József Gelei

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József Gelei
Personal information
Date of birth (1938-06-29) 29 June 1938 (age 78)
Place of birth Kunmadaras, Hungary
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1950–1954 MTK
1954–1957 Beloiannisz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1961 MTK ? (?)
1961–1962 Vasas SC ? (?)
1962–1967 Tatabánya ? (?)
Total ? (?)
National team
1963–1964 Hungary Olympic 10 (0)
1965–1966 Hungary 11 (0)
Teams managed
1970–1975 Tatabánya
1990–1991 India
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

József Gelei (born 29 June 1938) is a Hungarian former professional football player and manager.


Playing career[edit]

Gelei, who played as a goalkeeper, played youth football with MTK and Beloiannisz, before turning professional in 1957 with former club MTK. He also played club football with Vasas SC and Tatabánya.

Gelei also played at international level for Hungary, representing them at the 1964 Summer Olympics and the 1966 FIFA World Cup.[1][2]

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring as a player, Gelei trained as a football coach, and managed a number of club sides in Hungary. He also coached the Indian national team.


  1. ^ "József Gelei". Sports Reference. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Jozsef GELEI". FIFA. Retrieved 9 October 2010.