BINDER library adds a real rarity to its collection

January 2018 A gift from the Hungarian Foreign Minister

A one-of-a-kind gift

 

The Hungarian Foreign Minister, Péter Szijjártó, brought a very special gift to the opening ceremony of the BINDER GmbH COMPETENCE FACTORY in Tuttlingen. This gift, a soccer ball signed by Ferenc Puskás, is now on display in the BINDER library.

 

Many BINDER employees have already admired the piece, with the soccer fans amongst them in particular being reminded of the "Miracle of Bern." Puskás was a successful Hungarian international, who scored two goals in the 1954 World Cup final in Switzerland, almost defeating the Germans in the process. However, his equalizer to take it to 3-3 was ruled offside, so the final score remained 3-2 to Germany, hence the game is still known to this day as the "Miracle of Bern." Standing at just 5 feet 6 inches, he was renowned for his strong left foot, scoring 85 goals in 88 international matches. In 1953, Puskás and the Hungarian national team defeated England 6-3, with this game too sticking in the memory thanks to Puskás's genius. Still today, the soccer player is deemed a legend in his native Hungary.