WHEN Hungary looked as though they were about to rule the football world, the country had a revolution and the team dubbed the best on the planet all but broke up. In September 1956, Hungary won 1-0 in Moscow in … Continue reading The last Magyars – Hungary’s 1960s revival
Mention Hungarian football and inevitably the name Ferenc Puskas will be the first on anyone’s lips. Then ask about the modern game in Hungary and people will be hard-pressed to come up with the name of a player or even a club, such has been the fall from grace for a once mighty footballing nation. There was a time when Magyar teams such as Ujpest Dosza, MTK, Vasas, Honved and Ferencvaros were highly respected, and indeed difficult, opponents. The end of the Cold War and the break-up of the Eastern Bloc created a different dynamic in European football. Prior to … Continue reading Whatever happened to fearsome Fradi?