Tibor Vigh

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Tibor Vigh
Personal information
Date of birth (1941-12-21) 21 December 1941 (age 79)
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1957–1959 Windsor Hungaria
1960 Windsor Teutonia
1961 Ravanica
1962–1964 Windsor Teutonia
1965 Detroit Kickers
1965–1966 Windsor Teutonia
1966–1967 New York Hungaria
1968 Houston Stars 28 (12)
1968 Greek American AA
1969 Rochester Lancers
1969–1970 Laguna
1970–1971 Torreón
1973 New York Cosmos 6 (0)
1973 Montreal Olympique 10 (0)
1974 Greek American AA
1974 New York Apollo
National team
1968 Canada 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tibor Vigh is a Hungarian-born Canadian former soccer player who earned 4 caps for the Canadian national side in 1968, scoring 2 goals. [1]

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Career

Vigh played at the youth level with Ferencvárosi, but was forced to flee Hungary in 1956 as result of the failure of the Hungarian Revolution. [2] He initially landed in Belgium before permanently settling in Windsor, Canada along with the rest of his family. [2] [3] Once settled in Canada he immediately played at the local regional league the Essex County Soccer League with Windsor Hungaria in 1957. [4] In 1960, he signed with league rivals Windsor Teutonia. [5] The following season he played in the Michigan-Ontario Soccer League with Ravanica. [6]

He returned to play with Windsor Teutonia as Teutonia joined the Michigan-Ontario Soccer League in 1962. [7] He assisted in securing a league double for Windsor in 1962, and finished as the leagues top goal scorer. [8] In early 1965, he played with Detroit Kickers, and the remainder of the season he played in the National Soccer League as Windsor became a league member. [9] [10] In his debut season in the NSL he recorded 27 goals in 13 matches. [2]

After the conclusion of the NSL season he played in the German-American Soccer League with New York Hungaria. [2] He re-signed with Windsor for the 1966 season, and assisted in securing the NSL Championship against Toronto Croatia. [11] [12] He returned to play with New York Hungaria for the 1966-67 season, and was named to the all-star team. [13] In 1968, he played abroad in the North American Soccer League with Houston Stars where he served as the team captain. [14] [15] He continued playing in the German-American League with Greek American AA, and assisted in securing the 1969 National Challenge Cup. [16]

After the folding of Houston in 1969 he played with Rochester Lancers in the American Soccer League. [15] In late 1969, he played in the Primera División de México for Club de Fútbol Laguna and later with Club de Fútbol Torreón. [17] [18] After three seasons in Mexico he returned to the NASL to sign with the New York Cosmos. [18] Midway through the 1973 season he was traded to Montreal Olympique. [19] In early 1974, he returned to play with Greek American, and assisted in winning his second National Challenge Cup. [20]

In late 1974, he returned to the ASL to sign with New York Apollo, and assisted New York in reaching the ASL Championship final. [21] In 1977, he was named to the Rochester Lancers Team of the Decade. [22]

International career

He made his debut for the Canada men's national soccer team on 6 October 1968 against Bermuda in a World Cup qualifier match. [23]

International goals

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
#DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
16 October 1968 Varsity Stadium, Toronto, CanadaFlag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda 1–04–0 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification
217 October 1968Varsity Stadium, Toronto, CanadaFlag of the United States.svg  United States 4–14–2 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification

Personal life

His brother Zoltan Vigh was also a footballer who played as a goalkeeper. [24]

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