Ferenc Puskas


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Puskás, Ferenc,

1927–2006, Hungarian soccer player. A relatively slow but extremely powerful forward, Puskás became famous for his extraordinarily effective left-footed kick. He began playing professionally in his teens, joining the Kispest (later Budapest Honvéd) team in 1943 and leading it to a number of championships. From 1945 to 1956 he also was a star offensive player for the Hungarian national team, which captured the 1952 Olympic gold medal and placed second in the 1954 World Cup. Puskás left Hungary after the abortive anti-Communist uprising of 1956, moved to Spain, and played (1958–67) with Real Madrid. There he and Alfredo di Stéfanodi Stéfano, Alfredo,
1926–2014, Argentinian-born soccer star, one of the game's greats. Nominally a center-forward, he became famous for his versatility on the field as well as for his strength and resilience.
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 led the celebrated squad to three European Cups (1959–60, 1966) and many other victories. Puskás also played for Spain's national team. After he retired from active play, Puskás was a professional coach.
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Ferenc Puskas, left, shakes hands with Liverpool's Billy Liddell, at Holly Park, in 1967
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Ferenc Puskas (right) exchanges pennants with England captain Billy Wright before the start of the famous match in 1953