Ernő Solymosi

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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Hungary
Men's football
Bronze 1960 Rome Team Competition

Ernő Solymosi (21 June 1940 – 19 February 2011) was a Hungarian footballer. He was born in Diósgyőr. He played for the clubs Diósgyőri VTK, Újpest FC and Pécsi Dózsa as a midfielder and defender. He played 38 games and scored 7 goals for the Hungary national football team. He is most famous for his participation in the bronze medal winning Hungarian team on the 1960 Summer Olympic Games[1] and the European Championship of 1964, and for playing on the 1962 FIFA World Cup.

After his career as footballer, he worked for the Ministry for Home Affairs, being the personal guard of János Kádár, the communist leader of Hungary from 1956 to 1988. He has retired in 1993.


  1. ^ "Ernő Solymosi Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 


  • "Solymosi Ernő" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sportszövetség (National Sport Association). Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  • "Solymosi Ernő" (in Hungarian). Futball-Adattár (Football DataBase). Retrieved 2010-01-27.