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József Takács

Biographical information

Full nameJózsef•Takács
Used nameJózsef•Takács
Nick/petnameskis Taki
Born30 June 1904 in Budapest (HUN)
Died3 September 1983 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsVasas, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


József Takács started his career as a football goalkeeper. After an injury to a teammate he tried playing in the field where he stayed. Between 1917-26 he was with Vasas. In the 1925/26 season, he was the top league scorer with 29 goals, and received interest from Ferencváros, who signed him to a contract for the next season.

In his first season with Ferencváros, Takács again led the league in scoring with 31 goals, and led his team to the Hungarian Championship and Central European Cup. In 1932, Ferencváros won the Championship, winning all 22 league games. Takács scored 42 goals, making him the top goal scorer again. Two years later, after winning a third championship title, he finished his career in the first division. Between 1923-33 Takács earned 32 caps and scored 26 goals. In 1924, he was a member of the Hungarian team at the Paris Olympics, but never played in any games. In 1942 he finally hung up his football shoes, later working as a trainer with lower division teams.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Football (Football) HUN József Takács
Football, Men (Olympic) Hungary DNS