Ernő Solymosi (21 June 1940 – 19 February 2011) was a Hungarian footballer. He was born in Diósgyőr. He played for the clubs Diósgyőri VTK, Újpest FC and Pécsi Dózsa as a midfielder and defender. He played 38 games and scored 7 goals for the Hungary national football team. He is most famous for his participation in the bronze medal winning Hungarian team on the 1960 Summer Olympic Games[1] and the European Championship of 1964, and for playing on the 1962 FIFA World Cup.

Ernő Solymosi
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Personal information
Full name Ernő Solymosi
Date of birth (1940-06-21)June 21, 1940
Place of birth Hungary
Date of death February 19, 2011(2011-02-19) (aged 70)
National team
Olympic medal record
Representing  Hungary
Men's football
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Rome Team Competition

After his career as footballer, he worked for the Ministry for Home Affairs, being the personal guard of János Kádár, the communist leader of Hungary from 1956 to 1988. He has retired in 1993.


  1. ^ "Ernő Solymosi Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2009.


  • "Solymosi Ernő" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sportszövetség (National Sport Association). Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  • "Solymosi Ernő" (in Hungarian). Futball-Adattár (Football DataBase). Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-01-27.