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Elemér Berkessy

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Full nameElemér Berkessy Cöji
Playing positionMidfielder

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Elemér Berkessy (20 June 1905 7 July 1993), also referred to as Emilio Berkessy or Emil Berkessy, was a Hungarian footballer and coach. As a player Berkessy played for both Ferencvárosi TC and Hungary.

He then moved to Western Europe, first in the newly founded Division 1 with RC Paris, before moving to FC Barcelona, and coming back to end his player career in France with Le Havre AC of Division 2.

After his playing career, he became a coach, most notably in Italy with Vicenza Calcio, A.S. Biellese 1902, Rosignano Calcio and Spain with Real Zaragoza, RCD Espanyol and Sabadell. He also became the first foreign manager in the Football League in 1954 with Grimsby Town F.C..

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