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Ferenc Puskás

Ferenc Puskas
Full name: Ferenc Puskás Biro
Date of birth: 2 April 1927
Place of birth: Budapest, Hungary
Date of death: 17 November 2006 (aged 79)
Height: 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position: Forward, Inside Left
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Biography


Puskás was the captain of the Hungarian national team of the 50s, also known as the "Mighty Magyars". They became Olympic champion in 1952 and were unbeaten for 32 matches before losing the 1954 FIFA World Cup final against West Germany. After winning five Hungarian Championships with Honved Budapest he left Hungary in 1956 to play for European top club Real Madrid.

At Madrid he played along with Di Stéfano, he won the European Cup thrice and became five times Spanish Champion. He scored four goals in the 1960 European Cup final in the 7-3 win against Eintracht Frankfurt. Puskás was a great player with an enormous scoring ability, he became 4 times Hungarian and 4 times Spanish top scorer and scored 84 goals in 85 games for Hungary.





Career

Club Record
YearsTeamAppsGoals
1942–1955Budapest Honvéd349358
1958–1966Real Madrid179155
Total528513

National Team
YearsTeamAppsGoals
1945–1956Hungary8584
1961–1962Spain40


Honours

Team Honours
TeamTrophyYears
HungaryOlympic Championship1952
Real MadridIntercontinental Cup1960
Real MadridSpanish Championship1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1965
Real MadridSpanish Cup1962
Real MadridEuropean Cup1959, 1960, 1966
Honved BudapestHungarian Championship1949-1950, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955

Individual Honours
TrophyYears
World Soccer Player and European Player of the Year1953