Flórián Albert, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Flórián Albert

Hungarian footballer

Date of Birth: 15-Sep-1941

Place of Birth: Hercegszántó, Hungary

Date of Death: 31-Oct-2011

Profession: association football manager, association football player

Nationality: Hungary

Zodiac Sign: Virgo


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About Flórián Albert

  • Flórián Albert (15 September 1941 – 31 October 2011) was a Hungarian international football player, later manager and sports official, who was named European Footballer of the Year in 1967.
  • Nicknamed "The Emperor", he played as a forward, and has been described as one of the most elegant footballers of all time.A club legend of Ferencvárosi TC, Albert joined the team as a schoolboy and spent his whole playing career at Fradi.
  • He also starred for Hungary, winning 75 international caps and scoring 31 goals.
  • He was joint top-scorer at the 1962 World Cup with four goals and played a key role in Hungary's third-place finish at the European Championship in 1964.He stayed loyal to Ferencváros after his retirement as well, actively participated in the club's life and also held administrative positions.
  • Since 2007 the stadium of Ferencváros bears his name. Albert died in October 2011, aged 70, in a hospital in Budapest after complications following heart surgery carried out a few days earlier.

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