The Hungaria Sport Club of Toronto joined the National Soccer League before the start of the 1952 season. They were seen as a prospective and well-run club, and quickly became contenders for the top honours. When they joined the league the club was heavily influenced by the arrival of new players and club officials from Hungary.
When the supply of new players ran out the club started to struggle. After a mid-table finish in the 1955 season, they finished the 1956 season in a lowly 8th place finish in the nine-team league.
The Hungaria club were managed by the great Kalman Lami in the 1957 season.
After the 1956 Hungarian revolution a new stream of players started to arrive in Canada. This would greatly improve Hungaria’s fortunes . Hungaria finished the 1957 regular season in fourth place in the league standings.
Joe Hein – goalkeeper
Tim Rideout – fullback.
Erwin Kariko – forward. Read about Erwin here
Aurél Szondi – forward. Read about Aurel here
Paul Pocz I
Kalman Lami – coach. You can read more about Kalman Lami here
Final standings – Western Division
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