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    of football. If and if
    If
    there is
    That team which is known as the Magical Magyars descended from a great many people who entered into a large connection linked in high endeavor, in a great ensemble, the prodigal team christening decisively great maiden victories, creatively inspiring in football's post-bellum renaissance and nourishing an active on-field re-invention. Starting in 1947 and upon the intervening decade, the Magical Magyars by far were the biggest and brightest show that has ever been assembled in football; for unparalleled contests and wins over four years undefeated, they are the main theme in five tournaments (1947 & 1948 Balkan Cups, 1952 Olympics, 1948-1953 Gero International Cup and the 1954 World Cup) and the games become theirs, the appointed winners of a long-stretched destiny.
    On August 19 1945, the day before Hungary's foundational holiday, Saint Stephen's Day, and three months after "Victory in Europe Day" proclaimed the war's stirring conclusion in Europe, Hungary manager Tibor Gallowich lead out his number 11 ranked side against their long-standing rivals, the world's number 8 Austria. Rudas and Zsellenger both scored to make it a good day for a 2-0 win. It was Hungary's first game in 1945 and it was a victory, and Hungary was still a brilliant democracy.
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    The match on Saint Stephen's Day included a fresh-faced eighteen-year old precocious teenage talent named Ferenc Biro Puskas who was making his national debut from Kispest and immediately gave a monumental line a curious general luminousness and earned a quick distinction. In the 12th minute Puskas scored first, and in the 13th minute Szusza and 15th minute Zsellenger followed suite to take charge to a 3-0 lead and win 5-2 at the finish.
    On September 30th of that year, Hungary took on Romania at home in a match where Nandor Hidegkuti made his international debut, scoring first in the 8th minute and the 86th minute that was comprised of the impressive line of Puskas-Zsellenger-Hidegkuti-Nyers as number 8 Hungary put in another impressive rout, defeating Romania 7-2, and here Puskas scores two goals.
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    Most Talent-Prolific Starting Lineup in
    Star Player
    End of Career
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    gls/gm
    0.70 gl/gm
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    executive in themselves, early popularizers of 'Total Football',themselves they plunged
    It is that of a high speed game for Sandor Kocsis and Puskas especially, both mentally and by the fiery power of his left-foot that Puskas had reached by his magical 50th international (the "Match of the Century", Hungary vs. England 1953) the world-record 60 international goals; and between things ended and great things begun the master himself to whom golden things happen led his unexcelled team onto the plateau of world popularity and who has a personality to express and who was not hampered by his need for fun.
    The Battle for the World's No. 1 National Team
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    x---1.20 gl/gm1.20 gl/gm
    {Puskás Ferenc.jpg} Before Puskas played on or managed teams that entered the European Cup finale six times, he was already the world's greatest international goalscorer and player, a megastar at home, a world superstar abroad with a very famous world career that gave him half his greatness. Before his Spanish playing years, he'd won 5 domestic titles with Honved-Kispest along with four national MVP (Most Valuable Player) scoring honors. Puskas holds the major distinction of playing on three of the supremest sides of all-time.
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    of 1952. Puskas,
    Puskas,
    charmed with
    Out of this well-begotten team, borne on the swell of Puskas-Kocsis-Higedkuti's passionate bent and immense swing and dash, would arise a lordly great side still prouder, whose general presence would hold its own in the company of history's highest.
    Like a mighty, gallant ship on a course a little over two years unbeaten since May 1950, Hungary was continually advancing the most devastating conclusions that would successfully imply a rich, sonorous and new thematic handle that ably took to digging out defenses that gave their game no little sign of major talent. The star-spangled team with tremendous entrances had sped through fleeting theories, its effusion would overwhelm the old proud laws of football and the old formulas.
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    The Inclusion of Nandor Hidegkuti, Sept. 1952
    Hungary 4 : Switzerland 2
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    glide without check. Hecheck; he helps put
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    of the Magical Magyars.team.
    Right after the Olympics were won, Hungary played Switzerland in one of the ongoing parts of the Central European International Cup in a delightful match where the inevitable upfront group were to be clarified and give Sebes' team a full character for four more years. This international tournament was historically the first between European sides (a forerunner to the European Championship established in 1960) which was a regional playoff with home and away legs between Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. Since its creation in 1927 Hungary had never won the title, but here was a cluster of men bursting with talent who capably scaled down the tough opposition in the Cup's 1948-1953 reiteration with Puskás being the leading scorer. Manager Sebes had principally used Péter Palotás from MTK in the just-invented deep-lying forward position during the Olympics and who got along well enough to win his way into the lineup against the Swiss.
    Early on the Swiss were doing things well and within eleven minutes were two goals to the good that presented cause for concern for Sebes. Sebes was seeking the right answer to keep off a worsening 0-2 score and needed a sparking that was equal to the challenge. With victory wavering, in Palotás' stead came Hidegkuti prodded into action in the thirty-first minute in a hopeful bid to see how things compose with Hidegkuti, and he gave them their full return. Mere minutes later, Sebes seemed to be looking at a pleasanter world, a new prosperity that greatly impressed him — it an all the more completely sounder handle on the game where Sebes had seen something of the extraordinary concert moment: "The transformation was amazing. He seemed to complement the partnership between Puskás and Kocsis perfectly, and beautiful passes began to flow amongst them. Before half-time, Hidegkuti laid two goals on for Puskás and we were on level terms."
    With Hidegkuti more clearly explaining the team, the Hungarian players press on to the theme with all the perplexities of the 0-2 shortfall heavy about them, and there is a special something that gives a click inside of them that for four years would be triumphantly there, including the neatly flashing enlivening converse Puskas, Kocsis and Hidegkuti had with the ball. Their teamwork revealed a true connection that did not take long for it to become effervescent, suddenly breaking towards that fireworks display of sharpened sallies of attacking football; and here we see the bright, visible, blatant beauty of Hungary's game cutting fast across the field to build a remembered comeback.
    {olympico.jpg} Rome's famous Stadio Olimpico inaugural, May 17, 1953.
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    reacted with energy and shone out in the hard-contested match like stars.energy. By setting
    Waiting for his time to be one of the supremes, Hidegkuti would become the 2nd best player of the century for winning percentage after Sandor Kocsis of those that scored 35 goals or more.
    1948-1953 European Championship Final, Rome 1953Hungary vs. Italy
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    The summer of 1953 saw general elections happening in Italy that marked a sizable political rise by the Italian Communist Party, and understandably nowhere was the political campaigning more plainly witnessed than in the capital city Rome. The train that the Hungarians boarded for their journey arrived at the Termini railway station where domestic affairs were conspicuously displayed in the station with uplifting anti-communist pavilions fashioned for crowds, passersby and travelers to behold as a guide to the good life. According to Mr. Gyorgy Szepesi, the famous Hungarian journalist and radio broadcaster who retailed the wonders of the team for his country, once the Hungarians appeared with Puskas at the helm they drew the attention of a crowd of sympathetic Italians who fraternized with the visiting heralded champion footballers. By this time, so widespread was their fame that after passing the Italian frontier, Italian railworkers on finding who were lodged in the caboose, solicitously beckoned to show off their new train engine and to joyously behold the gregarious Puskas piloting it down the track with a lively sense of winning mirth.
    {rome1953.jpg} A celebratory scene, a score against the vaunted Azzurri.
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    team on solid things and savored the scoring parsimony
    Italy, the yet unrivaled one, the team of teams, would face Hungary borne through their marvelous attacking presence that sang the good finales of things on the field. The Magical Magyars came at last into the big football clash in prosperous form proceeding in a kind of mosaic advance and real vision football. It would bring the game's two prototypes face to face: the original makers of giant teams who enjoyed a taxing football dwelling resolutely at home and the feats performed by the finest forward line and the Hungarians’ picturesque looseness of carriage that flowed with easy freedom belying tactical guile—the irresistible, of the new and good names from the Olympics to march against the old guard.
    With staves of running and a day's strong work comprising of a passing repartee, speed, power and technique, the Magical Magyars so sedulously won over the indefinable hard Azzurri defense that befell every visitor with a strange dulling inertia.
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    In late 1953 Hungary achieved world-wide renown in a game against England in London, a footballing nation that equipped immense teams that could frighten and inspire half the world in a match that nothing in the annals of football history could outshine. The result amazed the world and remains one of the peaks in the history of football. A summit of energies, the match itself was the definitive statement of its time that seemed to bring football into natural relations with the modern times. The announced informal 'World Championship Decider' is a monument itself when two of the greatest heavyweights of any era met for the first time in a prestige friendly and football has never been the same again.
    {7417_1_lg.jpg} Official advertisement for the highly anticipated match, the most influential match in football history.
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    burst forth. It
    It
    is this
    An enormous creative clash of quality, intrinsic values and of genuine truths between the era's contemporary masters — the Golden Team and the unconquerable venerable aristocrats of the game was long awaited. It turned out to be, as yet, the most influential friendly ever played that elaborated a lively glorious style as a gospel of progress. The work is of ineffable brightness and could be the great defining formula of the times that brings forth a naturally springing freshness and spontaneity, an unforgettable symbol of a new dispensation and a masterpiece that exacts a long devotion and bestows a complete happiness in Hungary. Fascinatingly, it poured varnish on time and space outside the mainstream with the game serving a youthful self-discovery of a wave of the immediate thereafter that vouchsafed a future vision of the game. The match with England in November 1953 is known to almost everybody in Hungary as ' 6 : 3 '.
    {Featured-Pax-Britannica-700x329.jpg} The veritable face of Victorian Pax Britannia, Mr. Cecil Rhodes, with the allegorical Atlantean Britannia. During his lifetime under the aegis of the pragmatic far-trading mercantile and culturally strong British Empire (the greatest empire the world has ever seen) association football launched into the cultural, athletic and political fabric of a great many nations throughout the world. So thorough was English domination of the sport, its national football team had never lost to European continental nor world competition from outside the British Isle since the creation of the English Football Association in 1863.
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    {1954WCF.jpg} Solid Gold! The most powerful team ever at the World Cup Finals, the 1954 Magical Magyars, who averaged a goal differential of 4.50 goals/game in four matches on the eve of the mythic finale title game, attained the highest rating in history and had been undefeated for a yet record 49 months.
    With a peak of sophistication, the Hungarians had unseated and demystified the patriarchal sway the great masters of the game, England, had on the world's imagination with two absorbing matches 6-3 abroad and 7-1 at home that became monumental constructions, the work of celebrated masters on enchanted grounds—antique and ponderous ninety year old history outvied!, solving fierce enigmas in overpowering passages of cheer-bringing football—that won them a meteoric fame and celebrity in Europe that sounded the reveille over the roofs of the footballing world; and there was a general implication that the 'beautiful game' that was summoned in Wembley in November of 1953 appeared magically changed as the players smiled over their perennial enjoyment of inventive dreamful victories.
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    and importance. Catching themselves once more with great glory in the summer of 1954 the team's largeness is there, the old ardor breaks out again in the tournament that all men wait for, the very famous tournament.
    There could be but a single supreme team in the whole world in football's bellwether year of 1954, and a far advanced victory-accruing Magical Magyar side cannot be eluded and cannot be stopped as Öcsi Puskas' team pressed the whole way toward the 'holy grail' of the sport's touchstone — and on the horizon everywhere a Hungarian century-team equipped to admiration of ravishing power at its present fearful speed that swept the dial to greatness with swooping scores sealing the lips of Fate.
    Moving with perfect halepoise, defenders gather certainly and safety around Grosics for the steady replenishing of a new attack toward the two goal-starting men in Bozsik and Hidegkuti and the well-fed flanks, they outrival and pass the strong invigorations of the world's elites in all directions to the glad clear sounds of the most goals in World Cup history. There lies at the back of the proud Magyar team the strong shadow of their defensive wing lead by Grosics, a Midas-type player undefeated since August 20, 1947 in 33 matches.
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    Czechoslovakia was first beaten 2-0, then they comfortably defeated Scotland 7-0 at group stage. In the quarterfinal, they faced England in a tremendous showing and won 4-2 as a further three more European teams knuckled under the reigning never otherwise Uruguayan juggernaut. It was their hard-earned victory over England, their second in over a year's time, that reclaimed promise and good press fed some speculation of reaching yet another title. Uruguay's first-team came in stronger terms to the semifinal than it did when it beat Brazil in 1950 and was judged to be far better. Practicing the game skillfully, scoring in earnest, and hardly leaking any goals in the back by being reliant on an absolutely sturdy and overstout defense that was unyielding as red granite, the two-time reigning world champions would find themselves scaled against Hungary's unbolting tactical richness and unique bequeathment—a beta version of 'Total Football'—a rich instrumentation of players re-positioning themselves outfitting a group working at an elevated rate with so much dedicated to attack.
    Around the same time Uruguay defeated Brazil in 1950, in Hungary, who probably did not enter that tournament for financial reasons and were not in the picture, Puskás, Kocsis, Hidegkuti et al. were flowering into a top talent bureau on the mainland with a full team swelling with numerous young talent and offensive prerogatives being the main focus. Many of the teams Hungary played since 1949 in matches became oft-recurring images of distortions and signposts among uneven talent, as various countries met were crushed in spectacles very seldom witnessed at the highest level.
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    the Magical Magyars, here is their equal or better appearing and new.Magyars.
    Uruguay entered to play in the 1954 World Cup Semifinal undefeated all-time in every major international tournament they entered, and undefeated in all friendlies and competitive matches against all non-South American national sides as the following chart indicates.
    Date
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    {czibor1954.jpg} Zoltan Czibor watches elatedly as his work nudges inside the right upright for the first score as defensive star Jose Santamaria tried to block the scoring lane on the turf.
    At the 13th minute, Hidegkuti elevated the ball with a chip shot from midfield and directed toward the Uruguay area. Sándor Kocsis linked the aerial ball with his head to a more inclined forward player inside the Uruguayian penalty area. The descending ball trimly dipped in front of Zoltán Czibor's feet center-left midway inside the box. The Uruguayian defender, Jose Santamaria, was desperately dashing in from the right in close down lanes exposed to Czibor who was now vis-a-vis with the keeper Roque Máspoli. Approximately from 11 yards out with his nondominant left foot Czibor drove a long dribbling grounder against the grain that moved with medium speed. Keeper Máspoli was soon flat prostrate along the ground but could not extend to it. Czibor stood his ground then postured with raised arms as he watched his object of art dribble inches inside the far post. For the remainder of the half, the gifted Uruguayians faced difficulties in dealing with the busy Hungarian defense that attempted to disrupt every move and restrict passing as both sides headed into the break with the only goal. Hungary 1 : Uruguay 0 (13' minute)
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    {http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/246/808/p12monday_585x350_694071a_display_image.jpg?1275840968} Nandor Hidegkuti's diving header shoots inside the near post in the "Greatest Game Ever", June 30, 1954.
    Another reflowing by Hungary's great line occurred a minute into the second half, and the Hungarian players raised their sights to the gleam of triumph with a score of surpassing beauty. Hidegkuti was plying his trade deep inside the opposing area and saw a high arching cross from deep wide right come his way from Laszlo Budai and broke into a canter. Hidegkuti was then hurriedly in full tilt towards the left side of the Uruguayian goal to where the ball was falling on the left edge in front of the goalpost. Hidegkuti pushed himself to be horizontal with a swan dive with the ball gracing the crown of his head as it shot inside the near left post. Hungary 2 : Uruguay 0 (46' minute)
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    "Greatest Game Ever Played", Puskas sits out injured, Kocsis has 11 goals in 4 games in tournament | Hungary attains highest-ever Elo world football rating
    Hungary from 1949-1954 in 41 starts: 34 Wins, 6 Draws, 1 Loss
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    97.56 %
    in equiv. top-tier American football, 34-1
    44.6 points/game
    Goals/Game:4.46
    Goals Ag/Game:1.15
    {1954_magyarorszag_nszk_2_3.jpg} Ocsi Puskas and Fritz Walter in the highest rated match of the 20th century, the most seminal and consequential occasion in World Cup history, the 1954 World Cup finale.
    Catching themselves once more with glory in the summer of 1954 the team's largeness is there, the old ardor breaks out again in the tournament that all men wait for, the very famous tournament.
    Limitless, the unanswerable show set up by the little phalanx of strong scoring flare, unstopped and unwarped and towering beyond measurements, makes a perfect return to the World Cup finale after great football dynastic overturns of Italy (3-0, 3-0), England (6-3, 7-1) and Uruguay (4-2) who had four world-titles between them. They swept through the severest and most trials with an unprecedented opening-up of hale crushing charms, mismatches and debacles their avatar and seal, they bring in the hot and thundery pageant leaving their footballing secrets inexplicable and unreachable as before.
    Superlative big wins in 1952, 1953 and 1954 became a revelation to the people of some great ecstatic sports order and were so shapely and heralded victories a whole vision, an entire new conception seemed contained in those games that football became stronger, richer and more varied; imprinting the game for future use with its tactical show on football's magic wind, the inconquerable footballers' names were carved indelibly upon imperishable marble.
    The 1954 World Cup Finale

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    sport of football;football. If and if
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    the proudest
    club-level
    club-level and top-tier
    That team which is known as the Magical Magyars descended from a great many people who entered into a large connection linked in high endeavor, in a great ensemble, the prodigal team christening decisively great maiden victories, creatively inspiring in football's post-bellum renaissance and nourishing an active on-field re-invention. Starting in 1947 and upon the intervening decade, the Magical Magyars by far were the biggest and brightest show that has ever been assembled in football; for unparalleled contests and wins over four years undefeated, they are the main theme in five tournaments (1947 & 1948 Balkan Cups, 1952 Olympics, 1948-1953 Gero International Cup and the 1954 World Cup) and the games become theirs, the appointed winners of a long-stretched destiny.
    On August 19 1945, the day before Hungary's foundational holiday, Saint Stephen's Day, and three months after "Victory in Europe Day" proclaimed the war's stirring conclusion in Europe, Hungary manager Tibor Gallowich lead out his number 11 ranked side against their long-standing rivals, the world's number 8 Austria. Rudas and Zsellenger both scored to make it a good day for a 2-0 win. It was Hungary's first game in 1945 and it was a victory, and Hungary was still a brilliant democracy.
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    {1954WCF.jpg} Solid Gold! The most powerful team ever at the World Cup Finals, the 1954 Magical Magyars, who averaged a goal differential of 4.50 goals/game in four matches on the eve of the mythic finale title game, attained the highest rating in history and had been undefeated for a yet record 49 months.
    With a peak of sophistication, the Hungarians had unseated and demystified the patriarchal sway the great masters of the game, England, had on the world's imagination with two absorbing matches 6-3 abroad and 7-1 at home that became monumental constructions, the work of celebrated masters on enchanted grounds—antique and ponderous ninety year old history outvied!, solving fierce enigmas in overpowering passages of cheer-bringing football—that won them a meteoric fame and celebrity in Europe that sounded the reveille over the roofs of the footballing world; and there was a general implication that the 'beautiful game' that was summoned in Wembley in November of 1953 appeared magically changed as the players smiled over their perennial enjoyment of inventive dreamful victories.
    Superlative big wins in 1952, 1953 and 1954 became a revelation to the people of some great ecstatic sports order and were so shapely and heralded victories a whole vision, an entire new conception seemed contained in those games that football became stronger, richer and more varied; imprinting the game for future use with its tactical show on football's magic wind, the inconquerable footballers' names were carved indelibly upon imperishable marble.
    For
    For the Magical
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    and importance.
    There could be but a single supreme team in the whole world in football's bellwether year of 1954, and a far advanced victory-accruing Magical Magyar side cannot be eluded and cannot be stopped as Öcsi Puskas' team pressed the whole way toward the 'holy grail' of the sport's touchstone — and on the horizon everywhere a Hungarian century-team equipped to admiration of ravishing power at its present fearful speed that swept the dial to greatness with swooping scores sealing the lips of Fate.
    Moving with perfect halepoise, defenders gather certainly and safety around Grosics for the steady replenishing of a new attack toward the two goal-starting men in Bozsik and Hidegkuti and the well-fed flanks, they outrival and pass the strong invigorations of the world's elites in all directions to the glad clear sounds of the most goals in World Cup history. There lies at the back of the proud Magyar team the strong shadow of their defensive wing lead by Grosics, a Midas-type player undefeated since August 20, 1947 in 33 matches.
    With a backline ever entire and a gilt-edged shotmaking powerhouse panoply of five young adventurous heroes bound on hard exploits, sedulously striking out at opponents with a thick hail of goals, the nonpariel Magical Magyars rolled their broad surge, full of magic and secrets, between the most guarded goalposts on earth and into the 1954 World Cup title match itself.
    Date
    Venue
    Nation
    Occasion
    GF
    GA
    Opp. Rank
    Notes
    1.
    5.8.1949
    Home
    Austria
    Gero Intl Cup
    6
    1
    No. 16
    2.
    6.12.1949
    Home
    Italy
    Gero Intl Cup
    1
    1
    No. 2
    3.
    6.19.1949
    Away
    Sweden
    friendly
    2
    2
    No. 3
    4.
    7.10.1949
    Home
    Poland
    friendly
    8
    2
    No. 41
    5.
    10.16.1949
    Away
    Austria
    friendly
    4
    3
    No. 16
    6.
    10.30.1949
    Home
    Bulgaria
    friendly
    5
    0
    No. 46
    7.
    11.20.1949
    Home
    Sweden
    friendly
    5
    0
    No. 5
    8.
    4.30.1950
    Home
    Czechoslovakia
    friendly
    5
    0
    No. 20
    9.
    5.14.1950
    Away
    Austria
    friendly
    3
    5
    No. 13
    Keeper Grosics did not start in game.
    10.
    6.04.1950
    Away
    Poland
    friendly
    5
    2
    No. 43
    11.
    9.24.1950
    Home
    Albania
    friendly
    12
    0
    No. 63
    Largest margin of win for Hungarian national team in its history.
    12.
    10.29.1950
    Home
    Austria
    friendly
    4
    3
    No. 14
    13.
    11.12.1950
    Away
    Bulgaria
    friendly
    1
    1
    No. 55
    14.
    5.27.1951
    Home
    Poland
    friendly
    6
    0
    No. 43
    Beginning of 13 game winning streak (May 27, 1954 - October 19, 1952)
    15.
    10.14.1951
    Away
    Czechoslovakia
    friendly
    2
    1
    No. 6
    16.
    11.18.1951
    Home
    Finland
    friendly
    8
    0
    No. 82
    17.
    5.18.1952
    Home
    East Germany
    friendly
    5
    0
    No. 30
    Not a FIFA-official match, but a full international, E. Germany joined FIFA on July 24, 1952
    18.
    6.15.1952
    Away
    Poland
    friendly
    5
    1
    No. 45
    19.
    6.22.1952
    Away
    Finland
    friendly
    6
    1
    No. 77
    20.
    7.15.1952
    Neutral
    Romania
    1952 Olympics
    Group
    2
    1
    No. 33
    21.
    7.21.1952
    Neutral
    Italy
    1952 Olympics
    Group
    3
    0
    No. 5
    22.
    7.24.1952
    Neutral
    Turkey
    1952 Olympics QF
    7
    1
    n/a
    23.
    7.28.1952
    Neutral
    Sweden
    1952 Olympics SF
    6
    0
    No. 12
    National team becomes widely recognized in European football circles for innovative tactics, Wembley game first proposed
    24.
    8.02.1952
    Neutral
    Yugoslavia
    1952 Olympics F
    2
    0
    No. 5
    Hungary becomes Olympics champion for 1st time; nickname of 'Golden Team' first became popular to national side. Hungary becomes the No. 1-ranked team in the world.
    25.
    9.20.1952
    Away
    Switzerland
    Gero Intl. Cup
    4
    2
    No. 22
    Hidegkuti becomes regular starter after keying 0-2 comeback towards a 4-2 win.
    26.
    10.19.1952
    Home
    Czechoslovakia
    friendly
    5
    0
    No. 25
    27.
    4.26.1953
    Home
    Austria
    friendly
    1
    1
    No. 14
    28.
    5.17.1953
    Away
    Italy
    Gero Intl. Cup
    3
    0
    No. 6
    Hungary wins European Gero Intl. Cup (1948-1953 edition) | Puskás top scorer in tournament with 10 goals
    29.
    7.05.1953
    Away
    Sweden
    friendly
    4
    2
    No. 13
    30.
    10.04.1953
    Away
    Bulgaria
    friendly
    1
    1
    No. 60
    31.
    10.04.1953
    Away
    Czechoslovakia
    friendly
    5
    1
    No. 17
    32.
    10.11.1953
    Away
    Austria
    friendly
    3
    2
    No. 12
    33.
    11.15.1953
    Home
    Sweden
    friendly
    2
    2
    No. 14
    34.
    11.25.1953
    Away
    England
    friendly
    6
    3
    No. 3
    "Match of the Century", most influential friendly in football history |
    Puskás becomes top international scorer (60 goals) |
    Hidegkuti scores famous hat-trick
    35.
    2.12.1954
    Away
    Egypt
    friendly
    3
    0
    No. 40
    36.
    4.11.1954
    Away
    Austria
    friendly
    1
    0
    No. 13
    37.
    5.23.1954
    Home
    England
    friendly
    7
    1
    No. 4
    Hungary's most famous home win, England's largest defeat by score margin | Hungary becomes all-consensus favorite for 1954 World Cup.
    38.
    6.17.1954
    Neutral
    South Korea
    1954 World Cup Group
    9
    0
    No. 38
    Largest margin of victory all-time in World Cup history
    39.
    6.20.1954
    Neutral
    West Germany
    1954 World Cup Group
    8
    3
    No. 8
    Most-watched game at 1954 World Cup | Puskás injured | Kocsis scores 4 goals
    40.
    6.27.1954
    Neutral
    Brazil
    1954 World Cup QF
    4
    2
    No. 3
    "Battle of Berne", Puskas sits out injured, winger Jozsef Toth injured for remainder of tournament
    41.
    6.30.1954
    Neutral
    Uruguay
    1954 World Cup SF
    4
    2
    No. 3
    "Greatest Game Ever Played", Puskas sits out injured, Kocsis has 11 goals in 4 games in tournament | Hungary attains highest-ever Elo world football rating
    Hungary from 1949-1954 in 41 starts: 34 Wins, 6 Draws, 1 Loss
    Winning Percentage: 90.24 %Undefeated Percentage: 97.56 %
    in equiv. top-tier American football, 34-1
    44.6 points/game
    Goals/Game:4.46
    Goals Ag/Game:1.15
    {1954_magyarorszag_nszk_2_3.jpg} Ocsi Puskas and Fritz Walter in the highest rated match of the 20th century, the most seminal and consequential occasion in World Cup history, the 1954 World Cup finale.
    Catching themselves once more with glory in the summer of 1954 the team's largeness is there, the old ardor breaks out again in the tournament that all men wait for, the very famous tournament.
    Limitless, the unanswerable show set up by the little phalanx of strong scoring flare, unstopped and unwarped and towering beyond measurements, makes a perfect return to the World Cup finale after great football dynastic overturns of Italy (3-0, 3-0), England (6-3, 7-1) and Uruguay (4-2) who had four world-titles between them. They swept through the severest and most trials with an unprecedented opening-up of mismatches and debacles their avatar and seal, with hale crushing charms they bring in the hot and thundery pageant leaving their footballing secrets inexplicable and unreachable as before.

    It was obvious to Gusztáv Sebes that preparation would best predict his outcome, and plans were being laid as early as December 1953 to put his team to greater physical tonality for the hardening of the strong campaign by strenuous training-routines, lifted out of hard cross-country running in the mornings and indoor fitness practice in the afternoons that would go beyond common form, stand the proof and ensure a high placing in the 1954 World Cup.
    Expectations of a first-place finish was natural enough back home after begetting so many victories the world’s media certainly thought so highly of. Only one prize remained for Hungary as it was proceeding without fault in the high summer of 1954 towards the "holy grail" of football, and all bends to hitting the world title in stride. Football world supremacy would be decided after the contrasts between Hungary and that of football superpowers from South America were seen. Tactically astute, the Hungarians were appraised by general consent as having the most redoubtable team to carry the title with plenty of talent to match.
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    Inescapably, Brazilian fans were eager to believe in nothing less than a full triumph that was expected by all. The special format of the tournament provided that in the round-robin final group Brazil held a one goal advantage and this meant that even if the game ended in a draw Uruguay would have been relegated to second place. But Juan Schiaffino among other leading players saved it from such a fate with the former equalizing 1-1 in the 66th minute. Clearly this was not enough for them and the indefatigable Uruguayans were hungry for goals. When the winger Ghiggia put the heroically determined visitors up 2-1 in the 79th minute that sent a thrill of painful angst into the hearts of their opponents; a deep sense of disquiet, an insupportable thought of their team under challenge was felt everywhere in Brazil that millions found hard to believe as the full stadium was wrapped in a tangible, joyless soul-sickening hush and oppressive silence that had a chilling effect throughout the whole country. Much of Brazil went into mourning. The coup and unforgettable defeat of their old adversary Brazil by Uruguay sent shockwaves around the footballing world in formerly the most famous upset before Hungary's hallmark defeat of England in 1953 astonished the wits of the footballing world that amounted to the game's re-invention.
    Brazil came with a confidence that was made plain — to lift the chagrin and unhappy occasion of fortune in the events of the 'Maracanazo' which lingered with a team re-organized in a spirit to improve after the rather bungled 1950 fiasco. This revivified Brazilian team, after their first boundless expectations had been disappointed four years before, re-appeared again with a desire to change the direction of their team which even encompassed new kits and new national jersey colors. As the topmost team from South America, the Seleção's rating of 2010 points reflected their status as the planet's No. 3 team and were downright robust and playing warmly alive in the language of a more muscular profession that may serve as a sample of Brazilian creed, work and style similar to that great suite of talent that played in 1950 and would again in 1958 as a force still miraculously fertile and moving.
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    Magical Magyars and their piercingly sweet and more luxuriant rhyme who where
    The following is the catalog of the Brazil national team's matches from July 5, 1950 to their quarterfinal epic tournament game named the 'Battle of Berne' with the Magical Magyars:
    Date
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    Date
    Venue
    Nation
    Occasion
    GF
    GA
    Opp. Rank
    Notes
    1.
    5.8.1949
    Home
    Austria
    Gero Intl Cup
    6
    1
    No. 16
    2.
    6.12.1949
    Home
    Italy
    Gero Intl Cup
    1
    1
    No. 2
    3.
    6.19.1949
    Away
    Sweden
    friendly
    2
    2
    No. 3
    4.
    7.10.1949
    Home
    Poland
    friendly
    8
    2
    No. 41
    5.
    10.16.1949
    Away
    Austria
    friendly
    4
    3
    No. 16
    6.
    10.30.1949
    Home
    Bulgaria
    friendly
    5
    0
    No. 46
    7.
    11.20.1949
    Home
    Sweden
    friendly
    5
    0
    No. 5
    8.
    4.30.1950
    Home
    Czechoslovakia
    friendly
    5
    0
    No. 20
    9.
    5.14.1950
    Away
    Austria
    friendly
    3
    5
    No. 13
    Keeper Grosics did not start in game.
    10.
    6.04.1950
    Away
    Poland
    friendly
    5
    2
    No. 43
    11.
    9.24.1950
    Home
    Albania
    friendly
    12
    0
    No. 63
    Largest margin of win for Hungarian national team in its history.
    12.
    10.29.1950
    Home
    Austria
    friendly
    4
    3
    No. 14
    13.
    11.12.1950
    Away
    Bulgaria
    friendly
    1
    1
    No. 55
    14.
    5.27.1951
    Home
    Poland
    friendly
    6
    0
    No. 43
    Beginning of 13 game winning streak (May 27, 1954 - October 19, 1952)
    15.
    10.14.1951
    Away
    Czechoslovakia
    friendly
    2
    1
    No. 6
    16.
    11.18.1951
    Home
    Finland
    friendly
    8
    0
    No. 82
    17.
    5.18.1952
    Home
    East Germany
    friendly
    5
    0
    No. 30
    Not a FIFA-official match, but a full international, E. Germany joined FIFA on July 24, 1952
    18.
    6.15.1952
    Away
    Poland
    friendly
    5
    1
    No. 45
    19.
    6.22.1952
    Away
    Finland
    friendly
    6
    1
    No. 77
    20.
    7.15.1952
    Neutral
    Romania
    1952 Olympics
    Group
    2
    1
    No. 33
    21.
    7.21.1952
    Neutral
    Italy
    1952 Olympics
    Group
    3
    0
    No. 5
    22.
    7.24.1952
    Neutral
    Turkey
    1952 Olympics QF
    7
    1
    n/a
    23.
    7.28.1952
    Neutral
    Sweden
    1952 Olympics SF
    6
    0
    No. 12
    National team becomes widely recognized in European football circles for innovative tactics, Wembley game first proposed
    24.
    8.02.1952
    Neutral
    Yugoslavia
    1952 Olympics F
    2
    0
    No. 5
    Hungary becomes Olympics champion for 1st time; nickname of 'Golden Team' first became popular to national side. Hungary becomes the No. 1-ranked team in the world.
    25.
    9.20.1952
    Away
    Switzerland
    Gero Intl. Cup
    4
    2
    No. 22
    Hidegkuti becomes regular starter after keying 0-2 comeback towards a 4-2 win.
    26.
    10.19.1952
    Home
    Czechoslovakia
    friendly
    5
    0
    No. 25
    27.
    4.26.1953
    Home
    Austria
    friendly
    1
    1
    No. 14
    28.
    5.17.1953
    Away
    Italy
    Gero Intl. Cup
    3
    0
    No. 6
    Hungary wins European Gero Intl. Cup (1948-1953 edition) | Puskás top scorer in tournament with 10 goals
    29.
    7.05.1953
    Away
    Sweden
    friendly
    4
    2
    No. 13
    30.
    10.04.1953
    Away
    Bulgaria
    friendly
    1
    1
    No. 60
    31.
    10.04.1953
    Away
    Czechoslovakia
    friendly
    5
    1
    No. 17
    32.
    10.11.1953
    Away
    Austria
    friendly
    3
    2
    No. 12
    33.
    11.15.1953
    Home
    Sweden
    friendly
    2
    2
    No. 14
    34.
    11.25.1953
    Away
    England
    friendly
    6
    3
    No. 3
    "Match of the Century", most influential friendly in football history |
    Puskás becomes top international scorer (60 goals) |
    Hidegkuti scores famous hat-trick
    35.
    2.12.1954
    Away
    Egypt
    friendly
    3
    0
    No. 40
    36.
    4.11.1954
    Away
    Austria
    friendly
    1
    0
    No. 13
    37.
    5.23.1954
    Home
    England
    friendly
    7
    1
    No. 4
    Hungary's most famous home win, England's largest defeat by score margin | Hungary becomes all-consensus favorite for 1954 World Cup.
    38.
    6.17.1954
    Neutral
    South Korea
    1954 World Cup Group
    9
    0
    No. 38
    Largest margin of victory all-time in World Cup history
    39.
    6.20.1954
    Neutral
    West Germany
    1954 World Cup Group
    8
    3
    No. 8
    Most-watched game at 1954 World Cup | Puskás injured | Kocsis scores 4 goals
    40.
    6.27.1954
    Neutral
    Brazil
    1954 World Cup QF
    4
    2
    No. 3
    "Battle of Berne", Puskas sits out injured, winger Jozsef Toth injured for remainder of tournament
    41.
    6.30.1954
    Neutral
    Uruguay
    1954 World Cup SF
    4
    2
    No. 3
    "Greatest Game Ever Played", Puskas sits out injured, Kocsis has 11 goals in 4 games in tournament | Hungary attains highest-ever Elo world football rating
    Hungary from 1949-1954 in 41 starts: 34 Wins, 6 Draws, 1 Loss
    Winning Percentage: 90.24 %Undefeated Percentage: 97.56 %
    in equiv. top-tier American football, 34-1
    44.6 points/game
    Goals/Game:4.46
    Goals Ag/Game:1.15
    {1954_magyarorszag_nszk_2_3.jpg} Ocsi Puskas and Fritz Walter in the highest rated match of the 20th century, the most seminal and consequential occasion in World Cup history, the 1954 World Cup finale.
    Catching themselves once more with glory in the summer of 1954 the team's largeness is there, the old ardor breaks out again in the tournament that all men wait for, the very famous tournament.
    Limitless, the unanswerable show set up by the little phalanx of strong scoring flare, unstopped and unwarped and towering beyond measurements, makes a perfect return to the World Cup finale after great football dynastic overturns of Italy (3-0, 3-0), England (6-3, 7-1) and Uruguay (4-2) who had four world-titles between them. They swept through the severest and most trials with an unprecedented opening-up of hale crushing charms, mismatches and debacles their avatar and seal, they bring in the hot and thundery pageant leaving their footballing secrets inexplicable and unreachable as before.
    Superlative big wins in 1952, 1953 and 1954 became a revelation to the people of some great ecstatic sports order and were so shapely and heralded victories a whole vision, an entire new conception seemed contained in those games that football became stronger, richer and more varied; imprinting the game for future use with its tactical show on football's magic wind, the inconquerable footballers' names were carved indelibly upon imperishable marble.

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    Famous Hungarian Pre-War Cinema Primadonnas and Stars:
    {Zita Perczel.jpg} {Zita Szeleczky.jpg} {Ida Turay.jpg} {Hanna Honthy.jpg}
    Not only did Hungarians re-invent association football forever in the 1950s, Hungarian-Americans also redefined and established professional American football in America with superstar legends like "Broadway" Joe Namath, running back Larry Csonka, Washington quarterback Joe Theismann, Coach Don Shula and George "Papa" Halas, coach of the Chicago Bears and founder of the National Football League, the most prestigious and watched professional sport in America.
    {joe-namath.jpg} 'American football is the sport of God' -- personal quote. The incomparable "Willie" Joe Namath at the University of Alabama, managed by the legendary Bear Bryant, the greatest football coach in NCAA history who called Namath "the greatest athlete I ever coached". Namath was mentored in Alabama's offensive scheme by no other than Howard Schnellenberger, later the head coach at the University Miami who would culminate the 1983 NCAA season with a national championship title with Bernie Kosar at quarterbacking the decisive Miami Hurricanes attack in the 1984 Orange Bowl. Joe Namath joined Alabama in 1962 and won 10 of 11 games with a dominant defense that gave up 3.55 points a game while scoring 26.27 points per game. The year before in 1961, the No. 1 ranked and national champion Alabama squad merely conceded an unthinkable NCAA record of 2.27 points/game on an unquestioned 1961 Alabama team that possessed the most obdurate defense in the history of American football at any level. Namath lead Alabama to a ledger of 29 wins and 4 losses in his career at Alabama and surmounted his collegiate career by winning the "mythical national championship" in 1964 on another No. 1 ranked Alabama team.
    {joe-Namath-79163974_10.jpg} The easy-going "Broadway" Joe Namath in New York, America in the company of his lady companions.
    {SB-III-NY-Jets-Joe-Namath-1080cs122409.jpg} With tremendous star power, "Broadway Joe" of the New York Jets, in action in SuperBowl III looks to pass from a lane as his pass blockers flatten Colts' linemen in front. SuperBowl III was contested by an enormously strong 1968 Baltimore Colts team that was called the "greatest football team in history" coached by the legendary Don Shula (another Hungarian-American) who later would become the still reigning winning-est coach in NFL history surpassing the win totals of George "Papa" Halas (another Hungarian-American) of the Chicago Bears. Don Shula would become the only coach in NFL history with an undefeated championship season in 1972. A 18-point heavy underdog, with meticulous pinpoint accuracy Joe Namath engineered the greatest upset in American sports history and defeated both the heaviest defense in professional football and the dual crackerjack passing of Earl Morrall (who lead the league in passing efficiency) and the legendary Johnny Unitas, one of the greatest quarterbacks who ever lived, in an emphatic 16-7 victory that penultimately reshaped and considerably advanced the American Football Conference in the National Football League. Namath was named Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl III and the win made him the first quarterback to start and win a national championship game in college, and to start and win a major professional league championship and a Super Bowl.
    {Larry Csonka.jpg} The fleet, very tough, and hard as the hardest fullback, Larry Csonka of the Miami Dolphins, ripping off a vast section of turf with a long run against the Washington Redskins in Superbowl VII. Csonka was a premier offensive runner who helped carry Miami to three Superbowls in a row (VI, VII, VIII) . In Superbowl VIII, he ran for 145 yards on 33 carries with two touchdowns in a crushing 24-7 win over Minnesota, and was inducted in the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1987, and the College Hall of Fame in 1989. Csonka's powerful running style set the tone for the ball-control Dolphins. He chose to run through the ranks of defenders instead of around them that lead to three straight 1,000-yard seasons (1971–1973) and two seasons (1971–1972) in which he averaged more than 5 yards per carry, remarkable for a fullback. His mercurial 5.4 yards per carry average in 1971 led the NFL. Larry Csonka was the keystone of the 1972 Miami Dolphins undefeated championship season, unanimously voted the topmost and greatest team in National Football League history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America%27s_Game:_The_Super_Bowl_Champions
    {berniekosar.jpg} Mr. Bernie Kosar, one of pro football's most error-free and conservative passers, like Joe Namath, won a collegiate national championship (1984) and a Super Bowl (1994). {1984OrangeBowl.jpg} Touchdown Miami!! A survey once voted it as the greatest college football game ever played between the Bernie Kosar led Miami Hurricanes and the Number 1 Nebraska Cornhuskers (Nebraska came into the game as a 10½ point favorite). The titanic national championship game was decided on the last play of the game.
    {Bernie-Kosar.jpg} The first great quarterback from the University of Miami, called ' the U ' (university) or "Quarterback U" who helped launch a fledgling football program to nationwide prominence that came to dominate first-division college football in America in the 1980s and the 1990s. In 1984, he set Hurricane season records with 3,642 yards and 25 touchdowns, and finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting. Kosar’s career completion percentage of 62.3 percent is still a Hurricanes record. Bernie Kosar was involved in thee seminal games of the 1980s at the collegiate level: 1) he threw for 447 yards and two touchdowns, completing 25 of 38 attempts, in the Hurricanes' November 23, 1984, 47–45 loss to Doug Flutie's Boston College team when Flutie threw his famous "Hail Flutie" pass. Earlier in the same year, Kosar watched helplessly as replacement quarterback Frank Reich (who also engineered the greatest comeback in NFL history in 1993) of the University of Maryland launched what was then the biggest comeback in college football history. Reich led the Maryland Terrapins back from a first-half deficit of 31–0 and won a 42–40 victory. In the NFL Mr. Kosar led the Cleveland Browns to three seminal matches of the 1980s, the 1987 AFC Championship game ("The Drive"), the 1988 AFC Championship game ("The Fumble"), and the 1990 AFC Championship game; and eventually won a Super Bowl in 1994 with the Dallas Cowboys as a backup with a 92.7% quarterback rating that season.Touchdown Cowboys!!
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    {shula.jpg} The legendary Don Shula, the winningest coach in National Football League history. Mr. Shula the team led the Miami Dolphins to two Super Bowl victories, and to the only perfect season in the history of the National Football League. Shula was named 1993 Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated. He currently holds the NFL record for most career wins with 347. Shula only had two losing seasons in his 36-year career of coaching in the NFL. He has been head coach for six Super Bowls (professional American football's championship match), which is an all-time record.
    {Halas and Vince Lombardi 1964.jpg} NFL icon, George Halas, (pictured left with Vince Lombardi of the Green Bay Packers in 1964). "Papa Bear" and "Mr. Everything", was a player, coach, owner and pioneer in professional American football. He was the iconic founder and owner of the National Football League's Chicago Bears. He was also lesser known as an inventor, jurist, producer, philanthropist, philatelist, and Major League Baseball player. Most notably, he is considered one of the original co-founders of the National Football League (NFL) in 1922. Halas is the only person associated with NFL for the first fifty years. He was the first coach to film games and coached the Chicago Bears for forty seasons winning NFL championships on six occasions. His record mark of 324 victories stood for nearly three decades (until surpassed by fellow Hungarian-American, Don Shula).

    {1938.jpg} Esteemed persons gather to commemorate important dates in Hungarian history. {1937.png} A wonderful Hungarian dinner party of heritage, culture and esteemed guests in 1937.
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    {Godollo.jpg} Palace of Gödöllö is the largest baroque palace in Hungary and the second biggest surfaced palace after Versailles.
    {edeleny-4054-Edit.jpg} The old enchanting Hungarian Edelenyi Chateaux in Hungary. {andrassy_kastely.jpg} The neo-Renaissance Andrassy chateaux at Tiszadob.
    {Kossuth.jpg} "Everything for the nation, everything together with the nation, nothing from the nation's head from above. That is democracy."-Louis Kossuth, Governor-President of republican Hungary 1848-1849.
    .... and for Hungary to eternally remain a God-blessed, Brave, Free, Naturally Idyllic and Edenic, Magical, Proud, Strong, Eternal and Indivisible, Heroic, Legendary, Wealthy 1st Class Utopian, Romantic, Illustrious, Well-Defended, Charming Bastion-ed Fairy-tale Nation (i.e. A Great & Good Democratic, Capitalist, Independent & Free, Good & Great Nationalist/Good Internationalist, Modern-Traditional, catholic-Protestant-Catholic Edenic Utopia Realized!)
    {Oldmap.png} The lowest corporate tax in all Europe, 9% flat tax coming to Hungary in 2017.
    The Blue-Chip Formulas for a Great Country & Nation to Win in the Future (applicable everywhere)
    Liberty-Prosperity-Stability-Security-Peace-Hope-Happiness-Steady/Conservative/Measured Growth-Great Trade Balance-Great Government & State Budget Surplus-Commerce-Civilization-'Economic Miracle' Futurist-Olympian Nationalist-Christianity-Patriotism-Economic Patriotism/Nationalism-National Citizenry & Kin First-Optimism-National Momentum-Modernization-Revitalization-Old School "Classical Liberalism" (now Conservatism)-Solid & Good and Great Fundamentals/Rock Solid Foundations-Sound Classicism & Steady Futurism-Confidence-Experience-Trust-Utilitarianism-Integrity-Success-Honesty-Heavy 'Green Industry'-Truth-Love-Love of Country-People's Stardom for Life's Dazzle-Good Humor-Strong Leadership-Common Sense-First Class & First Rate Big Corporations-Trustworthy Mega-Investments-Great Science, Inventions and Sport-Joy & Laughter!-Opportunities-New National Modern/Traditional Magyar Bourgeoisie & Middle Class for All!-Great and Good Capitalism-Contemporary non-titled New Democratic Elite (a new aristocracy without the monarchy)-Democratic Supermajority People's Popular Politics (the 'True Will of the People')-Genius-'Defender of Europe/Defender of the Faith'-Edenic Agricultural Cornicopia for the World-Talent-Innovation-Exceptionalism & Precedent Quality-Industrial Parks (marriage of: People + Good and Great Business + Nature) & Suburbia & God/gods & Money-Ambition-Goodness-New National Constitution-Conferences-Tourism-Uncorrupted National Character {(Healthy, Logical, Wholesome Magyar Demographics for All-Time for Social Security, Cohesion and Concordia (Harmony)}-Constitutional Constructionism-National Values & Heritage-Work Ethic-Diplomacy-Win : Win Scenarios for all Partners-Truthful History-No Bad (Foreign) Ideologies or Foreign Politics-Dignity-No GMO Foods (Just Organic Fruits and Vegetables in Hungary)-No Inflation-No Illegal Migration-No Immigration (No Foreign Parallel Societies)-Strong Hungary & Strong Europe-Graciousness, Generosity, & Hospitality & Polite Charms-pro-Earth Sustainable Development-pro-Family/pro-Identity Politics-Wisdom-Progress & Order-Excellencies-Steadiness-Good Cheer-Good News-the 'Good Life'-Rising Wages-Moral Culture-Republican Meritocracy-Jobs & Full Employment-National Conservatism-Tradition/Modernity-Sovereignty-Schengen 2.0 Border Protection-Reform-Justice-Dynamism-Physical Health-Romance-Pride-Victories-Prestige-Fame & Glory-Lively & Neighborly ' Homeownership Society'
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    {Rozsadomb.JPG} Rózsadomb (German: Rosenhügel, Turkish: Gültepe, lit.:"Rose Hill") is the 'Beverly Hills, the Melrose Place' in Budapest, is a wealthy borough of the Buda hills of Budapest.
    {Sziget-2016.jpg} Simply the greatest! The Sziget Festival held since 1993, the greatest music and cultural festival in Europe.
    {Louvre_Paris_1964_Rakosi_Solymosi_Sandor_.jpg} After the Golden Team's demise, a new generation of very good footballers emerged in the early and mid-1960s in Hungary. This is the 1964 Hungarian national football team in the Lourve Museum in Paris. Players left to right are: Rakosi, Solymosi, Karoly Sandor, Hungary FA manager Lajos Baroti, Toth, Florian Albert, Marosi, Lajos Tichy and Szentmihalyi. The Hungarian football team of 1964 and 1965 were ranked No. 1 in the world according to the Elo Rating system.
    {Overdose_Soumillon.jpg} The "Hungarian Sea Biscuit", the best racehorse in Europe, the legendary Overdose in Budapest in 2009. With astonishing speed he shatters the Hungarian Grand Prix track record ridden by the best jockey in the world, Christophe Soumillon. Overdose won his first 12 races and came in first in 16 out of his 19 total races. Of course, the greatest racehorse of all-time belongs to another Hungarian horse: the legendary Kincsem ("My Treasure") who won incredibly all 54 of his 54 starts.www.nytimes.com/2009/04/20/world/europe/20hungary.html
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    {szalai ádám palvin barbara.jpg} The new aristocracy without the monarchy, the best couple in Hungary, the stunningly beautiful Hungarian supermodel, film actress, Mrs. Barbara Palvin and Mr. Adam Szalai, a cavalier striker at internationals, who scored a monumental goal against Austria on June 18, 2016. The new Midas touch: in games that Mr. Szalai has scored the 'boys are 8 wins, 1 draw, 1 defeat (90.00% undefeated & 85.00% winning percentage.)
    {UC Santa Cruz.png} University of California--Santa Cruz, California 1991-1995. Subjects: archaeology, astronomy, Italian cinema, philosophy, European history, history of art, economics and political science. {pannonhalmalibrary.jpg} Pannonhalma grand library.
    {zrinyi.jpg} Our glorious brave forefathers still with us in spirit. Not 1666, but 1566 during the Siege of Szigetvar (Island Castle): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Szigetvar where the greatest Ottoman sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent and his Turkish Empire meets its eventual demise and who was killed in action. The immortal and legendary Hungarian garrison gather and point to God before the final clash. The old Magyar aristocracy is immortal!
    written by: the old Magyar Stadtholder (born Budapest Oct. 1 1972) {George.jpg}
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    * New York Times criteria (Nations with +1000 points: Gold = 4, Silver =2, Bronze =1)source: http://www.medalspercapita.com/#weighted-per-capita:all-time
    Europe's 20th Century All-Time Top Goalscorers in International Football
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    {puskas1954.jpg} The "Golden
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    year in 1955.1955.Europe's 20th Century All-Time Top Goalscorers in International Football
    Rank
    Star Player
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    0.71
    1955-1971
    History's{the'Natural'.jpg} "The Natural", Sandor Kocsis, the greatest header of the ball who ever lived, and, by winning percentage and goal ratio in the world game, the most prominent player of the century. No player in history has had the exceptional and extraordinary year that Sandor Kocsis had in 1954 in his most advanced campaign where he won the "Quintuple Crown": I.) national league champion with Honved II.) domestic league goalscoring MVP, 33 goals III.) top goalscorer in the world in first-division football, world goalscoring MVP, 33 goals IV.) all-time most international goals in a single year, record-setter, 23 goals in 14 matches V.) goalscoring MVP of the 1954 World Cup, all-time most goals scored in the World Cup, 11 goals in 5 games (2.20 goals/match - history's highest average past 5 goals). Sandor Kocsis' combined scintillating club and unexcelled international performance and glory in a single year will probably never be equaled.
    History's
    Projected All-Time
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    de la Pontaise
    Hungary
    PontaiseHungary 5 : Switzerland 4 (Puskas scores winner in 85th min)
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    23 national titles
    {the'Natural'.jpg} "The Natural", Sandor Kocsis, the greatest header of the ball who ever lived, and, by winning percentage and goal ratio in the world game, the most prominent player of the century. No player in history has had the exceptional and extraordinary year that Sandor Kocsis had in 1954 in his most advanced campaign where he won the "Quintuple Crown": I.) national league champion with Honved II.) domestic league goalscoring MVP, 33 goals III.) top goalscorer in the world in first-division football, world goalscoring MVP, 33 goals IV.) all-time most international goals in a single year, record-setter, 23 goals in 14 matches V.) goalscoring MVP of the 1954 World Cup, all-time most goals scored in the World Cup, 11 goals in 5 games (2.20 goals/match - history's highest average past 5 goals). Sandor Kocsis' combined scintillating club and unexcelled international performance and glory in a single year will probably never be equaled.Source: http://rsssf.com/miscellaneous/century.html#goals
    {Euro2016.jpg} The elated 21st Century 'boys after their 2-0 tournament playoff win over Norway that brought them their first European Championship Cup appearance since 1972. The 'boys recorded a tremendous victory over Austria 2-0, drew Iceland 1-1 and tied eventual champions Portugal 3-3 to win their group.
    {04.VH-Aranycsapat-3a.jpg} Simply the greatest! A footballing Avalon- the classic lineup of the Magical Magyar side: Kocsis-Budai-Zakarias-Lantos-Buzanszky-Bozsik-Czibor-Hidegkuti-Lorant-Grosics-Puskas (May 17th 1953 in Rome) the highest rated international team of all time. The 'Golden Team' went 49 wins, 9 draws, and 1 unwon (with the omission of the 1954 World Cup Final for a 98.3% undefeated percentage) over the course of six years that brandished a supremely bountiful and illustrious, nova offense in a class of its own that scored 4.36 goals per game at the sport's highest level. In translating association football scores to equate with American football (1 goal = 10 points), they would have scored 43.6 points/match on the gridiron at the topmost level of the professional game during a 59 game span while conceding 1.17 goals/game (11.7 points/game).
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    {PopeyePuskas.jpg} Puskas Öcsi's team in top-tier American football terms recorded a remarkable 49-1 Olympian win-loss ledger in 6 1/2 years and outscored teams by +31.9 points/game. Against the world's elite ranked in the Top #12, the team went 19-0. In top-tier American football, a truly perfect world championship season is defined by winning 19 games consecutively.
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    A great deal of their success located Puskás to be the center of most things involving the team as a sharp operator both on the field and off with a fine grasp of public relations inside one of the most repressive regimes in Europe. The indisputably star player was the uplifter of an already great Hungarian side who drove his teams with a demanding love for winning to heights unrivaled; and set a pace and a course to elicit the energy of Hungary's worthies and raise their minds to brave thinking that gave spur to his country's football flowering. The fact is that with Puskás at the helm Hungary became the most powerful footballing force in the world that lost a single game in six years. Here was a team that legend could sing of as a paragon of vitality bringing infectious happiness directed by a wily uomo universale of renaissance dreams who touched genius at every point. This football symphony-maker, this conspicuous student of the game, this teacher of athletes, this organizer of huge teams eternally floating solutions played far off into the match and confronted it with swing and improvisation with the eyes of the artist so that power streamed out of him.
    Puskás was honored for being named the top 1st division goalscorer in the 20th century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) in 1995. The IFFHS ranked Puskás after Pelé as the second greatest offensive player as an advanced forward of the 20th Century.
    {onside1954.png} The great titanesque equalizer of the 1954 World Cup finale, Puskas' 20 glorious yard dash to tie the game at Hungary 3 : West Germany 3 in the 87th minute.
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    The games against the 'Soviet Union' on May 24th and 27th 1952 was played against a ' Moscow Select XI ' (Moscow city clubs' selection and therefore not the 'national team') therefore it is not an official "full international match" between national teams and will not be included in the statistics. Moreover, the referee in the match was from the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union would be officially recognized and sanctioned by FIFA in 1954.
    {http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mb7nu3Oyb01ru2ag8o1_1280.jpg} Puskás exchanging pennants in the "Match of the Century", London England 1953 where the Magical Magyars won 6-3. "The Match of the Century" was international football's greatest and most influential prestige friendly ever played that was also named the 'World Championship Decider' by the British press.
    Very few players had careers or stories to tell quite like Ferenc Puskás for a number of occasions. In all that reporting of his career, a common thread in playing days that made him unique: simply that there is an air of the precious about almost all that he did, a glinting Midas touch, everything he touched on the field turned to gold in his lifework. He only played on three teams: Budapest Honvéd, Hungary, and Real Madrid, three teams that were to take turns in dominating his life amid their greatest flowering in golden periods of their own; every side to which he was attached were eminently the best in the world, and whether at Honved, Hungary or Real all prospered strikingly who played alongside him. They profited from an elegant yet fiery competitor with outgoing rough-diamond manners whose career crackled with re-inventive life and who beautified small and large spaces with luscious jewels of work around the goal-line by extending himself into everything he created.
    {Ferenc Puskas and Fritz.jpg} With Hollywood star good looks, Ferenc Puskas greets Fritz Walter of West Germany during World Cup group play with the Magical Magyars winning 8-3
    Perchance the strange, narrow, rigid socialist world in which he lived was constructed to provoke the rebelliousness latent in Puskas' spirit. Later estranged from his homeland due to the reprisals that were the fallout of the failed 1956 Hungarian Revolution and what might have awaited him for his refusal to return from abroad, and unconnected with interests in politics as Puskás was, he took that step that constitutes a temptation to many, defecting from Hungary which owes its origin to his desire to escape the storm that followed back home. Interspersed with problems of adjustment which faced him in language and customs, Puskas was adrift and languishing in exile his career and fortune apparently behind him. On the wrong side of thirty and serving a one-year ban from FIFA, the famous epicurean was now mostly thought out of shape and in the twilight of his playing days. He has the capacity for change and sought to understand his new environment which molds the local mind and soon rose out of limbo and found himself in the employ of the greatest club and one the richest sports institutions in the world, Real Madrid at the height of its powers to begin a second consecutive and stunning double career.
    {http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mb7nu3Oyb01ru2ag8o1_1280.jpg} Puskás exchanging pennants inBy far, the "Matchbest c {Ferenc Puskas and Fritz.jpg} With Hollywood star good looks, Ferenc Puskas greets Fritz Walter of the Century", London England 1953 whereWest Germany during World Cup group play with the Magical Magyars won 6-3. "The Match of the Century" was international football's greatest and most influential prestige friendly ever played that was also named the 'World Championship Decider' by the British press.
    By far, the best considered
    winning 8-3onsidered players among
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    of the most beautiful fulfillments of
    Like the Magical Magyars, in 1958, Puskas found himself on a perfectly lauded, superbly destined, rightly charged sport-shaping team in Real Madrid, a full-dazzling side victoriously careering through the Spanish league and the newly-minted European Cup for the solid prizes of the game, winners of the first three European Cup titles, a new team dominating previous ones singing the strong works amid vistas of glory just as positive and real and not an iota less than the Golden Team of the 1950s.
    The team that Puskas joined (1958-1967) were to splendidly press forward with glad scoring notes, pacing miles and miles each game with undeniable skill, health and power to five European Cup ('Champions League') Finale matches and six national championships; and fuller, O vastly fuller with the joy of the increase of the solid roll of prolific and vital Puskas, the team, receivers of new stamina, initiates the stuff that start an endless announcements of wins and be put on a perfect equality or better than any other nonpareil side in history.
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    {FIFAXI1963Oct101963.jpg} October 10, 1963, Puskas at Wembley Empire Stadium in another "Match of the Century", FIFA XI 'Dream Team' against Alf Ramsey's England team. The occasion was the 100th anniversary of the Football Association. To celebrate, the FA organised what became known at the time as ‘The Match of the Century’. FIFA's first ever XI included the legendary lineup of Puskas, di Stefano, Gento, Kopa, Eusebio, Denis Law, Djalma Santos, and Lev Yashin in goal with over 100,000 watching in attendance.
    During the time he played for Honved and Real, few players have put such an indelible imprint on tournament events as Puskas had which will ever speak to his surpassing charms from the many inimitable beauties of his left-footed shots. A resounding trait associated with Puskas was being at his imaginable best in the biggest of games where his inescapable goalscoring élan and virtues stood confessed and he seldom seemed to have missed anything, scoring 42 goals in 47 matches in all first-division European tournament games and the quality of that work was always superior. Particularly in these extravagant top-echelon games Puskas had given out the most singular performances: amazingly scoring 35 goals in 39 European Cup tournament matches that Real Madrid entered and who scored 7 goals in two European Cup finales.
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    Hungary
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    2102
    1970
    Brazil
    4-2-4
    Pele

    2102
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    Brazil
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    +
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    2135
    1974
    Netherlands
    "Total

    2135
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    "Total
    Football"
    Cruyff

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    2035
    1978
    Netherlands
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    1978
    Netherlands
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    Neeskens

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    5 goals
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    Ferenc

    2064
    Ferenc
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    Opponent
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    1959
    Alfredo
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    Puskas, players
    Real

    Real
    Madrid
    European

    European
    Cup Finale
    Stade
    Fi nale
    Stade
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    Ferenc

    1960
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    Real

    Real
    Madrid
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    European
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    Eintracht

    Eintracht
    Frankfurt
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    1960
    Ferenc
    Puskas /
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    Real

    Real
    Madrid
    Intercontinental

    Intercontinental
    Cup Finale (inaugural)
    Penarol,

    Penarol,
    Uruguay
    1961
    Sandor Kocsis,

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    Sandor Kocsis ,
    Zoltan Czibor,
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    Kubala, players
    Barcelona
    European

    Barcelona
    European
    Cup Finale
    Bela Guttmann,

    Bela Guttmann ,
    manager of Benfica
    1962
    Ferenc

    1962
    Ferenc
    Puskas /
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    Stefano / GentoGento, players
    Real

    Real
    Madrid
    European

    European
    Cup Finale
    Bela Guttmann,

    Bela Guttmann ,
    manager of Benfica
    1964
    Ferenc

    1964
    Ferenc
    Puksas /
    ...
    Gento, players
    Real

    Real
    Madrid
    European

    European
    Cup Finale
    Inter

    Inter
    Milan
    1966
    Ferenc

    1966
    Ferenc
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    Gento, players
    Real

    Real
    Madrid
    European

    European
    Cup Finale
    Partizan

    Partizan
    Belgrade
    1971
    Ferenc

    1971
    Ferenc
    Puskas, head head manager
    Panathinaikos
    European

    Panathinaikos
    European
    Cup Finale
    Ajax
    1971
    Ferenc

    Ajax
    1971
    Ferenc
    Puskas, head head manager
    Panathinaikos
    Intercontinental

    Panathinaikos
    Intercontinental
    Cup Finale
    Nacional,

    Nacional,
    Uruguay
    1972
    Istvan

    1972
    Istvan
    Kovacs, head manager
    Ajax
    European

    Ajax
    European
    Cup Finale
    Inter

    Inter
    Milan
    1972
    Istvan

    1972
    Istvan
    Kovacs, head head manager
    Ajax
    Intercontinental

    Ajax
    Intercontinental
    Cup Finale
    Independiente,

    Independiente,
    Argentina
    1973
    Istvan

    1973
    Istvan
    Kovacs, head head manager
    Ajax
    European

    Ajax
    European
    Cup Finale
    Juventus
    1973
    Istvan

    Juventus
    1973
    Istvan
    Kovcacs, head manager
    Ajax
    European

    Ajax
    European
    Super Cup Finale (inaugural)
    Glasgow

    Glasgow
    Rangers
    Curriculum Vitae, Records & Statistics
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  1. page home edited ... 0.71 1955-1971 ... Top-Tier International National MatchMay 8, 1955 Hungary Lausanne, …
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    Top-Tier International National MatchMay 8, 1955 HungaryLausanne, Stade Olympique de la Pontaise
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    During a busy decade of a difficult rebuilding world in the post-bellum era, in the arc light and formative glow of nascent mass media with a global reach and increasingly networked newswires at the dawn of live television that meet audiences as never before made possible a new kind of connectedness and a new kind of culture which we call mass or popular culture. Around this time Puskás became football's first superstar both at club level and in the world game who foreruns the likes of Alfredo di Stéfano, Pelé, Johan Cruijff, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham and it was Puskas who first spoke to and for this new era as football was being reinvented and telecommunications effectively shrank the global community.
    {Puskas_Ferenc_1955_ben.jpg} Football's first superstar, the talismanic Ferenc Puskás in 1955 with his daughter Aniko - the prime initiator and captain of the Hungarians, nicknamed 'The Galloping Major" and the Spanish "Pancho" was the world's top scorer internationally (83 goals in 83 games) who scored a combined 616 goals in tier one football which still is the all-time high in Europe. Winning Olympic gold in 1952 and the pan-European championship in 1953 in Rome, his scoring streaks ushered in the highest rated international football team of the 20th century, the 'Magical Magyars'.
    Like the first greatest and all-time American baseballbaseball's greatest player Babe
    {MTK-Honved.jpg} A magnificent derby between the two powerhouses of MTK and Honved played in the Nation's Stadium in 1954. In the foreground is Ferenc Puskas with Honved, second from left is Nandor Hidegkuti.
    Much of what Puskas would come to stand for was determined long before his playing days at Real Madrid; before the great age of the 1950s and 1960s properly declared itself, Puskas, armed with his rhapsodic vision in the 1947-1948 season at Honved, scored 50 goals in 32 games to lead all players in the world at first-division, and set the current of opinion that Puskas by then had qualified as one of the elites in the game. His well-known journey at Kispest-Honved saw Puskas score 352 goals out of his 341 games that effected an immense enlargement for the club's international prestige and elaborated a climax of Honved as the finest club side in the world, and a already a initial career like this would have culminated with a first entry into Europe's pantheon of all-time greats. Confronted with the question of how he came by way of these instruments and knowledge, one can only conclude it was by sheer genius.
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    A great deal of their success located Puskás to be the center of most things involving the team as a sharp operator both on the field and off with a fine grasp of public relations inside one of the most repressive regimes in Europe. The indisputably star player was the uplifter of an already great Hungarian side who drove his teams with a demanding love for winning to heights unrivaled; and set a pace and a course to elicit the energy of Hungary's worthies and raise their minds to brave thinking that gave spur to his country's football flowering. The fact is that with Puskás at the helm Hungary became the most powerful footballing force in the world that lost a single game in six years. Here was a team that legend could sing of as a paragon of vitality bringing infectious happiness directed by a wily uomo universale of renaissance dreams who touched genius at every point. This football symphony-maker, this conspicuous student of the game, this teacher of athletes, this organizer of huge teams eternally floating solutions played far off into the match and confronted it with swing and improvisation with the eyes of the artist so that power streamed out of him.
    Puskás was honored for being named the top 1st division goalscorer in the 20th century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) in 1995. The IFFHS ranked Puskás after Pelé as the second greatest offensive player as an advanced forward of the 20th Century.
    {onside1954.png} The great titanesque equalizer of the 1954 World Cup finale, Puskas' 20 glorious yard dash to tie the game at Hungary 3 : West Germany 3 in the 87th minute.
    Top International Goalscorers of the 20th Century:
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    Part II: International Matches of the Magical Magyars
    {2601-d00002018ce58311b0bf9.jpg} A government portrait of cabinet ministers in free Royal Hungary during the early 1930s. {almasy laszlo.jpg} Count Laszlo Almasy (1895-1951), the last of the great romantic geographic explorers, the principal character in the Oscar-winning film 'The English Patient'. {calvin-klein-logo.jpg} Simply the greatest! Calvin Klein. Mr. Klein's father originally hailed from Hungary.
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    cultural virtues. {DraculaBramStocker..jpg} Simply the greatest 19th Century Victorian Gothic horror novel ever written: Dracula written by Bram Stocker, published May 1897. {hunnia-logo-jo.JPG} The
    {pagerantal_1800329_2869.JPG} Famed Hungarian actor Antal Pager (born in Mako, 1899 - Budapest, 1986) in a early mid-century fedora and business attire.
    {latkep-1937.jpg} The 'Paris of the East', the 'Pearl of the Danube', the 'Capital of Freedom', old romantic Budapest is a very ancient city, and is now considered a "Holy City" with its venerable pivotal and strategic past. {tokaji-aszu.jpg} Simply the greatest! The nectar of the Gods, the greatest wine in the world, the world renowned Tokaji Aszu. Delighted with the precious beverage, Louis XV of France offered a glass of Tokaji to Madame de Pompadour, referring to it as "Vinum Regum, Rex Vinorum" ("Wine of Kings, King of Wines"). Tokaji wine became the subject of the world's first appellation control, established several decades before Port wine, and over 120 years before the classification of Bordeaux. {Casablanca1942.jpg} Simply the greatest! Absolute White Smoke! The greatest romantic film of all-time, arguably the greatest film ever made, directed by legendary Hungarian-American Hollywood director Michael Curtiz. It won three ultra-prestigeous Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Screenplay. Hollywood's No. 1 leading man, the icon Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine, the immortal Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid as Victor Laszlo, and the Hungarian-American Peter Lorre. Immortal Hollywood:-- "I'm saying it because it's true. Inside of us, we both know you belong with Victor. You're part of his work, the thing that keeps him going. If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret it. Maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life.We'll always have Paris. We didn't have - we'd - we'd lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night. And you never will. I've got a job to do too. Where I'm going, you can't follow. What I've got to do, you can't be any part of. Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that. Now, now. Here's looking at you kid." {mr3.gif} The legendary silver screen icon, the lovely Hungarian Marika Rökk (3 November 1913 – 16 May 2004), who became famous in German films in active years from 1930 to 1988. {Bela Lugosi.jpg} Legendary silver screen icon, Bela Lugosi. {houdini.jpg} Simply the greatest, the greatest illusionist, stunt performer, escape artist and magician who ever lived--Harry Houdini (born Budapest 1874). {jayne-mansfield-en-mickey-hargitay-7.jpg} The incomparable American star Jayne Mansfield and husband Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor and Mr. Universe in 1955. During their marriage, Hargitay and Mansfield made four movies together. {Johnny_Weissmuller_in_Tarzan_Finds_a_Son!_(1939).png} Simply the greatest! The original Tarzan, Johnny Weissmuller (born Szabadfalu, Transylvania Hungary, June 2, 1904 – Acapulco, Mexico, January 20, 1984) was a Hungarian-born American competition swimmer and actor best known for playing Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s and for having one of the best competitive swimming records of the 20th century. Weissmuller was one of the world's fastest swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals for swimming and one bronze medal for water polo. He won fifty-two U.S. National Championships, set more than fifty world records (spread over both freestyle and backstroke), and was purportedly undefeated in official competition for the entirety of his competitive career. {Tony Curtis in a cowboy hat.jpg} One of the princes of Hollywood, Tony Curtis, whose parents came from Hungary. {Paul_Newman_-_1958.jpg} The great Academy winner, Paul Newman, one of the princes of Hollywood, whose parents hailed from Hungary.
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    The Arc Light of Football's Post-Bellum Renaissance and "Modern Football"Aug. 1945 - Sept 1956
    {FerencDeak.jpg} Ferenc Deak, "Bamba", the superstar who gave the baton to Puskas and the keys to the Golden Team. Before Puskas, but after Gyorgy Sarosi and Imre Schlosser, one of the greatest superstars Hungary ever produced in football worldliness, Ferenc Deak. In twenty internationals (from Oct. 1946-Nov. 1949) he scored 29 goals. In 1945-1946 he scored 66 goals in the league, an absolute 'Old World' record in a single season. He again lead the world in first-division football by scoring 48 goals in 1946-47, followed up by an another phenomenal campaign in 1948-1949 where he put out 59 goals. From 1940-1957, the phenom forward scored 576 total goals, and was the second man in history and the world to eclipse the 500-goal mark, a benchmark for elite status.
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    Occasionally{2nd Half 1940s.png} World Select XI 'Dream Team' of the second half of the 1940s
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    {2nd Half 1940s.png} World Select XI 'Dream Team' of the Late 1940s (http://xtrahistory.blogspot.com/2013/01/All-Time-World-XI.html)

    That team which is known as the Magical Magyars descended from a great many people who entered into a large connection linked in high endeavor, in a great ensemble, the prodigal team christening decisively great maiden victories, creatively inspiring in football's post-bellum renaissance and nourishing an active on-field re-invention. Starting in 1947 and upon the intervening decade, the Magical Magyars by far were the biggest and brightest show that has ever been assembled in football; for unparalleled contests and wins over four years undefeated, they are the main theme in five tournaments (1947 & 1948 Balkan Cups, 1952 Olympics, 1948-1953 Gero International Cup and the 1954 World Cup) and the games become theirs, the appointed winners of a long-stretched destiny.
    On August 19 1945, the day before Hungary's foundational holiday, Saint Stephen's Day, and three months after "Victory in Europe Day" proclaimed the war's stirring conclusion in Europe, Hungary manager Tibor Gallowich lead out his number 11 ranked side against their long-standing rivals, the world's number 8 Austria. Rudas and Zsellenger both scored to make it a good day for a 2-0 win. It was Hungary's first game in 1945 and it was a victory, and Hungary was still a brilliant democracy.
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    The match on Saint Stephen's Day included a fresh-faced eighteen-year old precocious teenage talent named Ferenc Biro Puskas who was making his national debut from Kispest and immediately gave a monumental line a curious general luminousness and earned a quick distinction. In the 12th minute Puskas scored first, and in the 13th minute Szusza and 15th minute Zsellenger followed suite to take charge to a 3-0 lead and win 5-2 at the finish.
    On September 30th of that year, Hungary took on Romania at home in a match where Nandor Hidegkuti made his international debut, scoring first in the 8th minute and the 86th minute that was comprised of the impressive line of Puskas-Zsellenger-Hidegkuti-Nyers as number 8 Hungary put in another impressive rout, defeating Romania 7-2, and here Puskas scores two goals.
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    Star Player
    End of Career
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    {1st Half 1950s.png} World Select XI 'Dream Team' of the 1st Half of 1950s.
    Puskas would eventually become the regular captain of this team, and with his wits and wisdom marshaled and scoring striking the keynotes, by his 29th international match had given status to the entire team with 41 goals to inaugurate the team's own perennial sources as they became national expressers of fame on the greatest football rhapsody; and as men tremendous and executive in themselves, early popularizers of 'Total Football', they plunged their seminal talents on a great voyage of those who sought football's 'holy grail' and found it in 1954.
    It is that of a high speed game for Sandor Kocsis and Puskas especially, both mentally and by the fiery power of his left-foot that Puskas had reached by his magical 50th international (the "Match of the Century", Hungary vs. England 1953) the world-record 60 international goals; and between things ended and great things begun the master himself to whom golden things happen led his unexcelled team onto the plateau of world popularity and who has a personality to express and who was not hampered by his need for fun.
    1952The Battle for the World's No. 1 National Team
    1952
    Summer Olympics, HelsinkiHelsinkiHungary 6 : Sweden 0
    No. 2 Hungary vs. No. 5 Yugoslavia
    {1st Half 1950s.png} World Select XI 'Dream Team' of the first half of the 1950s.

    {Helsinki52.jpg} The very memorable 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki was taken very seriously by the Hungarian politicians, and their team managed to earn third place honors for medals behind the vastly bigger United States and Soviet Union.
    The following is the record of the Hungary national team's home and away matches from May 1948 to their meeting with Yugoslavia in the 1952 Olympic championship match. Top world No. #1-7 ranked teams are highlighted in purple, top world No. #8-12 ranked teams are highlighted in orange, top world No. # 13-17 ranked teams in blue.
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    This last effort of Hidegkuti had a certain ease about it, honing down the storm to fill out the implied harmonies and the players reacted with energy and shone out in the hard-contested match like stars. By setting up Hidegkuti, he connected with Puskás, who added matching goals at the 36th and 45th minutes just before the break, and Sandor Kocsis put them ahead in the 56th minute. Moreover, a Hidegkuti extra point in the 74th minute impressively marked the revival with the final score 4-2. In the rebounding event, Sebes had re-taken a shine to Hidegkuti and made up his mind then to have the thirty-year old player (nicknamed the 'Old Man') address the No. 9 position and gratefully used him in a residence ten meters back of Puskás and Kocsis. Ostensibly, the standing three would essentially define the interior alpha to omega of what was possible at the attack point marshaling a ponderous flood of works around the goal area, each one pretty as the next.
    Waiting for his time to be one of the supremes, Hidegkuti would become the 2nd best player of the century for winning percentage after Sandor Kocsis of those that scored 35 goals or more.
    Hungary 3 : Italy 0
    1948-1953
    1948-1953 European Championship Final, Rome 19531953Hungary vs. Italy
    {vb38.jpg} The 1938 Hungarian team that went to the 1938 World Cup Final coached by Károly Dietz, with Béla Usetty being FA President, was one of the world's premier teams of the 1930s. Hungary entered the 1938 World Cup final in Paris averaging a goal difference of 4.00 goals per game, the 2nd highest all-time in World Cup history.
    On a soaring course since the 1920s of football's growth in Europe, continued yet the old, old legend of Italian football, glory retracing itself decade after decade. By antique records told, the strongest-lasting forces of Continental football was Italy who put overtures of excellence into the footballing world. The strong-brawned Italian team, the two-time heavyweight champion towering in the arena in perfect condition and conscious of its power, would play the No. 2-ranked Magical Magyar team in the world for the European championship.
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    All-Time Most ProlificTalent-Prolific Starting Lineup
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    End of career international goals
    All-Time Rank
    League1st Division Scoring MVP
    World Scoring MVP
    League Titles
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    248 International Goals
    62 goals/player
    (History's Highest Among Four Players)
    16 MVP honors
    3 World MVP
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    {PopeyePuskas.jpg} Puskas Öcsi's team in top-tier American football terms recorded a remarkable 49-1 Olympian win-loss ledger in 6 1/2 years and outscored teams by +31.9 points/game. Against the world's elite ranked in the Top #12, the team went 19-0. In top-tier American football, a truly perfect world championship season is defined by winning 19 games consecutively.
    *does not include the 1954 World Cup Final match due to various controversies
    The MastersTheMasters The World's Greatest
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    GreatAnnual Best Player,Player at each Position, 1947-1960
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    Szentlorinci
    Ferenc Deak
    1947
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    Ferenc Deak
    1949
    59
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