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Ferenc Nyers

Updated: Oct 22, 2023

Ferenc Nyers was born on March 3 1927 in Freyming-Merlebach in France of Hungarian origin. He is the younger brother of Istavan Nyers who played for Inter and Roma in the 1950s. Their father was a Hungarian migrant who worked in the mines of Alsace.

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He started playing for RC Strasbourg in 1946 and played in France for a few years before signing for Lazio in 1948. He played a couple of seasons for the Biancocelesti.

In 1950 he joined Hungaria FbC Roma. This was an Italian football club made up entirely of Hungarian expats founded by Laszlo Kubala.

When Hungary became part of the Communist block, many Hungarian players decided to leave Hungary. But there was a problem. Their federation had banned them for life and this ban was extended by FIFA for two years. As a consequence they formed this club which was based in the refugee camp at Cinecittà in Rome. The presence of Kubala was able to attract a lot of Eastern block players and guaranteed exhibition games in Spain in June 1950 and in November/December in Colombia.

The club disbanded while on tour in Colombia and that is why Nyers joined Atletico Junior in 1951 and played in the Colombian championship, just like many other of his teammates that year.

Back in France in 1952 he played for Saint Etienne for five seasons winning the French Championship in 1956-57 and the Trophée des Champions (the French Super Cup equivalent) in 1957.

Nyers was a fast left footed forward and an excellent header of the ball. He played 38 games for Lazio (36 in Serie A and 2 in the Latin Cup) and scored 14 goals (all in Serie A).

Lazio Career


Total appearances (goals)

Serie A

Latin Cup


18 (8)

18 (8)



19 (6)

17 (6)



37 (14)

35 (14)




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