Monday, August 28, 2006

Nándor Hidegkuti

Nándor Hidegkuti
He is one the best coaches in the egyptian history.He worked in Ahly football club.He was born in (March 3, 1922 - February 14, 2002) was a Hungarian footballer.
Hidegkuti (born as Kaltenbrunner) played in one of the most revolutionary positions of his time, that of a withdrawn central forward, in the Hungarian national team. Defenders were uncertain whether to follow him as he dropped deep, leaving him to wreak havoc as he popped forward to score goals. He was most famous for scoring a hat-trick against England in Hungary's 6-3 win at Wembley in 1953. Between 1945 and 1958, he won 69 international caps and scored 39 goals. During that time, he helped Hungary to Gold in the Olympic football tournament in 1952 and to the 1954 World Cup Final.

In terms of a club career, he spent 14 years at MTK, helping the club to three championships: in 1951, 1953 and 1958, before going on to lead Fiorentina to the Cup Winners' Cup as coach in 1961. Two years after that, he coached Győr to the Hungarian championship, before enjoying a successful coaching spell in Egypt.

Hidegkuti had been suffering from heart and lung problems for some time before his death. He died in 2002 aged 79