Ferenc Németh (basketball)

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Ferenc Németh
Personal information
Born (1919-01-01)January 1, 1919
Nationality Hungarian / French
Position Center
Career history
1947–1948 UA Marseille
1948–1950 ASVEL Villeurbanne
1950–1951 Paris Basket Racing
Career highlights and awards

As player:

Ferenc Németh (born 1919), also commonly known as François Németh, was a Hungarian-French professional basketball player. He played at the center position. He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991.

Professional career[edit]

During his club playing career, Németh won 4 French League championships, in the years 1948, 1949, 1950, and 1951. He also led the French League in scoring, in 1950 and 1951.[1]

Hungarian national team[edit]

Németh helped lead the senior Hungarian national team, to a bronze medal at the EuroBasket 1946, earning MVP honours in the process. Németh averaged 11.8 points per game in the tournament. He also played at the EuroBasket 1947, where he averaged 9.3 points per game.[2]


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