How Hungary’s Magical Magyars wowed football against a backdrop of uncertainty at home

How Hungary’s Magical Magyars wowed football against a backdrop of uncertainty at home

Hungary’s Magical Magyars of the 1950s are one of the iconic sides in the history of world football. Their scintillating play took them to a World Cup final and a long unbeaten run, plus that infamous demolition of English superiority in 1953. Back at home, though, Hungary was anything but a happy place. Author and long-time Hungarian resident David Bailey guides us through the backdrop to those cherry-shirted magicians, looking at the various political powers of the time and how they influenced the development of Hungary’s greatest generation.

 

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Panellists:

Gary Thacker // @All_Blue_Daze

Stuart Horsfield // @loxleymisty44

David Bailey

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