|Full name||János Biri|
|Date of birth||21 July 1901|
|Place of birth||Budapest, Austria-Hungary|
|Date of death||20 February 1974(aged 72)|
|Place of death||Budapest, Hungary|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1927-1928||MTK Budapest FC||2||(0)|
|1928-29||Budai 33 FC||3||(0)|
|1930-1933||III. Kerületi TUE|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
János Biri (21 July 1901 – 20 February 1974) was a Hungarian footballer and coach. He played as a goalkeeper for a number of clubs, most notably Calcio Padova and MTK Budapest FC. He also represented Hungary in the 1924 Summer Olympics. However, he is best known for his coaching career where he achieved mild success in Portugal.
After a brief spell Académico Porto, he was then hired by Benfica's President Augusto da Fonseca Júnior. In the 8 seasons he spent there, we successfully challenged Sporting dominance, claiming 3 Primeira Liga titles and 3 Taça de Portugal.
He still holds the record for most games managed and won, with the highest winning percentage of any other coach with at least 100 games. He also has the second longest reign with 8 years and title count with 7, after Cosme Damião.
After Benfica, János managed numerous teams, never achieving the same success as before.
Current as of 15 January 2013.
|Benfica||1 August 1939||2 July 1947||272||194||25||53||71.32|
- Campeonato de Porto (1): 1935/1936
- Primeira Liga(3): 1941/42, 1942/43, 1944/45
- Taça de Portugal (3): 1939/40, 1942/43, 1943/44
- Campeonato de Lisboa (1): 1939/1940
- "Treinador "Vedeta ou Marreta" - János Biri". http://vedetaoumarreta.blogspot.pt (in Portuguese). 6 November 2008.
- "János Biri". Serbenfiquista.com (in Portuguese).
- "Temporada de 1947/48 a 1949/50". http://gloriasdopassado.blogspot.pt (in Portuguese).
- Almanaque do Benfica. Portugal: Lua de Papel. 2012. pp. 157–207; 764. ISBN 978-989-23-2087-8.