“Football taught me to win, but also taught me to loose, and taught me that joy overcomes the sorrow anyway, the goal is the happiness itself and is the cure for all missed chances…”
Miklós Fehér (1979-2004)
Date and place of birth: Tatabánya,20.July 1979.
Position: striker (right leg)
Shirt numbers: 10 and 9 at ETO, 15 at FC Porto,28 at Braga, 26 at Salgueiros, 29 at Benfica
First class match: 4.November 1995 Győr vs. Debrecen 1–3
First goal: 5. June 1996., Győr vs. MTK 1–0
Clubs: Rába ETO (1995–98), FC Porto (Portugal, 1998–2000), Salgueiros (Portugal, 2000–01), Braga (Portugal, 2001–02), FC Porto (2002–03), Benfica (Portugal, 2003–04)
Hungarian matches/goals: 58/22
Portugal matches/goals: 66/23
Reserves national team matches/goals: 48/18
First Hungarian National A team match: 10. October 1998., Azerbaian vs.Hungary 0–4 (sub in 6. minute of Ferenc Horváth, scored goal in 90.minute)
Hungarian National A team matches/goals: 25/7
Biggest successes: youth player of the year (1997), best reserves player, Puskás Ferenc prize (2001), Portugal Championship winner, two times Portugal Super Cup winner
Born in Tatabánya, Fehér started his playing career at Győri ETO FC, where he was spotted by F.C. Porto scouts. He was signed in 1998 but never really made a breakthrough onto the first team, being loaned to gain experience from ages 20–21 to another two northern sides, S.C. Salgueiros and Sporting de Braga.At Braga Fehér had his best professional season, scoring 14 top division goals in 26 games in 2000–01. After Porto chairman Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa quarrelled with his agent José Veiga, the player refused to part with his agent and left, joining Lisbon side Benfica and going on to net eight official goals during two seasons.
Miklós Fehér appeared in Hungarian national A team 25 times – he was already playing in Portugal when he made his debut- and he scored seven goals. He was the member of Portugal champion team and two-times Super Cup team, too.
On 25 January 2004, Benfica travelled to Guimarães to play against Vitória de Guimarães: Benfica were leading 1–0. Fehér had just come on as a substitute and assisted another player brought from the bench, Fernando Aguiar, for the match's only goal, but received a yellow card in injury time and suddenly bent forward, seemingly in pain; he then fell backwards to the ground and died immediately.
Győri ETO FC named the Football Grammar school and student Hostel after him, referring to the talent of Miklós Fehér by hoping that many talents can learn here.