Rye United Star Bela Olah has Died

Bela Olah was Player Manager for Rye United

By Jim Hollands

It is with great sadness we report the passing of the great Hungarian soccer player Bela Olah. Who became Player Manager of Rye United in the late sixties. I believe he was the first Rye player to receive a wage, something like £4 a week.

He came Britain after the Hungarian uprising against the Russians, which was brutaly put down.  He was  a Schoolboy International and played top flight football  when

Bela Olah
Bela Olah

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Soccer Chat February 1973



BELA OLAH’s RYE UNITED county league side are going through a difficult time. A dour struggle against top of the table RINGMER on 7th January, resulted in a goalless draw, thanks to some fine work by Rye Keeper STEVEN WILLIAMS, and raised hopes of a return to form by the side. The following week a scrappy home defeat to Southwick left Rye with empty pockets hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone of the Div. One Table. Continue reading Soccer Chat February 1973