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Iosyp Betsa

Full name: Iosyp Iosypovych Betsa
Original name: Йосип Йосипович Беца
Other name(s): Yozhef Yozhefovich Betsa, Йожеф Йожефович Беца
Gender: Male
Born: November 6, 1929 in Mukachevo, Zakarpattia, Ukraine
Died: February 24, 2011 in Mukachevo, Zakarpattia, Ukraine
Affiliations: CSKA Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Iosyp Betsa was born in Mukachevo in 1929, then part of Czechoslovakia, to an Hungarian parents. As a youth, Betsa did boxing, winning his home town championships, before taking up football with Bolshevik Mukachevo in 1946. During his career, Betsa played with Spartak Uzhhorod (1947-1949), GDO Ivano-Frankivsk (1950-1951), Spartak Ivano-Frankivsk (1951-1953), ODO Lviv (1953-1954) and CSKA Moskva (1955-1958). With CSKA Moskva, Betsa won three bronzes at the Soviet Championships (1955, 1956, 1958) and Soviet Cup in 1955. Internationally, Betsa played two matches with the Soviet national football team, one in 1955 and second at the 1956 Olympic Games, in quarter-final match against Indonesia. Although the match where Betsa played against Indonesia resulted in goalless draw, the match was later replayed, which the Soviets won and they went on to win the gold medal. After finishing his sporting career in 1958, Betsa worked as football coach. From 1961-1968, 1971-1972, 1975 and 1989-1990, he was the coach of SKA Rostov-na-Donu, winning silvers at the Soviet championships in 1966 and Soviet Cup in 1971 with them. From 1969-1970, Betsa coached SKA Lviv, 1972-1973 SGV (Poland), 1976-1978 Metallurg Zaporizhzhia, 1979-1981 Ararat Yerevan, 1982 Kayrat Almaty, 1985 SKA Odessa and 1989 Torpedo Zaporizhzhia.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Football Men's Football Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Football Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1956-11-23 0 0 0
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Football Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Match #2 1T 1956-11-29 URS 0, INA 0 0
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