Elemér Berkessy

Elemér Berkessy
Personal information
Full name Elemér Berkessy Cöji
Date of birth (1905-06-20)20 June 1905
Place of birth Nagyvárad, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 7 July 1993(1993-07-07) (aged 88)
Place of death Barcelona, Spain
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1921-1923 CA Oradea
1923-1930 CAM Petroşani
1930-1932 Ferencvárosi TC
1932-1934 RC Paris
1934-1936 FC Barcelona 28 (3)
1936-1937 Le Havre AC
National team
1928-1930 Hungary 7 (0)
Teams managed
1944 Ferencvárosi TC
1948-1949 Vicenza Calcio
A.S. Biellese 1902
Pro Patria
Rosignano Calcio
1951-1952 Real Zaragoza
1954 Grimsby Town F.C.
1955-1957 K. Beerschot V.A.C.
1957-1958 RCD Espanyol
1958 Sabadell

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

Elemér Berkessy (20 June 1905 – 7 July 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]

  1. "La storia degli stranieri della Biellese". Davide Rota. Retrieved 2008-04-06.
  2. "Storia del G.S. Rosignano Calcio". G.S.D. Rosignano Calcio. Retrieved 2011-06-30.
  3. http://www.cesabadell.cat/entrenadors.asp
  4. "Emilio - Town's foreign coach". Grimsby Town Supporters. Retrieved 2008-04-06. (originally from Rob Briggs' Sing When We're Fishing, Issue 51)
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