Jenő Vincze

Jenő Vincze (20 November 1908 – 1988) was a Hungarian footballer and a legend of Újpest FC, most famous for playing for the Hungarian national team in the 1938 World Cup Final.

Jenő Vincze
Personal information
Date of birth (1908-11-20)20 November 1908
Place of birth Versec, Kingdom of Hungary (today Vršac, Serbia)
Date of death 1988 (aged 79)
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position(s) Right forward
Youth career
1922–1925 Debreceni MTE
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925–1927 Debreceni VSC
1927–1934 Debreceni Bocskai 154 (65)
1934–1944 Újpest FC 136 (67)
National team
1930–1939 Hungary 25 (8)
Teams managed
1947–1948 Újpesti TE
1955 Vasas Izzó
1957–1959 Servette FC
1959–1961 FC Basel
1961–1964 SpVgg Fürth
1966–1967 1. FC Nürnberg
1967–1971 1. FC Schweinfurt 05
1971–1975 SpVgg Bayreuth
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vincze started playing football for teams based in Debrecen. He became professional in 1927 at Debreceni Bocskai and he was top scorer of the Hungarian League in the 1930–31 season and moved to Újpest FC in December 1934. He finished his career at Újpest in 1944.

He was one of the best Hungarian strikers in the 1930s, gaining 25 caps for the national team and playing on the world cup of 1934 and 1938.[1]

After finishing his career, he became a successful coach.[citation needed]