Gyula Grosics

1926 - 2014

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Gyula Grosics (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɟulɒ ˈɡroʃit͡ʃ]; 4 February 1926 – 13 June 2014) was a Hungarian football goalkeeper who played 86 times for the Hungary national football team and was part of the "Golden Team" of the 1950s. Regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, he was thought to be the first goalkeeper to play as the sweeper-keeper. Grosics was nicknamed "Black Panther" (Hungarian: Fekete Párduc), because he wore black clothing while playing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gyula Grosics has received more than 124,370 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Gyula Grosics is the 165th most popular soccer player (down from 161st in 2019), the 100th most popular biography from Hungary (up from 109th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Hungarian Soccer Player.

Gyula Grosics is most famous for his accomplishments with the Hungarian National Team. He was a member of the Hungarian National Team that won the bronze medal at the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland. He also played in the 1958 World Cup and the 1962 World Cup.

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Among soccer players, Gyula Grosics ranks 165 out of 16,923Before him are Helmut Rahn, Kazu Naoki, Cafu, Laurent Blanc, Carles Puyol, and Moacir Barbosa Nascimento. After him are Zizinho, Peter Schmeichel, Nagayasu Honda, Didier Deschamps, Luís Figo, and Kenzo Ohashi.

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Among people born in 1926, Gyula Grosics ranks 69Before him are Tony Bennett, César Pelli, Ta Mok, Abdoulaye Wade, Shohei Imamura, and Vasily Arkhipov. After him are Joan Sutherland, Yoshio Okada, Noah Gordon, Poul Anderson, Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, and Jean-Pierre Serre. Among people deceased in 2014, Gyula Grosics ranks 51Before him are Luise Rainer, Yozo Aoki, Maurice Duverger, P. D. James, Rubin Carter, and Hans Hollein. After him are Udo Jürgens, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dobrica Ćosić, James Garner, Ernesto Laclau, and Veljko Kadijević.

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Among people born in Hungary, Gyula Grosics ranks 100 out of 696Before him are George Pólya (1887), Ágnes Heller (1929), Georg Solti (1912), József Bozsik (1925), John Corvinus (1473), and Ferdinand Čatloš (1895). After him are József Mindszenty (1892), György Cziffra (1921), Max Nordau (1849), Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria (1831), Miklós Rózsa (1907), and Tivadar Soros (1894).


Among soccer players born in Hungary, Gyula Grosics ranks 9Before him are Sándor Kocsis (1929), Béla Guttmann (1899), Flórián Albert (1941), Nándor Hidegkuti (1922), Zoltán Czibor (1929), and József Bozsik (1925). After him are Gusztáv Sebes (1906), György Sárosi (1912), Gyula Lóránt (1923), Imre Schlosser (1889), Gyula Zsengellér (1915), and Jenő Buzánszky (1925).