Hungary Silver Boot winner Varady dead at 60

AFP| Updated: Jan 23, 2014, 19:34 PM IST

Budapest: Former Hungary footballer and Silver Boot winner Bela Varady has died at the age of 60, his family announced Thursday.

The skilful winger scored 13 times in 36 appearances for Hungary between 1972 and 1982, including the opening goal in a 2-1 defeat against Poland in the 1972 Olympic football final in Munich.

He was also a member of Hungary`s squad at the 1978 World Cup in Argentina.

In the 1976-1977 season he won the Silver Boot -- awarded by European sports magazines to the second highest scorer in a domestic league -- after scoring 36 goals for his club, the Budapest-based Vasas.

He also played 36 times for French side Tours between 1983 and 1985.

Varady died unexpectedly but peacefully at home overnight his family told Hungarian media.