The Fradi Museum dates back to December 3, 1985. This was the day when the museum opened its gates officially on Béla Nagy’s celebration of the 85th jubilee of the football division.
And who is Béla Nagy?
He was born the 6th May, 1944 and was a real Fradi-fan from the moment he was delivered. He collected everything that had anything to do with Ferencváros. In the 60s he worked as a waitress at Mátyás Pince, where he had the pleasure of serving our football team once. The management noticed his thorough knowledge about the club and since there was a vacant position that time at the club house, he was offered a place. He did not hesitate to say yes. Ever since then, he lived only for Ferencváros. He spent a vast amount of money and time on collecting everything connected to the history of Ferencváros. Working with indefatigable persistence, he wrote and edited more than 106 books. After being sick for long, at 62, the 26th May, 2006, Béla Nagy passed peacefully away.
Continuing the work Béla Nagy started, the visitors can see today the most valuable memories and trophies from the great history of Ferencváros. Flórián Albert’s Golden Ball, Tibor Nyilasi’s silver boot and the biggest triumph in the history of Hungarian football, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup is also exhibited in the Museum.
In the museum the visitors follow a timeline and learn the club’s history interactively. On this timeline the visitors can find numerous tablets with photos and video clips from a certain age. After leaving the timeline the visitors see the dressing corridor, where the history of Ferencváros is presented in eight lockers. To make it even more interesting, the lockers are filled from boots and jerseys from a certain period of the club’s history. The next stage at the museum is the retro stage, the exact copy of the wooden stages of the first Ferencváros stadium from Üllői Street. The stage is followed by the treasury, where the biggest cups and trophies are exhibited. In the next room the visitors can see the seasonal exhibitions. The last stop in the museum tour is the sanctuary, where the visitors can first see some of our legends on hologram screens and then the most valued relics of the club. Among others, Flórián Albert’s Golden Ball, Tibor Nyilasi’s silver boot and the biggest triumph in the history of Hungarian football, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup is also exhibited in the Museum today.
The Fradi Museum is the first museum in Hungary where the visitors can learn more about the museum and its exhibition with an audio guide, which is available in six languages, through a smartphone application.