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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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Contract notice: Within the framework of the provision related to the puskas ferenc stadium reconstruction of demolition and other preparatory tasks of a contract.
LIGHTNING and thunder as the prelude and possibly fireworks in the away dressing room after the final whistle at the Puskas Ferenc Stadion.
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Concerned Giovanni Trapattoni will give the Sunderland man 70 minutes of action in Budapest when the Republic of Ireland clash with Hungary at the Puskas Ferenc Stadion.
The development faces the Budapest Sportarena and the Puskas Ferenc Stadium.
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Under (April 15) Decision of the Government of the new stadium within the existing building Puskas Ferenc Stadium, the main character facade elements, especially the western side of the capital city protected with retaining existing pylons will be constructed as part of the stadium for the match concept.
Subject Performance of duties in connection with the audit plan on the basis of the design control requirements and relevant legislation set out in the tender documents, as well as supply costs and expert advisory tasks - Project - The Puskas Ferenc Stadium reconstruction further.