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Elemér Berkessy
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Full name Elemér Berkessy Cöji
Date of birth June 20, 1905
Place of birth    Nagyvárad
(now Oradea, Romania), Austria-Hungary
Date of death    July 7, 1993 (aged 88)
Place of death    Barcelona, Spain
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*

1923-1930
1930-1932
1932-1934
1934-1936
1936-1937
CA Oradea
CS Jiul Petroşani
Ferencvárosi TC
RC Paris
FC Barcelona
Le Havre AC




28 (3)   
National team
1928-1930 Hungary 7 (0)
Teams managed
1944
1948-1949



1951-1952
1954
1955-1957
1957-1958
1958
Ferencvárosi TC
Vicenza Calcio
A.S. Biellese 1902
Pro Patria
Rosignano Calcio
Real Zaragoza
Grimsby Town F.C.
K. Beerschot V.A.C.
RCD Espanyol
Sabadell

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Elemér Berkessy (June 20, 1905 – July 7, 1993), also referred to as Emilio Berkessy or Emil Berkessy, was a Hungarian footballer and coach. As a player Berkessy played for both Ferencvárosi TC and Hungary.

He then moved to Western Europe, first in the newly founded Division 1 with RC Paris, before moving to FC Barcelona, and coming back to end his player career in France with Le Havre AC of Division 2.

After his playing career, he became a coach, most notably in Italy with Vicenza Calcio, A.S. Biellese 1902[1], Rosignano Calcio[2] and Spain with Real Zaragoza, RCD Espanyol and Sabadell.[3] He also became the first foreign manager in the Football League in 1954 with Grimsby Town F.C..[4]

External links and references

  • Barreaud, Marc (1998). Dictionnaire des footballeurs étrangers du championnat professionnel français (1932-1997). L'Harmattan, Paris. ISBN 2-7384-6608-7.  
  • La Liga player stats
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