European Football

Picture Post: Budapest – past and present

Ferencvaros

Ferencvaros

BUDAPEST is a classic football city. Thanks to the exploits of the Mighty Magyars and the legacy of Ferenc Puskas and his team-mates, football historians will always hold a special place in their hearts for Hungary. Clubs like Ferencvaros, Ujpest, Honved and MTK remain well-known and revered, although they are all shadows of their former selves.

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Florian Albert, who was named European Footballer of the Year in 1967. This fine statue stands outside the Ferencvaros stadium.

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In downtown Budapest, a bar once owned by the famous Nandor Hidegkuti includes some memorabilia of Hungary’s 6-3 win at Wembley. The bar is called 3:6!

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The once mighty Nep Stadium, now known as the Ferenc Puskas Stadium. Sadly, in a state of disrepair.

The Nep!

The Nep!

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The iconic entrance to the Nep Stadium.

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A giant mural in the centre of town reminds everyone of Hungary’s golden moment!

 

 

 

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