György Orth

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György Orth
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Personal information
Date of birth (1901-04-30)30 April 1901
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Date of death 11 January 1962(1962-01-11) (aged 60)
Place of death Porto, Portugal
Playing position Attacking Midfielder, Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1915 Vasas
1916 Pisa
1917–1927 MTK Budapest 127 (103)
1923First Vienna (loan)
1928–1929 Olympique de Marseille
1929–1930 Budai 11 3 (1)
1932 Budai 11 1 (0)
1933 Bocskai 1 (0)
National team
1917–1927 Hungary 32 (13)
Teams managed
1930 Chile
1930–1931 Colo Colo
1932 Bocskai FC
1933–1935 Messina
Pisa Calcio
1935–1936 Genoa
1936–1939 1. FC Nürnberg
1938–1939 Metz
1939–1940 Catania
1944 San Lorenzo de Almagro
1945 Rosario Central
1946–1949 Deportivo Guadalajara
1947 México
1950–51 Club Necaxa
1955–1956 Selección del Valle
1957–1959 Peru
1960–1962 Porto
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

György Orth (30 April 1901 – 11 January 1962) was a Hungarian footballer and manager from Budapest. As well as being involved in football in his homeland, he also managed in Italy, Chile, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Portugal. One of best footballers of his generation, György Orth was an attacking midfielder or forward renowned for his technique and pace.

Playing career[edit]

He started his playing career off with hometown side Vasas,[1] before first experiencing Italian football with a spell at Pisa. Before retirement from playing Orth returned to Budapest in the form of a move to MTK Budapest. He was an important player for the Hungary national team in the interwar era but a serious knee injury suffered in 1926 stymied his playing career.


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