Rest of Central Europe Union

Rest of Central Europe zone includes all nations in Central Europe except Germany. It comprises Hungary, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland and Poland. The first three nations participated in Mitropa Cup at club level that exists between 1927 and 1992 while all nations exclude Poland participated in Central European International Cup that competes between 1927 and 1960. Historically, Austria-Hungary empire was exist between 1867 and 1918, covers an area of all nations in this definition except Switzerland.  The peak of central European football nations is certainly in the first half 1950s as they dominated World football primarily by Hungarian and Austrian Golden team. 


Rest of Central Europe

Location : Central Europe
European Championship Participation : 10 times
(1960, 1964, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
World Cup Participation : 17 Times (Disappearance in 1930 and1950)
Achievement : 4 Times FIFA World Cup Runner-Up (1934, 1938, 1954, 1962)
3 Times FIFA World Cup Third Place (1954, 1974, 1982)
1976 European Championship Winners
1996 European Championship Runner-Up
Most Caps : Karel Poborsky ( 118 Games)
Top Scorer : Ferenc Puskas (84 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Ferenc Puskas

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                   All-Time Rest of Central Europe Squad

Goalkeeper
Defender
Midfielder
Forward
Frantisek Planicka
(Czech Republic)
Ivo Viktor
(Czech Republic)
Severino Minelli
(Switzerland)
Karl Sesta
(Austria)
Bruno Pezzey
(Austria)
Jan Popluhar
(Slovakia)
Wladislaw Zmuda
(Poland)
Ernst Ocwirk
(Austria)
Jozsef Bozsik
(Hungary)
Josef Masopust
(Czech Republic)
Gerhard Hanappi
(Austria)
Pavel Nedved
(Czech Republic)
Kazimerz Deyna
(Poland)
Zoltan Czibor
(Hungary)
Zbigniew Boniek
(Poland)
Nandor Hidegkuti
(Hungary)
Gyorgi Sarosi
(Hungary)
Matthias Sindelar
(Austria)
Laszlo Kubala
(Hungary)
Josef Bican
(Austria)
Ference Puskas
(Hungary)
Sandor Kocsis
(Hungary)

Manager :  Ernst Happel (Austria)

Stadium :  Warsaw National (Poland)


Formation XI (3-4-3)


Explain of Formation

The formation is set to have only three defenders as its main strength is world-class midfielders and attackers. Sesta and Minelli are responsible in both center-back and side-back while Popluhar is a center of defensive line. Masopust is not selected in the first team as he is considered to have the same style as Jozsef Bozsik and Ernst Ocwirk is another style of box-to-box role, is preferable.  Nedved and Hanappi are selected as side-midfielder to help defensive game for compensating weak point in defensive line. Sindelar-Puskas-Kocsis would be a divine tri-o. 


Statistics
By Decade
By Nation
1910s : -
1920s : 1
1930s : 5
1940s : 1
1950s : 9
1960s : 1
1970s : 3
1980s : 1
1990s : -
2000s : 1
2010s : -
Hungary : 7
Austria : 6
Czech Republic : 4
Poland : 3
Switzerland : 1
Slovakia : 1


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Positional Ranking of Rest of Central European Footballers

Goalkeeper

1. Frantisek Planicka (Czechoslovakia)
2.   Ivo Viktor (Czechoslovakia)
3. Peter Cech (Czech Republic)
4. Gyula Grosics (Hungary)
5. Rudolph Hiden (Austria)
6. Jan Tomaszewski (Poland)  
7. Walter Zeman (Austria)
8. Villiam Schrojf (Czechoslovakia)
9. Karoly Zsak (Hungary)
10. Jozsef Mylnalcyk (Poland)
11. Edward Szymkowiak (Poland)
12. Ferenc Plattko (Hungary)

13. Friedrich Koncilla (Austria)

Defensive Lateral
Center-Back

1. Karl Sesta (Austria)
2. Ladislav Novak (Czechoslovakia)
3. Karol Dobias (Czechoslovakia)
4. Mihaly Lantos (Hungary)
5. Antoni Szymanowski (Poland)
6. Ferenc Rudas (Hungary)
7. Sandor Biro (Hungary)
8. Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland)
9. Dan Petrescu (Romania)




1. Jan Popluhar (Czechoslovakia)
2. Wladislav Zmuda  (Poland)
3. Bruno Pezzey (Austria)
4. Gyula Lorant (Hungary)
5. Severino Minelli (Switzerland)
6. Anton Ondrus (Czechoslovakia)
7. Ernst Happel (Austria)
8. Karoly Fogl (Hungary) 
9. Jerzy Gorgon (Poland) 
10. Kalman Meszoly (Hungary)
11. Sandor Szucs  (Hungary)
12. Miroslav Kadlec (Czechoslovakia)


Central Midfielder
Winger

1. Jozsef Bozsik (Hungary)
2. Ernst Ocwirk (Austria)
3. Josef Masopust (Czechoslovakia)
4. Gerhard Hanappi (Austria)
5. Josef Smistik (Austria)
6. Karl Koller (Austria)
7. Svatopluk Pluskal (Czechoslovakia)
8. Karel-Pesek Kada (Czechoslovakia)
9. Walter Nausch (Austria)
10. Ciriaco Sforza (Switzerland)
11. Heinz Hermann (Switzerland)
12. Bernard Blaut (Poland)



1. Znigniew Boniek (Poland)
2. Zoltan Czibor (Hungary)
3. Grzegorz Lato (Poland)
4. Antonin Puc (Czechoslovakia)
5. Kalman Konrad (Hungary)
6. Robert Gadocha (Poland)
7. Jacque Fatton (Switzerland)

8. Karel Poborski (Czech Republic)



Attacking Midfielder
Forward

1. Kamierz Deyna (Poland)
2. Pavel Nedved (Czech Republic)
3. Gyorgi Orth (Hungary)
4. Herbert Prohaska (Austria)
5. Tibor Nyilasi (Hungary)
6. Antonin Panenka (Czechoslovakia)
7. Luliu Baratsky (Hungary) 
8.  Max Abegglen (Switzerland)
9.  Lajos Detari (Hungary)
10. Janos Gorocs (Hungary)
11.  Andreas Herzog (Austria)
12. Andrej Kvasnak (Czechoslovakia)
13. Karl Odermatt (Switzerland)




1. Ferenc Puskas (Hungary)
2. Matthias Sindelar (Austria)
3. Gyorgi Sarosi (Hungary)
4. Ladislao Kubala (Hungary)
5. Florian Albert (Hungary)
6. Nandor Hidegkuti (Hungary)
7. Ferenc Bene (Hungary)
8. Oldrich Nejedly (Czechoslovakia)
9. Ernest Wilimowski (Poland)
10. Anton Schall (Austria)
11. Istvan Nyers (Hungary)
12. Ernest Stojaspal (Austria)
13. Karl Decker (Austria)
14. Vaclav Pilat (Czechoslovakia)
15. Lajos Tichy (Hungary)
16. Geza Toldi (Hungary)
17. Erich Hof (Austria)
18. Friedrich Gschweidl (Austria)
19. Luliu Bodola (Hungary)
20. Josef Hugi (Switzerland)
21. Gerard Cieslik (Poland)
22. Laszlo Cesh (Hungary)
23. Stephan Chapuisat (Switzerland)
24. Laszlo Fazekas (Hungary)
25. Janos Farkas (Hungary)
26. Peter Palotas (Hungary)
27. Vlastimil Kopecky (Czechoslovakia)
28. Lucjan Bruchczy (Poland)


Striker

1. Sandor Kocsis (Hungary)
2. Josef Bican (Austria) 
3. Imre Schlosser (Hungary)
4. Jozsef Takacs (Hungary)
5. Gyula Zsengeller (Hungary)
6. Ferenc Deak (Hungary)
7. Wlodzimierz Lubanski (Poland)
8. Franz Binder (Austria)
9. Robert Lewandowski (Poland)
10. Hans Krankl (Austria)
11. Robert Deinst (Austria)
12. Alfred Schaffer (Hungary)
13. Ferenc Szusza (Hungary)
14. Istvan Avar (Hungary)
15. Anton Polster (Austria)
16. Andre Abegglen (Switzerland)
17. Gyula Szilagyi (Hungary)
18. Franz Weselik (Austria) 
19. Andrej Szarmach (Poland)
20. Thomas Skuhravy (Czechoslovakia)




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Era Greatest Rest of Central European Footballers

10s : Imre Schlosser
20s : Kalman Konrad (1st Half), Jozsef Takacs (2nd Half)
30s : Matthias Sindelar (1st Half), Gyorgi Sarosi (2nd Half)
40s : Josef Bican (1st Half), Ferenc Deak (2nd Half)
50s : Ferenc Puskas (1st Half), Jozsef Bozsik (2nd Half)
60s : Josef Masopust (1st Florian Albert (2nd Half)
70s : Kazimerz Deyna (1st Half), Herbert Prohaska (2nd Half)
80s : Zbigniew Boniek (1st Half), Lajos Detari (2nd Half)
90s : Stephan Chapuisat (1st Half), Pavel Nedved (2nd Half)
00s : Pavel Nedved (1st Half), Peter Cech (2nd Half)
10s : Robert Lewandowski (1st Half)
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The Greatest Rest of Central European Footballers of All-Time

1. Ferenc Puskas

2. Gyorgi Sarosi
3. Matthias Sindelar
4. Sandor Kocsis

5. Jozsef Bozsik
6. Ernst Ocwirk
7. Pavel Nedved
8. Josef Masopust
9. Laszlo Kubala

10. Florian Albert

11. Gerhard Hanappi 
12. Nandor Hidegkuti

13. Josef Bican
14. Kazimerz Deyna
15. Zbigniew Boniek
16. Zoltan Czibor
17. Gyula Zsengeller
18. Frantisek Planicka

19. Ferenc Bene

20. Imre Schlosser

21. Gyorgi Orth

22. Oldrich Nejedly
23. Grzegorz Lato
24. Josef Smistik
25. Herbert Prohaska
26. Josef Takacs
27. Wlodzimerz Lubanski
28. Ivo Viktor  
29. Antonin Puc
30. Ferenc Deak
31. Anton Schall
32. Gyula Grosics
33. Franz Binder  
34. Rudolph Hiden
35. Alfred Schaffer
36. Kalman Konrad
37. Ernest Wilimowski
38. Hans Krankl
39. Tibor Nyilasi
40. Vaclav Pilat
41. Robert Dienst
42. Karl Decker
43. Antonin Panenka
44. Istvan Nyers
45. Robert Gadocha
46. Istvan Avar
47. Luliu Baratky
48. Peter Cech 
49. Lajos Tichy
50. Karl Koller


By Nation

Hungary :  24
Austria :  11
Czechoslovakia :  9
Poland :  6
Switzerland : -

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Rest of Central European Footballer of The Year

1910
Imre Schlosser
1911
Imre Schlosser
1912
Imre Schlosser
1913
Imre Schlosser
1917
Imre Schlosser
1918
Alfred Schaffer
1919
Kalman Konrad
1920
Gyorgi Orth
1921
Gyorgi Orth
1922
Gyorgi Orth
1923
Kalman Konrad
1924
Max Abegglen
1925
Friedrich Gschweidl
1926
Karel Pesek Kada
1927
Antonin Puc
1928
Jozsef Takacs
1929
Jozsef Takacs
1930
Josef Smistik
1931
Anton Schall
1932
Matthias Sindelar
1933
Matthias Sindelar
1934
Matthias Sindelar
1935
Gyorgi Sarosi
1936
Gyorgi Sarosi
1937
Gyorgi Sarosi
1938
Gyorgi Sarosi
1939
Gyula Zsengeller
1940
Josef Bican
1941
Josef Bican
1942
Josef Bican
1943
Josef Bican
1944
Karl Decker
1945
Karl Decker
1946
Ernest Stojaspal
1947
Ferenc Deak
1948
Ferenc Puskas
1949
Ferenc Deak
1950
Ferenc Puskas
1951
Sandor Kocsis
1952
Sandor Kocsis
1953
Nandor Hidegkuti
1954
Sandor Kocsis
1955
Zoltan Czibor
1956
Jozsef Bozsik
1957
Laszlo Kubala
1958
Gerhard Hanappi
1959
Erich Hof
1960
Ferenc Puskas
1961
Josef Masopust
1962
Josef Masopust
1963
Josef Masopust
1964
Florian Albert
1965
Florian Albert
1966
Florian Albert
1967
Florian Albert
1968
Wlodzimerz Lubanski
1969
Kazimerz Deyna
1970
Josef Adamec
1971
Ferenc Bene
1972
Kazimerz Deyna
1973
Robert Gadocha
1974
Grzegorz Lato
1975
Kazimerz Deyna
1976
Ivo Viktor
1977
Tibor Nyilasi
1978
Hans Krankl
1979
Herbert Prohaska
1980
Herbert Prohaska
1981
Bruno Pezzey
1982
Zbigniew Boniek
1983
Herbert Prohaska
1984
Herbert Prohaska
1985
Zbigniew Boniek
1986
Lajos Detari
1987
Toni Polster
1988
Lajos Detari
1989
Lajos Detari
1990
Thomas Skhuravy
1991
Stephane Chapuisat
1992
Stephane Chapuisat
1993
Andreas Herzog
1994
Ciriaco Sforza
1995
Ciriaco Sforza
1996
Karl Poborski
1997
Toni Polster
1998
Pavel Nedved
1999
Ivica Vastic
2000
Pavel Nedved
2001
Pavel Nedved
2002
Thomas Rosicky
2003
Pavel Nedved
2004
Pavel Nedved
2005
Petr Cech
2006
Petr Cech
2007
Petr Cech
2008
Petr Cech
2009
Petr Cech
2010
Petr Cech
2011
Petr Cech
2012
Robert Lewandowski  
      2013    Robert Lewandowski  
      2014    Robert Lewandowski  
      2015    Robert Lewandowski  
      2016    Robert Lewandowski

By Nation

Hungary :  36
Czechoslovakia :  26
Austria :  22
Poland :  12
Switzerland : 5

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