Picture Post: Budapest – past and present
Posted on February 4, 2017
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.
Florian Albert, who was named European Footballer of the Year in 1967. This fine statue stands outside the Ferencvaros stadium.
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!
The once mighty Nep Stadium, now known as the Ferenc Puskas Stadium. Sadly, in a state of disrepair.
The iconic entrance to the Nep Stadium.
A giant mural in the centre of town reminds everyone of Hungary’s golden moment!