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Baróti in 1961
|Full name||Lajos Baróti-Kratochfill|
|Date of birth||19 August 1914|
|Place of birth||Szeged, Hungary|
|Date of death||23 December 2005(aged 91)|
|1948–1952||Györi Vasas ETO|
|1952–1953||Budapesti Postás SE|
|1953–1957||Budapesti Vasas SC|
|1972–1974||Budapesti Vasas SC|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Lajos Baróti (ˈlɒjoʃ ˈbɒroːti; 19 August 1914 – 23 December 2005) was a Hungarian football player and manager. With eleven major titles he is one of the outstanding coaches of his era.
1957 he was appointed head coach of the national team. Until 1966 and between 1975 and 1978 he led the side through 117 matches. He led Hungary to the World Cups of 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1978. At the Olympics of 1960 in Rome and the 1964 European Nations' Cup the team finished third. The greatest success was the winning of the gold medal at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.
His most successful time as club coach was from 1967 and 1971 with Újpesti Dózsa in Budapest, where he laid the beginnings of the club's golden era. The front row consisting of Fazekas – Göröcs – Bene – Dunai II – Zámbó was one of the finest of the 1970s. He took the club to doubles of cup and championship in 1969 and 1970 as well as to a third consecutive championship in 1971, the first titles for the club in a decade. He also took the club to the finals of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup of 1968/69 against Newcastle United, however losing there 0–3 and 2–3.
Career overview – Manager
|1948–52||Györi Vasas ETO|
|1953–57||Budapesti Vasas SC||1957|
|1957–66||Hungary||Gold Olympics 1964|
|1967–71||Újpesti Dózsa||1969, 70, 71||1969, 70|
|1972–74||Budapesti Vasas SC||1973|
| Cup of Portugal Winning Coach