Nicolae Kovács - International Appearances


The outstanding Romanian (and later Hungarian) player played 37 international matches for Romania. He also played one international match for Hungary, obtaining 38 international caps with two National Teams. He is one of only four players to have played at each of the first three World Cup tournaments. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
Born:  29-12-1911
Died:   7- 7-1977
Country:  Romania 
Caps:   37 for Romania (W18-D 8-L11 - GF 84-GA 73 - %59.46)
Goals:   6
Caps:    1 for Hungary (W 0-D 1-L 0 - GF  1-GA  1 - %50.00)
Goals:   1 
Total Caps:  38        (W18-D 9-L11 - GF 85-GA 74 - %59.21)
Total Goals:  7
Age First Cap for Romania: 17 yr 260 d 15- 9-1929 vs. Bulgaria 3-2
Age Last Cap for Romania:  26 yr 158 d  5- 6-1938 vs. Cuba 3-3 aet
Age First Cap for Hungary: 28 yr 338 d  1-12-1940 vs. Italy 1-1
Age Last Cap for Hungary:  28 yr 338 d  1-12-1940 vs. Italy 1-1
National Team Career for Romania:  8 yr 263 d
National Team Career for Hungary:  0 yr   1 d
Total Two Team Career:  11 yr  77 d


Cap   Date    Venue   	     Opponent          Score    Competition

for Romania

 1  15- 9-29  Sofia          Bulgaria           3-2 
 2   6-10-29  Bucuresti      Yugoslavia         2-1 
 3  25- 5-30  Bucuresti      Greece             8-1 
 4  14- 7-30  Montevideo     Peru               3-1     World Cup
 5  21- 7-30  Montevideo     Uruguay            0-4     World Cup
 6  12-10-30  Sofia          Bulgaria           3-5
 7  28- 6-31  Zagreb         Yugoslavia         4-2
 8  23- 8-31  Warszawa       Poland             3-2
 9  26- 8-31  Kaunas         Lithuania          4-2
10  20- 9-31  Oradea         Czechoslovakia Am. 4-1     Central European Cup
11   4-10-31  Budapest       Hungary Am.        0-4     Central European Cup
12  29-11-31  Athinai        Greece             4-2     Balkan Cup
13   8- 5-32  Bucuresti      Austria Am.        4-1     Central European Cup
14   3- 7-32  Beograd        Yugoslavia         1-3     Balkan Cup
15   2-10-32  Bucuresti      Poland             0-5
16  16-10-32  Linz           Austria Am.        1-0     Central European Cup
17  11- 6-33  Bucuresti      Yugoslavia         5-0     Balkan Cup
18  24- 9-33  Bucuresti      Hungary Am.        5-1     Central European Cup
19  25- 3-34  Pardubice      Czechoslovakia Am. 2-2     Central European Cup
20  29- 4-34  Bucuresti      Yugoslavia         2-1     World Cup Qualifier
21  27- 5-34  Trieste        Czechoslovakia     1-2     World Cup
22  14-10-34  Lwów           Poland             3-3 
23  27-12-34  Athinai        Greece             2-2     Balkan Cup
24  30-12-34  Athinai        Bulgaria           3-2     Balkan Cup
25   1- 1-35  Athinai        Yugoslavia         0-4     Balkan Cup
26  17- 6-35  Sofia          Yugoslavia         0-2     Balkan Cup
27  19- 6-35  Sofia          Bulgaria           0-4     Balkan Cup
28  24- 6-35  Sofia          Greece             2-2     Balkan Cup
29  18- 4-37  Bucuresti      Czechoslovakia     1-1     Eduard Benes' Cup 
30  10- 6-37  Bucuresti      Belgium            2-1 
31  27- 6-37  Bucuresti      Sweden             2-2 
32   5- 7-37  Lódz           Poland             4-2
33   8- 7-37  Kaunas         Lithuania          2-0
34  12- 7-37  Riga           Latvia             0-0
35  14- 7-37  Tallinn        Estonia            1-2
36   8- 5-38  Bucuresti      Yugoslavia         0-1     Eduard Benes' Cup 
37   5- 6-38  Toulouse       Cuba               3-3 aet World Cup

Goals:

Cap  1     1 goal
Cap  4     1 goal
Cap  7     1 goal
Cap 13     1 goal
Cap 14     1 goal
Cap 19     1 goal

Total      6 goals

for Hungary (also called Miklós Kovács)

 1   1-12-40  Genoa          Italy              1-1

Goals:

Cap  1     1 goal

Total      1 goal


Total Record

           Matches Won Draw Lost For Against Points  Percentage
Romania       37    18   8  11    84- 73      44     59.46
Hungary        1     0   1   0     1-  1       1     50.00

Total         38    18   9  11    85- 74      45     59.21


Types of Matches and Goals

                      Goals Matches
Friendlies        	 3   16 (2/15 Romania, 1/1 Hungary)
World Cup                1    4
World Cup Qualifier      0    1
Balkan Cup               1    9
Other Tournaments        2    8

Total goals              8   38
 


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