Geza Šifliš

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Geza Šifliš
Personal information
Date of birth (1907-02-25)25 February 1907
Place of birth Krstur, Austro-Hungary
Date of death 18 November 1948(1948-11-18) (aged 41)
Place of death Baja, Hungary
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927–1929 SAND Subotica
1929–1931 Ferencváros
1937–1938 Újpest
National team
1927–1928 Yugoslavia 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Geza Šifliš (Serbian Cyrillic: Геза Шифлиш) (25 February 1907 – 18 November 1948) was a Yugoslav football goalkeeper. Nicknamed Gouliver[1] for his height[2] and strength, he played in top league clubs in Yugoslavia and Hungary.[3]

Career[edit]

Born in Krstur,[3] Austro-Hungary, (nowadays Srpski Krstur, Serbia), he first appeared playing for SAND Subotica[4] in the 1927 Yugoslav Football Championship.[3] Then in 1929 he moved to Hungary where he first played with Ferencvárosi TC between 1929 and 1931, and then with Újpest FC between 1931 and 1933.[3]

He played 5 matches for the Yugoslav national team, one of them at the 1928 Summer Olympics[5] against Portugal.[6] He played all 5 national team matches while playing with SAND.[7]

He was an ethnic Hungarian, and after joining Hungarian side Ferencváros, he stayed in Hungary. In 1936 he married Hungarian swimmer Magda Szász. He died in Baja, Hungary on 18 November 1948.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geza Šifliš at EU-Football.info
  2. ^ Siflis Géza at tempofradi.hu (in Hungarian)
  3. ^ a b c d e Geza Šifliš at Reprezentacija.rs (in Serbian)
  4. ^ Match report at tempofradi.hu
  5. ^ Geza Šifliš Archived 6 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine. at sports-reference.com
  6. ^ Geza Šifliš at FIFA.com
  7. ^ Geza Šifliš at National-Football-Teams.com