RIP Flórián Albert
Oct31

RIP Flórián Albert

  Hungary’s only ever Ballon D’or Winner and World Cup Golden Ball winner, Flórián Albert has died at the age of 70 following complications after having heart surgery last week. Albert, who only turned 70 last month, was at the fulcrum of two Hungarian World Cup sides and put in a memorable man of the match performance in a 3-1 win over Brazil – their first defeat in a World Cup finals in 12 years. “The Emperor”, as...

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Genk’s Hungarians – Thriving for club, frozen out at national level
Oct24

Genk’s Hungarians – Thriving for club, frozen out at national level

  This article first appeared on The Belgian Waffle  After a title win last season and a Champions League qualification this, Racing Genk are enjoying one of their most successful periods since their merger with Winterslag back in 1988, and in that team sit two Hungarians who are loving life with the Belgian champions. Last season Daniel Tőzsér was a vital cog in Genk’s machine grabbing important goals and providing endless...

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NBI Highlights – Week 12
Oct18

NBI Highlights – Week 12

    Week 12 saw the top two face off in the most anticipated game of the season and it was Debrecen who were to be victorious Ferencvaros got the better of Lombard Papa winning 2-1 away from home to climb within two points of safety Videoton suffered their first home defeat of the season going down 2-0 to KTE, which will mount even more pressure on Paulo Sousa Ujpest moved up the table with a 4-2 win over bottom placed ZTE....

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Gaby Kovacs meets Luton Town’s János Kovács
Oct16

Gaby Kovacs meets Luton Town’s János Kovács

Who is you favourite player? Ronaldo? Messi? Rooney? Mine is a player probably little known to the wider football universe, and today I spent a couple of hours getting to know János Kovács a little better. János is a 6ft 4 centre half currently playing for Luton Town, on loan from League 2 Hereford United.  I first met him over a year ago in his first spell at Luton and was instantly taken aback that the guy they the fans dubbed “The...

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Hungary 0-0 Finland – Highlights
Oct11

Hungary 0-0 Finland – Highlights

Hungary had to settle for a 0-0 draw in their final Euro 2012 qualifying group game. The Magyars never really got into their stride, and had their keeper, Gabor Kiraly, to thank on more than one...

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