József viola

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József viola
1925–26 Prima Divisione - Bologna v Juventus (Northern League Finals, 1st Leg) - József Viola (cropped) .jpg
Viola 1926 in the jersey of Juventus Turin
birthday June 10, 1896
place of birth KomáromAustria-Hungary
date of death August 18, 1949
Place of death BolognaItaly
position Middle runner
Years station Games (goals) 1
0000-1920 Törekvés SE
1921-1922 Berliner SV 1892
1922-1923 CS Firenze
1923-1924 Specia Calcio
1924-1927 Juventus Turin 56 (4)
1928-1929 Ambrosiana Inter 0 (0)
1929-1930 Juventus Turin 21 (0)
1930-1931 Atalanta Bergamo 18 (0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1920 Hungary 1 (0)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1926-1928 Juventus Turin
1928-1929 Ambrosiana Inter
1930-1933 Atalanta Bergamo
1933-1934 AC Milan
1934-1936 AC Vicenza
1936-1939 Lazio Rome
1938-1940 AC Milan
1938-1939 Specia Calcio
1940-1941 US Livorno
SPAL Ferrara
1945-1946 CFC genoa
1946-1947 Bologna FC
1947-1948 Como Calcio
1 Only league games are given.

József Viola [ ˈjoːʒɛf ˈvi.olɒ ] (born June 10, 1896 in Komárom , Austria-Hungary , today Komárno , Slovakia , † August 18, 1949 in Bologna , Italy ) was a Hungarian football player and coach .


Viola was active in Hungary as a player at the Budapest railway association Törekvés SE , which brought it to a considerable playing strength in the late 1910s and early 1920s with players like Árpád Weisz and Ferenc Hirzer . In 1920, the club took fourth place in the Hungarian championship and the middle runner Viola came in May in a 2-2 win against Austria for his first game in the national team . This was to be his only appearance in an A international match, although shortly afterwards he played three unofficial internationals against southern Germany, Brandenburg and central Germany.

In the summer of 1920, a German businessman put together a Hungarian professional team that would compete against a German professional team and go on a year-long tour of Germany and Europe. Viola joined this company, along with some other national players such as Gyula Feldmann , Ferenc Plattkó , Mihály Pataki , József Ging and Sándor Nemes . The tour had to be canceled after a few weeks for lack of success, and the players had to sue for their outstanding salaries. Viola stayed in Germany and played for the Berliner SV 1892 , which played in the 1st class of the Brandenburg Association.

After only a year he left Berlin and moved to Italy. After a brief stint at Club Sportivo Firenze , he signed with Spezia Calcio , where he played until 1924. At the beginning of the 1924/25 season he was brought to Juventus FC in Turin by his Hungarian compatriot Jenő Károly . After a third place in the group, the team was strengthened again in the following season, including the former Törekvés player Ferenc Hirzer. Juventus won the group and qualified for the final of the Northern League against FC Bologna . In the away game, Juventus drew 2-2 thanks to two Hirzer goals, the home game ended 0-0. The associated excitement was too great for the coach Károly, however, he suffered a heart attack from which he died a few days later. József Viola then took over the team and led them with a 2-1 win in the playoff against Bologna in the final against Alba Rome , which was won with an overall result of 12-1.

In the following season, Viola continued to be player-coach at Juventus, and although it succeeded in winning the group again, it was only enough to finish third in the final round. From 1927 foreign players were no longer allowed to be used in the Italian championship, so Viola worked exclusively as a coach and again achieved third place. He then moved to SS Ambrosiana Inter , where he replaced his former teammate Árpád Weisz. After just one season he returned to Juventus, but this time as a player again, because Viola, who had Italian ancestors, had meanwhile become an Italian citizen. In the first unified all-Italian Serie A , the Turinese took third place.

He then moved as a player- coach to Atalanta Bergamo in Serie B and ended his active career after one season, but remained coach of the northern Italians. The promotion to the highest level did not succeed and in 1933 only the increase in the league saved relegation. Viola left Bergamo and took the coaching position at AC Milan , where it was only enough to place in midfield. After a season with third division AC Vicenza , he took over the position of supervisor at Lazio Rome for three years , with which he won the runner-up title in his second season in 1937 and then reached the final of the Mitropa Cup in 1937 , which was lost to Ferencvárosi FC . Another season at AC Milan and two years at US Livorno followed , which ended with relegation to Serie B. Further stations after the end of the Second World War were CFC Genoa , FC Bologna and finally Como Calcio .


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