May 14, 1985
Hungary 0-Holland 1
World Cup Qualifying-Group 5
Venue: Budapest - Nepstadion
Referee: Karl-Josef Assenmacher (West Germany)
Goalscorers: (Hungary): None
(Holand): Rob de Wit 69’
1-Péter Disztl (Videoton Sport Club- Székesfehérvár) [7 / 0]
5-József Kardos (Újpesti Dózsa Sport Club- Budapest) [20 / 3]
2-Sándor Sallai (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület) [24 / 0]
3-Antal Róth (Pécsi Munkás Sport Club) [14 / 1]
6-Imre Garaba (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület) [45 / 3]
9-Antal Nagy (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület) [17 / 2] (12-József Varga (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület) [28 / 1] 57th)
10-Lajos Détári (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület) [9 / 2]
4-Zoltán Péter (Zalaegerszegi Torna Egylet) [14 / 1]
7-József Kiprich (Tatabányai Bányász Sport Club) [7 / 2]
8-Tibor Nyilasi (Fußball Klub Austria Wien / Austria) [69 / 32]
Coach: György Mezey
Team Captain: Tibor Nyilasi
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, White Shorts, Green Socks
1-Johannes Franciscus ‘Hans’ van Breukelen (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) [17 / 0]
4-Michaël Antonius Bernardus ‘Michel’ van de Korput (Feyenoord Rotterdam) [21 / 0]
2-Huibertus Johannes Nicolaas ‘Ben’ Wijnstekers (Feyenoord Rotterdam) [33 / 1]
3-Adrianus Andreas ‘Adri’ van Tiggelen (Football Club Groningen) [5/ 0]
5-Franklin Edmundo ‘Frank’ Rijkaard (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam) [13/ 2]
6-Dirk Hendrikus ‘Dick’ Schoenaker (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam) [13/ 6]
7-Antonius Johannes Jacobus ’Ton’ Lokhoff (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) [2 / 0] (15-Robert Leonardus ‘Rob’ de Wit (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam) [2/ 1] 46th)
8-Wilhelmus Antonius ‘Willy’ van de Kerkhof (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) [61 / 5] (14-Ronald Koeman (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam) [8 / 1] 60th )
10-Marcel ‘Marco’ van Basten (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam) [8 / 3]
9-Willem Cornelis Nicolaas ‘Wim’ Kieft (Sporting Club Pisa / Italy) [11 / 6]
11-Simon Melkianus Tahamata (Feyenoord Rotterdam) [16 / 2]
Coach: Leo Beenhakker
Booked: Ben Wijnstekers 55, Rob de Wit 86, Wim Kieft 90
Peter Boeve (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax)
Johannes Frederik ‘Joop’ Hiele (Feyenoord Rotterdam)
Hubertus ‘Huub’ Jozef Margaretha Stevens (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
Team Captain: Ben Wijnstekers
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Orange Shorts, White Socks
Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989(Holland squad, May 14, 1985, World Cup Qualifier, Hungary 0-Holland 1)
-Match number 589 for Hungary and number 424 for Holland.
-This was the 9th meeting between the nations.
-The previous match between the nations, as well as the previous match on Dutch soil and Hungary’s previous victory on Dutch soil, was the first leg of this World Cup Qualifier at Rotterdam’s De Kuip Stadion on October 17, 1984 that Hungary won 2 to 1.
Hungary players: Kardos, Sallai, Roth, Garaba, Varga, Nagy, Nylasi, Detari, Esterhazy and Kiprich and Holland players: van Breukelen, Wijnstekers, Rijkaard, Willy van de Kerkhof, Kieft, van Basten, Hiele, Ronald Koeman and van Tiggelen were present that day (on the field and/or the substitutes bench).
Nylasi and Wijnestekers were the still the respective nations’ captains.
Hungary’s Varga and Kardos were booked in this match.
Wim Kieft scored for Holland and Lajos Detari and Marlon Esterhazy scored for Hungary.
Gyorgy Mezey still managed Hungary, but Holland’s Manager was Cornelius ‘Kees’ Rijvers.
Photo From: France Football, June 18, 1985, Issue 2045(Team Captains Tibor Nyilasi and Ben Winestekers, May 14, 1985, World Cup Qualifier, Hungary 0-Holland 1)
-The previous match between the nations at the same venue, as well as Hungary’s last home win to date, was a UEFA European Championship Qualifier on May 10, 1967 that Hungary won 2 to 1.
-The next match between the nations at the same venue and Holland’s next victory, was a UEFA European Championship Qualifier on October 15, 1986 that Holland once again won 1 to 0.
Hungary players: Sallai, Kardos, Garaba, Roth and Esterhazy and Holland players: van Breukelen, Rijkaard, van Tiggelen, Ronald Koeman, Tahamata, van Basten and Hiele were present that day (on the field and/or the substitutes bench).
Marco van Basten scored Holland’s winning goal.
Imre Garaba captained Hungary for that match.
Photo From: Onze-Mondial, September 1986(May 14, 1985, World Cup Qualifier, Hungary 0-Holland 1)
-The next match between the nations on Dutch soil and Holland’s next home victory, was a UEFA European Championship Qualifier at Rotterdam’s De Kuip Stadion on April 29, 1987 that Holland won 2 to 0.
Hungary players: Sallai, Kardos, Garaba, Peter, Detari and Kiprich and Holland players: van Breukelen, Rijkaard, van Tiggelen, Ronald Koeman, van Basten and Hiele were present that day (on the field and/or the substitutes bench).
Imre Garaba captained Hungary for that match.
Dutch goalkeeper Hans van Breukelen was most famously dropped as a starter for this match.
Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 72, April 1986(Joszef Kardos between Simon Tahamata and Willy van der Kerkhof, May 14, 1985, World Cup Qualifier, Hungary 0-Holland 1)
-Including this 1985 Match, Holland has won the past nine straight meetings between the Nations, the last taking place in 2013.
-The other two teams in this World cup Qualifying Group were Austria and Cyprus.
Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 72, April 1986(Tibor Nylasi, May 14, 1985, World Cup Qualifier, Hungary 0-Holland 1)
-Kees Rijvers had resigned as Holland manager in November 1984, after Holland had lost its first two World Cup Qualifiers vs. Hungary (at home) and Austria (sway).
Rinus Michels had been appointed as Holland Manager.
However, Leo Beenhakker was interim Coach while Rinus Michels was recovering from surgery.
Beenhakker also managed Holland during the 1990 World Cup and has also managed the Polish National team.
Rinus Michels’ first match back in charge would be exactly one year from this match (May 14, 1986, West Germany 3-Holland 1)
Photo From: Onze, Hors serie 26, 1986(Joszef Kiprich, May 14, 1985, World Cup Qualifier, Hungary 0-Holland 1)
-The Dutch were missing Ernie Brandts, Erwin Koeman, Ruud Gullit, René van der Gijp, Michel Valke, Ronald Spelbos and Peter Houtman.
-The Hungarians had already qualified for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, the previous month after defeating Austria at Vienna (April 17, 1985, World Cup Qualifier, Austria 0-Hungary 3).
Hungary had used the exact starting lineup as this match with Holland. This lineup was essentially their strongest squad.
They had won all five of their qualifiers. For them this was an inconsequential match. The Dutch and Austria were battling it out for the second place that would have earned a playoff spot.
This is the last time to date that Hungary has qualified for the World Cup.
Photo From: Onze, Hors serie 26, 1986(Michel van de Korput and Lajos Detari, Simon Tahamata in the background, May 14, 1985, World Cup Qualifier, Hungary 0-Holland 1)
-Less than two weeks before, Holland had hosted Austria in Rotterdam (May 1, 1985, World Cup Qualifier, Holland 1-Austria 1).
Wim Kieft had scored Holland’s goal. Rob de Wit had made his International debut in that match.
-Hungary were missing the following players (though a number of these may have been substitutes for this match): Bela Bodonyi, Laszlo Szokolai, Joszef Andrusch, Ferenc Csongradi, Joszef Csuhay, Peter Hannich and Gyula Hajszan.
-Hungary were better in the first half and created many chances, Nylasi was guilty of missing many opportunities.
-The Dutch soaked up the pressure and started attacking in the second half.
-Rob de Wit came on as a substitute for Holland in the second half, replacing Ton Lokhoff. After Fifteen minutes into the second half, Ronald Koeman also came on for Holland replacing Willy van der Kerkhof.
-In the 69th minute, both Dutch substitutes were instrumental in the winning goal. Ronald Koeman from the right side middle of the field sent in a long cross to de Wit on the left. De wit took the ball near the edge of the box and then suddenly dribbled through towards the goal and chipped Disztl.
- Ferenc Meszaros replaced Esterhazy just after Holland’s goal.
-Hungary attempted to reply and had chances, but Dutch goalkeeper Hans van Breukelen was outstanding.
Photo From: France Football, Issue 2044, June 11, 1985(Tibor Nylasi, May 14, 1985, World Cup Qualifier, Hungary 0-Holland 1)
-Hans van Breukelen was praised for his many important saves.
In an Interview near the end of his career, Hans van Breukelen considered his best ever save was from this match. He tipped over an attempt from close range from Nylasi (Though he could not exactly remember for sure, it was him).
-With the win Holland won the Playoff spot and Austria were eliminated.
For the playoffs, the Dutch faced Belgium on October 16th (0-1 Belgium win) and November 20th (2-1 Holland win). The Belgians qualified on away-goals rule.
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-Holland failed to qualify for the World Cup for the second straight time.
- Dutch Captain Ben Wijnestekers played his last match for Holland at the end of that year.
Dutchman Willy van de Kerkhof announced his international retirement after Holland failed to qualify for Mexico.
He was the last player from the 70s glory years to be still in the national team set up.
-Holland’s Willy van der Kerkhof and Dick Schoenaker and Hungary’s Tibor Nylasi were present in the 1978 World Cup.
-This match was Dick Schoenaker’s last for Holland.
-Hungary’s Peter Disztl became the starting goalkeeper from beginning of 1985, before that Joszef Andrusch of Honved was the starter.
With his club Videoton that season, he reached the Final of the UEFA Cup, but they lost to Real Madrid.
Peter Disztl also had a brother Laszlo, who was an International.
-Hungary’s Tibor Nylasi and Marlon Esterhazy and Holland’s Wim Kieft were the only foreign-based players on either side.
Photo From: France Football, May 21, 1985, Issue 2041(May 14, 1985, World Cup Qualifier, Hungary 0-Holland 1)
-Hungary’s Jozsef Kiprich had a successful time in Dutch Soccer with Feyenoord.
-The entire Hungary lineup that day made the 1986 World Cup Finals squad with the exception of Ferenc Meszaros and most notably Captain Tibor Nyilasi.
He missed the tournament through injury. His last match for Hungary was in the 1985 calendar year.
-Ajax Amsterdam players : Frank Rijkaard, Dick Schoenaker, Rob de Wit, Ronald Koeman, Marco van Basten and Pete Boeve won the Dutch League title that season.
-Holland players : Hans van Breukelen, Adri van Tiggelen, Frank Rijkaard, Ronald Koeman, Marco van Basten, Wim Kieft and Joop Hiele were members of the Dutch squad that won the 1988 UEFA European Championships.
-Hungary’s Sallai, Garaba, Nagy, Varga and Detari were Champions that season in the Hungarian League with Honved.
-Hungary’s Lajos Detari had a spell in the Italian Serie A with Bologna (1990/91).
Holland’s van de Korput (Torino), Wim Kieft (Pisa, Torino), Frank Rijkaard (AC Milan) and Marco van Basten (AC Milan) also had spells in the Serie A.
-Both Wim Kieft (1982) and Marco van Basten (1986) won Europe’s Golden Shoe with Ajax.
-Michel van de Korput joined West German Bundesliga’s FC Koln the following season.
Hungary’s Detari also had a spell in the Bundesliga with Eintracht Frankfurt (1987/88).
-Hungary’s Detari and Esterhazy played in the Greek League. Deatri joined Olympiakos in 1988.
-Ronald Koeman (Barcelona) and Rijkaard (Real Zaragoza) played in the Spanish La Liga.
-Holland’s van Breukelen and Koeman won the Champions Cup with PSV Eindhoven in 1988. Koeman also triumphed with Barcelona in 1992.
Frank Rijkaard and Marco van Basten won the trophy with AC Milan in 1989 and 1990. Frank Rijkaard also triumphed with Ajax in 1995.
-Holland’s van Tiggelen (Anderlecht) and Tahamata (Standard Liege) have had spells in the Belgian league, as has Hungary’s Garaba (Charleroi).
-Simon Tahamta had recently returned from suspension. He was involved in the
Standard Liege-Waterschei scandal of 1984.
-Tahamata and Kieft were former Ajax players.
Koeman, Kieft (2 spells) and van Tiggelen were future PSV Eindhoven players.
-Wim Kieft (Bordeaux) and Imre Garaba (Rennes) have had a spell in the French League.
-Ronald Koeman and Leo Beenhakker have both managed Feyenoord Rotterdam.
Ronald Koeman and Huub Stevens have both managed PSV Eindhoven,
-Frank Rijkaard has managed his nation (1998/2000), as well as Saudi Arabia (2011/2013).
World Soccer, June 1985 / France Football, May 21, 1985, Issue 2041 / Ria, Ria, Hungaria / Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989
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