Dénes Rósa

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Dénes Rósa
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-04-07) 7 April 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 BVSC Budapest 51 (9)
1998–2002 Győri ETO FC 49 (2)
1998 Soproni FAC (loan) 7 (3)
1999 BVSC Budapest (loan) 13 (4)
2002–2003 Dunaújváros FC 25 (2)
2003 Újpest FC 9 (1)
2003–2006 Ferencvárosi TC 66 (13)
2006–2009 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 (2)
2007 Cheltenham Town (loan) 4 (0)
2009 Hibernian 12 (0)
2009–2012 Ferencvárosi TC 67 (9)
National team
1998–2000 Hungary U21 7 (3)
2004–2005 Hungary 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 August 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 May 2010

Dénes Rósa (born 7 April 1977 in Budapest) is a Hungarian international footballer, who is currently playing for Hungarian First League club Ferencváros.

Playing career[edit]

Rósa played for a number of clubs in his homeland of Hungary, ending up at Ferencváros where he won the league and cup double in 2004. He played in six European ties (both UEFA Cup and Champions League qualifiers) during his spell here, scoring six times.

He moved on loan to English Championship side Wolves in January 2006 on a six-month trial contract, where he linked up with former Ferencváros teammate Gábor Gyepes. He made his debut for the club on 2 January 2006 in a 2–0 defeat at Coventry City, and went on to make nine league appearances in the rest of the campaign, scoring twice. At the end of the season, Rosa and Wolves agreed a three-year contract.[1]

However, the surprise departure of Glenn Hoddle and arrival of Mick McCarthy as manager in the summer saw him left out of first team contention afterwards. McCarthy admitted that Rosa may struggle to figure in his formation.[2] The midfielder was loaned to League One Cheltenham Town for a month in the spring of 2007, but he was then put on the transfer list by Wolves. He made a brief substitute appearance for Wolves in the League Cup during the following season, but despite a strong goalscoring record in reserve games, never featured in the first team again.

Rósa finally left Wolves on 13 January 2009, after having his contract cancelled by mutual consent.[3] Shortly afterwards, he signed for Scottish club Hibernian after a successful trial.[4] He played 12 times for Hibs before leaving the club at the end of his contract. Soon afterwards, the Edinburgh Evening News claimed that Rosa was a target for city rivals Hearts,[5] but he instead returned to Ferencvaros.

Rosa went on trial with Sunderland in February 2012.[citation needed]

National team[edit]

Dénes Rósa making his debut on 1 June 2004, in Tianjin against China.

(Statistics correct as of 2 December 2011)

National Team Performance
Team Year Friendlies International
App Goals App Goals App Goals
Hungary 2004 3 0 3 0 6 0
2005 4 0 0 0 4 0
Total 7 0 3 0 10 0


  1. ^ "Midfielder Rosa pens Wolves deal". BBC Sport. 2006-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Molineux's misfits on way?". expressandstar.com. 10 November 2006. Archived from the original on 22 March 2007. 
  3. ^ "Denes Departs". wolves.co.uk. 13 January 2009. Archived from the original on 7 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hibs beat rivals to target". ClubCall. 2009-01-22. 
  5. ^ "Hearts eye Hibs midfielder Rosa". Edinburgh Evening News. 2009-06-16. 

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