Joseph Ujlaki

Joseph Ujlaki (actually József Újlaki; born August 10, 1929 in Budapest / Hungary, † 13 February 2006 in Sète ) was a French football player of Hungarian origin.

Club career

The in his home accruing first for the Kőbányai TC and since 1945 for all- TE József Újlaki was persuaded on the edge of a game of Hungarian Juniorennationalelf in Vienna for signature at Stade Français Paris, where he in 1947 in the top French league under coach Helenio Herrera played on the side of Larbi Ben Barek, Alfred Aston and his compatriot István Nyers as a professional. After only one year in the capital of the Right Wing moved to the Mediterranean to FC Sète. Because of the ambitious Újlaki had to play in two years against relegation with the club, he laced his boots in 1950 when neighboring Nîmes Olympique. Here he felt sporty better off Nimes belonged in the 1950s of the best addresses in French football, always reached in the three years with Újlaki a place in the top third of the table and also the young Hungarian was also privately his luck; through his marriage to a French woman, he was naturalized in late 1952 and promptly to the national team.

The gifted, prolific dribbler at the same time is described as an inside and outside the field of play stubborn and not very sociable person; but his style of play ripped on good days the audience ( and has cost at not so good his coach some gray hair ). In 1953, he followed the call of the OGC Nice, where she won at last title (1954 French Cup, two years later the Championship). 1954 ( 5th place) and 1956 (11th), he was also in the scoring charts noted far above.

In 1958 he returned to Paris and played six years for the Racing Club, was twice runner-up and third twice, in 1961 even the third best league scorer - but title he could not win. After 17 years of excellence went " Monsieur Joseph " (his nickname) in 1964 for FC Metz, a year later for AS Aix in Division 2 and finished in 1966, almost 37 years old, his career.

Then Joseph Ujlaki has long worked for a furniture company.


  • Kőbányai TC and (from 1945) Full TE ( as a teenager )
  • Stade Français Paris (1947 /48)
  • FC Sète (1948-1950)
  • Nîmes Olympique (1950-1953)
  • OGC Nice (1953-1958)
  • Racing Club Paris (1958-1964)
  • FC Metz (1964 /65 in D 2 )
  • AS Aix -en- Provence ( 1965/66, in D 2 )

National players

Between October 1952 and October 1960 Joseph Ujlaki denied a total of 21 caps for the Equipe Tricolore (6 inserts in his time at Nîmes, 11 in Nice, 4 at RC Paris), scoring 10 goals. He was also used in an unofficial international match, the Dutch professional footballer Watersnoodwedstrijd against on 12 March 1953. Making its debut ( a 3-1 win against Germany ) also contributed Raymond Kopa first time the blue jersey - with which it is rarely clearly came because it was not easy for him recognizable to recognize the leadership of this brilliant playmaker. This has made him who had to stay at home in 1954, also taking part in the 1958 World Cup cost, nominated as manager Batteux Kopa after prolonged abstinence National team for the French World Cup squad and Ujlaki for had at home.


  • French Champion: 1956
  • French Cup Winners: 1954
  • European Champion Clubs' Cup: Participation 1956/57 (4 Inserts )
  • 21 A- international matches, 10 goals
  • 438 games, 189 goals in Division 1 for seventh best French scorer of all time