Lazăr Sfera

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Lazăr Sfera
Personal information
Date of birth 29 April 1909
Place of birth Sân Mihai, Austro-Hungary
Date of death 24 August 1992 (aged 83)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1923–1925 Politehnica Timişoara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927–1929 Politehnica Timişoara
1929 Banatul Timişoara
1929–1931 România Cluj
1931–1934 Universitatea Cluj 27 (2)
1934–1941 Venus Bucureşti 133 (3)
National team
1931–1941 Romania 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Lazăr Sfera (born 29 April 1909, in Sân Mihai, Austria-Hungary (today in Serbia) - deceased 24 April 1992) was a Romanian footballer who played as a defender.


At club level, he began his career at the youth team of Politehnica Timișoara from 1923 to 1925. He stayed at the club until 1929. He then left for Liga I team Banatul Timișoara before signing for one season at Rômania Cluj. He then left for Universitatea Cluj until 1934. He ended his career at Venus Bucureşti. He retired in 1941.

With the Romania national football team, he was picked by joint coaches Josef Uridil and Costel Rădulescu to take part in the 1934 World Cup in Italy. The team were eliminated in the first round after a 2-1 defeat to Czechoslovakia.

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