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János Simon

Full name: János Simon
Nickname(s): Simi
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4 (194 cm)
Weight: 238 lbs (108 kg)
Born: March 1, 1929 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: October 31, 2010
Affiliations: Budapest Honvéd, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Basketball

Biography

Hungarian basketball was as its peak in the 1950s, and János Simon was one of the key players of the national team. The Hungarians were particularly successful at the European Championships. In 1955, despite a loss to Czechoslovakia, they took the title, after having been runners-up in 1953. Simon, a 1.94 m-long center also played at two Olympics, but never qualified for the World Championships. In club play, Simon won no less than 14 Hungarian titles with his club, Honvéd. He later also coached the side, winning another five titles.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Basketball Men's Basketball Hungary HUN 13T
1960 Summer 31 Roma Basketball Men's Basketball Hungary HUN 9

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Basketball Hungary HUN Group B Match #1 1 1952-07-14 HUN 75, GRE 38 3
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Basketball Hungary HUN Group B Match #4 2 1952-07-17 PHI 48, HUN 35 2
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Basketball Hungary HUN Group B Playoff 1 1952-07-18 HUN 47, GRE 44 3
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Basketball Hungary HUN Group A Match #1 2 1952-07-25 USA 66, HUN 48 1
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Basketball Hungary HUN Group A Match #3 2 1952-07-26 URU 70, HUN 56 6
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Basketball Hungary HUN Group A Match #5 2 1952-07-27 TCH 63, HUN 39 1
1960 Summer 31 Roma Basketball Hungary HUN Classification Round 9-12 Match #1 2 1960-09-08 MEX 69, HUN 57 7
1960 Summer 31 Roma Basketball Hungary HUN Classification Round 9-12 Match #4 1 1960-09-10 HUN 74, FRA 70 0
1960 Summer 31 Roma Basketball Hungary HUN Group C Match #2 1 1960-09-02 HUN 84, PUR 80 0
1960 Summer 31 Roma Basketball Hungary HUN Group C Match #3 1 1960-09-03 HUN 81, PHI 70 13
1960 Summer 31 Roma Basketball Hungary HUN Group A Match #1 1 1960-08-26 HUN 93, JPN 66 1
1960 Summer 31 Roma Basketball Hungary HUN Group A Match #4 2 1960-08-27 ITA 72, HUN 67 13
1960 Summer 31 Roma Basketball Hungary HUN Group A Match #5 2 1960-08-29 USA 107, HUN 63 0
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