'Never in 100 years' - The staggering European curse that continues to haunt Benfica
Famous Jews in sports: Béla Guttmann
BELA GUTTMANN LANETİ ⚽👿
Bela Guttmann and Benfica's Curse
Béla Guttmann was a Hungarian footballer and coach. He was born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary, and was Jewish. Because he was a Jew, he was deported by the Nazis to a Nazi slave labor camp; he survived the Holocaust. Before the war, he played as a midfielder for MTK Hungária FC, SC Hakoah Wien, Hungary and several clubs in the United States. However, he is perhaps best remembered as a coach and manager after the war of A.C. Milan, São Paulo FC, FC Porto, Benfica and C.A. Peñarol. His greatest success came with Benfica when he guided them to two successive European Cup wins in 1961 and in 1962.