Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Friday evening opened the Czibor 90 Memorial Year, marking the 90th birthday of Zoltán Czibor, a member of Hungary’s legendary national soccer team known as the Golden Team.
At the opening event in Komárom, the northern Hungarian town where Czibor started his carrier, Szijjártó noted that the government is providing 50 million forints (EUR 151,000) to fund the memorial year.
The money will be used to erect a statue of Czibor in Komárom, fund an exhibition of his life, the staging of a musical and other cultural events, he said.
Czibor played 43 matches and scored 17 goals between 1949 and 1956. He was a member of the only Hungarian soccer team to win an Olympic Gold. He died in 1997 in Győr, north-western Hungary.