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István Kozma (footballer)

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Place of birth  Paszto, Hungary
1989  Girondins Bordeaux
Playing position  Midfielder
Name  Istvan Kozma

Years  Team
Role  Former football player
1983–1989  Ujpesti Dozsa
Position  Midfielder
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Date of birth  (1964-12-03) 3 December 1964 (age 51)

István Kozma (born 3 December 1964 in Pásztó) is a former Hungarian football player who played in midfield.

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Career

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He began his career at Salgótarjáni TC in his native country of Hungary. Kozma then moved to Újpest FC and then to French Ligue 1 champions Bordeaux. In December 1989 he was signed by Jim Leishman for Scottish team Dunfermline Athletic for £550,000 which is still the club's record transfer fee.

At Dunfermline Kozma became a firm fan favourite playing 103 times and scoring 9 goals. In February 1992 he was a shock purchase for Liverpool, with Graeme Souness signing the Hungarian for £300,000. Unfortunately, Kozma never looked like breaking into the first team at Liverpool. In the 1991–92 season he made six league appearances, two in the FA Cup and one in the League Cup. However, in 1992–93 he would make just one appearance as a substitute in a Premier League game, before being released in July 1993. His poor performance at Liverpool earned him in 2007 the dubious success of being rated by Times Online as the fourth worst ever player to play in the Premiership.

He then returned to Újpest FC. In 1995–96 he played for APOEL in Cyprus where, after amazing performances, he led his team to the Double. The next season he helped APOEL to win the Super Cup and the Cup again.

He played 40 times for the Hungarian national side, scoring once.

Life after football

From season 2006-07, he was working as an assistant manager at Vasas SC.

References

István Kozma (footballer) Wikipedia


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