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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

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
14/10/1972
Aberdeen 2-2 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 14,165 27 Start
21/10/1972
Ayr United 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,823 27 Start
23/10/1972
Aberdeen 5-2 Manchester United
Friendly 34,000 27 Start
28/10/1972
Aberdeen 2-3 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 34,262 27 Start
01/11/1972
East Fife 1-4 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 2L 4,492 27 Start
04/11/1972
Partick Thistle 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,962 27 Start
11/11/1972
Aberdeen 4-3 East Fife
Div 1 (Old) 10,651 27 Start
18/11/1972
Aberdeen 3-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 10,234 27 Start
25/11/1972
Dundee United 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,173 27 Start
27/11/1972
Aberdeen 2-3 Celtic
League Cup SF 39,682 27 Start
02/12/1972
Airdrie 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,059 27 Start
09/12/1972
Aberdeen 0-0 Arbroath
Div 1 (Old) 8,354 27 Start
11/12/1972
Elgin City 1-0 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 2,000 27 Start
16/12/1972
Rangers 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 26,375 27 Start
23/12/1972
Aberdeen 3-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 7,031 27 Start
30/12/1972
Hibernian 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 21,279 27 Start
01/01/1973
Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 13,576 28 Start
09/01/1973
Aberdeen 2-0 Crystal Palace
Friendly 16,000 28 Start
27/01/1973
Aberdeen 3-1 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 13,282 28 Start
03/02/1973
Brechin City 2-4 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 8,123 28 Start
07/02/1973
Motherwell 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 28 Start
17/02/1973
Aberdeen 1-0 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 8,538 28 Start
20/02/1973
Aberdeen 6-0 Dumbarton
Div 1 (Old) 7,852 28 Start
28/02/1973
Aberdeen 3-1 Falkirk
Scottish Cup R4 17,730 28 Start
03/03/1973
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 36,245 28 Start
07/03/1973
St. Johnstone 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,389 28 Start
10/03/1973
Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 8,994 28 Start
17/03/1973
Celtic 0-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 40,032 28 Start
27/03/1973
East Fife 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,594 28 Start
31/03/1973
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 8,831 28 Start
07/04/1973
Aberdeen 5-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 28 Start
14/04/1973
Arbroath 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,757 28 Start
21/04/1973
Aberdeen 2-2 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 32,000 28 Start
23/04/1973
Ross County 2-1 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 3,000 28 Start
28/04/1973
Morton 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 28 Start
30/04/1973
Peterhead 2-2 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 1,000 28 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
5
0
0
Totals:
26
0
10
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
31
0
10
5
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 31 10