Sandor Kocsis

Written by Sebastien on 12 April 2013. Posted in World Cup Legends

Sandor Kocsis is also known as Sándor Kocsis Péter and was one of the best Hungarian footballers of all times. He was born on 21 September 1929 and died in 22 July 1979 and the age of 49. He played for teams like Ferencváros TC, Budapest Honvéd, Young Fellows Zürich, FC Barcelona, and of course the national team of Hungary. 

He was named as one of the best top goal scorers of his time between the years 1952 and 1954. He managed to score more than 75 goals out of 68 appearances only. Kocsis made his debut for the Hungary team in 1948. He was part of the "Golden Team" that went unbeaten for 32 consecutive games. The Hungarian national team suffered no defeats in Class-A international matches between 4 June 1950 and 4 July 1954, and of course in the 1954 FIFA World Cup Final.
Sandor Kocsis was the top scorer of the tournament.

Kocsis scored his first ever-international hat trick against Sweden when playing for Hungary on 20 November 1949, and scored another one in 22 June 1952 against Finland. He managed to score at least six goals during the Olympics in Helsinki as Hungary became Olympic Champions titleholders in 1952. On 19 October 1952, he managed to score the third international hat trick in a game played against Czechoslovakia.

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