Pál Várhidi

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Pál Várhidi
Personal information
Full name Pál Várhidi
Date of birth (1931-11-06)6 November 1931
Place of birth Újpest, Hungary
Date of death 12 November 2015(2015-11-12) (aged 84)
Place of death Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1942–1946 Újpesti Törekvés SE
1946–1949 Wolfner SE
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1965 Újpesti Dózsa
National team
1954–1957 Hungary 10 (0)
Teams managed
1966–1967 Vác
1968–1969 BEAC
1970–1974 Újpesti Dózsa (reserve team)
1974–1980 Újpesti Dózsa

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)
Olympic medal record
Representing  Hungary
Men's football
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Rome Team Competition

Pál Várhidi (born Pál Vinkovics, 6 November 1931 – 12 November 2015) was a Hungarian football player and a manager.

Playing career


He played for Újpesti Dózsa as a defender and helped the club win the Hungarian League in 1959/60. He was born in Újpest, Hungary.


Between 1954 and 1957 Várhidi played 10 times for Hungary and he represented his country in 1 FIFA World Cup qualification match.[1] The fringe member of the Mighty Magyars also took part in the 1954 World Cup but didn't play any games. He is most famous for his participation in the bronze medal winning Hungarian team on the 1960 Summer Olympic Games.[1]

Managerial career

After his playing career, Várhidi became a successful coach, leading Újpest to 4 championship titles between 1974 and 1980, and the European Cup semi-final in 1974. As a professional player and first division coach he only played and worked for Újpest. He died in 2015 at the age of 84.[2]

His son, Péter Várhidi was the coach of the Hungarian national team from 2006 to 2008.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Pál VárhidiFIFA competition record
  2. "Gyász: fekete nap – elhunyt Várhidi Pál, az Újpest legendája". Nemzeti Sport (in Hungarian). 12 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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