Gyula Kertész

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Gyula Kertész
Personal information
Date of birth (1888-02-29)29 February 1888
Place of birth Kiskálna, Austria–Hungary
Date of death 1 May 1982 (aged 94)
Place of death New York, NY, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
MTK Budapest
National team
Hungary 1 (0)
Teams managed
1928–1930 FC Basel
1931–1932 Hamburger SV
1932–1933 VfB Leipzig
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gyula Kertész (also known as Julius Kertész; 29 February 1888 – 1 May 1982) was a Hungarian international footballer who played alongside his two brothers, Vilmos and Adolf. Kertész was Jewish.[1]


Playing career[edit]

Kertész played club football for MTK Budapest, and international football for Hungary, where he earned one cap.

Coaching career[edit]

Kertész coached several clubs in Germany, like Victoria Hamburg and Union Altona, and in other countries such as France and Scandinavia during the 1920s. He managed Swiss side FC Basel between 1928 and 1930.[2] In January 1931 he took over at Hamburger SV where he successfully revamped the team, adding Rudolf Noack and other promising new players[3] until he was appointed by VfB Leipzig in the summer of 1932. After his contract had been dissolved on a mutual agreement in May 1933,[4] Kertész left Germany and emigrated to the United States where he worked in the record industry. His son, who called himself George Curtiss, was a leading manager at Remington Records.[5]


  1. ^ "Kertesz, Gyula". Jews In Sports. Retrieved 27 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Ehemalige Trainer des FCB" (in German). FC Basel. Archived from the original on 27 February 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2009. 
  3. ^ Skrentny & Prüß, Mit der Raute im Herzen, Hamburg 2008, p.78
  4. ^ VfB-Mitteilungen (The club's monthly magazine), May 1933 issue
  5. ^ Remington Records´ website, retrieved Feb 14, 2018