Adolf was the youngest of the three Kertesz brothers who played for the Hungarian National team (with Gyula Kertesz and Vilmos Kertesz), Adolf was a left halfback and appeared in 11 international games between 1911-1920.
Accoring to Andrew Handler in From the Ghetto to the Games, Kertesz played with an effortless style, displayed perfect technique, possessed remarkable instinct, and was a pinpoint passer, despite being hampered with weakness in one of his arms.
Kertesz died in 1920 at the age of 28, a victim of a car accident.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. 1892 - d. 1920
A halfback for most of his career, Kertesz was a top player in Hungary in the 1910s. A member of the club team, MTK Budapest, he helped them win the Hungarian Championship in 1914 and 1917-1918 (the league did not play in 1915 or 1916 due to World War II). Kertesz also played for the National team during this time (1911-1920) and appeared in 11 games, but did not score during his international career.
Use links below to navigate through the soccer section of Jews In Sports.
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
From the Ghetto to the Games: Jewish Athletes in Hungary, by Andrew Handler (Boulder, Colorado: East European Monographs, 1985)