Former Young Newcastle Defender Shines In Euro 2016

It was good to see former Newcastle center-back Tamas Kadar play so well for Hungary yesterday,  in their great 2-0 win over Austria – Tamas had a solid game at left back.

And apart from giving the ball away a couple of times in the second half he looked both solid and impressive at left back and he certainly has a cultured left foot.


Tamas Kadar in action yesterday – number 4

Tamas is now sporting  a beard and he was at Newcastle from 2008 to 2012, but once  Alan Pardew joined Newcastle in late 2010, he didn’t seem to fancy the Hungarian too much.

It is true however that Tamas also had a number of injuries that kept him from playing for much of that time.

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Tamas Kadar while at Newcastle

He was signed by Newcastle from Zalaegerszeg back in January 2008, when we brought in five promising youngsters as part of building up the Youth Academy when Chris Mort was the Chairman.

Trip down memory lane – the other four youngsters signed in January, 2008 were English full-back Ben Tozer, Italian striker Fabio Zamblera, Swedish goalkeeper Ole Soderberg and French midfielder Wesley Ngo Baheng.

Tamas was just  17 at the time and he developed into one of Newcastle’s most promising young players; when he did play for the first team he looked solid.

The 6’2″ defender played a total of 18 times for Newcastle – mainly at center-back – and since leaving Newcastle in 2012 he’s been at three different clubs and is currently at Lech Poznan in Poland, having joined them in January of last year.

It’s good to see Tamas doing so well and this is the first time Hungary have qualified for a major competition in 30 years and they started it off with a famous win against the well fancied Austrian side.

Can’t be bad.

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