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Dr. György Sárosi - 1935/36

Author: Isaque Argolo | Creation Date: 2021-03-17 20:17:23

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Under the command of Dr. György Sárosi, who had become a doctor in December 1935, Ferencváros was launched into the championship as, once again, one of the main candidates for the title. This time Hungária F.C. strengthened with the arrival of Alfréd Schaffer. The competition for Nemzeti Bajnokság I. would be fierce. Dr. György Sárosi started the season very well, with convincing performances and always being the main pillar of the team. Pater familia, as some journalists said, was not only an exceptional leader in preparing plays, but Dr. Sárosi showed an incredibly goalscoring start, even more than in previous seasons.
After the first round, Ferencváros had two matches against the other two main rivals: Újpest F.C. and Hungária F.C. Fradi lost both matches as they were no longer worthy opponents for the two teams. Although Dr. Sárosi had tried to get the result for the green and whites, either by creating opportunities and even scoring in one of the classics — in the match against Hungária. The team's main focus, however, was not the start of the championship, but the two Central European Cup finals against A.C. Sparta Praha. Anyway, this ended up changing the players' focus.
After the dispute of both finals, with Ferencváros taking second place in the tournament, in the fourth round Ferencváros suffered its biggest casualty for the next rounds: Dr. Sárosi was injured in the first half of the 4th round. However, he continued playing for the rest of it. In conclusion: the Hungarian star would be out until the 8th round. SÁROSI RETURNS
Even without their main player, Ferencváros, from three matches played, won two and drew one. In the 8th round, Dr. Sárosi returned in style. He, however, as much as he had achieved an exceptional performance, still claimed that he was not in his best form. Completely normal, since Dr. Sárosi had just returned to the fields. On his return, Dr. Sárosi played exceptionally well in the first half, as well as scoring when Phöbus was constantly attacking. In the second half, Dr. Sárosi completed his hat-rick, thus returning in a triumphant fashion.
In the following rounds, the team was shown to be highly dependent on Dr. Sárosi. This, in a way, can be reflected in the Central European final, when the team relied heavily on a Dr. Sárosi who had suffered a head injury and was not completely fit for the match in Prague.
After getting injured in the fourth round, even though his performances were leveling up, in the first matches of the second round of Nemzeti Bajnokság I. Sárosi was unable to perform in the same way as in the first matches. As much as he was still being effective, he was not in his true form, especially in form compared to the 1934/35 season. In later rounds, after not having played against III. Kerületi TVE in the 17th round, Dr. Sárosi only made three exceptional performances for the rest of the championship, being against Budafok F.C., Erzsébet–Soroksár and Kispesti — the latter acting as centre-half. In fact, the injury already in the fourth round and a few more series of complications during the season made Dr. Sárosi mitigates his performances in comparison to 1935.
At the end of the season, with János Móré abstaining, Dr. Sárosi returned to his origins as a centre-half, therefore playing the last three league matches in such a way. Ferencváros F.C. finished the championship in third place, behind its two main rivals. On the other hand, Dr. Sárosi ended up being the championship's top scorers with 37 goals in 21 matches. MITROPA CUP
After an individually outstanding season on the part of the Hungarian star, the center of attention began once again: Mitropa Cup. Ferencváros was assigned to face the runners-up of the 1935/36 Státní Liga, S.K. Slavia, in another interesting clash between the two historic teams. Even before the two matches began, Ferencváros was considered a vastly superior team, not only for their individual values, but also because of the S.K. Slavia had lots of young players.
The first match was marked by an impressive performance by Dr. György Sárosi, scoring four goals against the famous František Plánička. Consequently, the public believed that Ferencváros were already almost in the quarterfinals of the tournament. However, the S.K. Slavia got enough score — 4:0 — to qualify for the next round. This was a historic battle that was embedded in the rich storyline that was the Mitropa Cup. Even though he was part of the historic defeat of Ferencváros, Dr. Sárosi was considered one of the main names of the team in the second match.
Therefore, in conclusion, that was the season of Dr. Sárosi. Individually an exceptional player, formidable, precisely in the first half of the season, but Ferencváros, as most experts said, was a team highly dependent on Gyurka.
At that time, Dr. György Sárosi was not only considered one of the best centre-forwards in the world, he was also considered one of the best players in the world. A completely spectacular player, worth the price of admission just to see him plan his plays with immense intelligence and mastery. For such a player, at the end of all ninety minutes played, his performances should be applauded.