Imre Szabics

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Imre Szabics
SV Mattersburg vs.  SK Sturm Graz 20130217 (12) .jpg
Imre Szabics in 2013
birthday March 22, 1981
place of birth SzegedHungary
size 180 cm
position striker
Years station
1990-1995 Szeged LC
1995-1999 Ferencvárosi TC
Years station Games (goals) 1
1998-1999 Ferencvárosi TC 26 (12)
1999-2003 SK Sturm Graz 89 (23)
2003-2005 VfB Stuttgart 49 (14)
2005-2006 1. FC Cologne 11 0(1)
2006-2007 1. FSV Mainz 05 20 0(2)
2007-2010 FC Augsburg 52 0(8)
2010-2013 SK Sturm Graz 83 (20)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1996-1997 Hungary U-15 2 0(0)
1999 Hungary U18 1 0(0)
2000-2003 Hungary U-21 11 0(3)
2003-2013 Hungary 36 (13)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
2014-2015 Hungary (assistant coach)
2016-2017 SK Sturm Graz (assistant coach)
2017 Austria (co-trainer; interim)
2018– Austria (assistant coach)
1 Only league games are given.

Imre Szabics [ ˈimrɛ ˈsɒbiʧ ] (born March 22, 1981 in Szeged ) is a former Hungarian football player and current football coach .

Player career


The striker began his professional career in 1998 with the Hungarian club Ferencvárosi TC in Budapest . After that, Szabics moved to SK Sturm Graz in Austria in 1999 . The VfB Stuttgart took him in 2003 in the Bundesliga . There he had after a good season at the side of Kevin Kurányi in the 2004/05 season increasingly the reserve role.

Despite a current contract, Szabics moved to the newly promoted Bundesliga 1. FC Köln at the age of 24 for the 2005/06 season , as he was hoping for more appearances there. The debut there was unfortunate due to injury and Szabics had to end the football year 2005 prematurely due to a protracted pubic bone injury and did not manage to fight for a regular place in the second half of the season. For the 2006/07 season, the striker moved to Bundesliga club 1. FSV Mainz 05 . There he missed half of the first half of the season due to injury, but scored the first goal right from the start in his second game. Nevertheless, he did not develop into the hoped-for goalscorer and was mainly used as a joker in the second half of the season. After the 2006/07 season, Szabics moved to FC Augsburg . Szabics returned to Sturm Graz during the 2010 summer break. The Hungarian signed a three-year contract. In his first game for Graz on the first day of the match, he scored two goals in a 3-0 win at SV Ried on July 17, 2010 . At the end of the season the Hungarian became Austrian champion with Sturm Graz.

Szabics scored 17 goals in 80 Bundesliga games, 14 of them for VfB Stuttgart. He was Hungarian runner-up with Ferencváros Budapest, Austrian master and runner-up with SK Sturm and took part in the UEFA Champions League with both Stuttgart and Sturm . Szabics probably had his biggest appearance in the Champions League game of VfB Stuttgart against Manchester United , in which he scored the 1-0 for the Swabians and prepared the 2-0 for Kevin Kurányi . In the end, VfB won 2-1.

Szabics ended his active career in October 2013 and has been a scout at Sturm Graz ever since . Between September 2014 and October 2015 he was also the assistant coach of the Hungarian national football team.

National team

Szabics was active in various Hungarian national youth selections. He made his debut for the Hungarian senior team on April 30, 2003 against the Luxembourg national team, scoring two goals. In the same year he was voted Hungary's Footballer of the Year .

Coaching career

On October 1, 2014, Szabics, who holds the UEFA A license, was appointed assistant coach to team principal Pál Dárdai of the Hungarian national soccer team . After Dárdai's departure, he remained under the new team boss Bernd Storck until 20 2015 as assistant coach.

On June 1, 2016, Szabics was hired as Franco Foda's assistant coach at SK Sturm Graz.

With the appointment of Franco Foda as head of the Austrian national soccer team on January 1, 2018, his two assistant coaches Thomas Kristl and Imre Szabics also switched to the ÖFB and have been assisting Foda in his work ever since. In November 2017, the team completed an interim training course and an international match against Uruguay .

Web links

Commons : Imre Szabics  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Szabics Imre: elég volt a profi futballból, accessed on November 2, 2013 (Hungarian)
  2. Imre Szabics returns to “second home” , accessed on May 19, 2010
  3. Imre Szabic's new assistant coach in Hungary , Kleine Zeitung September 26, 2014
  4. Kleine Zeitung of October 30, 2017: Franco Foda is the new ÖFB team boss (accessed October 30, 2017)