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Sándor Egervári

Published: Monday 31 May 2010, 13.20CET
Sándor Egervári
Hungary coach Sándor Egervári ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 31 May 2010, 13.20CET

Sándor Egervári


Date of birth: 15 July 1950
Nationality: Hungarian
Playing career: Budapesti Spartacus SC, Budapest Honvéd FC, MTK Budapest
Coaching career: BVSC Budapest, Érdi VSE, Al-Ittihad, MTK Budapest (twice), Dunaferr SE, Vasas SC, Al Salmiya Club, Győri ETO FC, Hungary U20s and U21s, Hungary

• After a playing career lasting a decade, Egervári moved into coaching in 1983, working as an assistant with the Hungary national team for three years – including the 1986 FIFA World Cup – before a similar position with Kuwait.

• Returned to his homeland in 1988, working alongside József Both and György Mezey at Honvéd before striking out on his own in 1993. Helped BVSC Budapest finish runners-up in both the league and Hungarian Cup in 1996, then opted for a year in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ittihad.

• Took charge at MTK in 1998, winning the league and cup double in his only season, and repeated the feat at Dunaferr – now known as Dunaújváros FC – in 2000.

• Returned to MTK two years later, adding another league title in 2003 prior to spells with Vasas, Al Salmiya Club in Kuwait and Győr.

• Five times Hungary's coach of the year, Egervári also won the country's coaching prize across all sports in 2009 when he took up a post within the national association. Promptly led Hungary to third place at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, then succeeded Erwin Koeman as coach of the senior side on 1 August 2010.

Last updated: 06/01/11 13.52CET

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