By Scott Barancik, editor

“Erno Egri Erbstein was a Hungarian coach who became one of the most revered figures in Italian football during the 1940s,” says.

The story of Erbstein — who played soccer in New York, hid his family from the Nazis, leapt out of a train to escape a labor camp, became one of Italy’s top coaches, and died in a 1949 plane crash that killed him and his team — had been “almost forgotten.”

But a new book tells the tale. The Kindle version of Erbstein: The triumph and tragedy of football’s forgotten pioneer is available for $3.61.

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