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Hogan: Orth, Hungary's great football artist

Author: Isaque Argolo | Creation Date: 2021-12-23 15:04:50


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Of all the many talents that Hungarian football has ever produced, Orth from MTK Budapest occupies a special position in the post-war period. Orth's teacher was the famous English trainer Jimmy Hogan, who used to represent the colors of Bolton Wanderers with great success. A coincidence brought Hogan together with Orth. He describes him as follows: Gy├Ârgy Orth, Hungary's great football artist Jimmy Hogan | 02/08/1924
When I worked as a coach for the M.T.K. and Hungary's national team from 1916 to 1919, I had a lot of free time, which I spent looking for hidden talents. One day I saw some boys kicking the ball, and two of them immediately caught my attention by the grip they put on their game. Like a lucky gold digger, I said to myself: "They are mine." And soon the two youngsters joined the MTK and became my pupils. Their names were Braun and Orth, well-known players for every expert. that Orth was probably my best and most intelligent student and that he enjoyed my special care. After school he was always to be found with me.
In the first season Orth worked in the junior team of the M. T. K., which suffered no defeat for two years. No wonder: Molnar, Opata, Braun and Orth were in the team, all of them Hungarian internationals and the pillars of M. T. K. Soon, the blond youth moved up to the reserve team and after a short time he was finally assigned to the first team. At the tender age of 17 he made his coach's heart beat faster when he appeared for the first time as an international in Vienna and delivered a truly brilliant game. It was a tough test for a player who was almost a boy; but Orth solved his task as coolly as an English professional. Although I originally trained him for the half-back post, I soon saw that he could be used anywhere. Its rapid growth consumed its strength, however, so that it lost something of its speed. But he masters the art of stopping the ball as virtuously as a Scot, is a brilliant goalscorer, has a good head game and calls his own excellent tactical skills.