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Pál Várhidi
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Full name Pál Vinkovics / Varhidi
Date of birth November 6, 1931 (1931-11-06) (age 78)
Place of birth    Újpest, Hungary
Playing position Defender
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Újpest FC    
National team
1954-1957 Hungary 10 (0)
Teams managed
1974-1980 Újpest FC

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

Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Hungary
Men's football
Bronze 1960 Rome Team Competition

Pál Várhidi (born Pál Vinkovics, in 6 November 1931) was a Hungarian football player and a coach. He played for Újpesti Dózsa as a defender and helped the club win the Hungarian League in 1959/60. He was born in Újpest, Hungary.

Between 1954 and 1957 Várhidi played 10 times for Hungary. The fringe member of the Mighty Magyars also took part in the 1954 World Cup but didn't play any games. He is most famous for his participation in the bronze medal winning Hungarian team on the 1960 Summer Olympic Games.

After his playing career, Várhidi became a successful coach, leading Újpest to 4 championship titles between 1974 and 1980, and the European Cup semi-final in 1974. As a professional player and first division coach he only played and worked for Újpest.

His son, Péter Várhidi was the coach of the Hungarian national team from 2006 to 2008.



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