Imre Varadi

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Imre Varadi
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-07-08) 8 July 1959 (age 55)
Place of birth Paddington, London, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1978 Letchworth
1978–1979 Sheffield United 10 (4)
1979–1981 Everton 26 (6)
1981–1983 Newcastle United 81 (39)
1983–1985 Sheffield Wednesday 76 (33)
1985–1986 West Bromwich Albion 32 (9)
1986–1988 Manchester City 65 (26)
1988–1990 Sheffield Wednesday 22 (3)
1990–1993 Leeds United 26 (5)
1992 Luton Town (loan) 6 (1)
1993 Oxford United (loan) 5 (0)
1993–1995 Rotherham United 67 (25)
1995 Mansfield Town 1 (0)
1995 Boston United
1995 Scunthorpe United 2 (0)
1995– Matlock Town
Teams managed
1995– Matlock Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Imre Varadi (born 8 July 1959) is an English former professional footballer of Hungarian origin, known as a journeyman forward who appeared for 16 different clubs at all levels of professional football in England.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Paddington, Varadi started out in non-league football with Letchworth before joining Sheffield United in 1978, shortly before his nineteenth birthday.[1]

Varadi went on to become a nomadic journeyman, who rarely spent more than two years with any club and never made 100 league appearances in the colours of any team he played for.

From Sheffield United, he moved on to Everton, Newcastle United, Sheffield Wednesday, West Bromwich Albion, Manchester City, Swansea Town, Sheffield Wednesday again, Leeds United, Luton Town, Oxford United, Rotherham United, Mansfield Town, Boston United, Scunthorpe United and finally had a spell as player-manager at Matlock Town.[1][2] He was part of the Leeds United side that won the old First Division in 1992 but only played in three matches which was not enough games to earn a winner's medal. In 1984 he was approached by the Hungarian FA as to his willingness to play for Hungary, but he turned them down, pointing out that they already had good strikers and attacking midfielders.[3]

Post-retirement[edit]

He became a fully licensed FIFA Agent in March 2004 and provides commentary on games for both PA Sport and BBC Radio Sheffield.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wash, Roger (2008). Hatters Heroes. Roger Wash. ISBN 978-0-9560832-0-3. 
  2. ^ "Boston United Football Club News". Boston United F.C. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  3. ^ "Leeds United: Season 1991 - 1992: Division One". leeds-fans.org.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 

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