Great players: Tibor Magyar

Tibor Magyar was born in Budapest, Hungary on February 27, 1941. He first made his name with Toronto Hungaria in the 1967 National Soccer League season. He helped Hungaria to a fifth-place finish in the league table.

In 1968 he joined the Houston Stars before the start of the first North American Soccer League season. Tibor played in 25 of the Stars’ 32 league games that season. He missed some of the games at the start of the season due to an injury he picked up in a league game against Kansas City Spurs on April 14.

On August 17 Houston Stars defeated Kansas City Spurs 3-0 in the Astrodome in Houston. Tibor scored his only league goal in that 3-0 win.

Houston Stars finished in second place in the Gulf Division behind Kansas City Spurs. The Stars folded after the 1968 NASL season.

Tibor joined the Phoenix club of Anaheim, California, in the 1968-1969 season. Phoenix were members of the Greater Los Angeles League. On April 6, 1969, Tibor represented the Southern California All-Stars in an exhibition game against the United States National team.

He returned to Toronto Hungaria for the 1969 National Soccer League season. Mid-way through the 1970 NSL season he moved London German Canadians.

In November 1970 he signed Hakoah A.C. in Los Angeles. He spent the 1971 NSL season with London German Canadians.

In the 1972-73 season Tibor played for the Concordia club in California.

Sources: Houston Stars programs, newspapers.com

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