Diósgyőri VTK is a Hungarian football club located in Miskolc. The side currently plays in the OTP Bank Liga.
Diósgyőri VTK was established on February 6, 1910. Until the 1970s the team struggled in the lower divisions. In the 1976/1977 campaign the club claimed a tenth-place finish in the league. That year was also memorable for DVTK’s Hungarian Cup triumph. As a result, the team qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and managed to reach the second round. In 1979 Diósgyőri took part in the UEFA Cup and surprised Europe by beating Rapid Wien and Dundee United. The 1978/1979 season was the best campaign in the team’s history as Diósgyőri finished third. In 1980 DVTK again claimed the Hungarian Cup.
However, after that glory its form slumped and the club suffered relegation to the second tier. In the late 1990s DVTK was hit by financial woes and, eventually, went bankrupt. The club’s staunch supporters under the aegis of the government revived Diósgyőri VTK. In 2004 the team returned to the senior set-up but five years later DVTK dropped back into NBII. The side joined the elite for the 2012/2013 season.
On September 12, 2012 former Genoa frontman Gergely Rudolf made the move to Diósgyőri. The team’s traditional colours are red and white.
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