Lippo Hertzka

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Lippo Hertzka
Personal information
Date of birth (1904-11-19)19 November 1904
Place of birth Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 14 March 1951(1951-03-14) (aged 46)
Place of death Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Essener Turnerbund
Real Sociedad
Teams managed
1923–1926 Real Sociedad
1926–1928 Athletic Bilbao
1927–1930 Sevilla FC
1930–1932 Real Madrid C.F.
1932–1934 Hércules CF
1934–1935 Recreativo Granada
1936–1939 Benfica
1939–1940 Belenenses
1940–1941 Académica de Coimbra
1942–1945 FC Porto
1947–1948 Benfica
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Lippo Hertzka (born 19 November 1904 - died 14 March 1951[1]) was a Hungarian football player and manager. He played for Essener Turnerbund (current Schwarz-Weiss Essen), MTK Budapest FC and Real Sociedad.[2] After retiring, he coached seven teams, including Real Sociedad and Real Madrid, a team which he coached for 2 years (1930–1932) and led to an undefeated La Liga championship during the 1931-32 season, which meant the first La Liga title for the white squad. He also won two League titles in Portugal for Benfica.[3][4]

He coached Real Sociedad,[5] Athletic Bilbao, Sevilla FC,[6] Real Madrid C.F., Hércules CF, Recreativo Granada, S.L. Benfica, Belenenses, FC Porto, Estoril, Académica, Vila Real, Portimonense and União Montemor.[7]

He was the husband of Tivadar Farkasházy's godmother.[8][9]


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  2. ^ "La Real, campeona de Liga del cincuentenario" (in Spanish). El Pais. 28 April 1981. 
  3. ^ "O primeiro treinador campeão pelo Madrid está em Montemor" (in Portuguese). Jornal i. 4 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "A Maior Mentira do Futebol Português". 12 June 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
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  7. ^ "Ha fallecido el entrenador húngaro Lippo Hertza" (in Spanish). ABC Sevilla. 15 March 1951. p. 22. 
  8. ^ Video on YouTube. In this video Tivadar Farkasházy told his story about this in a very popular hungarian show (the show's name is "Heti Hetes" (it means "Weekly Seven"). He said this story few years ago in the same show, but that video was deleted from Youtube.
  9. ^ Video on YouTube. It was reuploaded.