Guttmann won more honors with world class teams in Europe
and South America than any other coach in soccer history.
He coached for 30 years in ten different countries, including
the national teams of Hungary, Austria, the Netherlands,
Italy, Brazil, Uruguay and Portugal. Guttmann’s teams
won two European Cups, 10 National Championships, and seven
As a player, 1922-1933, he was center-half
for the famed Budapest-based MTK team and later the storied
Hakoah-Vienna club. Guttman played for the pair of Jewish
soccer dynasties during his entire active career, except for two seasons with
an all-Jewish team in New York City.
Guttmann’s MTK club won a pair of
Hungarian national championships, and Hakoah won the national title once. He
was a member of the Hungarian Olympic
Soccer Team in 1924.