In the early 1950s, The Hungarian national football team (most popularly known as the 'Magical Magyars' or 'The Golden Team') put together a 31-match unbeaten run that lasted over four years and included 27 victories. They became the first foreign side to beat England at Wembley in November 1953 as the popular WM formation (essentialy a 3-2-2-3) was cleverly picked apart.

The 'Golden Team', captained by the great Ferenc Puskas, revolutionised football and brought a highly offensive approach to the game. Hungary reached the final of the 1954 FIFA World Cup™ in Switzerland where the team's 27-goals broke the record for most goals scored in a single tournament.