Ferenc Bene

1944 - 2006

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Ferenc Bene (17 December 1944 – 27 February 2006) was a Hungarian football player of Újpesti Dózsa, who was a member of the team that won the gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. A striker, he was the top scorer of the tournament (12 goals in 5 matches). Bene was born in Balatonújlak. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferenc Bene has received more than 107,476 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Ferenc Bene is the 542nd most popular soccer player (up from 596th in 2019), the 194th most popular biography from Hungary (up from 214th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Hungarian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Ferenc Bene ranks 542 out of 16,923Before him are Michihiro Ozawa, Mario Mandžukić, Takeo Takahashi, Yumi Umeoka, Miho Kaneda, and Shigemaru Takenokoshi. After him are Ricardo Quaresma, Edu Coimbra, Dino Sani, Carlos Bianchi, Juan Román Riquelme, and Carlos José Castilho.

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Among people born in 1944, Ferenc Bene ranks 152Before him are Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Agnes Baltsa, Stockard Channing, Sirhan Sirhan, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, and Mary Robinson. After him are Gianfranco Ferré, Patrick Devedjian, Carlos Pace, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Peter Lindbergh, and John Newcombe. Among people deceased in 2006, Ferenc Bene ranks 93Before him are Betty Friedan, Ali Farka Touré, Elias Hrawi, María Capovilla, Anna Moffo, and Rudolf Vrba. After him are Coretta Scott King, John Profumo, Prince George William of Hanover, Silva Kaputikyan, Peter Norman, and Billy Preston.

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Among people born in Hungary, Ferenc Bene ranks 194 out of 696Before him are Constance of Hungary (1180), Olga Tass (1929), Geraldine of Albania (1915), Ferenc Fricsay (1914), Archduke Stephen, Palatine of Hungary (1817), and Franz Alexander (1891). After him are Adolph Zukor (1873), Géza Maróczy (1870), Lajos Portisch (1937), Nicholas Kaldor (1908), Paul Lukas (1894), and Rudolf E. Kálmán (1930).


Among soccer players born in Hungary, Ferenc Bene ranks 18Before him are Gyula Lóránt (1923), Imre Schlosser (1889), Gyula Zsengellér (1915), Jenő Buzánszky (1925), Mihály Lantos (1928), and László Budai (1928). After him are József Zakariás (1924), János Göröcs (1939), Lajos Tichy (1935), Pál Csernai (1932), Ferenc Plattkó (1898), and Géza Toldi (1909).