As the UEFA Hungary team profile says “Once giants of European and world football, finishing runners-up in the FIFA World Cups of 1938 and 1954 and claiming three Olympic titles, Hungary failed to qualify for 14 successive major tournaments after reaching the 1986 World Cup but ended that miserable run by making it through to UEFA EURO 2016 via the play-offs.”
Indeed, the miserable run seems to be over. Let’s watch the proof: Hungary’s amazing goals through UEFA EURO 2016.
Szalai and Stieber – Austria vs Hungary
Gera’s amazing goal – Hungary vs Portugal
Dzsuzsák’s first goal against Portugal
Dzsuzsák’s second goal
Interesting facts about the Hungary Team:
Best result: third place 1964 (European Championship), Runner-up 1938 and 1954 (World Championship)
Coach: Bernd Storck
Leading scorers: all-time – Ferenc Puskás (84); current – Zoltán Gera (25)
Most appearances: all-time; József Bozsik (101); current – Gábor Király (107)
Association formed: 1901
Nickname: Mighty Magyars
Ferenc Puskás, József Bozsik, Sándor Kocsis and the rest of the Mighty Magyars, reigned supreme in the 1950s. Hungary finished third and fourth respectively in the UEFA European Championships of 1964 and 1972. (source: uefa.com) Goalkeeper Gábor Király is the oldest-ever player to appear at a European Championship.
Congratulations to all the amazing football teams and hats off to Portugal!