Legendary strike duo help Hungary rack up a record in 1954.
The Hungarian national team of 1954 was a formidable outfit. Known as the Mighty Magyars, they boasted arguably the greatest forward partnership in the international game – Ferenc Puskas and Sandor Kocsis.
Leading the line, these two legends were in fine form at the World Cup in Switzerland helping their side dish out victories of 9-0 (Korea Republic) and 8-3 (Germany) as they galloped into the Final.
Although they fell at the final hurdle – seeing Germany gain their revenge in a 3-2 defeat – Hungary had managed to score 27
goals during the tournament, a World Cup record.
Kocsis took the Golden Shoe Award with 11 goals, while Puskas got four having missed two of their five games through injury.