Ferenc Szusza (1 December 1923 – 1 August 2006) was a Hungarian football player. He was a top division player for Újpest FC from 1941 to 1960. He played 24 games for the Hungarian national team and was a 4-time champion with Újpest FC.

Ferenc Szusza
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Personal information
Full name Ferenc Szusza
Date of birth (1923-12-01)1 December 1923
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Date of death 1 August 2006(2006-08-01) (aged 82)
Place of death Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1941–60 Újpesti Dózsa 463 (392)
National team
1942–56 Hungary 24 (18)
Teams managed
1962–1964 Győri ETO FC
1963–1965 Újpest FC
1966–1968 Győri ETO FC
1970–1971 Gornik Zabrze
1971–1976 Real Betis
1978–1979 Atlético Madrid
1980–1981 Újpest FC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

At the time of his death, Szusza was the all-time top scorer in Hungary's top division, and the twelfth highest among all top division players in the world. Also, according to the statistics of IFFHS, Szusza scored the most league goals in football history while with one club.[citation needed]

After his football career, Szusza became a manager. He coached Győri ETO, Újpesti Dózsa, Górnik Zabrze, Real Betis and Atlético Madrid.[citation needed]


Újpest FC's stadium, Szusza Ferenc Stadium, is named after Szusza.






  1. ^ "Hungarian football players of the Year". Retrieved 24 September 2015.

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