Ferenc Puskás

1927 - 2006

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Ferenc Puskás (Hungarian: [ˈfɛrɛnt͡s ˈpuʃkaːʃ], UK: FERR-ents PUUSH-kəsh, PUUSH-kash; né Ferenc Purczeld; 1 April 1927 – 17 November 2006) was a Hungarian footballer and manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and the sport's first international superstar. A prolific forward, he scored 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary, played four international matches for Spain and scored 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues. He became an Olympic champion in 1952 and led his nation to the final of the 1954 World Cup. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferenc Puskás has received more than 2,294,246 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Ferenc Puskás is the 3rd most popular soccer player, the 4th most popular biography from Hungary (up from 6th in 2019) and the most popular Hungarian Soccer Player.

Ferenc Puskás is most famous for his football career. He was a Hungarian footballer who played as a striker. He was a member of the Hungary national team and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He scored 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary, and 514 goals in 529 club matches.

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Among soccer players, Ferenc Puskás ranks 3 out of 16,923. Before him are Pelé and Johan Cruyff. After him are Garrincha, Eusébio, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Diego Maradona, Lev Yashin, Giuseppe Meazza, and Zinedine Zidane.

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Among people born in 1927, Ferenc Puskás ranks 3Before him are Pope Benedict XVI and Gabriel García Márquez. After him are Olof Palme, Roger Moore, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Günter Grass, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Falk, Albert Uderzo, Samuel P. Huntington, and Lawrence Kohlberg. Among people deceased in 2006, Ferenc Puskás ranks 3Before him are Saddam Hussein and Augusto Pinochet. After him are Slobodan Milošević, Gerald Ford, Milton Friedman, Naguib Mahfouz, James Brown, Stanisław Lem, Saparmurat Niyazov, Heinrich Harrer, and Desmond Doss.

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Among people born in Hungary, Ferenc Puskás ranks 4 out of 696. Before him are Attila (406), Ignaz Semmelweis (1818), and Elizabeth Báthory (1560). After him are Martin of Tours (316), Theodor Herzl (1860), John von Neumann (1903), George Soros (1930), Louis II of Hungary (1506), Harry Houdini (1874), Miklós Horthy (1868), and Gaiseric (389).


Among soccer players born in Hungary, Ferenc Puskás ranks 1After him are László Kubala (1927), Sándor Kocsis (1929), Béla Guttmann (1899), Flórián Albert (1941), Nándor Hidegkuti (1922), Zoltán Czibor (1929), József Bozsik (1925), Gyula Grosics (1926), Gusztáv Sebes (1906), György Sárosi (1912), and Gyula Lóránt (1923).