Gyula Zsengellér, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Gyula Zsengellér

Hungarian footballer

Date of Birth: 27-Dec-1915

Place of Birth: Cegléd, Pest County, Hungary

Date of Death: 29-Mar-1999

Profession: association football manager, association football player

Nationality: Hungary

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Gyula Zsengellér

  • Gyula Zsengellér (27 December 1915 – 29 March 1999) was a Hungarian footballer who played as a striker.
  • A legend of Újpest FC, he is most famous for his part in taking the Hungarian national team to the 1938 World Cup Final.
  • He was that tournament's second-highest scorer, behind Leonidas of Brazil. His first international cap came on 2 December 1936, when Hungary lost 6–2 against England.
  • In total, he gained 39 caps for his country, scoring 33 goals.
  • This makes him the eighth-highest goalscorer of all-time for the Hungarian national side. Zsengellér also played 325 games in the Hungarian league and scored 387 goals between 1935 and 1947, making him the third-highest goalscorer of all-time in the Hungarian league.
  • He began his career at Salgótarjáni TC, then moving to Újpest FC in 1936.
  • Zsengellér spent 11 years serving Újpest, when in 1947 he joined Italian side A.S.
  • Roma.
  • In the 1949–50 season Zsengellér played for Ancona and he finished his career playing for Colombian Deportivo Samarios between 1951 and 1952.He was the Hungarian league's top-scorer in five seasons: 1938, 1939, 1943, 1944 and in the spring season of 1945.
  • He was Europe's top goalscorer in 1939 and 1945. After his retirement, Zsengellér started a long and successful managerial career, working mainly in Italy and Cyprus.
  • He won the Cypriot First Division with Pezoporikos Larnaca in 1954 and the Cypriot Cup with APOEL FC in 1976.
  • He died in 1999 aged 83. IFFHS named Zsengellér the 7th most successful Top Division Goal Scorer of all time.

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