Nadler, a left halfback, played for the club team MTK Budapest and the Hungarian National team in the 1920s. Although Nadler was a terrific player during his career, he suffered in comparison to FTC's Zoltan Blum, who was considered Hungary's top left halfback. Nevertheless, the slender Nadler appeared in six international games for Hungary with his "repertoire of imaginative moves." (according to Andrew Handler in From the Ghetto to the Games). Nicknamed "Pubi," Nadler died in World War II as a labor serviceman.
Birth and Death Dates:
Nadler was a starting halfback with MTK Budapest from 1923-1926. He helped MTK capture three Hungarian League championships in four years (they also won the Hungary Cup in 1925). During this time, he also played with the Hungarian National team and appeared in six international games, but did not score a goal.
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)