Brody was a member of the Hungarian National team from 1903-1912 and played in 17 international games, scoring one goal. According to Andrew Handler in From the Ghetto to the Games, Brody was a remembered for his, "diligence, endurance, enthusiasm, and dependability." A sweeper, which is considered the toughest and most important defensive position, Brody was a muscular, yet agile, player who dominated the air in front of his goal with his head play.
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In 1903, Brody made his debut both with the Hungarian National team and with the top league in the country. A member of FTC (Ferencvarosi TC), Brody helped his club win the Hungarian Championship that season with a record of 10-1-3 (they outscored their opponents 51-11). After finishing second the following year, FTC won the title in 1905, 1907, and 1909-1913. They also captured the Hungarian Cup in 1913. Brody played 307 matches for FTC during his career.
During this time, Brody was a regular at halfback for the National team and played in 17 international games. He scored the only goal of his career in 1912, his final season with the National team.
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encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
From the Ghetto to the Games: Jewish Athletes in Hungary, by Andrew Handler (Boulder, Colorado: East European Monographs, 1985)