Lajos Czeizler

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Lajos Czeizler
Personal information
Date of birth (1893-10-05)5 October 1893
Place of birth Heves, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 6 May 1969(1969-05-06) (aged 75)
Playing position Manager
Teams managed
Years Team
1923–1926 ŁKS Łódź
1927–1928 Udinese
1928–1930 Faenza
1930–1931 S.S. Lazio (youth)
1935–1936 ŁKS Łódź
1940 Västerås
1942–1948 IFK Norrköping
1949–1952 A.C. Milan
1952–1953 Padova
1954 Italy
1954–1957 Sampdoria
1957–1959 Fiorentina
1960–1961 Fiorentina
1963–1964 Benfica

Lajos Czeizler (5 October 1893 – 6 May 1969) was a Hungarian football coach born in Heves.

With altogether 11 major titles he remains one of the most successful football coaches of all time.

He began his coaching career in 1920s in Poland, in ŁKS Łódź, where he had his first coaching experience. In the 1940s he went to Sweden, where he had his greatest successes with IFK Norrköping. There he achieved a record five championships (1943, 45, 46, 47, 48) and two national cups (1943, 45).1 When he led Norrköping to the 1948 championship he became the oldest coach in Sweden to achieve this title, a special honour he retains to date. He was then aged 54 years, 8 months and 1 day.

After his time in Sweden he returned to Italy where he led A.C. Milan in 1951 to championship honours. He coached the Italian national team in the 1954 FIFA World Cup. In 1961 he won another title in Italy when his side Fiorentina defeated Lazio 2–0 in the cup final.

In the 1963–64 season he took S.L. Benfica to the double of championship and cup of Portugal.

Lajos Czeizler will always be remembered as a fine example for the plenitude of fine coaches Hungary has given to the sport.citation needed

Coaching career


Preceded by
Portugal Juca
Cup of Portugal Winning Coach
Succeeded by
Portugal Fernando Vaz

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