Ferenc Németh (basketball)

Ferenc Németh (born 1919), also commonly known as François Németh, was a Hungarian-French professional basketball player. He played at the center position. He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991.

Ferenc Németh
Personal information
Born(1919-01-01)January 1, 1919
NationalityHungarian / French
Career history
1947–1948UA Marseille
1948–1950ASVEL Villeurbanne
1950–1951Paris Basket Racing
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Professional careerEdit

During his club playing career, Németh won 4 French League championships, in the years 1948, 1949, 1950, and 1951. He also led the French League in scoring, in 1950 and 1951.[1]

National team careerEdit

Németh helped lead the senior Hungarian national team, to a bronze medal at the EuroBasket 1946, earning MVP honours in the process. Németh averaged 11.8 points per game in the tournament. He also played at the EuroBasket 1947, where he averaged 9.3 points per game.[2]


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