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Yozhef Betsa

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Yozhef Betsa
Medal record
Men's football
Representing  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1956 Melbourne Team
József Beca / Yozhef Betsa
Personal information
Full name Yozhef Yozhefovich Betsa
Date of birth (1929-11-06)6 November 1929
Place of birth Mukachevo, Czechoslovakia
Date of death 24 February 2011(2011-02-24) (aged 81)
Place of death Mukachevo, Ukraine
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Mukachevo Tobacco Factory
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946 Bilshovyk Mukacheve
1947–1949 Spartak Uzhhorod
1950–1951 GBO Stanislav
1951–1953 Spartak Stanislav
1953–1954 ODO Lviv 22 (0)
1954–1958 CDSA / CSK MO Moscow 35 (2)
National team
1955 USSR 1 (0)
1956 USSR Olympic 1 (0)
Teams managed
1959–1961 Lenin Military Athletic Institute
1961 FC SKA Rostov-on-Don (assistant)
1963 FC SKA Rostov-on-Don (assistant)
1964–1967 FC SKA Rostov-on-Don
1968 FC SKA Rostov-on-Don (assistant)
1969–1970 SKA Lviv
1971–1972 FC SKA Rostov-on-Don
1972–1973 ZGV (East Germany)
1975 FC SKA Rostov-on-Don
1976–1978 FC Metalurh Zaporizhya
1979–1981 FC Ararat Yerevan
1982 FC Kairat
1985 SKA Odessa
1989 FC Torpedo Zaporizhia
1989–1990 SKA Rostov-on-Don
1991 Pryladyst Mukacheve (director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yozhef Yozhefovich (or Iosif Iosifovich) Betsa (Hungarian: József Beca, Ukrainian: Йожеф Йожефович Беца, Russian: Иосиф Иосифович Беца; 6 November 1929 – 24 February 2011) was a Ukrainian and Soviet football player and coach. Betsa was an ethnic Magyar. In December 2006 he was denied the invitation to accept a medal from the President of the Union of the Russian football veterans, Alexander Bagratovich Mirzoyan with the explanation that he has to reside in the Russian Federation. He was born and died in Mukacheve.


International career

Betsa made his debut for USSR on 23 October 1955 in a friendly against France.

See also

Other famous Soviet Magyar footballers:

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