time table of the first division.

Details to the History of Csepel SC

In its only participation in European Champions' Cup (in 1960) Csepel SC was eliminated in the qualification round by Fenerbahçe SK of Istanbul. In 1981 Csepel was runner-up in the Mitropa Cup behind Tatran Presov. The last notable success was fourth place in the national league in 1982/83.

In 2000 the football department of the club was merged with the first team of the second division club III. Kerületi TVE from Óbuda in the III. district in the north of Budapest. The joint team played for the next two seasons under the name of Csepel SC in Csepel. The junior teams remained separated.

At the end of the 2001/02 season the football department of Csepel SC was dissolved. Beginning with the season 2003/04 the former partners from Óbuda resumed senior football under the name of III. Kerületi TUE and commenced activities with many players from former teams and its own youth in the fourth division. In that year the team remained undefeated and was promoted to the third division (NBIII), where it is still playing today (2007/08).

Of importance, currently, are the volleyball, wrestling and cycling departments of the club. Also the handball and boxing sections are of historic significance.

UEFA Champions League

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1959-60 European Cup Preliminary Round Turkey Fenerbahçe SK 2-3 1-1 (Nemeth) 3-4

Record by country of opposition

  • Correct as of 5 July 2010
Country Pld W D L GF GA GD Win%
Turkey Turkey 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1 00.00
Totals 2 0 1 1 3 4 –1 0.00

P - Played; W - Won; D - Drawn; L - Lost

Naming history

  • 1912 - Csepeli TK
  • 1932 - Csepel FC
  • 1937 - Weisz-Manfréd FC Csepel
  • 1944 - Csepel SC
  • 1947 - Csepeli Mukás TE
  • 1950 - Csepeli Vasas
  • 1958 - Csepeli SC
  • 1993 - Csepel SC-Kordax
  • 1996 - Csepel SC

The Csepel SC basketball department

The basketball department of Csepel SC had its glory days at the decades of '70s and '80s where it won all its domestic titles and participated almost every year in the European competitions.


Total Titles: 9

Domestic competitions

Important athletes


Runner-up at the 1989 world championship (Greco-Roman, super-heavyweight), eight national championships.

Two gold medals (individual and team) at the 1960 Olympics.

Two Olympic gold and two bronze in C2 and C1 with György Kozmann and Csaba Horváth, fifteen gold medals at World Championships.

The club has bred Olympic champions including András Balczó, Tibor Berczelly, Aladár Gerevich, Károly Fatér, and Bertalan Papp.