|Date of birth||24 April 1963|
|Place of birth||Budapest, Hungary|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1972–1973||FC Aszfaltútépitő Budapest|
|1973–1980||Budapest Honvéd FC|
|1980–1987||Budapest Honvéd FC||134||(72)|
|1996–1998||VSE St. Pölten||13||(8)|
|2002||Budapest Honvéd FC|
|2002–2003||LG-ACB Ha Noi|
|2005–2006||Unione FC Budapest|
|2006||Hungary (assistant coach)|
|2009||BFC Siófok (youth team)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Lajos Détári (born 24 April 1963 in Budapest) is a football manager and a retired Hungarian football midfielder. At the height of his career (1984–94), he was a well-respected player throughout Europe, winning "Player of the Year" titles in Hungary, Greece and Switzerland.
Détári made his debut for the Hungarian national team in 1984 against Switzerland, and got 61 caps and 13 goals until 1994. He was a participant at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, where Hungary failed to progress from the group stage. Détári did however score one goal in the 2–0 win against Canada. To this day, this remains the last goal scored by Hungary in the World Cup finals.
Détári was transferred in 1987 for 2 million dollar (3.6 million mark) from Honvéd Budapest to the German soccer national league. He played for Eintracht Frankfurt in 1987–88, scoring 11 goals in 33 games. On 28 May 1988, Détári scored the only goal in the German Cup final from a direct free kick just outside the box against VfL Bochum, leading Eintracht to their last cup title to this day. Détári had played in all six cup games that season.
At the beginning of the following season he was on the move again, this time for approximately 17 million mark (8.5 million euro) to Olympiacos Piraeus. For a short time, he was the third most expensive player in the world behind Diego Armando Maradona and Ruud Gullit. Détári arrived in Greece to a tumultuous reception by the Piraeus club's supporters. Unfortunately, he did not justify the expectations of Olympiacos or the money spent in his acquisition, leaving after only two years in the midst of the Koskotas scandal[clarification needed] in Greece. Still, in those two years he managed 35 goals in 60 league games, many of them from set plays which was his specialty.
After his playing days were over, Détári tried his hand at coaching in Hungary with Honved, in Vietnam for three months and in Greece with Panserraikos. He also coached Hungarian team Nyíregyháza and Haladás Szombathely. From March to October 2006, he was also co-trainer of the Hungarian national team active under Péter Bozsik. He started the 2007–08 season as MFC Sopron boss, but was sacked in October following a number of poor results in the league. In January 2008, he was hired as a coach by F.C. Poros, the local team of the Greek island of Poros.
On 2 January 2002, Détári was appointed as the manager of Budapest Honvéd. He replaced Róbert Glázer who left for Újpest. Détári's team surprisingly beat the Hungarian champions Zalaegerszeg by 1–0 in the Bozsik Stadion. On 20 August 2004, he returned to Honvéd as an assistant coach with György Bognár. The pair replaced György Gálhidi who was sacked by Honvéd after an unsuccessful start in the Hungarian League.
On 30 August 2011, Détári was appointed as the head coach of the Hungarian club Ferencváros due to the resignation of László Prukner after several defeats in the Hungarian League and the early farewell from the Europa League. Ferencváros won the first match with Détári by 2–0 against Zalaegerszeg which was coached by Ferencváros's former coach László Prukner.
- Hungarian Top Goalscorer: 1985, 1986, 1987
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