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Lajos Palágyi's 1930-1958 FIFA World Cup XIs

Author: Isaque Argolo | Creation Date: 2020-05-26 06:15:06

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Lajos Palágyi, a Hungarian journalist, in 1986, attemped to create his own best XI of each edition from 1930 to 1958. Not only he selected his best XI, but also he chose the best player of each edition. To complete this whole research, he gathered some information of reliable contemporary media.
According to Palágyi, here is the best XI of the 1930 FIFA World Cup:
Iriarte Cea Stábile Scarone Peucelle
Evaristo Monti Andrade
Pasternoster Nasazzi
As the best player of the tournamente, he chose José Leandro Andrade.
— And what did Jules Rimet, the then French president of FIFA, say about the first World Cup? — said Palágyi.
— You may be sorry to who did not take part in the first World Cup... This game was a real celebration of football. Uruguay and Argentina held a presentation that satisfied everyone to the maximum. I'm glad I saw it. II. FIFA World Cup: Italian settlement - Italian victory.
For the II. FIFA World Cup, the Hungarian selected his XI as seen below, and also mentioned that Giuseppe Meazza was the star of the tournament.
— it is also true that some of the Europeans - due to injury or other reasons, such as the Hungarian Sárosi - were far from their best shape. So only Meazza was above others — said Palágyi.
Orsi Lángara Lehner
Nejedlý Meazza
van Heel Čambal Wagner
Sesta Ženíšek
III. FIFA World Cup: The Italians doubled on French soil.
In this case, Palágyi mentioned not only one, but two centre-forwards who played briliantly: Silvio Piola and Dr. György Sárosi. However, the author did not mention Sárosi in his tournament best XI, but Piola as the main centre-forward. Leônidas, who also played as centre-forward, was placed as the left insider. Thus, as Sárosi was not chosen, logically his player of the tournament was the Italian Silvio Piola.
Colaussi Piola Biavati
Leônidas Meazza
Kopecký Andreolo Szalay
Rava Minelli
— At the time, it was judged that two footballers had emerged from the field: the star of the Italian attack, Silvio Piola, who had been a horror of the goalkeepers for some years, and if he was in his mood, proved almost unstoppable, he embodied his ideal centre-forward. The other is Dr. György Sárosi, the Hungarian striker, who is well known for his tremendous technique, control skills and efficiency — wrote Lajos Palágyi. IV. FIFA World Cup: After a break of 12 years, Uruguay wins their second
Schiaffino, the Uruguayn insider, was one of the best players of this edition. According to Lajos Palágyi, Schiaffino introduced the modern style of connectors, or insiders.
Zarra Ademir Basora
Schiaffino Zizinho
Andrade Varela Bauer
Tejera Augusto
He placed Zarra as left winger, but the spanish was not used to play this position. Palágyi probably wanted to mention Gainza who had briliant performances. V. FIFA World Cup: the Hungarian National Team reaches the final again.
According to Jules Rimet, this tournament had Hungary and the two finalists of the fourth edition, Uruguay and Brazil, as the favourites. Lajos Palágyi wondered if, back in the day, there was any national team that could beat the invencibles hungarian. In this charpter, he mentions the impressive statistics of Aranycsapat to show how great the Hungarians were, but West Germany, led by the captain Fritz Walter, stopped the dream of the first World Cup. Palágyi mentioned that a huge debate occured, but Fritz Walter was chose as the star of the tournament.
F. Walter Kocsis
Czibor Hidegkuti Rahn
Cruz Bozsik
Andrade Santamaria D. Santos
He placed Zarra as left winger, but the spanish was not used to play this position. Palágyi probably wanted to mention Gainza who had briliant performances. VI. FIFA World Cup: Brazil's first title.
This XI showed high Brazilian dominance, as Palágyi lined-up seven players. For the author, the young Pelé was the player of the tournament. Palágyi also mentioned that the replacement of Mazzola was a key moment to Brazil.
Skoglund Vava Garrincha
Pelé Didi
Szymaniak Zito
N. Santos Bellini Bergmark
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