The Mighty Magyars

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 It was sixty years ago
in November 1953,
came the Magyars
the national team of Hungary.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 England said: “who’s the chubby one?”
he looks too heavy to play the game,
but the “chunky” man was a genius
and Ferenc Puskas was his name.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 But England were invincible at home
so the visitors stood little chance,
yet the opposition had other ideas
and led the Three Lions a merry dance.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Billy Wright went into the tackle
but Puskas just dragged the ball back,
and smashed into the roof of the net
to end yet another Magyar attack.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 They also had the classy Hidegkuti
who on the ball was very slick,
he tormented the English defence
and scored a superb hat-trick.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Hungary just tore England apart
putting six goals past Gil Merrick,
and although they scored three
the hosts hardly had a kick.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 The Magyars had invented total football
playing a game never seen before,
they totally outclassed England
who ended up looking really poor.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 A few months later they met again
as England went looking for a win,
but in Budapest they got thrashed
as seven goals went flying in.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 The mighty Magyars will never be forgotten
sixty years on we still revere their name,
when they came to our country
and showed us how to play the game.


My late father told me about this great Hungary team when I was a lad.

I read up on them in my football annuals and Puskas was a bit of a hero to me back then.

I’ve watched highlights of the goals in that 6-3 match, and some of the football they played was brilliant.

It amazes me that they never won the World Cup with that team.

Puskas was ridiculed by the press and some players for being a bit overweight, but what a player he was.

The mighty Magyars !

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-mighty-magyars/