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Knapp, Miksa

A goalkeeper, Knapp played for the Hungarian National team in the 1910s and made eight international appearances. In From the Ghetto to the Games, Andrew Handler described Knapp as the "lanky, courageous, and ubiquitous goalie of MTK [Budapest]." Knapp died in 1918, at the height of his career, of Spanish influenza. He was only 28 years old.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. 1890 - d. 1918

Career Highlights:
Knapp was the goalkeeper for club team MTK Budapest and helped them win the Hungarian Championship in 1914, 1917, and 1918 (there was no competition in 1915 or 1916 due to World War I). He also played for the Hungarian National team from 1913-1918 and appeared in eight games.

Origin:
Hungary


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References:
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)


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