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“Soccer is Your Game for Life”, A Hungarian Immigrant’s Contributions to US Soccer, presented by John P. Gyékényesi, PhD. / A Futball az Életed Játéka: Dr. Gyékényesi János

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Dr. John Gyékényesi is a distinguished engineer, who retired from NASA’s Glenn Research Center. A highly regarded and respected professional in his field of engineering, John Gyékényesi has another passion in his life, and that is the sport of soccer.  He started his U.S. soccer experience in 1953, playing in the American (later Lake Erie) Soccer League of Cleveland until 1988.  He participated in numerous National Cup competitions representing the Ohio Soccer Association-North (OSAN) and was selected to participate in the All-Ohio and All-Midwest teams. His commitment to spreading the love of the sport continued, and during the early 70s, he was involved with the professional soccer team, the Cleveland Stars/Cobras. Dr. Gyékényesi played a significant role in the growth of American soccer; he was active with the Professional American Soccer League, the United States Adult Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation. Throughout these years, he met some of the world’s most famous soccer players and he will share his impressions of these stars. He was among the early pioneers in 1967 when youth soccer started in Cleveland, promoting further growth. Today, 70 years later, soccer is an accepted part of U.S. sports, thanks to thousands of committed organizers such as John Gyékényesi.  Youth soccer has millions of players, professional soccer is well established, and the United States Soccer Federation is a major and important member of FIFA. We will have the opportunity to hear the story from someone who lived it! The program will be in English.

Március 9-én délután 2 órától a Clevelandi Magyar Múzeum hívja az érdeklődőket az idei év második előadására, amikor Dr. Gyékényesi János Pál előadást tart az európai labdarúgás megalakulásáról az Amerikai Egyesült Államokban. Az előadás címe: A futball az életed játéka. Az összejövetel angol nyelven zajlik. Legyen Ön is részese ennek az érdekes előadásnak, mindenkit szeretettel várnak! Támogatásokat a Múzeum javára köszönettel elfogadnak.

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March 9
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST


Cleveland Hungarian Museum
1301 E 9th St
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