János Nehadoma

János Nehadoma (born 20 August 1901, date of death unknown) was a Hungarian soccer center forward. He began his career in the Italian Serie B before moving to the American Soccer League where he shared the 1928–29 scoring title. Later in his career he played for Serie A club Fiorentina. After retiring from playing, he spent several seasons as a club manager.

János Nehadoma
Personal information
Full name János Nehadoma
Date of birth (1901-08-20)20 August 1901
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Date of death unknown
Position(s) Center forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925–1927 Pistoiese 36 (33)
1927–1929 Brooklyn Wanderers 68 (55)
1929 Brooklyn Hakoah 5 (7)
1929–1930 Brooklyn Wanderers 32 (18)
1931–1932 Pistoiese 13 (5)
1932–1933 Livorno 32 (26)
1933–1936 Fiorentina 53 (12)
1936 Modena 7 (1)
Teams managed
1930–1932 Pistoiese
1936–1938 Modena
1938–1939 Triestina
1939–1940 Spezia
1941–1945 Atalanta
1945–1947 Bari
1947–1948 Mantova
1955–1956 Ternana
1957–1958 L'Aquila
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Nehadoma was born in Budapest, Hungary. He began his career with Serie B club A.C. Pistoiese in 1925. He spent only two seasons with the club before leaving Europe for the United States. Nehadoma arrived in the U.S., signing with the Brooklyn Wanderers at the end of the 1927–28 American Soccer League season. He played seven games, scoring seven goals for Brooklyn. The next season, Nehadoma scored forty-three goals, tying Werner Nilsen for the scoring title. In the fall of 1929, he began with the Wanderers before moving to Brooklyn Hakoah for five games. He returned to the Wanderers for the spring 1930 season. In 1931, Nehadoma had returned to Italy, resigning with Pistoiese. He saw time in only thirteen league games before moving to Livorno in 1932. He spent only one season there before moving to the Serie A with Fiorentina. However, he lasted only three seasons at the top of Italian soccer before returning to Serie B with Modena F.C. He retired after playing only seven games with Modena.[1]


In 1941, Nehadoma was hired to manage Serie A club Atalanta B.C. After five seasons, he moved to A.C. Mantova of Serie B. He spent only one season in Mantova before retiring in 1948.[1]


  1. Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921-1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4).