Károly Fogl

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Károly Fogl
birthday January 19, 1895
place of birth ÚjpestAustria-Hungary
date of death January 12, 1969
Place of death BudapestHungary
position Defender
Years station
0000-1912 Mezei Torna Club
Years station Games (goals) 1
1912-1914 Újpesti Törekvés Sportegyesület
1914-1930 Újpesti TE
1931 Vasas SC
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1918-1929 Hungary 51 (2)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1934-1935 Sofia Sports Club
1934-1935 Bulgaria
1935 Juventus Bucharest
1935-1937 CA Cluj
1937-1938 Warta poses
1938-1939 Győri ETO
Victoria Cluj
1945-1947 Warta poses
1947 Testvériség SE
1947-1948 Polonia Warsaw
1 Only league games are given.

Károly Fogl , also known as Károly Fogoly , Károly Újpesti and Fogl II , (born January 19, 1895 in Újpest , Austria-Hungary ; † January 12, 1969 in Budapest , Hungary ) was a Hungarian football player and football coach who worked in the 1920s The national team's main lineup belonged.

Club career

Fogl started playing soccer at the Mezei Torna Club and moved to the Újpesti Törekvés Sportegyesület in 1912 . Two years later he joined the first division club Újpesti TE , where he would play until the end of his playing career. He quickly developed into one of the strongest defenders in the league and was able to convince with his physical strength as well as his technical skills. Together with his brother József , he formed a defensive pair that became known in European football as the Fogl lock ( Fogl-gát ). In 1920 he was voted Footballer of the Year.

During his active time, Hungarian football was dominated by the two traditional clubs FTC and MTK , for Újpest it was usually enough for second or third places. Also in the cup final you had to give in to your two rivals no less than four times. It was not until 1929/30, in Fogl's last season with the Violets, when he hardly got any appearances, that he finally achieved the first championship title in the club's history. In 1931 he worked briefly at Vasas SC .

National team

Fogl made his debut in defense of the national team at the side of Gyula Feldmann in June 1918 in a 2-0 win against Austria in Vienna. In November 1920 he ran for the first time with his brother, with whom he also played most of his international matches. Another frequent defensive partner was Gyula Mándi , with whom he also took part in the 1924 Olympic Games . He also took part in the Nations Cup, which was held for the first time , but the Hungarians only finished fourth. His last game for Hungary took place in the context of this competition against Switzerland in April 1929. Overall, Fogl represented his country in 51 international matches and scored two goals.

Coaching career

After the end of his active time, Fogl hit a coaching career and went to Bulgaria, where he won the championship title with the Sofia sports club in 1935 and looked after the national team, although he failed in qualifying for the 1934 World Cup . He then worked for Juventus Bucharest in Romania before leading the second division Győri ETO into the top Hungarian league. From 1938 and again after the Second World War , he trained Warta Posen and led the team to the Polish championship in 1947.


  • 1 × Hungarian champion: 1930
  • 3 × Hungarian runner-up: 1921, 1923, 1927
  • 4 × Hungarian Cup finals: 1922, 1923, 1925, 1927
  • 1 × Bulgarian champion: 1935 (coach)
  • 1 × Polish champion: 1947 (coach)
  • 51 games and two goals for the Hungarian national football team: 1918–1929

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