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Jenő Buzánszky

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Full nameJenő Buzánszky
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Jenő Buzánszky (born 4 May 1925, Dombóvár) is a former Hungarian footballer and coach. Buzánszky played as a right back for Hungary. During the 1950s he was a member of the legendary Hungarian national team known as the Mighty Magyars. Other members of the team included Ferenc Puskás, Zoltán Czibor, Sándor Kocsis, József Bozsik and Nándor Hidegkuti. He was the only member of the team not to play for either Honvéd or MTK Hungária FC. Together with the goalkeeper, Gyula Grosics, he remains one of only two surviving members of the team. After 274 league games he retired as a player and became a coach. In 1996 he became a vice-president of the Hungarian Football Federation.

Buzánszky made his debut for Hungary on 12 November 1950 in a 1-1 draw with Bulgaria. He subsequently played 48 times for Hungary and as one of the legendary Mighty Magyars, he helped Hungary become Olympic Champions in 1952 and Central European Champions in 1953. He also played in the Hungary team that defeated England twice. During the 1954 World Cup he played for Hungary in all five games.

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