Sándor Mátrai

Last updated

Sándor Mátrai
Matrai Sandor fortepan 101243.jpg
Personal information
Full nameSándor Magna Mátrai
Date of birth(1932-11-20)20 November 1932
Place of birth Nagyszénás, Hungary
Date of death 30 May 2002(2002-05-30) (aged 69)
Place of death Budapest, Hungary
Playing position defender
National team
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1956 – 1967 Hungary 81 (0)

Sándor Mátrai (Born Sándor Magna, 20 November 1932 – 30 May 2002) was a Hungarian footballer.

During his club career he played for Ferencvaros. He earned 81 caps for the Hungary national football team from 1956 to 1967, and participated in the 1958 FIFA World Cup, the 1962 FIFA World Cup, the 1964 European Nations' Cup, and the 1966 FIFA World Cup.

He was born in Nagyszénás and died in Budapest.

Related Research Articles

Ferenc Puskás Hungarian-Spanish association football player

Ferenc Puskás was a Hungarian footballer and manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He is the son of former footballer Ferenc Puskás Senior. A prolific forward, he scored 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary, played 4 international matches for Spain and scored 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues. He became an Olympic champion in 1952 and led his nation to the final of the 1954 World Cup where he was named the tournament's best player. He won three European Cups, 10 national championships and 8 top individual scoring honors. In 1995, he was recognized as the top scorer of the 20th century by the IFFHS.

The Hungary national football team represents Hungary in international football and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation.

Nándor Hidegkuti Hungarian footballer

Nándor Hidegkuti was a Hungarian football player and manager. He played as a forward or attacking midfielder and spent the majority of his playing career at MTK Hungária FC. During the 1950s he was also a key member of the Hungarian National Team team known as the Golden Team. Other members of the team included Ferenc Puskás, Zoltán Czibor, Sándor Kocsis and József Bozsik. In 1953, playing as a deep lying centre-forward, he scored a hat-trick for Hungary when they beat England 6–3 at Wembley Stadium. Playing from deep, Hidegkuti was able to distribute the ball to the other attackers and cause considerable confusion to defences. This was an innovation at the time and revolutionised the way the game was played.

Sándor Kocsis Hungarian footballer

Sándor Péter Kocsis 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.

Hungarian Football Federation association football governing body in Hungary

The Hungarian Football Federation is the governing body of football in Hungary. It organizes the Hungarian league and the Hungarian national team. It is based in Budapest.

Gusztáv Sebes Hungarian footballer

Gusztáv Sebes was a Hungarian footballer and coach. With the title of Deputy Minister of Sport, he coached the Hungarian team known as the Mighty Magyars in the 1950s. Among the players in the team were Ferenc Puskás, Zoltán Czibor, Sándor Kocsis, József Bozsik, and Nándor Hidegkuti. Together with Béla Guttmann and Márton Bukovi, he formed a triumvirate of radical Hungarian coaches who pioneered the 4-2-4 formation.

Juan Hohberg Uruguayan footballer

Juan Eduardo Hohberg was an Argentine-born Uruguayan football player and coach.

Sándor Sallai Hungarian football player

Sándor Sallai is a retired Hungarian footballer who played as a defender.

Kálmán Mészöly Hungarian footballer

Kálmán Mészöly is a former Hungarian football (soccer) player and coach.

Sándor Puhl is a retired Hungarian football referee. He is mostly known for supervising four matches in the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States, including the final between Brazil and Italy. He also refereed UEFA Champions League matches, including the 1997 UEFA Champions League Final between Borussia Dortmund and Juventus. Dortmund ended up being 3–1 winners.

László Budai Hungarian footballer

László Budai, also known as László Bednarik, or Budai II, was a former Hungarian footballer and coach. Budai was born in Budapest and played as a midfielder and forward for Ferencvárosi TC, Honvéd and Hungary. During the 1950s he was a member of the legendary Hungarian national team known as the Mighty Magyars. Other members of the team included Ferenc Puskás, Zoltán Czibor, Sándor Kocsis, József Bozsik and Nándor Hidegkuti. The stadium of Rákospalotai EAC was named after him.

Sándor Gujdár is a former Hungarian football goalkeeper. He played for Szegedi EOL, Honvéd, Aris Thesaloniki, and the Hungary national football team - where he earned 25 caps - including two appearances at the 1978 FIFA World Cup Finals in Argentina. He became Hungarian champions with Honvéd in 1980. One year after he moved to Greece to play for Aris Thessaloniki, his professional career was cut short by a serious head injury. He resumed playing in 1986, and spent three years in Austria with lower-class Ostbahn XI. He later worked as a coach.

Sandor Preisinger is a Hungarian football player, and most recently the manager of Zalaegerszegi TE.

Viktor Kassai is a retired Hungarian football referee. He participated in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and refereed the 2011 UEFA Champions League Final. He has been a full international referee for FIFA since 2003. He had finally retired in 30 december 2019.

Sándor Müller Smich is a Hungarian former footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a midfielder.

Sándor Zombori is a Hungarian football player who participated in the 1978 World Cup where Hungary was eliminated in the first round. Despite this early exit, Zombori scored a fine goal in his team's defeat to France.

István Kocsis is a Hungarian football player who participated in the 1978 World Cup where Hungary was eliminated in the first round.His nickname is Sandor and also Pischta.

Sándor Bíró was a Hungarian international footballer who played as a defender.

Sándor Pintér is a Hungarian football midfielder who played for Hungary in the 1978 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Budapest Honvéd FC.

The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, due to World War II.

References