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István Nyers
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Personal information
Full name István Nyers or Stefano Nyers
Date of birth May 25, 1924(1924-05-25)
Place of birth    Freyming-Merlebach, France
Date of death    March 9, 2005 (aged 80)
Place of death    Subotica, Serbia and Montenegro
Youth career
1941-44 Szabadkai Vasutas AC
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Zuglói GANZ
Kispest AC
Újpesti TE
FK Viktoria Žižkov
Stade Français FC
Servette FC
AS Roma
FC Barcelona
Terrassa FC
CD Sabadell
Marzotto Valdagno

003 00(0)
020 0(18)
003 00(1)
062 0(34)
182 (133)
000 00(0)
054 0(20)
000 00(0)
000 00(0)
000 00(0)
036 0(11)
011 00(0)   
National team
1945-46 Hungary 002 00(2)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

István Nyers (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈiʃtvaːn ɲerʃ]), also known as Stefano Nyers (25 May 1924 - 9 March 2005) was a Hungarian football (soccer) player. Although he played in only two international matches for Hungary, he is considered one of the greatest football legends of his country, reaching the peak of his career in the 1940s and 1950s.


Nyers was born in Freyming-Merlebach, Moselle, France into an immigrant Hungarian mining family; his younger brother was Ferenc Nyers.

He began his professional career with Újpest FC of Budapest, seeing them win the Hungarian League in 1945 and 1946. In 1946 he transferred briefly to the Czechoslovakian team FK Viktoria Žižkov and then to the French club Stade Français.

After two years in Paris he was recruited by the Italian first division side Inter Milan. Here he developed to one of the strongest forwards in the history of Serie A. With 26 goals in his first season he became the top scorer of the league. In 182 games for Inter he scored a total of 133 goals. Twice, in 1953 and 1954, he saw Inter become Italian champions.

After winning the championship for the second time Nyers left Milan and changed via Servette FC of Geneva to AS Roma, where he remained for two years. A season with the Catalonian sides CF Barcelona, Terrassa FC and CD Sabadell followed before he played out the remainder of his career with minor league Italian clubs.

Nyers retired from the professional game in 1961. During his retirement he lived for several years in Milan before settling in Subotica, Serbia until his death in 2005 at the age of 80.


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Giampiero Boniperti
Serie A Top Scorer
Succeeded by
Gunnar Nordahl


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