Tony Kurbos

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Zvonko Kurbos
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Full nameZvonko Kurbos
Date of birth (1960-10-20) 20 October 1960 (age 59)
Place of birth Maribor, FPR Yugoslavia
Playing position(s) Striker
Youth career
1972–1979 Stuttgarter Kickers
Senior career*
1979–1981 Stuttgarter Kickers 24 (3)
1981–1982 K.S.K. Tongeren 27 (5)
1982–1985 Metz 96 (38)
1985–1986 Saint-Étienne 28 (10)
1986–1987 FC Mulhouse 31 (21)
1987–1989 Nice 40 (6)
1989 AS Monaco 5 (0)
1989–1990 Nice 15 (1)
1990–1991 USL Dunkerque 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Zvonko "Toni" Kurbos, better known as Tony Kurbos (born 20 October 1960) is a retired Slovenian-German football player who was a prolific striker, scoring almost 100 goals in his relatively short career.


He is perhaps most famous for scoring a hat-trick against Barcelona in Camp Nou, eliminating them in the first round of the 1984–85 Cup Winners' Cup with Metz, something that has been described in the British Guardian as the biggest European football upset ever. [1]

In that same year, Kurbos assisted and scored in extra time of the Coupe de France final. In front of 45,000 spectators Metz won the match against Monaco 2–0, claiming their first major trophy ever.


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  1. "The Joy of Six: Great European upsets". The Guardian. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2012.