15:30 25th February 2014
by Norwich City Football Club
Canaries and Green Eagles in new partnership
NORWICH City are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Hungarian football giants Ferencváros.
The link-up begins immediately and will offer footballing and commercial opportunities for both clubs in the future.
Ferencváros Chief Executive Officer Pál Orosz attended our Barclays Premier League game against Spurs at Carrow Road on Sunday - and Norwich executives will make a return visit to Budapest, where Ferencváros are in the process of building an impressive new stadium.
City Chief Executive David McNally said: “We’re delighted to announce this partnership with Ferencváros. It gives us the opportunity to share ideas and commercial opportunities to our mutual benefit and we’re very much looking forward to working with them in the future.”
Ferencváros are Hungary’s most successful professional football club having won their domestic title 28 times, and they notably triumphed in the Fairs Cup – now the Europa League - in 1965 by beating Juventus in the final.
The Canaries have played them once before in a friendly at Carrow Road on February 16 1990, with goals from Robert Fleck and Adrian Pennock securing a 2-0 win for Dave Stringer’s side.
The ‘Green Eagles’ are currently managed by German Thomas Doll, former boss of HSV and Borussia Dortmund, but were coached by Englishmen Bobby Davison and Craig Short between 2008 and 2010.
One notable player currently on their books is Akos Buzsaky, who spent eight years in English football between 2005 and 2013, playing for Plymouth Argyle, Queens Park Rangers, Portsmouth and Barnsley.