Richard Magyar

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Richard Magyar
Richard Magyar 2011.jpg
Magyar in 2011
Personal information
Full name Richard Göran Emil Magyar
Date of birth (1991-05-03) 3 May 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Malmö, Sweden
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
2007 BK Astrio
2008–2009 Halmstads BK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Halmstads BK 106 (6)
2014–2015 FC Aarau 6 (0)
2015– Hammarby 31 (1)
National team
2010 Sweden U19 2 (0)
2011–2012 Sweden U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:39, 9 January 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:33, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

Richard Magyar (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈmɒɟɒr]; born 3 May 1991) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a defender for Hammarby. His father is of Hungarian descent.


Starting his career in Åkarps IF at the age of 8, followed by a moved to GoIF Nike. At the age of 15 he went on trial for Malmö FF but eventually signed for Lunds BK in 2006, however the spell was only one year as his family moved to Halmstad, where he signd for BK Astrio.[1] In 2008 he moved to local rival Halmstads BK, spending only a year in the youth squad and was also part of U21 squad that won the first U21 Allsvenska championship.[2] Prior to the 2010 season he was lifted from youth squad and put as a trainee in the senior squad.[3] After sitting on the bench for several games, he made his debut on May 5 for Halmstads BK against Kalmar FF, starting as teammate Tomas Žvirgždauskas had picked up an injury.[4]

In May 2011 Magyar was for the first time summoned to the Swedish U21 team. However, an injury forced Magyar to miss out. Marcus Törnstrand was called up to replace Magyar.[5]

Before the 2014 season, Magyar was appointed as the new team captain at Halmstad.[6] After the season, he left the club when his contract expired, making 106 senior appearances in total for the side.

In January 2015, he signed a short time-contract with the Swiss club FC Aarau.[7] At his new club, Magyar teamed up with another former player of Halmstad BK, midfielder Dusan Djuric. He eventually played 6 games during the spring of 2015, but was unable to prevent Aarau from being relegated from the Swiss Super League when the season came to its end.

In the midseason of the 2015 Allsvenskan, he returned to his native country signing a two and a half year-deal with newly promoted Hammarby IF from Stockholm.[8]


  1. ^ "Richard Magyars häftiga resa" (in Swedish). 2010-04-15. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Folksam U21 serier 2009" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Ny kvartett lärlingar" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  4. ^ "Bästa presenten för Richard" (in Swedish). 2010-05-04. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  5. ^ "Magyar tackar nej till U21-landslaget" (in Swedish). 2011-05-28. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  6. ^ "Han blir ny lagkapten efter Stefan Selakovic" (in Swedish). Expressen. 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  7. ^ "Klart: Richard Magyar flyttar till Schweiz" (in Swedish). Expressen. 2015-01-17. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  8. ^ "Officiellt: Magyar och Khalili klara för Hammarby" (in Swedish). Fotbollskanalen. 2015-07-07. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 

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