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Zoltan Varga Squad Index
Information:
1972-73 Squad Number:
7
Position:
Centre Midfield
Date of Birth:
01st January 1945
Birthplace:
Val, Hungary
Nationality:
Hungarian
Height:
5' 10
Weight:
11st 0lbs
Signed:
30th September 1972
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
The Hungarian international was a surprise signing by Jim Bonthrone in 1972, after joining the Dons from Hertha Berlin in a 40,000 deal. Varga was a gifted player, blessed with a technical ability never before seen at Pittodrie, and in his brief stay at the club he thrilled the Dons support, with some fabulous moments. Often the target of the more physical players, Varga was often said to be ahead of his time, and those fortunate enough to see him at Pittodrie would not disagree. However, in his second season at Aberdeen he reported himself as being "injured" and unavailable to play. It was speculated that he was engineering a move back to the continent. Moved to Ajax in 1973 to replace the legendary Johan Cruyff.

Died: Budapest, 9th April 2010

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
14/10/1972
Aberdeen 2-2 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 14,165 27 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1972-73
26
0
10
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
31
0
10
2
0
0
Totals:
26
0
10
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
31
0
10
2
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 31 10