Dec 10

60th anniversary of Wolves defeating Honved 3-2 at Molineux

Posted by SoccerHistory
60th anniversary of Wolves defeating Honved

This weekend marks the 60th anniversary of the night that Wolves defeated Honved 3-2 at Molineux under floodlights in front of 54,998 fans.

One of the most famous occasions in English football in the 1950s, the victory offered revenge for England’s catastrophic defeats by Hungary (6-3 and 7-1) in 1953 and 1954. It also is widely regarded as the catalyst which led to the creation of the European Cup competitions through the endeavours of the journalists of L’Equipe newspaper.

To mark the occasion the Wolves Museum at Molineux is holding an exhibition. Items on show include one of the luminous gold shirts worn by the Wolves’ players (Roy Swinburne’s number 9 shirt), many photographs, film footage of the game and congratulatory telegrams. The exhibition is due to run for at least 2 months.