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A Free Football History Exhibition Opened in Debrecen

The MTI National Photo Gallery has opened a free exhibition about the history of football in the history of Hungarian football during the European Football Championships. The exhibition covers seven major Hungarian cities and the open-air exhibition explores the memorable moments of Hungarian football from the “Golden Team” to the present.

The pictures of the exhibition, which can be seen in Budapest, Debrecen, Esztergom, Győr, Kaposvár, Székesfehérvár and Zalaegerszeg, give an insight into the unforgettable moments of the national team and the Hungarian club teams: their magical moments in the world champions and European championships tournaments.

According to the announcement, Ferenc Puskás, Kálmán Mészöly, András Albert, András Törőcsik, Tibor Nyilasi and Gábor Király were also included in the selection of public media.

Easter tournament match on April 18th, 1949 at the FTC track in Üllői út (MTK-Slavia Praha).
Source: Fortepan, donor: Márton Ernő Kovács

Lipót Répászky, head of the MTVA Archive, which provided the images for the exhibition, said that MTI Nemzeti Fotótár (the MTI National Photo Gallery) is one of the largest press photo archives in Central Europe, with about 13 million photo negatives it preserves, cares for and provides hundreds of thousands of recordings digitally recorded since the turn of the millennium.

“The Photo Archive was declared a protected museum collection in 1993, preserving, processing and digitizing previous holdings, as well as providing access to photographs taken digitally after 2001. The collection also includes the former Photo Archive of the Hungarian Television (MTV), with about one million photo negatives. We are pleased that an exhibition on the history of Hungarian football could be compiled from this rich collection for the European Championship, ”quotes Lipót Répászky in a press release about the event.

The exhibition is available for viewing until the end of the Football European Championship, for free of charge in Szabadság Square in Budapest, next to the Nagyerdei Stadium in Debrecen , Széchenyi Square in Esztergom, Megyeháza Square in Győr, Kossuth Square in Kaposvár, in front of the Sóstói Stadium in Székesfehérvár , or can also be viewed online here: https://archivum.mtva.hu/photobank

Source: Dehir