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István Tóth (footballer)

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István Tóth
Full nameIstván Tóth-Potya
Date of birth(1891-07-28)28 July 1891
Place of birthBudapest, Austria-Hungary
Date of death6 February 1945(1945-02-06) (aged 53)
Place of deathBudapest, Hungary
Playing positionStriker
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
Ferencvárosi TC
National team
1909-1928Hungary19(8)
Teams managed
1926-1930Ferencvárosi TC
1930-1931US Triestina
1931-1932Internazionale
1932-1934Újpest FC
1934-1936US Triestina
1938-1939US Triestina
1943Ferencvárosi TC[1]

István Tóth-Potya (28 July 1891 in Budapest – 6 February 1945 in Budapest) was a Hungarian amateur football (soccer) player.

He was a member of the Hungarian Olympic squad at the 1912 Summer Olympics. He was an unused reserve player for the duration of the games and did not play a match in the 1912 football tournament.

For the Hungarian national team he played 19 games and scored 8 goals.

He became a member of the Hungarian anti-fascist resistance following Hungary's invasion by Germany, helping several hundred people escape from Nazi custody and death. He was arrested by the Gestapo in late 1944 and executed in February 1945 by Hitler's Hungarian allies, Szálasi's Arrow Cross henchmen

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