|born on||29 February 1940 at 20:30 (= 8:30 PM )|
|Place||Ungvar, Hungary, 48n37, 22e19|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||10°05' 06°28 Asc. 16°59'|
former Soviet football player of Hungarian background. The birth town Ungvar is now called Uzhhorod. Between 1938 and 1944 it was part of Hungary, and returned to Ukraine only afterwards.
Szabó made his name as a player at Dynamo Kyiv, appearing at the club from 1959 to 1969. A four-time USSR domestic champion, Szabó appeared in 315 games in the competition, scoring 49 goals. Aside from being named one of the 33 best players in the USSR for five years, Szabó was capped 40 times for the USSR national side, while scoring 8 goals.
However, Szabó became most famous for his coaching, coaching various sides in the late 70s (such as Zorya Luhansk in 1977 and Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in 1978–1979), he has coached Dynamo Kyiv numerous times (from 1993–1997 and 2004–2005, with breaks in between). He is also arguably the second-most successful coach of the Ukrainian national team, compiling 16 wins and 12 draws in 34 matches as coach of the side in 1994 and 1996–1999. On 20 September 2007 he was appointed as Dynamo Kyiv's manager after Anatoliy Demyanenko resigned. However, Szabó resigned in early November that year due to personal health problems. He left Dynamo Kyiv by the end of 2007 and has no longer been involved with the club since that time.
A forum member gave the data on 14 April 2013 and wrote: source newspaper Sport-express 1.03.2010. Because in 1940 the birth town was part of Hungary, the Hungarian timezone (UT + 1h) applies, not the Ukrainian (UT + 2h).
- Vocation : Sports : Soccer