- NAME: Ferenc Puskás
- OCCUPATION: Soccer Player
- BIRTH DATE: April 02, 1927
- DEATH DATE: November 17, 2006
- Did You Know?: In 2009, Ferenc Puskás was honored with the creation of the annual FIFA Puskás Award, presented to the player judged to have scored the best goal of the year.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Budapest, Hungary
- PLACE OF DEATH: Budapest, Hungary
- Full Name: Ferenc Purczeld Biró
- Nickname: The Galloping Major
- AKA: Ferenc Puskás
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Hungarian soccer legend Ferenc Puskás led his national team to unprecedented success in the early 1950s and later starred for Spain's Real Madrid club.
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6 in a player of the century poll conducted by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.
Puskás was hospitalized with Alzheimer's disease in 2000. He appeared at a ceremony when Budapest's largest sports arena was renamed Ferenc Puskás Stadium in 2002, but rarely resurfaced as his health diminished. He died of cardiovascular and respiratory failure in his native city on November 17, 2006.
the Hungarian great was honored with the creation of the annual FIFA Puskás Award, presented to the player judged to have scored the best goal of the year.
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