György Kottán

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George Kottan
Personal information
Full name György Kottán
Date of birth (1946-10-06) 6 October 1946 (age 67)
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1972 MTK 13 (1)
1973–1975 VÖEST Linz
1975–1976 Bayer Uerdingen
1979 Los Angeles Aztecs
Teams managed
1979 Los Angeles Aztecs (assistant)
2000–2003 Bangladesh
2009–2010 Pakistan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

George Kottan (born 6 October 1946 in Budapest) is a Hungarian-Austrian football manager and former footballer.

Playing career[edit]

Kottan played as a midfielder and started his career at MTK. His first match in the first league was at 5 April 1970. He left in 1972 to play in the Austrian National League for SK VÖEST Linz where they won the title in 1974, becoming the first team from Linz to become Austrian champions.

He then transferred to KFC Uerdingen 05 of the German Bundesliga in 1976 before winding up his playing career in 1979 in the US for the Los Angeles Aztecs in the North American Soccer League, playing for them for one season as a player-coach under Rinus Michels.

Management career[edit]

The following season Kottan became Michels assistant at the Aztecs. After a break, he rejoined Michels at German club 1. FC Köln where they won the DFB-Pokal. In 1984 Kottan left to take charge of his first club in Austria, with Ch. Linz and stayed until 1987 when he left to become a coach under Antal Dunai first for Real Murcia and then moved with him in 1990 to Levante UD.

Then in 1993, he worked with Dunai for the Hungarian Olympic football team, reaching the 1996 Olympic games. Kottan remained as a technical director until 2000 when he had the opportunity to manage Bangladesh, talking them to victory in the 2003 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup.

He also has managed Muktijoddha Sangsad KS of the Bangladesh Professional Football League and in the process won the Bangladesh Federation Cup. Later, Kottan took control of Indian I League club Churchill Brothers SC.

Kottan became the Pakistan national football team head coach on the 20th February 2009. However, just one year later his contract wasn't renewed after mixed results.

Other work[edit]

Kottan has also worked on FIFA's Goal Project in Berlin, Germany and has a degree from the German Sport University Cologne.

He holds a UEFA Pro Licence.

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

With SK VOEST Linz

Manager[edit]

With Bangladesh national football team

With Muktijoddha Sangsad KS

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