Friday, March 21, 2014

Badge of the Day #91 (Dunaújvárosi Kohász)


A recent addition to the collection, representing Dunaújvárosi Kohász SE, the name from 1961 – 90 of a club that, in common with many Hungarian ones, went through numerous changes of nomenclature (& prior to 1961, the new, postwar Socialist industrial city of Dunaújváros had itself originally been known as Sztálinváros, as was the football club during this time) until financially-collapsed dissolution in 2009 (less than 10 years previously, in the season that bestrode the change of millennia, they had, as Dunaferr, been crowned league champions, before going bust & being reborn for the first time as early as 2004, making for two swift & terrible declines, the second alas terminal).

Thus this object of a certain vintage could be said to have something of a hauntological aspect to it, as manifestation of a ghost, a surviving relic of both one of the identities of the defunct club &, more generally, the period of Communist Hungary, being a product of such.

In terms of design, the badge is an interesting & different shape, a tiny shield in nature, with the crest proudly flying the flag for the bold ‘dk’ SE, now a memorial to the departed.

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