Lajos Detari

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Lajos Detari is a Hungarian football coach and former player (midfielder).

Detari was born on April 24, 1963 in Budapest and played for Hungarian side Honved from 1980 until 1987, when he transferred to Eintracht Frankfurt. He only played one season in the Bundesliga when George Koskotas brought him to Olympiakos in the summer of 1988.

Detari arrived in Greece to a tumultuous reception by the Piraeus club's supporters. Unfortunately, he did not justify the expectations of Olympiakos or the money spent for his acquisition, leaving after only two years in the midst of the Koskotas scandal in Greece. Still, in those two years he managed 35 goals in 60 league games, many of them from set plays which was his specialty.

After leaving Greece, Detari became a journeyman playing for Bologna (1991 and 1992), Ancona (1993), Genoa (1994), Neuchatel Xamax (1995) and St Polten (1996 and 1997).

During his playing career, Detari appeared in 63 games for the national team of Hungary scoring 13 goals.

After his playing days were over, Detari tried his hand at coaching in Hungary with Honved, in Vietnam for three months and in Greece with Panserraikos.