Ferenc Plattkó, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ferenc Plattkó

football player

Date of Birth: 02-Dec-1898

Place of Birth: Budapest, Hungary

Date of Death: 02-Sep-1982

Profession: association football manager, association football player

Nationality: Hungary

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Ferenc Plattkó

  • Ferenc Plattkó (born Franz Platko Kopiletz in Budapest, Hungary, 2 December 1898, died Santiago, Chile, 2 September 1983), also known as Ferenc Platko or Francisco Platko, was a Hungarian footballer and manager of Austrian origin.
  • During the 1910s and 1920s he played as a goalkeeper for Vasas SC, WAC Vienna, KAFK Kula, MTK Hungária FC, FC Barcelona, Recreativo de Huelva.
  • He subsequently worked as a coach in Europe and South America, most notably with FC Barcelona, Colo-Colo, River Plate, Boca Juniors and Chile.
  • Platko was an early FC Barcelona legend and was a team-mate of Paulino Alcántara, Josep Samitier and Sagibarba.
  • His bravery as a goalkeeper was immortalized by Rafael Alberti in the poem Oda A Platko.
  • After retiring as a player he returned to the club as a coach on two occasions (1934–35, 1955–56). He played 6 matches for the Hungarian national team between 1917 and 1923.

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