Jenő Kalmár (21 March 1908 – 13 January 1990), also referred to as János Kalmar or Kálmár Jenő, is a former Hungarian footballer and coach. As a player, Kalmar played for both MTK Hungária FC and Hungary. During the 1928-29 season he finished as top goalscorer for MTK, scoring 20 goals.

Jenő Kalmár
Personal information
Date of birth 21 March 1908
Place of birth Mocsolád, Hungary
Date of death 13 January 1990(1990-01-13) (aged 81)
Place of death Málaga, Spain
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1928–1933 MTK Hungária FC 69 (44)
1934–1936 Excelsior Roubaix
1936–1937 RC Roubaix
1937 Stade de Reims
1938 MTK Hungária FC 7 (5)
1939–1940 MTK Hungária FC 5 (6)
1945–1948 Egység
National team
1928–1932 Hungary 15 (4)
Teams managed
1952–56 Honvéd
1956–58 Wacker Wien
1958 Sevilla CF
1958–60 Granada CF
1962–63 FC Porto
1964–65 Real Valladolid
1965–66 Granada CF
1966 Halmstads BK
1966–68 RCD Español
1970 Real Zaragoza
1970–72 CD Málaga
1972–73 Hércules CF
1978–80 CD Málaga
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

In the early 1950s, Kálmár was manager at Honvéd and with a team that included Ferenc Puskás, Zoltán Czibor, Sándor Kocsis, József Bozsik, László Budai, Gyula Lóránt and Gyula Grosics, he guided them to four Hungarian League titles. As the Honvéd manager, he also played a prominent role in the development of the legendary Hungary team known as the Mighty Magyars and during this era he also served as an assistant coach to the national team coach, Gusztáv Sebes. At the end of Second World War he found himself in Yugoslavia and he joined third league side FK TSC Bačka Topola, known at time as Egység.[1]

After the Hungarian Revolution, Kálmár like his former players, Puskás, Czibor and Kocsis, ended up in Spain where he managed several La Liga clubs with moderate success. He coached Wacker Wien,[2] and after a brief spell at Sevilla CF, he guided Granada CF to the 1959 Copa del Generalísimo final. They lost 4-1 to a CF Barcelona team that included Kocsis. Kocsis scored twice for Barça while the Granada CF goal was scored by Arsenio Iglesias. In 1967, Kálmár took RCD Español to third in La Liga and during two spells with CD Málaga in the 1970s he guided them to promotion twice.




Granada CF

CD Málaga


MTK Hungária FC/Hungária FC

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External links and referencesEdit

  • Barreaud, Marc (1998). Dictionnaire des footballeurs étrangers du championnat professionnel français (1932-1997). L'Harmattan, Paris. ISBN 2-7384-6608-7.
  • La Liga manager stats
  • Sevilla CF
  • Jenő Kalmár Hungarian league stats at