Árpád Weisz

Árpád Weisz
Personal information
Full name Árpád Weisz
Date of birth (1896-04-16)16 April 1896
Place of birth Solt, Austria–Hungary
Date of death 31 January 1944(1944-01-31) (aged 47)
Place of death Auschwitz, Poland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1922–1923 Törekvés SE ? (?)
1923–1924 Maccabi Brno ? (?)
1924–1925 Alessandria 6 (1)
1925–1926 Internazionale 11 (3)
National team
1922–1923 Hungary 7 (0)
Teams managed
1926–1928 Internazionale
1929–1931 Internazionale
1931–1932 Bari
1932–1934 Internazionale
1934–1935 Novara
1935–1938 Bologna
1938–1940 DFC

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Árpád Weisz (also spelt Veisz; 16 April 1896 – 31 January 1944) was a Hungarian football player and manager. Weisz was Jewish,[1] and died during The Holocaust in World War II at Auschwitz.


Playing career

Weisz played club football in Hungary for Törekvés SE, in Czechoslovakia for Makkabi Brno, and in Italy for Alessandria and Internazionale.

Weisz earned seven international caps between 1922 and 1923, and was a member of the Hungarian squad at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Coaching career

After retiring as a player in 1926, Weisz became an assistant coach at Alessandria before moving to Internazionale, where he won one championship in the 1929/1930 season.[2] Weisz had three separate spells as manager of Inter, 1926-1928, 1929-1931, and 1932-1934, managing Giuseppe Meazza among his players. He also coached Bari, Novara and Bologna, where he won two league titles before he was forced to flee Italy with his wife and two children following the enactment of the Italian Racial Laws. Weisz finished his career by coaching DFC in the Netherlands, leaving in 1940 following the outbreak of the Second World War. He died four years later at Auschwitz, while his family was gassed immediately upon entering Birkenau.[3]


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