Lajos Szűcs (footballer, born 1943)

Lajos Szűcs (born 10 December 1943) was a Hungarian football striker, who played for Dorog, Ferencváros, Budapest Honvéd FC and Vasas Izzó. He was Hungarian footballer of the year in 1976.

Lajos Szűcs
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Personal information
Date of birth (1943-12-10) 10 December 1943 (age 76)
Place of birth Apatin, Kingdom of Hungary (today in Serbia)
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1957–1962 Újpesti Dózsa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1966 Dorogi Bányász 61 (7)
1966–1969 Ferencváros 102 (7)
1971–1977 Honvéd 180 (18)
1977–1980 Vasas 34 (0)
1982 Hévíz FC
National team
1967–1973 Hungary 37 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2014
Olympic medal record
Representing  Hungary
Men's football
Gold medal – first place 1968 Mexico City Team Competition
Silver medal – second place 1972 Munich Team Competition

He won a gold medal in football at the 1968 Summer Olympics and a silver medal in football at the 1972 Summer Olympics,[1] and also participated in UEFA Euro 1972 for the Hungary national football team. He was Hungarian footballer of the year in 1976.

He was born in Apatin[2], Kingdom of Hungary, (today in Serbia)[3]. He is married to Ildikó Pécsi, one of Hungary's best known and most popular actresses who also served as a Socialist member of the Hungarian Parliament from 1994 to 1998.


  • Ki kicsoda a magyar sportéletben?, III. kötet (S–Z). Szekszárd, Babits Kiadó, 1995, 181. o., ISBN 963-495-014-0 (in Hungarian)
  • Rejtő László–Lukács László–Szepesi György: Felejthetetlen 90 percek (Sportkiadó, 1977) ISBN 963-253-501-4 (in Hungarian)
  • Rózsaligeti László: Magyar olimpiai lexikon. Budapest: Datus. 2000. ISBN 963-00-5577-5 (in Hungarian)
  • Bocsák Miklós: Hogyan élnek olimpiai bajnokaink? (Budapest, 1998) (in Hungarian)


  1. ^ "Lajos Szűcs Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
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