Árpád Weisz (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈaːrpaːd ˈvɛis]; also spelt Veisz; 16 April 1896 – 31 January 1944) was a Hungarian Olympic football player and manager. Weisz was Jewish, and was killed with his wife and children by the Nazis during The Holocaust in World War II at Auschwitz.
|Full name||Árpád Weisz|
|Date of birth||16 April 1896|
|Place of birth||Solt, Austria–Hungary|
|Date of death||31 January 1944(aged 47)|
|Place of death||Auschwitz-Birkenau, Germany|
|Playing position||Left winger|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
After retiring as a player in 1926, Weisz became an assistant coach at Alessandria before moving to F.C. Internazionale Milano, where at the age of 34 he won one championship in the 1929–1930 season. Weisz had three separate spells as manager of Inter, 1926–28, 1929–31, and 1932–34, managing Giuseppe Meazza among his players. He also coached Bari, Novara and Bologna, where he won two league titles (in 1936 and 1937) before he was forced to flee Italy with his wife and two children following the enactment of the Italian Racial Laws. Weisz finished his career by coaching FC Dordrecht in the Netherlands, leaving in 1940 following the outbreak of the Second World War.
Four years later he was arrested by the SS and killed by the Nazis at Auschwitz concentration camp, with his family of four (including his wife Elena, his son Roberto, and his daughter Clara) when they were gassed immediately upon entering Birkenau.
- Costantino, Sostene (27 February 2018). "Arpad Weisz: the Auschwitz victim who helped shape the idea of modern football". These Football Times. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
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