Sándor Kocsis

1929 - 1979

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Sándor Péter Kocsis (SHAWN-dor KOTCH-ish; Hungarian: [ˈʃaːndor ˈpeːtɛr ˈkot͡ʃiʃ]; 21 September 1929 – 22 July 1979) was a Hungarian footballer who played for Ferencváros TC, Budapest Honvéd, Young Fellows Zürich, FC Barcelona and Hungary as a striker. During the 1950s, along with Ferenc Puskás, Zoltán Czibor, József Bozsik and Nándor Hidegkuti, he was a member of the Mighty Magyars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sándor Kocsis has received more than 506,412 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Sándor Kocsis is the 26th most popular soccer player (down from 25th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Hungary (up from 35th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Hungarian Soccer Player.

Sándor Kocsis is most famous for being the youngest member of the Golden Team, which was the Hungarian national team that won the gold medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics.

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Among soccer players, Sándor Kocsis ranks 26 out of 16,923Before him are Luis Suárez, Mário Zagallo, Josef Bican, Cristiano Ronaldo, Raymond Kopa, and László Kubala. After him are Sócrates, Ronaldo, Vavá, Gunnar Nordahl, Francisco Gento, and Rivellino.

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Among people born in 1929, Sándor Kocsis ranks 25Before him are Christopher Plummer, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Peter Higgs, Oriana Fallaci, Irene Papas, and Tigran Petrosian. After him are Yayoi Kusama, Chet Baker, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Hafizullah Amin, George Steiner, and Djalma Santos. Among people deceased in 1979, Sándor Kocsis ranks 12Before him are Talcott Parsons, Nino Rota, Jean Renoir, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Jean Monnet, and Dennis Gabor. After him are Mika Waltari, Hanna Reitsch, Hafizullah Amin, Nelson Rockefeller, Sid Vicious, and Agostinho Neto.

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Among people born in Hungary, Sándor Kocsis ranks 33 out of 696Before him are Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria (1868), Edward Teller (1908), Dennis Gabor (1900), László Bíró (1899), László Kubala (1927), and Joseph Pulitzer (1847). After him are Elizabeth of Luxembourg (1409), Emmerich Kálmán (1882), Zoltán Kodály (1882), Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778), Imre Lakatos (1922), and Eugene Wigner (1902).


Among soccer players born in Hungary, Sándor Kocsis ranks 3Before him are Ferenc Puskás (1927) and László Kubala (1927). After him are Béla Guttmann (1899), 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).