János Csank

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János Csank
Personal information
Date of birth (1946-10-27) 27 October 1946 (age 72)
Place of birth Ózd, Hungary
Playing position Goalkeeper
Teams managed
Years Team
1984–1985 Eger FC
1986–1989 Békéscsabai Előre
1989–1995 Vác
1995–1996 Proodeftiki F.C.
1996–1997 Hungary
1998–1999 Vác
2000–2002 Ferencváros
2002–2003 Siófok
2003–2004 Videoton
2005–2006 Sopron
2006 Győri ETO
2006–2007 Diósgyőr
2007–2008 Ferencváros
2008–2011 Zalaegerszegi TE
2012–2013 Gyirmót SE
2013–2015 Vác FC
2015– Zalaegerszegi TE

János Csank (born 27 October 1946 Ózd, Hungary) is a former goalkeeper, he is Hungary's most successful football coach.[1]

Club coaching career

Csank won the National Championship twice, at first in 1994 with Vác FC-Samsung and in 2001 in charge of Ferencváros.

He resigned from Ferencváros in April 2008 after a 2–2 draw against Makó left Fradi in third place eight points behind NB II (Eastern Group) leaders Kecskeméti TE.[2]

International Coaching Career

Csank was manager of the Hungarian national football team between April 1996 and November 1997. During this time, Hungary advanced from the World Cup qualification group but suffered a devastating 1–7, 5–0 defeat against FR Yugoslavia.

After the losses against Yugoslavia, Csank resigned from his position and was followed by Bertalan Bicskei.[3]


Csank is recognizable for his dark humor. At half-time in the losing match against the Yugoslavian team, when a reporter asked him what he's going to say to the players, he replied: "Surely not, keep it up!". At the end of this match, at the interview he said that the major cause of the loss was, "I didn't know, that some of my players are so lame."


  1. "Csank János" (in Hungarian). magyarfutball.hu. Retrieved 3 November 2013. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "ftcbk.eu profile" (in Hungarian). ftcbk.eu. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]
  3. "Emlékezetes meccsek az elmúlt két évtizedből" (in Hungarian). nemzetisport.hu. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 3 November 2013. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>