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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: The Puskas Ferenc Stadium in Budapest necessary for the reconstruction of the complex implementation, technical supervision, equipment design validation, in-process control tasks.
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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And based on the requirements of the relevant legislation within the framework of supply related to the Puskas Ferenc Stadium reconstruction demolition and other preparatory tasks provided for in a contract tender documents.
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.
Their 9,640 capacity stadium doesn't meet UEFA criteria so Debrecen play their European home matches in the Puskas Ferenc Stadium in Budapest.
Contract notice: Within the framework of the provision related to the puskas ferenc stadium reconstruction of demolition and other preparatory tasks of a contract.
The game at the Puskas Ferenc stadium comes just six days before Ireland's opening Group C game of Euro 2012 against Croatia.
The development faces the Budapest Sportarena and the Puskas Ferenc Stadium.