1954 FIFA World Cup Switzerland™
June 16 - July 04

1954 FIFA World Cup Switzerland™

1954 FIFA World Cup Switzerland™

Final Tournament Standing


Hurt for Hungary as Germans achieve a miracle.

Surpassing the shock of Uruguay's triumph four years earlier, West Germany became world champions in Switzerland by ending the proud 31-match unbeaten record of Hungary's 'Magical Magyars' in a Final forever remembered as the Miracle of Berne.

In the shadow of the Alps this was a mountain-sized upset, the Germans retrieving a two-goal deficit to record a 3-2 victory over opponents who had beaten them 8-3 just a fortnight before. Jules Rimet, the outgoing FIFA President, handed the eponymous trophy to Fritz Walter and the football world absorbed an important new lesson: never, ever, write off the Germans.


Tournament News

BERN, SWITZERLAND - JULY 4: The German Team celebrate after they won the FIFA World Cup 1954 final match between Hungary and Germany on July 4, 1954 in Bern, Switzerland. (Photo by Bongarts/Getty Images)

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1954 FIFA World Cup Switzerland
™Final: West Germany 3-2 HungaryWest German players celebrate a goal against Hungary.

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The miracle of a final that changed football

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Captain of Hungary's golden team of the 1950s, the 'Galloping Major' posted 83 goals in 84 internationals and helped both the 'Magical Magyars' and Real Madrid reach new heights during his illustrious career.

Hungary: 1945 - 56 
84 caps, 83 goals 
62 wins; 11 draws; 11 losses

Spain: 1961 - 62 
4 caps, 0 goals 
2 wins; 2 losses

1954 FIFA World Cup Switzerland™

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World Cup Final, 1954, Berne, Switzerland, 4th July, 1954, West Germany 3 v Hungary 2, Hungary's captain Ferenc Puskas shoots as West German defender Werner Liebrich challenges (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

1954 FIFA World Cup Switzerland™

1954 WORLD CUP FINAL: Germany FR 3-2 Hungary 

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World Cup Quarter-Final, 1954, Basle, Switzerland, 26th June, 1954, Uruguay 4 v England 2, English players attack the Uruguayn goal during the match (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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CLASSIC WORLD CUP: Uruguay - England, Switzerland 1954

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The Swiss (left) and Austrian national anthems are played before their World Cup quarter-final match at the Olympic stadium, Lausanne, Switzerland, 26th June 1954. The match ended with a record number of goals scored in a World Cup match, Austria winning 7-5. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1954 FIFA World Cup Switzerland™

Austria's biggest World Cup success

World Cup Finals, 1954, Geneva, Switzerland, 20th June, 1954, Turkey 7 v South Korea 0, Ismil Suat of Turkey (left) scores his side's third goal past South Korean goalkeeper Duk Yung Hong as defender Hung Chull Ham looks on (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

1954 FIFA World Cup Switzerland™

Turkey's first splash at the World Cup