János Farkas

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János Farkas
Personal information
Date of birth (1942-03-27)27 March 1942
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Date of death 29 September 1989(1989-09-29) (aged 47)
Place of death Budapest, Hungary
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959-1972 Vasas SC
1963 Ferencvárosi TC (loan)
National team
1961-1969 Hungary 33 (20)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Hungary
Men's football
Gold 1964 Tokyo Team Competition

János Farkas (born in Budapest 27 March 1942; died 29 September 1989, Budapest[1]) was a Hungarian footballer.

During his club career he played for Vasas SC. He earned 33 caps and scored 20 goals for the Hungary national football team from 1961 to 1969,[2] and participated in the 1962 FIFA World Cup, the 1964 European Nations' Cup, and the 1966 FIFA World Cup. He also won a gold medal in football at the 1964 Summer Olympics. He is particularly remembered for his fabulous goal at the 1966 FIFA World Cup against Brazil, contributing to a sensational 3-1 win against the incumbent champions. He finished his career rather early, at the age of 30, and became a gastronomer. He died at the age of 47 of a heart attack. A youth football tournament was named after him following his death.


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