Lajos Baróti

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Lajos Baróti
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Baróti in 1961
Personal information
Full name Lajos Baróti-Kratochfill
Date of birth (1914-08-19)19 August 1914
Place of birth Szeged, Hungary
Date of death 23 December 2005(2005-12-23) (aged 91)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Szegedi AK
Győri ETO
National team
1939–1941 Hungary 2 (0)
Teams managed
1948–1952 Györi Vasas ETO
1952–1953 Budapesti Postás SE
1953–1957 Budapesti Vasas SC
1957–1966 Hungary
1967–1971 Újpesti Dózsa
1971–1972 Peru
1972–1974 Budapesti Vasas SC
1975–1978 Hungary
1979 SSW Innsbruck
1980–1982 Benfica

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Lajos Baróti (ˈlɒjoʃ ˈbɒroːti; 19 August 1914 – 23 December 2005) was a Hungarian football player and manager. With eleven major titles he is one of the outstanding coaches of his era.


Baróti played from 1928 until 1946 for Szegedi AK and from 1946 to 1948 Győri ETO. Between 1939 and 1941 he also played twice for the national team

1957 he was appointed head coach of the national team. Until 1966 and between 1975 and 1978 he led the side through 117 matches. He led Hungary to the World Cups of 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1978. At the Olympics of 1960 in Rome and the 1964 European Nations' Cup the team finished third. The greatest success was the winning of the gold medal at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.

Between 1971 and 1972 he had a stint as coach of the Peruvian national team: in 1971 he led the Peru olympic team during the Pre-Olympic Tournament.

His most successful time as club coach was from 1967 and 1971 with Újpesti Dózsa in Budapest, where he laid the beginnings of the club's golden era. The front row consisting of FazekasGöröcsBeneDunai IIZámbó was one of the finest of the 1970s. He took the club to doubles of cup and championship in 1969 and 1970 as well as to a third consecutive championship in 1971, the first titles for the club in a decade. He also took the club to the finals of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup of 1968/69 against Newcastle United, however losing there 0–3 and 2–3.

Baróti enjoyed further successes with Vasas SC, SSW Innsbruck in Austria and S.L. Benfica, there winning a Portuguese Supercup in 1980 and a double in 1981.

Career overview – Manager

Year Team Championship Cup
1948–52 Hungary Györi Vasas ETO
1952–53 Hungary Budapesti Postás
1953–57 Hungary Budapesti Vasas SC 1957
1957–66 Hungary Hungary Gold Olympics 1964
1967–71 Hungary Újpesti Dózsa 1969, 70, 71 1969, 70
1971–72 Peru Peru
1972–74 Hungary Budapesti Vasas SC 1973
1975–78 Hungary Hungary
1979 Austria SSW Innsbruck 1979
1980–82 Portugal Benfica 1981 1981

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Preceded by
Portugal Mário Wilson
Cup of Portugal Winning Coach
Succeeded by
England Malcolm Allison