Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Soccer
Inducted: 1981
Country: Hungary
Born: 1900 in Budapest, Hungary
Died: August 1981

Bela Guttmann won more honors with world class teams in Europe and South America than any other coach in soccer history. He coached for 30 years in ten different countries, including the national teams of Hungary, Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, Brazil, Uruguay and Portugal. Guttmann’s teams won two European Cups, 10 National Championships, and seven National Cups.

As a player, 1922-1933, he was center-half for the famed Budapest-based MTK team and later the storied Hakoah-Vienna club. Guttman played for the pair of Jewish soccer dynasties during his entire active career, except for two seasons with an all-Jewish team in New York City.

Guttmann’s MTK club won a pair of Hungarian national championships, and Hakoah won the national title once. He was a member of the Hungarian Olympic Soccer Team in 1924.

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