Presentation Of The Bela Lugosi Trophy
Bela Lugosi was a great fan of soccer. He became the honorary president of the Los Angeles Soccer League in December 1935, and would sometimes kick out the first ball at Loyola Stadium. He sponsored the Magyar Athletic Club team and provided the “Bela Lugosi Trophy.” Victor McLaglen was also a keen soccer enthusiast. In 1935, he built McLaglen Stadium, a small “state of the art” sports stadium in Los Angeles.
Bela and Lillian Lugosi attending a soccer game in the 1930s
Bela Lugosi officiates at a soccer game in the 1930s