Tibor Simon

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Tibor Simon
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-09-01)1 September 1965
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Date of death 23 April 2002(2002-04-23) (aged 36)
Place of death Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1999 Ferencváros 194 (2)
1996–1997 BVSC Budapest (loan) 10 (0)
National team
1989–1995 Hungary 16 (0)
Teams managed
2001–2002 FC Sopron
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tibor Simon (1 September 1965 – 23 April 2002) was a Hungarian football player and manager.


Simon, who played as a defender, spent his entire professional club career with Ferencváros, and also earned 16 caps at international level for Hungary,[1] including three FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.[2]

He also managed FC Sopron between 2001 and 2002.


On 21 April 2002, Simon was beaten to death by security personnel outside a pub in Budapest, dying two days later.[3] Three of the four men arrested for his murder were later freed.[4]


  1. ^ Tibor Simon at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ Tibor SimonFIFA competition record
  3. ^ Tibor Simon at Find a Grave
  4. ^ "In Today's Papers: Footballers of Hungary Unite!". Pestiside.hu. 18 February 2005. Retrieved 28 January 2011.