Known abroad as the Golden Team, the Mighty Magyars, the Marvellous Magyars or the Magical Magyars, the classic line-up played together between 1950 and 1956. Hungarian football’s heyday lasted from 1941 to 1960, contributing several legends to Hungarian and international football history.
The team’s most famous match was played at Wembley Stadium in London on 25 November 1953. In a friendly match that was later dubbed “the match of the century”, the Hungarian team defeated the English 6–3. The final of the 1954 World Cup, in which the Hungarian team, unbeaten for five years, was unlucky to lose 3–2 to West Germany, was another very important match. The German national team later called their victory over the better Hungarians “the Miracle of Bern”.