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Gyula Lóránt

Personal information
Full nameGyula Lipovics / Lóránt
Place of birthKőszeg, Hungary
Height1.85 m
Playing positionMidfielder / Defender

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Gyula Lóránt (6 February 1923, Kőszeg, Hungary 31 May 1981, Thessaloniki, Greece), also referred to as Gyula Lipovics or Lóránt Gyula, was a Hungarian football player and manager. He played as a defender and midfielder for, among others, UTA Arad, Vasas SC, Honvéd and Hungary.

During the 1950s, he was a prominent member of the legendary Hungarian national team known as the Mighty Magyars, which also included Ferenc Puskás, Zoltán Czibor, Sándor Kocsis, József Bozsik and Nándor Hidegkuti.

After retiring as a player, Lóránt became a coach, most notably with Honvéd, FC Bayern Munich and PAOK Thessaloniki FC. While at PAOK, he guided them to a Greek Championship title in 1976. On 31 May 1981, while still working as coach, he suffered a heart attack, watching PAOK play Olympiacos CFP and died at the game.


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