László Kubala Stecz (10 June 1927 – 17 May 2002), also referred to as Ladislav Kubala (in Slovak) or Ladislao Kubala (in Spanish), was a Hungarian, Czechoslovak and Spanish professional footballer.
Regarded as one of the best players in history, he is considered a hero of Barcelona.
He played as a forward for, among other clubs, Ferencváros, Slovan Bratislava, Barcelona, and Espanyol.
A Hungarian national by birth, he also held Czechoslovak and Spanish citizenship, and in fact played for the national teams of all three countries.Kubala was noted for his quick and skilful dribbling, composed and powerful finishing, and accuracy from free kicks.
During the 1950s, he was a leading member of the successful Barcelona team, scoring 280 goals in 345 appearances.
During the club's 1999 centenary celebrations, a fan's poll declared Kubala the best player ever to play for the Spanish club.
After retiring as a player, he had two spells as coach of Barcelona and also coached both Spain's senior national team and Olympic team.