Újpesti Torna Egylet as one of the oldest Hungarian sports society

July 2nd, 2015

FindYourStampsValue.com is glad to inform that Magyar Posta marked the 130th anniversary of the foundation of the sports club Újpesti Torna Egylet by issuing a commemorative stamp. The item contains the image of UTE's logo. The stamp was designed by the graphic artist Ervin Widerkomm and produced by ANY Security Printing Company. The philatelic release was put on sale on the 19th of June.

The full Hungarian name of the sports club Újpest TE is Újpesti Torna Egylet and this is the third oldest surviving sports club in Hungary. The club was founded by local residents of Újpest when it was still a village of 700 souls just outside Budapest. On 16 June 1885 twenty enthusiastic young people announced the formation of Újpest TE in a classroom of the school on the village's marketplace.

Before long, the club boasted 78 members. The membership adopted the motto Fitness, Strength and Unity as well as what would later come to indicate and symbolise continuity, the club colours of violet and white. On 31 March 1950 the Interior Ministry Sports Club merged with UTE to form Dózsa SE, which changed its name to Újpest Dózsa SC in 1957.

Thanks to the efficiency of the endeavours of the excellent managers and coaches, more and more sections for different age groups in each discipline were created. Technical facilities and financial options were outstanding during the period the Interior Ministry was associated with the club. Újpest played a leading role in Hungarian sport until the 1990s. In 1991 the club reverted to its old name UTE.