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Ferenc Bene

1944 - 2006

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Ferenc Bene (17 December 1944 – 27 February 2006) was a Hungarian footballer who played as a striker for Újpesti Dózsa and Hungary. He was a member of the team that won the gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics, in which he was the top scorer of the tournament with 12 goals in just 5 matches. He is the sixth most prolific goalscorer in total matches in recorded history according to RSSSF with over 1425 goals scored in over 1480 matches, which results in a goal-per-match ratio of almost one. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferenc Bene has received more than 137,769 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Ferenc Bene is the 327th most popular soccer player (up from 542nd in 2019), the 162nd most popular biography from Hungary (up from 194th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Hungarian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Ferenc Bene ranks 327 out of 16,880Before him are Dettmar Cramer, Takashi Takabayashi, Kazimierz Deyna, Yoshimatsu Oyama, Mauro Ramos, and Antoni Ramallets. After him are Ryuzo Shimizu, Henrik Larsson, Thomas Müller, Takashi Kasahara, Yasukazu Tanaka, and Ryan Giggs.

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Among people born in 1944, Ferenc Bene ranks 126Before him are Christian Boltanski, Jan-Michael Vincent, Albert Hammond, John Densmore, Chris Patten, and Chico Mendes. After him are Sam Elliott, Jan Guillou, Peter Lindbergh, Carlos Pace, Gianfranco Ferré, and John Entwistle. Among people deceased in 2006, Ferenc Bene ranks 75Before him are Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Rudolf Vrba, Allen Carr, Hassan Gouled Aptidon, María Capovilla, and Aaron Spelling. After him are Ryutaro Hashimoto, David Bronstein, Paul Marcinkus, Billy Preston, Telê Santana, and Sven Nykvist.

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Among people born in Hungary, Ferenc Bene ranks 162 out of 866Before him are Gyula Horn (1932), Árpád Göncz (1922), Mihály Zichy (1827), László Csatáry (1915), Gyula Zsengellér (1915), and Géza Lakatos (1890). After him are István Sándorfi (1948), Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria (1870), Péter Nádas (1942), Béla Tarr (1955), Constance of Hungary (1180), and Ingenuus (200).


Among soccer players born in Hungary, Ferenc Bene ranks 12Before him are Nándor Hidegkuti (1922), Zoltán Czibor (1929), József Bozsik (1925), Gyula Grosics (1926), Gusztáv Sebes (1906), and Gyula Zsengellér (1915). After him are Gyula Lóránt (1923), György Sárosi (1912), Ferenc Deák (1922), Máté Fenyvesi (1933), Lajos Tichy (1935), and Mihály Lantos (1928).