József Varga (footballer, born 1954)

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József Varga
Varga József 2011.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1954-10-09) 9 October 1954 (age 64)
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
–1973 Budapesti Honvéd
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1985 Budapesti Honvéd 283 (20)
1985–1987 Denizlispor 58 (4)
1987–1988 Újpesti Dózsa 31 (2)
1989–1990 Volán 14 (1)
1990 Reipas Lahti
National team
1980–1986 Hungary 31 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

József Varga (born 9 October 1954) is a retired Hungarian international football player.


Born in Budapest, Varga spent most of his career with Budapesti Honvéd, where he was very popular and nicknamed "Kacsa" (duck). He also spent some time playing abroad, notably with for Turkish first division club Denizlispor. Varga finished his professional career at Újpest FC.

He made his debut for the Hungarian national team in 1980, and got 31 caps and 1 goal until 1986.[1] He was a participant at the 1982 and 1986 FIFA World Cups, where Hungary failed to progress from the group stage on both occasions. Varga scored his only international goal against Belgium at the 1982 World Cup.


  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto. "Hungary - Record International Players". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 19 October 2006. Retrieved 2 September 2006.

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