Iuliu Barátky

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Gyula Barátky / Iuliu Barátky
Personal information
Date of birth (1910-05-14)14 May 1910
Place of birth Nagyvárad, Bihar County,
Kingdom of Hungary
(present-day Oradea, Romania)
Date of death 14 April 1962(1962-04-14) (aged 51)
Place of death Bucureşti, Romania
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1922-1927 Stăruinţa Oradea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927-1928 Stăruinţa Oradea - (-)
1928-1930 CA Oradea - (-)
1930-1933 Hungária - (52)
1933-1936 Crişana Oradea 51 (30)
1936-1944 Rapid Bucureşti1 86 (61)
1944 Carmen Bucureşti1 0 (0)
1944-1945 Rapid Bucureşti1 0 (0)
1946-1947 Libertatea Oradea 16 (9)
1947-1948 RATA Târgu Mureş 2 (0)
National team
1930-1933 Hungary 9 (0)
1933-1940[1] Romania 20 (14)
Teams managed
1941-1945 FC Rapid Bucureşti (Player/coach)
1946-1947 Libertatea Oradea (Player/coach)
1947-1949 RATA Târgu Mureş (Player/coach)
1948 Romania
1952-1953 FC Dinamo Bucureşti
1953-1954 Progresul Oradea
1957-1959 FC Dinamo Bucureşti
1959-1962 FC Dinamo Bucureşti (Youth coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
The native form of this personal name is Barátky Gyula. This article uses the Western name order.

Gyula Barátky (Romanian: Iuliu Baratky; 14 May 1910, Nagyvárad, Kingdom of Hungary – 14 April 1962, Bucureşti, Romania) was a football player who had represented both Hungary and Romania. His preferred position was the half right.

He played a total of 155 games in the national Romanian championships (scoring 100 goals), starting on 10 September 1933 (Venus Bucureşti - Crişana Oradea 0-1). He won 4 Romanian Cups in 1937, 1939, 1940, 1941, all with Rapid Bucureşti.

He debuted in the Hungary national football team (with the name Gyula Barátky) for which he played 9 games (no goals scored). In 1933, he started to play for the Romania national football team, for which he played 20 games and scored 13 goals. He appeared in the 1938 World Cup, scoring a goal against Cuba.

After his last game (Oţelul Reşiţa - RATA Târgu Mureş 5-3), he coached RATA Târgu Mureş for a while and, for a very short term, the Romanian national team.

Stories about his skills are still a source of pride for Rapid Bucureşti supporters. Hundreds of thousands[citation needed] read Finala se joacă azi (The final is played today) or Glasul roţilor de tren (Voice of the train wheels), written by Ioan Chirilă, an important Romanian sports writer, in which Baratky plays a central role.


^1 The Divizia A 1940–41 was the last season before World War II and the Divizia A 1946–47 was the first one after, so the appearances and goals scored during this period for Rapid Bucharest and Carmen Bucharest are not official.