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József Takács | Takács II.

Author: Isaque Argolo | Creation Date: 2022-02-01 16:38:34


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One of the products that Hungary developed during its downturn — directly comparing it to the past decade — József Takács — kis Taki or Takács II. — was one of the best players produced on Budapest soil. The younger brother of Géza Takács, he was one of the best inside rights players of the 20s and early first half of the 30s. He shone at both Vasas and Ferencvários, in addition to inheriting the position of György Molnár in the Hungarian national team. For Hungary, Takács II. scored a total of 26 goals in 32 caps, with his main match widely regarded as Hungary-France 13:1, 1927.
Takács II's playstyle. is balanced between the individual game and the collective game. That is, Takács II. was a player who had an excellent decision-making opinion about a situation: either he resolved the situation himself or he saw a better placed teammate and passed the ball. Takács II., however, as much as he knew how to balance his decisions very well, as he was a player with characteristics more focused on shooting, the conclusion of the play, consequently tended to define the plays himself, of course.
Technically speaking, Takács II. was not a player of sublime qualities, even with his both feet. Takacs II. was not a complete player, as he could only shoot with his right foot. Kis Taki was not a sublime player with his left foot or his aerial game. In addition, his main technical feature was the repertoire of his extraordinary shooting, be it from close, medium distance, or from very far. However, the vast majority of his goals were inside the area, as his style of play reflected that. He, moreover, was not used to scoring many beautiful goals, as he himself focused much more on quantity without paying much attention to quality.
Takács II. possessed a far above average tactical perception, even more so for his sense of where the ball would go. He, moreover, always expected a defensive failure from the defender or even the goalkeeper. Not only did he know when the ball was going to come to him, but it seemed that he had a kind of supernatural perception that guessed exactly where the ball would go even in unexpected situations — that the ball's trajectory changed and it was left to kis Taki. He was a very opportunistic player with a wide repertoire for that. Even when there didn't seem to be any gaps, Takács II. found space between defenders to finish off a ball that seemed impossible.
Already in the 1930s, more precisely in 1932/33, as the same Takács II. said, he tended not to score as many goals as he used to score, as he intended to target more the defensive side of the team and supply the right side more with passes. As the years in the 1930s passed, kis Taki moved further and further away from the goal.
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