The Danubian influence on the football of South America predates Dori Kruschner (Dori Kürschner) and his work in Brazil. It also predates the Ferencvaros tour that allegedly influenced the style of Argentine football.
Eugênio Medgyessy arrived in Brazil in 1926 and managed Botafogo, where in true Brazilian style he picked up a nickname-Marineti. Medgyessy later managed Fluminense (1927-28) and São Paulo (1932-33) before moving to Argentina where he had spells with Racing (Club de Avellaneda), San Lorenzo and River Plate.
As Medgyessy Jenő he had played for Ferencvaros from 1907-1919, making 80 first team appearances. Medgyessy was a League championship winner with Fradi on 4 occasions (1909-10, 1910-11, 1911-12, 1912-13) and a Cup winner in 1913.
Despite these achievements his personal career was described as unspectacular. He received injuries whilst fighting for the central powers in 1918. Whilst in South America Medgyessy was instrumental in organizing Ferencvarosi's tour of 1929.