This Sunday, Scotland will face Hungary in the Euro group stage

As a Hungarian living and working in Glasgow, I was curious to see what football history we share.

So, ahead of this clash, which will decide the fate of both teams in this competition, I found five ways in which we are connected.

1. John Tait Robertson

Born in Dumbarton in 1877, John Tait Robertson was a Scotland international who played for Rangers between 1899 and 1905.

Later on, he went on to become the third overall and first foreign manager of Hungarian side MTK Budapest.

Both seasons, under his management, the team came second in the Hungarian National Championshipthe country's top flight.

2. The Maryhill Magyars

You have probably heard Partick Thistle referred to by this nickname.

It references the Hungarian national team in the 40s and 50s known worldwide as the Mighty Magyars, which included legendary forward Ferenc Puskás.

He is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time and with his captaincy, this team went on to famously beat England 6-3 in Wembley Stadium in 1953.

Graham G Nisbet, lifelong Jags fan and memorabilia project lead at Firhill Football Heritage, said: "They got the name in the 1953-54 season.

"It was given to them by a Glasgow sports writer, Malcolm Munro. It was taken from the famous Hungarian football team.

"The way they went about their football was different from anybody else.

"At the same time, Thistle was going through a very good time in Scottish football. They were the highest-scoring team in the league, even though they didn't win the league that year."

Partick Thistle players (May 17, 2024) (Image: SNS Images)

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3. European Cup Final 1960

The great Puskás is also immortalised in the Scottish Football Museum in Glasgow for scoring four goals at the European Cup final in 1960, held at Hampden Park.

Playing for Real Madrid at the time, the attacking midfielder contributed to the squad's 7-3 win against Eintracht Frankfurt.

This game was historic for several reasons, Andy Kerr, visitor attraction manager, explained.

He said: "The 1960 European Cup Final was famous for setting several records - it set the record attendance for a European Cup Final of 127,621.

"It has the most goals ever scored in a European Cup Final and it is the only European Cup Final to date where two players have scored hat tricks - Ferenc Puskás and Alfredo di Stefano.

"Most of the crowd were Scottish fans, and many had seen Eintracht Frankfurt defeat Rangers by an aggregate score of 12-4 in the semi-finals of the competition.

"Many football fans consider this game to be the greatest game of football that has ever been played.

"No one apart from Puskás has scored four goals in a European Cup Final.

"In this match, Eintracht Frankfurt scored the first goal before Real Madrid was able to score seven goals past the formidable German defence.

"Many famous Scottish football personalities such as Sir Alex Ferguson and Billy Bremner attended the game, and this inspired them to go on and achieve great things."

Former Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt players (including Ferenc Puskás) reacquaint themselves with Hampden Park, the scene of the legendary 1960 European Cup Final (15/05/2002)Former Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt players (including Ferenc Puskás) reacquaint themselves with Hampden Park, the scene of the legendary 1960 European Cup Final (May 15, 2002) (Image: SNS Images)

Real Madrid's Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskás returns to Hampden (15/05/2002)Real Madrid's Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskás returns to Hampden (May 15, 2002) (Image: SNS Images)

4. September 9, 1987

The two countries' men's national teams only played each other nine times and all of them were friendly.

Scotland won the first match 3-1, in 1938.

The most notable Scottish win, however, is the 1987 fixture, where former Rangers star Ally McCoist got on the scoresheet twice.

Current Scotland boss Steve Clarke also played in this game as a defender.

In the latest clash, in March 2018, Scotland once again came out on top, 1-0.

Two of the other games ended as draws and Hungary triumphed four times.

Steve Clarke in action v Hungary (09/09/1987)Steve Clarke in action v Hungary (September 9, 1987) (Image: SNS Images)

Hungary goalkeeper Peter Disztl is bypassed by Ally McCoist on his way to scoring his, and Scotland's, second goal (09/09/1987)Hungary goalkeeper Péter Disztl is bypassed by Ally McCoist on his way to scoring his, and Scotland's, second goal (September 9, 1987) (Image: SNS Images)

Scotland's Matt Phillips takes on Hungary's Attilla Fiola (27/03/2018)Scotland's Matt Phillips takes on Hungary's Attila Fiola (March 27, 2018) (Image: SNS Images)

5. Ádám Bogdán

While Glasgow clubs have never had a Hungarian player, Ádám Bogdán is the most notable addition to the Scottish Premiership.

In 2018, the goalkeeper arrived on loan to Hibernian FC from Liverpool. He ended up signing a short contract until 2020.

Ádám Bogdán signing for Hibernian (July 3, 2018)Ádám Bogdán signing for Hibernian (July 3, 2018) (Image: SNS Images)

6. John McGinn's family

Clydebank midfielder John McGinn revealed in an interview in May that he has family in Hungary.

He said: "My uncle, my dad's brother, lives in Sopron, so I have Hungarian cousins, Márk and Tamás who are half Scottish and half Hungarian.

"I always look out for the Hungarian team and we've got them in the summer so should be exciting."

The two teams will face each other at 8pm on Sunday in their first-ever competitive fixture.

What do you think the result will be?