“60 years ago the Hungarians and the Hungarian football team achieved a world-renowned victory.
A victory that we and the world will remember not just for sixty years, but very probably until the end of time”, Minister of State for Sport and Youth Affairs István Simicskó said at the commemorative event held by the Hungarian Football Association (MLSZ) at the Puskás Stadium on Monday, 25 November. On this very day in 1953, the Hungarian national football team beat England 6-3 in the “game of the century” held at Wembley Stadium, breaking the host’s 90-year home winning streak.
During these six decades, generations have grown up with every adult and child, whether they love football of not, hearing about the Golden Team, Ferenc Puskás, Gyula Grosics and Jenő Buzánszky. The Minister of State stressed that football is the world’s most popular sport, which is loved and played by the majority of the world’s population. The Government is currently investing significant sums of money on developing sports and providing suitable conditions for those who want to play sports.
“Our main priorities are the education of the next generation of athletes and improving conditions for trainers, coaches and competitors alike. During the past three-and-a-half years, the number of registered athletes has increased by 100 thousand. Of these, 50 thousand chose football”, István Simicskó said, adding that the Government believes that by creating suitable conditions, helping to train the next generation of athletes and through creating and supporting sports academies, associations and workshops, Hungary can take a huge step forward.
Ministry of Human Resources
Photo: MTI – Zoltán Gergely Kelemen
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