Sándor Miklós

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameSándor György•Miklós
Used nameSándor•Miklós
Other namesAlexander George Miklos
Born5 March 1915 in Budapest (HUN)
Died24 April 1981 in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria (AUS)
AffiliationsBKE, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

Between 1930 and 1940 Miklós Sándor played for BKE, winning the Hungarian championship title four times. In 1940 he moved to BBTE for two seasons and then in 1945 returned to BKE for one season. Between 1946 and 1949 he was part of the Ferencváros team. He left the country in 1948 and played with the Austrian side EC Kitzbühel. The following year, however, he moved to Australia, where he continued to play for a short time for the Melbourne Pirates and then the Blackhawks team and later played a significant role in promoting ice hockey Down Under.

As the center of the Hungarian national team of the 1930s, Miklós won the World University Championship three times, skating for the triumphant Hungarian team in 1933, 1935, and 1937. Between 1931 and 1939, he competed at the World Championships seven times, as well as in the 1936 Garmisch Winter Olympics, where he led Hungary in scoring with eight goals. He scored once against Germany, five times against Belgium, and twice in the 3-0 victory over France.

After completing his career in 1950, Miklós became the coach of the Melbourne Blackhawks. In 1953-54, he served as president of the VIHA (Victorian Ice Hockey Association), during one of the most tumultuous stages in local hockey history, when the amateur status of “new Australians” was sharply criticized.

In 1952 together with the Czech-born Parisian restaurant owner Andre Schwatz, Miklós was a co-founder of Continental Carry Food, a take-out food company with home-made European food. Later, with a law degree, he worked for a Melbourne law firm, where he became involved in an embezzlement case for which he was suspended and sentenced to three years in prison. He died in 1981 in Melbourne. The Miklós Trophy was founded in his honor in 1990, which is given each year to the best technical player at the Hungarian Hockey Championship. He was posthumously inducted into the Hungarian Hockey Hall of Fame.

Results

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

Special Notes