Kálmán Mészöly

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Kálmán Mészöly
Flórián Albert en Kálmán Mészöly.jpg
Flórián Albert and Kálmán Mészöly
Personal information
Date of birth (1941-07-16) 16 July 1941 (age 77)
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1952–1958 III. Kerületi TTVE
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1972 Vasas SC 279 (32)
National team
1961–1971 Hungary 61 (6)
Teams managed
1972–1973 Ganz-Mávag SE
1974–1976 Budafoki MTE
1976–1978 Békéscsabai ESSC
1978–1980 Vasas SC
1980–1983 Hungary
1983–1984 Vasas SC
1985 Turkey
1985–1986 Fenerbahçe SK
1986 Altay Izmir
1988–1989 Vasas SC
1990–1991 Hungary
1991–1992 Al-Ittihad
1993–1994 Vasas SC
1994–1995 Hungary

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Kálmán Mészöly (born 16 July 1941) is a former Hungarian football (soccer) player and coach.

He played 61 matches and scored 6 goals for the Hungary national football team. His career was made in Hungarian football club Vasas SC, as center-back. His nickname was "the blond rock".[1]

Participated in the 1962 FIFA World Cup,[2] the 1964 UEFA European Football Championship, and the 1966 FIFA World Cup.[3] His team was Hungarian champion with his participation in 1961, 1962, 1965 and 1966.

He played in several World All Stars games during the 60s and 70s. He later had three spells as head coach of the Hungary national football team: 1980-83, 1990–91 and 1994-95. He led Hungary to the 1982 FIFA World Cup.[4]

His younger son, Géza Mészöly (born in 1967) is also a former Hungarian football player, and coach.


  1. Ki kicsoda a magyar sportéletben?, Volume 2 (I–R), 1995, pp 306, ISBN 963-495-011-6
  2. "Kálmán Mészöly - Goals in International Matches". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2010-01-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "FIFA Player Statistics: Kalman Meszoly". fifa.com. Retrieved 2010-01-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Hungary's World Cup squad 1982". planetworldcup.com. Retrieved 2010-01-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>