Bela Guttmann's curse still resonates in Lisbon

Bela Guttmann's curse still resonates in Lisbon
Bela Guttmann pronunció un maldición que de momento, se ha cumplido. PHOTO: Google

The Curse of Bela Guttmann es para tomársela en serio. Si eres supersticioso, entenderás perfectamente el siguiente artículo. Sino lo eres, quizás te hagas después de leerlo. The protagonist of this story, He swore today, todavía continua.

¿Quién fue Bela Guttmann?

Bela Guttmann fue un exitoso entrenador húngaro nacido en Budapest in 1900. He played professional football between 1919 Y 1932 llegando a participar en los Olympics of 1924 representing the Hungarian national team. In a time when professional football was still in its infancy, He had a modest career as a footballer, nothing to do with what later would coach.

Desarrolló una amplia carrera como técnico a lo largo y ancho del planeta. Between 1933 Y 1974, He directed in Hungary, Romania, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Cyprus, Uruguay, Greece, Austria and Switzerland among many sites but it was in Portugal where it reached glory, more specifically addressing one of the greats of Portuguese football, the Benfica, after passing through Porto with whom he also won a Portuguese league.

In the Lisbon team, contó en sus filas con uno de los mejores jugadores de la historia de este deporte y con el que fue uno de the best players in the history of Portugal junto con Cristiano Ronaldo, Figo Y Futre. We speak as Eusebio, the “Black Panther” sadly disappeared in early 2014.

Benfica, He managed to win two European Cups of the season. The first, the famosa final de Berna que acabó con los postes cuadrados ganada al Barcelona en 1961 and the next year 1962, in which they beat Real Madrid. Precisely, after winning that championship, in the early summer 60, llegó la polémica que dio lugar a la famosa maldición de Bela Guttmann.

Perhaps uploaded success, the coach threw a directive órdago the Lisbon team. He asked for a pay rise that ended a tense controversy and a bitter argument. This, It led to the dismissal of coach who had managed to bring Benfica to the top of European football.

La famosa maldición de Bela Guttmann

Coach, indignant and outraged let the words more than half a century after the company still tormented Lisbon. “Without me, Benfica will not win a European Cup in 100 years or more“. The truth is that the thing could not go more seriously after those words 1962 that many of them sounded derisively.

Benfica have played eight European finals since 1962 and he has lost eight. Five of the old European Cup (1963,65,68,88 Y 90) and two UEFA / Europa League (1983, 2013 Y 2014). To make matters worse for , the final against Sevilla on penalties without losing a game in the tournament, the penultimate in the last minute and in the most painful way. La cosa se la toman tan en serio por tierras portuguesas que cuentan que el mítico Eusebio fue en más de una ocasión a visitar la tumba del que fue su entrenador para pedirle perdón. Lo peor es que de momento ya son 8 finales en competición europea seguidas perdidas y aún queda mucho para cumplir esos 100 years.

Alberto Llopis

Hanged for football fully. Attempt to gather letters and tell stories in Colgadosporelfutbol.com. Specialist retro football Current. Football Coach Level II. You can follow me on @AlbertiniLlopis @colgadosfutbol

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