Attila Abonyi

Born in Hungary in 1946, Attila Abonyi arrived in Melbourne in 1957 and played junior football with St Kilda in 1958.

In 1960 he made his senior debut aged just 15 with Melbourne Hungaria.

A polished striker, Abonyi cites three World Cup campaigns and hitting the crossbar against West Germany in the 1974 World Cup Finals as personal highlights.

Abonyi played most of his major league matches with St George Sydney from 1969 and Sydney Croatia from 1977 until retiring in 1979.

His distinguished international career included 88 appearances for Australia between 1967 and 1977, scoring 36 goals and playing more than 500 first grade matches.

His skills were also recognised by English giant Manchester United, who invited him as a guest player in the last game of their 1975 Australian tour.

After retiring, Abonyi switched to a coaching career at state and national level, assisting Frank Arok between 1985 and 1986.

Hall of Fame 1999 Inductees

Johnny Warren, MBE, OAM

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Julie Dolan AM

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Rale Rasic OAM

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Joe Marston, MBE

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Charlie Yankos

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Harry Williams

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Connie Selby

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Cliff Sander

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Ray Baartz

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John Perin

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Harry Dockerty

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Frank Parsons

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Jeff Olver

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Sjel "Mike" De Bruyckere

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Gordon "Bunny" Nunn

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Attila Abonyi

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Sergio Melta

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Gary Marocchi

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Tom Jack

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Allan Johns

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Jimmy Mackay

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Manfred Schaefer

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William "Bill" Henderson

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John Kosmina

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Jack 'Digger' Evans

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Jim Armstrong

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Peter Wilson

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Jimmy Rooney

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Ron Adair

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John Watkiss

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Ray Richards

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Graham Jennings

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Col Curran

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Keith Gilmour

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Elaine Watson OAM

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Vic Tuting MBE

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Robert Telfer

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Theo Marmaris MBE

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Arthur Gibbs

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John Walter Fletcher

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Tony Boscovic

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