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

    

Ferenc Puskás

Hungarian-Spanish association football player

Date of Birth: 02-Apr-1927

Place of Birth: Budapest, Hungary

Date of Death: 17-Nov-2006

Profession: association football manager, association football player

Nationality: Hungary, Spain

Zodiac Sign: Aries


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About Ferenc Puskás

  • Ferenc Puskás (UK: FERR-ench PUUS(H)-k?ss, -?enk -?, -? PUUSH-kash, Hungarian: ['f?r?nt?s 'pu?ka??]; né Purczeld; 2 April 1927 – 17 November 2006) was a Hungarian footballer and manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.
  • He is the son of former footballer Ferenc Puskás Senior.
  • A prolific forward, he scored 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary, played 4 international matches for Spain and scored 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues.
  • He became an Olympic champion in 1952 and led his nation to the final of the 1954 World Cup where he was named the tournament's best player.
  • He won three European Cups (1959, 1960, 1966), 10 national championships (5 Hungarian and 5 Spanish Primera División) and 8 top individual scoring honors.
  • In 1995, he was recognized as the top scorer of the 20th century by the IFFHS.Puskás started his career in Hungary playing for Kispest and Budapest Honvéd.
  • He was the top scorer in the Hungarian League on four occasions, and in 1948, he was the top goal scorer in Europe.
  • During the 1950s, he was both a prominent member and captain of the Hungarian national team, known as the Mighty Magyars.
  • In 1958, two years after the Hungarian Revolution, he emigrated to Spain where he played for Real Madrid.
  • While playing with Real Madrid, Puskás won four Pichichis and scored seven goals in two European Champions Cup finals. After retiring as a player, he became a coach.
  • The highlight of his coaching career came in 1971 when he guided Panathinaikos to the European Cup final, where they lost 2–0 to AFC Ajax.
  • In 1993, he returned to Hungary and took temporary charge of the Hungarian national team.
  • In 1998, he became one of the first ever FIFA/SOS Charity ambassadors.
  • In 2002, the Népstadion in Budapest was renamed the Puskás Ferenc Stadion in his honor.
  • He was also declared the best Hungarian player of the last 50 years by the Hungarian Football Federation in the UEFA Jubilee Awards in November 2003.
  • In October 2009, FIFA announced the introduction of the FIFA Puskás Award, awarded to the player who has scored the "most beautiful goal" over the past year.
  • He was also listed in Pelé's FIFA 100.

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