Hungary, 1920s. A school emerges from Budapest that becomes one of the most influential in football history. But war follows, and many players and coaches leave, fleeing anti-Semitism. Italty, Argentina, Brazil, 1950s. Hungary’s side are unbeatable. How could this happen? In the cities of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire in the years after World War One, football changed. Rising in popularity alongside the rise of a new middle class, these intellectuals brought an academic, mathematical rigor to the game: discussing not just what was, but what could be. This is the story of football flourishing in Hungary, when professional leagues were established and the game became universally loved across social classes and backgrounds.
Author Jonathan Wilson Published by Blink ISBN 9781788702997 EAN 9781788702997 Bic Code Cover Paperback