|Full name||József Zakariás|
|Date of birth||25 March 1924|
|Place of birth||Budapest, Hungary|
|Date of death||22 November 1971(aged 47)|
|Place of death||Budapest, Hungary|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defender / Defensive Midfielder|
|1945||Budai Barátság SE|
|1946–1950||MATEOSZ Munkás SE|
|1953–1956||Vörös Lobogó SE|
|1968–1971||Medosz Erdért SE|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
József Zakariás (25 March 1924 – 22 November 1971), also known as Zakariás József was a Hungarian footballer and manager. During the 1950s he was a member of the legendary Hungary team known as the Mighty Magyars. Other members of the team included Nándor Hidegkuti, Ferenc Puskás, Zoltán Czibor, Sándor Kocsis and József Bozsik.
MTK Hungária FC
Zakariás was born and died in Budapest and spent the peak of his career at MTK Hungária FC. However while he was with the club they were known as Bástya SE and then Vörös Lobogó SE. Under coach Márton Bukovi and with a team that also included Nándor Hidegkuti, Péter Palotás and Mihály Lantos, Zakariás helped MTK win two Hungarian League titles, a Hungarian Cup and a Mitropa Cup.
Between 1949 and 1954, Zakariás won 35 caps for Hungary. As one of the legendary Mighty Magyars, he helped Hungary become Olympic Champions in 1952, Central European Champions in 1953 and defeat England twice. He then helped Hungary reach the 1954 World Cup final. During the World Cup finals he played in four of the five games Hungary played in. He allegedly broke a curfew before the final, spending the previous night with a hotel maid. Zakariás never played for Hungary again.
|Olympic medal record|
|Competitor for Hungary|
|Gold||1952 Helsinki||Team competition|
- Behind The Curtain - Travels in Eastern European Football: Jonathan Wilson (2006)