Mihalj Kečkeš

Mihalj Kečkeš (Serbian Cyrillic: Михаљ Кечкеш; 24 September 1913 – 31 December 1985) was a Serbian/Yugoslav footballer.

Born in Subotica[1] in 1913, then still within Austro-Hungary, he was a midfielder and he begin his career playing in FK Bačka 1901. He also played with the other two pre-World War II Yugoslav First League clubs from Subotica, SAND and ŽAK before signing with Jedinstvo Belgrade. In January 1937 there was a conflict between ŽAK and Jedinstvo because both clubs had registered the player at the Football Association of Yugoslavia which decided that his registration for Jedinstvo was the valid one.[2] After moving to Jedinstvo he became Yugoslav national team player, having played two matches for the national team, one in 1937 and another one in 1938.[3] After retiring he became a coach in his hometown city of Subotica, where he died in 1985.[3] He was among the founders of FK Partizan Subotica in 1948 and a coach and a player in the club.[4] He was also coach at FK Radnički Bajmok[5] and FK Solid.[6] He is sometimes referred to as Mihajlo Kečkeš.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mihalj Kečkeš at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ Sportista, n1023, Belgrade 13 January 1937, page 1
  3. ^ a b Mihalj Kečkeš at Reprezentacija.rs
  4. ^ FK Partizan Subotica at Sports Association of Subotica official website, retrieved 26-1-2014 (in Serbian)
  5. ^ FK Radnički Bajmok at Sports Association of Subotica official website, retrieved 26-1-2014 (in Serbian)
  6. ^ FK Solid at Sports Association of Subotica official website, retrieved 26-1-2014 (in Serbian)