Sándor Kocsis

Born Sep 21, 1929

Sándor Kocsis Péter was a Hungarian footballer who played for Ferencváros TC, Budapest Honvéd, Young Fellows Zürich, FC Barcelona and Hungary. During the 1950s, along with Ferenc Puskás, Zoltán Czibor, József Bozsik and Nándor Hidegkuti, he was a member of the Mighty Magyars. After the 1956 Hungarian Revolution he moved to Spain where he became a member of the FC Barcelona team of the late 1950s.… Read More

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1929 Birth Born on September 21, 1929.


1948 18 Years Old Kocsis made his debut for the senior Hungary team in 1948. … Read More
1949 19 Years Old Kocsis scored his first international hat trick in a game against Sweden on 20 November 1949, and he scored a further one on 22 June 1952 against Finland.


1952 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Kocsis also scored six goals at the Olympics in Helsinki as Hungary became Olympic Champions in 1952.
1953 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1953 Hungary defeated England 6–3 at Wembley Stadium and then in 1954 by 7–1 in Budapest. … Read More
1954 24 Years Old 1 More Event
He finished the 1954 World Cup as top goalscorer, scoring 11 goals including two hat tricks. … Read More
1955 25 Years Old He completed his seventh and last hat trick for Hungary on 5 November 1955 in a game against the same opponents, Sweden, that he had scored his first. … Read More
1959 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Kocsis spent one season with Young Fellows Zürich before another Hungarian refugee, László Kubala, persuaded him and Zoltán Czibor to join him at FC Barcelona. He subsequently scored on his La Liga debut in a 4–1 win over Real Betis and as part of a team that also included Ramallets, Evaristo and Luis Suárez, Kocsis won a Copa del Generalísimo/La Liga double in 1959 and a La Liga/Fairs Cup double in 1960. … Read More


1960 30 Years Old In the 1960 European Cup he scored four of the goals in a 5–2 quarter-final win over Wolves.
1961 31 Years Old 1 More Event
He also scored a hat trick against Real Sociedad in a La Liga game in 1961 and scored all three goals in the 1962 Fairs Cup final that they lost to Valencia CF 7–3 on aggregate.


1972 42 Years Old He also worked as a coach with FC Barcelona and managed Hércules CF between 1972 and 1974. … Read More


1979 50 Years Old On 22 July 1979, aged 49, he fell to his death from the fourth floor of a hospital in Barcelona. … Read More
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