Tibor Simon

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Tibor Simon
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Commemorative plaque of Tibor Simon in Budapest District IX, Üllői street No 129 (FTC Stadium).
Personal information
Date of birth(1965-09-01)1 September 1965
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Date of death 23 April 2002(2002-04-23) (aged 36)
Place of death Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1985–1999 Ferencváros 194 (2)
1996–1997BVSC Budapest (loan) 10 (0)
National team
1989–1995 Hungary 16 (0)
Teams managed
2001–2002 FC Sopron
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tibor Simon (1 September 1965 – 23 April 2002) was a Hungarian football player and manager.

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Career

Simon, who played as a defender, spent his entire professional club career with Ferencváros, and also earned 16 caps at international level for Hungary, [1] including three FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. [2]

He also managed FC Sopron between 2001 and 2002.

Death

On 21 April 2002, Simon was beaten to death by security personnel outside a pub in Budapest, dying two days later. [3] Three of the four men arrested for his murder were later freed. [4]

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References

  1. Tibor Simon at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. Tibor Simon FIFA competition record
  3. Tibor Simon at Find a Grave
  4. "In Today's Papers: Footballers of Hungary Unite!". Pestiside.hu. 18 February 2005. Retrieved 28 January 2011.