Imre locksmith

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Imre locksmith
Imre Schlosser-Lakatos.jpg
Imre locksmith
birthday October 11, 1889
place of birth BudapestHungary
date of death July 19, 1959
Place of death BudapestHungary
size 181 cm
position Storm
Years station
1900-1905 Remeny FC
Years station Games (goals) 1
1905-1916 Ferencváros Budapest 155 (258)
1916-1922 MTK Budapest FC 125 (141)
1925-1926 Vienna AC 17 00(6)
1926-1927 Ferencváros Budapest 14 0(11)
1927-1928 Budai 33 9 00(1)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1906-1927 Hungary 68 0(59)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1922-1923 Vívó és Atlétikai Club
1923-1924 IFK Norrköping
1924-1925 Wisła Krakow
1925-1926 Vienna AC (youth)
1925-1926 Brigittenauer AC
1 Only league games are given.

Imre Schlosser (born October 11, 1889 in Budapest , † July 19, 1959 ), called "Slozi", was a Hungarian football player who won 13 Hungarian championships and twice the Hungarian Cup with Ferencváros Budapest and MTK Budapest FC . He was the top scorer seven times, Europe's most successful goalscorer several times and is still the record scorer in the Nemzeti Bajnokság , Hungary's highest league , with 411 goals . Schlosser also spent a year in Austria at the Vienna AC . In the national team of his country he was the record shooter with 59 goals in 68 games until 1953, when Ferenc Puskás (84 goals) overtook him. At times he called himself Imre Schlosser-Lakatos, the latter is the Hungarian word for locksmith.

Career as a player and coach


At Remeny FC, Imre Schlosser started playing football when he was 11. In 1905, when he was 15, he moved to Ferencváros Budapest. At the age of 18 he won the first championship title in the 1906/07 round with the FTC White-Greens. When he moved to local rivals MTK Budapest after eleven rounds in 1916, there were six championships and, in addition, winning the cup in the 1912/13 round. Six times in a row from 1909 to 1914 he also won the Hungarian goal scorer title. In 1911, 1912, 1913 and 1914 he was also the best league shooter in Europe. Outstanding was his hit rate in the 1910/11 round when he scored 38 hits in 18 games.

His balance sheet in the six years of MTK from 1916 to 1922 with six championship titles and also a cup win in the 1921/22 season almost crowned him. He also had two particularly noteworthy goalscoring records with the blue-whites of MTK: in 1916/17 he scored 38 times in 17 games and was top scorer for the seventh time; In 1917/18 there were even 41 goals in 22 games, but this year he was surpassed by his sensational teammate Alfréd Schaffer with 42 goals. In both rounds he and his comrades from MTK Hungaria FC also won the championship title. At the age of 33, he interrupted his playing career from 1922 and made his first attempts as a coach at Vívó és Atlétikai Club , IFK Norrköping and Wisła Krakau until 1925. In the 1925/26 season he was player-coach at the Vienna Athletics Club . When the 37-year-old returned to Ferencváros in the 1926/27 round, he won his seventh championship with the FTC and again the cup. For the 1927/28 round, the 39-year-old was still active in a few games for Budai 33 . Overall, he won the Hungarian championship 13 times, the cup twice and was the national top scorer 7 times. From 1905/06 to 1927/28 (excluding the years 1922/23 to 1924/25) he played 318 league games with 417 goals, making him one of the most successful league shooters in the world to this day. His root position was on the half-left and he has also been referred to as the first superstar of mainland Europe.

National team

The technician and goalscorer made his debut in the Hungarian national team in a game on October 7, 1906 in Prague against Bohemia in a 4-4 draw. It was Hungary's ninth international match. Four weeks later, on November 4th in Budapest, in a 3-1 win against Austria, he scored the first goal for the national team in his second international match. With the game on April 10, 1927 in Vienna against Austria, he ended his career in the national team. From 1906 to 1927 he had scored 59 goals for Hungary in 68 international matches. There were also the games on October 29, 1911 in Budapest against Switzerland, where Schlosser scored six goals in the 9-0 victory alone, and the game at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm against Germany on July 3, where he scored all three goals scored for the victory of Hungary. For the German national soccer team , the “Karlsruhe” storm played that day with Karl Wegele , Fritz Förderer , Gottfried Fuchs , Julius Hirsch and Emil Oberle . In this game he was also the first player to score the 30th international goal. He was the captain of the national team 31 times. A famous team-mate was Alfréd Schaffer, known as the “football king”. With eight goals he was the most successful opponent of the German national team. His world record of 59 international goals was only surpassed on November 25, 1953 in Hungary's 6-3 victory over England by Ferenc Puskás, who scored his goals number 60 and 61 in this game.

End of career

Imre Schlosser's grave in the Farkasréti Cemetery in Budapest

In the summer of 1928 Schlosser finally said goodbye to his active career with a match in which the selection teams of the 1st and 2nd leagues faced each other and he wore the jersey of the latter. From then on he only worked as a trainer. In the election of the century he came fourth in Hungary and 42nd in Europe. Kirn / Natan singled out him in their paperback from 1958 as “the most popular footballer in Hungary of all times”.

Titles, achievements and awards

  • Hungarian Championship (13): 1906/07, 1908/09 to 1912/13, 1916/17 to 1921/22
  • Hungarian Cup Winner (2): 1912/13, 1926/27
  • Top scorer of the Hungarian Championship (7): 1916/17 (38 goals), 1913/14 (21 goals), 1912/13 (33 goals), 1911/12 (34 goals), 1910/11 (38 goals), 1909 / 10 (18 goals), 1908/09 (30 goals)


Web links

Commons : Imre Schlosser  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Locksmith Imre. Magyar Életrajzi Lexicon, accessed January 27, 2015 (Hungarian).
  2. VÁLOGATOTT: 125 éve született az első magyar sztárcsatár. nemzetisport online, accessed January 27, 2015 (Hungarian).
  3. Sorin Arotăriţei: Hungary - Topscorers , Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation 17 September, 2010.
  4. Hernán Speroni: European Topscorers before 1967/68 , Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, September 10, 2005
  5. Ferenc Puskás - Goals in International Matches