Sándor Kocsis, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Sándor Kocsis

Hungarian footballer

Date of Birth: 21-Sep-1929

Place of Birth: Budapest, Hungary

Date of Death: 22-Jul-1979

Profession: association football manager, association football player

Nationality: Hungary

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Sándor Kocsis

  • Sándor Péter Kocsis (Hungarian pronunciation: ['?a?ndor 'pe?t?r 'kot??i?]; 21 September 1929 – 22 July 1979) was a Hungarian footballer who played for Ferencváros TC, Budapest Honvéd, Young Fellows Zürich, FC Barcelona and Hungary as a striker.
  • During the 1950s, along with Ferenc Puskás, Zoltán Czibor, József Bozsik and Nándor Hidegkuti, he was a member of the Mighty Magyars.
  • After the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, he moved to Spain where he became a member of the FC Barcelona team of the late 1950s. Kocsis was a prolific goalscorer for both Budapest Honvéd and Hungary.
  • While playing for Honvéd, he was the top goal scorer in any European league in both 1952 and 1954.
  • He also scored 75 goals in 68 appearances for Hungary – a 1.10 goal/game average at the game's highest level.
  • Kocsis was the top goal scorer in the 1954 World Cup with 11 goals, being the first player to score two hat tricks in a World Cup.
  • His 2.2 goal/game average in the World Cup finals is second only to that of Ernst Wilimowski who scored four goals in his only World Cup match, and only Just Fontaine has scored more goals than Kocsis in a single World Cup.
  • Kocsis was particularly known for scoring headers. His 1.103 goals/game average is ranked No.1 for players past 43 caps in FIFA class-A competition, closely followed by Gerd Müller with 1.097 goals/game (68 scores in 62 games), and are the only two players in history above a +1.0 goals/game average encompassing more than 43 internationals.
  • Ferenc Puskás with .99 goals/game (84 goals in 85 matches) is currently ranked 3rd. Sándor Kocsis registered seven hat tricks for Hungary.

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