Béla Guttmann

1899 - 1981

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Béla Guttmann (Hungarian: [ˈbeːlɒ ˈɡutmɒnn]; 27 January 1899 – 28 August 1981) was a Hungarian footballer and coach. He was born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary, and was Jewish. He was deported by the Nazis to a Nazi slave labor camp where he was tortured; he survived the Holocaust. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Béla Guttmann has received more than 364,466 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Béla Guttmann is the 46th most popular soccer player (down from 37th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Hungary (down from 49th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Hungarian Soccer Player.

Béla Guttmann is most famous for his work with Benfica and the Portuguese national team, where he won 11 league titles and two European Cups.

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Among soccer players, Béla Guttmann ranks 46 out of 16,923Before him are Paolo Maldini, Uwe Seeler, Bobby Charlton, Ronaldinho, Antonín Panenka, and Nílton Santos. After him are Zlatan Ibrahimović, Djalma Santos, Omar Sívori, Romário, Jairzinho, and Arthur Friedenreich.

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Among people born in 1899, Béla Guttmann ranks 19Before him are Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, Francis Poulenc, László Bíró, Duke Ellington, Erich Kästner, and Paul-Henri Spaak. After him are Adnan Menderes, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Charles Laughton, Paul Hermann Müller, and Gloria Swanson. Among people deceased in 1981, Béla Guttmann ranks 15Before him are Marcel Breuer, Frederica of Hanover, Soong Ching-ling, Natalie Wood, William Holden, and A. J. Cronin. After him are Joe Louis, Harold Urey, René Clair, Samuel Barber, Omar Bradley, and William Saroyan.

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Among people born in Hungary, Béla Guttmann ranks 55 out of 696Before him are Lajos Kossuth (1802), Viktor Orbán (1963), Emeric, King of Hungary (1174), Ágota Kristóf (1935), Anne of Bohemia and Hungary (1503), and Arthur Koestler (1905). After him are Leo Szilard (1898), Paul Erdős (1913), Sándor Petőfi (1823), Coloman, King of Hungary (1070), George de Hevesy (1885), and Flórián Albert (1941).


Among soccer players born in Hungary, Béla Guttmann ranks 4Before him are Ferenc Puskás (1927), László Kubala (1927), and Sándor Kocsis (1929). After him are Flórián Albert (1941), Nándor Hidegkuti (1922), Zoltán Czibor (1929), József Bozsik (1925), Gyula Grosics (1926), Gusztáv Sebes (1906), György Sárosi (1912), and Gyula Lóránt (1923).