Attila Abonyi

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Atti Abonyi
Personal information
Full name Attila Abonyi
Date of birth (1946-08-16) 16 August 1946 (age 68)
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1968 Melbourne Hungaria
1969–1976 St George
1977–1979 Sydney Croatia 89 (74)
1980 Melita Eagles
National team
1967–1977 Australia 61 (25)
Teams managed
1978–1979 Sydney Croatia
1980 Melita Eagles
1981–1982 Riverwood
1983 Canberra City SC
1984 Sydney Croatia
1985–1986 Rockdale Ilinden
1987–1988 St George Saints
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Attila Abonyi (born in 16 August 1946 in Budapest) is a Hungarian-born Australian football (soccer) manager and former player.

Biography[edit]

Born in Hungary, he took up football after emigrating to Australia at age 10.[1] Attila played started playing professional club football for Melbourne Hungaria between 1962 and 1968, St. George-Budapest between 1969 and 1976 and Sydney Croatia between 1977 and 1979.

He is well known for being a member of the Australian 1974 World Cup squad in West Germany and also represented New South Wales and Victoria. He scored 25 international goals for Australia in 61 games between 1967 and 1977 making him tied as the third highest goal scorer for Australia.

In June 1975, Abonyi made a guest appearance for a touring Manchester United side, coming on as a substitute for David McCreery against Queensland. He scored United's third goal in a 3–0 win.

Abonyi Place in the Sydney suburb of Glenwood is named for him.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Forward Thinking Archived 17 January 2010 at WebCite
  2. ^ O'Maley, Christine (2010-01-20). "Park is a goner". Blacktown Advocate (Cumberland Newspapers). p. 14. "...streets are named after well known football identities..." 

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