Lippo Hertzka

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Lippo Hertzka
Personal information
Date of birth (1904-11-19)19 November 1904
Place of birth Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 14 March 1951(1951-03-14) (aged 46)
Place of death Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Essener Turnerbund
Real Sociedad
Teams managed
1923–1926 Real Sociedad
1926–1928 Athletic Bilbao
1927–1930 Sevilla
1930–1932 Real Madrid
1932–1934 Hércules
1934–1935 Granada
1936–1939 Benfica
1939–1940 Belenenses
1940–1941 Académica
1942–1945 Porto
1946–1947 Estoril
1947–1948 Benfica
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Lippo Hertzka (19 November 1904 – 14 March 1951)[1] was a Hungarian football player and manager. He played for Essener Turnerbund, MTK Budapest and Real Sociedad.[2] After retiring, he coached seven teams, including Real Sociedad and Real Madrid, a team which he coached for 2 years (1930–1932) and led to an undefeated La Liga championship during the 1931-32 season, which meant the first La Liga title for the white squad. He also won two league titles in Portugal for Benfica.[3][4]

He coached Real Sociedad,[5] Athletic Bilbao, Sevilla,[6] Real Madrid, Hércules, Granada, Benfica, Belenenses, Porto, Estoril, Académica, Vila Real, Portimonense and União Montemor.[7]


  1. ^ Athletic Bilbao coach profile - Lippo Hertzka
  2. ^ "La Real, campeona de Liga del cincuentenario" (in Spanish). El Pais. 28 April 1981.
  3. ^ "O primeiro treinador campeão pelo Madrid está em Montemor" (in Portuguese). Jornal i. 4 May 2014.
  4. ^ "A Maior Mentira do Futebol Português". 12 June 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Web oficial de la Real Sociedad S.A.D".
  6. ^ "1928–1929 -EMPIEZA LA LIGA- - sevillafcdeoro".
  7. ^ "Ha fallecido el entrenador húngaro Lippo Hertza" (in Spanish). ABC Sevilla. 15 March 1951. p. 22.