Feldmann, Gyula : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Feldmann, Gyula

Feldmann, a member of the Hungarian National team from 1910-1920, was described by Andrew Handler in From the Ghetto to the Games as the quintessential defender who was hard-playing, intelligent, and inventive. With a knack for being in the right place at the right time, Feldmann had superb technique and was composed under pressure. He was also one of the first Hungarian players to successfully use the sliding tackle as a way to dispossess his opponent of the ball. Feldmann appeared in 10 international games for Hungary and later coached in Italy, leading Inter Milan to a second place finish in 1934-35.

Birth and Death Dates:
unknown

Career Highlights:
A fullback (defender), Feldmann played for club teams NSC, FTC, and MTK in the top soccer league in Hungary. From 1918-1920, he helped MTK (Budapest) win three consecutive Hungarian Championships. From 1910-1920, he was also a member of the Hungarian National team, and won 10 caps (international appearances) during his career.

Origin:
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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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