On November 25, 1953, the legendary Golden Team made history at London’s Wembley Stadium. The Hungarian Football Association (MLSZ) declared November 25 the Day of the Hungarian Football in honor of the match and the Golden Team in 1993, napidoktor.hu wrote.
59 years ago, the Golden Team led by Gusztav Sebes and English national football team played the “match of the century”. The 6:3 triumph of the national eleven – including Ferenc Puskas – was historic, since the English had been undefeated in Europe for 90 years.
The Hungarian national team had been unbeaten since June 1950, and they arrived with a gold medal from the 1952 Helsinki Olympics and the winning of the 1953 Central European Championship in London – alfahir.hu wrote.
Here are the names of the legendary London match:
Gyula Grosics (Sandor Geller, 78th minute) – Jeno Buzanszky, Gyula Lorant, Mihály Lantos – Jozsef Bozsik, Jozsef Zakarias – Laszlo Budai II, Sandor Kocsis, Nandor Hidegkuti, Ferenc Puskas, Zoltan Czibor. Coach: Gusztav Sebes.
MLSZ commemorated the victory this year, too. At the beginning of his year assessment speech, MLSZ chairman Sandor Csanyi explained that, although the wreathing of the monument of the national team players was missed, it was a happy event because it was justified by the redevelopment of the Puskas Ferenc Stadium, index.hu wrote.
He noted again with regard to the access of the European Championship access that he was happier with that the team had to fight as if the team would have gone out straight. Csanyi also said the increasing of the number of participants of the European Championship was a logical decision, since the number of UEFA members had never been so high (54).
He mentioned among the most urgent tasks of the near future the development of coach education and the increasing of the matches’ number of spectators, because “visitors have virtually disappeared from the grandstands”.
Csanyi also greeted Gabor Kiraly who played his 101st national team match against Norway and set the record of Joszef Bozsik.
Here you can watch a short video about the “match of the century”: