István Avar

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István Avar
Personal information
Full name István Avar/Ștefan Auer
Date of birth (1905-05-28)28 May 1905
Place of birth Arad, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 13 October 1977(1977-10-13) (aged 72)
Place of death Kaposvár, Hungary
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–26 AMEF Arad ? (?)
1926–27 Colțea Brașov ? (?)
1928–35 Újpest FC 150 (161)
1936–41 Rapid București 73 (56)
National team
1926–27 Romania 2 (3)
1929–35 Hungary 21 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

István Avar (German: Stefan Auer, Romanian: Ștefan Auer) (28 May 1905 – 13 October 1977) was footballer of German descent who at various times competed for both Hungary and Romania. He played for Újpest FC, most famous for playing for the Hungarian national team in the 1934 World Cup. He was born in Arad, Romania.

With Újpest, Avar won the Mitropa Cup in 1929, being the competition's top scorer with ten goals,[1] and the Coupe des Nations in 1930. After 1941, he became the player-manager of Kaposvári Rákóczi. He died in Kaposvár in 1977, aged 72.




  1. ^ Rota, Davide. "Mitropa Cup Topscorers". Mitropa Cup. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 14 August 2008. 

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