The Mighty Magyars’ Alternative History
Nov13

The Mighty Magyars’ Alternative History

Tomasz Mortimer takes you through a fictionised history of what might have happened to Hungarian football had the Hungarian revolution not gone the way it had. The fiction starts from 1956… 1952: Olympics The journey started in 1952. National team coach Gustav Sebes had set up a scouting network which scoured the country for the best talent available ahead of the upcoming Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. Different tactics were...

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Guttmann, Erbstein, The Mighty Magyars | Hungarian Football History Podcast
Jul01
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Communism, politics and football – the short story of Hungarian football’s dramatic fall
Jul06

Communism, politics and football – the short story of Hungarian football’s dramatic fall

This article first appeared in June’s Libero magazine which you can subscribe to here Hungary are finally getting ready for their first major tournament in 30 years this summer, but once the world leader in football innovation on and off the pitch, Hungarian football has desperately struggled both at club and international level ever since that last great side in the 1950’s. How did such a drastic fall occur? Hungary’s most...

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The Most Ferocious Derby You’ve Never Heard of – Újpest vs Ferencváros
Sep29

The Most Ferocious Derby You’ve Never Heard of – Újpest vs Ferencváros

The guys from Copa90.com recently visited Budapest to take a look into the world of the Hungarian ultras and get the lowdown on one of Europe’s biggest derby games. We at Hungarianfootball.com think they did a great job and hope you do too.

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60 years today: England 3 Hungary 6
Nov25

60 years today: England 3 Hungary 6

Nothing I could write hasn’t already been penned by journalists from all around the globe about the game which had an impact on the football that we grew up watching and watch today. As Hungarians, we are fully aware of our current failings but will always cling to this match as a comfort blanket forever more. Instead of going over old ground I will leave you with the greatest quotes about the match and let you enjoy the game in...

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Magyar magic at the bridge
Apr17

Magyar magic at the bridge

By Dominic Bliss   In the days before UEFA club competition, the only opportunities for English clubs to pit themselves against the continent’s best came in the form of friendly matches. These games offered supporters and players alike the chance to witness different football cultures and they were given top billing at the box office, even when they were played mid-season. So when Chelsea hosted Hungarian champions Red Banner in...

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