Yozhef Sabo

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Yozhef Sabo / József Szabó
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Personal information
Full name Yozhef Yozhefovich Sabo / József Szabó
Date of birth (1940-02-29) 29 February 1940 (age 74)
Place of birth Ungvár, Hungary
Playing position former Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Independent expert
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955 factory team
1957 Khimik Kalush
1957–1959 Spartak Uzhhorod 30 (10)
1959–1969 FC Dynamo Kyiv 246 (42)
1970 FC Zorya Luhansk 27 (6)
1971–1972 FC Dynamo Moscow 44 (3)
National team
1965–1968 USSR 40 (8)
Teams managed
1977 FC Zorya Luhansk
1978 FC CSKA Kyiv
1978–1979 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
1993–1997 Dynamo Kyiv
1994 Ukraine
1996–1999 Ukraine
2004–2005 Dynamo Kyiv
2000–2007 Dynamo Kyiv (vice-president)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Yozhef Yozhefovich Sabo (Ukrainian: Йожеф Йожефович Сабо; Hungarian: Szabó József [1]) (born 29 February 1940 in Ungvár, Hungary) is a former Soviet football player of Hungarian background.[1][2] He is baptized as a Greek-Catholic.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Szabó made his name as a player at Dynamo Kyiv, appearing at the club from 1959 to 1969. A four-time USSR domestic champion, Szabó appeared in 315 games in the competition, scoring 49 goals.

International[edit]

Aside from being named one of the 33 best players in the USSR for five years, Szabó was capped 40 times for the USSR national side, while scoring 8 goals.

Coaching career[edit]

However, Szabó became most famous for his coaching, coaching various sides in the late 70s (such as Zorya Luhansk in 1977 and Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in 1978–1979), he has coached Dynamo Kyiv numerous times (from 1993–1997 and 2004–2005, with breaks in between). He is also arguably the second-most successful coach of the Ukrainian national team, compiling 16 wins and 12 draws in 34 matches as coach of the side in 1994 and 1996–1999. On 20 September 2007 he was appointed as Dynamo Kyiv's manager after Anatoliy Demyanenko resigned. However, Szabó resigned in early November that year due to personal health problems. He left Dynamo Kyiv by the end of 2007 and has no longer been involved with the club since that time.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Olympic medal record
Competitor for the  Soviet Union
Men’s Football
Bronze 1972 Munich Team competition

Player[edit]

  • USSR Championship: 1961, 1966, 1967, 1968
  • USSR Cup: 1964, 1966
  • Participant of World Cup 1966
  • In the list of the 33 best players — 5 times (twice №1)

Coach[edit]

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