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Date Of Birth : 2 April 1927
Position : Forward
Nation : Hungary
Height : 174 cm
Major Club : Honved, Real Madrid
Caps : 85 Games (84 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 662 Goals/ 669 Games
World Cup Participation : 1954 (6 Games with 4 Goals)
Club Honours : 5 Times Hungarian League
5 Times Spanish La Liga
1 Time Copa Del Rey
2 Times European Cup Runner-Up (1962, 1964)
3 Times European Cup Winners (1959, 1960, 1966)
1960 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours : 1952 Olympic Games Gold Medal
1953 Central European International Cup
1954 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 4 Times Hungarian league Top Scorer
4 Times Spanish La Liga Top Scorer
1948 European League Top Scorer
1948 World League Top Scorer
1953 Central European International Cup Top Scorer
1954 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball
1954 FIFA World Cup All Star Team
L’Equipe European Footballer of The Century
1960 Silver Ball European Footballer of The Year
1994 FIFA World Cup All-Time Team
1999 IFFHS Hungary Player of The Century
Hungary All-Time Top Scorer
UEFA Jubilee Awards (Hungary)

Ferenc Puskas is rated as the greatest Eastern European footballer of all-time and one of the most prolific scorers ever. He had great striking technique and was a deadly goal finisher with his precision left-foot which is regarded as the greatest ever in this skill. Puskas operated his game as an inside-left and always tried to control the ball until reaching the nearly penalty box line and shot by himself or assist to his teammate. He was also known as his professionalism and this led him as one of the most consistency footballers, remained making scores until retirement at 39 year olds. He was both a prominent member and captain of the legendary Hungarian national team, known as the Mighty Magyars. In 1958, two years after the Hungarian Revolution, he emigrated to Spain where he played for the legendary Real Madrid team that also included Di Stéfano, Gento, Kopa, and Santamaría and went on to play for Spain for four games. Puskas was voted 6th the greatest player of the century by IFFHS’s poll and 7th by World Soccer and France Football’s poll.

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