Lajos Tichy (21 March 1935 – 6 January 1999), nicknamed "The Nation's Bomber", was a Hungarian footballer. He is the most prolific goalscorer in total matches in recorded history according to RSSSF with over 1912 goals scored in over 1301 matches[1][2] and the most prolific goalscorer in total matches in one season in recorded history according to RSSSF with 201 goals scored in 85 matches.[3] He played for the club Budapest Honvéd FC, scoring 247 goals in 320 league games. He also scored 51 goals in 72 internationals for the Hungary national football team, including four in the 1958 FIFA World Cup and three in the 1962 FIFA World Cup. He later became coach of the Honvéd youth team and from 1976 to 1982 he coached the first team, helping them win their first Hungarian championship in 25 years in 1980.

Lajos Tichy
Tichy Lajos fortepan 101248.jpg
Tichy in 1958
Personal information
Date of birth (1935-03-21)21 March 1935
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Date of death 6 January 1999(1999-01-06) (aged 63)
Place of death Budapest, Hungary
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1947–1950 MÉMOSZ SE
1950–1953 Budapest Lokomotiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1971 Budapest Honvéd 318 (242)
International career
1955–1971 Hungary 72 (51)
Managerial career
1976–1982 Budapest Honvéd
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[4][5]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Budapest Honvéd 1953 Nemzeti Bajnokság I
1954 13 8 13 8
1955 15 12 15 12
1956 14 9 1[a] 0 15 9
1957 11 6 11 6
1957–58 24 14 24 14
1958–59 22 15 22 15
1959–60 25 26 25 26
1960–61 25 21 25 21
1961–62 23 23 23 23
1962–63 20 20 20 20
1963 12 13 12 13
1964 25 28 2[b] 0 27 28
1965 20 20 6[b] 7 26 27
1966 15 8 15 8
1967 12 7 12 7
1968 7 0 7 0
1969 16 3 16 3
1970 7 5 7 5
1970–71 12 4 2[b] 0 14 4
Total 318 242 11 7 329 249
  1. ^ Appearance in European Cup
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in European Cup Winners' Cup

InternationalEdit

Hungary

IndividualEdit

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Hungary's goal tally first.
List of international goals scored by Lajos Tichy[6]
No. Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
1. 8 May 1955 Oslo, Norway   Norway 5–0 Friendly
2 19 May 1955 Helsinki, Finland   Finland 9–1 Friendly
3
4 2 October 1955 Prague, Czechoslovakia   Czechoslovakia 3–1 1955–60 Central European International Cup
5 16 October 1955 Budapest, Hungary   Austria 6–1 1955–60 Central European International Cup
6 13 November 1955 Budapest, Hungary   Sweden 4–2 Friendly
7 29 February 1956 Beirut, Lebanon   Lebanon 4–1 Friendly
8
9 12 June 1957 Oslo, Norway   Norway 1–2 1958 FIFA World Cup qualification
10 12 June 1958 Stockholm, Sweden   Sweden 1–2 1958 FIFA World Cup
11 15 June 1958 Sandviken, Sweden   Mexico 4–0 1958 FIFA World Cup
12
13 17 June 1958 Stockholm, Sweden   Wales 1–2 1958 FIFA World Cup
14 14 September 1958 Chorzów, Poland   Poland 3–1 Friendly
15 5 October 1958 Zagreb, Yugoslavia   Yugoslavia 4–4 Friendly
16 26 October 1958 Bucharest, Romania   Romania 2–1 Friendly
17 23 November 1958 Budapest, Hungary   Belgium 3–1 Friendly
18
19 19 April 1959 Budapest, Hungary   Yugoslavia 4–0 Friendly
20
21 25 October 1959 Budapest, Hungary   Switzerland 8–0 1955–60 Central European International Cup
22
23
24
25 8 November 1959 Budapest, Hungary   West Germany 4–3 Friendly
26
27 29 November 1959 Florence, Italy   Italy 1–1 1955–60 Central European International Cup
28 5 June 1960 Budapest, Hungary   Scotland 3–3 Friendly
29 30 October 1960 Brussels, Belgium   Belgium 1–2 Friendly
30 30 April 1961 Rotterdam, Netherlands   Netherlands 3–0 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification
31 7 May 1961 Beograd, Yugoslavia   Yugoslavia 4–2 Friendly
32.
33. 28 May 1961 Budapest, Hungary   Wales 3–2 Friendly
34.
35 10 September 1961 Berlin, East Germany   East Germany 3–2 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification
36 8 October 1961 Vienna, Austria   Austria 1–2 Friendly
37 22 October 1961 Budapest, Hungary   Netherlands 3–3 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification
38 9 December 1961 Santiago, Chile   Chile 1–5 Friendly
39 31 May 1962 Rancagua, Chile   England 2–1 1962 FIFA World Cup
40 3 June 1962 Rancagua, Chile   Bulgaria 6–1 1962 FIFA World Cup
41
42 24 June 1962 Vienna, Austria   Austria 2–1 Friendly
43
44 2 September 1962 Poznań, Poland   Poland 2–0 Friendly
45 7 November 1962 Budapest, Hungary   Wales 3–1 1964 European Nations' Cup qualifying
46 11 November 1962 Paris, France   France 3–2 Friendly
47
48 20 March 1963 Cardiff, Wales   Wales 1–1 1964 European Nations' Cup qualifying
49 2 June 1963 Prague, Czechoslovakia   Czechoslovakia 2–2 Friendly
50 25 April 1964 Paris, France   France 3–1 1964 European Nations' Cup qualifying
51

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Best Goalscorers All-Time (All Matches)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
  2. ^ Salmon, Ken (31 October 2021). "Who scored the most goals in history?". 90soccer.com.
  3. ^ "One season (all matches)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
  4. ^ "Lajos Tichy » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 7 December 2022.
  5. ^ Lajos Tichy at National-Football-Teams.com
  6. ^ "Lájos Tichy - Goals in International Matches". www.rsssf.com.

External linksEdit