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Béla Háray

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBéla•Háray
Used nameBéla•Háray
Born25 March 1915 in Budapest (HUN)
Died9 March 1988 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsBBTE, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


Béla Háray started playing ice hockey in 1929. He wanted to be a footballer, but his parents didn’t let him, on the grounds that football was too rough a sport. He won the Hungarian championship four times. The most memorable of his league gold medals was the one he won in 1951, as the Ferencváros TC player-coach. Between 1934 and 1946, Háray earned 50 international caps. He played at the 1936 Garmisch Winter Olympics, and also competed at the Berlin Olympics that year as a field hockey player.

Between 1934 and 1939, Háray competed at all the Ice Hockey World and European Championships and helped win the World University Championships in 1935 and 1937, adding a silver medal in 1939. He led the BVSC team as a player coach from 1956-58 and then as a full-time coach until December 1968.

However, Háray did not abandon football, playing for BEAC and winning a college championship twice with his team. As a field hockey player, he won 12 league titles, and was capped 22 times in that sport.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Hockey HUN Béla Háray
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Hungary =7
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) HUN Béla Háray
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Hungary =7

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