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Pennant - Melbourne Soccer Club Silver Jubilee 1957-1982, Melbourne 1982 Object Reg. No: SH 000091

Pennant, 'Melbourne Soccer Club Silver Jubilee 1957-1982'. This pennant was used in Melbourne in 1982 to celebrate 25 years of the Melbourne Soccer Club, also known as the Melbourne Hungaria Soccer Club. It was formed in 1957 by Hungarian migrants, this included members of the Hungarian Olympic soccer team who had defected and remained in Australia following the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. During the 1960s and 1970s it was one of the strongest football clubs in Australia, winning the Victorian State League championship and the Australian Cup in 1967. The club closed in 1987. It's most notable player was former Socceroo Attila Abonyi, who migrated from Hungary with his parents and brother in 1957 under the Hungarian Refugee Assistance Scheme.
Triangular cloth pennant which is edged with red cotton. On the front is embroidered the crest of the Melbourne Soccer Club (consisting of a large brown soccer ball, the Hungarian flag all surrounded by oak branches) and details of the club's Silver Jubilee. The pennant is backed with a cream interfacing. On the top of the pennant are two red cloth loops.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Joseph Abonyi, 2000
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.50 cm (Width), 33.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: sport, soccer, hungarian communities, hungarian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Soccer
Tertiary Classification: commemorative materials
Inscriptions: Embroidered on the front: SILVER/ JUBILEE/ MELBOURNE/ S.C./ 1957/ 1957/ 1982
Commissioned By: Melbourne Soccer Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1982
Place Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1982

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