ELECTED MEMBERS
   
Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

JOZSEF BRAUN

Sport: Soccer
Inducted: 2017
Country: Hungary
Born: February 26, 1901, in Budapest, Austro-Hungary
Died:
February 20, 1943, German Forced Labor Camp

Jozsef Braun began his soccer career in Hungary before finishing it in the American Soccer League. He earned 27 caps with the Hungarian national team, scoring 11 goals.

In 1916, at the age of 15, Braun signed with MTK Budapest in the Hungarian League where he played primarily as a right wing back. In 1919, he was named the Hungarian Player of the Year.

During his years with MTK, Braun's team won nine Hungarian championships and 2 Hungarian cups.  He was a member of the Hungarian soccer team at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

In 1925, at age 24, Braun retired from playing after suffering multiple injuries. Four years later, he moved to the United States where he attempted a comeback with Brooklyn Hakoah of the American Soccer League. Braun played 17 games before moving to the Brooklyn Wanderers. He played eleven games for the Wanderers, then retired permanently.

Thereafter, he coached for several years: 1934-38 SK Slovan Bratislava, 1937-1939 MTK Budapest.

Braun died in 1943 in a Nazi forced labor camp.

 

Jozsef Braun

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