By Kalman Toth M.A. M.PHIL.
With the intense management of the 26 12 months outdated Ferenc Puskas, Hungary had slaughtered England 6-3 in November 1953 on the peak of the chilly struggle. Khrushchev (Soviet leader in Moscow) celebrated the victory with champagne. Hungary used to be the 1st international workforce to inflict defeat on England at Wembley in entrance of 110,000 appreciative enthusiasts. The mythical Hungarian Golden group ruled global soccer (soccer) from 1950 to 1956; beating England, Brazil & Uruguay between others. Its tale is informed in interviews, research, and one hundred twenty photographs - together with the 17 year-old Pele with Puskas in Brazil.
Sixty years is lots of time. Social structures, enormous rules, nations, or even empires shine and fall in this time. between people who find themselves in excessive positions, many feverishly attempt to go away a favorable lasting influence on posterity, yet so few humans reach doing this. simply because we, usual humans, who can we wish to bear in mind? because the electorate of the traditional Greek city-states thought of their successful athletes to be heroes, so we additionally believe that the elite athletes who ascended between us are our own.
The triumph of the Hungarian Golden workforce at the grass belongs to each person, as each person additionally reports defeat as being just a little their very own. The destiny of the Hungarian hero is tragic. irrespective of how shut the sunshine may shine earlier than him, he stumbles on the final step of his triumphal development and finally, he can't stand up to these forces that form the realm. After a ranking of 6:3 accomplished at Wembley Stadium, the unique domestic of soccer (soccer in USA), a fallen state that used to be humiliated a number of instances may well flavor greatnes, forte and invincibility back. Sixty years in the past in Bern, Switzerland lets already suppose the realm well-known victory as our personal. that during the tip it didn't ensue like this, that the crowning didn't ensue, we're searching for its explanations to the current day. we're searching for it, simply because we, who have been there at the box or have been simply hearing the published at the radio, for us it nonetheless hurts that we didn't develop into global champions. The sixteen-thousand population of Solothurn in Switzerland have been additionally searching for its reason, who grew keen on the Golden crew who have been residing and coaching there through the 3 weeks of the realm Cup. there is not any different such fortunate urban on this planet. The groups of Solothurn may possibly play two times with the Golden Team.
The institution of the Golden crew might be traced again to the Peace Treaty of Trianon. In 1920, the leaders of the Horthy executive outlined actual schooling and activities as priorities within the reconstruction of the nation's soul, because the punitive treaty imposed critical regulations really on politics, army affairs, and on aviation. via 1936, Hungary turned a activities superpower; Hungary complete 3rd within the Berlin Olympics medal desk. within the 1938 FIFA international Cup, Hungary complete the second one. The brutal communist dictator Rákosi(responsible for murders, tortures, imprisonments, compelled relocations) additionally famous the potential of propaganda in recreation, so the wearing superpower place of Hungary used to be maintained additionally below the auspices of the communist dictatorship. Hungary accomplished 3rd within the Helsinki Olympics in 1952. The Rákosi regime stole soccer from the membership procedure, so the Golden crew got here to and lead to 1956 including the communist dictatorship. After 1956 the communist Kádár regime nonetheless endured, no matter if at a decrease point, to exploit soccer for propaganda reasons, so the Hungarian soccer suffered one other setback within the Eighties, whilst the communism of Soviet beginning collapsed.
The tale of the Golden workforce turned one among a golden age that is misplaced ceaselessly, interwoven with legends. Does that age have a true message for state-of-the-art soccer gamers and activities lovers? will we, the few survivors say something proper to the athletes and lovers of one other age? How did the Golden group go back and forth by way of foreign airplanes? what sort of inns did they dwell in?