József Dzurják

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The native form of this personal name is Dzurják József. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
József Dzurják
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1990-0823-323, Chemnitzer FC, Jozsef Dzurjak.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-03-02) 2 March 1961 (age 56)
Place of birth Gödöllő, Hungary
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Diósgyőri VTK
Assistant manager
Youth career
1972–1976 Ikladi Vasas
1976–1982 Jászberényi Lehel
1980 Jászárokszállási Vasas
1982 Békéscsaba
1982–1983 L. Szabó Hónved SE
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1986 Diósgyőri VTK ? (55)
1986–1990 Ferencváros 96 (44)
1990 Chemnitzer FC 6 (1)
1990 Spartak Subotica 3 (0)
1991 Ferencváros 9 (2)
1991–1993 Omonia Nicosia 48 (34)
1993 III. Kerület 10 (2)
1994–1995 Vác FC 16 (8)
1995–1996 Diósgyőri VTK 3 (1)
1996 SC Orchid
National team
1987 Hungary U-23 1 (1)
Teams managed
1998–1999 Dunakeszi
1999–2000 Diósgyőri VTK (assistant manager)
2000–2001 KF Tirana (assistant manager)
2001–2003 BVSC Budapest
2003 Videoton (assistant manager)
2003–2004 Ferencváros U-19
2004–2005 Malaysia (assistant manager)
2005–2006 Zalaegerszegi TE (assistant manager)
2006–2007 Hungary U-19 (assistant manager)
2008–2009 Club Valencia
2011–2012 Ferencváros U-17
2012– Diósgyőri VTK (assistant manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

József Dzurják (born 2 March 1961) is a Hungarian football manager and former player.

Playing career[edit]

His youth career was at Ikladi Vasas, Jászberényi Lehel, Jászárokszállási Vasas, Békéscsaba and L. Szabó Hónved SE.[1]

He made his debut in the Nemzeti Bajnokság I in the season 1983–84 playing with Diósgyőri VTK. That season hist eam ended up relegated and played in Nemzeti Bajnokság II with Dzurják being the league top-scorer two seasons in a raw.[1] In 1986, he moved to Hungarian giants Ferencváros where he played till 1990. He finished his last season with Fradi as league top scorer.[2] This meant that for Dzurják was time to move abroad, signing with the East German 1990 vice-champions Chemnitzer FC, being one of the few foreigners to play in the last season of the DDR-Oberliga. After six months during the winter break, he moved to FK Spartak Subotica where he spend the rest of the season playing in the Yugoslav First League. After this, he returned and played half season with Ferencvaros, before moving again, this time to Cyprus, to play with AC Omonia one and a half seasons. He will return to Hungary and play with III. Kerületi TUE, Vác FC and Diósgyőri VTK before moving to the Maldives in 1996 where he ended his career. He played as a striker.

International career[edit]

In 1987 Dzurják received a call on behalf of coach József Verebes to be part of the Hungary Olympic team and played in a game against Spain scoring a goal in the game.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring, he initially became a sports journalist at Nemzeti Sportnál. Then he started his coaching career, first coaching the youth teams of Dunakeszi, BVSC, REAC and the U-17 and U-19 teams of Ferencvaros. Then he worked as assistant manager, initially in Hungary at Diósgyőri VTK, Videoton and Zalaegerzeg, and then abroad in Albania, Malaysia and the Maldives, where he won the championship.[1]

In March 208 he was appointed the main coach of Club Valencia competing in the Dhivehi League, the top league in the Maldives.[3] Since 2012 he has been assistant manager at Diósgyőri VTK.[4]


As player[edit]

Diósgyőri VTK
Omonia Nicosia

As manager[edit]

Club Valencia[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j József Dzurják biography at tempofradi.hu
  2. ^ József Dzurják profile and goal scoring info at Worldfootball.
  3. ^ "We would be strong for DDL: Jozsef" at Maldives Soccer.
  4. ^ DZURJÁK József at Diósgyőri VTK official website, retrieved 15-12-2014 (Hungarian)
  5. ^ Note: The Dhivehi League and the Maldives National Championship are two different venues, both won by the club in 2008.

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