Gyula Lóránt

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Gyula Lóránt
Lóránt Gyula fortepan 13743.jpg
Surname Gyula Lipovics
birthday February 6, 1923
place of birth KőszegHungary
date of death May 31, 1981
Place of death ThessalonikiGreece
size 181 cm
position midfield
Years station
1939-1941 Kőszegi SE
Years station Games (goals) 1
1942-1943 Haladás Szombathely
1943-1944 Nagyváradi AC
1944 Nemzeti Vasas
1945-1946 Libertatea Oradea
1946-1947 UTA Arad
1947-1950 Vasas Budapest
1951-1956 Honvéd Budapest
1956 Budapest Spartacus
1956-1957 Váci Vasas
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1942-1955 Hungary 42 (0)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1962-1963 Honvéd Budapest
1963 Debreceni VSC
1964 Rheydter Spielverein
1965-1967 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1967-1968 MSV Duisburg
1968-1969 Tasmania Berlin
1969-1971 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1971-1972 1. FC Cologne
1972-1974 Kickers Offenbach
1974 Freiburg FC
1975-1976 PAOK Saloniki
1976-1977 Eintracht Frankfurt
1977-1979 FC Bayern Munich
1979 FC Schalke 04
1980-1981 PAOK Saloniki
1 Only league games are given.
Lóránt's tomb in Kőszeg

Gyula Lóránt [ ˈɟulɒ ˈloːraːnt ], born in Gyula Lipovics (born February 6, 1923 in Kőszeg , † May 31, 1981 in Thessaloniki ), was a Hungarian football player and coach .

Player career


Lóránt began playing football at the age of 16 at Kőszegi SE , the club based in his birthplace, and two years later, for the 1942/43 season , he was committed by the first division promoted Haladás Szombathely . In 1943/44 he moved to Nagyváradi AC , with whom he was champion at the end of the season. Via Nemzeti Vasas, in 1944, he returned to Nagyváradi AC, which had since been renamed Libertatea Oradea . The season 1946/47 he played for from the Romanian city of Arad originating UTA Arad , with whom he won the championship at the end of the season.

From 1947 to 1950 he worked for Vasas Budapest , from 1951 to 1956 for Honvéd Budapest and for one season for Váci Vasas . In the Honvéd Budapest team, he played with stars such as Ferenc Puskás and József Bozsik .

National team

From 1942 to 1955, he played 42 international matches for Hungary's national team . The first highlight of his career was winning the Olympic gold medal in 1952 . In 1954 he played five defensive games in the national team and was one of the players who were defeated by Germany in the legendary final of the 1954 World Cup in Bern .

Coaching career

From August 1962 to April 1963 was training he Honvéd Budapest , then from July to December 1963, the Debreceni VSC

In December 1963 he left Hungary and moved to Germany , where he started from 1964 for the Rheydter Spielverein , until 1974 for 1. FC Kaiserslautern , for MSV Duisburg , for Tasmania Berlin , again for 1. FC Kaiserslautern, for 1 FC Köln , for Kickers Offenbach and for Freiburg FC as a coach.

He then took the coaching position at the Greek first division club PAOK Saloniki and led the team to the first championship in the club's history in 1976.

He then returned to Germany and worked for the Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt that same year . Even before Ernst Happel at Hamburger SV, he was the first coach to introduce spatial coverage in Germany. He let this system play at Eintracht Frankfurt and later at Bayern Munich . At first, spatial coverage did not catch on in Germany; today it is the standard in world football.

At the beginning of December 1977 there was an amicable exchange of coaches: Lóránt moved to Bayern Munich after the 16th Bundesliga matchday for Dettmar Cramer , who had just suffered five defeats in a row, and Cramer to Eintracht Frankfurt. Lóránt the team took on the 12th place and finished it up there . This is the historically worst final placement for Bayern. In December 1978 he was on leave and replaced by his assistant Pál Csernai . Lóránt's last club he looked after in Germany was FC Schalke 04 in 1979 . In 1980 Lóránt returned to Saloniki, where he had celebrated his greatest success. In the spring of the following year he suffered a heart attack during a game of his team against Olympiacos Piraeus in the dugout , of which he died in the stadium.


As a player

National team:

Club level:

As a trainer

  • Greek champion: 1976 with PAOK Saloniki

Web links

Commons : Gyula Lóránt  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Lóránt about himself and Herberger ; He discovered total football, in: DER SPIEGEL, edition 14/1977, accessed on April 21, 2013
  2. Article in the magazine RUND