Gábor Obitz

Gábor Obitz
Personal information
Date of birth (1899-01-18)18 January 1899
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Date of death 20 March 1953(1953-03-20) (aged 54)
Place of death Hungary
Playing position Center half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1920–1922 Ferencvárosi TC (–)
1922–1925 Maccabi Brno (–)
1925–1926 Holstein Kiel (–)
1926–1931 Ferencvárosi TC 115 (2)
National team
1921–1930 Hungary 15 (0)
Teams managed
1931–1932 AMEF Arad
1936–1937 SK Ljubljana
1939 Finland
1945– Zuglói AC

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gábor Obitz also known as Gábor Óbecsei and Gábor Ormai (born 18 January 1899, died 20 March 1953[1]) was a Hungarian football player and manager.

Player career

Obitz started his career in Ferencvárosi TC. After winning the Hungarian Cup title in 1922 Obitz moved to Czechoslovakia and played three seasons for Makkabi Brno. In 1925 he joined the German club Holstein Kiel. Obitz ended his career in Ferencvárosi.

Gábor Obitz capped 15 times for the Hungarian national team and participated the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris.[2]

Coaching career

Obitz' first team as a manager was a Romanian club AMEF Arad. From 1932 to 1934 he worked for the Turkish Football Federation. He coached NK Ljubljana in the 1936–37 Yugoslav Football Championship.[3] In 1939 Obitz started coaching the Finnish national team but soon returned to Hungary due to World War II.[4]



  1. Football Database
  2. FIFA Player Statistics
  3. Gábor Obitz at magyarfutball.hu
  4. Finland - National Team Coaches
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