Ferenc Puskás Sr., Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Ferenc Puskás Sr.

association football manager (b. 1903)

Date of Birth: 11-May-1903

Place of Birth: Budapest, Hungary

Date of Death: 12-Jun-1952

Profession: association football manager, association football player

Nationality: Hungary

Zodiac Sign: Taurus


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About Ferenc Puskás Sr.

  • Ferenc Puskás Sr., born Ferenc Purczeld, also referred to as Puskás Ferenc (May 11, 1903 – June 12, 1952), was a Hungarian footballer and manager of Danube Swabian German origin.
  • He was the father of the legendary Ferenc Puskás Jr., who is commonly referred to as Ferenc Puskás. During the 1930s, as Ferenc Purczeld, he played as a central defender with Kispest A.C..
  • Among his teammates at that club were Rezso Rozgonyi and Rezso Somlai, who both represented Hungary at the 1934 World Cup.
  • In 1937 he changed his family name to Puskás.
  • After retiring as a player he became a coach at Kispest AC, where he was an early mentor to both his son, Ferenc Jr.
  • and József Bozsik.
  • He initially registered his son as a youth player using the pseudonym Kovács Miklós to help get around the minimum age rules. In the 1940s, Puskás became the senior coach at Kispest AC.
  • During two spells at the club, he managed the senior team in over 200 games.
  • After his first period ended in 1947, he was replaced by Béla Guttmann.
  • However Guttman fell out with Ferenc Jr.
  • and walked out, allowing Ferenc Sr.
  • to return.
  • During his second tenure, Hungary became a communist state, and Kispest were then taken over by the Hungarian Ministry of Defence and became the Hungarian Army team.
  • The club was renamed Budapest Honvéd SE and Puskás guided the squad – which included Ferenc Jr.
  • and Bozsik – to their first two Hungarian League titles.

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