Chelsea’s second Europa league game at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening is against MOL VIDI FC. What do you know about this football club?
Here are 3 things you need to know about MOL VIDI FC:
MOL VIDI FC IS A HUNGARIAN CLUB:
MOL Vidi Football Club, commonly known as Vidi (Hungarian pronunciation: [‘vidi]), is a Hungarian professional football club based in Székesfehérvár, in the west of Hungary, playing in the first division Hungarian League. Due to sponsorship reasons, the club changed its name from Videoton FC to MOL Vidi FC in 2018. The main sponsor of the club is the Hungarian oil and gas multinational company, MOL.
THEY ARE WINNERS:
They have won the Nemzeti Bajnokság I, top level of the Hungarian football league system, three times in 2011, 2015 and 2018. They have won the Magyar Kupa, the Hungarian Cup, once in 2006 by beating Vasas on penalties in the final and the defunct Hungarian League Cup three times in 2008, 2009 and 2012. Vidi is best known in European football for reaching the 1985 UEFA Cup Final.
THEY HAVE A UNIQUE IDENTITY:
Vidi was founded in 1941 and its colours are blue and red. The club has played at its home ground, Sóstói Stadion, since 1967 – with 14,300 seats. The most successful period in its history came in the mid-1980s when Ferenc Kovács led the club to the final of the UEFA Cup in 1985. They won their first Hungarian League title in 2011 and reached the group stages of the Europa League in the 2012–13 and 2018-19 season. Despite being Hungarian champions 3 times since 2000, Vidi have never qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.
Let’s hope for the best against them on Thursday night as we host them. Cheers!