JUBI Titans (Hun)




Budapest Celtic Hoops (Hun)

* Budapest Celtic Hoops (Hun) won 2-1 on penalties.

After 59 games of football we came down to the most important of them all. Game 60 – The 2017 Budapest Fives Cup Final. The two teams set to do battle for the honour and glory of victory were JUBI Titans versus Budapest Celtic Hoops.

The one thing we knew is that we would have a Hungarian winner. The host nation was without a win from 2011 to 2014 in this tournament as Belarus, England (x2) and Romania claimed victories. 2015 sparked a golden run for Hungary though as Csabagyongye became the trailblazers before Meglepetes in 2016 and the winner of this Cup Final here in 2017.

Viktor Madaraz, Jonatan Guti, Barnabas Kantor and Domonkos Muranyi all tasted success for Meglepetes last year. They could create history by becoming the first players to win with two different teams should JUBI Titans be successful. A Budapest Celtic win would make them the 11 th team in history to record multiple Cup wins in our tournaments.

History was not on Budapest Celtic's side though. This was their 10 th appearance in a final and of the previous 9 they had won 1, lost 8 (full list below). Could they break the hoodoo?


2011 Budapest Fives : (Tigers) Lost on pens to Olympic Phil Babb (Eng) after 0-0 draw.

2012 Budapest Fives: (Tigers )Lost 5-0 to ABC United (Rom)

2013 Krakow Trophy: (Lions) Beat The A Team (Fra) 2-1.

2016 Budapest Fives: (Greens) Lost 3-1 to Meglepetes (Hun)


2014 Valencia Fives: (Tigers) Lost 4-1 to Saipan FC (Ire)

2014 Budapest Fives: (Panthers) Lost to FC Radbroke 3-2 (Eng)

2014 Bratislava Fives: (Lions) Lost on pens, 6-5, after 2-2 draw to GSF Drunkerz (Svk)

2015 Budapest Fives: (Tigers) Lost 3-0 to Naranjitos (Spa)

2017 Budapest Fives: (Greens) Lost 1-0 to Racing Literki (Spa)


It did not start well for Budapest Celtic as JUBI Titans struck early. The game was only a couple of minutes in when Domonkos Muranyi scored the opener. He was our tournament top goalscorer last year with 9 goals. This was only his second day but what an important goal and what a sublime goal. He produced some wonderful skill to beat his defender and apply the finish that drew gasps and applause from the watching crowds.

The pattern of the Cup Final was now set with JUBI Titans keeping possession and playing patiently, waiting for an opening to get a second killer goal. Budapest Celtic Hoops when they had the ball naturally played with more urgency. Whilst JUBI Titans had more of the possession, Budapest Celtic Hoops were making Viktor Madarasz in the JUBI goal the busier of the two ‘keepers although there was nothing too clear cut as we went into half-time at 1-0.

The second half continued in much the same fashion and it looked like JUBI Titans would probably keep their opponents at bay and hold onto the 1-0 win. However, we were wrong. A set piece from a throw-in saw the Hoops draw level through an Alberto Segantini header at the back post. The goal changed the momentum of the game and if anyone looked like scoring a second it was Celtic. They enjoyed a strong period of play buoyed by the equalizer. The game settled down as the final whistle approached and in the end the final result was 1-1. A penalty shoot-out would decide the Budapest Fives Cup Final for the fourth time (after 2011, 2013 and 2014).

In the shoot-out it would be Budapest Celtic Hoops to shoot first (just as they did in the Semi-Final) and it would be number 11 to take the first pen. Alberto Segantini sent the goalkeeper to his left whilst he slotted it into the bottom right (just as he did in the Semi-Final). Up first for JUBI Titans was Richard Gregus – he hit it high and down the middle to level it up at 1-1. Daniel Harasztos was up next as Celtic kept the same order from the Semi-Final. He scored then but not here as Viktor Madarasz made a great save to huge cheers from the crowd. It was advantage JUBI Titans.

Tamas Kovacs had the chance to put his team in control of this shoot-out when he stepped forward. He went to the goalkeeper's right but Joao Roque went the way and saved the penalty. A huge moment for Celtic and we stayed level at 1-1. Levente Kovacs Lengyel had the chance to put Celtic in front – he went to the goalkeeper's bottom right…and scored. 2-1 Celtic. It meant Domonkos Muranyi had to score to keep JUBI Titans in the hunt for the title. He struck his penalty well but it cannoned back off the cross-bar. Budapest Celtic had won the Budapest Fives for the first time!

We offer our consolations to JUBI Titans who were superb on the day and a top quality side. They had knocked out two excellent teams in the QF and SF but ultimate success was not to be theirs today.

Our congratulations for the personal honours go to Stephen Doherty of Red Light Runners with 7 goals.

We offer massive congratulations to Budapest Celtic Hoops who had unfinished business after defeats in the final in 2011, 2012 and 2016. They now had 2 Cup winners trophies in their trophy cabinet.

Thank you to all the teams who competed. We hope to see you all again at a tournament very soon.

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