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The Viennese Kálmán Konrád
Author: Isaque Argolo | Creation Date: 2021-12-31 06:27:55
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Schinde — Sindi — was what young Matthias Sindelar was called in Hertha. His style — more technical and focused on the game's perception — was not consistent with the style of contemporary Hertha, but inherent to the style of Amateure. Due to an aggravating financial crisis, Hertha, who had been relegated in 1923/24, forced themselves to sell some of their players, therefore Sindelar was sold. Right at the end of September 1924, negotiations started and it didn't take long for Sindelar to confirm that he would be playing for Wiener Amateur S.V., the team commanded by Kálmán Konrád. However, due to certain disagreements, Konrád II. and his older brother, Jenő Konrád, transferred to First Vienna, therefore playing the 1924/25 season in a new malha.
Sindelar, over the years, in addition to the influence of Alfréd Schaffer and the return of Kálmán Konrád in 1925/26, developed his game. Even so, it wasn't until 1926 that he reached a considerable level to become an Austrian national team player. And that same year, comparisons to the style of Konrád Csámi emerged. As early as 1926, Sindelar was labeled The Viennese Kálmán Konrád.
Indeed, the style was similar: the same slimness and classiness in the movements, the same agility. His ball control is as effective as it is aesthetic, his dribbling is just as sophisticated, and his understanding of the game is just as pronounced as that of the great Hungarian. Perhaps, Schinde had some advantages over Csámi. Sindelar was more incisive, even more confident than Konrád II. Furthermore, his shots seemed to have more advanced accuracy. Sindelar played absolutely fair, kindly, perhaps even very fair, which is why robust opponents always chose him as the object of their acts of violence. Konrád II, on the other hand, was not as individualistic as the young Sindelar, who, in turn, was considered more as a player of individual actions.
Of course, in 1926 Sindelar didn't have the same level as Konrád II., however, for the more adepts and experts who accompanied the young blonde footballer, Sindelar would surpass the qualities of the Hungarian in a matter of a few seasons, as Sindi has always sought, observed and applied methods to become even better.
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