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The name of the football club, Videoton, comes from the eponymous privately owned Hungarian company, Contract Electronics Manufacturer (CEM), the largest independent Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider in the CEE region, in the TOP 30 worldwide, TOP 10 in EU according to the latest ranking of MMI.
Videoton Football Club (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈvidɛoton ɛf t͡seː]) is a Hungarian professional football club based in Székesfehérvár, in the west of Hungary, playing in the first division Hungarian League. Videoton won the Hungarian League twice in 2011 and 2015, Hungarian Cup once, the defunct Hungarian League Cup thrice, and the Hungarian Super Cup twice. Videoton is best known in Europe for reaching the 1985 UEFA Cup Final.
The multi-purpose stadium of the club is located in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. The name of the stadium is Sóstói Stadion which originates from neighbouring Sósto (in English Salt Lake). Its capacity is 14,300 (all seated) and it was opened in 1967. The record attendance was in 1985 when Videoton FC was playing with the Spanish giant Real Madrid in the first leg of the final of the UEFA Cup 1984–85.
However, the following year, Videoton bounced back and won the second division. The next five years saw the club consolidate its position in the first division by finishing tenth, seventh, fifth, fourth and again fifth. Then in the 1975–76 season the team achieved the best position in its history by finishing second.
Videoton was founded in 1941 and its colours are blue and red. The club has played at its home ground, Sóstói Stadion, since 1967. The most successful period in Videoton's history came in the mid-1980s when Ferenc Kovács led the club to the final of the UEFA Cup in 1985. Videoton won its first Hungarian League title in 2011 and managed to reach the group stages of the Europa League in the 2012–13 season.
The first ground of the club could be found in the Berényi Street. On 26 September 1946, the first match was played at the Berényi Street Ground. Videoton played its matches here from 1950 to 1959. From 1959 the team played on a grass turf until 1967. The club moved to the Sóstói Stadion three times. The first era spent at the stadium was between 1948–50 and 1959–62. In 1967 the club moved there permanently.
In 2010 Videoton FC were leading the Hungarian National Championship I 2009–10 for many weeks, but in the end their rivals Debrecen won the championship. The team finished second, and qualified for the Europa League.
After the golden era, Videoton continued to be a mainstay in the first division. However, they failed to achieve any significant results. The 1998 season saw them barely escape relegation, which surprised many. Finishing the season in 16th place, the club had to win a play-off against Sopron to remain in the top flight. They managed to do this by winning both games 2–1 and 3–0. Relegation came the following year ending a run of 29 years in the first division.
On 22 January 1968, the club was renamed Videoton SC, due to a sponsorship agreement with the electrical goods manufacturer Videoton. The first season in the top league wasn't very successful. The team won 9 games but lost 18 matches, finishing in 15th place, which resulted in them being relegated.
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