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Zoltán Szarka

Full name: Zoltán Szarka
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: August 12, 1942 in Csorna, Győr-Moson-Sopron, Hungary
Died: April 18, 2016 in Szombathely, Vas, Hungary
Affiliations: Szombathelyi Haladás, Szombathely (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Goalie Zoltán Szarka played most of his career from 1960-89 with one club, Szombathelyi Haladás, except for the last seasons of his career, when he played with Sabaria SE from 1983-85 and with SC Nikitsch in Austria in 1988-89. With Szombathelyi Haladás, Szarka was runner-up at the 1975 Hungarian Cup. He never earned an international cap, but was selected for the 1968 Hungarian Olympic team and was a back-up goalie to [Károly Fatér]. At the Olympics, Szarka played only 13 minutes, when he was subbed in during the semi-final match against Japan, which Hungary won 5-0. The Hungarian team also won the final and a gold medal. After finishing his sporting career, Szarka worked as the long-time goalkeeper coach with Szombathelyi Haladás.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Football Men's Football Hungary HUN 1 Gold

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Football Hungary HUN Final Standings 1 1968-10-13 0 0 0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Football Hungary HUN Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1968-10-22 HUN 5, JPN 0 0
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